Monday, December 26, 2011

Materialism Affecting The Black Community At The Cost Of Social Awareness?

The always thought provoking, always thoughtful and above all always highly principled Adrienne Ross at the aptly named "Motivation Truth" site is true to form with this post Christmas essay.  

Materialism, which affects all communities, so destroys personal values that what should be transcendent becomes forgotten. Adrienne makes a sharp focus on how materialism has worked to endanger the hard fought for social consciousness of the Black community.

Ancestors Fought So We Can Fight...for Air Jordan?


Is this not one of the most disturbing sights one could ever witness? A mob of people busting into a store for...sneakers. There was a time in our culture when education was worth fighting--and dying--for. There was a time when freedom was worth putting everything on the line. Dr. King even said, "If a man hasn't found something he's willing to die for, he isn't fit to live." I find it hard to believe he meant the latest pair of "kicks" named after a retired basketball icon.

Obviously, the people in the video possess a storehouse of passion. Unfortunately, what inspires that passion doesn't amount to a hill of beans. No one can deny that these shoppers found something for which they're willing to stand up, trample, and stampede, but what does this something say about who they are and what they value? 

My prayer is that they would become inspired to stand up for something that actually means something, something like school choice, less government intrusion, the removal of Planned Parenthood from our neighborhoods, along with its racist agenda. Instead, we allow our children to remain in failing schools and act like fools when they get there, we let some of these so-called community leaders pimp us out so they can remain relevant, we vote for politicians who keep us dependent by pushing victimhood, and we embrace Planned Parenthood, which is more than willing to take money designated specifically for the abortion of our babies, the modern day version of founder Margaret Sanger's "The Negro Project." Why aren't we storming the gates of hell to deal with these issues, or would that interfere with our date with Air Jordan?

This is what my ancestors paid the ultimate price for? God, help us.

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