Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Some Advice To My BQPFRC Friends That Might Avoid These Problems The Next Time
The words and views of Jeremiah Wright are not news to many of us within the Black community. I believe that SOME of his words are accurate historical depictions. I believe that other portions of his words and line of thinking were nothing more than gratuitous and divisive in nature. I have already detailed my views regarding how the same people who can point out the blood shed by America should also make note to their own consumption from the tree that this blood had fertilized. I will not repeat this rationale.
For this entry I hope to offer some advice to my left leaning, radical brothers and sisters. The clear solution to this problem is to provide better SELF-MANAGEMENT of certain operatives. In the day of video phones the ability to say all types of over the top stuff and not have it circle back around to you are OVER. If you choose to do so you had better do a "Strip Club Security Guard pat down where no cameraphones or recording devices are allowed to permanently capture such words. In addition with so many preachers now selling DVDs of their own sermons - they had better insure that their own camera man is not the one leading to their own downfall.
OR you all could take the more effective approach. I have been debating on Black themed message boards for more than 10 years. The use of inflammatory references to White folks and America, the labeling of America as "AmerKKKa" and so many of the conspiracy theories that would cause a company to not allow their employee that said it to carry sharp instruments let alone have any particular position of responsibility for corporate assets has gone on since the first message board went up. My suggestion - why don't you all do more self-governance?
Where as ME, the rare "big bad conservative" in the midst of these battles is charged with directly challenging the lunacy of many of these claims or, at minimum, point out how these same people are "consumer capitalistic co-conspirators" in everything that they do - MANY OF YOU STOOD BY IN SILENCE. When YOUR INTELLECTUAL ALLY was battling (or in many cases - attacking) ME you took the "Enemy of my enemy is my friend" theory and let it ride.
Please be clear - I was LAUGHING AT YOU ALL THE WAY. You see I love analyzing the logic, reasoning and intelligence that my debate opponents come at me. I have even come to respect the fact that though I might disagree with many of you - you have done a good job in defending your position - and I can agree to disagree. For many and I dare say MOST - this is not the case. The operative that delves in this area of the swamp is often a coward. He can't defend his positions and thus he lives by the ATTACK - knowing that the "Amen chorus" is going to not call him out because he is the "friend" as stated above. In this new world - THIS IS THE KEY PERSON WHO IS GOING TO CAUSE YOU HARM.
After having Rev Wright called out - I saw that they are going after a second Black pastor in Chicago. (I am too tired to go and find his name - but he is the pastor who threatened to run against Jesse Jackson Jr a few years ago). This pastor was heard calling the White mayors around the nation the new WHITE SLAVE MASTERS. They are operating systems that OPPRESS BLACKS AND HISPANICS. This was funny to me because he never called these men "Brother DEMOCRATS", which the majority of them are. Again he used incendiary language and again the evil "Fox News" (you know the one that I am obligated as a Black man in good standing to call "Faux News") is playing the tape and allowing America to decide.
In the common PERVERSION the tendency is TO BLAME FOX NEWS for "attempting to take these men out of context". Its just not the case. This is the IDEOLOGICAL PROXY FIGHT that brother Malcolm X had warned us about. You all just don't like the news outlet named "Fox" but you damned sure have taken up closer company with the "snarling fox" that he warned you about more now than ever. Who are the people that DID NOT AGREE WITH THIS REVEREND yet failed to call him on it? Every "Mayor Dailey" has received the majority of the Black vote since the days that we could even vote. How many "slaves" got a chance to CHOOSE THEIR MASTER? Worse yet - how many "slaves" chose to increase their DEPENDENCY on their MASTER so that they were stuck having to have the system perpetuated lest they suffer more? Who is going to call this reverend out for his mistaken analysis used to gain applause from those just happy to do so?
I am not asking you all to perform CENSORSHIP. However, just as Sean Hannity is about to get booted from his invitation to the Al Sharpton public program that is coming up. Just as Jesse Lee Peterson would not even be allowed to take the stage as a panelist in the "Tavis And Friends" annual gathering - when are you all going to PUT YOUR LEFT EXTREMISTS IN CHECK?
In truth once you all DO figure out how to put them in check - I suggest that you serve as an adviser to Barack Obama - because he has a bigger problem in this area.
The cost of your inaction is to have your dreams to be snatched away by the same type of divisive speech that you claim the OTHER SIDE is good for.