I think you can understand what I've been saying.
When you're so into what words mean to you, you can't see what they mean to somebody else .
"Remember that the black lives matter movement is very controversial as they have rioted and called for the police to be defunded. "
This is another example of what I'm talking about and it goes back to the other social cases I mentioned.
Folks have different ideas of what this entity is or what it stands for. Who or what is "black lives matter"? What do they stand for?
I understand some support them, some don't. Why? Some support for the idea of justice. Some don't due to a perceived hostility towards law enforcement.
So we can argue what's right or wrong with supporting based on what the support means to the individual. I can say it's wrong for these reasons and right for these other. It's all based on the definition of a person's position .
Likewise with "white power" , it may mean to me , strong "white" families of integrity inside or a part of the human family. So as a collective with everyone else, makes human power or humane power, whichever preferred way of saying it.
"Power corrupts, and so this is a bad mindset to put yourself into."
What kind of power? Not all , I take it. We just went over the origin of what's called black power.
Let me tell you, power in a woman against an attacker, what bad is that?
Please elaborate what you mean specifically.
"Remember how I said masters rule over slaves, dictators claim right over the people, and all of that had resulted in dystopias we now hate. "
You can pick the negative lights while I pick the positives. Understood to be the most powerful and highest office in the U.S., the oval office. The idea is that this office is in place to assure a conducive, civilized, productive society, reducing harm, issues and struggles.
Parents having power over their children enabling protection, guidance and cultivation is very positive.
You really want to avoid keeping a myopic view of things.
"I think that “power” can only work if everyone has it. "
Here again, I don't know what you mean by "power" and under what context.
A parent's power works over the child all while the child is powerless. Now that's when we're just talking about domination. The child can have power in other things so it pays to be specific.
To your point about everyone having power, sure . It's harmonious with having "white " power, " black" power and etc. to make up what "people power" is.
Mind you again, I just went specific into describing the people of power. They're "white", "asian", "mexican" and so on people of power.
Listing one group or more doesn't necessarily mean " only" if you define it that way. "Chinese" people power, "white" people power, "christian" people power, either of these , get an understanding of what everything is supposed to mean and most definitely how it affects you.
"American power as an idea is dropping down"
Has it dropped completely? For the folks that would say this means something to them, that's where you have to start.
The idea of it to you may mean the present state of things in the land. To me, it means citizenship rights such as voting, being qualified to run for POTUS and so on.
This is why it is true that anything said is only as right or wrong as its basis.
If I said this is a "black " only health, disease , research and study laboratory, no doubt some at least will be feeling discrimination. Those non-black folks so called, will think here's a medical and science lab for "blacks" only and I have blood work prescribed due to a disease diagnosis, it's unjust. A disease clinic or lab with a policy that states admittance is only allowed to a specified group . But the basis is 100 percent justified. The laboratory was setup and funded for greater research and treatment for diseases exclusive to a group like for instance, sickle cell anemia.
"The idea of specific people having power for physical trait or location falls apart because you become arrogant and feel entitled."
It's like you want to force color blindness. Being able see and identify what you are can have a constructive meaning. I acknowledge that I'm of Indian culture. We have strong or powerful family values, traditions and customs. I'm entitled to what I was born into, a birthright. That's not to be boastful, not in that context.
With all that collectively, makes us a powerful people and or nation.Therefore , embracing "people power".
Once more in explaining what you mean, "feel entitled" to what? Is it opinion, speech, what?
"That is why only People Power is valid, as it gives everyone equal ground and makes each individual matter while giving them hope."
Each individual that is what? That is "black" so multiple "blacks", we have "black " power. To each that is Indian, with multiple Indians, we have Indian power. Of course to those that are "white" , having multiple "whites", "white power".
We have what you call people power, made up of all these people with different physical characteristics and backgrounds.
So in defining it that way, it still comes out valid. You started off broad, I went into specific description. Nothing is changing a thing.
This is why this is a plentiful topic as it shows many us will stick hard to the negative side of things.
It pays at times to be neutral until it's known what the end result will be.