When I hear certain people craft a narrative about how they (their present ideology that they hold) were on the "right side" of history I realize that the claims about how history is a matter of who owns the ink pen and the megaphone upon the people is indeed true.
I have stated several times previously that some people are guilty of "showing pictures of food to the starving" with the hopes that by asking the people to identify their favorite food per their memory of the good times - the present famine will be made easier because "Black people are made HAPPY" by the pictures. They are incompetent AT PRESENT in:
- Planning for a food crop
- Planting a food crop
- Tending to a food crop
- Harvesting a food crop
- Retaining a stable market value for the food commodity
- Distributing the food to the masses efficiently
- Having the PEOPLE who need food, above all else to sustain them to PRIORITIZE their daily acts and preparation for the FUTURE - focused upon ORGANIC PRODUCTION so that as they produce goods and services into the marketplace they receive the means by which they PURCHASE FOOD and other basic necessities
Put me down as being fully confident of my belief that:
- When it comes to modern day Immigration Policy - the Black establishment and their ideological joint-venture partners believes that they will be on the "right side" of history - as those who demand that the borders be defended are the modern day "Fugitive Slave Law" enforcers. Their goal is to "not discriminate" as they know how it feels to be on the receiving end of "discrimination".
- When it comes to the "Labor Struggle" today - those who are experts in history believe that the corporate owners and conservative governors that they stand against today are the forces who commanded the "Pinkerton Union Busters" using violence in the past.
If you take both of these points (and there are even more) and use them to analyze the line of thinking of the people who I speak of - you begin to understand that AS LONG AS THERE IS SOME OTHER AUTHORITY who they can turn to to DEMAND the standard of living that they desire. In doing so they are not forced to face the truth of how THEIR OWN IDEOLOGICAL INSTINCTS are "INORGANIC" - unable to bring to them the desired standard of living IF they were on their own.
The History Of The Labor Movement, Political Activism, Economic Productivity And Black People
I find it interesting to read the words of some people who are going to make sure that they are "the good guys" per their present ideology. You already know what the ending of their narrative is before they commit to putting their views on the table.
If you allow them to tell it the middle class in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Illinois (and others) was created based on UNION ORGANIZING. We should believe that our ancestors from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina vacated the racist "Deep South" because UNIONS had a job waiting for them in the North.
What you will not hear in this sculpted narrative is the evidence of "systematic racism" that was enacted against Black people by these same Labor Unions. The "Davis-Bacon Act" was created to stem the tide of Black migrants from the South who came to the North and undercut the "prevailing wages" that the White dominated labor unions enacted. The NAACP stood against "Davis-Bacon" though to the mid-1970's. They realized that the labor unions that limited the access of Black labor to jobs were against the Black community's best interests.
See Here: Early 1970's Ebony Magazine details the Black Establishment position on the value of labor unions (Not!!) for the Black community
- Brother Peacemaker - Divide And Conquer By Attacking Unions
- Prof Steven Pitts: GOP Attacks On Unions Will Hurt Blacks
- Think Progress - Top 5 Things Unions Have Done For All Americans
- Union Gave Us A Weekend
- Unions Gave Us Fair Wages & Relative Income Equity
- Unions Helped End Child Labor
- Unions Won Widespread Employer-Based Health Coverage
- Unions Spearheaded The Fight For The Family & Medical Leave Act
- The ability to look past the present economic injury faced by the Black community after achieving the status of "Mission Accomplishment" and instead focusing upon the theories that they see as more OVERTLY harming them. They are unable to see how "unintended consequences" are just as harmful.
- The wilful misalignment of the Community Interests. Black people desire a higher standard of living. We get this from the marketplace which allows us to make exchanges. The UNION is indeed intended to use collective bargaining to allow individuals to group their voices together for leverage.
- The point that they fail to see is that when the CONSUMERS OF LABOR vacate the market, partially due to the increased costs due in part to the union - to focus on the glories of the UNION - while being unable to connect with the realities of their present fate in the "Mission Accomplished Cities" that are eroding - shows that they are not interested in THE ENDS. The METHODOLOGY to which their are entrenched to matters more.
They realize that Black people are conditioned to STRUGGLE more than we can turn to a legacy of COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT that has been built up over time - which we can point to.
Score one for the Progressives and the Democrats. When the Black community expresses its GRIEVANCES at the present situation - we are more inclined to latch onto the "Present REPUBLICANS" who are "threatening the vestigies of the unions" than we are to look at WHO HAD CONTROL over the "Commanding Heights" of our community during the immediate past interval and INSPECT THEM.
In summary - don't allow those confidence men who have close proximity to your consciousness walk past the details that are contained within this diagram above.