When will the Black ancestors speak to their people about selecting their President?



Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer
Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)






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?


No money or just a little less money..what is best for America?

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Now that President Obama has made a decision to keep food on the table for many of the Working Poor, he is being blamed for not keeping it away from them.  There once was a time when the President of the United States was heard, not just aptly listened to, but heard.  Today, there is a person in the White House who can’t even get his own staff members to go along with his plans.  And that is part of the Working Poor.

The Bush Tax Cuts seemed to be a modestly designed plan to keep the rich with a little more of their monies than the rest of the world would like them to have.  However, with the challenge coming from the Republicans, those who are receiving unemployment benefits were taken hostage by having their checks withheld indefinitely had the President not agreed to keep the rich in their modest, yet lavish, lifestyle.  Who won?  The Republicans say that they won – by forcing the President to give in to their demands.  And to think that these are the same people the American People voted for out of the need for “change.”  The President looked after his herd by ensuring them that they would have funds continued to come their way.  So why is he still hated?

When the President voiced during his Congressional Speech, quite a few naysayers said that he “whined” about the Republicans not working with him.  “Whined?”  All he did was state the facts.  Before John Boehner could take the House Speaker’s seat, he made it clear that there would be many revisions in the President’s plans.  First, they were to look at healthcare reform.  Okay, maybe the real detriment to their financial status took precedence first.  They’ll visit that task after January 1, 2011.  Yet and still, the American People voted to have themselves held hostage.

Whenever there is talk about who the best President was or who did a better job during his Presidency, somehow flawed figures arise showing whose tax plan helped most.  Have we all forgotten that during President Clinton‘s administration America was in surplus status?  It should go without saying that with war comes deficit.  And, of the Iraqi War has more than likely surpassed tallies in every department.  But, it’s the media that refuses to release those numbers properly.

Equating President Obama’s term to a stint on American Idol, think of a contestant receiving a song that was performed before his or her time.  Just how much time does one have to rehearse or get some research on that tune?  True singers sing with feeling – especially once they know the meaning of the song.  Can’t we say the same thing of the Presidency?  Who would have taken on his task had they truly known what they were facing?  It would have to be someone who was dead set on having that title.  The President is not a miracle worker – though promises are made everyday and everybody.  There are even Principals in elementary and high schools that assure safety, yet they are the same ones who tuck their tales and run whenever a fight breaks out in the school.  Our 2008 President has never done that.

I won’t say and I am not saying that I agree with everything the Democrats do or have done.  I am not totally for the Republicans.  But I will say that it is sad that people jump ship or commit mutiny because it’s the popular thing to do.  When it’s all said and done, do people really sleep that well when the all mighty dollar is of concern?  For those who will continue to receive their hostage-held unemployment checks, how did you vote in this last election?  Do you still have those same feelings?  Then, for all those self-employed and entrepreneurs, just how many paychecks are you from financial ruin?  For many, all it takes is one or two business clients pulling out and you’re done.  The popular vote isn’t always the best.

There are wonderful shows like: “The Ed Show” and “Anderson Cooper 360” and “Parker and Spitzer” that really express the feelings of the people of America.  Again, I may not agree with everything expressed on their shows, but the views and opinions expressed are fair.  The best satire ranted today is “Real Time with Bill Maher.”  As a comedian, author,  social critic, television host, and political commentator, Bill Maher can actually backup what he spews out.  And, in his favor, he is not afraid to say when he was “wrong.”  He is at the right time when America needs the truth with a laugh.

Another thing, just think of all the gay dollars that have the potential to front our wars.  In war, the only gun that should be exposed on the field is that one that can put someone out of their miserable life here on earth.  Not one that can possibly put one in misery for a few minutes or so.  If anyone is putting that much emphasis on the latter, they have no business on that battlefield.  I think a good question to ask an openly gay man or woman who wants to go to war for his or her country is:  “Why do you want to fight for your country?”  And, please don’t tell me that there isn’t an adequate accepted response for this question.  To be honest, there are some straight potential enlistees who couldn’t really answer the question.  This even makes me want to ask America:  “Why did you vote for change in this last election?”