The STRUGGLE to secure the right to vote for Black American Citizens is a long and storied battle which was an essential part of our fully recognized "personhood" by the system of unchecked White Supremacy that had long dominated this nation since its founding.
It stands to reason that the battle to make the Black ballot fully EQUAL was akin to making the voice of the individual Black people an EQUAL voice upon the town square. In or representative democracy - we choose the leaders who speak for us in the halls of the institutions which govern us as a civilized society.
There is a special place in Hell for those who first saw the Africa as an inferior species of human being and later denied our people the ability to express our vote, this for no other reason than the protection of their monopoly control over government. They resorted to violence and intimidation when Black people dared rise up and express this basic American right.
The Voting Rights Act Of 1965 made illegal the various schemes used to deny Blacks their ability to vote:
- Poll Taxes
- Grandfather Clauses
- "How Many Bubbles In A Bar Of Soap" - In which the right answer was placed at the discretion of the Voting Registrar who asked the question
The next section of the VRA which demand "Pre-Clearance" by the US Justice Department prior to local election policy can be implemented in areas that have a history of discrimination are in second category. These elements must be reauthorized because they are temporary remedies to address a specific problem. Had they been included as permanent in the VRA - they would have to be applied to the entire country or the law would have been viewed as an unconstitutional violation of "Due Process".
The review that was rational in the past is today used as a litmus test for a politicians "support for Black people". Whereas in the early 1990's Georgia Representative John Lewis was found to have been a party to the violation of the VRA as the Georgia 14th(?) district which originally brought Rep Cynthia McKinney to Washington, which stretched in an oblong fashion through several counties was views as UNCONSTITUTIONAL. This despite John Lewis' active endorsement of the polygon. At that time he testified that "The South had made amazing progress since its former dark says".
Fast forward a few years when the VRA was up for renewal. A White Republican US Rep - Lynne Westmorland who opposed the continued sanctions of targeted areas (mostly) in the South - chose to read VERBATIM the words said by Rep John Lewis, attesting to the great progress made by the South (as Lewis was advocating for the favorable district). Lewis had fired back, claiming that Westmorland had MISREPRESENTED his original words. Upon hearing Westmorland's words I too though that he was lying. I researched the words and they indeed was said by Lewis who was seeking to retain the district boundaries that spanned hundreds of miles via multiple counties.
Fast forward a few more years and we arrive at the heated fight over STATE PHOTO ID IN GEORGIA. Rev Joseph Lowery's "The Poor People's Campaign" was staunchly opposed to the requirement for photo-id for all voters in Georgia. They found an elderly Black woman in a nursing home who lacked access to her official birth record and thus who had difficulty in obtaining a state issued ID. She was the "Rosa Parks" of their movement.
As the "Republican Governor" and "Republican Secretary Of State" made the ID's FREE and then provided for exceptions for the small group of people who lacked their original birth documents due to sloppy record keeping during the time of the early 1900's - the activists simply moved the goal posts.
Their new obstacle was that some counties in Georgia do not have drivers license services offices. Thus as they drive from one county to another the GASOLINE THAT THEY MUST PURCHASE to get a free ID should be considered an "Illegal Poll Tax". (Jesse Jackson voiced this one).
Keep in mind that the original Cynthia McKinney district that was later voted illegal had stretched from Dekalb County - in Metro-Atlanta down to the east coast of Georgia into Augusta and then down to the southern coast, encompassing Savannah. This with the goal of ensnaring enough "Black heads" to ensure a Black Democratic win in the name of the Voting Rights Act.
In this context - it was not problematic for some constituents in the middle counties to have to drive more than 3 counties to reach the office of their US Representative in - Dekalb or Augusta or Savannah.
Please note this as proof that today "RACE" is merely a POLITICAL PROTECTION RACKET - as used by SOME "Black Consciousness Hijackers" who care more about their ideology and party than about the resultant outcomes WITHIN the Black Community. I have already discussed how the last US Census showing an exodus of Blacks from these racially gerrymandered districts as evidence of the grand disconnect.
The Equal Black Vote Is Irrelevant In The "Mission Accomplished Cities"
I will not bother to repost my past video research upon Flint MI, Newark NJ and other places. Anyone interested in seeing the videos can do their own search on this blog.
Despite the desperate attempt by the loyal Democrat Donna Brazile to return the gullible elements of the Black community back into a RACIAL DEFENSIVE posture - just prior to the 2012 Presidential Elections and the skill of "The Grio-Root" to fully document every word that she said in order to relay them upon their web sites.....the Black Ballot has achieve an EQUAL STATUS per the dogged enforcement by the government. These tactics merely serve as filler pages for the NAACP "Voting Rights Violation" book that they will deliver to the US Attorney General for processing IF they don't obtain the election results that they seek.
This is the the purpose of my blog post though.
The Equal Black Ballot Is Irrelevant In The Attainment Of A High Standard Of Living In Many "Mission Accomplished Cities"
In as much as the "Black Ballot" is positioned as:
- The Opposition Vote - in places were a conservative Juggernaut is encamped
- The Establishment Protection Vote - in places where the election-time marketing tells Black people "We CAN'T go back to the past" - as they are compelled to retain the Democratic establishment machine against a Republican threat - regardless of the benefits of ORGANIC increase received by the community
The last major dynamic has not been scrutinized sufficiently. The award-winning documentary "Brick City" fully documented the third permutation that is not talked about as a THREAT to Black people: The occasion when "favorable Democrats run every single institutional seat in the MISSION ACCOMPLISHED political domain and thus the BLACK BALLOT loses its POWER because the new battle is merely between "Progressive Democratic Faction A" and "Progressive Democratic Faction B".
The cities of Newark and Flint show the unfortunate end borne on the backs of the Black community after they WON the struggle that the Black leadership has defined for them but ultimately LOST the battle for their PERMANENT INTERESTS to actually be expressed via the institutions which had been worthy of their protests in the past.
Equal Black Ballots For People Who Were Never Developed From Their "Least Of These" State Via The Institutions That 'Favorable People' Now Control
It is very easy to see what is going on today.
You can quote me as I posit my viewpoint that the leaders of the "Black Racial Services Industry" per their joint venture partnership with White Snarling Fox Liberals have consciously shifted their political strategy after "The Struggle" has been effectively won.
Today there IS NO "Organic Black Community Development Activism Movement". Instead it is 100% political and 1000% IDEOLOGICAL in nature. The goal is to retain "Black Ideological Unity", using the necessary process of "Black Community Defensiveness" as the primary methodology of extracting the BLACK VOTE for the benefit of the joint venture relationship.
I believe that these leaders know full well that they have FAILED to develop Black People.
These leaders know that the BLACK BALLOT IS NOW 100% EQUAL. When they get Black people motivated to vote, REGARDLESS of the tactics used to get us out to the polls - we are going to vote - in a manner that is favorable to the "Black Racial Services Industry" establishment's liking.
The defensiveness that is engendered is nothing more than what is necessary to have the Black voter to believe that the THREAT FROM THEIR EXTERNAL ENEMY is far more important than the FAILURES that the "B.R.S.I." have registered in transforming the key "Community Human Resource Development Institutions" as promised.
I personally do not believe that Bayard Ruskin and other old school architects ever thought through and anticipated what is present today. Despite having WON the victory that this leadership has set us out to pursue our community has LOST in a major way.
The rerun of the "Bev Smith Show" on Friday night had her on audio tape saying "Today's Black community is in a worst shape than at any other time since Reconstruction". She said this, knowing that she is a full operative in the process that executed upon the strategy that I have mentioned above. She said this - realizing that there is no process to FIRE her and other 'embedded confidence men' - or at least push them outside of our Community Consciousness Core - so they can no longer perform their mischief.