Monday, June 04, 2007
THE POWER AND CHARISMA OF ONE PERSON CAN INFUENCE POSITIVE LONG TERM CHANGE
I believe the creativity and brilliance of one person can have an atomic explosive type of effect on large groups of people.
I believe that great changes amongst a people, nation or even the world can be brought about by a small group of committed, serious people/activist. To be totally honest I believe it is possible for one person to bring about great change in the same manner.
I believe that if smart folks point their collective mental energy in a targeted direction the ideas and energy from such a process can make tangible changes in society. A really good idea can inspire a specific individual who's skills and passions are tailor made to working on and bringing further resolution to specific issues hurting the black community.
I like to think of it this way, an atom bomb is able to create an explosion so intensely powerful because their is a mechanism in the detonation process that splits an Atom which releases enormous amounts of energy. Well I believe a form of this atomic/nuclear release of energy can be produced in human beings and groups of human beings in the form of good works and creation of movements and projects that focus on making the world and black America a better place.
If a great idea is produced around highly motivated people who are committed to coming up with an even better implementation strategy for that great idea, if their are extremely talented people that can make that idea seem appealing and logical to the grassroots/urban population of black America then I believe under those circumstances that great societal changing movements and projects can be effective in a relatively short period of time.
A classic example of this is the activism that the Lavatory Lady is using in her battle against restaurants in dc to clean up their bathroom and respect their paying customers. This Shero is taking pictures of offending business with dirty bathroom's and uploading them to the Internet, a few emails by the residents of Washington DC to the owners of the offending restaurants should do the trick. Especially when a few days boycott of specific restaurants can result in the loss of an enormous amount of income for a business owner that can never be recouped.
African Americans should never believe that we are powerless against business that do not treat us with basic respect and dignity. African Americans should never believe that we should have to put up with disrespectful behavior by the american government or anyone other orginization. Their are options we have available no matter what the offense or who the offender is, if only we would collectively decide enough is enough when we are being dissed and abused.
To join and work with a group of committed group of activist please go to the Afrospere Forum, register and then start contributing ideas on what we can do to make life better for African Americans and the world in general. Please do this at your own convience of course.