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If I Ruled the World
by Alvin C. Romer   
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Last edited: Saturday, February 18, 2006
Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2006

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This is a satirical, but practical homily on changes that would be part of change if someone could rule the world for one day!

Walter Mitty climbed up on his catbird seat and proceeded to do what he does best. He's in one of his many reveries, and it's his dream of a lifetime. I've known Mr. Mitty all of my life and have shared many a stage with him in all of my dramatic interludes. So on THIS day, don't be dismayed what would be done if - he ruled the world! Taking on Walter's countenance, If I ruled the world.....

The last will be first and the first will trudge to the back of the line and start all over. The Democratic Party will cease to be, and Black folk will be encouraged to vote for those that truly champion their cause. I would revamp the NAACP, and alas, finally take out that age-old, and embarassing 'Colored People' nomenclature that has fallen out of vogue. I would chasten the people to harken back to reconstruction days after the Civil War encouraging my people to dig deeper, take advantage of the schools that subsequently will make up the futuristic HBCU's. I would encourage them to listen more closely to Booker T. and DuBois for what it was REALLY worth. Both had good points, and certainly room for each model to have prospered. I would have them honor their ancestors and help shepperd and usher their dreams anew. Libation would be poured, encouraging them to pray more!

If I ruled the world, I would ban Hip Hop and the negative images that surrounds it...I would cajole the kids to rethink the models they idolized for better representation in their minds, and the enhancement of their communities. After firing the current joke of a President and his cabinet, I would tell him to take his 'weapons' (if he ever finds them) and mass destruct the ideologics that seem to cloud his illiterate mind. I would reprogram Colin, Condoleeza, and put them out to pasture. I definitely would sit down and have a long talk with Robert Johnson. This is a brother who sold out to another persuasion and dissed another brother in the process. I would tell him to take a longer look at that 'other' Johnson for the majic in knowing what to do with money. I would stop building prisons and build minds. My incarcerated brothers would get remedial programming, and learn comprehensive trades , allowing the true meaning of rehabilitating souls to be the sole mandate for change. The people would have a national health plan, and a system that would take care the elders (at no charge).

Oh yes, If I ruled the world there would be no institutions of hatred and racism. I will tell you Black men, everything you will NOT be. You will not be castigated with no honor among men. The content of your character would matter, you would not be inferior to no one, and the context of your being would embrace entrepreneurial mindsets. You will be inferior to no one. Self-esteem will engulf you long enough to pull your pants up and tighten your belt. You will use gold more efficiently than putting them in your mouth. You will do away with the earrings. Earrings are for women! You will unplait your hair, cut it, and dress for success. You will be upstanding men catering to your women, and loving them unconditionally for what they're worth. Most importantly, you will worship wholehearted your Lord and Saviour for greener pastures. You will land among the stars, and plan your moves diligently. You wil appropriate much more than that 40 yards - forget the mule! You will do ALL of this in remembrance of Him.

If I ruled the world, this place truly would be better. There would be no wars and rumors of wars. America would truly be united states with amber waves of happy people, and full of Agape love. I would eshew catch-22, deem my people to forget Murphy's Law, and allow the sense of discernment to manifest destiny for one common goal - to keep me on my throne!

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/18/2006
enjoyed the read
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