Friday, July 11, 2008
A few months ago the Washington post was openly cheering for Hilary Clinton to win among Black voters and if I didn't know any better Id swear they still were.Back earlier this year they tried to imply that many in the African American community do not identify with Obama because of his ivy league background and mixed racial heritage.In the article they went to the most downtrodden vermin among the Black community and asked them would he improve their lives if elected.Of course the people said no.They are the fringe but ask the majority of Blacks who are not looking for an entitlement and your answer would be different.It has has been months since I've written"The writing is on the wall"The emerging Black blogger power in which I've stated that the ability of mainstream media outlet to shape the Black opinion is gone.Someone should tell the flunkies at the Post that.Here they are at it again trying to imply that we although may think Obama could have chosen his words better most of the Black community agrees with him.Only the poverty pimps and people who benefit off Black misery were offended.The real community want people to take responsibility for there actions and the people who care about peoples feelings being hurt are phony intellectuals along for a free ride.Who are these Blacks that have concerns?I am willing to bet they are doing the same kind of dirt Obama is talking about.The following is an article by some amateur journalist for the Washington post
Jackson Incident Revives Some Blacks' Concerns About Obama
The larger point of Jesse L. Jackson's criticism of Barack Obama -- if not the crude way he expressed it -- touched a nerve among some African American political activists who have been unhappy about the senator 's pointed critiques of absentee fathers and other problems in the black community.
Jackson, an Obama supporter, spent much of yesterday apologizing for a remark that was caught by a Fox News microphone and aired Wednesday on the network. Jackson was overheard saying Obama's pitch to expand President Bush's federal assistance for faith-based social service programs was "talking down to black people." He then used a base phrase to say what he wanted to do to the senator from Illinois.
But he also told CNN that while he agrees with Obama's arguments that blacks must do more to improve their lot, "the moral message must be a much broader message. What we need really is racial justice and urban policy and jobs and health care."
Michael Eric Dyson, a vocal Obama backer and a sociology professor at Georgetown University, said he worries that the candidate's speeches criticizing the behavior of African Americans will distract attention from larger societal issues. "I'm quibbling with the use of his speeches," he said yesterday.
Writing in Time magazine last month, Dyson likened Obama's critiques of the black community to that of comedian Chris Rock, but noted: "Rock's humor is so effective because he is just as hard on whites as on blacks. That's a part of the routine Obama has not yet adopted."
Ronald Walters, who teaches at the University of Maryland, worked on Jackson's presidential campaigns in the 1980s. He criticized a speech Obama gave last month chastising black fathers who were "acting like boys instead of men," and adding that "we need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child -- it's the courage to raise one."
Walters said that "we're not electing him to be preacher in chief," and that Obama needs to give more speeches about how he would help black communities.
Eric Easter, a blogger on the joint Web site of Jet and Ebony, two black-oriented magazines, wrote yesterday that some of Obama's rhetoric "smacked of calculated political expediency" in an effort to win over white voters.
The criticism was similar in some ways to the reaction to comedian Bill Cosby, who over the past decade made some of the same points as Obama.
But Al Sharpton, a New York civil rights activist, said Obama has been giving the right message, especially in his Father's Day speech.
"It was a courageous, necessary statement," Sharpton said. "I think people misunderstand. I disagree that he's talking down to black people. The civil rights movement of the 21st century must be government accountability and personal responsibility."
Aides to Obama defended his remarks, with spokesman Bill Burton noting that the candidate "has spoken and written for many years about the issue of parental responsibility."
Obama gave a speech similar to his Father's Day address in 2006, before he was running for president. Early in his presidential run, he complained in speeches to black audiences of blacks disenfranchising themselves by not voting, took rappers to task for their language, and decried "anti-intellectualism" in the black community, including black children telling peers who get good grades that they are "acting white."
And while Jackson and others suggested he has not focused enough on other issues facing blacks, Obama has laid out proposals such as providing more funding to revitalize the economy in urban areas. He also frequently cites his experience as a community organizer in Chicago.
For Obama, distancing himself from a controversial black figure such as Jackson may help him among white voters. But that possibility raised questions about whether the senator is targeting blacks for political purposes.
Kevin Alexander Gray, who worked for Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign, compared it to a move by Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton, who in 1992 famously attacked political activist Sister Souljah for saying, "If Black people kill Black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?"
Obama aides rejected the comparison, and the candidate himself, in his 2006 book "The Audacity of Hope," called Clinton's attack "clumsy and transparent."
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I remember back around 1995 when the spirit of Black unity and Black Nationalism was in the air and I was a very young community organizer for the Million man march.I remember thinking at some of the Nation of Islam rallies that we are on our way.I loved my people which was an extension of my family.Most of the militants back then came from working or middle class back grounds the people least in dire need of uplifting.I asked many brothers and sisters back then what brought them out.The answer I did not take seriously back then was they thought certain elements of our community were out of control.They said the gangs the ignorance,violence,immorality was the biggest threat to our survival.Many said the image of the Black criminal gives an already racist police force reason to harass and even hurt any Black man they so pleased.I ignored this focusing on"White Racism"and oppression.My experience was different my family moved to a predominately White community with few Blacks but a good school system.I had White friends but I faced racist taunts and bullying that made my childhood miserable.I was bitter towards Whites,Latinos,and those Blacks who I thought tried to be White.I went to a mostly White college and it was worst.I hated the fact that African history was ignored and Europe was glorified.This set in me a notion that we should fight White supremecy and anything less than being civilized educated,was treachery.
So when when I first became an activist I was caught up in blaming White people for everything,ignoring the missed opportunity that was in front of us if we took advantage of it.I like so many people who grew up in the North and moved to the South saw advantages that did not exist in these immigrant strongholds like in the South.My view changed dramatically when I was a victim of Black on Black violence.I was almost stabbed to death in a restaurant brawl when eight dudes jumped me for no apparent reason other than to show off.At the trial I learned that most were my age in their early 20's.I had a chance o read their rap sheets and I was angered at how they were living lives at the same time I was playing by the rules.What was these people doing out with attempted murder charges,drug dealing,murder,weapons ect.I wondered why were they able to afford such good attorneys and I could not get out of a traffic ticket.
The Rouge Element-You see one of the reasons the million man march failed is because the men who should have been down there atoning was home raising hell in the community.We failed to realize that although one may share the same skin color as you this does not mean they share your values and beliefs.These people who spit on the community that they are from are traitors and one day not even the government will be able to save them.Back in the day it was the White store owner and police who was the visible enemy,now it is the thug/gangbanger/coon rapper.Rapper Biggie Smalls once rhymed about robbing a church and leaving the preacher bloody.We have R Kelly sleeping with 13 year old girls on camera and we do nothing as he walks out of court a free man.We have people actively work to undermine anything positive in Black America,and these are Blacks.But the good news is they are going to lose as we are becoming united again thanks the the web.
The new thing among the rouge element is to openly boast about selling poison to your own people.Make no mistake the White community will never see blond haired kids killing each other everyday.Look how fast that whole high school killing stopped.They went all out because they will spend any amount of resource time money ect to prevent it.But the people that encourage Black kids to thug make millions and nothing is being done to these race traitors in the entertainment industry.The rouge thinks about his own survival not his people.These criminals are the same people who infiltrated every Black organization since Nat Turner and for a hot meal told our enemies everything.The rouge will sell drugs,his daughter,his mother,his people out for pennies.The Rouge element must be identified and hunted down then our communities will be safe again.