Please listen to this audio report from Washington Post's "The Grio.com" as they talk about "Black On Black Crime".
The first voice is that of a Black male Progressive-Fundamentalist Edward Wycoff Williams.
One will mistake his level of articulation for rationality.
I imagine that as hundreds of thousand of Black people converse about the problems in our community - the twisted rationalizations that are put forth by Edward Wycoff Williams.
THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT EDWARD WYCOFF WILLIAMS. He is merely a messenger of a line of thinking - that has proven to be destructive to the DEVELOPMENT CONSCIOUSNESS of the Black Community - despite its POPULARITY among our people - in the context of our present prevailing consciousness.
I notice that when the Black Progressive-Fundamentalist wishes to disarm the subject of "Street Pirate On Black Crime" they put forth the argument that ALL PEOPLE KILL EACH OTHER more than there are inter-racial murders.
As Mr Williams and others seek to pacify the listeners with this factoid there are two points that one should make note of:
- He put forth the statement about INTRAMURAL murders - but stayed away from the facts about the PROPORTIONAL QUANTITY of "Black Homicide Vicitmization" where Black people who are just 13% of the total US population are seen as upwards of 50% of the homicide victims in this nation
- Ironically it is the RACISM CHASERS who make use of the fear of an increase in "White On Black Attacks" to advance their agenda for "Congregational Unity" who fail to see that as they are now arguing that most murders are INTRAMURAL and thus undercutting their normal claim about "The Angry White Male Who Will Stand His Ground Against Hooded Negroes"
I have learned over time in reading Edward Wycoff Williams' columns (and by the way note the cross pollination of Black Progressive-Fundamentalist thought between The Grio, The Root, Loop21 and an assortment of other Black Progressive propaganda sites posing as "Pro-Black Community" sites) I have learned that in order to understand Mr Williams you must put on the lens of psychological inspection in your attempt to figure out exactly what his NEEDS are as he writes the story.
In the case of his argument which suggests that we should withdraw the term "Black On Black Crime" and instead (as a ROTFLMBAO) focus on the POLICIES THAT HAVE CREATED THESE CONDITIONS within which Black people are left in desperation to murder each other - I hear "The New Jim Crow" theory poking through the spring lawn like a broadleaf weed.
Mr Williams, as with Michele Alexander (and Tavis Smiley and Leonard Pitts) - all of whom have promoted "The New Jim Crow Theory" have a need to shift our focus away from the MURDEROUS BEHAVIOR that we see in prevalence on the 5 o'clock news, 6 o'clock news, 10 pm news, 11pm news, 5 am news, 6 am news and 12 noon news - and instead focus upon the CONDITIONS that provided the cauldron that synthesized this behavior.
I have had a running bet for years that some brave Black Progressive-Fundamentalist is going to slip up and cleave to a bit of Ideological consistency as he argues that THE KLAN was promoted on its murderous raid against Black people BECAUSE external forces that dominated the economy of America and left them marginalized as "Poor White Trash" provoked them into killing. Furthermore that any Klans man of today who agrees to become a Progressive and VOTE in a manner that is favorable to the Black Progressive will be summarily forgiven - as long as he agrees to wage war against the Tea Party contingent who have refused to change - adopting the tenets of Progressivism and thus remain RACISTS.
We all know that this is not going to happen.
There is no consequence to be suffered from the Black community for maintaining this bit of intellectual inconsistency. White people were motivated by an innate, nefarious will to murder Black people. The young Black people who are MURDERING BLACK PEOPLE, IN BALANCE TODAY, are victims of CAPITALISM and the right-wing forces that seek to deny them with SOCIAL JUSTICE.
BLACK INFERIORITY / NON-WHITE WHITE SUPREMACY Are Intractable Components Of Progressive-Fundamentalism And The "Nationalized Social Justice Movement". PERIOD!!!
What some simply dismiss as ideological jousting on the subject of "Street Pirate On Black Murder" I am forced to inspect at a deeper, psychological source.
It stands to reason that those who invest the balance of their time focused on their external enemies about their community - selling the promise that their defeat is going to one day make their people EQUAL - similarly have some doubt that they could achieve their goals for EQUALITY - THROUGH THEIR OWN PEOPLE and the INSTITUTIONS that are present to build them up as EQUAL HUMAN BEINGS.
Let's be honest here - While there are no doubt some ideological roots to the untethering of long held cultural and social norms in the name of "progressivism" and reduction of "oppression" - when a group of people with a certain mindset don't believe that they are going to achieve their long term "social justice ends" through the people but via the "nationalized social justice" that the NATION/GOVERNMENT, once taken over by 'favorable people' - DOES IT MATTER THEN how the people act in support of their own "social justice interests" when the belief is that the STATE not the INDIVIDUAL should make them whole?
Just imagine a serial suicide "attempter". In the context of the will of the state, regardless of how much she wants to killer herself - the state believes that she has more value as a human being than she does about herself. After each successive attempt to end it all - the social justice state provides the stomach pump and or bandages/blood transfusion to reverse what her own actions would have otherwise rendered upon her body.
When it comes to the dysfunctional culture that is too often the case in our "Mission Accomplished Cities" - it is not just that individual "suicide attempter" that - if left alone - would result in deadly consequences - the entire set of intertwined thoughts, behaviors and enforcements would lead to societal suicide.
With regard to the Black community we are told that we had our CULTURE STOLEN through slavery. That today represents the deadly after-effects of this past assault upon our people.
I must now REJECT this claim as it no longer represents the truth.
The "Mystical Magical African Culture" in which "We Wuz All Kings" was not bestowed upon us from "Jesus and Allah". It was a system of societal control that was forged over (likely) tens of thousands of years - in alignment with the #1 Goal: SELF-PRESERVATION.
Within the context of the need for sustenance and shelter yet bound by the state of technology and the limited domain within which to travel toward more favorable environmental conditions - a CULTURE which made assignments based on GENDER, AGE, LEADERSHIP TRAITS (and likely others) was forged so that the collective could survive while benefiting each other per their distributed assignments.
Yes there were certain rituals and belief systems that were incumbent to these societies. Yes the kidnapping and forcible transfer of these 'Equal Human Beings' that were "Repurposed" into other lands with their work being channeled for the benefit of others but not their own necessarily had them to lose much of the rules for living that were the case when they were all alone. What we CANNOT say, however, is that this "Mystical Magical African Culture" - when intact as the prevailing culture, free from molestation by the European produced some super-human about of peace and prosperity - an attribute which NO CULTURE in sight today is producing. This claim, thus, must be rendered as mythology.
It is vitally important that the Black Community develop a CULTURE - a SET OF RULES - today that are more close to home with our people. The grand promise of "Social Justice" fails because it requires a grand buy in from people who YOU SAY YOURSELF - have no good will to the African or his descendants.
In my view - the character that is worse than the Troglodyte who's own hatred prevents him from voting for "Social Justice" is the EMBEDDED character who has the confidence of our people yet - despite his inside vantage point and the protection afforded him - he has FAILED TO DEVELOP OUR PEOPLE through the INSTITUTIONS that he had us to struggle to obtain control over.
What is he seen doing now? SCALING HIS STRUGGLE OUTWARD so that he does not have to suffer accountability who know what they had invested in and who understand that the returns have been insufficient.
Yet if, deep down inside, they don't believe that BLACK PEOPLE ARE EQUALLY COMPETENT TO DEVELOP OURSELVES THROUGH OUR INSTITUTIONS - then WHAT DOES IT MATTER - this "Malcolm X Political Football Game" where he is USING OUR PEOPLE? He understands that the teaming effect will allow him to get over on our people - and remain in power - even after his scheme has failed at its promises?
How is it that you avoid notions of BLACK INFERIORITY when you can't bring yourself to proclaim that the FAVORABLE BLACK PROGRESSIVE who occupies the seat of power that you used to protest against should now receive PROTECTION not seen since the Archangel of Death passed by the houses with the blood stain over the doorway?
This is grand corruption and, as such - those who are watching you are justified in one thing: "THEY ARE EQUAL IN THEIR HATEFUL INTENTIONS AS WE WERE WHEN WE HAD ABSOLUTE POWER. THE ONLY THING THAT WE NEED DO IS NEVER ALLOW THEM TO HAVE POWER OVER US - LEST WE SUFFER THE SAME FATE AS THEY SUFFERED FROM OUR HANDS".
This sentiment above is no stranger to any of the extremists on either side of the grand racial debate. Unfortunately for the Black Community - having failed to DEVELOP THE INSTITUTIONS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY - if such a blunt understanding in our society returns - WE will be left exposed. Those "Joint-Venture Partners" who found you handy because you were afforded an "Equal Black Ballot" will eventually come to see that with the grand promise of "nationalized social justice" destroyed as the nation has become insolvent - the bond that held you together is similarly useless. They, the "snarling fox" will return to the lands where they can do battle with the wolf.
BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU?
That which you GET OVER WITH due to popular consent - in the context of a functioning America is the same FRAUD that will imperil you when ever it comes time for you to stand on your own.
But wait - you don't have to wait for the collapse of America (and I have no predictions). The only thing that you need to concern yourself with is the lack of STRUCTURAL SUPPORT that what you have rendered among yourselves within America - that can be projected to any other Black Diasporatic cluster - anywhere around the world.
It is not me who believes that Black people are to INFERIOR to do this.
I am only noting that there is no CONSCIOUSNESS in operation that suggests that there is anything but a marginal transaction afoot at any given time that extends beyond the next US election at any given time.