There are three females on this Earth who have a special knack for grabbing on my nerve and pinching the hell out of it - Julianne Malveaux with her comments. Editorial writer Cynthia Tucker of the AJC with her "the conservatives did it" columns and the Monday night host of WAOK AM in Atlanta - Georgia Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan.
Tonight Ms. Morgan had a dialogue about the "apathy and selfishness" that is present within the Black community. It seems that the Black community has had "heart failure" in that we have an increasing number of people who have "made it" and turned their backs on the poor within our community. In a simplistic example she stated that the "Black Conservatives that she knows are selfish and that the Progressives seek to help everyone". This is interesting that Sean Puffy Combs, Snoop Dogg, and so many other wealthy Black celebrities must be "conservatives" because many of them sure hold on to their money rather than making sound investments WITHIN the Black community.
With the Black community voting upwards of 92% for Democrats nationally and with Black elected officials on a local level somewhere near 98% Democrat - how is it that such simplistic claim can be made? Where are the Conservative Black Democrats? Blacks are supposed to be social conservatives after all.
Ms Morgan suffers from the strategy of "all offense". She is going to stay on the attack and always play the "mantel of Blackness" in all that she does. Tonight was reflection and a bit of frustration on her part. It seems that the Black community, despite having a super-majority of Democrats is still not able to overcome many of the challenges that she and her like-minded politicians have promised us. At her wits end - she can only blame that insidious Black Conservative for our current state.
I find it interesting that she and a few of her callers tell of how our elders FAILED to tell us "what they struggled for". "Now that we can get into that restaurant, we no longer respect that hard won battle.". Hummmm. I need to find my self in OPPRESSION and RACISM rather than making note that today so much has been lifted out of my way? This sounds like a perversion to me. It seems that she and others are hearkening back to a day when the lack of laws to protect us allowed the Whites to give us hell. By necessity we had to fight the common enemy. Now that there are laws to punish those who trample our rights - we are in discord? This sounds like a MANAGEMENT problem in getting the NOW FREE MASSES to make full use of their potential. Some people have been bounded for so long and fighting against the straps that they got their muscular exercise fighting against this external force. Now that they have open land in front of them and have a new set of challenges - they can only hearken back to the "good ole days" when we were in the same pit together. Which of us sound more indoctrinated?
I recall a few months ago battling Mrs. Morgan on the radio. It seems that during the last GA Legislative session the evil Republicans decided to show a video of a COP KILLER to justify their alterations of the state's death penalty sentencing laws. Was Mrs. Morgan's primary concern that the GUY KILLED A COP? You would be so wrong if you assumed this. Her outrage was that the RACIST REPUBLICANS decided to show a video that contained a BLACK MALE who SHOT A WHITE COP? This was the greater offense to her. This move played to the RACIST FEELINGS of that mostly White legislative body, she felt. There was no mention about what the DEADLY ACTIONS of the KILLER had upon the entire community - Black, White, or otherwise. To this I say - she is all in the Koolaide and don't know the flavor.
The game dun changed and certain people with certain styles are rendered useless. They are ACTIVISTS when we need EXECUTIVES to take the raw materials and assemble them into a SYSTEM to propel us forward. Many of these people can tell of their experiences as Activists. Few have ever MANAGED anything INTERNALLY, having synergized something as a result of their inward focused efforts.
So let's set the stage up correctly. The Black community today is dominated by the same Revolutionary Progressives that Ms. Morgan claims to be. Thus far these people have controlled the megaphone, the voting booths and the pulpits WITHIN the Black community. Instead of doing some INTROSPECTION about the failures that they have wrought they instead have a need to tell about the POWER OF WHITE SUPREMACY which has caused their current fate. How many times have you heard the tale "Back in the day we knew who our enemies were because they wore a hood and make their feelings clear. Today their actions are not as explicit. They do in the boardroom what was done on the streets or in the Klan rally".
Left without an EFFECTIVE means to work INTERNALLY this is what must be resorted to.
Mrs. Morgan rubs me the wrong way in nearly every thing that she does. No one can tell her that she might be off track.