Saturday, July 31, 2010
The Black Community Must Stop "Voting Our Race" And Instead Focus On "Managing The Outcomes For Our Community"
The video above is placed here for the purposes of supporting my argument and nothing more.
It is not about Charles Sherrod, the speaker who is enforcing his style of "Blackness" upon others. I had never heard of the man prior to the recent dust up that involved his wife.
Instead my post is about a mindset that is present within Charles Sherrod and others.
On the subject of the crackdown on illegal immigration I read a Black person's views in which he said "we are on the verge of a MAJORITY MINORITY nation and should not allow the divide and conquer strategy to work against us". This is an example of this very same mindset.
The mindset has us conditioned to be in a constant fight against some outside threat. The major benefit of this mindset is its unifying effect. It is a failure when it comes to developing organic competencies. The fact that the external enemy is such an important component of the unified group's actions and consciousness means that they are 'beside themselves', unaware of what they should do next when they slip up and find themselves victorious but all alone.
As I listen to people who tell us to "vote our race" I can't help but notice that those who are making this pronouncement are always within the "correct consciousness" and are fully vetted. Thus their call for voting as a racial bloc is merely a demand for unity and the forward projection of the prevailing viewpoint.
With this unity comes a certain amount of repression of divergent opinions and much worse - questioning of the prevailing agenda.
This agenda is ubiquitously leftist in nature.
The stance is against the power structure which they say is oppressing them. They seem unable to note the need for transition when "their guy" is now in power in city hall or in the White House. "Their guy" need not be Black. Instead he/she is a leftist progressive of any color who shares the same theories on government.
The main flaw in this drive is that they are unable to fully leverage the equal human resources that are abundant within the Black community. After placing the favorable person into power locally these activists and political groups that have assisted in this end exhibit a low level of proven ability to actually translate this potential into actual benefit. As the grievances continue they merely ramp up their activism against some external adversary, demanding that they receive the funding to allow them to be successful.
I have stated many times that our hierarchal order of government was developed on a franchise model. A city is provided with a charter from the state. This affords this new local entity to operate the state's obligation to provide educational services to people living within the borders. The city was assumed to be a viable concern, able to collect taxes so that these services can be provided. There is both power and responsibility that is afforded in this franchise.
In the wake of this take over of these local institutions those who are in power and the people who promoted them into place return to the state government (or feds) and demand that they be given funds in order to allow them to operate at a certain standard of living that all Americans should be afforded - or so they say.
Yesterday I exchanged words with a poster from New Jersey. His argument is that the new Republican governor, in failing to extend the one year tax hike on the rich that the previous governor had erected provided the wealthy with a tax cut at the expense of the poor. At no point in time did this same person make note of how the loss in local economic productive power in the various cities in New Jersey has brought the state to the point where they now look toward the rich as the key funding source to replace that which has eroded away.
Simply put - we can't continue along with the consciousness that is so focused on the DEMAND SIDE and its associated social entitlements that they abstract the tough economic choices that go along with the SUPPLY SIDE - the producers of capital wealth.
MANAGING THE OUTCOMES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES
The entrenched views that are retained by certain ideological bigots that would have us "voting our race" are ultimately unresponsive to the full needs of our community. On the question of our standard of living we don't only need the resources that are supplied to "feed" these living standards. There is a fundamental need to have the equal human resources within to be developed so that they are the key providers of these goods and services, with the community receiving the economic benefit there in. This second component is the fatal weakness of the present strategy. "Feed a man fish" is far more important than the "fishing lesson".
With this supply and demand consciousness in mind our communities need to be governed in accordance with this balance. Such a consideration would purge the extremists out of power because our new charter demands results over unity. With an overlay management order that is enforcing this new mandate for our communities to be the suppliers of our demands new leadership and practices would have to be developed in order to retain the long run advantage for our people.
The more rationale forces that are present within our community are fully aware that of the shortfalls of the present system. Despite the fact that many of them assisted in erecting the present order (gave us the prescription that we are addicted to) - they now are among the people who are still seeking solutions for our communities. The present need is for them to forgo a bit of their own ideological biases in order to support the OVERLAY SYSTEM through which we will govern our communities toward a more directed outcome. They have achieved the victory that they set out for with their ideology. It now has unchecked control over our communities and yet we still grieve.
It is time for us to hoist our permanent interests up as the guiding principle and make the methodologies that purport to deliver us toward this end as the components that are swapped out if they fall short.