Controlling Our Own Money
There’s only one language that is spoken and heard in this society. That’s the language of power. Power is obtained through wealth and ownership - wealth and ownership is obtained through capital. It’s important that we know and understand this dynamic.
You see in a capitalistic society like this one, a lower class is a necessity. the lower class is made up of the people who don’t have wealth, who don’t have ownership, and who have limited to no access to capital.
A lower class of workers is needed to drive the economy for the wealthy upper class. Since slavery, we have been designated to be that lower class. We were brought here as slaves. Our purpose was to be workers. We were used by the wealthy to increase their power, their influence and their wealth.
It's still happening today.
Since slavery there have been laws and practices set up to keep us as that lower class. One set of laws was called the black codes. The black codes were designed to keep newly freed slaves in a labor economy based on low wages and debt – sound familiar?
It should because that is the state of us as black people today. Low wages and debt, and being disproportionately denied access to wealth building capital.
I was always taught, if we don’t change something, we will find ourselves in the same or worse position, this time next year. So, we have to decide to change something.