Dr. Amos Wilson On Power (3 minutes)
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Ultimately even when we talk about so-called black on black violence or where we talk about the mis-education of our children or many of the other problems that we talk so much about you must come to recognize that to a very
great extent these problems flow from our powerlessness as people they fall from the fact that we have not
developed the power to change our circumstances
and that we will not change our circumstances until we develop real power there's no other way around it trying to get other people to have goodwill and live between sisters and brothers ain't going to work I'm telling you it's not going to do it you got to have power to even get them to believe
that powerful people don't pay much attention to the sermons of the powerless now preaching and ranting and
raving that those other folk but it's not going to have much influence on their behavior why should they pay your inattention you don't represent anything
okay so you gotta have power even convinced them to love you to be brotherly and to be sisterly why should I
be sisterly to you these what does it mean you can't do anything to me that's what they say you can't do anything for me so what's the point why should I love you what I have a game about nothing here yeah sorry a lot of us you know think that we can just preach the enemy into submission ain't gonna happen but if you got some power behind what you're saying things happen you see people listen to powerful people don't they if we want to be heard if by people have a different message if African people have a different message a different philosophy and ideology then African people must back that ideology up with power but as long as you don't have any power your message can it be as beautiful and it's wonderful that you want it to be nobody's going to hear you know that's going to pay you in mind.
Dr. Amos Wilson
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