Have and Have NotJul 2, 2014
Forget Black, White, Asian, Indian and what other delineation we have been fed to accept no movement will work until we know what it is we are working towards. The real class separation is between the “haves” and the “have nots”. Now, this delineation is not what you probably think. Having and not having has nothing to do with finance it has to do with opportunity. Since the beginning of time this has been so. In order to succeed we must first believe there is an opportunity for success. For the artist who thinks they must first start with money to buy paper, pen, ink, marker, camera, hammer or whatever to make their art will never find the means to make meaningful works. Oh yes, finances can make the process move more swiftly. But the finances alone will not give the work meaning. Would the Civil Rights Movement have moved any faster with more money? That thing that the “have nots” want to control is not just one thing it is many small things hope, desire, passion, joy, individuality, love. The “have nots” use the same weapon no matter what front they are fighting on, they use fear. That fear is sold to us in many shades fear of failure, fear of harm, fear of shame, fear of embarrassment, fear of financial ruin, fear of self. Their arsenal is huge. The ones we usually look at as the “haves” quite often are the “have not” for the only thing these “haves” have is money. Many don’t have happiness, joy, love, vision, dreams, goals and they don’t want you to know it. For what you must have to truly be a “have” is not something you can hold it is something you must know deep down. When you have that thing no one can take it from you the only way to lose it is if you buy what the “have nots” want to sell you.