What have you, YOU - the person sitting in your pants, learned from Barack Obama's Campaign that is usable and applicable to make a difference in your personal life; that is, your life, the life of the person sitting your pants right now?
And when and how will you, YOU, begin to implement what you have learned?
I think it's important to understand Obama being elected president was symbolic and has nothing to do with justice or equality. It's no surprise that black people are suffering more than ever in America. Our lives will change only when we stop participating in our own demise . We must stop participating in a system that is dysfunctional for us functional for the establishment. Brother Marcus and brother Malcolm would turn over in their graves if they could see how we have moved so far away from the appropriate philosophy that is needed for us to become a free and independent people. how long will we continue to follow the destructive psychology of the America dream. The one major thing I've learned is that no matter who's in the white house being black in America will keep you in the dog house. hotep
I pray that the ASPAN elders learn and evaluate the Obama phenomena and further it for the betterment of African people worldwide. The Obama phenomena energized the youth and students with hope and vision. Many whites came to Obama because of their children. Learn from the positives and move forward.
Change is a PERMANENT POLITICAL ORGANIZATION PROCESS of cultural conscientization and political education that produced the likes of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Huey P. Newton Kwame Ture, Steve Biko and goes as far back as 1619 when Africans were forced intosalvery in Jamestown, Virginia and when the Dutch settler-colonialsit landed in Azania to LAND DISPOSSES African people!
Since 1992 individuals like Ron Daniels and many others created community organiZational altermative strategies that borrowed from the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) for students and youth activists to follow what Kawme Ture and many of us where challenging COLLEGE EDUCATED folks, including whites, to read about the POLITICAL ECONOMIY OF CAPITALISM AT HOME AND IMPERIALISM ABROAD, especially WARS!
The Barack Obama campaign had the money, tools and access to ESTABLISHMENT and MAINSTREAM MEDIA that is denied to PAN-AFRICANIST in the DIASPORA and MOTHERLAND!
What is usable is NOW HOW TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENCY so that IT CANNOT BE CAPTURED by the RIGHTWING FACTIONS IN THE DEAMOCRATIC PARTY AND US and GLOBAL RULING CLASS EXPLOITERS!
We need YOUNG PEOPLE as ACTIVISTS and NEW COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS who will challenge the REACTIONARY and RIGHTWING inside and outside the American and Global Establishemnt.
This is just the begining! Haiti must be alloowed to have President Aristide back as twice democratically elected.
WE SHOULD NOT STOP THE CARNIVAL! ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA AND GLOBALLY!
Africans must include all racesi in alliances for Economic Justice and Blacks must include all revolutionaries irrespective of color or creed for Social Peace in the Africa, America and Globally.
We have reactionary Africanist working for imperialism at home and Black fascists killing our own black people in the Diaspora and Motherland like in the Congo, Uganda and amny west and north African countries where salvery is still in force!
" A BROTHER CAN DO IT"
" A BLACK MAN CAN IF HE WANTS TOO"
I have applied a multi-pronged approach to rapidly build a volunteer base for The Better Detroit Youth Movement that consists of three primary components: 1) grassroots / streets-based initiatives; 2) live events; and 3) technology . . .
By utilizing these three elements in synchronicity and then outreaching them to various targets starting with media and tricking down to the streets, we've managed to grow over 100 volunteers in about a half-year and impact the lives of thousands of Detroit children and teens . . .
The other variable is to find good people who value the vision, build an efficient operation, arrive at sound, strong strategies, and execute flawlessly . . .
As always, thanks for writing, fighting, caring and sharing . . .
R. Lee Gordon
www.uniteedesign.com / www.betterdetroityouth.org