If your house was on fire, what would you grab?
It's a practical question - a question asked in almost every self-help seminar to express that we focus on many things that, if our life was threatened, we'd drop and turn to the things that are important.
Here's a newsflash: Our house is on fire.
I know you've read the statistics. I know you've seen the results of years and years of a slow-cooking plan to break-down the Black man and woman from their original state. Slavery couldn't and didn't do it. Jim Crow couldn't and didn't do it. So what did do it? Exactly what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad thought would do it - so-called integration. But that's not the purpose of this post.
The purpose of this post is to point out that we are a petty, distracted, and very damaged people - and the stench of the skunk that sprayed us carries over into everything we do or join. This Board is such a place.
Our house is on fire.
And, despite all of the statistics, we spend all of our time like those people on episodes of Hoarders (which, incidentally, isn't a a fictional work - it's real-life, not just entertainment) - we spend our time picking through the little things - why did the Honorable Elijah Muhammad use a semi-colon here and not a comma - do you think the Apostles represent Mosques - who is Enoch in real life and did he really exists - all the while MURDERS are increasing, Black businesses - the one's that aren't closing, are selling themselves away at an increasing rate - the Minister is calling out for us to do for ourselves - and we bob our heads like bobble head dolls.
Earlier, I posted two posts in the form of satire to show how trivial we've become - and, while extreme - the point was made.
Yes, I know, at any given time, you'll see a voice on here scream out to the 1,767 people on this board and say we need to do something - but it fades away like a person's voice screaming on a raft to a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. The Cruise Ship, of course, is LIFE, and the raft is what we have - a show of mercy given to us by the coming of Master Fard Muhammad. The ocean...c'mon - you get it.
What I'd be interested in seeing is a map - and on that map- a pullback with a red dot for every Believer on this page and their location. How many people do you think would be in a five mile radius someone on this board - that they've never seen in real life (for whatever reason) - but type to, respond to, daily? How many people (of those living in a five mile radius) do you think share a desire and passion for change? Why do you think those people never actually get together and work a real plan?
The reasons are endless (as this post could be) but the fact remains: Our house is on fire - and as long as we focus on the small, petty things, we're going to die in the flames just like everybody else in the house. Peace.