“When the looting starts the shooting starts”Donald J. Trump
THIS is America.
These racially diverse people burnt commercial Minneapolis to the ground in the exact same manner that George Floyd lost his life on the ground.
THIS is a revolution.
Racism is a tool of power. It is a direct action supported by the system in power to oppress a certain race of people from forward progress and opportunity. It was used to colonize every part of the world inhabited by people of color to raze the land, steal its resources, and torture and traumatize its people into burying their past to survive their present. Mentally and emotionally scarred people can only grow and rebuild with time and healing… not when that torture and trauma is constantly relived. We begin to believe we must adhere to the values of the culture we’ve had forced upon us and are virtually ignorant of the one our ancestors, the first people, the creators of civilization, were born into. We have exhausted trying to live an American Dream not meant for us. It’s time we gain knowledge of self, for when we know who we are and where we come from, we know our destination, our next move.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”Sun Tzu, The Art of War
We are the original people, Aristotle, Thames, and the great Greek and Roman philosophers learned at the feet of Egyptian and Ethiopian scholars. Africans were/are communal and tribal, we lost that in favor of American individualism. That’s theirs, not ours. Africans were/are creators not destroyers. That’s theirs, not ours. Africans are/were both intellectually sound and in tune with nature not overly dependent on technology. That’s theirs, not ours. We are leaders not just followers trying to catch up to White success. As such, Black people must unlearn and relearn who we are. To gain power WE MUST believe we are powerful.
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”Sun Tzu
We take that newfound power to build by organizing… educating ourselves in every trade, legal, medical, and financial arena; buying stock in the American businesses we have helped build; starting our own businesses; supporting making those businesses quickly profitable; running for office in every state, every elected position, en masse; using our money to support Black candidates with an agenda to pass and support legislation that tears down the system that supports racism, law by law. Ensuring “we the people” are all considered and treated like human beings. As difficult the task, reactions of anger are expected and used against us. We must react with our forward movement. But be a ninja about it…
“The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.”Sun Tzu
One cannot effectuate change by wishing and hoping other people act or don’t… we change ourselves. We pivot until we get our shot. Then we shoot… not with bullets but with the only thing that will ever change racism…truth! No one will listen to your truth until you grab the mic!
“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”Sun Tzu, The Art of War
The time has come for Black people in America to declare war on Racism and White Supremacy. There is an art to this. We are by far the more creative.
THIS is a solution.
It took me days to write this, which isn’t normal. This was a labor of disappointment, which is born out of my love for my people. This is dedicated to every unarmed Black person who has been shot and killed in the name of justice, unjustifiably, whose murderers walk the Earth freely today. This is for Trayvon, Mike (Brown), Philando, Eric,Breonna, Botham, Sean (Reed), Sean (Bell), Oscar (Grant), Sandra (Bland), Alton, Ronald, Kendra, Jordan, Amadou, Atatiana, Korryn, Ahmaud, and every other a Black person who lost their life at the hands of a coward.