The DICHOTOMIES, THEN SOLUTIONS! Podcast [“DTS”] was launched on May 14, 2020. Anticipation built into a crescendo. And then, there was Covid 19, putting the brakes on the whole world. Events happened so fast in this pandemic society that there’s always topics that need correction. Even now that it’s allegedly “over,” we’re still suffering as a society from its’ affect on us all.
DTS is the platform for anyone who has a rational, executable solution for a societal problem to speak their piece to the world. We will also follow-up with that person; not just throw them to the wolves after the shock value wears off and the news cycles move inextricably forward. We want to know did it work or not. Your regular feedback on topics that interest you [we hope that’s all of them!] is crucial to providing the best content that we can.
So much time is spent in lamentations – crying about what’s wrong, who did what to whom, extreme reactionaries [not the new definition but the original definition – sitting on your butt until you move because of what someone else does, but not doing anything yourself]. Today, the time has run out for such mess. Someone thought we were expendable, to keep us in survival mode. However, they have a surprise coming. We are far too brilliant to remain in the fog of servitude. You’re a servant when you owe your entire check to someone else, so it does apply.
When this was first written, Black-owned banks were scarce. Now in 2022, there are 42 Black-owned banks and credit unions around the country. And when a Black-owned bank came out with a Harriet Tubman card in 2019, all we could do was critique the artwork, rather than support them with deposits. That servitude mentality; it has to go.
We have built cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, planes and trains for everyone else; however, are there any manufacturing plants for same that are owned and run by people of color in this country? I think not. There is one guy, I believe, in Nigeria who’s building beautiful SUVs. That’s not enough, considering the number of vehicles we purchase every year.
Right here, right now, is the time to FIX the problems, not whine about them any longer. Your opposition sure isn’t sitting around crying when something doesn’t go their way. Think about Jan. 6th, the D.C. insurrection for the Orange One. The cavalry isn’t coming to save us, we have to save ourselves. If you don’t like what Zuckerberg is doing, get a group of programmers and create some competition. Why not? You were kicked out of Starbucks? Open your own coffee shop or support the one that the brother owns down the street. We give up our power much too easily, which is one of the primary reasons that it’s low in volume.
The children with the guns live right down the street; the question then becomes, who’s running their households? We’re going to deal with them, too. They are us – they just went the wrong way. Are you thinking like the system [i.e., the social structure] and say they can’t be redeemed? Then you’re part of the problem. Someone redeemed you, so why do you think it can’t happen for them? God knows, the vast majority of grown folks in the world did some dirt while they were children, but they didn’t stay there. They learned from their mistakes and moved on.
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- “Many people don’t focus enough on execution. If you make a commitment to get something done, you need to follow through on that commitment.” — Kenneth Chenault
- “Whether something happened ten minutes ago or 10,000 years ago, if you remember it, it occupies the same space in the consciousness.” — Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
- “All that you touch you Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change. God is Change.” — Octavia Butler