My personal economic plan is to break, this spending power, of mine, down to a science;" and to utilize my knowledge, in order to avoid falling victim to impulse buying. Impulse buying has a liberal, short term, benefit for black customers, which leads, ultimately, to supporting American Businesses, in the economy, which, do not support us, in return. (The Walgreens, the Arab Muslims, selling liquor, which is a sin, and Local Korean Cleaners, all, get enough business, from what I can see).
There is no race prejudice involved my decision to undergo this experiment;" and American Economics is American Economics, it's all good. There is nothing to complain about, as this system is mostly dependant, upon customer choices. It is quite obvious, however, that, we, in the black community, have a real serious economic problem (we do not support each other, like other nationalities do). It's not racist, for me, to sacrifice my time, money, and effort, and choose not to conform to the majority's spending patterns, in order to support my nationality. I have to make purchases.
My intention is to support, no business, save black business, in practically every purchase, which I make. Call me an extremist
. The personal fulfillment, which I will attain, from channeling my spending power, into my black economy, will give me even more purpose, in this world. And plus, my intention is to maintain this discipline, for the pleasure of my Guardian Lord, Allah.
Insha-Allah (God Willing), this will take discipline, for me to walk past the Burger Kings and the McDonalds, when I'm hungry, because, in my economic mind, advertising to the black community, is not enough, for me to prioritze, buying from these places. Even if they do "support the black community". It's a unique, more conservative, long term, spending pattern, which I must create for my self. I've supported them long enough, I made them as rich as they are. They, humbly, owe me that support, of the black community.
Simple purchases, such as, "some" cocoa butter soaps, and razor bump creams, are the purchases, which I am training my eyes, to know who makes these products, and if I can support my community in purchasing them. Just because it's a product, which, black people use, doesn't mean it's a product, which, black people can benefit from economically. Ya feel me?
It'll take the best of my researching and my networking skills;" and it'll take more effort to support the black economy, than it will to support "just any old business in the economy". Finding ways to spend my money is easy. Finding ways to channel my money into pious black business, is a little more tricky. I see izania;" and Insha-Allah (God Willing), I will support every aspect of this network, that's why I am here.
I'm training my purchasing thoughts, that they will prioritize which economic matter, is most important: Who am I buying these products and services from, who is benefiting from money, besides me? or- What products and services I am buying, and how much does it cost, is it a quality product?
I'm training my eyes against the allusion of, the person at the register being black, being supporting black business. I am asking cashiers questions, about ownership;" and informing them why I am asking. (Law 28- Enter Action with Boldness. 48 Laws of Power)
I intend to break this down to a science from, black products, to black business owners, to black invested companies, who employ black people. I believe that we all must break this down to our own individual science. It's that serious. The individual science of black spending. Every product in your posession (and mine) should benefit the black economy, if possible.
I elect Thuso, to be our first scientific scholar, (ha ha
). Just kidding, we all need to be our own individual scientist of black spending. We have to experiment, let's find out what works, what does not work. I'm sure that every person cannot support black business, for every bare essential, gas, public transportation, ect... I know this, but let's find out what industries are on lock;" and flood those industries. That's why we're entreprenuers right?
Some of you, in this network, are writers, write about it. Motivational speakers, speak on it. We are scattered brain, on too many issues, at one time, or too many problems, to come up with one solution, to even one of them. Let's be scientists of black spending, and utilize, proven scientific research, of how black spending can work, and how it cannot work.
Writing a long, wordy dissertation, was not my intention. My intention was to reconfirm that we do face a very serious issue, in our nation. If any ispiration came from my reply, that was not from me, it was from Allah. I leave, as I came, in peace. Asalam Alaikum.