Saturday, September 22, 2007
"Lawn Jockey Awards" Were the JUDGES Need To Be JUDGED
Black Agenda Report
My friends over at the "Black Agenda Report" / "Black Commentator" are at it again. In their attempts to ENFORCE their ideology upon Black people they have come up with the buffoonish evaluation called the "Lawn Jockey Awards". With this award they scrutinize the various members of the Congressional Democrat Black Caucus and evaluate them on their allegiance to the "Black Agenda".
I have learned from several years of focusing on politics that this award, as with the various "Legislative Report Cards" put forth by various special interest groups has no bearing on the absolute quality and effectiveness of an individual elected representative but instead represents the proximity of this person to the positions that the JUDGING ENTITY has and thus believes they should vote in kind.
The extreme left wingers at the "Black Agenda Report", a bastard step child of the "Black Commentator" attack site (Maybe Glen Ford had a fall out with his comrade Peter Gamble. Take a look at the board at BC. It is a who's who of extreme Black leftists in America today. They need $50,000 to stay afloat it seems. Where are the CAPITALISTS when socialists need them most?).
Both sides promote an array of hard left solutions for the Black community to digest. Thus their "Black Agenda" is really one that is FORGED by them UPON Black America. As with many operatives they seek to fuse their ideology to their "Blackness". Thus in attacking their "kookery" you will be said to be attacking "the best interests of Black people".
This brings us to the focus of this blog entry. If Mr. Ford and crew seek to promote their cause as being "The Best Interests of Black America" then certainly they should yield themselves to some INSPECTION by Black people to have their claims vetted as being so.
Instead as we make note of Mr. Ford's history in the "labor left" - his heyday being the convention in Gary, Indiana - by the way a town named after an executive at US Steel as the parcel of land was developed for their operations. From this convention many of the Black labor's platform elements that they used to fight against their "enemies" the CORPORATIONS that employed them were critical components in shaping the modern day Detroit, Cleveland and other Rust Belt Cities. Shaping these cities today, that is, where these cities are largely free of these ENEMIES.....the forces that created the jobs that allowed the cities to grow. Where as the Black Commentator ran a series on "The Flight Of Capital" From the Cities - they have not yet come to grips with the fact that THEIR POLICIES were a significant part that pushed the bird out of the nest to fly. It must be nice to only see yourself as a constructive defender rather than a destructor of jobs.
Thus we come to my main contention. Who is holding the JUDGES of this buffoonish contest accountable? How do Black people determine that THEIR "Black Agenda" is EFFECTIVE at advancing Black people's interests? Certainly Detroit and other cities are not good reference models showcasing their efficacy.
In truth tactics like these are nothing more than tried and true "group behavior" tactics that are used by the "Attack Sheep Dogs" to insure that WAYWARD SHEEP stay with the flock. There is a need to inspect 'the Shepard' to insure that they are leading the flock along the right path. Groups like Black Agenda Report don't like to be questioned much so they are not likely to accept an audit.