Thursday, August 13, 2009
With All Due Respect, Senator Kennedy Please Resign Your Seat And Allow Another To Take The Lead
MSNBC: Rep. Kennedy: Dad's illness has united family
Dear Senator Kennedy:
This is not a personal attack upon you. I do feel empathy regarding the current medical issues that you are presently having. I would not wish ill upon you no more than I would like to have someone wish the same upon a family member of mine.
With that being said, Senator Kennedy - you have held on to this same seat since 1962. In these 27 years you have watched as Fannie Lou Hamer was denied a seat in the Democratic National Convention in 1964. You have watched as Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. You have watched Affirmative Action rise and fall. You have seen Justice Thurgood Marshall go from the outside fighting the establishment to become an insider tipping the balance. You are still around as Justice Clarence Thomas has the audacity to operate with the belief that African-Americans are equal under the law.
Senator Kennedy - you even were in your seat when this nation elected its first Black president.
Today your infirmity prevents you from traveling to Washington DC to take care of the nation's business. What other sign do you need to see that it is time for you to yield your seat to another person? I bet that if you ran again - you'd win again. This is not out of your supporters being honest with your capacity to serve. This is only out of loyalty and dependency.
In truth Senator Kennedy - it is this dependency that you foster that makes me a critic of yours. I have noted in my "Functional Culture" blog that you have been the most damaging elected official to the interests of the CONSCIOUS Black American culture to be elected in the past 50 years. This is not personal attack on you. This is only a critique of the progressive ideology that you traffic in. I also stated that this is not the view that the prevailing Black Political Establishment have of you. Unfortunately - in as much as they currently preside over the very institutions that are failing our community I am not able to view them as being credible in their knowledge of how to actually fix the issues with the Black community. I do give them credit for being able to bring awareness to the problems. These are merely signs of underlying forces, not the causes.
Senator Kennedy - if indeed you are bonding with your family at this time of your convalescence then why not dedicate your time to pen a book. Having been relieved of your senate duties this will be easier. This is not a play to strengthen the hands of the Republicans. It is very unlikely that a Republican senator will take your place in this region that is become more "blue" and entrenched with your progressive ideology.
Senator Kennedy - please rest at home and yield your seat to the next generation. The ideological bigots on both sides who are held over from the classic battles from the past should allow a new generation of leaders to step forward.
Constructive Feedback, The Cultural Strategist