“You need to git up, git out and git somethin. Don’t let the days of your life pass by. You need to git up, git out and git somethin. Don’t spend all your time tryin to get high. You need git up, git out and git somethin. How will you make it if you never even try? You need to git up, git out and git somethin. Cuz you and I got to do for you and I.” OUTKAST feat GOODie MO.B, “Git Up Git Out”, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. 1996.

ORDER. Bill Maher, in last week’s “New Rules”, said that the politicians campaigning in the 2012 elections MUST admit that the best times in America are behind us. That all the days of gettin’ it while the gettin’ is good is O-V-E-R. Over.  I then ran across a FB message from my friend Nathan Owens III that questioned how the State of Florida now requires drug-testing to apply for government aid and welfare.  Then my colleague Julius Bailey, author of Jay-Z: Essays on Hip-Hop’s Philosopher King, posted the following message yesterday on his FB wall:

“ATTENTION PARENTS…if u aren’t paying attention 2 the USA economy ,here is the bottom line… it’s tough & getting tougher. You MUST party less, drink at home, give up or smoke less weed, & prepare your children for an EXCELLENT not decent educational future. Invest in yourself & your kids! Social services will continue to be cut & capped: food stamps, section 8, child care benefits are on the chopping block!”

Add these three sentiments together and you get an idea of the new economic plan that will soon go into effect under the Obama Administration. Those of you who haven’t taken advantage of going to school or going back to school should get it done NOW!!  If you know someone tell them to get enrolled because the way things are going there will be little room to benefit from unemployment, and other entitlement programs. Learn a skill or trade. Get a degree. Do SOMETHING.

The DDR: OUTKAST stands for Operating Under The Krooked American System Too-long.  GOODie MOB means “The Good Die Mostly Over Bullish”. The United States of these Americas is making a U-TURN, and if you don’t have something to offer the world the sad reality is that YOU WILL GET LEFT BEHIND. So GIT UP GIT OUT AND GIT SOMETHING.

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  1. Brandi Burton says:

    I really enjoyed this post and I will be sharing it! I know soo many people who are dependent on government services. I love how you called them “entitlement” programs because people really feel entitled to these services. As I watched the presidential address I wondered what the “compromise” that he spoke of would be…this makes sense. Thanks Dr. Wilson for dropping knowledge every morning…now let me get up get out and do something!

  2. PC says:

    U’re writing good teasers – I likes that. Keep up the good work.

  3. Addison DeMoss says:

    It can be very stressfull hearing about the current economic difficulties the U.S. is having. What you just discussed about college graduates with degrees and trouble finding jobs makes me a little depressed. It feels as if the people wanting to better themselves, learn a specific skill and make contributions are the ones who suffer the most. Its hard enough to deal with loans after graduating, but include unemployment? Its like an invisible black hole that sucks people in without warning. What I have learned is that you must make the best out of your given situation. Times will get rough and as a college student it is my responsibility to educate myself, form strong networks/bonds with my peers, professors, and other noteworthy people, and use all the resources that are available to me so that I can have a good foundation to begin my adult life. Even then nothing is that simple and I may still encounter hardships. All I can do is handle what is in my control and persevere.

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