Honoring civic responsibility has its place. Every vote counts, or does it? What did we learn from this last election and from the elections before? Ponder this. The authentic truth for me is that Black people were suffering BEFORE the election and we have been suffering for hundreds of years in this country so what’s the difference?
My authentic thought:
We CAN be the change we want to see. We don’t have to make changes via the government. If my neighbor is hungry do I have to vote on it before I share my food with him? If another person in my community needs clothing I do not have to hold a town hall meeting before I go in my closet or my pocket and give her what I can to help her improver her situation.
When we figure out how to come together we will be the people that we truly desire to be in our hearts—the people we dream about– the people we long to be. The government can’t make us come together or respect each other. Only we can do that ourselves. Morality cannot be legislated nor can government dictate the behavior we should demonstrate that best helps our people. No one knows what we need more than we do! As a people, we possess everything we need to be successful. Selfishness and the suffocating illusion of scarcity is killing us!
Yes we have suffered from post-traumatic slave disorder and the oppression from the system of white supremacy for years. However, there is still hope as long as life lasts!!!! Be the change you want to see. There is a leader in you! Make changes on your block, at your neighborhood school, barber shop, nail salon, and in your corner of the world–where ever it is. We have to learn to govern ourselves and love ourselves and love our people. We must STOP looking for salvation outside of ourselves. Salvation is not in the government. Our personal efforts are indeed the keys that unlock the chains that keep us bound.
We shouldn’t believe the promises of politics and politicians more than our determination to keep a commitment to ourselves to become the best version of ourselves. Every good thing we do matters! It makes a difference! No effort is too small. All good deeds have merit. Yes we can be the people we were meant to be! The struggle does continue but change is not impossible. We have to get in the fight to win the fight! We are gifted enough, talented enough, and intellectual enough to overcome every obstacle we encounter. Generations of ancestors before us have left a legacy to prove it. That know-how and fighting spirit is a part of our essence as Black people. They did not have half of the platforms or tools available to them as we have today. Yes Black people, we can make a difference!
Hotep (Peace to you)
Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.
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