- Gregory Kane: If Blacks Were Unified We Won't Need Either Party
- The Grio: Stefanie Brown: Wanted The Next Generation Of Civil Rights Leaders
- The Urban Right blog: Black Conservatives Need To Engage The Ghetto
- Did it work to fix the problem COMPREHENSIVELY enough in line with the problem?
- Did you leave behind the very tools that you used for your fix, instructing the "permanent residents" on how to use them so that they need not call you again - in the name of planned obsolescence (of YOUR services)?
Far too frequently the answer is not just "No". It is "Hell NO!!!".
This points to the person's agenda in the first place.
His goal was not to organically enrich the Black community per his actions.
Instead his goal was to engender the same response that an old time farmer with a bucket full of feed used to trigger as he walked into his flock of yard birds.
Some of you all are too appeased by the "check list" trick. You are so committed to showing the favorable person approved and never allowing the enemy to measure up to your threshold that there is a need to strip you from your subjective judgments.
If indeed some organized assembly of Black Conservatives seeks to go into the ghetto and directly compete for it against the Black Progressive-Fundamentalists who have harvested this plot of land as the most dependable voting crops then they had better come prepared when they stop onto the field.
You see (per my listening to my adversarial friends) the one thing that many of them had hoped for is to have the Republican Party (and this is not fully synonymous with conservative) become equal bidders for the Black vote. If you are familiar with mergers and acquisitions - a bidding war can be quite fruitful for the "courtee". When the GOP appears to not have any value placed upon the Black vote this is taken as an insult to the very operatives who had a switch blade in their socks ready to slice off the hand from the GOP that gestured to them, seeking to take them away from their beloved party and ideology.
I have not met too many "Republicans who are Black" that are able to step away from their party's marketing propaganda and fully understand the EMOTIONAL needs of the Black rank and file and how the embedded overlay that is an appendage of the Democratic Party will do everything to stop such an act of courting. If he has to "slice the baby in half" so that no one will have a live, breathing baby then certainly there are SOME in his ranks that would oblige. Just look at the issue of quality education if you want to see "severed body parts" that represent the future potential of our young people that has been squandered due to ideological and partisan bigotry and the lust for power and control.
The only logical strategy for any non-progressive who seeks to enter this environment is to DRAW OUT EVERYONE, ironically, into the dispassionate consideration of their PERMANENT INTERESTS with a mandate that everyone submit to the framework and be subject to the transparent appraisal from THE SYSTEM.
In closing - some people are more inclined to retain their POWER, operating in the void that such dysfunction affords to them. (See various African rulers as a model).
Only the Black rank & file has the power to go against them, forcing them to submit to this SYSTEM and have their continuation in leadership or their dispossession a matter of their attainment of our permanent interests.