Friday, July 13, 2012
I Empathize With Jesse Jackson Jr's Condition Because I Am Driven To The Same Edge In Listening To "Y'all"
While I don't mean to make light of his purported emotional problems I am made to empathize with him based on how I am made to react upon listening to "Black Wing Grievance Talk Radio" while I am driving.
I can imagine that since Rep Jackson presides over a congressional district which is chock full of people who have the consciousness that is so upsetting to me when heard on the radio, the stress that I feel which can be turned off by changing the channel, to him - is a constant blitz.
Ironically if Rep Jackson is cut off from contact with his constituents and his peer within the Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus this may allow him to disconnect and then rediscover a clearer purpose for his participation in government.
If I had one wish to confer upon Rep Jesse Jackson Jr it would be for him to make note of the INSANITY of trying to make the central government into the "end all" and "be all" to the people living within. The "Right to Quality Education" for example is an ill-conceived notion. The qualifier of "QUALITY" has more to do with the people who are present when the school teacher closes the door, their parents and the responsible adults within the community - more than any legislative bureaucrat in Washington DC or the state could ever hope to change.
I am made to wonder if, in fact, the present circumstances surrounding Rep Jackson is not an extension of the disconnect that exists between "his world" in his own mind and the REAL world, which he and like-minded individuals have failed to use the force of government to gain total control over?
With all due respect - just this past spring upon his victory in the "Black Community's General Election", Rep Jackson had defeated an opponent in the Democratic Primary and rattled off a list that defined "What Democrats are". He said that "Democrats are for safe communities.......".
In the context of a 38% increase in murders on the streets of his hometown Chicago - I am made to believe that the observation that "The Least of These" on the streets that Mr Jackson hoped and cared so much for - had been seen throwing his pearls into the mud - has pushed him over the edge.
Faced with the logical connundrum of not being able to blame his IDEOLOGICAL ENEMIES for the continued dysfunction in the fields that he had tended to and harvested - a SNAP was a logical outcome.
I hope that those who are around him will not allow the isolated bubble from the real world to return around him.
I hope that other such operatives that tend to the majority of the other members of the Congressional Black Caucus will similarly pop this bubble.
IF each of them has not produced at least 100 other individuals in their home districts that are COMPETENT AND QUALIFIED to step in and replace them, giving them a run for their money each time - then this should be evidence of an insular condition that is not in the best interests of the district.