Surprise, surprise - If one is deemed to be too exclusively critical of the forces of power embedded WITHIN the Black community then they will be accused of being "Against The Interests of Black people". It seems that "The Best Interests Of Black People" is born out by the comments made by those who make this verbal claim rather than any particular measurable proof on the ground that the results of their initiatives are in fact working "in the best interests of Black people" according to what we value the most. (Education, Economic Development, Safe Streets and Healthy Lives) An objective measure at times proves the very opposite is the case for the policies that they espouse.
Next I find that these same biased people who analyze my words will routinely ask "If indeed you are NOT a Republican - Why don't you ever criticize them?". My response to this is many fold. First my focus is the Black Community, from an INTERNAL PERSPECTIVE. I know of not a single Republican of any color that has an elected post within a majority Black community or political boundary in America. If I am working to hold those people who govern us at the local level most accountable - why then would I be attacking those who are not in this position? The real question is - WHY ARE YOU SO SILENT UPON THEM DESPITE YOUR GREAT AMOUNT OF DISCONTENTMENT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY? They are the ones who you have elected to manage the affairs of the community.
In addition when I read the highly biased Black Popular Media there is a constant barrage of attacks against conservatives, Republicans and anyone who doesn't tow the common line. Why do you need my voice to join in on the attack when there is such abundant material for you to choose from already?
Do you ever ask THEM to show their objectivity by attacking the Democrats in the same manner that they attack conservatives? Why do you ask this of me then?
I have noticed, however, that their "Attacks on the Democrats" are not attacks on their specific policies and results. When you hear a Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist attack the Democratic Party it is an attack on them for MOVING TOO FAR TO THE CENTER or the RIGHT and beaconing them to return to the left. This is not a real attack. It is a relative attack.
The fact of the matter is that certain operatives within our community are pushing a particular DOGMA rather than pushing for certain results to be brought forth. Any proposal that is out of line with their agenda (ie: School choice) will be shot down as some insidious initiative to undercut the Black community. The people making this case would have a stronger position to make this claim IF they had solid public schools to point to that they were PROTECTING. Instead it is clear that they are protecting the status quo, regardless of the harm that is being done to Black children. Ideology and dogma wins out over the "painful truth on the ground". As long as some external entity can be blamed as the root cause ("Extending The Police Tape From The Crime Scene") they are mentally contented that THEIR ACTIONS are not the cause of this painful truth. Thus the cycle continues.
Worse yet the bulk of their time is focused on tearing down people WHO DON'T HAVE POWER within their community. The postmortem of the electoral success and failures had by Black politicians spent far more time attacking the Black Republicans, none of which were elected than was spent on the various Black elected official who were elected, reelected or promoted to committee chairmanships as a result of the pummeling the Democrats gave the Republicans. There was near joy at the news that these Black Republicans came crashing down to defeat. Just as the show "News and Notes" proclaimed - it is not just "Black faces" that we should promote for offices - it is Black Progressives who see how government can be used to benefit people.
Once again there are over 10,000 Black elected officials around the country today. I would venture that 99.5% of them are Democrats and a sizable portion of them are PROGRESSIVES. If this two part qualifier is now the standard - why don't you turn you inspection upon those who you have appointed to power to insure that you are PROGRESSING? Some of you are more satisfied with deconstructing your enemies. (the old "you hate your enemies more than you love yourselves" axiom).