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The UNION Is In A STATE…

The UNION Is In A STATE…

During President Obama’s State of the Union Address this Evening, January 25, 2011, he will discuss investing and or spending, and the topic of investing/spending for Education will most likely come up. This topic of discussion seems to have caused some consternation amongst Republicans in past months because they don’t see the need for investing/spending on education. This to Me is ridiculous because it seems that EDUCATION should be at the top of the list of things to invest in for America. Educational Investing/Spending would allow everyone to get an optimal education making America, and Americans, more competitive in a World market and putting individuals in a better position as far as being prepared to handle or live everyday life.

‘Why shouldn’t everyone have the best Education they can get?’

I’ve heard it said that some don’t want the ‘minorities’ in America to have the BEST Education that they can receive because it makes them too competitive in our Society and causes them the chance to advance. Minorities should just continue to be IGNORANT, never have Unity and continue committing GENOCIDE through violence, drugs and sex. ‘Competing with whom? Other Americans…?’  I hear this and Pray that it’s not a TRUTH, that it’s only Blindness in the eyes of a few, but then I’m most likely ‘Hoping Against Hope’ and will be the one that is Blind…

If the statement that I heard is TRUTH its Terrifyingly Sad but what’s more Saddening than that is the fact that Minorities fall for it or play right into it because of their actions and the way that they choose to live. Now I understand that a lot of individuals amongst the number of Minorities believe that they have to choose the way of life they live because ‘someone’ is holding them back from obtaining an Education and allowing them the opportunity to advance in life but this type of thinking or belief has to STOP or CHANGE because as long as Minorities have this mindset, knowing that another person or group doing ALL that they can to hold another back is Wrong and the fact of Minorities BELIEVING it as TRUTH amongst themselves is Wrong, things will never CHANGE or get better.

When we, Minorities or anyone for that matter, sees that they are being WRONGED by another it is not the time to be quiet and just allow it to happen, believing it as TRUTH and playing into it…Its time to stand and do ALL that you can in a Civilized and Peaceful manner to find a resolution that will work for ALL involved.  As long as Minorities continue to do as they have done and continue to do at present, playing into the LIE and making it TRUTH amongst their numbers, not saying to themselves, ‘This is enough! This cannot be the way things are supposed to be! It’s time to take a stand and bring about a CHANGE for the better for ALL,’ things won’t CHANGE, like President Obama hoped and pressed for in his campaign and Education will not be what America chooses to Invest or Spend its money on.

And, anyone that has the belief that ‘You will be better off by holding another back, whether individual or group, by whatever means you try to stop their progression,’ you are Wrong for thinking you should or could do this to another and your ‘COMEUPPANCE’ is around the bend.

People…America…We need to ‘Wake Up,’ come together in Unity and bring about a CHANGE for us ALL or we’ll forever be LOST!

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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On The Mall…

 

On The Mall

Thousands of People

No Face the same as the One

Next to it

Not Shopping for Things…Not Shopping at All

But Seeking…Seeking for a Word

Awaiting a Word

From a Man

A Leader…A Visionary

A Prophet…A Deliverer

And, at the same time a Threat

Ears listening

Anxiously…In the Silence

Among so Many

Then…

‘I Have A Dream…’

Breaks the Silence to Fall upon Ears

Ears that aren’t Deaf

Ears that long to Hear

Ears belonging to a People that know there is a Better Way

 

Listen…

The Words of Dr. King still resonate Today

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Nothing Outside of Us Makes Us Anything…We Already Are…

Nothing Outside of Us Makes Us Anything…We Already Are…

While watching television a few days ago and in conversation about all of the craziness continually going on in our World, images were projected upon the screen showing people in so-called third World countries that seemed to us that have ‘more,’ those individuals that don’t seem to be in the best positions or the best situations, seem to be so Happy and full of Joy. Always projecting Smiles and in Good-Spirits no matter what chaos was or is going on around them. The question was posed how do they do it? How do they continue to keep a Positive attitude in the face of chaos, disaster and so much destruction?  They simply ‘Choose to!’

Upon thinking about that for a moment it occurred to Me that those of Us with ‘so much,’ with so many things outside of Us defining who we are as individuals and as a people, we would not in any way understand the Joy these people feel or project in their situations. When you are an individual that does not allow your Happiness or Joy to be defined by things or circumstances around you, you are an individual that has the ability to be Happy and Joyous at ALL times. That is the difference between those of us that are Truly Happy and those of us that are only Happy when things seem to be the way that we want them to be. The latter type of Happiness is not Happiness at all. A sorry substitution for it…

We can actually learn a Great lesson from these people that seem to be less fortunate than we are. We can learn the lesson that the Happiness and Joy that we are searching outside of ourselves for is already there within us and that those things outside of us do not define us or bring us Happiness or Joy. We have to be Happy and filled with Joy before those things are given to us or before we attain those things. If we are not Happy or Joyous before we obtain those things we will only be Happy for a short period after getting them and we will find that those ‘THINGS’ outside of us do not bring Happiness and Joy at ALL, just a sorry, short-lived, Fictional substitute for it.

We need to make the decision to be Happy and Joyous right where we are, no matter what the situation looks like because waiting upon situations and circumstances to CHANGE for the better or waiting upon the acquiring of ‘things’ will not bring you Happiness or Joy, only appeasement that has a short Lifespan.

My friend…Are you Happy and Joyous right where you are…in your current situation…or are you waiting on things to materialize in your World before you are Happy and Joy-Filled? Choose to be Happy and Joyous NOW because those ‘things’ outside of you will not bring it to you, no matter what the World tries to get you to believe.

Like the quote says, ‘We are about as Happy as we Choose to be…’ Not, ‘We are as Happy as the things outside of Us choose to make Us…’

GOD Bless…My Friend!

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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What MOUNTAINTOP?

WHAT MOUNTAINTOP?

-‘We have reached the Mountaintop?’

-Statement uttered by many African-Americans when Barack Obama won the Presidency

 

The above statement being proclaimed by many, especially African-Americans, when Barack Obama won the Presidency as our first African-American President was a very positive and courageous proclamation but in the excitement of it all, little did We know that, not only had We not reached the Mountaintop but the Mountaintop was not even in view. Many individuals from across the spectrum of races worked together to put Obama into the White House but record numbers of African-Americans turned out to vote to solidify his winning of the Presidency so as to see history made in this country and to see our first African-American President, but the question is; ‘For what reason did African-Americans do this?’

During the many months of Barack Obama’s campaign and run for office African-Americans jumped onboard the ‘Obama Train’ because his being African-American gave them a sense of, ‘Maybe this is our time and this is the Man who will finally give us our due.’ So, they went out in a plethora of numbers to make sure his winning the Presidency would happen. Not that all African-Americans had this mindset, because some African-Americans were not blinded by race, the need to get their due, the need to get a ‘revenge’ of some sort for past hurts and mistreatments or the need for an ego boost, some African-Americans were truly behind Obama, his views, what he stood for and the CHANGE that he wanted for this country and our World. They knew that his being President would not mean that he would stand up in front of the country, a country of many different races and only make things ‘right’ for African-Americans but that he would work to make things ‘right’ for everyone.

After Obama’s solidification of the office of President and after a few months of his running the country, many of those African-Americans that were so adamant about getting him into office turned their backs on him after they saw that he was not going to give them their ’40 Acres and a Mule,’ or the due that was owed them after all the years of struggle and mistreatment or after finding that he wasn’t ‘BLACK’ enough as an African-American President. These same African-Americans that turned their backs on President Obama were the same ones shouting and proclaiming, with tears of joy, ‘We have reached the Mountaintop…,’ at his winning the Presidency.

A sad case indeed…

 Like I said previously, this was a positive and courageous proclamation on their parts but We had in no way reached the Mountaintop, We had only been given an individual to lead us to the Mountaintop. We were and still continue to be at the foot of the Mountain fighting about how to get to the top. To reach the Mountaintop, We have to want to follow the leader that has been placed there to lead us and not for the wrong reasons. We have to choose to come together in unity and on one accord, not being so divided, jealous, envious and hateful towards one another. We as African-Americans, and any other race, have to work together to reach the pinnacle of the Mountain or We will never get there, no matter who our leader is. Whether African-American President, Caucasian President, Latino President or Indian President, it is up to us to come together first and for the RIGHT reasons to reach our destiny and as long as We are of the mindset We are of at present, which is a ‘SLAVERY MINDSET,’ We will never reach the Mountaintop We seek to reach.

Obama’s being President should open all of our eyes to the ills of our country and World, especially African-Americans and allow it to illustrate to us the fact that our country, our society, our World and definitely not ‘Our People,’ African-Americans have CHANGED or are ready for the CHANGE that Barack Obama spearheaded his campaign and run for President on.  

My Friend…My People…Let’s get it together, by coming together and making things work for Us ALL as a race, as a country, as a society, as a World, supporting one another and our President, our leader by understanding what he is doing as a whole and how he is wanting to and working to bring about a CHANGE for us ALL and not just Us, African-Americans individually.

Until you CHANGE your mind about this and release yourself from your own ‘self-made SLAVERY’ We cannot proclaim…

‘We have reached the Mountaintop!’

What Mountaintop?

 

-PM Bishop

 
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