Had Dr Malveaux took a peek at the balance of the "Obama Fist Bump Black Press" blogs on Friday she would have seen that the majority of them were among the "people celebrating the new unemployment figures" while glossing over the INCREASE in Black unemployment.
Still this is not the reason why Dr Malveaux article triggered my response.
While I applaud her for calling out the increase in unemployment for Black people in December 2011 - the 2dd monthly increase in a row she "Lost Me" when she started talking about the "Wealth Gap" between the average American and members of Congress.
If we confiscated every penny of wealth from all 535 members of the US Congress and only distributed it to the 40 million Black people - this would only be enough for us to afford to go down to a Korean t-shirt vendor and purchase an "Obama 2012 Campaign t-shirt".
Why is it that this learned doctor of economics so willing to replace the "Gap Between Us And CEO Pay" with the "Gap Between Us And Members Of Congress"?
ANSWER - Progressive Fundamentalism is based on INDICTMENTS
Dr Malveaux included this factoid because today she is focusing on Congress and their unwillingness to "Raise Taxes" and pass "Obama's Jobs Bill".
(Do you all get tired of all of this?)
Add to this a recent report that says that the wealth gap between Congress and their constituents is growing. In 1984, the average member of Congress had wealth of $280,000, excluding home equity. In the twenty years since 1984, Congressional wealth grew by two and a half times, to $725,000. Again, this doesn't include home equity. In contrast, the median wealth of an American family actually dropped slightly to around $20,500, again, not including home equity. It is very likely that when home equity is added, the gap is even larger.(Does anyone get the sense that the same talking points were used about 50 years ago to compel "The Least Of These" to take over the local rungs of government, ultimately producing what we have today?)
This wealth gap perhaps explains why Congressional representatives are more interested in tax cuts than in creating jobs. It explains, perhaps, why Republicans so resisted President Obama's plan to extend the Social Security tax cut and also to extend unemployment rate insurance. Congress is operating in their own self-interest, they aren't thinking about their jobless and economically challenged constituents.
If these members of Congress got calls from bill collectors, lived with less money than month, had to deny their children a new pair of shoes or an after-school trip because of dollars, or actually had to visit a grocery store on a budget, they might have not so hesitated before they eventually capitulated to President Obama's determination. Still the growing wealth gap perhaps explains why so few are alarmed at some of the unemployment rate data.
Do you see any evidence of ORGANIC COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT beyond the "Transfer Payments" that Dr Malveaux calls for?
The Indictment In Front Of Us Keeps Us From Looking At "The Return On Investments" That Never Came
Did anyone notice that one of the key talking points that were heard on Friday was that "These job increase numbers are PROOF that the President's policies are working"?
All of this - and the "Obama Jobs Bill" has not been passed. Imagine that.
Surely a learned economist like Dr Malveaux knows that Obama's $447 billion jobs bill has only promised to create 2 million jobs (for all 25 million Americans that are unemployed or underemployed) while there are more than 4 million Black Americans that are unemployed.
I suspect that Dr Malveaux is well aware that her "Black base" are more inclined to load up in the lobby of the "Republican Congressman" who is blocking Obama's jobs bill - disturbing him as he counts his millions than she has the audacity to go back into time and make note of all of the promises that her fellow progressives made to Black people about the employment gains we will receive IF we "stayed congregationally unified" and voted to hoist Progressive Public Policy into place.
They dreamed of a day like today in which the average Black person today lives in a district that is dominated by "favorable Democrats" - just as they had plotted out. They can't bring themselves to see that even though the "Black Voter Did His Part" - the RESULTS that were promised have not come through.
Instead of doing a SELF-INDICTMENT - Dr Malveaux and her ideological syncophants understand that "The STRUGGLE MUST ALWAYS GO FORWARD - as there is a new election to focus upon. The elections past are sealed in history".
The ONLY thing that wish to dig up from the old elections is the question: "CAN OBAMA MAKE US 'EXUBERANT ONCE AGAIN'?"
The Corroded Institutional Infrastructure And The Failure To Drive "Organic Competency Development Through Our People " Is The Reason Why The Black Unemployment Rate Is So
As I said before - While 2012 is an election year for the 'American Political Domain" I see this as a pivotal year as the "Black Community Consciousness" is on trial regarding its ability to appraise the antics of the "Embedded Confidence Men" with a "Vote Of No Confidence'.
To be clear there is nothing about your vote in the American Political domain that should define your questions about this leadership that has used you for so long - stringing you along with their promises. We need the officials in government to run our country and cities.
My argument is about "Black Community Development".
While the elections will continue on every two years - they have convinced you that your SALVATION would come through your investments in this space. They took your "Black Community Development Consciousness" and fused it into their joint venture with other progressives, promising absolute gains if you did so.
We now see that since the majority of their plans include a "Government Program" and this "Nationalized Social Justice - Redistribution Programs' they had no plans to develop our people through the institutions that they took over. While the politically minded Black progressives have written about "10 Years Of NCLB" they are loathed to talk about 40 years of the "public school take over" and its fall out.
The primary way that they absolve themselves from "self-accountability" is to "OCCUPY". My definition of "Occupation" is that when the operatives did all that their movement compelled them to do and STILL the results have not come true - a younger group of upstart activists seek to "CHANGE THE SCRIPT" - making external indictments beyond the zone of control and "Mission Accomplishment", attempting to reset the focus on some externality. The truth is that since "Progressivism is Inorganic" and is a "struggle meme" - they necessarily have to avoid reminding the masses to look for an actual "return on investment".
Ultimately I can't blame the "Embedded Confidence Men". The blame must be shouldered by the RANK & FILE - those who followed along by refuse to ask for EARNEST MONEY. Instead they accept the next round of promises for employment IF they remain "congregationally unified" with "The Struggle".