As I continue to grow in life and my awareness of the truth expands, I begin to notice how powerful love is. I’ve learned one of the greatest things that Europeans attempted to steal from us 500 years ago was love. We have been conditioned to hate ourselves and one another. This is the only way an oppressor can keep us down, by dividing us. It seems like self-gain is our main concern, and that concern for others comes secondary to our worldly desires. Love is what the people, my people, all people, need. While reading Kwame Ture tonight I ran into a great passage which I think captures how important love is, and how having love as a people is necessary. Kwame Ture states these words at a Free Huey Rally in Oakland, CA:
Three things: first and foremost, the honky has been able to make us hate each other. He has channeled our love for each into love for his country – his country. We must begin to develop- and this is the most important thing we can do as a people – we must develop an undying love for our people, our people. We must develop the undying love personified by Brother Huey P. Newton. Undying love for our people. If we do not do that, we will be wiped out. Our slogan will become: first, our people; then and only then, me and you as individuals. Our people first.”
Our people first. That phrase hits home for me because it simplifies what I keep in mind while I try to uplift, educate, and liberate my people. Our people first. I often say that my life is about the people. I truly believe that serving the people is serving God. In order to really be a servant of the people you must have an undying love for the people. The glue that will unify and keep that unification cemented is love. This love must be unconditional. Love must be unconditional, it can’t have any conditions associated with it. If love has conditions then it is not real. So how do deep is your love for the people? Is it strong enough to give your life? Would you be willing to risk your own securities for the greater good? What is the greatest thing our community needs? Love. So how deep is your love? Stay Woke.