The Revolution Must Grow Up

I am terrified that some of us will get left behind in this movement if our thinking doesn’t change. I will be doing everything I can to prevent this tragedy. I’ve found that the black community, although we are not the only ones, frequently insist, if not demands that everyone understand and respect our pain, our rights, our history, and our entitlement, and we DO NOT feel the need to offer even the slightest empathy in return to those millions of others who have real life struggles. We become offended, indignant, hostile and on rare occasions violent, when our apathy towards the pain of our perceived oppressors is even mentioned. While the latter is usually reserved for the most voiceless in our community, so many of the rest of us defend the resulting behavior and refused to require a focused agenda for change. We refuse to hold our own brothers and sisters accountable for what is unacceptable behavior, under any circumstances and media is intent on validating their complaints, and ignoring the legitimate complaints of millions of America’s quiet tribulations. To the extent communities, mostly inner cities, but not only, continue to fell stuck in a cycle of inequality, this is a problem which can ONLY be solved from within, with outside assistance. NOT the other way around. That people are resentful, fearful and angry because the tragically forgotten rust belt Americans, or “non-college degree white voters” as the media has condescendingly called them, decided they were going think of their self and their families first and climb aboard the Trump train, no matter how imperfect the messenger, is a natural consequence to decades of an oppressive demand that they repay some never ending social debt minority groups, and sadly, a new generation of people seem to be climbing aboard the victim bandwagon, to avoid finding solutions for normal life problems. Donald Trumps campaign is not about racism, sexism, misogyny, or hate. Hillary Clinton told us that throughout the campaign because it was her campaign strategy. A little independent thinking will show he want’s to revitalize the economy, bring back jobs that were lost to bad government policies, and most importantly, build a government that cannot disregard the will and or needs of everyday Americans, to work, care for their family, send their kids to college and have a sense of independence and security. That you, I or anyone should somehow expect that long forgotten group of working class white voter to miss the opportunity to vote for the only candidate who has ever campaigned on the idea that America’s interest comes first, and REALISTICALLY A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY, to vote for someone who is a true political outsider (remember, that’s why we picked Obama) because WE think Donald Trump “suddenly became racist” when he decided to run for president, or because WE don’t believe (with no foundation what so ever) that he sincere about his desire to revitalize our inner cities is a giant middle finger to the millions of white working class voters who were a played an essential role in electing Barack Obama in 2008 and (undeserved, in my opinion) to a second term in 2012. How dare we be so selfish and judgmental to marginalize this group into a one dimensional racist, how dare we. ESPECIALLY, when the alternative candidate was Hillary Clinton. We don’t KNOW if Donald Trump will put for the efforts into revitalizing our inner cities he has claimed, or returning the government to the people as he has claimed, but we do know one thing for sure, if we allow, support or defend any “action” that results in Ferguson and/or Baltimore type violence and destruction of a community because Donald Trump was elected, then you will find that no companies want to come into your community and build, and be a part of helping that revitalization effort, just for you to have a tantrum and burn it down when something doesn’t go your way. Usually, before you have independently, fully informed yourself about the issue at hand. So to those who feel aggrieved that some people felt their best economic option for President was Donald Trump, I issue this challenge, before a SINGLE person takes to the streets to protest for some “non-specified” equality, that you sit down and write a well thought out letter, e-mail, blog, podcast, or video, whatever method of communication you prefer and ask the new President Elect, or President, and your state and locally elected officials, your Pastor, Priests, Rabbis or Imams tell them what you need/want to foster economic prosperity in your community. The angry street mob is is an antiquated method of protest from the 60’s when there was no facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube or spreaker. Today, you can build a virtual mob of followers, subscribers and friends, and use your collective voices to ensure you are heard. And in a resounding endorsement of the capitalist economy, you can get paid to do it. Make use of these powerful, independent media tools and give your representatives, specific, and I mean SPECIFIC request. FOR EXAMPLE “there is 20 empty acres in our community, can we meet and talk about what type of business we most need to serve our community? Can we meet with developers and see what it will take to build a strip mall on that land?. Can we negotiate with the developers to hire labor from our community when possible?. Can we meet with franchisers, and negotiate terms to allow people within the community to be trained and raise capital to own and run that business? Then make a documentary about your efforts to implement your plans. It’s time for us to seize this opportunity, and make the most of it, if things don’t work out, we will know without a doubt, we made our needs clear, we were part of the solution, not just an angry mob, making an angry mess, and making people care less and less about your struggle. To the extent you believe there are sixty million people who are looking to see you fail and return the country to some white supremacist utopia, you are wrong, but maybe you can push them to that point by continuing to pose a threat to the peace and safety of communities across the country, without being a part of the solutions you need. The election of Donald Trump was a very loud statement that we’ve done all we can, and we are moving on with our without you. I recommend that it be with you. #notantrums

6 comments on “The Revolution Must Grow Up
  1. Bravo! This is clearly a well articulated, self-responsible, writing … that is filled with GOOD! Thank you for writing/sharing your thoughts!

    God Bless You!

  2. You can certainly see your skills within the work you write. The sector hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

  3. For what it is worth, I am a staunch Canadian Liberal, ecstatic that our Liberal government returned to govern last year. Early on I followed Senator Sanders until he was “disqualified” by political cronyism. This Muslim woman could not articulate more clearly my sense of what a Trump Presidency could mean https://www.facebook.com/billdingeeis/posts/1130547867029082?pnref=story This after no spending no less energy on researching the history of Donald Trump than I spent on doing so for Bernie.

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