The greed and the ruthlessness of the rat race serve as a catalyst for crime. Crime is a major factor for the misery of ghetto life. Ghetto residents live in fear of criminals. They live in fear of gangs. They live in fear of police brutality, ranging from beatings to murders of innocent unarmed people. The Goodwill Revolution to the rescue. Goodwillism is a term for the principles of the Goodwill Revolution. So, goodwillism will do the impossible. It will resuscitate, reinforce and mobilize the inherent goodness of the residents, so that combined with a good dose of common sense, in the ghetto:
- Criminality will decline
- Recidivism will decline
- Black-on-black crime will becomes black pride
- Gangs will choose to do good instead of evil
- Ex-cons will embrace real rehabilitation
- Instead of the hostility, arrogance, brutality and abuse of power, the police will fulfil their role as protectors and so earn the trust, cooperation and respect of the ghetto community.
About the Author
Michael Irving Phillips was born in Jamaica. He left home for Howard University in the US where he received MA (Education) and BS Chemistry) degrees. “Leave the Rat Race to the Rats” is a sequel to his previous book, “Boycott Money And Save Your Soul – Launching the Goodwill Revolution”. The first book launched the Goodwill Revolution, while this one applies it. Previous work includes “Poems for Husbands and Other Underdogs”, compilation and publishing poetry books “Bitten by Bonzo” and “Living in Constant Spring”. However, most recent years has been spent in a one-man production of Hot Calaloo, a newsletter about Caribbean news and views. From April 1992 to December 1999 it was published monthly and was transferred to the web at hotcalaloo.com since then.