Make MLK DREAM a reality.
As we again celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, let's also
remember he was murdered 54 years ago in Memphis. It’s the moral
responsibility of our generation to redouble our efforts to make MLK
DREAM a reality.
First, consider this quote from Dr. King Jr:
“I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most
effective – the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely
discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”
That incredible foresight of a guaranteed income would later be
championed in our time by Andrew Yang.
King’s vision of guaranteed income back then is now Yang’s vision for a
Universal Basic Income of $2,000.00 a month, for every New Yorker – no
questions asked. Yang will still continue to do the math.
Unfortunately Americans have never been more divided and polarized
than today in Trump's hyper-partisan America. As we know, Trump has
spent the last four years of his office doing his very best to hinder people
of color from relocating to this country. With regards to people from
Haiti and Africa, Trump infamously asked in an Oval Office meeting:
Why do we want all these people from shithole countries; coming here?"
He then went on to suggest that the US should “get more people from
Trump may be on his way out, but his poisonous, racist legacy smolders
on. If racism is a fire, then Trump is the Arsonist-in-Chief.
Trump and the Republicans’ actions still only give Blue States one
recourse to protect their interests—going on the offensive and declaring
Civil War II - Cyber Edition. This continues to be the only way to free the
millions of Americans unjustly incarcerated and to defend the poor, the
Dreamers, our planet, our healthcare, and to restore honor and integrity
to the most prestigious position in the world, the U.S. Presidency. Four
years of Trump has dragged that name through the dirt, mud and worse.
There's a time and a place for marching and peaceful protesting (unlike
Trump’s violent goons who just recently over-ran the Capitol). However,
as it was in MLK’s time, the thing that will get people from the back of the
bus to the front is economic activism. As we know, the Montgomery Bus
Boycott was the game changer of its time. Fast forward 50 years and
Colin Kaepernick is our modern-day Rosa Parks. It is no surprise that
white supremacists, with the backing of Trump and the GOP, have done
everything they can to keep him off the field.
Kaepernick peacefully knelt before the flag and was slammed by the
MAGA-mob as being a traitor. Trump’s insurrectionists had people killed,
destroyed property, attacked police officers and literally defecated in the
halls of the People’s House. Yet the right-wing have no problem with that
at all. Stunning hypocrisy.
In the spirit of MLK and Rosa Parks, we must go to war to defend our
rights and dignity. We must go to war to ensure activists stay on the
field. We must go to war to ensure cannabis legalization is the law of the
land. We cannot have half the country enjoying recreational cannabis
while those in the other half rot in prison for a joint, their lives ruined and
themselves enslaved in the penal system workforce. It's not a coincidence
that blue states legalize and confederate states imprison. This is what Jeff
Sessions fought for. It’s the central tenant of the disastrous “War on
156 years ago our ancestors left their masters physical plantations and
unknowingly migrated to their insidious political plantations. Mass
incarceration was the brainchild of Biden signed into law by Bill Clinton.
Let’s never forget that as Biden ascends to the Presidency.
Over 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr wrote the following words
that are both profound and remain true to this day:
“I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost
reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block
in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku
Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to order
than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of
tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who
constantly says: I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree
with your methods of direct action; who paternalistically believes he can
set the timetable for another ma';s freedom; who lives by a mythical
concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a more
convenient season, Shallow understanding from people of good will is
more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”
With Trump and the GOP waging a full-blown Civil War against people of
color, the DNC leadership should hang their heads in shame for hosting a
lily-white debate post Obama. It's both a historical slap in the face and a
wake-up call. The Democratic Party is working to elect a “White
Moderate” who opposed bussing and praised segregationists Why does it
always have to be the white, aged, centrist candidate that the DNC
always seem to revert to (Obama aside)?
Today, we are 100 million strong in the U.S. and 1.4 billion strong
worldwide. We must unshackle ourselves from the “White Moderate”
Democrats. They are not our allies and will always sell us down the river
as soon as they secure our votes.
It is time for us to rise up and take political and economic control of our
future and our loved ones’ futures. Don’t be fooled into thinking that now
Trump has gone and the Democrats have the Presidency and Congress
our best interests will be served.
We are a group of veterans, historians and social tourism activists who
have started the Travel in Peace (TIP) Political Party:
America's First Self-Funding Blockchain &; Crypto-Strong Political Party.
The TIP Political Party is the Progressive counterpoint and antithesis to
the Republican Tea Party, MAGA alt-right, and white supremacy. We
simply want all people to Travel in Peace no matter their race, culture,
gender or sexual orientation.
Fellow Progressives, we would like to introduce you to our generation’s
Montgomery Bus Boycott and the South African Apartheid Embargo. Our
#FeelThePainBoy travel boycott is designed to block tourism to Red
States, cripple their trillion-dollar tourism industry, redirect that money
into progressive places, boost our economy and unite Progressives and
the world against oppression. This boycott will give us, the people,
genuine leverage over this outcome and our opponents.
We ask each of you not to visit or support our oppressor’s economy, both
as an act of solidarity and for your own safety, which we fear could be in
jeopardy if you visit the dark heart of Trump’s hinterland America – more
so than ever before after events in recent weeks. We’re boycotting North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida,
Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri. Please consider redirecting
your travel dollars to progressive states, like Colorado, California,
Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, New York,
Nevada, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey or Hawaii instead.
Trump and his racist supporters think they have the upper hand because
they scream and threaten the most. However, the truth remains the
truth regardless. We will always be the people that have the power.
Consequently we will not let Republican voters hide behind their elected
officials without causing their state economic harm.
This fight remains for the Dreamers, Puerto Ricans, Haitians and all
people of color. Unlike the Montgomery Boycott, when we are victorious,
we'll have political power with the creation of Travel in Peace Political
Party and economic power with the creation of Afrobnb.com. Afrobnb
will connect the 1.4 billion people in the pan-African diaspora in the
emerging $100 billion shared economy.
The BnB Liberation Movement will morph into the Travel in Peace
Political Party. That is the first self-funded political party designed to
effectively end the practice of lobbyists funding politics for their selfish,
nefarious goals - a practice that is rooted in the Slavery Economy Era. Our
mission is to secure the White House on a permanent Progressive basis,
legalize cannabis nationwide and dominate the U.S. tourism industry.
Those key principles will foster both world peace and prosperity.
We will be the generation to finally eradicate the Confederacy, unshackle
millions of fellow Americans, legalize cannabis and make the Universal
Basic Income dream become a reality for our children. (Andrew Yang's
Universal Basic Income is the modern-day equivalent to Reparations)
Join our fight for the soul of America and our right to “smoke in peace.”
In doing so, we can:
“Heal the moral conscience of a deeply flawed nation.”