Déjà vu…”What’s Going On?”

by WTFU
(USA)

Déjà vu
According to Wikipedia, “Déjà vu, from French, literally "already seen", is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has already been experienced in the past.”

In 1971 no one could have convinced me that the words to “What’s Going On?” by Marvin Gaye would be relevant in 2017!! Tonight I listened to the entire album and every track applied to issues of 2017!! Does this mean we have not made any progress? A close friend of mine said to me emphatically, “ things have gotten worse!” My spirit and heart sank to an all time low…where did we go wrong? Or who tricked us? Did we get caught up in the “illusion of inclusion” and failed to realize the black people in America will never be taken seriously? Who do we blame … our leaders…white people… ourselves or is everyone in an illusion?

Instead of coming together to resolve the issues that are destroying are world, we choose to buy more guns, look to others to solve our problems and supply all of our needs. Some of us have become so high and mighty that we think it is degrading to plant a garden, paint your own house, mow your own lawn and the list just goes on and on. Have we become so educated that we have become stupid? Why in the world would we think President Barack Obama be a solution to all of our problems? He is only one man who still had to deal with the “real powers to be” in this country!!!

Now on January 20, 2017, we watched the changing of power from President Obama to President Trump. The entire country is in a state of “wait and see”. Well, it’s not up to President Trump to save us, we must save ourselves!! It’s time for Black Americans to start creating for themselves…we have the know- how, we just need to implement all the skills our grandparents and parents have taught us. A college degree is not the solution to all of our problems because up until the present we have been taught to work for someone else.

It’s time we start working for ourselves and stop being conspicuous consumers…fancy cars, houses, and clothes. Is it just me or have others noticed Asians and East Indians have infiltrated our communities with businesses that cater to our weaknesses, i.e. tobacco, alcohol, beauty products and gasoline? So we are getting poorer!

It is time for us to wake up before we become extent!!!

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