The Principles Principle

A man with principles is willing to state them, to speak for them, to agitate for them, and to bear the consequences of people’s rejection of and negative reaction to them. Women with principles do the same and look for men of like character to build relationships with them. We must assure that Afrikan men become such men again.

Institutions with principles are willing to state them explicitly, to have them thoroughly permeate their institutional documents and standard operating procedures, to engage them in their operations, to recruit people committed to those principles, and to accept the consequences of competitors, the market, and the state not necessarily acceding to those principles. We must assure that Afrikan institutions become such institutions again.

Men, women, institutions, and peoples who do not truly have principles according to these definitions will be perpetually controlled and manipulated by those who DO, even if the latter’s principles are WRONG.


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