"The Silent Majority's Minorities (Part Three)" or "Responding To Constructive Feedback"
The link above is a response from blogger J. Thomas Hunter to my responses to his first two parts of his blog series about the relationship between African-Americans and the Republican Party.
I guess an adequate subtitle to this post that you are reading is "Why Can't The BQPFRC Provide A Similarly Honest Conservation About The Common Denominator Issues That We Irrefutably Agree Upon?"
I was happy that Mr Hunter found my framework for "Permanent Interests" agreeable. This is no surprise. I have watched people - regardless of ideology - for several years. If this does not model the common quest for conservatives and progressives alike - its pretty darned close.
I still have a point of disagreement with Mr Hunter because - as a Republican - he still took the "Permanent Interests" that I spoke of and bound it to both a vehicle and a methodology. Thus he believes that his party has more to offer in the spaces listed.
Like it or not - a large contingent of African-Americans are bound to the Democratic Party. It matters not that a person with an opposing stack of methodologies or vehicles comes their way and tells them that they party "sux" for Black people. The hair trigger response is for them to tell this other person that their own party sux as well.
This is why there is a need for an organizational response to that which will aways have our people putting on uniforms for one of the national political parties and duking it out in the name of the Black community. It matters not how relevant their debate is to the actual circumstances WITHIN the Black Community.
There needs to be an entity that only cares about the permanent interests and which gives out dispassionate information regarding the change in coordinates - toward or away from these common goals after a particular vehicle has been used with the intention of forward propulsion.
The US Government has the "Congressional Budget Office" - a NON-PARTISAN entity that receives legislative proposals to crunch upon and spits out their view of how they might work (or cost), free from the molestations that the parties doing battle with each other would like everyone to believe.
Sadly - too many of the noted Black Establishment organizations have been too terminally compromised already to even think about playing this role as the impartial, dispassionate analyst and lactation recorder.
Once again - our community has a Human Resource Management problem more than any other issue that is bearing down upon us. Some agreement needs to be reached on the development of some more advanced Organizational Structures within which our human resources can be managed or it is going to get a lot worse - WITHOUT ANY HOPE of ever getting better. The problem is that those with power are never going to freely give up this power even if in doing so the "Black Permanent Interests" might be achieved - or at least moved closer to with adequate propulsion to insure a proper orbit.