International Conference On Thinking XIX®
The International Conference on Thinking XIX has been rescheduled for Hot Springs, Arkansas, December 26 – 30, 2020, due to the Covid pandemic and due to the urgent need to plan nation-wide strategies to respond properly to the anger and hate threatening to cause “the streets of America to run red with blood (of Negroes)” as foreseen by Count Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835, and Harvard Professor Gordon Allport, 1954. We Negroes have been threatened with genocide for 400 years unless we submit to an inferior status as voiced by the Supreme court in 1857. As a community we never reached a response strategy. The imperative to respond strategically to that threat is now upon us. Here is the exact text of the nub of the 7-2 decision by the Third Branch of the U.S. Government:
They [Negroes] had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever a profit could be made by it. This opinion was at that time fixed and universal in the civilized portion of the white race. It was regarded as an axiom in morals as well as in politics, which no one thought of disputing, or supposed to be open to dispute; and men in every grade and position in society daily and habitually acted upon it in their private pursuits, as well as in matters of public concern, without doubting for a moment the correctness of this opinion.
The popular interpretation of this ruling was that any White person can murder any Black person without any legal or moral penalty. Thus, not one lynching crowd or person has ever been brought to justice in this country. The strategy that ICOT XIX will propose to the Negro Race is not to “Fight back” which would be suicide, but to creatively offer practical advice to everyone how to implement Jesus Christ’s Eleventh Commandment (John 13:34). That practical advise includes specific curricular recommendations in the entire schooling process and how to train the educational entrepreneur anticipated by Professor Friedman.
The formula for ending racism in America has been found.
Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman in 1962 published his classic, Capitalism and Freedom, which offered the world the surest route to ending racism, not only in America but everywhere.
The International Conference on Thinking® announces that we are inviting 200 of America’s most skillful Thinkers: (1) 100 mature and successful thinkers and (2) 100 entrepreneurial-minded young thinkers between the ages of 12 and 25 to meet for five days in America’s favorite health spa city, Hot Springs, Arkansas, to begin inventing specific plans to end racism in America and around the world. (This period was chosen because even the busiest people are uncommitted at this calendar point; and the participants will willingly sacrifice family time for an urgent community need.)
Another formula for ending racism has been found by Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman in 1962 and published in his classic Capitalism and Freedom (italicized and bolded, then a comma.