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More Resources... (Vol. 3 #5)


"Interestingly enough, we wouldn't give certain communities any assistance to sustain their neighborhoods. But, we are able to force those same certain communities to tear down their properties, and charge them while doing so. We begin to line up, in order to speak. Yet, we normally find one lone voice presenting a message that builds all elements of a people..."

A screaming contest of sorts. While most who speak resist extreme enthusiasm, the intent and language each still shout to levels of relevance that ultimately captures the attention of someone.

Where is the substance, though? Where is the attention to the petition that elevates the least of these, ultimately lifting those who are more affluent as well? Unfortunately, we are in a time of massive commercialization. This means that people want instant results and momentary thrills. Being trendy, one might say. While missing the desire to actually make a difference - something far beyond change alone.

As children, toys were often given as rewards or tokens of seasonal celebration. Though as adults, we find those in the forefront of our visual and audible exposure using "toys" as a means to identify power and value.

There was a time when we appreciated what we had and shared what we needed to, regardless of what the personal circumstance might have been at the time. Over the course of a few decades we relinquished our village mentality and traded it for a way of boosting our own ideology while attempting to force others to adopt it. Has this not only resulted in pain, turmoil, and destruction for our people?

Our future depends on each of us sharing our gifts to improve the quality of life for the area of which we live. Though first simply a street, this idea becomes a block, a ward, a neighborhood, a district, a community. As our decisions are local, our imprint is