Please don't wait until your leaders are highlighted by CNN, MSN, and ABC or given important awards and major government jobs before you support them. Such people are likely today's equivalent of "house Negroes," in place to control the plantation. You who await another Shabazz probably overlook sincere, accomplished leaders continually, because their work is not featured on mainstream news broadcasts. The revolution will NOT be televised. Look among yourselves -- look at YOURSELF -- for the leadership we need. Real leaders don't await appointments by elite white supremacists. Remember that today's struggle is not about racial issues only but also a class war that impacts all poor and working class Americans. Unite! We have the power. A favorite quote by Shabazz is:
"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost, and as such, I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."
Building movements around specific leaders can be counterproductive. Leaders can be killed, and some can be blackmailed or bribed. We must stop waiting for leaders, and "be the change we want to see" (Gandhi). Lead by example, whomever and wherever you are. You have greatness and passion within you. Your only enemy is fear.
Director of "Human Rights Demand" channel at Blogtalkradio
Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
Website: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
Email Addresses (Hackers, you don't have to work so hard to run the email addresses together. Your partnering hackers don't let me receive emails they censor, and they stop certain phone calls, too.)
Phone 678.531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Poor and working class blacks, white people, and the mentally ill of all races were subjected to enforced sterilization from the 1930's to the 1970's to prevent their population growth under the American eugenics program. In the 21st century, people in these categories are being shot by police and incarcerated long-term.
"Margaret Sanger, a racist, class conscious eugenicist, was considered for the $20 bill: Bravo!"