I would like to add a bookend to that observation at this time.
Independence Day for the "United States Of America" is the day in which various actors gather together on the radio to remind everyone who is tuned in that "American Independence Day IS NOT A 'Black Holiday" BUT "There Is No Other People In America Who Has Been More Loyal To A Nation That Was Grossly Disloyal And Savage To Them".....(So We Are Not Going Anywhere).
All of this was standard fare yesterday UNTIL I heard one caller make a rant that demonstrates clearly that this is merely rhetoric to produce "Congregational Unity and Self Affirmation Of Grievance":
"After detailing the history of slavery and oppression, politically based hatred against Black people (that continues through the Republican Party).....................WE need to focus our energies on BUILDING UP OUR OWN COUNTRY."
This is a gross paraphrase of this one man's comments but it shows how HE is totally disconnected with the prevailing progressive supremacist direction that the Black Racial Services Machine is leading "Our People" upon.
Maybe it is me and my line of business that has negatively impacted me, BUT, more powerful than mere words is the fact based evidence which proves your competency to "OPERATIONALIZE" a certain desired end. It matters less to me the size of the "congregation" that you amass behind a popular concept. If the fundamental thoughts and repetitive actions that are enforced within that group shows that the group has a particular character - I REFUSE to believe rhetoric that makes the prideful case that it has the goal of something other than what it expresses itself to be.
There is no "IN-DEPENDENCE" effort as the prevailing drive within "Black American Progressive Politics". This is a SOCIAL JUSTICE movement in which the Black community's consumer consciousness is extended into more areas of our existence and consciousness.
With "Nation Building" a group must prepare itself to become the "Social Justice DISTRIBUTORS". From this we only need to inspect the INSTITUTIONS that they are preparing now to solve these challenges.
I took the man's statement as being as empty as the 5th grade young Black male telling everyone that he wants to grow up and play in the NBA or NFL when asked on "Career Day".
As it stands right now - it is far more important for the "Embedded Confidence Men" (The leaders of "The Black Racial Services Machine") to keep the notion of "Free The Land" or "Nation Building Time" at the rhetorical forefront of their congregational unity drives than to display evidence of both "functional institution competency" but, more importantly CONFIDENCE in the people by "Distributed Governance" (rather than central authority - because of the need for a venerated leader).
The Use Of Grievance For "Self-Chummed Congregational Unity"
Two things are certain:
- The sun will set
- The same actors will be around on the next Independence Day, spewing the very same rhetoric because it is pleasing to them
On Tuesday I heard "Fight The Power", a local radio talk show host making note that he could never enlist in the US Military and drop bombs on people of color as he would have to be a "conscientiousness objector".
Upon hearing this rhetoric I thought up a new editorial cartoon which extended his words - with the graphical image which says: ".....................That why the use of US Military Drones In Africa, The Middle East and Pakistan has allowed me to stand strong in my support of Obama. I don't know how to fly a drone and they wouldn't ask me to drop a bomb on Libya".
Much of the rhetoric is don't to provide "instant pleasing and comfort" to the people listening in who need to have their present consciousness RATIONALIZED WITH THE REAL WORLD EVENTS THAT ARE AROUND THEM.
As a 13 year old wielding a BB gun is killed by the Clayton County Georgia police, thus triggering yet another "WHAT MUST WE DO TO FIX THE BLACK COMMUNITY" / "Just Between Us Chickens" talks (on a White owned radio station that streams their words all around the world, including into the offices of Media Matters and MSNBC for them to understand how "The Negro Thinks and How To Profit Off Of Them").
While these incidents appear to show a bit of remorse and openness for CHANGE - do not be fooled - as the larger truth is that the people who STOOD AS INTELLECTUAL GATEKEEPERS for the present condition of the Black people are the one's now asking the question about the FIX that they say is needed.
Those who proclaim their love of the "democratic VOTE" are often themselves firmly rooted in their power via:
- The POPULARITY of being a "Civil Rights Pharisee" / Preacher Without A Church
- The COMMERCIAL sustenance of their broadcast show per the advertising dollars they bring in
- The VOTER NULLIFICATION by which their continued existence in their elected seat is less due to the RESULTS that they have achieved but their ability to see the people on the GRANDS STRUGGLE that they are fighting in the legislature against the common political enemy
In all three cases (Popularity, Commercial viability and Voter Nullification from the painful facts on the streets) the common theme that keeps the Black Racial Services Machine elements in power is the NARRATIVE that they carefully sculpt which FEEDS rather than CHALLENGES the PRESENT PREVAILING CONSCIOUSNESS WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
In my way of thinking - The goal of achieving a "self-sustaining nation" (or even virtual nation within this larger nation - see "Koreatown") can only be achieved by the people becoming clear about what this end goal looks like; reverse engineering the details about how they will move from their present state to their end-state; set up the INSTITUTIONS and GOVERNANCE OF THE PEOPLE AND RESOURCES necessary to meet the intermediate goals.
This is not happening. The Black community is being further integrated into America as CONSUMERS.
With the growing debt bubble that will one day force America's hand, the retention of this "congregational arrangement" which grants short term unity at the expense of long term, organic DEVELOPMENT, the fate of the Black Community - and all others who failed to establish visionary self-sufficiency will be sealed.
My streaming criticism of the community is NOT negative, in my view, against the Black community. I am focusing on the machine that has erected its scaffolding around our community's resources and interests.
The NEGATIVE forces are the one's that seek to retain this present body of thoughts, ensuring that 20 years from now our community's will remain in the same condition BUT they will retain their array of power. They are ultimately leveraging the Black community's condition to remain in power, not for a fix.
In The Mean Time - The Antics Of "The Modern Day Street Pirate" And How He Is Dealt With Provides The Greatest Indicator Of The Seriousness Of The Prevailing Thought
While watching the news with "friends of the family" I was asked "Where is Dekalb County? I don't want to go there. It seems like a violent area".
A person who is experiencing their first ever visit to Metro Atlanta is able to make such an inference based upon observing the news since last Saturday and noting where the "police crime scene tape" is unfurled most freely.
As I watch the news while typing this message I see that the power of "Stop Snitching" has taken over during the shooting. No one is talking to the police because they understand the consequences of appearing to assist "Da Man" - even as one of their community members is dead, a female has been shot in the leg and the majority of the police are Black.
If "Stop Snitching" is done to drive loyalty to the community instead of "The System" - what happens when YOU ARE THE SYSTEM as well?