BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS – PART 1.
(Most) Blacks, living in America, must learn to love themselves (their brothers and sisters) more than they love the Democratic Party. This segment of the populace who have joined this marriage to the Democratic Party must learn to display the same loyalty to other Blacks as they give unconditionally to the Democratic Party. This love and loyalty demonstrated to the Democratic Party is blind, even more so than their religious faith.
The above statement should not be misconstrued as a blanket endorsement of the Republican Party (GOP). Black voters get absolutely nothing (above some symbolic streets named after a brother or a sister), while all other ethnic groups get economic empowerment tools. The fortification of the Black vote to the Democratic Party has been taken for granted. Each election cycle produces a scenario where Blacks get less and less as they vote more and more for the Democratic Party.
Police Brutality, Poverty, Prison Population (Black Mass Incarceration), and Non-Investment Opportunities (Entrepreneurship Startup Capital) are not mentioned with solutions.
We, as Black People, must develop and then present the solutions to our issues to whatever political party, bureaucratic institution, or individual candidate, who will champion our solution as presented without attempting to dilute it with political rhetoric. We, Black People, must demand from any political machine the loyalty that they seek from us with each election cycle.
As an individual of faith, I must thrust forth the words as penned by the Prophet Isaiah, “And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up the age-old foundations; And you will be called the repairer of the breach, The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.” [Isaiah 58:12 NASB] When these words of the prophet have been internalized, we, as Black people, will be able to practice love among one another, exercise loyalty toward one another, and implement trust in one another. Then we will be able to accept solutions that shall arise from within our own ranks to determine the path to eliminate any conundrum, which shall attempt to plaque our people.
Only then, should we, as Black people, decide to get on board a certain political train, we shall purchase our own ticket and choose our own destination. The proffer of a free one way ticket will not guarantee a return trip home.