The issues of disaffection, is not exclusive to Birmingham,but, is an alarming trend in many large City's.
The main issue being a loss of community spirit and division which are repairable, but, we have to care.
Currently there are so many issues of inequality that we face each day, at times many feel, they must just find their comfort zone and just exist. However, is this good enough for us or indeed our families?
When our parents arrived here in the UK there had so much togetherness which they used to overcome the issues they faced. They threw pardner to buy houses, figured out the benefits of piece work, raising unexpected families and helping their relatives back home.
Politically, they had many organisations to get their voices heard and indeed had representation. The question was asked what has happened?
The answer is a simple one, we have become insular to the point of not caring. Whilst America fought for the right to vote, our parents could vote here. Today whilst Barack Obama serves out his second term in office, we are not even interested in registering to vote, yet alone using it.
We could influence so much, but, this can only be achieved if we take our rightful seats at the decision making tables of society and not just keep them warm, but, speak up in order to be heard.
An interesting issue came up in Nottingham, which was the role of the Church, with its captive congregation, which is there to be engaged and to spread the word.
Nottingham is now bracing itself for change. The question is are you?
Remember! You have to be the change that you want it to be.