Saturday, September 29, 2007
"Why Should Black People Vote For Republicans"? A Timeline Of Democratic Monopolization Of Our Communities
(Please note - I will be called 'A Republican' not because you will ever find any text showing where I have ever asked Black people to go out and vote for Republicans as they are the best choice for Black people.....BUT BECAUSE I attack Democrats......the force that dominates our community. Thus since I am attacking Democrats - it stands to some people's reason that I must be 'Pro-Republican')
"Why should Black people vote for Republicans?" or "What have Republicans done for Black people to earn the Black vote?"
These are two commonly heard words by various operatives WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
The reply from the Black Republican or the White Republican operative listening to the question is often unconvincing or stretches the limits of sanity and reason. They would have been better of NOT coming to the forum in which they were put on the stop.
So after asking the question in the election of 1972 with no answer a block of Black Majority districts gets taken over by the Democrats. This means either having flipped from Republican representation, or more commonly - the White Democrat who might have been hostile has been replaced by a Black Democrat who "has Black people's best interests in mind".
The question is asked in the Congressional election of 1974 - "Why should Black people vote for the Republicans" - The non-answer leads to more majority Black districts being converted as was the case in 1972. The mayor, city council, school board, county board, State Rep, State Senate and US Rep - were all following the script articulated by the great Bayard Ruskin. He stated that the Post-Civil Rights strategy will be for Black people to gain control over the destiny of our community by GETTING ELECTED AS DEMOCRATS INTO VARIOUS SEATS OF POWER THAT HAVE GOVERNING CONTROL OVER OUR COMMUNITY.
The elections of 1976 - the same question about the Republicans was asked - the Democratic Party gained further control over the Black community.
The elections of 1978 - the same question about the Republicans was asked - the Democratic Party gained further control over the Black community.
The elections of 1980 - the same question about the Republicans was asked - the Democratic Party gained further control over the Black community.
The elections of 1982 - the same question about the Republicans was asked - the Democratic Party gained further control over the Black community.
The elections of 1984 - the same question about the Republicans was asked - the Democratic Party gained further control over the Black community.
1986 - ditto
1990 - ditto
1992 - "The year the Black president was elected"
1994 - ditto
1996 - ditto
1998 - ditto
2000 - The NAACP Voter Education Fund obtained buses to get Black people to vote. Evil Bush stole the election
2002 - ditto as 1998 - with the question placed upon the Republicans
2004 - Evil Bush stole Ohio and thus Jesse Jackson told John Kerry that he was mistaken to cede the election to Bush. Jackson has more invested in John Kerry winning than John Kerry had.
2006 - Happy days are hear again. The prophetic words of Jesse Jackson said at the "State of Black America" session the year previous to a room full of Black people - "WE can win back the Congress in 2006". In a gathering for Black people Jesse Jackson felt comfortable to use the word "WE" - "WE Blacks" never controlled the Congress so it was clear that the "WE" he was talking about was "WE DEMOCRATS". Since there was no offense noted in the room it was clear that "Blacks = Democrat" by the common understanding.
This brings us to 2007, today.
As we survey the landscape of Black America we see the plan articulated by Bayard Ruskin as having worked.....at least on the front end. Black people have indeed VOTED and placed the Democrats into power. There is no majority Black district in this country that has a Republican in power BECAUSE the QUESTION AS STATED ABOVE HAS NEVER BEEN ANSWERED AFFIRMATIVELY by those receiving it.
Sadly the secondary benefit that was articulated by Bayard Ruskin has not come to be EITHER. Again on the front end of his plan - Blacks have indeed been elected as Democrats. On the backend the BENEFIT WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY of this control is difficult to detect. Our public schools are less than stellar, our local economic development is increasingly being administrated by other people - most notably Koreans, our streets which have Black men in Administrative control as Police chiefs and as Mayors are not safe, our lifestyle choices have not lead to healthy outcomes in many cases.
The DEMOCRATIC PARTY has been the prime beneficiary of this plan.
Clearly this methodology, though very reasonable during the years immediately following the assassination of Dr. King - has not turned out as planned.
The question "Why Should Black People Vote for Republicans" DOES NOT provide justification as to why Black people SHOULD VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS. It has lead to the current condition where Black people LIVE VICARIOUSLY through Democratic electoral success. Each time the Democrats retain or expand their power - the Black community gives a collective high five. "WE HAVE WON" is heard from many members of our community.
Lost in the discussion and the celebration is the question "What are the absolute gains that have been recognized by the Black community for our continuation of this plan"? Who is asking questions about the Democrats?
In the Black community the assumption that the POPULAR policies among the masses during their time of aggrievement are the BEST POLICIES for Black people as PROVEN ON THE GROUND. In using popularity there is a cyclical amplification of the hole that we find ourselves in. The phenomenon that I have often documented detailing how leftwing movements are inherently focused on fighting against an EXTERNAL adversary with the hopes that a change in this force will rain down benefit upon the people of interests is the key reason for this continuation. As long as everyone is involved in the perpetual struggle OUTWARD, unifying against this force and no one goes off message........UNITY has been achieved and this is what matters the most. There will be no measure of the absolute gains, declines or confinement to neutral that has been amassed AS THE MACHINE HAS GROWN MORE POWERFUL.
The concentrated points of power of this machine in Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Detroit, New Orleans and several others in which a strong Black political machine has elected one or more mayors, have a strong influence on City Council, have occupied the positions of the police chief over the city.