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.


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Brother Mark,
please know that this comment is in love and in promotion of your theme Progress at All Cost.
I have been reading your blog and enjoy the topics, however, it is difficult for me to take your work seriously because of the numerous spelling errors on a blog that promotes education.
An example:
"Thier is strenght in unity"
Should read: There is strength in unity.
Again, this comment is meant in love for your work. i wanted to email this to you, in order to keep it a private comment, but there is no email contact information for you. please continue to Progress at All Costs and use the helpful spell check tool.
~ pax

mark said...

"I have been reading your blog and enjoy the topics, however, it is difficult for me to take your work seriously because of the numerous spelling errors on a blog that promotes education."

mark bey: That is an accurate observation and I will work on my spelling.

Also please do not confuse my spelling and lack of education for not bieng serious. Thier are lots of educated, sharp and even brilliant black people who are only interested in having a philosophical conversation.

mark said...

" Thier is strenght in unity"
Should read: There is strength in unity"

mark bey: Made the change my brotha and thank you that didnt look right nor does any of the other mispelled words in my post and comments I will deffinately work on that. Thank you for carring enough to say something.

credo said...

Keep writing Mark.

trying reading the writing of someone with dyslexia.

mark said...

Thank you very much Credo.

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dc_speaks said...

good morning Mark. I also love your bog topics and enjoy the dialogue between us.

Have a fantastic day, Mark.

Hathor said...

Mark,
I think IE7 has a spell check add on. Firefox already has one included.

Anonymous said...

Mark Bruh, is there anyone who would be willing to be a partner with you on your blog to help with your spelling errors? Do you need assistance with dyslexia? Do not be afraid to seek out support. Remember, your theme is Progress at All Cost. Be the example to the younger generation by being willing to seek further education, if need be - especially since you promote that. You have a great deal of support here in the blog-o-sphere.

Best to you.

mark said...

" Mark Bruh, is there anyone who would be willing to be a partner with you on your blog to help with your spelling errors?"


mark bey: Anon Bruh, I dont know if there is anyone willing to help me with my spelling errors. However you seem to be doing a terrific job already.

Remember those who know should do, since you obviously spell so much better than I do, then why dont you volunteer your time to be the editor here, especially since you are already pointing out my spelling error, with love of course.

Why stop at spelling you could help with my gramatical errors as well.

Also I would love for you to direct me to your blog so I can see how a Post is supposed to be written. Thank you my anon brotha and please feel free to point out my attrocious spelling when ever you feel the need to do so.

I appreciate the love brotha anon. Peace.

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