Black People : Let's talk about creating real power.

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  1. youngblackceo

    youngblackceo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is another part of and essay from my book.

    I brought this topic up because of what's going on with Iran and the western world right know. What you are withnessing is a people who know a major part of their dominance lays with their technology particularly their weapons technology. Europeans no when it is all said and done they can always threaten other nations with their military might. So the thought of another nation particularly a nation outside of their western family. Beginning to devolop weapons that could be a potential threat to their dominance. Europeans are quick to act and the funny thing is how their using a black woman to tell another dark nation to stop their research.

    This is and interesting article I got from MSN news it is a response from Iran's nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani.


    Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, said the Russian proposal that the two nations enrich uranium in Russian territory could not ignore Iran's right to carry out enrichment at home.

    "It's not logical for a country to put the fate of its nation at the disposal of another country even if it's a friend. You can meet part of your fuel needs from abroad," Larijani said on state-run television late Sunday.

    "History and experience show that if you don't have technology, you will damage your independence," he said.

    Larijani also warned of a "crushing" response if its nuclear and military facilities were attacked by the U.S. or Israel.

    "If there is any truth in such talks, Israel will suffer greatly. It's a very small country within our range," he said.


    You hear that people he said not even if they are friends. These people are talking about developing power. They don't want to just get along with our love everyone. These people have looked at history and recognize that just because you are on friendly terms with another nation. Our just because someone may love you today that love may not be there for you tommorrow. I've been telling this to black people for about three years know. We want to talk about conspiracies but what we have to recognize as a people is that a nation does not act on conspiracy theories. A nation prepares themselves based on the copassity of their enemies. You heard them you could be on good terms with a nation, but as soon as that nation develops something that can destroy you. You as a nation act on that potential threat. Not on whether are not you think the other nation will use it against, are is planning to use it against you.

    You understand what I'm saying black folks it should move us that whites have the copassity to destroy us with aids and other diseases. Forget about whether are not these people are plotting to kill us. Are if there is a major plan to destroy us with these diseases. We should be moved by the fact that in the year 2005 black people as a nation was completely unprepared to rescue and save our people in the gulf coast. Whether Bush and the United States Govt. reacted slowly are if Bush really does hate us is not the point.
    We have not developed the power as a group to defend ourselves from these onslaught should be our major outcry. So here is part of my essay on power.

    Please let me know what you guys think. I'm seriously thinking about writing a book.


    I want to talk about power today and by the end of our meeting. I want us to come up with a clear definition of what power is. We need to relearn what real power is and how power must be used in order for a group to not only sustain themselves on this earth, but how a group uses it’s power to mold and manipulate people to act and respond in ways that will not only insure that the powerless group will remain powerless but the powerless group by their very own action are inactions will give their power away and in the long run will never be able to organize themselves in any real copassity to change their situation around. The powerless group will go around in circles trying to figure out what is going wrong..They will continue to use the same tactics and beliefs that has failed them and will continue to fail them. The powerless group will talk about their so called progress and how things have gotten better. They will read all types of statics and numbers to prove this point. But at the end of the day the powerless group will still be sitting around scratching their heads and asking themselves what is going on why are we still suffering? They will list a slew of their problems and will try to solve their social problems again with the same old tired beliefs and tactics…You hear all the time we need more opportunities to succeed, the schools our children attend are ill equipped..My favorite argument is the issue of morality you know the whole argument that Mr. Cosby and his elk make…Poor blacks are lazy and they don’t talk right and they dress inappproiately… You know I want to ask blacks who continue to make the argument that our social problems would be addressed if only we got our act together..and went to college and black men became better fathers and all of the other bull**** they keep feeding us with..Know before I go on I don’t want to make it look like I don’t believe that some of these things don’t need to change in our communities….My point is this the problems that we talk so much about in our communities does not stem from our inabilities are any moral defiences what so ever in black people..The problems that continue to persists all throughout the African world flows from one constant and that is our very own powerlessness…That’s right it comes from the fact that we do not have the power to keep other groups from imposing their power on us and creating the social problems we have “Period”. You can call it what you want but you can have 100% of black men graduating from colleges and universities and blackmen could become excellent fathers to their children. We could speak perfect English and dress in away that is considered professional 24/7 and we will still be sitting where were sitting today….Because the group in power has created social and political institutions that will socialize us in away that our very own actions will destroy us no matter how good it may look are make us feel..

    The first reality the powerless group must face is that they are a dominated people and that alone means that they will have social problems…Because domination in itself is a social problem particular for the dominated group…The dominated group will have social problems and those problems will show up in all different forms and ways…So if the dominated are powerless group continue to only deal with their social problems as merely that and not deal with the root cause then you will find that the powerless group will go on forever dealing with the same problems year afther year afther year..
    They will continue to chase and try to deal with the symptoms like segregation and ineguality. They will fix one problem and then another one will surface are resurface.
     
  2. karmashines

    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    Good post and congratulations on your book. :)

    What are your suggestions for getting the power back?
     
  3. Dual Karnayn

    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The first step in re-gaining the power we lost and increasing it is to gain some form of control over our own media.

    The is no reason Black people shouldn't control one of the single digit channels from 2-9.

    I'm talking one of the major television networks like CBS, NBC, or ABC generally found on VHF.

    Hell, even Univision has leaped off of cable and on to broadcast television.
     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    I agree.

    Television is a very influential force. Most of the time it's been in existence it has perpetuated negative stereotypes about the black community. However, just like any other form of media it could also be used for good... we just haven't found a way to utiilze this power yet.

    So what blueprints could be created to start being in the position of power of owning & operating television stations? What can the average individual black person do?
     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    Wow... that is deep.

    Youngblackceo, please write your book! :great: :great: :great: :great:
     
  7. Dual Karnayn

    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think a start would be for Oprah to buy ABC.

    I trust her judgement.....

    She's a pretty wise and level-headed woman so I think she would actually do good our image good with the type of programing she'd promote.


    We seem to dominate cable stations like Comedy Central and HBO, but that's not what the majority of people watch. The majority of people in and outside of America watch major broadcast stations like NBC and ABC and that's where we need to focus.





    YoungBlack

    You brought up a good point.

    Not only are we different in color from other people, but I'm beginning to learn that races are also biologically and chemically different from eachother.

    We can't eat what others eat or take the same medicines they take and expect the same result.

    Even our thought processes are different and we have a different style of learning.

    Perhaps this is why race-mixing has been condemned such through out world history.
    It creates too much confusion and irregularity.


    At any rate, it's obvious that Whites have learned what works best for THEIR bodies and minds...and they built an entire civilization around it.

    We need to use every resource at our disposal to develop what works best for us.
     
  8. Riada

    Riada Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Youngblackceo, I like this. We need a new model or a rework of the old model to fit our present situation, so you keep working at it. I'm enjoying your thinking.
     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    Dual, I like where your mind is at.

    My brother (who is disabled) belongs to a social group for special kids. One of the mothers, (a black woman), emailed Oprah about helping to get more exposure to the club and from what my mom said Oprah responded back to her personally. So she does appear to think about some of her letters.

    Do you think it is realistic that she would honor such a request... buying a network to make it 100% black-owned? If so, perhaps the Destee.com members should collectively send this type of letter making the request.

    I will wait for your opinion on this issue before starting another thread... if of course you want me to do so. Since you came up with the wonderful idea, maybe you should have the honor of jumpstarting this (if of course this is what you would like to do).
     
  10. Dual Karnayn

    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm sorry to hear about your brother.

    Most def...

    Oprah has a beautiful heart.
    Always giving charity and donating to causes she believe in, which is why God continues to bless her with financial succes.

    *Our people also have to learn the art of giving charity by the way.

    It's essential to our success.
    You get back what you put out and if you're always on the receiving end of donations and relief from others then you'll always be needy and dependant.



    One thing about Oprah is she's also a shrewd business woman who knows which side her bread is buttered on so she's not gonna jeopardize her base....middle-class white women....for projects she know won't get off the ground.

    That's why whatever plan or suggestion is presented to her must be well thought out and articulated.

    But I'm sure she'll atleast honor any request with a response even if she doesn't participate.





    Lol....

    I can take a hint, but I think it would be better for you to make the thread since you can probably articulate the idea better than I.
     
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