- Oct 4, 2009
- owner of various real estate concerns
WHAT LIMB BROTHER, PLEASE!!!!I am going to step out on a limb here which I fully expect will break. I am amazed by the fact that everyone is so caught up in blaming the system that no one seems to realize that our people can only be exploited by this system when they behave in a manner that is destructive to the collective.
When they sell drugs to our own people, murder our people, assault our people, etc, etc. they are acting in a manner that is hazardous to US. A crime that is committed is not committed unto the one's self. It effects us. Unless a person is innocent of the crime they are incarerated for, they were taken off the street for a negative impact they had upon society.
Why are we not willing to deal with issues within our community which are destructive to us? Why do we blame the system for dealing with those within our community that are destructive to us? We should be handling up on the drug dealers ourselves if we don't want the system to do it. We can't complain against the system that incarcerate those who work to destroy our community then complain because our communities are wrecked.
Those who sell drugs to their own people remind me of the Africans who cooperated & participated with the white man to help him capture and enslave his own people. How can we complain against the system when the people effected by the system are those who act against us????? We can't have it both ways...we can't have healthy, safe, productive neighborhoods while complaining against the only system that separates those who threaten the existance of healthy, safe, and productive neighborhoods from us.
Some interesting stuff on prison and drugs: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/duc.htm
Now, I did not step out on this limb to draw fire. This is just my OPINION. If your opinion contridicts or conflicts with my opinion I would love to have a civil discussion about it. If you just want to complain or conflict, I'm not interested.
YOU ARE SPEAKING HONESTLY, AND STRONGLY AS A MAN WHO LOVES HIS PEOPLE AND IS TIRED OF THE MESS.
EVERYTHING YOU SAID IS ONE HUNDRED AND TEN PERCENT RIGHT, BUT AS YOU SEE IN THE MEDIA AND ELSEWERE WE ARE RECALCITRANT IN FORMING IN ALL THESE YEARS,
A NATIONAL BLACK ANTI DOPE PROGRAM
ACROSS THIS NATION
OR EVEN DISCUSS CLEANING UP THE CRIME IN OUR COMMUNITIES AS MEN
AND PATROL OUR NEIGHBORHOODS THE WAY THE FRUIT OF ISLAM USED TO
AND THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY RISKED THEIR LIVES TO DO.
YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE PROUD OF YOUR STATEMENT,
AND AS YOU SAY WE NEED TO DISCUSS THIS SERIOUSLY AND ON A REGULAR BASIS.
OUR YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE JUST AN AFTER THOUGHT