Social media isn’t the problem, the problem is how people use social media. I connected with old friends, met new ones, read things that gave me food for thought. I have spread a message, received messages, and watched videos that inspired me to be and do more. Yet, we blame social media because some people use this tool to bully, destroy relationships, and spread hate. When are we going to stop blaming the invention and make people accountable for their misuse of the invention….
The blood decides to surface, people are starting to take notice of lifeless bodies on the pavement. They see their children, fathers, and in some cases mothers dead. They call for justice, but the call goes straight to voice mail, so they post video after video to leave a message. It excites so many to form an opinion but that’s where a lot of it stops. Opinions, because everyone is entitled, right? What’s needed is a leader Charismatic enough to unite every voice that truly believes enough is enough. But, I forgot we are too busy having our own mind, or being comfortable in our own skin, to go back to having strong leaders again. One voice that can speak for a crowd of millions, one voice that has millions gathered outside of a police station, while they stand with one mic, speaking words of a silent background. They would hear this person because their numbers are strong, and they have command of the masses who follow. But, we have lost such leaders, because everyone has an opinion, and actions are dying because no one is listening anymore….We need Leaders and people who are unafraid to follow those leaders into a cause, just because, we are tired!
I just watched the Jesse Williams, beautifully crafted, and well articulated speech. But, for once I would Love to see a person of color enter a room full of colored people, and lecture them about “Accountability”. My mother always said ” I only can control the actions of those standing in front of me, when you are corrected, I will fight till the death to make sure everyone treats you correctly.” Don’t get me wrong, I agree with everything Jesse Williams said, but I am not just afraid of the police, I am afraid of a mentality that believes we aren’t a part of the problem (which he did address minorly)…..I just think the room could have also looked at each other as well as the problem at hand….
I have fallen too many times not to get back up. I weathered conditions that I needed the strength of others to get through. I have been betrayed by people that I have given the title of loyal, yet my heart continues to beat with confidence. I know my back is covered, so I look straight ahead believing I am in the company of Love. I am a man of faith and the fact is I will be miserable without it…
How does complaining solve anything? Women, you stay with a cheating man because you Love him and don’t want to break up your family. That’s cool, but don’t complain about being with a cheating man that doesn’t put the same commitment into the family. Men, you stay with a woman you claim nags you and only focuses on herself, because she is home and has been good to you for the most part. Stay, but stop looking for answers to her nagging and self-absorbed ways because she is going to be her. Complaining will never lead to solutions, nor will expecting more from a partner that doesn’t have to be more to keep you around….
I know sometimes we feel over looked and under appreciated because our counterparts actually go through the pain, labor, and child birth, but sidekicks need Love too. We coached them, ran to the store at weird hours of the night/morning, and rubbed their feet (even when we hate feet). We are the support, the reasoning, and the deep voices to break up the tantrums….We are present, willing, and able to put our lives on the lines. We are fathers; and today we don’t pat ourselves on the back for being fathers because it’s our pleasure. We pat ourselves on the back for never losing sight of what’s important, watching our children grow, and being apart of every inch of that growth. Happy Father’s Day to all Father’s that show up daily….
Think about This….
American guns were purchased, shots rained out, people died, one crazy man changed millions of lives. He happened to be a radical, linked to a faith that promotes peace, and many people see a sick man as a terrorist. Other shooters were linked to other faiths and were saw for what they were, sick. Families have lost heartbeats and our hearts are filled with hate. Violence is an evil in this world but if we didn’t feel the need to protect ourselves from other Americans, guns wouldn’t be necessary. Remember these guns were legally purchased, also remember the people in Chicago are living in fear, and need the same call for action. #SickPeopleWithGunsRaiseBodyCounts