AJC: Racial views steer some white Dems from Obama
There you have it folks - some White folks who are Democrats and otherwise prone to vote for the "Democrat" will instead choose to vote for the White guy due to their latent feelings against Blacks and Black leadership. This news is peppered on just about every news media outlet. It serves to put a check upon those who will put RACE before POLITICAL CONSIDERATION.
Now of course - you know me - I must "hate being Black" or I am "working for Massa" for daring to note and then talk about the counter challenge that is present but unanalyzed with regards to what Black folks are doing.
What if we saw a rampant increase in White voter registrations in order to STOP the Black guy from being elected? If the news media got a hold of a group that was registering White people so that they can insure that the White guy defended off the threat from the Black guy - would they be maligned as "racists"? If this same group was seen sending out e-mails to their respective social groups to get them thinking right where there was a high correlation in the race of their distribution network - what would be the results?
Folks I am here you - this is exactly what is going on among some operatives within the Black community. I will be the snitch that lets this out to the world. One note - I am NOT a "sellout against Black people". I happen to have the perverted belief that support for the Democrats DOES NOT prove my "Blackness". In fact my goal is to have the machine that already runs our communities and which is not held accountable by the COMPLICIT Black community who continues to suffer from gaining more complete control of this country without having done what they promised to this same Black community.
Shamefully - for the Black community it exposes some sad truths - we are less interested in advancing certain core goals within our community and hold those who have fallen short accountable than many of us are interested in having our POLITICAL PARTY and our IDEOLOGY advanced. If anyone can read my works as expressed on my 6 venues that expose my own words and find me a pattern of REPUBLICAN ADVOCACY rather than CRITIQUE OF THE POWERS THAT BE.....within the BLACK COMMUNITY - I would love to see it. I am tired of the game in which our community are the ultimate losers in the context of the grand strategy that works on behalf of those who reside outside our own community; outside of our own interests - despite the popularity as such.
In the mind of many Black voters the Republican Party is the metaphor for "White Supremacy" and "White Racism" thus when they run up against the Republicans (even when they have departed various cities - Philadelphia, for example) they are fighting against their historical adversary. As we consider that which stands in the way of this nation having its "first Black president" there again is the face of the "White Republican" as the road block.
There is currently a great amount of energy within the Black community - a great amount of investment in this candidate. Barack Obama - despite his tenuous connections with the Black community in his origins - these are not my words but the words of many of these very people - is now the symbol of Black America's progress in America. Where I differ greatly my statement of this is not the case. In my vocal debates with people I care for I tell of my view that "Black progress" is exposed through the statistics regarding education, community, business and health. We have allowed symbolism and the lust for power within the American political system to overshadow a dispassionate analysis of the question if these statistics are being actually advanced under the machine that is currently administrating our communities and our "best interests".
I live in Fayette County Georgia. Fayette is two counties south of Atlanta-Fulton County. It has always been known for its strong educational system and its quality family lifestyle. For years it has been a Republican stronghold. As I ride through the capillaries of this Republican county I can see a clear amount of change from 10 years ago. There are an abundance of Black people living in this county than ever before. To be clear - one would expect that the new subdivisions that have marketed themselves to all to have their fair share of Black folks. What surprises me so is when the fully settled subdivisions and even stand alone homes in the furthest nook and cranny of the county also have an abundance of Black folks. I am impressed in that all of this has come about in such an uneventful manner. This Republican, conservative county has not lynched a Black for daring to move in to the community. There have been no crosses burned on the lawns.
Today many of these lawns have Barack Obama signs on them where previously there would not likely be any such monikers displayed. For me this is a sign of GREAT PROGRESS. The county has retained its high educational and public safety record all the while accepting in the STEREOTYPICAL threat to such a standing - Black folks. I am one of these Black folks and I am honored that my children are raising and maintaining these standards rather than lowering them.
There is yet another message that I can't get out of my mind though. I can count at least 5 housewarming parties that I have attended over the past 3 years where there were loyal Black Democrats who have departed the various solid Democratic enclaves to the north of Fayette County and have chosen to live among these Republicans, eschewing their ideological soul mates in the process. Why does this story get so little attention? This is the essence of everything that I am arguing in my Internet presence when it comes to race.
Black people don't VOTE IN ELECTIONS for CONSERVATIVES.
Black people VOTE WITH THEIR FEET (and their moving vans) for CONSERVATIVE enclaves.
This situation allows many Blacks to avoid supporting or outwardly VOTING FOR Republicans and receive the accompanying ostracism while enjoying the FRUITS of the policies that are afforded by these conservatively managed communities.
Thus my key questions is brought to birth: Is our ultimate racial goal to bring a PARTY into power so that our 'best interests are expressed' or is our goal to actually live out "OR BEST INTERESTS' while taking advantage of the new found freedoms that the law enforcements provides to us?
Let me be very specific - I have no problem giving due credit to the "progressives" who fought the system and thus allowed this day to come to be where Black people can live where we want to without the threat of attack for nothing more than our race. It would be supremely dishonest of me to then fail to make note of the fact that when Black folks indeed have an option - they will choose to reside in areas where they can CONSUME the a certain standard of living than they have the stomach for defending a declining state or turning barren ground into a Utopia.
Many of these same people who have migrated will cleanse their souls with the rationalization - "Yes I am living within conservative environs which has a certain amount of infrastructure that I benefit from.....I remain loyal to that which I have moved away from because I want these benefits spread onto other areas to which this sun does not shine". (On a personal note - I do admit that the majority of my social intervention work is focused upon Clayton and south Fulton county)
The key flaw in this line of thinking is that many of the people in the Democratic enclaves are hostile to some of the key conservative management policies that make their new county homes operate efficiently. That which is criticized as "intolerance" or "exclusivity" when it comes to zoning or even discipline policies are the very policies that allow their new homesteads to function. Thus the painful truth of the matter is exposed:
Certain Black folks have a schizophrenic relationship between their ACTIVISM and their LIFESTYLE PREFERENCES.
It is my personal opinion that certain Progressive Blacks are more comfortable being ACTIVISTS against a prevailing, White controlled system than they are able to put their own skin in the game and fight against local Black threats in the form of thieves of academic performance, of property and those who's actions are prone to shutter local businesses. Thus if these people are placed into a barren situation where their are forced to take an organic disposition rather than a reactionary one - they will see that they lack the management skills via CULTURE to get their own people into shape.
What does all of this mean for the propensity for Black folks to vote for the Democrats in the expression of what I call "Black Voter Nullification"? It should be clear. The racialized hope for the growth in Democratic power is in truth an expression of the LACK OF 'LOGISTICAL and MANAGEMENT' skills AND the entrenchment into IDEOLOGICAL FUNDAMENTALISM within Black folks. In summary of this phenomenon - the hope is that in having the Democratic hegemony blasted over all of their concerns will IN AND OF ITSELF prove to be the solution to their problems. This party has those who are WORKING "for their best interests". Thus the INTENTIONS and the APPROACHABILITY of these activists prove more compelling than the actual RESULTS that they deliver.
In my view the future of Black America is far more undefined and up for grabs than are the questions about this nation's finances as we go through this current turmoil. I have stated in great detail on this blog that the single party domination of the domains which we already live (Detroit, St Louis, Philly, etc) has NOT translated into the benefits that were promised on the front end now that these political victories have been had.
My singular goal is to force Black people to realign ourselves to a commitment to our endgame rather than remain as fundamentalists to the chosen METHODOLOGY. This is threatened by the current expression of our racial best interests though the channels of popular political ideology as expressed in the American political system. If we were to dispassionately inspect to see if the term "sellout" (of one's racial interests) can be applied to the current high rate of activism of Blacks upon the Democratic party one could collect more evidence to affirm that this is the case than to the contrary.
Thus I say "You are winning but you are losing at the same time".