Right under my nose was the blueprint of all that I spoke of in my first submission regarding how the Progressives are seeking to unite Hip Hop and "The Black Criminal Element" as part of their outreach to the socially marginalized groups.
International Socialist Review magazine: "Can The Left Take Over The Democratic Party?"
" The most important thing that we can do is that inside-outside strategy: Pulling together members of the Green Party, the Independent Progressive Politics Network, the hip-hop community, the civil rights community, our allies in congress, the anti-war community. We are bringing together all the social movements within the Democratic Party under one effective tent, and we will do it better if people can contribute to our cause"
"American socialism must concentrate its efforts on the battle for political realignment, for the creation of a real second party that will unite labor, liberals, Negroes, and provide them with an instrument for principled and effective action. "
I do extensive and continuing research on those I consider my ideological adversaries. In my attempts to understand them the best source of information is their own writings found in magazines, television and books. While I understand their arguments on many issues....I just disagree with them. Reading their views often help me to fortify my own views.
The best source of understanding of what the "Sold Out 'Democrats who are Black'" are doing is to GO LEFT and read the strategy that is laid out by the extreme left forces. You WILL NOT hear a Democrat tell you what they are doing. They are only SELLING TO YOU. The ISR and other leftist sources are valuable in understanding how people are playing you.
One thing that I need to drill down upon is the cost of having the Black political establishment turning a blind eye on its affiliation both with Hip Hop and "the Black criminal element". The primary cost is that the powers that be in their quest for the aggregation of political power in support of their progressive political interests and the Democratic party is that they will fail to set the necessary ground rules for these two groups as a condition for their alignment as a coalition. This is especially disturbing since the progressive community can't list as one of its prime strengths the ability to set conditions on behavior for those they consider "oppressed classes".
Instead they practice tolerance and negation of judgmenalism. Ironically the very same people who attack tobacco and liquor companies for their exploitative images are equally as silent and/or punitive against those they bring under its protective veil.
Again I underline the point that as the progressive political forces take over more of the cities, counties, states and regions of the nation their primary focus on economic potency will be negated by their inability to define social order per their proclivity to "give" rather than "demand of". In the absence of a force to perpetually rebel against I am still left to wonder exactly who will maintain the onus of the prevailing cultural order within.
THE BLACK CLERGY
In my view the position of the aggregate Black clergy on this entire confluence of civil rights, social justice, economic realignment and, of course social order is quite suspect. No I am not proclaiming that there is such a thing as one united front where all Black clergy think alike and are on message. I can make the case, however, that in the face of the current economic and social challenges that are the case within our community today some of the more vocal pastors have much to explain.
Where as the subjects of civil rights and social justice is appealing to the Christian minister. In many of their interpretations of the Christian doctrine they are able to wrap both of these items under the notion of "helping the poor and oppressed". Likewise if the particular minister is a social liberal there is a strong chance that he will trend to the dogma of "non-judgmentalism". Indeed in their view the sight of a hungry man is no time to confront him on the alcoholism problem that he has as evidence of the liquor bottle in his back pocket each time he comes to the soup line for needed nourishment.
There has always been a delicate balance between "Christian doctrine" and "Secular Humanism". Some Christian churches have long ago crossed over into the "secular humanism" trench. They err on the side of Christian giving without judgment. God as a commander who seeks to regulate our behavior on Earth lest we be punished on this Earth or in the afterlife is secondary to the mission of helping those in need.
My challenge to the progressive minister who follows this track is to ask - What happens after you have exhausted all of the support and charity given out in the name of Christian charity only to find that despite doing your part - your beneficiary has not done his part? The tendency is to have him brought into line by getting him to unite with you behind a common enemy. Once he sees the light - he will clean up his ways and see that the he can best help the cause by disciplining himself accordingly. What happens when you run out of enemies and need to depend on him to reform himself on more organic terms?
THE REVOLUTIONARY BECOMES THE ESTABLISHMENT
It comes as no surprise that most revolutionary thoughts come from the youth as well as those who are older but still carrying forth the thoughts of their youth. As some point in time the "student will become the teacher" and thus those in rebellion today will become the establishment which is protested against tomorrow.
The Hip Hop message is all about revolution from the perspective of the streets. In the narratives that they control in their videos - they are the oppressed heroes and the police and law enforcement are the adversaries and antagonists. No one with a serious outlook could image a time in which there will not be a police function in this fantastical society of the future.
The key point that I notate about the Hip Hop movement is that beyond its protestations they don't seem to be able to define the alternative that they seek to gravitate toward. What is their plan for those who break the law - even the libertine laws that they will no doubt have in place? Is there a chance that the rights that we have today will exist under this system? Ironically the track record of such movements around the world shows "no" more than "yes". Once certain elements of the social order is eroded away the government likely will have to use such strong armed techniques to maintain control. If so much of the mission is for the best interests of all over the individual then what is to stop this from being the justifying force for eroding these rights?
(To be continued)