Monday, December 28, 2009

The Obama Kwanzaa Series Day 3 of 7

How does Barack Obama’s life and his first year as President compare to the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. Does the comparison provide any evidence regarding Obama’s Cultural Health?

Call Habari Gani (What's the word)

This is day three of Kwanzaa and the third installment of this series.
3. UJIMA (Collective Work and Responsibility) [oo-JEE-mah]

To Build and maintain our community together and make our sister's and brother's problems our problems and to solve them together.

Like many African Americans who have attended good schools Obama could have deserted his community and made a fortune with the Bush type anti-humanist forty thieves. He, like the Cultural Traitors Steel and Thomas, could have chosen to work against his community.

What did Obama do? He went into the Chicago African American community and became a community organizer. He did not go into the Irish community or the Chinese community he returned to his community in the spirit of UJIMAA. He married a like minded young lady from his community and they are bringing up two children in the best tradition of UJIMA.

Barack Obama and the History of Project Vote

He found that he could not get enough done fast enough for his community given the conditions in America. So he found a way to plot a path to helping the whole American community activate UJIMA.

As we meditate on today's principle a few things should pass through our bio-computer(mind)

A strong grounding in culture and community can produce remarkable results, the first African American President of the United States.

Talk about collective work and responsibility. Most African Americans (AA's) did not know Barack Obama from a hole in the ground. They did not embrace him immediately because they knew he could be a Judge Thomas or Micheal Steel. When they determined that he was operating in UJIMA (my word not theirs)they (we) collectively, at the 95% level, took responsibility for helping him get elected.

Everyone now understands with hindsight that the Bush and the forty thieves drove our economic bus into the ditch. Not just any ditch, but the biggest one since the great depression. We can all use a little National UJIMA about now. The President has attached a crane cable to the back of Bush's Bus and stopped it from going further down the ditch.

In looking at the year 2009 (African year 12,009) and comparing obama with other potential roll models for UMJIMA, like Tiger Woods, the President comes out on top.

So when I look at his life and his first year as President, I conclude that Obama continues to live the principle of UJIMA.

What do you think?

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