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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Branded (Election Afterthoughts)

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein
Few adages are as readily available to the American consciousness as the one quoted above. Yet, there are even fewer more frequently forgotten. Nowhere is the tacit rejection of Einstein’s truism more painfully apparent than in America’s urban areas.
Urban areas mired in corruption and collapsing school systems, decaying infrastructures providing fewer and fewer services to a citizenry still expected to pay taxes, inner city denizens clinging maniacally to those failed policies and the leaders who implement them — this particular election cycle provided a rather unique glimpse at the near total perfection of liberal Democrats’ hold on Black voters’ thinking and political actions in the inner cities across the nation. 
What the 2010 midterm elections showed is the “D” in front of a candidate’s name is even more powerful in urban Black consciousness than common sense, reason and even skin color. Despite the fact many of these areas have not elected a conservative official in decades, they seem incapable of surmising it may be a good idea to try something different.
“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” ~ Albert Einstein
The American independent voters (that block of people often responsible for a swing one way or another politically) decided this time the “Change” they voted for in 2008 was far beyond what they expected. So, they swung back the other way this election in even greater numbers than 2008.
Independents are by nature reactionary, a characteristic I find difficult to regard highly myself, yet one I find is at least, to a degree, understandable. This makes the slavish devotion to the Democrat party exhibited by my people more troubling. Why do we continue to hold to a party whose precepts have decimated our communities?
In the races where you had a Black Republican as an alternative to a Black Democrat, or even a Black Republican against a White Democrat, the urban areas still opted for the Democrat. This was the case in Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s race against Republican Isaac Hayes in Illinois as well as the race of California Democrat Laura Richardson, who faced Popular Republican pundit Star Parker. Ms. Parker’s story is truly an inspiration for those seeking to better their situation in life and exactly the image most needed in Compton.
Corruption charges against incumbent politicians seem not to matter, either. Eternal Congressman Charlie Rangel had no trouble brushing aside Michael Faulkner.
Tennessee’s 9th Congressional district Black Republican candidate, successful business woman Charlotte Bergmann, received an anemic 25% of the vote in her race against incumbent White Democrat opponent Steve Cohen, despite a 60% Black population in the district. In fact, it is the states only predominately Black district. It’s not a black thing, it’s a “D” thing.
“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein
To counter Einstein’s faithful adage defining insanity, we find this bromide:
“It doesn’t matter what party is in power, nothing ever changes, all politicians are alike.”
To all those Black Democrats languishing in cities like Detroit, Baltimore and Memphis who employ this banal and wholly unoriginal bit of fluff, I ask; how would you know?
During the slave trade, it was not uncommon for a master to brand his slaves with a hot iron. This served as a constant reminder to the slave he was not his own. This brand ran far deeper than the raised scar it produced. It meant you knew to whom you belonged and you mustn’t entertain any ideas of your station changing.
The modern slave master’s brand is unseen but no less effective. The Democrats say you’ll be free, but not yet. You’ll get your freedom, but it will be a freedom defined by “us”. This is why the Democrats are always reminding you everyone else is racist. They reinforce daily you cannot succeed without them being there to pave the way for you.
In the past, the slave masters employed overseers to make sure the slaves stayed in their places and performed as they were expected. These overseers were charged with disciplining the slaves as well. Frequently, the most zealous of these overseers were themselves slaves — all too willing to keep the order in the slave quarters if it ensured a few extra creature comforts for themselves.
In many cases, these Black overseers reacted more vehemently to Black rebellion than any White overseer. We see this played out today as Black folks become unhinged when someone has the temerity to stray from the Democratic plantation, spewing the very invective they accuse the right of espousing. This is trained behavior; some of the most effective training takes place when the subject is unaware they are being trained.
“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”  ~ Albert Einstein
Of course, as the left explains, their crushing defeat at the polls is due to the “inability” of the hoi poloi to “grasp” the beneficence they have bestowed upon us. The President just “failed to communicate” how successful he and his sycophants have been. It is indeed difficult to explain why ideas that have never worked are still completely ineffectual. “Hope” indeed springs eternal!
At some point, the Black community has to realize it has been flimflammed, or at the very least come to a point were they are willing to consider an alternative to failure. This is what wise, thinking people do in order to extricate themselves from circumstances they are dissatisfied with — unless of course they fail to recognize they are dissatisfied. Then they are simply fools!
Chicago serves as a fairly good example of what I am talking about. President Obama’s former senate seat was lost to a Republican as the President’s former constituents opted for a change of guard. Interestingly, Roland Burris, the only serving Black senator, appointed to replace President Obama, was strongly advised not to seek re-election.
Burris is just one of a string of Black elected officials encouraged to step aside by the President and the Democrat machine — a list that included most notably New York Governor David Paterson and Kendrick Meek of Florida. Meek won the Democratic nomination for the senate fair and square, but was asked to step aside for the White Charlie Crist.
Crist, a former Republican running as an independent, pledged to caucus with the Democrats, which made for a more acceptable choice for the Democrat party than the Black Democrat the people of Florida chose. Meek earned 20% of the votes Tuesday While the usurper Crist garnered 30%. This opened the Door for Republican Marco Rubio to win the election with 49% of the vote.
How well would Meek have done if the Democrat party-backed Crist had not taken 30% of the vote away from him? It seems painfully apparent, at least in the cases of Burris and Meek, the left has an aversion to black senators. You are fine with the Democrat party as long as you are the kind they want — the kind that won’t try to escape the plantation and start believing in their ability to overcome by their own means.
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction." ~ Albert Einstein
The entire constitution of the United States, complete with amendments, fits on a couple of pages in the back of my Webster’s dictionary. The healthcare bill, threatening to burden the nation for generations to come, is thousands of pages long. Does this make sense to you? How long will my people continue to put their faith in government and the Democrat party instead of hard work and God, who was the Founders’ strength?
“For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD; They would none of my counsel, they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.” Proverbs 1:29-31
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