It’s 2023 now and Black peoples’ buying power is expected to reach $1.8 trillion by 2024. With Kanye West and Kyrie Irving being punished by non-Black, mainstream society for speaking their mind, we should be using this spending power to grow our own economic power structure.
We can create our own music record labels and music distribution companies with that money. Then we don’t have to worry about mainstream-funded celebrities going on apology tours after they offend racists. We also don’t have to worry about the mainstream media ridiculing and turning the public against them. We all saw how they did Kanye West. Guess what. Kanye West is no longer a billionaire. They made sure to keep posting that headline on social media to let us know he was in trouble with them.
With $1.8 trillion spending, we can create our own sports leagues that can rival the mainstream leagues. Then mainstream media and thought won’t serve as de facto blackmailers for Black world-class athletes. “Hey, Black athletes. Say this nonsense and you will be paid well in this league. Don’t say this so you won’t be kicked out of the league.” We saw what they did to Kyrie Irving. They tried to punk him.
With us creating our own institutions, be it music, sports, movies, or any other field, we can applaud Black public figures who speak truth to nonsense power, that call out nonsense propaganda and corruption being pushed, and that stands up for the people.
If- I mean when- (I’m speaking it into existence) we create our own institutions, Black celebrities- or other races of celebrities too that develop a publicly-noted talent, will have free reign to be themselves and speak their mind. They will have to abide by the anti-racism, pro-justice, anti-propaganda, pro-truth talking points that conscious and righteous people push.
We can also make the bootlickers who cow-tow to mainstream racism go on apology tours and blackball and ostracize them if they refuse. So in this case, the Jesse Lee Petersons, Candace Owens, Charles Barkley and a Clarence Thomas will be made to go on the apology tours. Anyone who buckdances for racism should be ridiculed.
I can see the headline now, “Charles Barkley is no longer worth $200 million after calling Kyrie an idiot.”
Our spending power has went from $961 billion in 2010 to $1.3 trillion by 2018. Since 2000, Black purchasing power has increased by 114 percentage points. There are more Black-owned businesses now than ever before and more Blacks are starting to support Black businesses that understand their needs.
So the next step would be creating even more businesses and watching them grow to global Fortune 1000 brands, then to Fortune 500 brands, and many to Fortune 100 brands. The next step would be to watch the collapse of other corrupt businesses or to watch them transform and improve their ways to avoid collapsing.