Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Ankhur, Dec 1, 2011.
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Garvey had us united across the planet with the UNIA newspaper, in 4 languages, distributed by Black merchant marines, to Africans on the continent, Europe, South America, the US, Canad and the Carribbean.
Malcolm's efforts towards the same Pan African unity, was cut short by the asssasination before he got to Europe in any major way other then the Oxford debates. Fannie Lou Hamer's efforts to raise consciousness about the need for a national Black political agenda, stemmed from her Freedom Democratic Party, after disgust with dixiecrats.
Now these great Africans achieved all of this with practically no technology whatsoever, so can one imagine what they would have done , if the WWW was available to them as well as Social Networking?
With all due respect, they are all Ancestors, not able to actually do anything with the Internet (i don't think).
I suppose we could hypothetically consider what they may have done, but what will it yield us?
Why not talk about what you have done with the Internet, since you're still alive and able to do something with it?
If you think so highly of them, their legacy - in their absence - why not simply do, what you think they would do?
there are about 6 hypothetical questions on the front page right now, therefore i assumed that they were there as conscious raisers, and stimulate conversation
did I break any rules?
no ... did i ?
In lieu of the various movements , demonstrations for rights, and freedom from economic oppression, site in word the Black Movements of the 60s as their inspiration.
The Arab Spring whether successful or not, gave credit to the non violent portest movement of Africans here
and the occupy movement s make the same claim as well in each major city in the US and of course Wall street
These movements, without any major definable leadership utilized social networking yo organize and ammass the numbers of followers they have now, and the escalation of activites.
Garvey's apporach was not protest but instead a push for economic self sufficiency, buoyed by Pan African trade and educational and skills reciprocity.
Malcolm's approach was not protest but like Garvey an emphasis on Black Nationalism and living and prospering as a Nation within nation, also Pan Africanism
Fannie Lou Hamer's approach was not protest but the organization of grassroots political agendas and a Black political agenda to be put forth to any candidate as a demand in exchange for our votes.
Therefore one would wonder in lieu of the observation of Social Networks to reach millions for
what would these three great Black leaders, have done with this technology if they had it back then
and where would we be today if they were able to use such modalities to unify and uplift the Black community both nationally and globally
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People of all races are already using technology for great things. I think the disconnect is that people expect everything out there to be ran by them or inform them of their every move by memo.
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