I felt that it would be very appropriate today, Monday December 5th, to talk about the importance of our ECONOMIC LEGACY while we are in the midst of economically Boycotting businesses, retail outlets and institutions due to the maltreatment of Black people here in the U.S. This boycott is supposed to take place from December 5th through January 1st to send a message to the white dominant society that killing black men, women and children forces our hand at refusing to spend our money with the businesses, outlets and institutions that don’t speak up or out, concerning these blatant atrocities. Much of the reason for this boycott are the blatant attacks by police on Black Citizens in this country. We have watched time after time the brutal nature of how police not only inhumanely interact with Black People in our communities, but how they so easily pull the triggers of their guns, kill us and then walk freely with no repercussions, consequences and no apologies to the families that have been unfortunate enough to lose a son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, friend.
Plus Economics is a key component in P.L.E.E.S., the strategy that we Black people should take on as a model for our future success as a unified group. Broken down it stands for: Political, Land, Economics, Education & Spiritual/Spirituality. When I talk about an Economic Cleansing, that is taking it past the boycotting stage and continuing a process where we hold our dollars, only spend in our communities amongst our group and keep that money circulating within our community for as long as possible without it seeping out. What should also be noted here is that this would also include us having an economic model in place where other groups can spend money with us, in our communities and we allow that money to circulate as well.
Why is our Group Economics so important? Because we are a power house as a group and everyone else knows it except us. We have literally been trained to spend our money with every other group except our own. We don’t prepare to pass wealth down to our children because the money passes through our hands like water. We are a reliable consumer for big business but we are a poor business model for ourselves and our children. Plus the sad truth is that a die hard consumer who only consumes and owns nothing, that person will always be controlled, always be subservient, basically be a slave. One of the ways in which we can come up from under some of the horrid conditions which we currently face is by controlling our economics on a group level, and there is a code that would have to be followed in order to do this. We would have to be on the same page when it comes to spending and when it comes to business, meaning that we don’t spend frivolously outside of our communities. If there is a reputable black owned restaurant then support them and eat there instead of iHop or Denny’s or Applebees. In turn that restaurant should keep that money circulating within our communities. We should also make it a common practice that we buy up the available properties in our communities. We shouldn’t be living in communities where we don’t own the land that we live on, makes no sense. At least this way if someone wants to come in and build on that property, they at least have to pay the owners for it or negotiate for it. Group Economics means pooling our resources together, collectively with a clear plan in mind on where the money is going and how best it will work for all of us! Please leave more input on how this can be enhanced, but do observe and participate in the Boycott/Economic Cleansing. It is so very important right now that we send a clear message that our lives are not going to be taken for granted and then they just resume business as usual.