Monday, March 31, 2008
HUD Chief Alphonso Jackson & Permanent Friends vs Permanent Interests
Fox News Story: Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson Expected to Announce Resignation
It comes as no surprise that as I research the antics of the political machine that has dominant control over the Black community that the subject of their treatment of Blacks who are not a part of that particular machine is a key component of this evaluation.
I now have a second major point of proof in my content that in the world of the Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist Racism Chaser - PERMANENT FRIENDS are more valuable than are their PERMANENT INTERESTS.
Lets get some background on Alphonso Jackson, the current HUD Secretary as of this moment. He is a Black man - good. He is a Republican - no good. In fact the second point cancels out the first and makes him "dead to the world" in many circles within the Black community. His close association with the Bush Administration seals the deal with many of these same operatives. Also adding to his negatives is the statements that he made a few years ago about how a Black person seeking a contract from HUD yet he trashed president Bush. Jackson bragged to an audience that he squashed the contract bid right then and there because the bidder should realize that you don't throw mud at the administration that you are seeking to do business with. Despite this braggadocio - this scenario was proven to be false. There was no such bidder who made these statements for Jackson. That was not enough. The "Civil Rights Industrial Complex" and the Biased Black Blogesphere called for Jackson's removal because Bush is not the boss of the government and such political views are not related to a qualified contractor obtaining business from the government. We all know that IF they were in power and the reverse happened - the paperwork would some how get lost as well. But indeed Jackson was foolish to make such statements be they true or not.
Fast forward to the Post-Katrina press conference. Jackson got in trouble once again when he stated "Let's face it - the rebuilt New Orleans is not going to be a majority Black city". Again - an irrelevant comment for a HUD secretary to make. This only fueled the conspiracy theories that there was a systematic plan by the Bush Administration to have caused the damage of Katrina and to have engineered the recovery which has been slow and complicated.
In a related conflict Jackson was alleged to have assisted a contractor from South Carolina to obtain a government contractor for reconstruction in New Orleans. I investigated this incident and found that the contractor was a BLACK MAN WITH A BLACK OWNED COMPANY. Now get this - the Black Democratic Political Operatives complained of the lack of Black contractors working on the Gulf Coast Reconstruction. When they find out that the Black Republican Jackson used his office to influence contracts....they again called for his dismissal....even though it was a BLACK CONTRACTOR that he was attempting to drive contracts to. Was the guy a Black Republican? No way to tell one way or the other. I did see, however, that the company was listed on a DBE contractor page.
Again I don't understand the rationale of certain Black operatives at times.
Fast forward to the current situation. Two White Liberal Democratic Senators - Chris Dodd and Patty Murray are gunning for Alphonso Jackson's dismissal. It seems that Jackson attempted to assist Kenneth Gamble to obtain housing contracts in the City of Philadelphia. First Gamble is a part of the song writing duo of "Gamble and Huff" of the "Philly Sound" days. Kenneth Gamble who is now a Muslim saw the distressed state of housing in the city of Philadelphia - especially in BLACK COMMUNITIES. He took it upon himself to use his fortune and wisdom to purchase dilapidated houses in these communities, fix them up and provide quality housing for the people - again - mostly BLACK PEOPLE.
For some reason the Philadelphia Housing Authority opposed a proposal by Gamble to take over additional housing. He seemingly called his friend Alphonso Jackson in to work out a more favorable end. Senator Murray and Dodd are scrutinizing this relationship. Please recall - Chris Dodd is the co-sponsor of the federal bill to seek out "Cold Case Civil Rights Murders". He teamed with John Lewis last year for this effort. Dodd and Lewis propose that millions of dollars be spent to solve homicides from 40 to 60 years ago. His belief is that "no murderer should ever sleep comfortably believing that he has gotten away with his crime. Particularly the crime of killing a Black person.". Mr Dodd and Mr. Lewis would be more credible if they were to fast forward to the year 2008 and realize that there are PLENTY of WARM BODIED KILLERS OF BLACK MEN still walking the streets because they did their killing last week! The Vine City section of Lewis' district has a 32% homicide closure rate. If there were ever a time for the Black community to REBUKE patronization by those who play on our sentiments about the Civil Rights Movement - THIS WOULD BE THE TIME.
Did Alphonso Jackson go beyond the power of his job by assisting Gamble? I don't know. I will indeed investigate the charges by the PHA. But I do know that there is an eery SILENCE coming from the Civil Rights Industrial Complex regarding the targeting of a Black government official. The same people who advocate for THEIR PEOPLE to use the power of their office to "do as White folks do" in directing benefit to their people for some reason don't afford the veil of protection for Black folks who aren't on "their team" but, AS I HAVE DEMONSTRATED HERE, has materially advanced the cause that they claim to be working for. Where as the things that they are pissed at Jackson over is substance-less, the two points that I have addressed here are things that they are fighting for.
I wonder how they can defend corrupt Black mayors and Congressmen but allow their "Permanent Friends" Dodd and Murray to have their way with him? I believe that the logo in the picture above tells us why this is.