Crab vs. Crab, The Bucket Wins!

One of the most effective components of the infamous “Willie Lynch Doctrine” was the strategy of divide and conquer. If slave masters could create an environment where slaves fought against each other as oppose to the institution of slavery in would make them easier to control. 400 years of progression and the remnants of Willie Lynch still linger on today in many different ways. Nothing worse than seeing nonprofits hate on each other because they are in the running for the same grant.. Community activist battling it out via social media because they don't agree on how to stop the violence. Or hip hop artists leave after he or she performs without supporting the next artist on the bill. Churches shooting subliminal shots at each other from the pulpit because their philosophies differ. If a drama riddled status on facebook gets 200 likes and over a hundred comments, a praise report should get about 500 likes and 300 comments right? You would think so but from what I see on my TL everyday that is not the case. Negative images, fight videos, and people down on their luck seem to get more attention than the positive stuff. But as I get older and realize how important unity and community is, it hurts me too my soul to see anyone fight especially those with similar goals and aspirations. Why do so many of us feel that another person’s demise is synonymous with our own success or vise versa?! When did the focus shift from the objective at hand to out dueling the next person? Jay-Z said it best in the Blueprint album standout “Heart Of A City” when he calmly rapped “What you eat don’t make me sh*t… Where’s the love?!” Praying for someone else's downfall so that we feel better about our own shortcomings just creates a cycle community sabotage, burned bridges, and infinite negative karma that ultimately hurts those that are in need and those that are providing service. Have we forgotten the “golden rule” in Luke 6:31? “Do to others as you would have them do for you.”

In this social media age where the smallest things like the amount of comments on our profile pictures to our score in fantasy football are glamorized, everything becomes a battle for supremacy! But through that constant battle, we lose the very ingredients that make this world great. We should find joy in the successes of those around us because wishing good fortune upon others is taking on the heart of God! Also, if God is blessing those around us that means that we could be next! Stay prayed up and prepare yourself to receive your blessing instead of questioning or frowning upon the blessings others are receiving! If more non profit organizations worked together those in need would receive more service.. If 2 factions of local community activism have different ideas on solving problems then BOTH ideas should be supported because a war isn't one with just one kind of weapon or strategy. It's won by front line units, snippers in the hills, armored tanks, etc all working together. If musicians rooted for each other and work together their respective fanbases would diversify the music scene would grow. If politicians stopped mud slinging and creating gridlocks, more people would benefit and engage in the system. Life changing opportunities can arise in mere seconds… A single moment could change a life. So if every single moment counts, why waste a second on wishing for another person’s demise or speaking negative energy into the atmosphere? That moment of hate could have been the unifying moment of love that changes an entire community. When somebody around you get a raise, a promotion, a new car, found a new boo thang (lol), etc praise God with them and rejoice with them or from afar. The devil’s design is to have us fighting each other and through our battles we start forgetting who the true enemies are. Stay positive kings and queens.. Your time is coming! Love thy neighbor and uplift all of those in which you come in contact today. I love ya’ll. Ok, I got some work to do today before I lose the morning.. lol Peace