Call them humble, gullible, nice, caring, non-threatening, well-educated, articulate, up-and-coming, upwardly mobile, God-fearing…they may still just be stupid or ignorant.
It should pain anyone when the likes of Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornell West and other so-called Black leaders discuss their disapproval for the only Black President the United States of America may ever have: Barack Obama. Surely, the President could speak directly to them when he utters the ‘taken-out-of-context’ phrase “You Didn’t Build That” because they truly didn’t build their empires on their own. It seems that all the aforementioned used a little brainwashing of their own to attain the following they have achieved over the years. The Bottom Line: they needed faithful followers, People to carry out their restricted domination. Let’s not forget the near-passing Corey Booker of New Jersey who also has denounced his sincerity for President Obama. Why is this happening? Have affluent Blacks suddenly seen a different side of themselves they want more accepted of mainstream America? Would anyone disagree that the greatest payoff is money, not a hand-out, but mere compensation for switching common courtesy for humanity and confusing it with concern in the form of tyranny? At a time when change has come, many naysayers refuse to let history repeat itself. Then, in many ways, what is provoking Blacks to attack a leader of their own race is similar to “Black-on-Black” crime that was prevalent or tied to gang warfare. Yet, instead of these leaders thumping their chest with a gang-sign, they just let the hate run off their tongues and onto the microphones that eagerly await them.
So many Black leaders say that they have marched with Dr. King and stood beside John F. Kennedy as they tried to make the world a better place by demanding equal rights for all men and women. If this is true, why has the message gotten lost? So much of the world is all about Big Business. Breaking the Union, Big Business. Education, Big Business. Outsourcing Jobs, Big Business. Liberal versus Conservative, Big Business. Democrat versus Republican, Big Business. Lies versus Little White Lies, Big Business. Black Unemployment, Big Business. Pretending to be color-blind, Bigger Business. What are these Black leaders or pillars of the Black environment thinking? Are we heading towards a two-year reassessment of the President? We didn’t do it when Bush was in office. But if it wasn’t enough that a Black Barack Obama, who stood for CHANGE and fairness, won the Presidency over a lesser qualified male and female, what is it? Just two years after being elected, the President came under fire because Americans did not get jobs right away. That seemed to be the main issue that threatened hard-working middle-class Americans who were on the verge of losing their homes and personal wealth really because of issues that preceded Barack Obama. On that note, November 2010 had citizens of America who once were Democrat now voting Republican. Basically, the public was tricked into believing they had made a mistake by voting for someone who was not even taken seriously by his own party. To make matters worse, the President even saw Democratic leaders stepping down – removing themselves or dissociating themselves with him. Yet, Black leaders still want their followers to believe, again, that the grass is greener on the other side of fantasy land.
Surely, there are many who remember the Flood of 1927 (The Great Mississippi Flood). There may even be many who are still alive today. Herbert Hoover, the Secretary of Commerce, was in charge of flood relief operations. The promises Mr. Hoover made to the Blacks who occupied refugee camps helped set the stage for his election to the presidency. However, as conditions worsened with Whites receiving better treatment with food and shelter, thousands of Blacks lost their lives. This horrific and inhumane act caused the shift of Blacks from the Republican Party to that of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Democratic Party. Promises were broken. Unlike Hoover, President Obama faced much opposition within his own party. Maybe had he said emphatically that change was not going to be immediate because of the severity of the conditions he had inherited, Americans would have been more willing and tolerant. But, they were not. They were eager, angry, tired, and felt misled. Fast forward two years, and this time even wealthy Blacks are promoting Big Business, I mean, someone who knows what Big Business means for himself. The problem many affluent Blacks face is that they are still Black – no matter the size of their wallets, purses, or bank accounts. No one wants ‘freebies’ especially if there is going to be a limit to them. To say that all Blacks want nothing but “Free Stuff” is quite derogatory. What better stigma placed on a culture that has almost no chance of rising like the phoenix from the ashes? The words in the phrase “Uppity Negro” still resonate with many poor, elderly southern Blacks (partly due to the Willie Lynch Speech) who believe that the Black man should always know his place in society. But, if that is the case, does a Black man have a place in the Republican Party? Chances are, many of those elderly types don’t believe their vote count…anyway. Would their ancestors agree?