Why all the videos?
The reason is that the "rules" of any game are determined by the people who make that game. The people who make that game are the people who invest in the building of that game. Other people tend to play by the rules and there are referees or cops that enforce those rules.
Now that the agents are at least taking a much-needed break we can discuss important things; like goals and how to get to them.
Now if you only want to have desires and dreams but never move towards them, that's fine. Sometimes we have dreams we are scared of because we just don't want to fail. But you can't achieve success without risk.
Regardless of what you envision, talking about it and gaining allies and networking is part of that future success. But I can't stress enough that dreaming isn't enough and neither is talking.
There has to be a plan. Some people have a plan already and that's fine. But where are you at in that plan? How long is the plan supposed to take? And how do you gauge how far along you should be? Are people indoctrinated into this plan? Is it set in stone? Or is it flexible? Is there a plan B? Can the plan be modified according to new information, new secondary goals, or new on-the-ground intelligence?
It's one thing to be against an organized system. But the benefits of having an organized system speak for themselves. And for people to support a disorganized system, well... we have plenty of examples of that not working out.
In order to get to your goals, you first have to organize them. Imagine what you want as a building. You need a floor plan. You need to know where all the wires are going to go. You need insulation to protect it from the elements, etc. The biggest thing, from my experience, I have seen us (many different black communities/orgs) missing is a brilliant plan. What we want is noble and righteous and good. But it cannot be just that. How we get there matters too. Some people just want to ask for the money.
So where is that money supposed to come from? How many people is that investment supposed to help? And are you trying to build something anti-capitalism while borrowing money from capitalism? And that's okay, don't get me wrong, but if you are not creating a better system then the whole thing collapses. Organization and planning is key.
Forums like this should be loud with planning every little detail. Some people think "oh we need to get the money first". Nope. In that case what they're saying to the people is "trust us, we don't have a plan but if you enrich us we'll make a good one." Sorry, but no. We learn from people around us and we have learned that we need to be wise investors. Plenty of scams start with "send me $X first".
The bigger the goal the bigger the plan needs to be. The bigger the plan the more time it's going to take to become a reality.
For me, I want to be able to live in Jamaica. This seems like a very simple goal. Too simple. Someone could easily say, "you're a web developer. Just get a remote job so you can live wherever you want."
I wish it were that simple. My fiance already has a remote job. It requires her to travel but if she wanted to she could switch to a more "desk" version of the job that could be truly remote. As for me, I work at a factory. Factory rules. I could do my job from home but it's frowned upon. Contract work can be unstable. And remote also means tons of competition because now you are competing against developers from around the world who haven't been dealing with the same tech for the last 10 years like I have. For me to switch jobs it would have to be something secure that I feel I have an advantage in. And my job is relatively easy which gives me time to hang our here, write, and invest in other hustles that scratch my entrepreneurial itch.
And even if I could sell my house and move to Jamaica tomorrow, where would I live? How would I live? How comfortably would I live with the resources I have? What would I have to sacrifice?
But this thread isn't about me figuring out how to get to my dream.
This is about black power.
What does a bunch of technology have to do with black power?