While packing for a long holiday weekend trip I found a book that I had had for a long while but never read and tossed it into my bag.
I ran across it on a long flight and read about 1/3rd of the content in one sitting.
THE VARIABLES OF THE WORLD OF "BLACK AMERICA 1967" - FILLED WITH THE CONTENTS OF TODAY - MAKE THIS A VERY INTERESTING READ.
IT SHOWS THE IRONY AND THE FLAWS IN THE "BLACK POWER" MODEL.
The "Constructive Feedback University" use of the word "Colonization" was not influenced by the heavy references found in "Black Power".
In fact while they point to "The Colonial Power" as WHITE OFFICIALS in every institution from the local school board straight through to the US President, "Constructive Feedback University" makes the case that "THE COLONIZER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER".
I credit Stokely Carmichael and Charles V Hamilton with having far more SUBSTANCE than the average "Black Faced Progressive Script Kiddie" on "The Root", "The Grio", "Huff Po" or "Black Studies Professors" turned media personalities that have damaged their academic accreditation far beyond repair.
When reading "Black Power" I had to filter out the endless references to "Black Power" and instead look for the most meaningful measure of a THEORY:
- HOW CLOSELY DOES IT MODEL THE REAL WORLD, CHOOSING VERACITY OVER PROVINCIAL IDEOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE?
- HOW SUCCESSFULLY DOES IT SCALE BEYOND THE AMERICAN DIDACTIC?
- HOW MUCH DOES IT ENDURE OVER TIME AND CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES?
- IS IT MORE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM IT CLAIMS TO CARE THE MOST ABOUT, OR DOES IT MERELY WANT TO GENERATE FOLLOWERS?
If you read through the list above you will see the "Intellectual STD" (Space - #2 and Time - #3) along with the core "Organic Competency Development" OVER "Popularism".
The main problem with so-called "Black Mobilization Movements" of today is that they prefer to ge their MESSAGE PROPAGATED (ie: "Beyonce As A 'Black Panther' ) more than they care about the ENFORCEMENT OF THE VERACITY OF THEIR MESSAGE (ie: "Beyonce IS the epitome of 'American Cultural Capitalism [In Africa] and, as a '1% member' we cannot allow her to carry our message, any more than a WHITE MAN can allowed to be the leader of 'The Black Civil Rights Movement' against White Supremacy)
Having read (listened to the audio book) of Peniel Joseph's accounting of Stokely Carmichael, noting the EGOTISM that dominated and ultimately derailed this movement, yet observing that Dr Joseph NEVER provided a cautionary warning about the adoption of "Messiahs", instead voicing the need for STRONG INSTITUTIONS, I opened this book with a grain of salt in mind.
I am willing to give the people who lived during the period before 1967 much latitude because they were legitimate OUTSIDERS to "The System".
The same people who wish to celebrate 1963, 1964, 1967 and 1968 as great inflection points in "Black History" as our full equality saw codified by law are the very same people who wish to (today) DENY this "Codified Equality" as they devolve into the notions that BLACK EQUALITY is a function of WHITE THOUGHT ("Microaggressions", "Critical Race Theory" and "Safe Spaces On White Campuses" ).
The real problem is the lack of BLACK INSTITUTIONS to regulate THIS FRAUD as today's Virus Creators make use of the scaffolding of the "Civil Rights Movement" to indoctrinate the masses.
To be clear this FRAUD is not just transacted by upstarts. We saw "The Man Who Got His Ass Kicked In Selma Alabama" 50 years ago do a SIT IN inside of the US CAPITOL as an elected member of congress, presiding over a district that contributes more 'Dead Black Bodies' to the Black murder count of Metro Atlanta than most others, Rep Hank Johnson receiving Honorable Mention.