Saturday, October 15, 2011

Herman Cain, Barack Obama And "The Black Experience"

This is not a political blog.
This is a blog about strategies for community development.

Inevitably the content of the political discourse from Black Americans are founded upon the societal, cultural and racial underpinnings that make up the metallic core of the Black community consciousness.

Like any group of people the prevailing political consciousness that is defined in the Black community (note this is a subgroup of Blacks and not "THE Black community") have a certain disposition in which their enemies and their friends are identified in their debate.

When it comes to authentic blackness it is less a matter of the physical representation of Negroid features.   The concept of "Political Blackness" now dominates this definition.

Even the symbolically most "Black Power" organization - The Nation Of Islam never mentioned the oddity of their friend Michael Jackson's morphing over time and his choice of the children that he would engineer.  At the time of his criminal trial a few years ago the case of racial discrimination against a Black superstar at the hands of America's RACIST judicial system provided sufficient pigmentation for Michael Jackson.

From this we can deduce that the priority for this form of "Black Consciousness" is that it render an indictment against "White Supremacy" - even if it must use an individual who's use of plastic surgery to desecrate his God given body image, morphing him toward whiteness is used as the exhibit for the Black prosecution.

From this introductory tale we see that "The Black Community Political Consciousness" IS NOT a matter of genetic Blackness.   It is only an agreement to "be down with Blackness" and the associated indictment of (their definition of) "White Supremacy".

The White Progressive Joint Venture Partners

Again this is not a political discussion.   I am discussing how political and ideological orientation impacts Black cultural consciousness.

Since we have just defined the virtual rendering of "Black Political Consciousness" - separate and distinct from genetic Blackness.   It stands to reason then that even White people who join in on the prevailing indictment that the balance of Blacks agree with can be seen as "friends of the Black Struggle".

When it comes to "The Black Struggle" in America it takes the form of a stance against:

  • The Economic System (Capitalism & Corporatism) in favor of Quasi-Socialist policies
  • The Criminal Justice System - where again economic mis allocation is said to be the root cause
  • The Educational System - where the system seeks industrial outcomes that are askew to the natural and spiritual orientation of Black people and thus our challenges
  • The Health Care System - where a society that would rather be without Black people have no intention of doing what is necessary to ensure better health care outcomes for Blacks, preferring that they live a diseased life and die early
The opportunity to form an alliance with White Progressives comes from the tentative overlap of the White Progressives' ideological orthodoxy with that of the Black Progressive.   

The progressive ideology within the context of Black political thought is the unchallenged monopoly.  Those who challenge it risk being "De-Blackfied".   Among White people, however, RACE is not the enforcement mechanism for political ideology.   

Indeed one's economic class, profession or affiliation with "the academy" work to define one's ideology.  One key difference between White and Black is that one's "Whiteness" is not at risk based on their possession of "offensive theories".  

One of the key elements in the intramural battle among Whites is the treatment and inclusion of non-Whites in the social and economic cover provided by the society.  As Blacks were given the right to vote and where stratified into the lower class the forces trade unionism and social welfare proved to a worthy multi-racial joint venture partnership.

Ironically the very same group of Blacks who can be heard plotting a race-based strategy entitle "What We Need To Do As Black People" are also a large composition of the Blacks who constantly demand that Whites "UNDO" what they have done intramurally to the exclusion of other races.  The key difference between these two mindsets is that the Whites used violence and chattel slavery to enforce their system and to extract labor resources from the Blacks in an effort to carry forth their race-based prosperity.  The irony is that on their way to "Doing For The Black Community" they are unwilling to unplug the flow of resources from the larger, wealthier White community.  

The laundering effect that wipes these funds generated from capitalism comes from their transformation into taxes and then redistribution in the name of "Social Justice".  

The Greatest Offense Of The Black Man Named Herman Cain Is His Threat To Laundry Cycle

I have posted my argument several times before - a man named Barack Obama was raised by the loving care of a White woman and her two White parents.  This is a neutral statement without the purposes of casting an indictment.  I even argue that those who seek true reform in the development of little Black boys who will one day have to compete in this world should seek to extract the key elements used by Barack Obama's mother for replication.  

The purpose of my argument is to point out the reluctance among the Black community to do the necessary introspection that would identify the dysfunction that is present within our community that need to be expunged through management.  The adoption of a "functional culture" that produces directed outcomes in line with our permanent interests must stand supreme for real change to take root.

All week long on Black talk radio there have been blistering attacks on a Black man named Herman Cain.  Despite having been raised by two Black parents in the height of segregation the attacks have focused on his "Black Authenticity".  I have no intention of defending any of these accusations.  The goal of this post is to provide a greater context as to way some Blacks choose to render these attacks at the perception of a threat.

In 2008 White America was provided the opportunity to prove their reformed state by voting for a Black man as their President.  As we inspect this a bit further - a Progressive Black candidate receiving their votes would show the nations progress.   With Herman Cain as a conservative Black man - just 3 years later the prevailing argument among those who set the previous conditions for acceptance now argue "If you vote for THIS Black man you show your White racism because HE is a White Racist in spirit and he hates his own people".

I have established previously that the genetic race of Herman Cain is not the determining factor in making this otherwise irrational statement true.  Indeed he has the "Slave Blood" that some others said that Obama lacked in the opening phases of his election campaign.  

The "sin" of "Republican who is Black" Herman Cain is that he publicly rejects the key tenants of the prevailing Black Political Consciousness.   By contrast Barack Obama supports them.  Many White Progressive Joint-Venture partners choose to tuck in any disagreements that they have with the notion and instead choose to harvest the "Equal Black Ballots" from the Black Community that they use to fight their White Conservative adversaries in the "Malcolm X Political Football Game".

For Herman Cain to have a group of White people support him is NOT evidence of "progression of racial relations" in the view of the prevailing Black political consciousness.  Instead it is evidence that a Black man can be a "Confederate sympathizer".  

"Black Consciousness Enforcement" In The Context Of Black Grievances In Mission Accomplished Zones

Note:  None of the arguments made in this section are based on any notion that Herman Cain represents the correction/salvation of the Black Community.   I only use him as an important provocateur in the exposure of the misalignment of the prevailing Black consciousness in relation to the proper operation of our community.

The irony that I am watching is that of a Black man who has never held elective office receiving the scrutiny from Black Americans that they SHOULD HAVE applied to the preponderance of other notions put forth by politicians and community leaders that they show support for.  

The only reason for this conundrum is that, in our present consciousness, the Black Community prefers "Congregational Unity" over the process that includes the stepping on toes of sacred cows in the process of agitating toward correction.   Put another way 'Speaking Truth To Power' is an EXTERNAL operation.  Those who have mastered this technique don't suffer too kindly the notion that they too should submit themselves to transparency and inspection.

As their direct base of power is then augmented by their joint-venture partnership the Progressive practices "Prevailing Authority Repudiation" - the act of denying that he too is a part of the system that he is protesting against.  Their perpetual demand for change in the system that they are incumbent participants in is the genetic core of their struggle.   

Herman Cain represents a threat to their disposition.    A Black man who, like them lives and consumes the accouterments of this system but - ADMITS IT and DEFENDS IT.  

The sight of Commander In Chief Barack Obama using the power of the US Military to execute an international coup on the continent of Africa and the relative silence among the "Black Nationalist" base is an example of the case where 'if the ostrich places his head in the hole' and doesn't verbally acknowledge the violation by their friend.......then they are allowed to maintain their distribution of "good guys and bad guys" in relation to their pre-established orthodoxy.   

It seems that they have rationalized that as long as Obama uses his power within the make substantive CHANGE within the system - they will conspire to not attack him for directing "the Beast" to breath fire in the name of American Imperialism.  As they gather this weekend to celebrate the opening of the "King Monument" in Washington DC and then march for "Jobs and Justice" they can't bring themselves to see that unlike Dr King - President Obama is sitting in the chair that President Johnson once sat in.   King protested against American imperialism.   Obama is the orchestrator of imperialism as the Commander In Chief.

In this way Herman Cain & Allen West are no different than Commander In Chief Barack Obama in procedural terms.  All three of them were in support of the recent US Military operations as directed by Obama.  These operations would be strongly opposed by the American Progressive in normal times.

The Black Conservative Republican falls out of favor with the Black Progressive orthodoxy because he also protects the domestic order that defines the economic stratification of the Black Community.

It should be no surprise that the "Occupy Wall Street" movement got strong support from the prevailing Black Progressive voices.   There is no difference between their words and that of the majority White occupants.  The zaniness on display by the Whites in the form of their dress and their antics should not be mistaken to be a difference in their ideological core with their Black Progressive joint-venture partners.   "Tax The Rich And Redistribute To The Poor" and "Strong Government Control Over Corporations" are common tenants for both of these groups.

With Herman Cain and most other Black Conservatives looking at the "Occupiers" with scorn there is little chance that they will be seen as appealing alternatives to the Black Progressive Democrats who support them.  Cain has been attacked for "sitting out the Civil Rights Protests".   Today's "social justice struggle" are merely using the same methodologies for expression as yesterday's civil rights movement - even though the issues are tangentially related.

The Failure Of Our Human Resource Development Institutions To Provide The Necessary Uplift

Unlike the Civil Rights Era today "Favorable People" control the key institutions that are charged with developing Black people within the Black Community.  They achieved this power after the civil rights reforms enacted by the nation enforced the integrity of the value of the "Black ballot", making it an "Equal Black Ballot".  The present leadership was chosen by Black people in the context of our present prevailing assumptions of economic theories and the role of government.

"Prevailing Authority Repudiation" allows this same Black community to deny the role that those who have failed to reform our institution have in our present conditions.  As a force grows in power they, in theory, should be held more accountable for the prevailing conditions.  At least we should be able to identify a marginal amount of increase commensurate with their presence in power.

Unfortunately the evidence of "Black Power" is shown by the prevalence of Black and/or progressive faces in the seats of power than by the effective results that these institutions now produce.  It can be argued that the main consequence of these favorable people in power is that the protest movements against the previous occupants of the same seats of power now walk past as they seek out where the conservative opponets still reside.

It is up to the force that defend the INTEGRITY OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY to prevent this scheme from being executed upon.  Without a force demanding "earnest money" along the way of the long struggle the BLACK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSCIOUSNESS itself becomes merely a struggle FOR progressivism.    Despite the domination of progressivism IT will never be held accountable for producing organic results through the institutions that it now controls.

For me as a Black man and a skeptic of progressivism it is quite disturbing to note that the "congregation" has near unanimously agreed to look past the promises that we were told would be the benefits of our past investments.  Instead the present set of activists are given the same promises that were heard 50 years ago.  The "community historians", being in on the scheme can't be trusted to defend the institutional integrity, thus go against their friends who are leading the next crop of young Blacks into "The Struggle".

With their firm control over our public schools and the loyalties of the parents who supplement the education of Black children at home - we are told that forces outside of our community do more to derail their attainment of academic excellence more than the affirmative force that they apply are able to provide uplift.  My argument is that this is the apex of "Black Inferiority".   The notion that, even as free people, we can't manage to assemble and manage the appropriate set of messages and resources that will allow those who are born from our own "community wombs" to prosper.  Black Inferiority is merely an instantiation of "Prevailing Authority Repudiation".  It compels Black people to believe that our failure to invest in and enforce "community governance" in line with and TO SCALE OF our permanent interests can be compensated by the outsourcing of these concerns outward to the national government in the name of "social justice".

For the White Progressive - they are placed in a "can't lose" situation.   As the Blacks struggle with this misaligned notion - the VOTES will be deposited in a favorable manner.

As "The Blacks" feel an increasing set of discontentment at having fallen short - the blame will be cast upon the popular enemy of "The Blacks" and not the Progressives who have dominate control.

This shell game only works in the context of a functioning American system.  Sadly - take the Black American and his consciousness outside of this capitalistic system and place him among the majority of other Blacks in the diaspora and he will soon see that - absent a government to indict and then transact upon - a more ORGANIC alternative should have been adopted.

The "Black Racial Services Machine" AND Herman Cain Need To Be Put On Trial By The ENFORCERS OF THE INTEGRITY OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY

I have no problem stating that Republican Candidate Herman Cain is NOT a player WITHIN the Black Community.  He is an operative within the "American Political Domain".  He and other "Republicans Who Are Black" seek to put forth the notion that the Black community's healing involves casting their votes in a different manner.  In this way they are the same type of threat to the Black community's integrity as are the far more plentiful "Democrats who are Black".

The key difference is that Cain and the other few who stand with him do not have the presiding control over Black institutions with the power to hijack and molest our all important "Black Community Development Consciousness" by rendering it as an appendage of the progressive struggle.

Conservatism and Progressivism are METHODOLOGIES toward a particular end.  They are tools used in a particular context.  They can't be mistaken as "ends".   The presence of a panel of conservatives running the Black community's institutions does not provide evidence that outcomes in line with our community's interests are at hand.  

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