(Marilyn Bergman - 17:30 Mark - Is Frightened About The Upcoming Election )
As I sample the arguments used by people who pretend that they are "struggling" in the name of "Good And Glory" when they are, in truth, little more than ideological hacks - this is the sentiment that is expressed in my "Internal Consciousness".
You have to understand - I just got back from Philadelphia (and Camden) and my emotions are still raw after what I saw.
I can say with full confidence: WHOMEVER IS THE PREVAILING FORCE WITHIN (SOME OF) THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF PHILADELPHIA AND CAMDEN - DOES NOT LIKE BLACK PEOPLE.
Philadelphia - The City Of HUMANITY, LITERACY, SOCIETY, EVERYTHING WE CARE ABOUT - NOT!!! It Is A City That Is "Stuck" Despite The Mission Accomplished State
Tavis Smiley - "Artists at their best, lyrics at their best tap into our humanity".
Though few people see it - the integrity of PROGRESSIVISM is on trial - as it relates to the Black community.
We all know who this elderly woman who is BFF with Barbara Streisand is talking about per her world view of who is the voice of "division and hatred". I am not sure if Tavis Smiley, who suffered a beat down from the system of "congregational unity" after he dared to attempt to appraise a progressive President in the same way as he would a Conservative one - is ready to publicly rebuke the framing that this old woman has offered up regarding "the Problem".
If Tavis Smiley was indeed transparent in his intent - he would take the lessons learned from last summer's beat down at the hands of fellow progressives, the MAKE NOTE OF THE CONDITIONS IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS within cities like Philadelphia and be forced to stand against the MACHINE that is in dominate control over such places. They have leveraged the confidence of the people as their means of obtaining and retaining POWER. Despite the fact that they now control the key "Human Resource Development Institutions" and culture in these places - they are loathed to include themselves in the list of "The Problem".
The problem with Philadelphia is that in the balance between the three forces:
- The UPWARD THRUST provided by GOOD GOVERNANCE of INSTITUTIONS
- The DOWNWARD THRUST provided by AGENTS OF 'DIVISION AND HATRED'
- The EROSION that TIME AND NATURE bear upon physical structures and human culture as they stream toward entropy
Despite their mutli-decade struggle to control the political system and related public policy - they are now at the point where they must work THROUGH THE PEOPLE, forcing them to change - before any real and enduring changes can be brought forth.