Re: True Unity Must Be Cultivated by The African R
Posted By: rasi In Response To: Re: True Unity Must Be Cultivated by The African R (selassielive)
Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2007, at 5:22 p.m.
In Response To: Re: True Unity Must Be Cultivated by The African R (selassielive)
Do you sight how corporate america is taking away business from the "little man"? When many do try to have their own interprise, corporate america comes in with their big dollars, propaganda/advertisments, and low cost products to wipe out the interprise of the little man.
yes i sight that, but does that mean that the "little-man" cease operations and give up because corporate america has a bigger budget?
ive checked the wal mart model for years after
opening up a little reggae/cutural music store a while back...and noticed that they were selling the same music that i was selling in some instances for $3-5 less that what i was. they were basically selling cd's for what i was buying them for at wholesale. although i have closed that business since then, i was not discouraged by this fact, i simply diversified my offerings and started to focus on vinyl records, where i knew that i had a niche market and could not be affected by the walmarts/best buys/ and circuit city's.
i learned alot from walmarts model of importing asian products, sticking an american brand name on it and selling these products at a premium cost to american consumers. of course it is true that many of these products are made in sweat-shops etc; but the model of importing products at a low price and selling them for a profit can provide opportunities if done in an equitable manner.
our company is one of only a handful of african / african 'american consumer electronic companies branded in an african language in the world. we utilize asian companies to manufacture our product designs, import 40 ft containers and sell to the american market. add'ly we are in the process of coordinating mechanisms by which we can eventually engage in technological transfer of knowledge and mqnufacturing equipment so that within the next year or so we can manufacture these same products in africa; which we are confident will assist in creating employment.
Check out the "Life and Debt" video that Auset posted if you already havent. It will show you how the IMF and corporate america is preventing the native people of JA from selling food which they grow in there OWN country to feed their OWN people.
im fairly aware of the implications of the world bank and imf.
I am not saying ones should not have their own business...ones should if possible.
I am saying that capitalism in its inception was for the whites to get richer while indigenous people get poorer.
education in america was established for whites only..does that mean that we should not be educated? do you work for FREE? if so you are supporting capitalism.
How did the capital endeavor known as slavery benefit the enslaved?
i will let you answer that question bredrin. lets be upfront in our approach.
I can not think of any major enterprise that is not owned by corporate america.
then you and bredrin/sistren should work to establish one...i KNOW that ini are!!
If not, then what does that say about the grips that corporate america has on the poorer masses?
Even Rastafari is pimped by corporate america for profit.
does that mean ini abandon RASTAFARI?
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