The Son of a wealthy Nigerian Banker tried to detonate an explosive device aboard a plane and once again America has been shaken to its core. While, I watched the news, it struck me that this wealthy, educated kid decided to kill himself in the name of some cause for glory that he would never enjoy.
He's a kid! At 23 years old, I didn't know a thing about life! BE honest, when you were 23 how much did you really know about Life? If you're 23 or younger think about it. Have you ever held your Baby in your arms knowing that you are responsible for what the child learns, its safety, its well being?
Have you ever held someone you loved, or thought you loved, and thought while covered in your lovers musk, that I want to make a Baby with you? Have you ever lost a Baby? Have you ever wondered what God's (IAM) plan was for you and it?
How many times have you walked out of school, happy cause you passed an exam or you went to a dance and just enjoyed life? Has anyone ever just looked at you and told you that you were beautiful! Do you remember how that felt?
So, what could this young boy know about life? Judging by his actions nothing! Now, he's an inmate, nothing more than a burned pariah! Not a hero or a martyr! Worse, those who enabled and encouraged him have moved on to the new martyr hopeful! They are somewhere in the Mosque/Synagogue/Church/Temple of Satan pumping his or her heads full of the same bullshit!
Terror! Webster defines it as to frighten.
Terrorism: To frighten in order to coerce!
Black Folks know all about being frightened! We know it so well that it's part of our DNA since we were kidnapped from the Continent. If a captive tried to escape! He was beaten, mutilated or killed in front of the other captives in order to create what?????? Fear! Coercion! To Terrorize! The threat was always there!
If you tried to break the social order of things. Take a job that the ruling social order (White Community) didn't think you should have. You could be ran out of town or worse Lynch! Again, as an example. To Coerce! To create Fear! To Terrorize! We know the faces of Terror! The Klan, The Nazis, sometimes the Police! We know!
We know unjust laws, unfair wages and policies! We know apartheid on a level that most Human Beings will never understand. Have you ever wondered what else, is in that Booster shot, you just allowed that Doctor to give your child?
Do you ever wonder if the Birth Control Shot you took would leave you sterile? Terror! Creating mistrust! Dissension! Get it?
Black Folks have learned to fight and to progress in spite of the fear! We fight on with Education! We fight on with our Music! We fight on with our creativity! Show me a Terrorist and I will show you Twenty Bible carrying, Quran reciting, Praise singing Men for every one terrorist feeding the poor, cleaning a neighborhood of graffiti and trash or creating a school for the Young ones to be educated in.
We adapt! We know that we must BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful! in order to survive daily! So, Mr. Obama! We know that you can give a speech! Now, is the time to lead! We need you to provide good actions and instructions on how we can defeat those who would inspire terror.
Here's a few examples: 1. Make all the TSA jobs Federal! Raise the job requirements, Education, training and Pay!
2. Do the same for the Security Officers at the Ports and Refineries! Send in the Army and Marines if necessary but secure these places.
The day of the underpaid, undereducated but overworked worker or Grandma and Grandpa guarding the gates should be over!
3. Flight attendants should be retrained in Martial arts and BE Physically fit and trained in some EMT and Emergency rescue procedures. If it's never been done before then it should be created and implemented!
4. Investment in the infrastructure. This is the greatest fear of the would be terrorist! Rebuild the bridges, freeways, roads, Water, power and sewage systems! If you employ Americans to repair America then money goes back into the American Economy.
5. Education! Plain and simple Education needs to be the top priority for all the states! We need a highly educated workforce!
History has called you to Lead Mr. Obama not just to BE Historical! You are the First openly acknowledged Black President! That's Historical! Now, it's time to MAKE History by doing what the other 40 some odd other Presidents before you could not do! Forget the Politricks and get the WORK done!
Bondage will not reign! Terror will NOT succeed!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!