Darren and Adah, my granddaughter, (above) when she was a little over 2 years old.
It’s been a while! I’ve been involved in plenty of stimulating activities, lots of learning, and reflecting on various things. I’m worn out but loving it all. Thanks to all of you who continue to register for my mailing list. I appreciate you so much.
The election season has come and gone. Whew! I wasn’t surprised that the president-elect won. I never doubted he’d win. That is, until the scandal about the sexual gropings broke. At that point, I thought there might be a chance he’d lose, but he didn’t because the vast majority of women did what the vast majority of women have always done in a patriarchal world. They support the patriarchy. Duh!
So, the only thing I did after the results were announced was to remove the news feed on my computer’s start page. I’m not going to allow any of the post election hoopla or the coming turmoil over the next few years to use up more than a smidgeon of my emotional energy. I predicted his win early last summer to several people who are close to me because I’m very good at vetting people and situations. I’m an Anthropology buff. Most human beings are very predictable almost all of the time. If you want to know what an individual or a group of people have a high probability of doing in the future, all you have to do is look at their track record. Most individuals or groups of people are not going to veer far off their track record, if they don’t have to do so. They never, ever veer far from their track record, willingly or voluntarily. Keep that in mind. The president-elect’s slogan was “make America great again,” so I knew exactly how that lingo would be translated in middle America, especially. In the United States of America, any candidate who uses that type of slogan gets a whopping big, automatic popularity boost in the hearts and minds of many Americans. You can bet your house on that.
So, I knew. When I told others early last summer that he’d win, mostly all of them scoffed at the time and said it could never happen. But I’m rarely wrong. I’m an experienced, accurate vetter. It’s like deja vu. I’ve seen it all before. Maybe that’s my age talking? LOL!
It’s not actually my age so much as it is that I always wear my critical thinking hat and I face reality. Most people refuse to face reality. Tsk! Tsk! I wish I could be like that sometimes, but I know too much about human beings or human nature, due to my upbringing and because I’ve always been a student of Anthropology since I was a young child, long before I ever heard the term. I noticed then that people were rarely who they seem to be or who they said they were, or wanted others to believe they were. So I began then closely watching their actions, and made a note of how often their actions didn’t usually match what they said. Human beings have not changed in the last 10,000 years whether biologically, mentally, emotionally, socially, politically.
This brings me to the new series of video podcasts (emphasis on podcasts) that I’m currently doing, focusing on life elevation lessons. I will launch this series of podcasts to accompany my next books in which I compile articles I’ve written over the past 10 years. Some of you know that I began years ago compiling some of my hundreds of past blog articles, along with the comments into books, like the ones you see in my sidebar. I had put that project on the back burner for a few years and was focusing on other things I enjoy doing. But I’m going to make this a priority to start up again now for 3 main reasons: (1) I have grandchildren. (2) My sons have been urging me to not only record, but to elaborate and provide the details behind my views, outlook, philosophy about life. They believe that the way I think and my experiences are highly valuable and will continue to be so for generations to come. Wow! What a vote of approval! That warms my heart so much, as their mom. When they were growing up, I and their dad, too, constantly talked to them, teaching them. There were always long talking sessions, conversations, discussions with them. We poured all we had into them. As adults in their 30s now, they’ve now seen how our teachings paid off for them. They want my teaching lessons to be available, in all forms, to their children and to many others. (3) I compile the articles and the accompanying comments from my previous blog into books because it’s important to document black women’s herstories, unveiling details surrounding the different directions that large numbers of black American women took at stages of our journey. One thing about history is that only the people who are considered “important” are usually talked about in history books. Well, black women are of great importance to me. I am a black woman. We are important. It’s up to us to record our stories and make them a part of the historical record.
In these upcoming video podcasts, I will read portions of each article that will be in the next new book, and elaborate on the article’s central message, with details and examples. Later, the entire article with links to the original photos or other relevant material, will be available in the book that can be purchased for e-readers or as a paperback. Since YouTube is free and easy to use, I’ll post the video podcasts there. That’s the plan, but I may change. I don’t plan to take comments because it’s too time-consuming.
I dedicate this series to my sons and my grandchildren. I realize that I’m a thought leader, among some. I know that various others have generously helped themselves to the pillars of my work which I’ve mostly aimed at black women: promote self interests first and foremost, marriage to quality men only–from any group, vetting, reciprocity, mix and mingle in the global village, highlight black beauty and desirability, play the female card, escape from poisonous people and places, living well, make silent moves, use shrewdness and common sense in all decisions, supreme importance of culture, etc. I’ve also stressed the continuing need for black women to form networks and make sacrifices, if necessary, to form intentional communities/networks made up of women who are likeminded, with similar values. I will continue to stress all of these. Forming and joining high functioning intentional communities/networks is the ONLY way to survive and thrive/elevate, especially in the coming decades, for most black American women. What many black Americans don’t seem to realize is that the average person in other groups belongs to either an automatic or an intentional network already. There is great power and protection in numbers, when those people are mentally connected. The world is run by these networks.
Others have said that I said certain things, which I didn’t, or imposed their own interpretation on things I’ve said. This coming series represents the quintessential Evia Moore. Nothing fancy. No frills.
My ideas and teachings are for anyone who may find value in them, although I would love to be mentioned if or when my ideas and teachings are referenced.