“We live in a world where the evil genius won” – a quote from the book “Black People Giving” I wrote 5 years ago about the condition of the world and how we at Black People Giving intended to fix it. Ironically 30 years ago Bob Marley sung “Everywhere is War, War in the East, War in the West”. We can go back 100 years to the most honourable Marcus Messiah Garvey who united Africans globally after his people had just achieved freedom from slavery. My analysis writing my book, Bob Marley’s Song “War” or slavery like most of our social ills have one pertinent thread binding the tapestry of global history together – Money.
Money enables the worst of us to be incentivised to do their hearts desire, money has the power to make even the best of us fearfully act against good vs. evil. Money is at the centre of all of our lives, so naturally comes the adage “Fix the Money, Fix the World”.
At BPG our solution is simple – help the world and help yourself. It’s simple, capitalism and the monetary system has made many of us myopic in our thinking. We think it needs to be one way, you either help yourself or you help others. However, we believe in true African traditional communities there is no real separation between us as brothers and sisters. Therefore, by helping you I help myself; we rise by lifting others. That is why we spent our formative years doing charity work in the UK and in Africa. We created events and safe spaces for Africans in the UK and became a source of stability and consistency for children around the world and we couldn’t be prouder. However, it is not enough, it could never be due to evil pervasive in the world right now. To see material change we must be equipped with the weapons necessary to win this battle.
One thing recent history has shown us is that the worst forms of exploitation rarely are stopped – in fact they learn to evolve into new form. A slave 150 years ago working morning till night 7 days a week for no pay because he has no choice and no freedom papers is not that far from a worker today working 8 to 8 daily for less than minimum wage because he has no immigration papers.
When it comes to money therefore understanding that Bitcoin is the only choice. In 2021 we watched the world descend into further economic turmoil with inflation figures soaring through the roof. We also found out that people responded to the pandemic by leaving work, voluntarily or by force, and those who kept their jobs did not see wage increases along with the rise in prices. The African community has been some of the hardest hit by these revelations with inflation across the continent outstripping that of western economies.
Bitcoin is an inflation proof medium of exchange. It means that individuals can financially link with others without giving a centralised third-party control of how the money is issued or stored. Bitcoin is equitable because finally it gives us an option that can help change millions of lives especially in the African community. In the past it has been true that you can work and save enough to live happily for the rest of your days. Those days are escaping us more, so everyday many are unable to keep up with their bills let alone think about saving towards a free future. Bitcoin is a resurrection of that dream; it excites because even the most non-technical individual can decide to store their monetary energy in Bitcoin and be a part of this opportunity. It means that no longer will your money be at the mercy of poor leadership but be under your own sovereign protection. We therefore understand that despite our wonderful efforts previously, bitcoin adoption and bitcoin education could be the most important thing that we impart to our community. Which is why we have gone full time crypto, migrating our BPG Legacy Benefits to our new BPG Crypto Benefit here to support you from A to Z of how you can use this opportunity to change your life today.