Is it time yet? May 21, 1971, Marvin Gaye asked us, and sang What’s Going On? Here we are 50 plus years later asking the same question. Maybe we got so caught up in the smooth soul piercing rhythm and melody of the song that we missed it, but it was/is right there in front us, “You know we’ve got to find a way, To bring some lovin’ here today, eh eh, For only love can conquer hate, oh oh oh, Talk to me, so you can see…Oh, what’s going on”
Talk to me, we all have so many of the same concerns, but the only way to fix them is to talk, really talk and listen to one another. Maybe if we all came into the room blindfolded, we would talk and listen first without getting caught up in the visual prejudices of who is speaking to us. You probably think I am talking about prejudices like color, race, black and white. Nope. There are leaders, yes leaders, that don’t listen nor show up simply because John, I Can’t Stand Him Doe will be there. Remember Marvin Gaye’s words tell us, “You know we’ve got to find a way, to bring some lovin’ here today, eh eh For only love can conquer hate.”
We shouldn’t lose by focusing on petty things that will stop us from reaching our positive goals for humanity. Again, 50 years plus ago… I was watching Star Trek. The USS Enterprise had landed on a planet where the people were literally black on one side and white on the other and they could not talk to nor get along with the other people who were white on one side and black on the other. The planet was dying because it needed resources from to survive. That concept has stuck with me since I was a child.
My question is What’s Going On? Are we strengthening our goals by supporting each, bringing our talents, skills, experiences, and financial gains together to advance a sustainable impact towards building up our communities? Or are we being black on one side white on the other while putting down the white on one side black on the other?
To accomplish our united goals, we must come together. Solid strength comes from positive representation of united numbers in individuals, leaders, businesses, organizations, churches, politicians, serving as positive representation of our needs here on the border. As we ask for support from others, we must remember to ask ourselves, are we also supportive?
Find a source to share advancing information, meetings, events with each other, otherwise we will never really know what’s goin on.
Com’ on… bring some lovin’ here today…Talk to me, so WE can see “Oh, what’s going on.”