Black People Politics : 21st Century Civil Rights/Human Rights Movement?

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  1. NNQueen

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    Some of us want to get off of this current political merry-go-round. It's secrets are no longer secret. It's unhealthy, it's scary.

    It's even scarier when other powerful nations, like Russia, allegedly try to manipulate American elections. But that shouldn't surprise any of us because we should know that America has a history of influencing elections to its advantage in other nations as well.

    I'm thinking...this is the greatest struggle our country has faced probably since the Civil War, possibly surpassing the riots in the 1960s-70s. Now, in my opinion, what we see happening is fast becoming a test, an experiment if you will, for the power elites to see what happens when citizens of a powerful democratic nation finally confront the ugly truth that the government tried for centuries to hide about the extent of its control of the people. We are being watched to see what people will do about it, particularly if they don't like it and don't want to accept it.

    Conservative and radical groups alike are seizing opportunities this historic election creates to spread their protest messages and build their constituencies. Electing a Black man as president for the first time in 2008, pales in comparison to what we are witnessing today with another questionable Clinton (Hillary) running in a neck-and-neck race with a well-known failed businessman who is a narcissistic racist homophobic misogynist.

    When violence and unrest erupted in the 1960s there was the national guard who was used to control the cities and the people. Today, there is FEMA/Homeland Security and new weapons with plenty of them capable of mass destruction.

    And then, of course, the president can declare martial law which under a declaration of martial law, Constitutional freedoms and liberties are suspended, and civilians are no longer entitled to their civil rights. It basically allows the government, or a tyrannical politician, to shred the Constitution and impose its will through military force.

    Does anyone believe this will all go away AFTER the presidential elections in November?
     
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    "We need a civil rights agenda for our time, the right to live in safety and in peace, and have a really really great job. A good paying job and one that you love to go to every morning, and that could happen"

    Trump sometimes talks like a 6th grader, and filtering through his low level articulation is sometimes an effort in futility, but even in the "what the heck" moments, it starts a discussion regardless.
     
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    There is a thread on here the deals with including business and entrepreneur classes in grade schools, High School business electives would be most valuable in the context of a 21 century civil rights movement.

    This would create a new element of engagement when it comes to this capitalistic system, one is which politics runs and is often bought by corporations and those that run them.

    Imagine 40 black owned corporations that had a PAC that were invested in continuing a legacy of creating more entrepreneurs?

    A cycle like this would be self sustaining, and with the resources it would create, the possibilities are limitless.

    Consider new investments into companies hiring people to revitalize communities and subdivisions that have been disregarded and avoided. This could be a cornerstone of the 21 century civil rights movement, while creating jobs and valuable/honest income for those that want to feel empowered and a level of success.

    Chart out the 30 most vulnerable areas where a poverty level cannot sensibly sustain residents.
    Might do this eventually for the sake of a visual connection and regional proximity, but for now there could be a focus on "the least of these" and build upwards... grass roots.

    Sometimes we don't fight for and cherish our own, because we don't see how valuable it is or can be.
    Ex-con to employment programs would be another way to reintegrate while rehabilitating.

    The concept of more police cannot compete with the lack of self respect, and many feel they have been disrespected by many in authoritative positions. So the deeper we get into the entanglement of distrust and unrest, the first thing to address is "why".

    The why is the same why from 50 years ago, jobs and freedom.
     
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