Who are “WE”?
Once we discover who is not just “here” for what comes with being “us” and realize that some people are in the room because it sounds good and it looks “correct” to be apart of a movement, then we can ascertain which individuals have particular skill sets and agendas that will/can address specific areas of need for us and we can START doing something about the REAL ISSUES facing our communities.
What it comes down to is realizing that the old jested colloquialism is true, “You may be my color, but you for sure ain’t my kind!”
There are way too many of us who aren’t seriously interested in doing anything about the issues that continue to wage war on our youth and as albatrosses wreak havoc on every aspect on any attempt that we have to thrive forward out of our current state. “We” are going through it but most -a very significant amount at least- are just going through the motions but yet enjoy the comfort and conveniences that court the company of identity that comes with championing “our” cause. And we must, for the sake of survival, change it. We must acknowledge them. Not just “notice” them, but acknowledge. They have to be identified for their sake as well as the intention of accountability. We must point out and perform a specific duty of arresting the criminal attitude of willful ignorance that loiters in our streets and in our shops because this mindset is prevalent in our churches and schools, and “chills” in our social settings, coming out of and returning into our homes each and everyday! This “mindset” has become a comfortable outfit worn to suit the appearance requirements and fit test of society’s minimum expectation policies. It has become “cool” and by that declaration has welcomed itself into the standard by which we are recognized.
And “WE” is the problem.
The problem is that “we” have an identity conflict. “WE” still don’t know who we are. And some of those that do know are not willing to accept the realities that are REAL and need be acknowledged in order to function in spite of. Then there are the “we” that do not want to know for fear of an unknown that knows no respecter of self as it pervasively clobbers self empowerment, love, or pride. “WE” do not “see” one another and because we don’t we cannot respect one another and because we do not respect one another we cannot trust one another and because we do not trust one another we will not allow ourselves to help or be helped by one another. And that is OUR problem! The problem is that we have different agendas but pretend to be for the same outcome for the sake of inclusion. And then, “we” get mad because “they” ain’t doin’ nuthin’ for “us”!
But “they” probably never said they wanted the best for “us”, “they” had an agenda that required our support not our assumptions.
That’s OUR fault for not knowing who “we” was.
But now WE are here,… We are at a place and time when and where EVERYONE & EVERYBODY else seem to be poised to position themselves for the next thing that becomes and all we can do is barely brace for impact. Either that or blame.