To demonstrate the foolishness of this thinking, we will showcase 10 words/concepts here that are commonly spoken about in this society and we challenge those reading to think through what level of unquestionable understanding you have regarding these words/concepts. What we already know is most people, as high as 85 to 90% of those reading, will truly have no concrete analysis to accompany not even 50% of these 10 words/concepts. What this “experiment” should clearly reveal to us is how much work needs to be done because no human progress has ever existed when ignorance and arrogance are the foundation from which a society permits itself to function.
- White Supremacy
- Scientific Socialism
- Organization and Mobilization
I would jump up and do flips if anything stated in this piece could be proven inaccurate because doing so would mean we are much farther along on these critical topics/concepts than we actually are, but I know better. If anything, the ignorance around these questions is understated in this piece. And, although we only included 10 examples, we could easily include another 10, another 100. Another 500, etc. The solution to this is the institution of organized political education. That means us moving away from the criteria for analysis being having internet access, a keyboard, and a subjective opinion, to where it should be; engaging in constant study of the history and conditions that impact us and working with each other to learn how to use that history to properly interpret those conditions so that we can work together to effectively make the necessary changes. As Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) was fond of saying, “if you are sick, you take medicine. Why when you are ignorant don’t you read a book?” We would add why not read a book with others in a consistent and ongoing basis? We assure you that if you do so, the rest will slowly, yet surely, begin to take care of itself.