We, as an aspect of the human race, seem forever doomed to be at somebody’s mercy. If it is not our white brothers, it is society, if not society, it is drugs, if not drugs, it is the government or the police. (we can always come up with something).
It is apparent that we chose the same response every time. We do this in our individual lives and we do it collectively as a community and as a people.
Obviously. the situation cannot change, neither can things ever get better until we are willing, not to treat the symptoms, but to cure the disease.
who can forget the case of Trayvon Martin, killed February 26th, 2012, and the many others named by Mrs. Sybrina Fulton in her open letter to the Brown family. This leading up to today’s case with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri. Yet we react the same way, we seem incapable of creating a solution for lasting improvement. A Black unarmed youth is killed, we protest, someone or no one gets arrested, a few people get shot and injured in protest, we put on our matching boots away, and wait patiently, for the next occasion to take it out again.
Apparently, no one ask, why is this happening? What is the real cause? Instead we call on the police, the government and the church. We talk to the media, we create more fear in the community and sit back puffed up that we have done our part.
But what is the real poison brewing at the depth of the situation. It is fear. Every action taken by a human being is taken as a result of fear, or love. It does not matter who the killer is. That’s just mathematics, and it change, all the time. But the problem remains the same.
We as a people, because of lack of love for ourselves and for each other create and attract the fear full acts to ourselves.
Remove fear from the community, increase the love, allow black men and women (because women are the mothers of tomorrow) to know and realize how important they are in the creation process. Allow them to realize that they have the same opportunities as everyone else to rise from whatever limiting situation they find themselves born into.
The human race, is like the human body. Every one of the trillion cells is important, has a specific function, to keep the whole, functioning effectively. Just like the world, every man, black, white, Indian, Asian, everyone has a part to play and a contribution to make. Teach that to the youth and you will see that a man with a purpose, a plan, a goal, a dream, a reason for living, will not attract death unto himself.
It is time to look within for the solution. Are you at peace with yourself? Are you teaching and preaching love, or hate?
Change your mind about the way you perceive things and the things you perceive will change. The great Martin Luther King Jr, said this about riots and protest, “the limitation of riots , moral question aside, is that they cannot win, and their participants know it. Hence rioting is not revolutionary, but reactionary, because it invites defeat.”