Tuesday, April 29, 2008
You Heard It Hear First: I Have To Give Barack Obama Credit On His Words Today - Well Partial At Least
Today Barack Obama did what I have been riding him on for a long, long time. For the first time HE STOOD UP TO HIS LEFT WING EXTREME.
Today Barack Obama distanced himself from the various speeches that were conducted by Rev Jeremiah Wright over the past few days. Today Barack Obama chose to RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES rather than to be beholden to the "Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive-Fundamentalist Racism Chaser" operatives.
I could not believe that Obama said specifically that there was little "constructive" said by Rev Wright in front of the National Press Club and even called them "rants". To be honest with you I thought that Obama was a bit overgeneralizing in his dismissal of all that Jeremiah Wright had said.
Let me be clear - I do not disagree with everything that Jeremiah Wright says. I actually respect the fact that he is bringing forth information about 'the Black church', our musical styles and the history lessons that some in America are not willing to bring up openly. As with a good portion of Obama's words, however, it is not his "history lessons" that I have a problem with - it is his analysis, as seen during his "Race Speech" in Philaelphia, that I have a problem with. Again I ask - if indeed Black children learn differently than do White why then has your "Liberation Theology" not founded a school focused on educating Black students, primarily tapping their creative "right brains so that they do not get delivered to special education classes in a disproportionate rate as they are in public schools? Once again - I am not pacified by a good speech. I instead choose to discover you by your actions.
Regarding the potential backlash that Obama might have stirred up - I think that at the end of the day these Black Nationalistic operatives who are going to be pissed at Obama for trashing Wright actually "hate their enemies more than they are in love with the idea of the Black community focusing on our best interests that can be measured". They are not going to vote for the Republican in November so in the end - he is able to piss them off without losing their vote in the end.
I still find all of this very interesting and yet painful. Where as in the past it was a crime punishable by "de-blackification" to go against a "Black Gate Keeper" such as Rev Wright because it is seen as being a "sellout" and an Uncle Tom. The key distinction in this case is that the operatives who typically render the judgment upon those who would dare to make such a public attack against a popular Black figure (not the Condi Rice or Colin Powell type) want Obama to be president more than they are willing to call him out on such a thing.
I fall back to my primary contention - THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS TOO MUCH POWER WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. Here we have yet another example of the long feared FRACTURE among Black folks all caused by the INTRAMURAL FIGHT within the Democratic Party.
Then again - I AM WRONG!!! The man who I most attribute such a warning against such a fracture - Dr. Ronald Walters - political science professor at the University of Maryland and indeed a sellout for the Democratic Party warned us against fracturing the Black vote. (please note just because something is POPULAR to do within the Black community and thus accepted does not make it any less a "sell out" action. "Sell out" is measured based on how much you depart from your ultimate goal in order to achieve your misaligned objective. With the Democrats totally dominating all aspects of our political discourse and yet our community remains plagued with problems - what else can you call this current state? - Sold Out by any other name....) To be more accurate, however, Dr Walters asked the Black voter not to dilute its vote ACROSS PARTY LINES. Technically the Obama/Clinton divide is not this case. Both are Democrats.
My challenge to these operatives is for them to make note of all of the "Permanent Friends" that have been attacked - John Lewis, Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, Shelia Jackson-Lee, Maxine Waters and many, many more Black elected officials who chose to go with Hillary Clinton have all been subject to scathing attacks by these same Blacks who are the enforces against anyone who dare thinks about voting for someone other than a Democrat. It is clear that they really enforce against anyone who does not DO AS THEY THINK they and any other Black person should do.
Absent being able to hold them accountable - today at a time where they have dominant political control of our community and instead give Obama and Clinton - both who are operatives on this same machine a PROMOTION rather than increased scrutiny as we check ourselves only serves as more proof to me that "THE BLACK BEST INTERESTS" are not their objectives for their political advocacy because they have so little evidence to prove that this is the case.