Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by jamesfrmphilly, Feb 27, 2015.
any hopes for leaders who won't sell us out?
unfortunately, today's society isn't about the morality, or deep commitment, of the past. it's about convenience, and expedience, and superficial commitment that's more about today...than tomorrow. with that said, i will not say there aren't any "yesterdays" type leaders out there...but, i think, the question is...are there any "yesterdays" type followers out there? we have leaders, of a sort, but from what i've seen, we don't have enough committed followers to support them. we don't have enough people, who are concerned enough about something other than themselves, to follow the leadership of someone telling them they have to look beyond themselves...to a bigger picture.
SO FEW OF US CAN SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE.
not many of us can imagine a picture where we--SELF--are not the most dominant, or important thing, in it. if we ever get to that place, i imagine there will be leaders there waiting for us to follow.
IF, INDEED, WE NEED LEADERS.
if sharpton is the best that we can do........
In the Spirit of Sankofa,
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My thoughts exactly.
ITA @ i think, the question is...are there any "yesterdays" type followers out there?
I see Sharpton more as a guide(r) than a leader. He's been around a long time, and I believe he has adjusted his "leadership" style to today's youth, young adults, who do not like to see themselves as followers.
His organization, NAN, trains young activist.
Every leader needs followers. I appreciate all that Al does. He gets things started. Somebody has to.
I can't quote your msg, james. I read the above article. For me, the articles were a little off. Didn't offer any proof to back up the lawsuits.
I also read that Sharpton is suing for defamation of character.
Diddy and Magic Johnson are in contract with Time Warner for networks.
can we get leaders who won't sell us out?
There was a time when we had followers. We can't have leaders without followers.
Maybe we have different definition of sell outs. I don't think of Sharpton as a sellout. Clarence Thomas is a sell out. Don Lemon is a sell out. I could go on, but Sharpton doesn't make my list of sell outs.
Sharpton had never identified himself as a "leader". I see him as a Black man prepared to get Black communities moving when necessary. To stay on the issues, until community leaders and individuals take the reign.
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