The Essence of Politics

Monday, April 07, 2008

Change

What is the change that we can believe in? Well the change that we can believe in is that no matter who’s the President of the United States of America, come January 2009, they will not change much in America in the next four years. Let’s be real people, change doesn’t happen overnight and the talk about any Presidential candidate changing America in the next four years will be a tough one to make. Think about this, the Democrats took back control of Congress in 2006 and what type of change have we seen from the new Congress besides some ethics reforms and some higher education bills passed. However we have seen a lot of pork than usual continues to be written into bills and a lot more money package bills for Iraq funding being passed.

Thus can we believe that change is on the horizon from anything different unless our Congress can change its way. We cannot expect the President of the United States to solve our problems if our Congress doesn’t change its attitudes and feelings in terms of how they spend American taxpayers’ money while in DC. The change that America needs is change in the face of how Washington lawmakers do business on a day to day basis. We the people need change in terms of how our elected officials vote on bills and how they talk about the issues.

Change is not always good either because if we actually think that if we bring our troop’s home from Iraq, leaving none behind than Iraq would be a better place or the Middle East will become peaceful. Well I’m sorry to tell everyone but the Middle East will not have peace until tolerance is thought in the world. War and violence is not the solution but tolerance and talks among nations is what is needed to solve the problems of the Middle East and the world. However we do need to change our foreign policy in terms of how we don’t talk to our enemies but it needs to be done in a diplomatic, peaceful and spirited way. We can’t simply talk to our enemies without preconditions in mind for those that we call our enemies. America does need to change in both its domestic policies and foreign policies but this change can only occur if the people of this Great nation stay involved in the political process.

We the people cannot expect one person to change the hardships of America if we the people don’t hold our elected officials accountable on all levels from local & city governments to state and federal government. We the people cannot simply turn out in huge numbers to elect a President of the United States of America who doesn’t draft legislation but simply signs or vetoes it. We the people can no longer take any election off and expect for the repercussions of that election not to come back to haunt us years later. We the people can no longer afford to politically intolerant or uneducated. We the people can no longer allow ourselves not to know the Governor of our state is, who our U.S. Senators are or U.S. Representatives is. We the people demand change but we have to be a part of that change and that means going out and electing politicians on all levels of government and holding our politicians accountable.

Change does start from the bottom up but that only occurs when we the people hold all elected officials responsible for their votes, their actions and their policies. Change in America’s domestic policy and foreign policy will only occur if we the people understand that being a diehard Democrat or Republican doesn’t give us anything if we never have dialogue about the issues that plague all Americans such as school’s being underfunded and no child left behind leaving hundreds of thousands of Democrats and Republican children behind. Pledging allegiance to one party over the other will not get us universal healthcare and will not get us out of Iraq any time soon because at the end of the day, both parties need each other in order to help America solve our domestic and foreign policy problems.

Change starts with the people putting political philosophy aside and start teaching tolerance in order for Democrats to understand Republicans and vice versa, Blacks to understand Whites and vice versa, Christians to understand Muslims and vice versa, and etc. This is the only way that change in America can occur; when tolerance and understanding of our differences is thought and at least shared so that we the people can teach our politicians that while our differences might be what make us different, it is our beliefs in change to help uplift our common man that make us similar. Only through tolerance and discussion can our religious differences and racial differences be understood and accepted by those who know nothing about what makes the other side think the way it thinks and vice versa.

Therefore, if it is change that we the people want than that change can only happen through a collective movement that doesn’t end after November 2008 but continues on. Change has always occurred in America and throughout the world but it usually ends and starts a new change where some or many people become left out of the process. Therefore, America’s change that needs to occur is the change that involves all people being involved in all parts of government from the bottom on up. We the people must not continue to become so enthused and excited about Presidential elections that we forget about the elections that raise our taxes on the local level and force us to pay for many state sponsored programs that some or half of us probably don’t have the opportunity to participate in. Therefore we must stay involved in the political process. We must hold our city council officials accountable for not picking up trash and shoveling our snow. We must hold our mayors accountable for our streets not being cleaned and safe and for not rebuilding our neighborhoods by shutting down drug houses and for not tearing down abandoned houses and buildings that bring down the value of our neighborhoods.

If its change that the people want than that change can only occur through a collective mindset of individuals being tolerant of each other’s views, being mindful of each other’s similarities and differences but being understanding to compromise in order to solve the problems that plague our nation on the local, state and federal level. Change is a two Way Street that is filled with accountability, responsibility and credibility from all parties involved in the process of change.

Being B.L.A.C.K.


Being Black is not a one month a year job. Being Black takes us living with the essence of knowing where we are from, where we are and where we want to go. Therefore being Black is a 365 days a year job but right here in 2008, it requires us being Black 366 days. So what does this mean to us as a people, when we as a people don’t even celebrate our own history? What does it mean when we don’t even honor those who came before us and who dead for us to have some of the rights and privileges that we have today?

We can no longer accept the realities that we as a people have succeeded because we haven’t. The day we accept that we as people have succeeded is the very day that we are defeated as a people. We cannot and will not be able to uplift ourselves if we continue to practice the old practices of racism that were used against us. We are quick to call our fellow black man and woman Uncle Tom’s or sell outs when they do not support another black man or woman. However we never bother to think or ask, is this black man or woman that one black man or woman doesn’t support, worthy of our support to begin with. Let’s be real and honest, just because one is black doesn’t make them worthy of our support. Being Black is not about the color of one’s skin or the rhetoric they use. Being Black is about showing the character, wisdom and cultural knowledge of us as people.

Being Black requires us to look beyond the color of one’s skin and requires us to look at the heart of one’s character. We must look at the motives of one’s thoughts and actions in order to understand just how far they have come to understand that Black is the essence of all life and therefore should be in the center of one’s heart and soul. We cannot no longer reject the fact that we are Black and that being Black is beautiful. We cannot continue to use the race card in terms of telling us that we are being discriminated against or that we hate on our own people. We must realize that being Black requires us to think outside the box and to think beyond racial lines.

Now by thinking beyond racial lines, we must realize that we must continue to stay knowledgeable of our own history. We must not think for a minute that anything that anyone is saying about us as a people is new because it is not. We must not think for a minute that we as a people have arrived because we have not. We have not arrived until we can get beyond the color of our skin and start being accepted for what we know and how we act. However we cannot be judged by our character if we continue to allow others who are Black to act in ways that are not characteristic of us as a people as a whole.

Thus, we must not shy away from controversy but we must be defiant in speaking out against those who depict us as a people in a negative and unfair way. If you are Black and proud of it than don’t use the word nigga, Negro, bitch, hoe or any other derogatory word to classify our men and women. If you are proud to be Black than when you see a young man or any other black male sagging or wearing his pants in an unbefitting way than call him out. We can no longer allow us as people to accept mediocrity as a people. If we do not stand for something now than we will never stand for anything. Therefore being Black requires us to focus on ourselves by teaching ourselves, motivating ourselves, and uplifting ourselves.

Being B.L.A.C.K. requires us to REMEMBER EACH ONE, TEACH ONE, AND REACH ONE so that we as a people make us as people better, America better and the world better.

SUPERDELEGATES

Super delegates are those Democratic Party leaders who are elected officials and former Governors as well as top notch Democratic officials who have helped the Democratic Party succeed and strive over the years. However, no one ever thought for a moment in the Democratic Party that the super delegates would play a major factor in any Democratic election. Therefore as we sit here in the 2008 Presidential election for the Democratic Party, we see that super delegates could decide who the next Democratic Presidential nominee is.

Is it fair that super delegates will play a major part in selecting the next Democratic Presidential nominee? Yes it is fair because at the end of the day, the super delegates are individuals who have the best interest of the Democratic Party at heart and they do have a right to decide who carries the party flag in a very critical Presidential election. While some might say that super delegates should vote in favor of how the people vote, I disagree because if that’s the case than all the super delegates in the states that Senator Hillary Clinton won should go to her and all the states that the Senator Barack Obama won than those super delegates should go to him. However that is just it, it won’t go like that.

You don’t hear Senators John Kerry or Ted Kennedy talk about switching over to support Senator Clinton instead of Senator Obama like Congressman John Lewis did after Obama won his district in the state of Georgia. You don’t hear any one from Obama’s camp speaking about any of his super delegates switching over to Clinton if Senator Clinton won that state or the district that a particular super delegate represents. We cannot expect these politicians who are elected officials to vote in favor of the people because do they consult the people on all their voting positions while in Congress.

If our elected officials are only picking one candidate over the other because the people in their voting districts or states voted for one candidate over the other than where is our elected officials’ integrity. If our elected officials have no integrity and power to think on their own without always making decisions hoping to garner votes than the people who are most harmed by our elected officials’ decisions are the people because we don’t need elected officials who only make decisions that they feel will keep them elected for another term. Also if the people are against an elected official because he or she did not vote for Hillary or Obama than that just goes to show how naïve and stupid the people are. Think about it, we are the same Americans who elected Georgia W. Bush not once but twice regardless if he stole either election.

We are the same people who don’t even vote in our local elections and care more about whose the President of the United States of America more than we care about who is the Mayor of our cities and towns. Therefore anyone who wants the people to decide who the Democratic Presidential nominee is needs to be against the Electoral College which ultimately elects the President. Thus, I’m not saying that the people are not intelligent enough to know what they want but at the same time, they people vote for individuals not based off their record and who has the best solutions to our problems but rather off various reasons that to me are naïve and idiotic.

So now, the best hope for the Democratic Party future is that after 2008, they take the power out of the super delegates hands and re-write party rules so that all state primaries and caucuses have a say so in who becomes the Democratic Presidential nominee. If the people who have voted for Senator Obama and Senator Clinton don’t want the super delegates to decide who is the next Presidential nominee than it is up to the people to put pressure on the Democratic Party to give the people, the Dream Ticket that the people have wanted since the 2004 Presidential Election. Otherwise, allow the super delegates to make their own decision on who is best for not only America but who is best for the Democratic Party.

Jay-Z - History



(Jay-Z - History)Jay-Z - History with Lyrics

LYRICS : [Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighter)
And the battle's finally won
(Gimme a lighter)
Victory (Lighters up) is finally ours
(Lighters up)
History, so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 1: Jay-Z]
In search of victory, she keeps eluding me
If only we could be together momentarily
We can make love and make history
Why won't you visit me? until she visit me
I'll be stuck with her sister, her name is defeat
She gives me agony, so much agony
She brings me so much pain, so much misery
Like missing your last shot and falling to your knees
As the crowd screams for the other team
I practice so hard for this moment, victory don't leave
I know what this means, I'm stuck in this routine
Whole new different day, same old thing
All I got is dreams, nobody else can see
Nobody else believes, nobody else but me
Where are you victory? I need you desperately
Not just for the moment, to make history

[Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighters)
And the battle's finally won
(Lighters)
Victory is finally ours
(Yeah)
History (yeah), so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 2: Jay-Z]
So now I'm flirting with death, hustling like a G
While victory wasn't watching took chances repeatedly
As a teenage boy before acne, before I got proactiv I couldn't face she
I just threw on my hoodie and headed to the street
That's where I met success, we'd live together shortly
Now success is like lust, she's good to the touch
She's good for the moment but she's never enough
Everybody's had her, she's nothing like V
But success is all I got unfortunately
But I'm burning down the block hoppin' in and out of V
But something tells me that there's much more to see
Before I get killed because I can't get robbed
So before me success and death ménage
I gotta get lost, I gotta find V
We gotta be together to make history

[Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighters. Up.)
And the battle's finally won
(Lighter. Up.)
Victory is finally ours
(Lighters. Up.)
History, so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 3: Jay-Z]
Now victory is mine, it tastes so sweet
She's my trophy wife, you're coming with me
We'll have a baby who stutters repeatedly
We'll name him history, he'll repeat after me
He's my legacy, son of my hard work
Future of my past, he'll explain who I be
Rank me amongst the greats, either 1, 2, or 3
If I ain't number one then I failed you victory
Ain't in it for the fame that dies within weeks
Ain't in it for the money, can't take it when you leave
I wanna be remembered long after you grieve
Long after I'm gone, long after I breathe
I leave all I am in the hands of history
That's my last will and testimony
This is much more than a song, it's a baby shower
I've been waiting for this hour, history you ours


[Chorus: Cee-lo (2x)]
Now that all the smoke is gone
And the battle's finally won
Victory is finally ours
History, so long, so long
So long, so long



Man in the Mirror--By Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Man in the mirror

I'm gonna make a change,
for once im my life
It's gonna feel real good,
gonna make a diference
Gonna make it right...

As I, turn up the collar on
my favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the kids in the streets,
with not enought to eat
Who am I to be blind?
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer disregard,a broken bottle top
And a one man soul
They follow each other on the wind ya' know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change)
(Na na na, na na na, na na, na nah)

I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love
It's time that I realize
That there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me, pretending that they're not alone?

A willow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart
And a washed-out dream
(Washed-out dream)
They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see
'Cause they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me
(Starting with me!)

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Ooh!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Ooh!)
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change)

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Ooh!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Change his ways - ooh!)
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that..
(Take a look at yourself and then make that..)
CHANGE!

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Man in the mirror - Oh yeah!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Better change!)
No message could have been any clearer
(If you wanna make the world a better place)


Michael Jackson - Man in the mirror

A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cook






It's been a long time coming but a change is surely going to come in America and the World! I am the Future of America and the World and that is the message that each of us must carry with us each and every day that we wake up on Earth! I am the Future! You are the Future! We are the Future of America and the World! That is way every election is important--primaries, special elections and general! So vote every year and hold our politicians accountable. Hold our political officials accountable by writing them, calling them and making sure they attend meetings that we the people have. "The Time for Change is not Now but Right Now!"

"EmPOWERment By Any Means Necessary" should be our anthem and should be our creed as we make the positive differences in America and the world that so many people beg for and hungry for year after year! A Change is Gonna Come, A Change is Gonna Come, that's what we must say as we say "God grants us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courge to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference" each morning before we go about the task of making a positive change in America and the world a reality.



Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen


“When will people realize that we are Americans first and foremost, not Democrats or Liberals, not Republicans or Conservatives, not Independents or moderates. We are Americans. Stop putting a political party above America and stop putting any politican above America. America succeeds because of us the people holding our government responsible no matter the political party because the main two political parties are to blame for the condition America is in."—Hodari P.T. Brown

America with its flaws and all is a country I am proud to have been born in. America is not perfect but my love for it is perfect. That’s why all Americans must realize that we are all Americans. In fact we are Americans first and foremost. We are not Democrats or Republicans. We are Americans.

We are not Muslims, Christians or Jews. We are Americans. Too many times we recognize our differences with others rather than appreciating our similarities which are, we are Americans. We are Americans first and foremost, no matter if we were born here or moved here legally. We are all Americans, here in this country to make not only our lives better but the lives of other Americans better so future Americans can enjoy the rights and freedoms that make us all Americans.

We are all Americans. We are one party united under God. We are Americans and this is the only political party that matters. We are Americans and this is our country so let’s make sure that we make America better than how we found it so future Americans can live prosperous and joyous lives. We are Americans and must not ever forget that.

America will prosper as long we make sure we are doing our part to make it prosper and that means we can’t put any political party or politician above America. Long live America forever and long live America’s service to the world. Together, America and the world will prosper for future generations to enjoy America and the world we live in.


Lift Every Voice and Sing


This video of the ' Negro National Anthem' was originally screened at the historic African-American Church Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC on January 18th, 2009. Many of the esteemed individuals featured in this video in attendance and we presented with the ' Keepers of the Flame' award for the monumental contributions to social justice.

This version of the song was performed by the Grace Baptist Church Cathedral Choir, conducted by Derrick James. The video was produced and donated by Ascender Communications, LLC (www.ascender-c.com) at the request of The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

If I Was President--Wyclef Jean




If I was President that is the people's anthem. We all have ideas of what we can do as President and through this website, we will fulfill our deam as a people!

Somethings Gotta Give--Big Boi ft Mary J Blige



Somethings Gotta Give people and it begins today for all us to make sure that something is us. We the people are sick and tired of suffering. Where is our piece of the Dream that so many people dead for so that we all could see today. This is our time people to change America and the world so that the Next Generation has a better future than the past we inherited.

This is our call to service. This isn't about one political candidate or one political figure. This is about us as people coming together to finally leave up to our potential and achieving the great feats that those before us have achieved. This is our moment to lead our nation and our world to greater heights.

Somethings gotta give people and it starts with us the people making it happen. We have to improve our education system in America. We have to rid the world of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We have to go to the streets and lift a hand to another in order to decrease poverty in this world. We have to take a stand today and make sure that the future of America and the world is brighter than it has ever been.

Somethings Gotta Give and that is why we must "Remember Each One, Reach One and Teach One so America's future and the World's future continues to prosper."

John Legend - "If You're Out There"


If you're out there than you need to get started in helping to change America and the world. The world and America won't change until you get involved in making the changes you want to see in this world. If you're out there, than you must know that tomorrow started now and today started yesterday so you are behind in helping to the change. If you are tired of hatred, racism, poverty, war, and violence than the time to change it is now. If you want universal health care, world peace, democracy for every nation, equal rights, and happiness for all than you must get involved now to help the save world.

You must believe in the change that you want to see and you must act on making that change a reality. If you're out there than say it aloud and show the rest of America and the world that you're out here to make a real positive change in the communities we stay in. If you're out there than get involved now. I'm calling every women and men to join me as we take back our country right here, right now. If you're out there than the future started yersterday and we are already late so we have lots of work to do but I know we can do it together as one.

YES WE CAN



Yes We Can accomplish anything that we set out to do! We don't need charismatic or inspirational leaders to believe in ourselves and to take responsiblity for our own faith, we just need each other. Yes We Can build a new America and a new world if each of us would take action now to make the changes that we want to see in the world. Yes We Can control government by holding our political officials accountable for their actions by calling them out when they don't pass legislation that supports the common good of all man and by voting in every election to ensure that we have people representing the people locally, state wide, nationally and in the world.

Yes We Can be great! Yes We Can be what we want to be! Yes We Can be glorious in not only America but the world! Yes We can put action behind our worlds and change the world starting right here, right now! Yes We Can as Republicans, Democrats and Independents become one as we freely think about our fellow men and women and make decisions that will be in the best interest of all people and not one single group.

Yes We Can be the change that we want to see in the world! Yes We Can show the world that the youth are ready to lead! Yes We Can put our egos, our social economic statuses, our religions, our educational statuses and our skin color to the side for the better good of the world! Yes We Can be Greater than we have ever been and help others be Greater than they have ever be!

YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS IN ALL THAT WE DO! YES WE CAN, no matter what others may say, we will be glorious! YES WE WILL and YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!

YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN is what will be sung from every mountaintop, every riverbank, every household, every school yard, every factory, every sporting event, every college campus and even every place you can imagine in the world is where YES WE CAN, will be said and heard!

YES WE CAN!

Keep On Pushing - Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions


Wake Up People! No matter who is elected to any public office, we have to “Keep On Pushing” as a people to make sure they don’t leave us in a worst state than what they inherited. We as a people have to “Keep On Pushing” to make a difference in the lives of others. We have to have an “EmPOWERment By Any Means Necessary” attitude as we continue to push our agenda that we the people deserve and want better. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to bring about change in a positive way that will benefit all Americans no matter their age, their religion or skin color. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to bring about change that will improve our education system, improve our military, improve our national security, improve our healthcare system and improve our economy. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to bring about change that will leave America’s future in a better than how we found it and that will leave the world’s future in a better state than we imagined we could live it. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to make life better for our neighborhoods, our families and even our quote on quote enemies. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to inspire, to uplift and to guide those who need help spiritually, physically and mentally. We have to “Keep On Pushing ” so that our lives, our future generation’s lives and the lives of those who came before us does not die in vein.

“Keep on Pushing”

A War For Your Soul

A War For Your Soul-regular version from Erisai Films on Vimeo.


The moment has come for us as a nation of people to finally wake up and realize that our destiny and fate in society has rests on our shoulders. We cannot allow the forces of evil and darkness to drain us out. We have to continue to overcome all odds in order to make the future of our nation better and the future of future generations of Americans better. We have to continue to pray to our Lord and we have to continue to uplift each other in prayer as well as take action against those things that are trying to destroy us. We have to stand up once and for all and be the future that we want to be. Now is our time and we shall do together by any means necessary.

This video was created to inspire young African-Americans not to fall prey to some of the problems they face in society. The use of the voice "Master of Darkness" represents evil, which is where the blame of all problems should be placed, and not on any one group of people. This video should not to be used to divide people (Black & White), there are images of heroes that are white in this video, and there are images of Black & White coming together with the words of Dr. King in the background. Some of the images from the past can be unsettling, but they are used to show all Americans how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. This film is being strategically placed in school systems, churches and youth orgs around the country, in hope of helping a lost generation of kids that we as Americans have forgotten. As fellow Americans we must continue to love each other, and take that love and spread it to the rest of the world. **THIS VIDEO IS NOT FOR SALE & I AM NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE FILM, I ONLY WANT THE MESSAGE TO REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANY HIDDEN POLITICAL OR FINANCIAL AGENDA.
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Sitting On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding



"The time for sitting is over! The time for action is now! The time for hope without action is hopeless! The time for change without a positive attitude is a change that we can't believe in! We need change that is positive of helping all people! Our time for action is now, our time for hope is now, our time for change is now and our time to believe that we can do whatever we set our minds to is not now but right now!"

STAR SPANGLED BANNER


The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming;
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?


On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream;
'Tis the star-spangled banner; O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave,
From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!


O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land,
Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just.
And this be our motto— "In God is our trust; "
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Black President



Our Time is not now but Right Now! Our Time has finally come to change the world not now but Right Now! If you don't believe that we can change the world than watch as we do it by changing your mind into believing in us and what we can do! This is OUR TIME RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

FIGHT THE POWER



We got to FIGHT THE POWER! We can no longer sit on the sidelines and watch injustices take place. We can no longer sit by and allow our right to vote to become unexercised. We must FIGHT THE POWER for our past, present and future! We can no longer allow our rights to be oppressed and our voice to become drained by the powers at be. We must FIGHT THE POWER and show that we have a lot to say that needs to be heard by the mainstream media. We must FIGHT THE POWER and live up to our potential as dynamic, unbelievable and phenomenal people.


We must not believe the hype but we must become the hype. We are not Harriett Tubman, Marcus Garvey, MLK, Malcolm X, Booker T. Washington, Carter G. Woodson, W.E.B. DuBois, the Black Panther Party, SNCC, or any other activists but we are the fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunties, and relatives of those who came before us to pave the way for us to FIGHT THE POWER! We are not next Generation of leaders who will not be honored and praised until they die but that’s the fight we accept. We are not fighting the power for glory or fame but we are fighting the power for just causes that most men and women will not understand until years or decades later.


We are fighting for our sisters and brothers in Darfur, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, China and Mexico. We are speaking for those who are poor and have no food or water. We are fighting for those who are sick and dying. We are fighting for universal healthcare across the world and human rights for all people. We are fighting for rich and poor! We must FIGHT THE POWER no matter how hard and tough the road may be. We must FIGHT THE POWER for a better today and an even greater tomorrow!


FIGHT THE POWER!

PEOPLE GET READY


“People Get Ready” our time is coming! We have come too far to turn back now. Our train is coming and it is coming in waves. “People Get Ready”, we don’t need a ticket but we need faith and the Lord will help guide us as we take back America and the world. “People Get Ready” our moment is now and we are ready to see the change we want in America and the world. All we got to do is have faith, hope and prosperity. “People Get Ready” to face your fears. “People Get Ready” to face your demons and the challenges of yesterday because today and tomorrow we will conquer & be victorious. “People Get Ready” a change is coming and our actions will make sure that change is a real positive change that lasts forever.


“People Get Ready” because we have had enough of just talking but now is our time to show action. “People Get Ready” to take back America and the world. “People Get Ready” to take back our communities and to make our streets safer and schools better. “People Get Ready” to make all our dreams come true. “People Get Ready” to see a better present for everyone and a better future for future generations. “People Get Ready” to live up to your potential and to help others live up to their own potential. “People Get Ready” to move past hatred, bigotry, racism and sexism. “People Get Ready” to fulfill the dreams of those who came before us and those who will come after us.


“People Get Ready” as we make our actions speak louder than our words. “People Get Ready” to make words mean something again as we put action to back up our rhetoric. “People Get Ready” as we embark on a new journey that will re-write America’s history as well as the world’s history. “People Get Ready” as we make the lives of others better and the lives of future generations better. “People Get Ready” because all we need is faith, hope and action to make this world a better place. “People Get Ready” to make a difference. “People Get Ready” to fulfill the American dream. “People Get Ready" to live out the American Dream as our founding fathers wanted us to live it. “People Get Ready” because our time is now, our moment is now and our moment in time to change America & the world is not now but right now. “People Get Ready” because a change is coming!


Alicia]
(Let me tell you now)
People get ready, there's a train comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket, you just thank the lord

[Lyfe]
People get ready, for a train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board them
There's hope for all among those loved the most

[Alicia]
There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all man kind just to save his own (believe me now)
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there's no hiding place against the kingdoms throne

[Alicia & Lyfe]
So people get ready there's a train coming
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming,
You don't need no ticket, you just thank the lord


“PEOPLE GET READY!”

God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood


Lee Greenwood-god bless the U.S.A