Master of All Trades... Jack of None
The only way your professor can say that "I told you so" is when Never becomes past tense.Bro. H0rnet:
So long as it is understood that we need to come together, and refuse to come together, nothing more to say about that. I remember a few years ago a professor of mine during my freshman year of college used to always say something to the effect of “black people will never come together as a people, so drop the attempts to unite [Americanized] Afrikans nationwide. I’d get upset and tell him “just watch…we will rise above our circumstances and unite.” It kills me that today I can feel him saying “I told you so.”
A Leader is a person who has followers. If you take the followers away, then that person is no longer a leader.Understood – and on that note, let me ask you this:
Do you feel as though we as a people truly understand the meaning of Leadership, let alone having the knowledge necessary and sound judgment to the point where we can choose Leaders? Whether it affects Afrikans or not, there have been a number of people who have said, “the masses are never right.” Think about that, and tell me what qualifies the people to decide who should lead or not lead, especially when they are so disorganized to the point where they cannot even lead their own street blocks!
Therefore... The only people who have the power to make a leader a leader, are the masses. That is what qualifies the people. That is the only way it can be.
As far as understanding leadership, I think that most of us DO have a good understanding of leadership (or at least we recognize a real one when we see one). Let me explain.
In the past We had some very Strong Leaders. The reason that they were strong leaders is NOT because they were the greatest historians, NOT because they were the greatest healers, NOT because they were the best teachers... They were the best at LEADING. They were not only charismatic, but they were organizers who put together MOVEMENTS. But what happened?
They got KILLED! Every last one of them. We don't really have the answers (or... are not willing to come to grips with them) on who killed them.
So... Now, the only ones left are our scholars/teachers/healers. So we anoint them cause aint nobody else to anoint!
And nobody really wants to step up and be the one man superstar against the BEAST because they Don't want to get Malcolm X-ified, MLK'ed, Black Pantherized, and Khalid Muhammeded.
This is one of the reasons that I was saying earlier that we don't need to anoint "leaders" anyway. Because then, "they" can take out the one leader and the movement will stop! We need a mass movement. We OF COURSE need to be organized collectively, and of course, any type of organization has to have leadership on at least a small scale, but the one man shows aint cuttin it.
But... back to your original question about choosing leaders. If we aren't qualified to choose our own leaders, then what should we do, Let White People Do it? Not trying to imply that this has already been done
A leader can't be and doesn't have to be perfect, but refusing to speak because someone you are at odds with is at an event... or gettin mad and telling the Afrikan community not to support a scholar who has raised the consciousness of many people (long before you were thought of in the business), and then following it up with "I'm gonna go to the White Boy and have you prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law..." and "don't think I won't do it" is off the chain. That's why I say that they FAILED the class. You don't have to score 100%, but DAG-GUM.If that is the case, once again, we would not have leaders. Everyone is hue-man, therefore having hue0man tendencies. They will say the wrong things, do the wrong things, act the wrong way; this will happen on occasion. We even thought Barack Obama was that type that would be careful of his speech, communication and overall delivery style, only to find that he’s been using Hypnotic techniques on people. So again, as far as I am concerned, unless we get an alien or robot (well-programmed at that), we will never see or have an actual ‘leader.’ As for those who fail the class…ditto…
That doesn't mean that we aren't collective.Hold up – that is kind of outlandish – no there may not be people deciding to shift to Greek Philosophy. Then again, let us let the actions speak for the words. We love to say we are making progress, but time and time again the opposite is right around the corner, right up the road, and in some instances, right in front of our n
There are also those who have found that family can be loyal and trustful. And just because they have fights, doesn't mean that they are not still together. So...Actually, there are those of us who have found that family can be as disloyal and distrustful as we are to each other as a whole. Now granted – I lay that to rest the very minute it comes to my attention, but that does not heal the problem. I’ve known people who made it crystal clear they want isolation and separation from their own family for such-and-such a reason. Yes, they’re still family, but how do they prove it?
The point I was making was that just because some people in the family fight, doesn't mean that the family is divided. What percentage of people in the Black community claim that they want isolation and separation from the Black Race or the Afrikan community for such and such reason? And if the answer is very very low, then we can't be as divided as the perception is.
We are on the same page on this.As for the perception that we are divided – that goes back to our psychological enslavement. For too long have we been given deception goggles to wear and told to see things through the deceptive goggles. With them on, we see division where they is unity, and even told there is division when there is really unity. Some of us have taken the goggles off; others have not.
We have the power to do what we please. We just haven't realized it yet.Again – in all actuality, what qualifies us to have the power to anoint people, let alone anoint ourselves? We like to dream and imagine that we have power we do not have as of yet. There is work we must do as a people if we truly want to reach the point where we can have that power.
Whether they are scholars, evangelists, messengers or whatever – bottom line is they have jobs to do (just like we have) and need to do it. By the way, who gives them to titles they wear – us or a higher power/authority?
We are the higher authority!
NoNot to change the subject (actually I feel it’s quite relevant) – but as a Messenger, do you feel that the Hon. Elijah Muhammad “took it too far” and brought on division and is not a leader for saying “white people are a race of devils?” I ask this, because it is relative to this case.
An employer brings a person in for an interview. They feel great energy from that person. So they decide to hire the person and give him/her a title. Then the person does something crazy that threatens the business. Now, the employer fires the person and says they are no longer the title they gave them. What does that make the employer look like?A brotha/sistah comes on the scene speaking words and wisdom that we all feel great energy from. With that same person, we begin to call them “Elder/God/Messenger/Teacher” so on and so forth, then when they do something “hue-man-like,” we come back and say they are not whatever title we give them; they are such and such. What does that make the masses of us look like? The last time I explained this, it was taken the wrong way, so I had to be specific.
Someone who is trying to have the best business! We have the divine right to do the same.
AgreedAbout his actions and why, you are correct, but guess what bruh – much more of this is to come. So long as we continue to give them the impression that they can conduct themselves in that manner, the use of influence the wrong way will continue. Again, we as the masses have work to do, and if we do not want to do it, then karma will do its work on us.
I agree that Kwesi should be more civil. I also believe (as I have explained) that Hagans messed up. But why do you say, "Otherwise, we will not get anywhere"?? Will we get anywhere if Hagins and Kwesi end the beef and start acting civil?Well for Kwesi, what I do know is Hagins is not the first person to go at it with Kwesi over multimedia sales. I will not mention who, but Kwesi has had other scenarios where he and someone were at odds over his work. That is something he needs to deal with, with them. You see, I don’t know Bro. Kwesi that well, but I seen some of his work, and I admire it. Further, some of the brothas who pointed me in the right direction as it pertains to knowing who I truly am, they started out with Kwesi, so I do not dislike him. However, I feel that if he is to continue putting his lectures out for us, he ought to be more civil in dealing with us as a people – whether it’s Hagins, Seti, you, me, whoever. Otherwise, we will not get anywhere – much work done, but will we get ahead and go backward with it?
NO!... Why? Because neither Hagins or Kwesi, are TAKING US ANYWHERE. They are Scholars... who are disseminating information! And that information is there to raise our consciousness. While both Hagins and Kwesi are doing some beautiful things, what MASS MOVEMENT are they providing that is breaking down the power structure of the G.W.S. Matrix? None! So whether they have beef has nothing to do with where we go. You feel me?
The point I'm making is this. The INFO that Kwesi has put out is great. The INFO that Hagins has put out is great. And we as the Masses can take this information and raise our knowledge of self. But it is on the masses to take this to the next level and APPLY this knowledge to beat our enemy.