Friday, December 28, 2012

I Will Begin To Examine "The Quakers" / "Friends" To See If They Have A Solution To Today's Black Community Governance Problems

As part of my background research on Bayard Rustin - I visited an exhibit about the man that was hosted by the Chester County (PA) Historical Society.
The Rustin exhibit was dwarfed by the more permanent exhibit that featured the history of Quaker intervention during the times of "American Slavery".   They served as important "safe houses" for Black individuals who escaped Southern Slavery and headed North.

Since the Quakers are generally non-violent and are known for "taking stands against evil" - I am made to wonder if they have the intellectual consistency to keep their eyes affixed upon the PEOPLE who are materially injuring the Black America and focus upon changing minds by changing culture through which these minds are developed?

(This is not my political blog, but instead is a "cultural strategy blog)  If we start off with the bedrock belief that "Black People Are 100% Equal" then we must conclude that Black people have the equal capacity to adopt certain thoughts and practices that can prove destructive to the interests of other people.    As such these "spirits" need to be taken to task - just as those who devalued "equal human beings" for profit and servitude that they demoted them into common "beasts of burden".

I am not ready to make a prescription about how the adoption of certain "Quaker philosophies" into "Black Culture" would assist in producing a different end.   This is merely an announcement of my intention to initiate research.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas With Splintered Families

After the fact - I learned from the mother of a divorced father:  "The presence of Uncle Constructive Feedback made daddy feel more comfortable in coming into the house and sharing Christmas with us".

Flash back about 5 years ago.   A couple that took us around the town during our last visit.  The children where young and exited.

Fast forward and a divorce has transpired.

Bother man is the "odd man out" but he is dressed like Santa Clause, bringing his children gifts for the holiday.

The mama knows he is coming over.   She leaves the house doing "what ever" in order to avoid seeing her ex during this time of celebration which might bring up memories about their 15 year marriage.

The "Gift bringing Santa stands at the door - doling out gifts to his children".

Wait a minute - some thing is not right.

I work to get the "brother man" into the house.  Just like old times.

I execute a dramatic outburst - pretending as if he brought me presents.   I go over to the door and say "Thank you!!!  You were always my favorite.  Thank you for bringing me these presents."

I see that after the handshake he slowly makes his way into the house that was previously "off limits".

The children are ecstatic that "daddy" has brought them all of the gifts that they wanted.   "The mama's" disposition has changed dramatically along with the fact that he has not brought her anything.

MENTAL NOTE: DO NOT ever let your marriage get to this same condition where "hostility" has turned into nullification.

On the drive alone with ME and "The Friend Of My Wife"

My children were happy that you were present on Christmas because you made my their father feel comfortable.

"I did?"

I was just being myself.

I was actually watching how YOUR GIRL FRIEND (my wife) would treat him after you two went through a divorce.

I sa how "brother man's presence" had made his children happy.  I was just playing up the situation because I empathize with the presence of a "Brother man" who was left out in the cold - away from his children.

We bonded the last few times that I saw him.  MY relationship with him is separate and distinct from YOURS.

I did not hear tales of him beating you or abusing you so - I had no reason to hate upon him.

I am not sure when the conversation between "ma ma" and child" took place - thanking me for my intervention - but I was just doing what was natural for me.

My Interest
My goal - in all of this was the hopes that you would tell "your girl" (my wife) that I have never stood in the way of her development.

Even though you might have terminal issues with your man - I am open minded enough to see that your girl friend is a very different person than the woman that I met many years ago.  I have NEVER stood in her way as she attempted to develop herself.

My only challenge is in trying to merge her big picture goals with mine - so that some synergy can be obtained.

I have seen far too many Black females who are very successful - with the nice car and nice homes BUT with a splintered relationship.

I know that my wife's friends are telling her how fortunate she is to have me - just as so many of my friends who have been through divorces are telling ME how they have lost a good woman and they regret it.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I Have Decided To Only Watch A Bootlegged Version Of "DJango" As It Is A Bootlegged Version Of "Black History" For The Purposes Of Propaganda At The Expense Of Our Ancestors

Cathy Hughes:  To Jamie Fox  - "Do you feel that you have raised the bar for Black male characters who defend their women?"  (Through the blessing of Quentin Tarantino) "You have proved that there is nothing that a brother would not do to save his woman".

Though it is hard at times to get through my long, winding dispatches on my various blogs - WHAT IS THE PRIMARY THEME that is expressed, regardless of the subject?


  • "WHO Has The AUTHORITY To 'Speak For Black People"?
  • "What Is The INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY That They Must Submit To For Their Work To Be Considered Authentic, Respectful, Organically Uplifting?"
  • "Where Are The SYSTEMS That CHECK One Individual Or A Network Of Conspirators From 'Having Their Way With OUR CONSCIOUSNESS"?

I am right now watching a TVOne broadcast featuring Cathy Hughes discussing the upcoming moving DJango - produced by Quentin Tarantino and starting Jamie Foxx.

As I cut through to the underlying justifications for the movie - as heard from Foxx, Tarantino and affirmed by Ms Hughes - I hear a SELF PROCLAIMED AUTHORITY to make use of these otherwise sensitive points of "American Slavery" with the normal ramifications put in check.

Let's place a framework upon the appraisal of the typical Black cinematic or artistic effort
  1. You have the question of AUTHENTICITY as seen with "The Cosby Show" and its depiction of two Black professionals with problems that are akin to few other Black families 
  2. You have director/actor Spike Lee taunting fellow director/actor Tyler Perry for his catalog of "Chicken Circuit" productions.   
    1. I know that Lee and Tarantino have previously expressed words about the gratuitous use of the word "Nigger" in his productions.  "DJango" seems to fit that same mold except this time it is Jamie Foxx rather than Samuel Jackson defending its use in a Tarantino film
    2. Spike Lee has also gotten into a dust-up with another White producer named Clint Eastwood for his use of "racial themes" (ie:  Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" and  Grand Torino" in which a Hispanic gang terrorized an old White male).    I'll have to keep an ear out about what Mr Lee has to say about "DJango" 
  3. "SLAVERY" - the "Third Rail" of Black sensitivities.   Reference such as "lazy, monkey, the list goes on" still reside in that sensitive area for Black people that even Jamie Foxx mentioned in another interview.   Since "DJango Unchained" is by self-admission a "Western hero movie" that uses slavery as a backdrop it is NOT an authentic reference to the slavery experience for Black people.   This should be understood in the context of the "Kill All White People" reference that was recently made which has the effect of appeasing many Blacks, knowing that - at least in this film version of slavery - "The Slave" got to strike back and shed some blood of the oppressor
This last bullet item defines my problem with the film.
The usual "its not authentic" challenge (see "Red Tails") will likely be muted by the fact that the Black audience was ENTERTAINED because the "hero slave" got to kill the oppressor - HISTORY BE DAMNED.   The point is that Black people then are not offended by IN-AUTHENTICITY   A particular clique enjoys the right to define WHAT IS OFFENSIVE in-authenticity and which passes the test.
(This bit of arbitrariness is my #1 problem with what I call "The Black Racial Services Machine".  You don't have to be RIGHT you only need to be POPULAR.)

Further on in the interview Jamie Foxx makes reference to thugged out rapper Rick Ross being invited to the movie set and then compelled to create a rap song because of how the environment called for his creativity to be stimulated as such.

Again - I recently commented on a Rick Ross video in which he did a video performance in a modern day ghetto, talking about "slang'in dope" because he needed money.   With Jamie Foxx and Tarantino as the JUDGES - Rick Ross was deemed "acceptable" as a musical accouterment to this film.   This despite the fact that "our ancestors", upon hearing his lyrics would smack their child and say "Around Here We Believe In GOD And We Don't Play That Foolishness On Our iPhones,  What Comes Through Your Ears Gets Stuck Within Your Soul".

Jamie Foxx Vouches That "Our Ancestors" Would Have APPROVED Of This Content And Consciousness And Thus They Struggled For Our "Freedom"

The justification from Foxx and Tarentino is that this "delicate subject" must be handled sensitively but deliberately.

Kerry Washington and Cathy Hughes reminds us that "we now own property", "we no longer work in the fields".

As we move from the movie set and back to the real world - the most fundamental challenges to the Black Community that has thus far been left relatively unchecked by effective governance of our community during our FREE STATE - that entertainment and appeasement has not cured.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sadly - More Black People Will Relate To Jamie Foxx's "Everything Is Racial With Black People" Statement Instead Of Demanding That He Characterize His "Acting Black" Reference After He Stops "Acting White" For The Job

Jamie Foxx Talks Racism, Claims He's Forced To Be 'White' For Work, Says 'As A Black Person It's Always Racial'

If you want to understand the damage of the "Asymmetric Expectations" between Black and White - look no further than the words of actor/singer/comedian Jamie Foxx.  That is IF you are able to read between the line.

  • Everything is about RACE with Black people (he speaks for all of us now?)
  • Black people are SENSITIVE - (NO Black people are SELECTIVELY OFFENDED - particuarlly if there if some political/tribal opportunism associated.  Let there be an OFFENSIVE issue that would trigger an INTERNAL indictment and watch how many people clam up)

Basically Jamie Foxx says that Black people are JUSTIFIABLY "Damaged Goods" from past and present RACISM in America.

We are expected to look past his multi-millionaire status and empathize with the cheese and Ritz crackers that are left in his dressing room.    If someone notes that bread and peanut butter are the only items in the cupboards of some Black people with a mere fraction of his wealth this would be seen as evading the RACISM that we should be talking about.

After I read Jamie Foxx's viewpoint in the article above the first question that I had was:
After "acting White" for 8 hours or 4 hours as part of the JOB that generates millions of dollars for Mr Foxx.......................please DESCRIBE IN INTRICATE DETAIL what his "Acting Black" experience is.

  1. Is the RESPECT and FORMALITY required in this "Dark Matter" domain?
  2. Does the LANGUAGE that is used in this "Dark Matter Domain" enriching enough to lift another person into employment?

Friday, December 07, 2012

Malcolm X's Sage Guidance On Educational Policy

If only Brother Malcolm were around today.
He would see that BECAUSE certain people are INCOMPETENT at educating Black children BECAUSE they are unwilling to yield their own ideological fundamentalism as they set their priorities on ORGANIC DEVELOPMENT of our young people - they feel self affirmed as they turn to the notions of "Nationalized Social Justice" and demand that the NATION do what THEY ARE INCOMPETENT AT DOING - thus they are an abomination to "God" who blessed them with this precious resource, only asking that they bring them into the conscious form that he created them to be.

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

PBS Frontline: "The Middle School Moment" - When Inner City School Children Get Lost w/o Strong Adult Guidance

Beyond the divide over the political and ideological approaches to confront the issue of failed urban education that is not sculpting our young people into the "Professional Service Agents" that they need to become - in order to lift their respective communities up to the desired standard of living - there are some fundamental points that can garner near universal agreement.

One of those points is that CONSCIOUS ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY are needed to interact with these young people, defining a more productive course for them to follow.   Left on their own the over-representation of "peer pressure" will lead them on the wrong course.   Their peers do not have the conscious foresight about "life" to serve as good advisers.

My views are simple and clear.  The parent must be the primary managers of their children's "educational career".   Establish this as the rule - deal with the exceptions. 

We see that when the "exception becomes the rule" - chaos reigns and the community suffers as their "precious resources" never grow into those "professional services" roles that were mentioned earlier.

A societal culture that loses its attachment upon such greater goals will soon become "the oppressor" that it might have fought off in the past.

IF we conclude that an "Inner city child" who's finished form is massively divergent from his "Fully Actualized Potential" then the reasons "WHY/HOW" they got that way (in a free society) becomes less important than the need to develop a STRUCTURE that reforms the parental role with their child.

The parent is essential because the economy of scale prevents the effective replacement of this intimate role at a concentric circle that is at an increasing distance from the child's home and community.

Watch Middle School Moment on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

Monday, December 03, 2012

An Afternoon Drive With Satellite Radio - An Eye Opening Exercise

With most of the financial / public radio shows off of the air because Sirius XM plays NFL football games on those same channels - I decided to explore other channels on the radio that I rarely listen to.

Station Content Sample
Blue Collar Comedy Channel  A comedy bit about a man named "Stinky" who needed to take a bath.  Sophomoric comedy - Next channel.
The Foxx Hole Black Comedic Writer Paul Mooney talking about what he would do if a WHITE PERSON accused him of molesting their children as they did with Michael Jackson.   After they threatened court action Michael Jackson foolishly paid them millions of dollars.

Mooney would have noted that they allowed their children to spend the night with a grown mand and thus would call DFACS upon the WHITE PARENTS for child neglect and have them arrested and they would not see a dime of his money.   Provocative.   Some truth to the claims BUT if a White person used the very same framework for his bit he would be called "racist" and pulled off of the air.

 Next channel 
The Spice Adult Channel  A (seemingly Black) Adult Movie Talent Scout - with a 10" Penis joins the show to talk about the business with two female radio hosts.  

They talk about how:

  • He goes into clubs looking for women and asks them to "show their breasts to him".
  • The female host, who was a retired porn star, who's name that I did not catch said that she goes into bars and feels on men's crotches to appraise the size of their penis without asking and has never been asked to stop
  • In response to a caller they note that certain female porn stars don't have the "Gag Response" as they "take the load" from their male partner - the shaft and the testicles. 
    • The host said that she always gags and can't do it but gave advice on how to practice not gagging
  • In the final bit of this "Howard Stern" knock off show - the talent scout with the 10" penis was asked to drop his drawers to play the game at the end of the interview.  He was happy that he took a bath and had clean underwear for this impromptu bit
    • He was asked to keep his eyes closed as they put his penis into a container of "something" and he was to guess what they had put his penis into.
    • After describing the substance as soft and cushy - he guessed correctly - that it was a container of COTTON
    • For his correct guess - the second female gave him a blow job on the air
As a man who is a male - I would be fronting IF I said that I would not envy such an interview.
At the same time I found myself staring at the "Checkmate" position that some would have us all to be at when they play their "Don't Hate, You Hypocrite" scheme.

Of course - this is a private channel and people are free to do what they want to.  I would even say that I would do nothing to stop what concenting adults will to do among themselves.

I turned and looked at ME from the perspective of TIME CONSUMED in listening to this Hedonistic FOOLISHNESS and what I could have done in exchange.
The Dr Laura Show I won't bother to go through the 4 or 5 calls that I listened into with Dr Laura.
ALL of them were from WOMEN with some sort of Family/ Relationship challenge and they called in for clarity.

Dr Laura's response was "Always Do The Right Thing".  She didn't say that it would be EASY but that "The Right Thing" is always the best.

As we go back to the attacks on Dr Laura as a "RACIST" a few years ago - for taunting a Black female caller who had a White husband and she was senstive when the issue of Black people came up in a crowd of White people.  (I may have gotten that wrong but I believe this is so ) .....When Dr Laura focused the conversation on the "race based ignorance" from Black people on paid cable - all of the attacks from the usual suspects were initiated.

Of course Dr Laura is a conservative and this explained 95% of their attacks.

From a QUALITATIVE appraisal, and the need to assign PROPORTIONALITY to one's BENEFIT/OFFENSE - it is interesting how we can get to this "attack of the indignant" - as this same person who gives so much good advice to so many troubled women gets tossed under the bus.

The only way to measure the VALUES OF THE ATTACKERS - is to make note of how much at ease they are with the garbage that flows from other sources - all without them being OFFENDED.

There is something tragically wrong with the body of values that is being promoted in this larger society and within the Black community specifically.

Why it is true that one's stance on "Dr Laura" is NOT an indicator of being a "Black Of High Character" it is true that with RACISM being the SUPERIOR indictment that many Black people can make - those content sources that HAVE NO CHARACTER OR WORTH but who avoid being RACIST - appear to go unchallenged but do more damage from their PROXIMATE POSITION to the jugular vein. 

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I Am Keeping An Open Mind On The New Reality Show Featuring Preacher's Wives

The "Tia And Tamara" reality show has renewed my faith that at least some of these shows in this genre are not all "ignorant".

I am hoping that "Sisterhood" will be more about uplifting "Sistas" than showcasing "Da Hood".

Not only do they have the dignity of their church members (and husband/ preacher) to think of - they should be mindful of the fact that they are representing "Jesus" in all that they do.

I hope that this show focuses on how they help their congregation through difficulties and how they work on community service projects.

We will see.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Black Community Interventions Must Be Balanced By "Congregational Buy In"

Philadelphia Inquirer: Black Men Bring Positive Message To Philly Schoolchildren


  • As a Black man who has jumped at every "Career Day" when local school kids come to the office
  • As a Black man who participants (when available) with "Youth Motivation Days" where we go into schools
  • As a Black man who spent 2.5 years participating in a "Reading Program For Black Boys".......

I now have a more complex outlook for the "Black Community Engagement" drives.

On the one hand - I enjoy the interactions with young people.  The attempts of bridging the world of high school with the world of business - where a "missed homework assignment" can get you fired and have ripple effects on your ability to care for your family is a major leap.

I do make the case that learning is a lifetime activity.   My competitive edge in my "knowledge sharing" profession is my ability to give my customers some focused knowledge or advice that can help their business.

I support the attempts to expose school children to the world they will one day face.

At the same time - beyond my interaction with "The Project Kids" in the reading program - my concerns focused upon the ADULT MALES in their lives - who's lack of presence I was asked to supplement - every week.

As I looked back on my time spent in the program - I do not recall a single time in which a father of any of these boys dropped off or picked up their son.

  • I saw mothers
  • I saw sisters
  • I saw older brothers
  • I saw "lead female" that lead a group of children - other than her own - to and from the session

My push back is - I can no longer agree to GIVE without a commensurate level of expectation placed upon OTHER BLACK MALES who are more intimately engaged in the production of these children to do their part.

Failing to erect this "closed loop" creates the "Confidence Schemes" that I call out on my sister blog - "Within The Black Community".

There is no way to have comprehensive "community uplift" unless the community communicates to its "congregation" what they must do in the way of "buy in" to lift the whole up to their desired point.

Spending 2 hours per week with a group of young male students - regardless of how much I bonded with them - cannot replace the function of a RESIDENT FATHER IN THE HOME.

As the theory goes:  "To those who much is given - much is expected".

What happens if - instead of "given" we make note of the PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR that both groups of people have exhibited?

If we assume that the presence of a positive influence is a FORCE.  
The community asks that those who are "blessed" as asked to apply an AFFIRMATIVE FORCE upon others, with the hopes of "breaking a cycle".

My problem is with how the Black community handles "Negative Forces" - which have the equal capability at making an imprint.  
The community has no problem demanding that "Those Who Have" to live up to their civic and "congregational duties".   The "I Got Mine You Have To Get Your Own" mentality is suppressed.

The problem is that when we go to the other side of the force field and consider how the negative forces are managed and mitigated - we get a confusing set of messages by those who have specific interests.  The battle for the "Black Community Culture" is at the root of all of this.

  • The debate is shifted from the IMPACT of the negative force over to "the history that delivered it to our community" ("I Know Who Did This To Us And They Are Going To Be Made To Pay")
  • The debate is shifted over to the other people who do the same thing but don't suffer sanction.  (They Are In The Mud With Us But Escape Prosecution) 
In both cases above the intent is "obfuscation" and "re-normalization" of the standard of behavior.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

"Europe's Debt" America's Crisis?" - A STRATEGY Analysis - NOT A Political/Ideological Rant

The summary statement from this hour-long documentary is that a society/government that over-promises what it can AFFORD to deliver upon provides short term appeasment to the masses at the expense of their long term security as the insolent central state leaves them even more vulnerable.

It is my belief that the people who were selling us upon Europe 3 years ago when they wanted the United States to go in this same direction - owe everyone an explanation as they substantiate their views, using the present state of Europe as a backdrop.

PBS Asks: "Why Hasn't The European Debt Crisis Been A Bigger Issue In The American Presidential Campaign?"

  • The one party that doesn't want to have its defense spending cut
  • The other party that doesn't want its social justice spending cut
.....are not going to voluntarily CUT the source of their POWER.  
Sober Americans - noting that them "Being Right" but living in a destroyed nation is not in anyone's advantage.

Monday, November 05, 2012

A Strategic Analysis Of "Massa Wez Sick"

If the BLACK COMMUNITY STRUGGLE is not affixed to something GREATER than AMERICAN POLITICAL GAMESMANSHIP - the resulting squandered development will endure longer than the resident of Chattel Slavery.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

How The Newly Rebranded "Sharing The Poverty Scheme In Connecticut Is Still Failing To Lift The Negro Student To Equality Via Education

What happens when the Black community is lulled into focusing on "the TRANSACTIONS SURROUNDING" education rather than the actual process of communication between the student and the ADULTS in his immediate presence that are charged with "finishing" his conscious awareness of himself?

Bayard Rustin - From The 1960's
As He Fused "The Black Community Development Consciousness" In With The "Malcolm X Political Football Game" 
Supporters say achieving such balance promotes diversity that reflects society.
"Any university, any institution of higher education, virtually all institutions reflect the diversity of this nation," said state Rep. Andy Fleischmann, a West Hartford Democrat who supports racial balance efforts and is House chairman of the legislature's Education Committee. "If you want a child properly prepared to head off to a 21st-century workplace, they should be exposed to diversity."

The Time Has Come For The BLACK COMMUNITY To Do A Dispassionate Assessment In Regards To The DISCIPLINED FOCUS Of "Its STRUGGLE".

Does the aggregate focus of this struggle remain disciplined upon the direct issues related to the desired outcomes OR does it focus upon addressing the ever expanding ocean - which's salient temperature seems not to rise to the level of boiling - factoring out the effects of "Global Warming".

Associated Press Education - Conn. schools grapple with racial balance

Data From GreatSchools.Org
Hamden High School 

Middletown High School

The Question that must be "begged" is: IF the performance numbers of these two schools are equally "sub par" AND they have a poverty rate, while higher than the state average is far, far, far below most other post-Industrial "Mission Accomplished Cities" - WHAT IS, IN FACT, THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY AS THE DRIVING FORCE When It Appears That, When Left Unchecked, It Becomes The Driving Agenda, Surpassing Academic Excellence - DELIVERED?

I Can't Get From My Mind The Notion That "NON-WHITE WHITE SUPREMACY" Is At The Heart Of All Of These "Struggle Motions".

From the article
Greenwich school officials are grappling with an imbalance at two elementary schools where Asian, black and Hispanic students accounted for about 68 percent of the student population in August, more than double the 30 percent district-wide.
The absence of a reference to WHITE STUDENTS was not accidental.

When the diversity from "Asian, Black And HIspanic" people DOES NOT MEASURE UP to the diversity that includes "THE WHITES and The Others" then we all can see that it is NOT DIVERSITY that is driving this debate.  

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Associated Press: Poll: Slim US majority have prejudice against blacks


Associated Press: Poll: Slim US majority have prejudice against blacks

When you read through the poll on racial opinions - what SHOULD be the first thing to jump out at you?

  • People were asked about their opinions of Black People - and a slight majority had negative opinions
  • People were asked about their opinions of Hispanic people................
  1. Where White people asked about other Whites that had a different ideology?
  2. Where Blacks and Hispanics asked about their views of White people - with an ideological mix included as a means of understanding the "racial / ideological" factor

If you look at the  press release you see the common refrain:

Overall, the survey found that by virtue of racial prejudice, Obama could lose 5 percentage points off his share of the popular vote in his Nov. 6 contest against Republican challenger Mitt Romney. However, Obama also stands to benefit from a 3 percentage point gain due to pro-black sentiment, researchers said. Overall, that means an estimated net loss of 2 percentage points due to anti-black attitudes.

  •  5 Percent of "Racist White People" not voting for "The Black Guy
  • 3 Percent Of Black People Who Vote FOR Obama Because He Is Black
If you take the numbers at face value one seems larger than the other because the AP chose aggregate population numbers.

However the fact is that over 90% of Black Americans are going to vote for President Obama AND the AP appears to be incompetent in asking the RIGHT QUESTION.

The right question is NOT about "WHO Blacks vote for".   The proper question to ask is - rooted in the backdrop of the desire for DEVELOPMENT within the Black community and then asking a question which inspects if VOTING ITSELF is the most effective channel to this end.  And if so - then, asks the AP - why hasn't it worked for sustained uplift thus far?

"Why, Black man, - after 4 years and 50 years of contributing your valuables to a cause that you were so sure would lead to your sustained uplift do you plan to devote such a large portion of your UPLIFT HOPES to the same channel?   IF you say that THE ENEMY HAS BEEN MORE CRAFTY THAN YOU HAD ASSUMED - I am going to take you to the 'Mission Accomplished Zones', where the enemy has left you all alone to promote the system of development that you prefer - yet you still primarily TALK ABOUT THIS ENEMY - and then exit your community as you seek him out - looking to engage him in a battle.  It seems that you prefer THE STRUGGLE - as it defines you - more than you care to do what is necessary to DEVELOP YOURSELVES through the INSTITUTIONS that you now run.     I will now agree to tear up this silly poll that I created now that I see how arbitrary it is in the first place."

Friday, October 26, 2012

Experts Laud The Importance Of "Early Childhood Development" Per Their Praise Of Pre-K Engagement

AJC: Pre-K Investments Are Paying Off

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Pre-kindergarten — across the nation and in Georgia — is paying off in giving children a head start in learning basic education and life skills, experts said Thursday night.
Regina Bowie, a mother of seven who left the corporate world to become a public pre-k teacher in Fulton County, said the changes pre-k makes in students are easily apparent.
“The effectiveness of it is seen daily. By December, you usually see a turnaround … a totally different child.,” Bowie said during an Atlanta Forward community forum.
The forum focused on what’s ahead for Georgia’s lottery-funded pre-k program after 20 years and was hosted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and PNC Bank. It will be broadcast Monday at 7 p.m. on Georgia Public Television.
About 1.2 million 4-year-olds have gone through the program since it launched in 1992 at a total cost of $4.5 billion. This year, 84,000 youngsters attend 3,800 public and private pre-k classes across the state.
The program gained national notoriety in 1994 when it became the first in the nation open to all 4-year-olds, regardless of income. Currently, 57.4 percent come from families on government assistance.
Last year, Georgia’s pre-k program was one of five in the nation to receive a rating of 10, the highest possible, from the National Institute for Early Education Research. But budget cuts, including a bump in the number of students per class, have put that top ranking in jeopardy.
Budget constraints have also increased the clamor for data on the program’s effectiveness.
Bright from the Start: the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning expects to have preliminary results from a longitudinal study of the program’s effects, said Bobby Cagle, DECAL commissioner.
Studies in the 1990s showed that students who went through Georgia pre-k were scoring higher in school readiness and on academics, particularly reading, when they reached the third grade, said Gary Henry, a professor of public and higher education policy at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, who was involved in those studies.
Nationally, high-quality pre-k has been found to have a positive long-term impact on students, Henry said. Female students who have attended pre-k are more likely to finish high school and college. Males who went to pre-k appear to be less likely to depend on government social services and be less involved in crime, he said.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

A Re-Mix On The Black Informants Observations About The Obama's As A Reference Of Black Perfection

(This is not my POLITICAL blog.  This is the blog for STRATEGIC ANALYSIS)

The Black Informant blog:  Bishop Obama And His First Lady

In reading the analysis of the observations that The Black Informant took regarding how the first family is used as the "Black reference family" while there are many others to choose from, I would have taken a different approach in my analysis of the situation.

  • When I see Black people making references to The Obama's family
  • When I see Black people making references to the public relationship between Michelle and Barack
  • When I see Black people writing about how they "tear up" when Michelle Obama walks across the stage as a "strong Black woman"
  • When I see Black people taking pictures of young Black boys' looking into the eyes of President Obama and SEEING THEMSELVES........................

I LOOK BEYOND THE FORCE OF INDUCTION BY "VICARIOUS LIVING" and begin to inspect the Black Community for evidence of INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT that can provide effective UPLIFT 

(let me get this one out of the way first before I go on to the main point)

It should surprise no one that the Obama's have these favorable attributes in the minds of some - that they THEN take into the "Political Domain" and make note that "A Model Black Family Is Suffering From POLITICAL / RACIAL attacks".   
In my sister blog I have discussed in depth the irrationality of seeking to apply "Black Vulnerability" upon the occupant of the seat of power that can execute "American Foreign Policy" .......and not get arrested after killing people in the name of this American Foreign Policy.     I can't get past my assumptions of duplicity that motivates such a person.

It is NOT that President Obama has "lost his 'Blackness' when he sits in the chair of power'.  
Instead we should LOOK INTO THE CROWD and make note of the motivation of the "Negroes" who seek to APPLY THEIR WORLD EXPERIENCE, projecting it upon Obama.    The obvious consequence of their action is that THEY are unable to protest against the actions of The United States Of America - that used to be offensive to them when a "Non-Black Man" was committing them.  (Of course ideology is an equal catalyst but I won't "go there" right now.)

The Separation Of "Blackness And State"

I have stated before as well about the mistake of making "Your Martin Luther King Jr or Malcolm X into THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES".  

When such a being runs into the conflict of:
  • Performing the prescribed duties of "The Commander In Chief Of The US Military Allied Imperialist Command"
  • Living up to the honorary duties of "The Black Community Leader Emeritus"......................
BETWEEN THE TWO - the one that has a documented and institutionally enforceable set of mandates will stand while the other will necessarily compromise itself.

When it comes to Michelle Obama's fashion, hair style and physical fitness - while I do believe that she, as well as any other "First Lady" should operate within a certain boundary - I CAN'T bring myself to believe that many of the ladies that are emotionally connected to this "First Lady" would cast a uncompromise-able firewall, being able to condemn the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for a particular "atrocity" - as they compliment the First Lady's floral print dress in the next paragraph of their blog post.

I am NOT saying that there should not be a market to discuss the "finer things" about the President and First Lady.   
I AM SAYING - that with the Black Community in crisis at this time - some operatives are using the "favorable views of 'People Magazine / Ebony / Essence ' - to cast influence upon the POLITICAL domain - which the Obama's "just happen" to find favor to them as well.

The "Black Consciousness Attention Filibuster" effect has them talking about these tangential issues in a manner by which the phrase "You wouldn't hit a lady in power with that muddy stick and ruin her dress and hair do, would you?" is meant to generate a bit of protection in the public policy space.

There needs to be a transparent buffer between these two zones.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I Plan To Go To "Quaker Quest" To Learn About "Social Justice"

I am familiar with the pacifist history of the Quakers
I visited the historical display of Bayard Rustin in West Chester PA and I saw the legacy of the Quakers in the Abolition Movement and the "Underground Railroad".

My challenge is to take the "Quaker Message" as it relates to "INTER" conflict (international, interracial) and instead see if there is a fit for INTRA-CONFLICT among Black people that is stunting our development.

"Intra-Conflict", not meaning "disunity" - the claim that you frequently hear.
"Intra-Conflict" meaning the gap between what the Black community CLAIMS to value and how the "Embedded Confidence Men" forces divert us to.

If Quaker principles can bring forth more internal transparency - I am all ears to learn how.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

"Dad Did You Know That Malcolm X Changed His Name Because His Old Name Was A Slave Name?"

ME:   "?????????????????????????????????"     (While pleasantly surprised that he brought up the subject - I know he didn't learn this in his "Integrated School")

On a recent family trip I heard some 'spoken words' coming from an electronic device that was packed up with my family in the car.   I instinctively checked to make sure that it was not one of my cellphones or my personal Android tablet.

Turns out it was my 10 son who was sitting in the back seat listening to various history lessons as told by the mobile application called "Brain Pop".

I overheard him learning about:

  • The American Revolution
  • Slavery 
  • Martin Luther King Jr
  • Malcolm X
  • World War II
  • and The 9/11 Attacks On The World Trade Center
About two weeks later my son came up to me and asked: "Dad Did You Know That Malcolm X Changed His Name Because His Old Name Was A Slave Name?"

I expounded upon the information slightly, telling him - "
The last name "Lyttle" was likely the name of the "slave owner" that "owned" Malcolm X's ancestors during slavery.  When they were freed, most Blacks kept the last names of their "slave masters" and took them as their own family names.
When Malcolm X joined the "Nation Of Islam" he dropped the last name "Lyttle" and assumed the name "X" as a sign that he has purged his mental connection to American slavery.
I then tried to picture in my mind where he would get this information about Malcolm X.  I wondered if his American history class was focusing on "The Civil Rights Movement".  He told me "No.", he had learned it from "Brain Pop".

Now when his mother yells out loud: "Bring me back my iPad!!!!!".   If I hear the spoken words rather than explosions from a video game I  tell her "Let the boy keep it.  He is learning something on it."

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


  • Are Black Americans today driven by "Clearly Articulated Goals" in which THE RANK & FILE maintains control over the "GPS" to independently verify their coordinates in order to judge the EFFECTIVENESS of the navigator of the course they are being lead upon?
    • OR is it more effective to OFFEND Black people by dangling the works of their ideological enemy in front of them, with the knowledge that the resulting backlash will secure the "Congregational Unity" that was desired in the first place?
  • Can you calim that despite all of the promises of "Holding Them Accountable" that is said at the "community forum" - this act does not last beyond the first 'OFFENSIVE INSIDENT' from the enemy, thus allowing the "elected official" who was going to be "Held Accountable" to instead don a megaphone and lead the masses on a protest rally..............against the ENEMY who has no power WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY - beyond his power to OFFEND Black people?
  • When you look at the statistics that are associated with the Black Community - this after "The Enemy" has been run out of local power - can you conclude that IF "the enemy" was still in power and these results were obtained - that BUT FOR A FRIEND IN OFFICE - a protest would be had?    Are you sure that you are struggling for your "claimed goals" or is this all about "ideology and friends"?

What works in the short term among "common conspiring individuals" proves to fail the long term interests of a properly GOVERNED BLACK COMMUNITY.

We have been told about our "Stolen African Culture" due to Slavery.
What CULTURE of GOVERNANCE of our communities is being forged today?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Selective Affirmation Of "Pre-Affirmed Blackness"

The following is dialogue taken from the "Booker Rising" blog which serves to highlight an interesting phenomenon within "Present Black Political Discourse".

In response to the news that "Black Conservative Republican" Robert Woodson has lead an initiative to discuss poverty in America.....................

A blogger - and frequent debate adversary of mind, DarkStar said the following..............

Basically DarkStar argues that the "Black Conservative" should promote the "Good Works" within the Black community rather than their criticism.  (I will focus on Conservatives and not "Republicans" as the two terms are not necessarily interchangeable as my AGENDA has nothing to do with advancing a political party.  In fact this post will show the problem and limitations of  "Party Thinking").

What DarkStar did above would fly over most people's heads.    And no - I do not have an unbreakable seal of non-trust with him or anyone else.

If you notice my arguments about SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS within the Black community - you will see the preliminary threads of this same argument.

  • The very same Black people who can watch from the INSIDE of the "Hurricane Katrina Response" as an evacuee and from the OUTSIDE as a consumer of the news is able to make note of the:  SCALE of the THREAT, the INTENSITY of the NEED and the COMPREHENSIVENESS of the RESPONSE...............
  • Is then later seen making note of an ORGANIC effort within the Black Community and then abandoning this qualification effort in judgment of the response ...........
  • INSTEAD they assume the belief that BLACK PEOPLE ARE BEATEN DOWN ENOUGH AND NEED TO HEAR "GOOD NEWS" - and as a result they sing the praises of the program - without care for SCALE, ENDURANCE, COMPREHENSIVENESS.

I recall about 3 months ago watching C-SPAN.  A Black female college professor had written a book on a community health care clinic network developed by the (real and original) "Black Panther Party".    While I do not wish to take anything away from this organic effort - in that this is what I argue for as part of my program to change the consciousness within the Black community - the truth of the matter is that this academic who wrote this glowing review of the health care works of the Black Panthers would NEVER go into a poor community in America today - make note of a GOVERNMENT based program that (for example) addressed 25% of the full needs for service for the community and focus on the "good works" that it was doing where there was otherwise barrenness.    I assure you that she would focus on the "Unmet 75% NEED" and then put forth a "Social Justice Denied" message.

Two parallel points:
  1. Black when the PBS program "Now" on the air and Bill Moyers handed over the hosting duties to David Brancaccio(Sp?) the show visited the east-African nation of Rwanda to report on its health care system - post-Genocide.   Brancaccio glowed as he detailed how an old African woman with a medical bag full of aspirins, a stethoscope and a "First Aid Kit" as she made house calls, mostly to check on pregnant women was a REVOLUTION in "Universal Health Care" for the poor.  Of course - during this time just prior to "The Affordable Care Act" - Mr Brancaccio asked "If Rwanda WHY NOT AMERICA"?   
  2. The Nation Of Islam has a summer series in its "The Final Call" oracle by which the last 4 editions of the weekly magazine is chock full of pictures of various NOI mosques around the nation fanning out into the Black community to engage young Black males in an effort to "Stop The Violence".   Again - my goal is not to take anything away from them.  I am open minded enough (as a Christian) to say that I would rather see a young Black male who's consciousness is being fomented into that of "Street Piracy" to instead become a member of the "Nation Of Islam" and be given some semblance of a purpose rather, regardless of my theological or ideological differences with the group.   The point is, however, that while the NOI is indeed engaging the masses with a message that hopes to tamp down upon the VIOLENCE - their greater argument is that the "United States Government is ILLEGITIMATE".   Built upon stolen land.  Built up by stolen labor.  Perpetuated by capitalistic and imperialistic exploitation.   The point is not to affirm or deny any of this.  THE KEY POINT that most people fail to see is that the NOI and any other "Black Community Governance" group must have its veracity appraised by its competency to PROVIDE GOVERNANCE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY - the very "civic services" that they hope to wean Black people away from the "rogue government" that they are so critical of.  The USA has a 'GOVERNMENT OF MAN', man-made but "man enforced" to make it look indomitable.  In this case as well - the average Black gawkier will look at the photo-op and the brief counselling session from the NOI (or any "Male Outreach Program" from any Christian church) with affirmation and pride.   They won't, however "Walk the 4 corners of the PROBLEM scope" and then measure the "4 corners of the SOLUTION" that has made them so proud.
My dear friend DarkStar (this is my "suit and tie blog" so I won't call any names here) used the news about Black Conservative Republican Robert Woodson to ask other "Black Conservatives" - "WHY CAN'T YOU ALL BE JUST LIKE HIM?   IF YOU ALL did more things like this one ---- WE BLACK PROGRESSIVES (or sympathizers) would not hate you all so much."

Again this is not my political blog.  This is ANALYSIS.

This puts Black people as "CONSUMERS" seeking out someone to SELL US A SOLUTION.

The key problem is that this is a TRANSACTIONAL SALE "FORWARD".
As a consumer that has an "Equal Black Ballot" that is ripened every 2 or 4 years - we are to have "amnesia" about what we PURCHASED over the last series of "retail experiences" but ONLY focus on "Who Generated REPULSION based on their HATRED" and who "Affirmed Us based on their outreach".

My argument is that an INVESTOR - has the fiduciary duty to REMEMBER WHO HE INVESTED IN and then focus on the PROMISED RETURNS.   This must be 98% of the decision.

Allow "Affirmation" and even "FAITH" to be that energy that allows you to jump that remaining 2% gap.

When "Affirmation" and "Faith" is used to cross a "30% gap" - you find yourself backing up in front of the Grand Canyon, figuring that if you "floor it" and hit the ramp at 140MPH - the top speed on your speedometer - you will land on the other side.

I reject DarkStar's argument because it fails to promote the "Black Consumer" into a "Equal and Responsible Party", who is capable not only of making decisions but AFFIRMING THE PARTY THAT HE HAS PLAYED VIA THE CHOICES THAT HE HAS PREVIOUSLY MADE.

The presence of TRANSPARENCY is evidenced by the willingness to openly backtrack upon your past decisions and REAFFIRM that you have made the "RIGHT DECISIONS" as you redouble your effort to capture THE FULL SET OF INFORMATION about "The Universe Of Choices" and NOT just the limited points of fact that affirm what you already believe.

(At this point I would normally make a reference to "The Black Media's" hand in sculpting an outcome and who is making matching contributions into their 401K - but this is not my political blog).  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Opportunity Cost Of Having The "Black Community Conscious Attention" Diverted Outside Of Our Community By Political Opportunism - Increased Black Crime Victimization Rates

New York Daily News: NYC Big crime toll for minorities
Article lifted from Black

This post is not a political analysis.
This post is a strategic analysis which is calling for discipline by which the forces that are always plotting to direct our community's collective attention upon outside affairs or "THREATS" that are not as proximate as the one's itemized in the article are given a priority that is unjustified.   While these other threats are ultimately mitigated by the official government entities in the nation, the more proximate threats to the Black Community are far more easily allowed to fester via the congregational agreement to look the other way -toward these other, more popular threats.

When it comes to the "governing consciousness" for the Black Community in its present form - while there is an abundance of individuals who can voice their narrative about how our people who are left to reside at the margins of the society and the economy are left vulnerable - there are all too few voices that are prone to focus upon the choices and priorities that are promoted WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY as they ponder if this present orientation plays in part in the fact that those who are attacking Black people - per the report - are also disproportionately Black themselves.

While the energy of a response to a "civil rights" violation at the hands of a policeman, a White man or a corporation or adversarial government official is able to generate a large backlash within the Black community, the prospects that an assailant had his consciousness forged inside of that same community where the attack occurred proves rather unappealing.   In their attempt to avoid a "Self Indictment", at the risk of sounding like their "Right Wing Critics" - the collective congregation is more inclined to remain silent OR - increasingly generate a "false front" - claiming that outsiders who are "Watching Black People Kill Each Other With Amusement" have committed an act that is more detrimental than the adults within the community who were given charge over their youth to develop them to their full potential.

Everyone Demands A Solution, Few See That It Is Right In Front Of Their Eyes
We all would agree that an religious fundamentalist with a child that has a serious illness, who decided that the only cure that was necessary is to take this terminally sick child up to the alter and "pray harder" - is a parent that should be charged with neglect and incompetence as they failed to make note of the other options that GOD has allowed the intelligence of man to express in the form of "medical arts".

Why then is it that when it comes to the "Salvation Of The Black Community" we allow "The Struggle" to foment into a near 100% political struggle where the conscious attention upon our community and the institutions as the cornerstone of our collective correction & reorientation are subsumed into a political struggle.  We are told that our  "salvation" will come after a victorious struggle over this threat which will result in "Black people being compelled to stop assaulting each other, at a rate  far beyond our population proportion BECAUSE  finally this adversary  has decided that we are of EQUAL VALUE".  The victory will be declared.

It seems to me that the problem resides with the person who buys into the above scheme.

Each of these two scenarios are equally fantastical.
ONLY ONE OF THEM, however, is grounds for prosecution under American law.
The other requires a disciplined community to defend its own interests against confidence schemes.

From The Article

The latest NYPD statistics show that crime is centered overwhelmingly in minority-group neighborhoods — buttressing a key argument Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly makes to justify his controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
Citing an NYPD analysis of stats for the first six months of the year, Kelly said Wednesday that 96% of shooting victims are black or Hispanic — and in 97% of all shootings, the trigger was pulled by other blacks and Hispanics.
Kelly in recent months has repeatedly said minority-group leaders and civil liberties advocates complain about stop-and-frisk tactics but do nothing to help combat crime in minority neighborhoods.
A review of the statistics, contained in a report, “Crime Enforcement Activity in New York City,” shows that minority-group members also represent 89% of murder victims — and 86% of murder suspects. There are similar numbers for felony assaults — 81% of victims are minorities, as are 88% of the suspects.
But there is a sharp disparity for robberies, with blacks described as suspects in 70% of the cases, while they are victims in 33% of the crimes.
In response to the statistics, state Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) said with too many minority men “career unemployed,” it’s inevitable some will turn to a life of crime.
“Where are the after-school programs and all these other programs that are supposed to help the police?” he asked.
“That’s why if only the Police Department looks at these numbers, we’re not going to come up with proactive crimefighting tools. The Police Department too often becomes the safety net when other agencies drop the ball.”
Eugene O’Donnell, a professor of police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, suggested the report has been compiled to blunt criticism that police routinely stop young minority-group men for no reason.
Kelly has worked to improve the NYPD’s relationship with minorities, in part by working with a task force of Brooklyn clergy.
Bishop Gerald Seabrooks of Rehoboth Cathedral said the partnership has paid off and will continue to do so if parents work harder at raising their kids.
“I think it’s more of a spiritual problem than a jobs problem,” he said. “In the 1930s, we didn’t have jobs, but we weren’t killing each other.”

Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Narrator For The Journey Of Black People - Also Gets To Tell The Masses Their Present Coordinates As The Drive For Congregational Unity Causes Them To Discard Their Individual GPS

  • Who are today's "Narrators" that define the terms of "The Black Struggle"?
  • During our past they were "outsiders" who fought the system
  • Today they are "inside men" of influence or possibly even "Da Man"

The main benefit of this changed disposition is that those who have assisted in this power grab also have the power at "Establishment Power Repudiation".   The "sins of the state" that they used to march and condemn - while still occurring - are today within the realm in which they can choose to deny the existence of these "sins" for the want of showing the "good news" about the system that they are riding on.

In this sense they are 100% equal to those who used to occupy this inside position, back when they felt oppressed by the system who also selectively edited its "sins".

Thursday, September 06, 2012

A Labor Of Love - Hosea Feed The Hungry

The Damage Of The "Politically Conscious Black" - Mrs Obama's Speech Was Written At A Grade Level That Is Beyond The Comprehension Of An Unacceptably High Number Of Black High School Graduates

(Again - this is not my political blog.   I do "Strategic Community Conscious Analysis" on this front)
In fact - I won't even point to the several articles that I saw which cheered that "Michelle Obama's Convention Speech Was Written Several Grade Levels Higher Than Anne Romney's"

The entire argument, at the hands of Black people, shows how disconnected the prevailing consciousness that has been captured by American Politics, is from the original purpose that our people engaged in politics in the first place.

Black males’ reading level a warning

If you ever wonder why I am at relative peace in my strong assumption that "It Doesn't Matter Because It Doesn't Matter" - my view of how the perceived front end "success" at retaining congregational unity among Black politicos will never produce the desired outcomes WITHIN the Black community and thus will ultimately need to change - look no further than the contradictions that are present in abundance.

The passion that is present within the political space as the enemy is "smacked down" so often hides a larger problem that remains unmitigated within the Black community.  In truth the redirected attention is merely an attempt of an aggrieved person to grasp at some small mental affirmation, this even as it means little in the larger scheme of their situation.

Monday, August 27, 2012

For Black People To Be Seen As EQUAL, Hatred Among Black People Must Be Taken As Equal

If you immerse yourself into "Black Community and Political Discourse" - as I do - you begin to understand some distinct patterns that exist.


"How the White man has made us this way" and "How they must pay because we are NEVER GOING TO FORGET" is the spoken or unspoken foundation of these conversations.

On m sister blog "Within The Black Community" - I have recently noted that since there has been an adoption of "White Allies" to assist on this journey - that this is more of an IDEOLOGICAL disposition rather than a solidly fused RACIAL construct.  With their ideological demands satisfied, the purveyors of this thought can focus on the most acerbic opponents of their agenda.  Over time the IDEOLOGICAL PARTNERSHIP has compromised most legitimate RACIAL concerns.   This can be seen by looking at the results that are garnered via the partnership and noting that no IDEOLOGICAL ENEMY would be able to get away with the same results and retain their standing with the community.

Hatred In Black People

The people who are most offended by "Political Hatred" that leaks out from their enemy are themselves prone to traffic in hatred - when "its just between us chickens". 

In America today - that hatred said by either combatant no longer defines the threat matrix regarding who might be coming through one's front door with a pickax.  Instead it is merely a fixture in the "Malcolm X Political Football Game" that America has adopted in whole.

The team that receives the bucket full of grievances from "The Blacks" is happy because they have a collection of "inferior people" that AMERICA HAS MADE INFERIOR - per their own acceptance.   Add to this the fact that "The Blacks" are willful participants in this active scheme for political indictment and we see that the joint venture stands to make massive profits.

When it comes to assuming the equality of Black people this is typically a notion of what society should impart upon Black people in an effort to prove that it has changed.

The truth is that the state of EQUALITY is a more holistic notion by which a two way flow is established. 


The best way for a leading voice to hide his own incompetence at developing Black people is for him to venture into hateful rhetoric.  (A derivative of this is to keep "The Black" focused on the hatred of his White adversary.  Media Matters and Southern Poverty Law Center specialize at this) 

To be clear this is not unique to Black people.  The White supremacist no doubt traffics in the same technique because it is a human / group-think tendency.

Before allowing yourself to be ensnared by these inducements - it is important to understand the agenda of the messenger that is feeding them to you.

Often their goal is not to develop the Black people, imparting upon us a series of more effective governance policies for the institutions that we control OR to align our need for employment and skills development with the unmet demand for service delivery from the government.   Their primary goal is CONGREGATIONAL UNITY.

A group of Black people that has previously affirmed the prevailing leadership that now lords over their community can evade all notions of "self-accountability" once "the church" agrees that "the other bastard on the outside" is the reason for their fallen condition.  If this motley crew wishes to permanently lock in the notion that they wish to push forth upon the masses - they only need to cast the notion that "old ghosts" that are now dead in the ground are a greater determining force upon their "TOMORROW" than anything that they might gather together today to conspire to achieve.

In as much as Black people have been exploited throughout time - there is no force today that is USING BLACK PEOPLE more than is OTHER BLACK PEOPLE.  Anyone else attempting to arrange such a scheme would be called a "racist" - hater of Black people, intend on destroying us.

The Homosexual Marriage Advocate Says That The 10% Gay Marriage Rate Will Increase Once Society Affirms Such Marriages In Its Culture

John Corvino - the Pro-Gay Marriage, atheist, Philosophy professor when asked on their C-SPAN Book TV debate by his co-author Maggie Gallagher:

"Why is it than in places where gay marriage is already legal the take rate among homosexual couples is only 10%?"

The otherwise skillful, philosophy professor who looks forward to having respectful debates with his opponents made an argument that he himself did not see the damning irony within his own point.

Mr Corvino, who tried hard to keep the argument inside the context of the United States, while the question was asked about nations that had already yielded their "conservative opposition" said:

"The idea of same sex marriage is NEW in these cultures.  Over time and ONCE SAME SEX MARRIAGES ARE AFFIRMED BY THE CULTURE the rates will increase.    

Just as unmarried people receive the pressure from their parents - 'John when are you going to get married?  When am I going to have some grandchildren?' must be extended upon the concept of gay marriage' (just as it is with traditional heterosexual marriage)."

He failed to see that this showed his own hand.

Mr Corvino's arguments are heavily weighted upon:
  • Popularity within the society.  What was 30 years ago a 64% rate of support for Traditional Marriage has now become a 50/50 rate of support, with society trending favorably toward Gay Marriage
  • The RIGHTS of the same sex couples to enjoy the privileges of any other couple under the law
  • A society that rises above bigotry and hatred

It stands to reason that a "society that must be conditioned to ACCEPT gay marriage" is also a society that HAS BEEN CONDITIONED to disassemble the function of TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE in our society.

Imagine that the famous study from Patrick Moynihan in which alarms were being rung at a 50-60% decline in heterosexual marriage, with calls for support to turn this around - is now taken to include gay marriage which is at 10%.   Of course the Moynihan study about the terminal decline of marriage (that was already taking place within Black families and that was creeping into White families) was CENTRALLY ABOUT THE IMPACT UPON CHILDREN IN THE CONTEXT OF A STABLE COMMUNITY AND LARGER SOCIETY.

It is duplicitous for a person who cleaves to a larger body of thought in which "fundamentalist" notions of Traditional Marriage are frowned upon as the essence of bigotry and "homophobia" (their word, not one that I accept as legitimate, only used here for short hand understanding) promises that he would join in to INCREASE the 10% take rate on Gay Marriage............................once society clears the way and allows him to get married legally.

Next he will promise to throw his wedding flowers off of the large bridge that spans the ocean - in Nebraska. 

A Body Of Consciousness That Is INCOMPETENT At Fielding Strong Notions Of The Need For TRADITIONAL Marriage Cannot Be Given "The Keys To The Kingdom" To Control The Larger Society's Take On Universal Marriage

If you listen to the debate style of John Corving and then imagine the setting of his friend, with the "sharp tongue" who invited the "homophobe" over to his house for a debate - their perspective is one in which THEIR ADVERSARY is forced to tell THEM why they are opposed to his attempt to express his natural RIGHTS as an equal human being.

The reference to this "sharped tongue friend" - is quite interesting.  
I can imagine that the "anti-gay BIGOT" who gets violently cursed out by the "sharp tonged friend" has GOTTEN WHAT HE DESERVED as he is stuck in his bigoted ways.   However, the "sharp tongued friend" - who is pursuing JUSTICE - will never be considered a hate-filled, unhinged person that uses intimidation as his calling card for achieving complicity.

What we are actually dealing with, people, is a game of attrition. 
Nothing more.

The Secular Progressive does not need to submit their scheme to those which retain a certain level of productive societal order, in support of their own lofty notions of "social justice" that is inclusive of "the Least Of These".    IF this was the case - we'd hear more affirmation of "Traditional Marriage" rates TODAY.  

We already know that a young man and young woman who:
  • Get their education
  • Delay their child rearing
  • Seek gainful employment
  • Submit to committed relationships
...............will substantively reduce their risk of poverty over those who violate these principles.

For all of the talk of "Social Justice" in reaching out to your brothers and sisters who are "The Least Of These" - we see that these pronouncements are strongest upon THE NON-LEAST OF THESE and what they should do to their inferior community mates.  

It is when we take a step back and note that these messages are rarely expressed upon the "Least Of These", preemptively telling them that their ability to HELP another is fused to THEIR OWN adoption of such discipline.

The truth is that the "two tiered" society that should be most troubling, greater than "those who can get married and those who are barred by law from getting married" are those who are asked to YIELD their own selfishness for the benefit of the greater society and those with "special interests" situations that are assigned as "Society's Victims" per the tenants of Secular Progressivism.

So much of Secular Progressivism is keyed upon a take down of out-dated, bigoted, Judeo-Christian order in society that it often fails to enumerate the responsibilities of "the unwashed" or "the Least Of These".  Worse, it fails to define a point at which this class of people grows to become the "Un-least of these". 

Thus I must conclude that the entire body of thought that is housed in "Secular Progressivism" - from which notions of "Same Sex Marriage" originates from - is a body of though that is constructed to produce an INDICTMENT AGAINST those who dare attempt to stand against its patchwork of thoughts - and nothing more.

It does not plan to stand by "the baby that it produces" after its gets its way.  It will continue, instead, to seek out the CONSERVATIVE that refuses to evolve forward, often attempting to fix what it - itself has broken due to the last removal of foundational bricks.

Friday, August 24, 2012

"The False Religion Of Black Americanism" Is Doing Nothing To Prepare Its Worshipers To Provide Structural Support To Other Diasporatic Blacks

Table Cell Table Cell
Kenya  50 Killed In Violence In East Kenya

People burned or hacked to death in clan violence
South Africa 

44 Protesting Miners Shot To Death.
Battle between two competing trade union organizations

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Misappropriation Of The Sage Warnings From Marcus Garvey Regarding Outsourcing Of Ones Own Care, Feeding And Education

Any leadership that teaches you to depend upon another race is a leadership that will enslave you.
Marcus Garvey

Take these words and switch the word "RACE" with "Community" and then apply it to today's arguments that have the hope for "Nationalized Social Justice" as a clandestine pathway around Garvey's clear admonition and then tell me how a scheme that makes you a CONSUMER WITH RIGHTS but fails to build up INSTITUTIONS through which the members of your community get transformed into PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGENTS is a scheme that is worthy of following? 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Marian Croak - 100 Patent Accomplishment

During an office visit with AT&T earlier this week I saw a press release that drew my attention:

Employee Becomes First Woman At AT&T To Receive 100 Patents.

I saw a picture of a Black female named Marian Croak who is a Vice President in AT&T Labs.

As I went out to find an electronic copy of the press release that I saw at AT&T I came across this reference in The Root.   Kudos to "The Root" for finding this article and spreading the word.

The key point that is not discussed, however, is the question that lurks:
"Is Marian Croak" - who is Black and Female - the "First Woman to achieve 100 patents" and thus was recognized as a woman by AT&T and this feat was recognized by The Root - because she was a "Black Woman" that achieved what no other woman had previously done.

Are there any Black males at AT&T who have 100 patents?

(Again - this is not a political or ideological analysis)

Of course - In the sea of seemingly "bad news" that feature Black people in a bad light there is an effort to show "Brothers and Sisters who are doing the right thing".  I have no problem with this.   Certainly Ms Croak is a role model for everyone and targeted populations of Blacks, women "Women in the field of Technology" and "Black Women".

I believe that the promotion of "Good News" needs to be accompanied with a balanced and sober analysis of where all of this fits into the entirety of issues that the Black community has at hand.

Marian Croak is obviously the product of a sound education and a bunch of personal discipline.
I believe that we need more INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE in support of 'good news stories' that can provide the organized focus of our young people toward more productive ends.

It is my opinion that the promotion of "good news" is used to stimulate our people as a means to cover over the necessary "active limitation" that our culture is at times loathed to enforce so that there are fewer "bad choices" offered to our young people for their consideration.

When PRIORITIZATION in the context of a CRISIS is made the operating assumption then fewer people will ponder the "rights and freedoms" that were lost (in their view) as the community has converted around the effort to remove themselves from the burning building toward a place of "conscious safety".