The U.S. economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the first quarter, prompting fresh fears about the recovery’s sustainability.
American gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services, rose 2.2% in the March period, down from 3% a quarter earlier, the Commerce Department said this morning. Economists had expected GDP growth of 2.5%. Meanwhile, consumer spending rose the most in more than a year.
I listen on occasion to radio host Rob Redding. (I record all of the shows on Atlanta's WOAK daily and a few from WVON in Chicago onto my computer).
The picture below is a perfect description of why the prevailing Black Political Consciousness is incompetent at dealing with issues that reside outside of their narrow focus of grievance based activism. In fact the power POWER that it obtains over the key institutions in our community - the more acute the problem of the void in the gap between their focus and what THE COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE NEEDS becomes.
Once you understand these dimensions YOU must define what YOU value and what YOU see as areas that are presently unmanaged (the "Dark Matter" zone ). From here you take your model and compare it against the Black Activist's agenda. The gap between these two models indicate what SHOULD be taking to the streets about yet doesn't. This is the "Dark Matter Zone" - the issues that ARE NOT BEING ADDRESSED as part of the present ESTABLISHMENT POWER that they have amassed.
Please understand I will never demand that anyone protest the things that I believe should be protested about but receive their silence.
In fact I'll go even further to note that certain issues don't lend themselves to protest.
The act of protest is the process where a group of individuals gather together to show an otherwise SUPERIOR force that they have strength in numbers. They work to get concessions on the way to effective BEHAVIORAL CHANGE.
Rob Redding said today with reference to News Corp and Rupert Murdoch - "Don't support people who DON'T SUPPORT YOU".
As I take a step back and consider the ideological and political dynamics within the Black community (and the Malcolm X Football Game) I am forced to provide a more clear interpretation of what Mr Redding is saying.
When Rob Redding says "Support YOU" - he is really saying "Support those who are FAVORABLE TO THE PRESENT PREVAILING BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS". This consciousness just happens to be left-wing progressive.
When it comes to those forces that materially FAIL BLACK PEOPLE -
- As they take control over our schools but fail to produce the results that are promised
- As they grow into the prevailing economic policy authority in a city and their disposition between labor and "consumers of labor" start to show a pattern
- As they take over law enforcement and yet the results that are seen in the book that I am reading ("The New Jim Crow") CONTINUE yet the forces that Black people have voted for are not called "Oppressors" continue to lock Black males up
.....................AS LONG AS THEY ARE PROGRESSIVES - THEIR RESULTS DO NOT TRIGGER THREATS OF PROTESTS per the antics of Rob Redding and others who are more formally attached to the "Black Racial Services Machine". They act like an IDEOLOGICAL PROTECTION RACKET at the expense of the Black Community's Permanent Interests.
I choose to use labels rather than pretend that they don't matter. Despite Mr Redding being an "Independent" - it seems that the MODEL that captures his dimensions about what is and is not OFFENDED by flt snuggly in the way that I perceive. (I would love to know if Mr Redding has strongly protested ANY of the NABJ's antics or their membership? In fact - I still have my bounty to be paid to any NABJ member that records a conversation at their next conference in which a group of members tells of their plans to get Obama reelected 'By Any Means Necessary').
Here is Rob Reddings latest rants regarding his "Black Progressive Honor Boycotts" after being OFFENDED:
- The last few "Boycotts" have been called against White Right Wing sources:
- Rush Limbaugh
- Richard Land Of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- The New York Post and other News Corporation Properties
- Fox News
- Wall Street Journal
- Fox Movie Studio
And to think - just a few short months ago the "Black" thing to do was to so see the movie "Red Tails" which was a "Twentieth Century FOX" release.
I am now forced to ask if Rupert Murdoch and the "Fox News" "racists" saw all of that fraternizing between the White girls and the "colored boys" in the movie and why no one put a stop to it via a script re-write?
As I recall - George Lucas - who is in an interracial relationship himself - had a hard time getting any of the "non-racist owned" major movie studios to green light the film. He partnered with 20th Century Fox and made the film. Then again - in such a large, global, scandal ridden organization - News Corp may have some respites of 'Non-Racism" tucked out of the view of Rupert Murdoch - the Koch Brothers of publishing. He claims that he didn't know about the Phone Hacking Scandal in the UK. He clearly didn't know about the safe harbor for Black Progressives that "Twentieth Century Fox" offered with the movie.
As of May 12 - according to the link above - the film cost $59M to produce but only made $49.8. Given the track record of Fox News and "Black Progressives" I am made to wonder if this was an intentional move in which they gave a Black movie a shot only to have it fall short?
There is no harm in assuming the worst with News Corporation.
I am quite sure that had Disney or Paramount had agreed to take a risk on a "Black film" it would have done triple this amount.
At least SOME "conscious" Black people saw the word FOX on the poster and "threw their tickets back" at the box office clerk.
What Is Popularly Upsetting To Black Progressive Fundamentalists Is Not Always What Is MATERIALLY Damning To The Development Of The Black Community
If the array of radio affiliates that carry the Rush Limbaugh show lost about $20 million in ad revenue and this has spurred Rob Redding, Media Matters and "The Color Of Change" to pound their chests and do more (Today Sandford FL tomorrow the entire state of Florida - in the future the entire Red -State Confederate South!!!!!) - one of those people who "support them" should break the larger picture scope to them.
Please allow me to put on my financial analyst hat - that I have to thank years of reading the Wall Street Journal and other serious financial/economic publicans for.
While corporations are notoriously cowardly in seeking to evade conflict by pulling their advertising and allowing operative groups - both right and left - to claim VICTORY - the truth is that this element of the "Malcolm X Political Football Game" is a drop in the bucket compared with Clear Channels corporate revenues. (I know that Cumulus is not Clear Channel. I am building up my argument.
At a time when the economy is struggling to get solidly to gear AND we have people claiming that the "Racist Tea Party" is seeking to make Obama a "one term president" by telling companies to not hire employees to ruin the economy and make Obama fail - it seems that the left wing activists have no shortage of their own economically repressive antics - but of course THEIRS are "justified". Neither the "Color Of Change" (Media Matters in Black face) with their boycotts nor "The Occupation" with their shut down of the Port Of Oakland or the physical property damage to banks around the country seems to be anything more than minor annoyances.
With a market capitalization of just over $500M - it seems more logical to rally a PURCHASE of this company rather than a BOYCOTT - where you could take over the formats of their stations and put on more "favorable Progressive" programming. (We can worry about the profitability of these stations later. We have a "social justice" message to get out that is far more important than profits).
Do you notice that BAIN CAPITAL is involved in the financing of both "Clear Channel" and "Cumulus Media"? Bain, of course, is Mitt Romney's old firm.
Rick Scott - the present governor of Florida used to run HCA. He was around with the federal government slapped the firm for overbilling for medical services.
Look at all of those revenues.
But also look at all of those EMPLOYEES for these various firms listed.
At a time when the Black community is in desperate need of JOBS and also "CONSUMERS OF LABOR" through which people change trade their skills for a salary and benefits - I wonder how fruitful your goal to MAKE THESE CORPORATIONS PAY for OFFENDING your "Black Progressive Sentiments" is in the big scheme of things?
You may get them to add a few more skeptical eyes to to their content prior to releasing it to the public. It is clear that in the big scheme of things the Black Community's DEVELOPMENT HOPES rests upon building INSTITUTIONS by which the CONSUMER NEEDS of the community members are matched with the PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS who now have a framework to operate within.
I bet you that all of these companies listed offer EMPLOYER MATCHING FUNDS to the 401k plans that they sponsor.
WHO is guarding the Black Racial Services Machine from perpetually coming back around and demanding a new contribution lest the OFFENSIVE PEOPLE win the election?
|SHOW ME THE MONEY was what Cuba Gooding Jr said prior to signing |
up to do Red Tails with Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox
I suspect that Mr Redding would call me a BLIND PARTISAN - for my OFFENSE of noting that the EMBEDDED BLACK FOX CONFIDENCE MAN - who is a Democrat operates FROM AN INSIDE VANTAGE POINT in the Consciousness of the Black Community.
MY GOAL IS NOT to advance any Republican Alternative.
IT IS TO REMOVE ALL FRAUDULENT FORCES OUT OF "THE BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS NUCLEUS" so that it can THINK MORE CLEARLY ABOUT ITS OWN BEST INTERESTS.