As I listen to "you all" and read your works (who are 'you all'? - Black Progressive Fundamentalists purporting to be representing and protecting the interests of the Black Community ) I gain a better picture of the "grievance glasses" that you wear.
The "Establishment Power Repudiation" scheme that you run is based upon your "boil the ocean" mental construct that your viewpoint triggers upon you. It is profitable for you to ignore the tremendous success you have amassed in "Keeping Black People Congregationally Unified" - successfully translating our grievances into political power for your "Black Racial Services Machine" and your "Progressive Joint Venture" - than it is for you to dare to break ranks and demand from what you have been encamped withing: WHERE IS OUR BLACK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THAT YOU PROMISED?
ONE WHITE MAN has the POWER to do something that justifies your shift in the Conscious Attention of the Black Community - outward to this latest threat - rather than INWARD - as someone checks to see if the LOOT is still in the vault that you were allowed to guard - per the popular mandate that you have orchestrated.
Despite the fact that an estimated more than 2,000 Black homicide victims nationally have been transacted in the 3 months since Trayvon Martin's untimely death (assuming a base of 9,000 Black homicides per year) - when your own conscious awareness about the condition of your community DOES NOT mandate that you stand up as a manager, but your mandate for "congregational unity" makes rhetorical activism more popular - the denial that the machine that you have invested in with the promises of safer communities achieves yet another escape in accountability for the shortfall in returns on investments.
In Cheryl "Jill Tubman" Contee's article one need only enumerate the targets contained in order to understand the REAL source of her angst:
- The Hoodie as a symbol
- (right-wing) Supporters of George Zimerman
- Bill O'Reilly / Fox News / News Corp
- Racial Profiling
- Wall Street vs Silicon Valley
- Right-leaning bloggers
- Police "Stop And Frisk" policies (ironically adopted to enforce local gun control laws)
I would be remiss if I failed to note that Ms Contee's grievances were published on "The Grio.com" - MSNBC's (NBCUniversal Media, LLC's) farm team for "Black (Progressive) Thoughts" in its high profile fight against News Corp. Indeed "Black Thought" has been ensnared into an ideological, corporatized battle - akin to the "Malcolm X Political Football Game" that we were warned about in the 1960's by the great visionary voice who is the namesake of the game.
The challenge in collating Ms Contee's arguments with the actual facts on the street of Black America - is that she and those who argue using these same tactics are forced to use INDICTMENTS rather than statistic fact - regarding "What Ails The Negro Community Today".
When your agenda centrally involves using INDICTMENTS to retain the 'congregational unity' among Black people the dual mandates are:
- "Keep Your External Enemy On Trial" in order to emote the strongest response
- Use know INDICTMENTS that trigger known responses among the congregation - with a commitment to fact based data as a threat to this agenda
But wait!!! Note the contradiction.
When they sense that Black people are being verbally attacked by
Incompetency In Human Resource Governance And Development
The reduction of either Trayvon Martin or Mark Zuckerberg to a cotton garment, sewed in Indonesia is preposterous. (Note - I just went to the clothes closet - got one of my sweatshirts and obtained the 'Country Of Origin' labeling)
While both of these men are "100% Equal" - Mark Zuckerberg's perceived value comes from a capitalistic that is valued by the markets at $100,000,000,000.
More important than the retention of any dress codes within the wing tipped shoe wearing investment banker meetings that Zuckerberg attended is the knowledge that by committing a portion of his own portfolio dollars into the stock fund that is "FaceBook Inc" would look favorable to the banker's own financial interests and that of his firm. As such the dress becomes irrelevant - NOT the relevant point that Ms Contee seeks to make it.
(Early on in my career a sales manager joked to the team - "If an ax murderer came in and helped me blow out my numbers...............I would use a part of my commissions to buy him more axes").
As we ponder the value of what PURPORTS ITSELF TO BE "Black Interest Social Media" - those who have no knowledge of "Opportunity Costs" can't bring themselves to do the "Dark Matter Analysis" - thus observing the tremendous amount of squandered "Black Development Hours" that have transpired using this tool called "Internet Communications".
Think about it - the very same Wall Street trader who is firmly in "The 1%" makes use of the very same Microsoft Windows operating system, CPU, keyboard and LCD screen as YOU DO - except his computer is plugged into a "special network" that has her efforts functionally upholding a SYSTEM that produces VALUE that attracts capital from broad masses around the world.
FaceBook itself makes no "products". Its "products" are the content that YOU have uploaded. Its value is seen in its ability to FORGE COMMUNITIES among the 900 million people around the world that have a log in account to the service.
The storage of this valuable content attracts millions and millions of Black Americans to invest their TIME on FaceBook (and other social media services) - thus triggering advertisers seeking to attract eyeballs to their products to hand FaceBook Inc - millions and millions of dollars in ad spending.
The moral of the story is - even though YOU do not recognize the value of your UNIT HOUR OF TIME - beyond the "Living Wage" that you demand from your prospective employer - social media sites like FaceBook, MySpace and others don't have to go to YOU to recognize your SELF-WORTH - they go to the advertisers who know HOW YOU THINK. (See the WVEE "Car And Bike Show Featuring 'Birdman's $8 Million Car' " - Loan Officers Will Be On Hand To See If You Qualify For One Of Your Own).
The Propaganda Platform INTO The Black Community
I have no problem laying out MY AGENDA.
Nothing short of a mass walkout by "Paid Blacks" from their propaganda media positions meant to perpetuate the "Black Conscious Attention Filibuster" that is at hand.
Those who stay employed by their corporate propaganda media maters - per their free speech and voluntary employment rights - will be necessarily trapped within the DEFENSE FILTERS that are erected at the "cell walls" of the Black Community Consciousness Nucleus - preventing an "agreeable Black Face" to lull our people into tailgating.
Some people are more comfortable looking past the FOOLISHNESS that actually compels Black people to FOLLOW ALONG with the CONGREGATION yet get "OFFENDED" by ME - dismissing me as a "Self Hating Negro".
But for this blog - I would turn VIOLENT (Like "The Occupation") in seeing and hearing what I observe fed to Black people by Embedded Confidence Men who MOLEST our "Black Community Development Consciousness".
The lack of INFRASTRUCTURE by which to develop our people also means the lack of CONTROLS - allowing these Embedded Confidence Men to DO WHAT THEY DAMNED WELL PLEASE - as long as the people approve of it - per their PRESENT CONSCIOUSNESS.
The grand flaw of this strategy is that there is no will to BUILD UP A BETTER CONSCIOUSNESS among Black people - that will affirm our growth as a people, ensuring that we have institutions to lean upon when this present corrupt system collapses in insolvency (and the executives at MSNBC who valued "The Black Vote" as a tool in fighting their Conservative Wolf enemies - now have no need for you)
If the Black Community does not find a way to RETAIN ITS OWN VOICE, providing INSTRUCTION to its representation rather than allowing them to RILE YOU UP for the next POLITICAL BATTLE in the "Malcolm X Political Football Game" - you must accept that - when YOU HAD THE CHOICE to go free - defending your interests against corrupt marauders - YOU chose to be a comfortable consumer - agreeing to punt your grievances down the road, into the next American election - rather than stopping the shrinkage from the shoplifters who are in your storehouse.