Thanks to the benefits of "cloud computing" I now have an easier time actually listening to the radio recordings that I make each day, mostly of "Black-wing talk radio". My recording software now uploads the 30 minute segments and I stream them down to my smartphone as I work out in the gym.
I listen mostly to "Black left-wing" talk radio. Recently I got "Hard Knock Radio" added to my daily line up.
When I focus upon "Progressive-Fundamentalism" I am not proclaiming that it is "evil" as many of them assume that "right-wing" viewpoints are. After listening to them 'go deep' on a subject matter, my argument is not that they are WRONG in what they chew upon most pervasively but that their scope and scale seemingly always proves insufficient for them to make the claim that they are a "full services machine" - able to move beyond what ultimately amounts to marginal issues when we look at the big scheme of things.
Today's "Hard Knock Radio" focused upon the "Angola 3". Beyond the notion of Mumia "Killa Mu" Jamal being labeled as an "innocent political prisoner" and also doing the lead in about the "slavery" that is taking place at the "Angola Correctional Facility" in Louisiana I have no criticism with the "Prison Rights Movement" keying in on certain systematic injustices that they view as important.
My problem IS when they attempt to sell the "New Jim Crow" theory in which, just like "the Post-Reconstruction Era" - today's Black people are being systematically marched into prison - (logically) even at the hands of criminal justice administrators that got 50%+1 of the Black vote. Logically we must conclude then that BLACK PEOPLE are investing in the system that seeks to "Destroy The Black Community By Destroying The Black Male".
To allow those who seek to raise this systematic indictment yet look past certain damning truths that tend to rebut the scope and scale of their claims will always leave our community marginalized - this after the full complement of FAVORABLE PEOPLE have been empaneled from the last few series of elections and they queue us up to "struggle more".
Why hasn't Attorney General Eric Holder and Civil Rights Chief Thomas Perez been called to task for not focusing sufficiently on this "Prisoner Rights Issue"? OR is this among the list of items that we are sold as justification for Obama's reelection where he will have more "flexibility" in his second term - just as Tatyana Ali has told us? (with yo fine self)
Without Sufficient Focus On Scope, Scale And The Unwillingness To Be Serially Induced - The Black Community Will Continue Upon The Biorhythm As Set Forth By The American Political Domain
I have stated previously that the worst enemy of the "Embedded Confidence Man" is the "time line" and the (measuring) "square". It prevents the constantly selling forward antics that are promoted, instead inducing "corporate memory" of what we were sold at the start of the last interval of "struggle" as well as providing us with a tool to measure the dimensions of our growth or erosion.
The failure to define the proper scope and scale of our wants along with the failure to make a dispassionate assessment of the competency of the METHODOLOGY that purports to bring us salvation leads to an endless struggle.
Those who have adopted the "Prisoner Rights Movement" have also bought into the notion that - across the entire domain of Black males - the force that desires to lock us up as a means of punishment of radical thought is more POWERFUL of a force that is the DARK MATTER FORCE that occupies the void that was to be filled upon the machine's ascension into POWER. It was supposed to make us whole once we did our part.
Since "dark matter" is invisible to the naked eye - those who are aggrieved are more prone to focus on the forces that are visible who have "done them wrong". They are less likely to fathom that an INVESTMENT made based upon a promise that never arrives is no less of a "wrong". The key difference is that it requires the person who was wronged to actively pursue his just compensation.
In listening to the prisoner's rights argument I am asked to believe that the racketeering (that I do not doubt is going on) by the Louisiana Department Of Corrections is a worse injury to Black people than is the SYSTEM that has been erected in New Orleans and Baton Rougue- for example - that is failing to develop our people, leaving them vulnerable to the whims of the system that seeks to "criminalize poverty" -as the talking points noted.
With this "crime fighting meme" as their new mandate - those who are responsible for building up the political power are now allowed to put the "System On Trial" - at least the elements that they do not control - and make the criminal defendants who are being wronged into victims and thus witnesses for the prosecution. Classic "Justice Thurgood Marshall Justice 101".
The issue is not "Are there infractions with the prison system that must be corrected?" - the answer is YES.
The real issue is - "WHY, after assuming so much power via the active support of "The Least Of These" and those who live vicariously through their plight has your promised "Human Resource Development" plans worked? Just when should we be allowed to hold you accountable for the prevailing balance of the fault? Is it when there is no more injustice in the world?