This is what I do on my "real job".
With enough samples taken I believe that I am pretty good at understanding a person's agenda.
But when it comes to management consulting the challenge is to take the PATTERN that is shown in the person or entity's actions and map them against their STATED GOALS. The gap between these two represents "the need for change".
Unfortunately the greater challenge is not the documentation of these patterns but the ACCEPTANCE of the findings and the willingness of the person/organization in question to submit to their stated goals, expressing willingness to change.
I have been watching the habits of "Eugene & Earl".
Ironically in his latest submission Earl Ofari Hutchinson accuses "Conservative who is Republican who is Black" Herman Cain of being the (White) "right wing's" attack dog against Obama.
In this case Hutchinson is made to see a "pattern". Black voices being promoted to the stage to operate as the "Black face" of criticism. His brown skin used as a voice that goes against the tide that is heard from the majority of Black Americans. By promoting this "token" the right wing is afforded "skin credibility" as they have found "one" who agrees with them.
I keep reminding you that when it comes to certain "confidence men" who stand amongst you - do not fall for the transaction. Take a step back and make note the patterns that they also exhibit.
Most importantly, however, learn to RUN THEIR INDICTMENTS BACKWARD to see if they still stand.
- Herman Cain is the loud Black Conservative voice attacking President Obama
- Reverse: WHO is the loud Black Progressive voice attacking President Obama - after having actually voted for him?
Who Are The Black Progressives Attack Themselves?
This section break is actually the more accurate observation of where we stand at present.
You see - indeed - you can find audio of Tavis Smiley or Cornell West criticizing Obama. Hell, I even was in the room when Rev Wright called Obama "Pharaoh" and asked how one stands up against Pharaoh when he looks like you? "Democratic Party Preacher" Rev Al Sharpton asked the same question - except he asked - "how do you protect the President while advancing the agenda that you have in common with him?".
You see - mouthing words of criticism against Obama the Progressive and Democrat is not enough information. The truth is that most of these critics are merely frustrated that Obama did not stay true to "progressivism/leftism". Thus when they critique him they are not appraising him in absolute terms. (ie: "Is there more economic prosperity in the Black community in line with the HOPE that had been riled up in us? Can the 89% rate of support among Black people thus be justified?)
With officials that they are ideologically opposed to - you had better recognize that they are going for the jugular. They want this person out of office - replaced by a "favorable person". A PROGRESSIVE.
There is no fear in wishing that their ideological enemy be a "one term-er" that RACISM is the motivating force for this sentiment.
If there was transparency among the "Black Progresisve-Fundamentalist" then he would come to the conclusion that it is his own ideology that must be objectively put on trial, being forced to prove that at this juncture in the development of the Black Community in America - and globally that PROGRESSIVISM is the tool that creates the necessary ORGANIC COMPETENCIES among our people that allow us to prosper in the midst of competing interests? At a time where the mechanics of the SYSTEM dispenses JUSTICE that is more closer to "equal' than ever before in our existence in America - standing next to the offspring of those who formerly enslaved us. At a time when FAVORABLE PEOPLE now occupy more of the seats of power that King and Abernathy protested against.
Sadly - there is no longer an "Organic Black Community Development Struggle". There is ONLY politics.
I am as hurt with the fact that Herman Cain - a fine man (notice I did not qualify the label with "Black"), is an operative in the "Malcolm X Political Football Game" just as is Obama, Sharpton, Jackson and West (Allen and Cornell).
When "Eugene & Earl" attack "Black Conservatives" they are not attacking them for "Working Against The Interests of the Black Community". Hell, Cain is a grandfather, a resident husband and has never been locked up. The only thing that they have against this man is his games play on the opposing team in the "American Political Domain".
Cain has no POWER to:
- Create failing Black schools
- Send Black males to jail out of proportion to their population numbers
- Puncture a hole in the tax digest of a "Mission Accomplished City"
In short - Eugene & Earl are every bit the "Establishment Protectors" as were the copy editors of the past who defending the establishment powers that sculpted the press in the cities some 50 years ago that resisted transparent appraisal of the full impact of the POLICIES that held their city together while causing the burden to fall upon the Black community who were the intended victims.
For Eugene & Earl to doggedly go after those with POWER in the Black community - they would have to set up a full length mirror and hold an interview with themselves.