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.
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
"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.
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.