Will we get there? Will we as a nation, or collectively as members of the Caribbean community, see the journey’s end. Do we have what it takes to be part of the procession? With every passing day, some very serious and dangerous things are unfolding over the Caribbean Sea, right before our very eyes, but the journey must and will continue.
What is the journey of which I speak? It is the journey to Zion’s land. The birth place of our souls. We can only reach our destination when every one is on board. No one must be left behind. The sick, the mentally ill, and even those those are imprisoned. Will we as black people ever reach the zenith of our prosperity? Will we continue to live each day with the experiences of our fore parents, as the only driving force to propel us or to justify our beliefs?
It seems that if we are to go forward, then we as black people will have to leave behind our history. Our overdependence on our past has cast a stumbling block in our path forward and making sound judgment. Are we strong enough to let go? Stepping back from history will extend no greater injury to our fore parents; neither will it erase the pain and suffering that they went through. What it will do is to help us to see and act clearly with greater resolve to the task ahead.
Our only chance of survival is through education, and communication. We must have the foresight to appreciate the fact that what we are doing now cannot work or sustain us. We must be committed to overcoming the obstacles that come our way, and to get up and go when we have fallen on our backs. How do we get everyone on board? Is it possible to have one clear understanding of a common purpose? We cannot stand by and allow our youth, our future leaders to stand on the bridge, and claim that there are voluntarily idle, while reaping the fruits of all those who sacrificed their lives.
If we are to reach the eternal city, then we must be on the same...