Quitting 'The Game'
Okay, now you’ve pushed the wrong button. You want to know what’s the biggest challenge we face in creating change in DRC? I can tell you straight: it’s finding someone in a position of influence and/or power who really gives a damn. Lip service abounds, with flowery words and promises that are as genuine as a $3 bill. The truth is, they are comfortable with things the way they are; with women subservient and without recourse, beholding to men for any scrap of benevolence. Am I being too harsh? NOT A CHANCE! We could write a book on it, but it’s time to turn the page.
Interestingly it’s election time here, with the ballots to be cast two months from now. I’ve been asked by many to run for 1 of 500 National Deputy positions. And while I supported the party meetings and was more than willing to give my input as to who I thought would give us the best representation and had the best chance to win a seat, I said NO for myself. It’s not MY time yet. There are some things I need to help get in place first.
The reason? I’m not interested in making a little noise – I’m looking to CHANGE THE PARADIGM! I’m no longer interested in playing politics, in pushing against the status-quo. In fact, I’m quitting The Game. It’s time to get serious. From here on out there’s a new set of rules. We’re going to create a new culture, a new environment, A NEW WORLD! And being a part of it will demand a change of mind. Actually, as this new world develops, the other will simply be left behind.
We’re organizing ourselves, creating associations; Women’s Associations. And these Associations are being created along tribal lines. But then we’re joining forces one with the other in order to establish a solidarity and to create a unified Voice. We’re uniting hundreds of thousands of women (so far) into a Voice that speaks within as well as without. It is spreading like wildfire and sensitizing the whole regarding dignity, rights, and self and gender empowerment. We’re opening up dialog and beginning to discuss OUR agenda.
And we need the leadership of World Pulse, and the camaraderie and support of the World Pulse community. We need to leverage World Pulse’s experience to guide us in crafting unified and unifying messages for dissemination to our memberships. And we will mature so much faster if we’re able to share and associate our re-evolution with the revolutions taking place around the world. Not only that, but as you know, there’s powerful inspiration in learning that you are an integral part of a worldwide community.
Yes, there’s much to be done; way too much to get bogged down playing their game. We’ve got a NEW WORLD to create. We’re no longer trying to change them; we’ll just change the world around them. It’s our time, it’s our Destiny; and so we’re just going to DO IT!