But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions.
~ Justice Clarence Thomas
It goes without saying, that a profound hatred of African people … sits at the center of American civilization.
~ Cornel West
About a month ago I wrote a column, “Cornel West and Clarence Thomas,” that was a comparative analysis of these well-known intellectuals’ diametrical worldviews – liberalism, or what West calls himself, a “non-Marxist socialist” vs. Thomas’ conservatism out of the Judeo-Christian tradition of intellectual thought. In that piece I tried to offer some reasons why, despite his radicalism, incredulously professor West is such a beloved figure in the black community.
A few weeks ago, I got a lovely correspondence from Joyce Anderson, a dear lady I used to attend church with 30 years ago. In her e-mail to me, she (a white person) expressed frustration at trying to explain to Barbara (a black woman): 1) Why I am a conservative, and 2) Why black people should not vote as a bloc for Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election of 2008.
Regarding question No. 1, I addressed in an earlier column. Question No. 2 will be addressed in this column.
I believe the answer lies somewhere within the lines of the head quotes cited above by Thomas and West. In this epic battle of ideas fought between metaphysical powers and mankind since antiquity, the seminal question arises – Identity Politics vs. Principle? – Tribalism vs. Truth?
Like Old Testament Israel, who in its early history was divided into 12 tribes, the biblical narrative during this turbulent period was virtually always characterized by irrational wars, apostasy, petty infighting and tribal rivalries.
Before the Golden Age of the United Kingdom Period that gave Israel her first three kings, Saul, David and Solomon, there were the Dark Ages of Judges 17:6 – “In those days there was no king in Israel. Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”
Tribalism is incompatible with a republic.
Using Detroit, the city of my birth, as a paradigm of the apocalyptic disaster of black people voting for 75 years against their own vested interests, I find myself coming back to the prescient words of Clarence Thomas: “But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions.“
Thomas’ logic here is irrefutable and thus is ignored by black elites, white liberal academics, progressive intellectuals and the propaganda press. The veracity of his statement can be applied with equal authority to voting patterns by blacks since FDR formed his bulletproof coalition in 1932, which won him a record four presidential elections.
Since the 1967 riots, Detroit has steadily devolved from a cosmopolitan, dynamic city representing people of all political, intellectual, racial and ethnic groups, into a balkanized, racially gentrified and intellectually monolithic city of liberal Democrats, victimized by all the ills affecting big cities across America where large concentrations of black people tend to live. Yet, Clarence Thomas says, “I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions.“
Detroit, a city of churches where as a youth I remember counting five different churches in one block; a city that has more churches per capita than perhaps any other city on the planet. Yet, the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit, relying on primitive, tribal group-think are allied with Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a delusional psychopath whose lewd and thuggish behavior has already cost this cash-strapped city perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars in legal judgments, unused state tax dollars, canceled convention business and other potential businesses and existing black residents choosing to relocate to other cities and states with less “baby mama drama.” Yet, Clarence Thomas says, “I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions.“
Detroit, a city that, contrary to the recent jokes by comedian Jay Leno, has its major boulevards studded with magnificent Victorian-era mansions – homes to once-viable business – law firms, antique shops and four-star restaurants. Dwellings that are now being auctioned off at foreclosure sales for pennies on the dollar, except one Victorian mansion that houses Planned Parenthood headquarters at 8325 E. Jefferson Ave. Business is booming for this venal organization hell-bent on black genocide. Yet, I hear the words of Clarence Thomas, “I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions.“
I ask you, dear reader, why do black people vote against their own vested interests? Perhaps the answer can be found in the words of Clarence Thomas’ antagonist – Princeton professor of African-American Studies and Religion, Cornel West. West contends that “a profound hatred of African people … sits at the center of American civilization.”
West’s conventional view, shared by many black people, has blinded them to the virulent racism and idiocy of Barack Obama’s minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who ranted: “We [America] started the AIDS virus. … We are only able to maintain our level of living by making sure that Third World people live in grinding poverty. …”
This is the very idea Sister Anderson was trying to disabuse Barbara from holding by urging blacks to vote as a bloc for Obama, a politician with a more extreme liberal voting record than even Teddy Kennedy, Patrick Leahy, Hillary Rodham Clinton or any U.S. senator in modern times.
West’s analysis purposely ignores the apocalyptic nightmare my people daily live under as virtual prisoners in their own cities and towns across America as a result of their Faustian bargain with that diabolical philosophy of liberalism – perverse ideas that in the early 1930s substituted the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob for the slave master god of the Leviathan State. Yet, Clarence Thomas says, “I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions.“
Traversing the neighborhoods of Detroit I would guess that over 90 percent of the residential homes have their windows and doors barred. Detroiters live in a voluntary prison. Even new home construction is gutted by vandals before residents can move in. Many of the neighborhoods look like worn-torn Iraq, the West Bank and the shantytowns of Soweto, South Africa.
Liberalism has utterly decimated my people; nevertheless we keep electing incompetent, socialist liberal hacks like Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. John Dingell, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his mother, Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, to rule over us like lords of the medieval fiefdoms of antiquity or the African tyrants of today. How long, people? How long?! Dingell’s socialism has oppressed us since 1955, and he is going for his record 28th term!
Political and societal redemption will only occur when black people learn to forsake identity politics. Stop voting for skin color (Obama); stop voting for gender (Hillary Clinton); stop serving as a mindless voting bloc for liberal policies that continue to enslave your hopes, your religious faith, your children, your future, and vote for a moral-based political philosophy rooted in the Judeo-Christian traditions of Truth and Liberty.
Stop voting your color and start voting for your interests.
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