The Learning Tree, Inc.
Another election cycle is upon us and the black vote once again in the cross hairs of all the wanna bees’ who can’t win without it. Before we rush to judgment and pick someone who has more glitter than substance, take a moment and review experienced wisdom from our past. We have listened to the words throughout the years of struggle but the question remains the same. When do we hear what was said?
“We must realize that our greatest enemies are not those on the outside, but those in our midst. When we recognize the enemies on the outside, and do not allow them to pass. Then we have those on the inside working with us to destroy us, without our knowing”-----MARCUS GARVEY
“Both political parties have betrayed the cause of justice. The Democrats have betrayed it by capitulating to the prejudice, and undemocratic practices of the Southern Dixiecrats. The Republicans have betrayed it by capitulating to the blatant hypocrisy of the right wing reactionary Northerners”-----MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
“Possession of power makes men blind and deaf, and they cannot see things which are under their nose, and they cannot hear things which invade their ears. There is no telling what a power intoxicated government will do”----MAHATMA GANDHI
These words are just as powerful today as they were then and I’m hopeful that the next wave of young innovators will understand that if you aren’t at the table your vote is on the menu and in a lot of districts it’s the main course or the swing vote. Let’s not forget the science of America’s politics was built around money on the backs of black people. Honor thy self and say it loud, My Vote Is Not For Sell!
In conclusion, the question was asked why are these kids so spoiled. After a minute or so someone said, nobody spanked grandma.
“The expansion of the mind comes from hard experience, not necessarily from college or the school house”----MAHATMA GANDHI
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“You have to be very careful introducing the truth to the black man, who has never previously heard the truth about himself. The black brother is so brainwashed that he may reject the truth when he first hears it. You have to drop a little bit on him at a time, and wait a while to let that sink in before advancing to the next step”------MALCOLM X