Urban Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality And Politics (UPRSAP) Series
In Article 6 of this ongoing series, we examined several topics: Warfare Against Greed and Inner-City Poverty in America, Greedy Thieves and Subtle Racism, and the concept of a Fair Share Party Movement. Now let’s examine in more depth the political and economic plight of the poor, subtle racism, prejudice and discrimination in the context of politics and economics, and voting power strategies for a greed-free, poverty-free America.
The Political and Economic Plight of “the Poor” in America
For there is no partiality with God”. (Romans 2:11)
Ponder this Question:
WHY must there be “the poor” and WHY do “only the poor” tend to remain as consumers and laborers, instead of entrepreneurs, manufacturers, inventors, artists, planners and managers?
So many of “the rich” tend to be “ united registered voters” — too many of “the poor” tend to be “divided un-registered non-voters” — a trend we must change drastically and immediately!
To borrow a quote from Page 23 of the book “Make Your Vote Count: What the Bible Says About 25 Key Political Issues” (From the Publisher of Frontline Books) — “The coming November 2012 election is more up for grabs than in recent history, and there is perhaps more “God Talk” among the candidates than during any previous campaign. Even liberals are using faith-based language to lure voters. Do your homework, and research where the candidates stand on important issues ….…”
Subtle Racism, Prejudice and Discrimination in the Context of Politics and Economics
“Judges with evil motives” — persons who discriminate against others” (James 2:4)”
Subtle racism, prejudice and discrimination are all horrible abominations and American citizens must register, vote and elect government officials who will promote unity and harmony across America. Let’s rid America of the age-old systematic pattern of “divide-and-conquer”. As so well put by Na’im Akbar, Ph.D, “the process of beginning to think new thoughts in a new consciousness is a lonely process. This is why those who would choose to break the chains of mental slavery must be courageous. Only the very brave can resist the temptations or endure the isolations”. (“Breaking The Chains of Psychological Slavery” – Page 41).
Voting Power Strategies for a Greed-free, Poverty-free America
2012 and Beyond Call-To-Action
Indeed, there is strength and power in unity. Let ALL American citizens unite and rid America of the detrimental social diseases of racial fear, distrust, envy, and inferiority and superiority complexes that are promoted for mere use as economic and political control mechanisms.
We must work hard to make voter registration more of a forceful political tactic going forward. We must work hard to make sure our government strives harder to represents ALL Americans.
Calling all voting warriors to action for “A Greed-free Poverty-free America — Rich – Poor Individuals – Families – Religious-Spiritual Leaders-Churches-Temples-Mosques – Politicians/Government Leaders and Media — Everyone. Register, reserve and cast your powerful vote in 2012 and beyond to elect only candidates and officials who have the passion and courage to fight for a sustained “fair share government” that ensures a greed-free, poverty-free America.