posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 07:42 PM
This is a great observation and so very true. The Affirmative Action programs, Entitlement programs, Fair Housing Acts... are all 'left-wing'
propagated legislation which on face value sought to empower the Black community but in reality did the opposite. Calling it brainwashing is a fair
assumption imo, as they would gain Black votes by campaigning on these ideas, telling them it would help them, when in fact many social scientists
insofar as previous Black leaders vocalized their concerns and dislikes for such ideas.
Malcolm X was one of the stronger voices on this issue, where he carried on the ideology of Marcus Garvey, by stating something to the effect of,
"The most dangerous man to the Negro community is not the openly racist republican man who calls us 'N-words' and seeks to reaffirm segregation and
unequality because I know where he stands on this issue and I can act accordingly, but rather it is the MODERATE, democratic, man who is the most
dangerous to our community, because he will shake our hand in public and tell us he is our friend but behind closed doors he is just as racist as
those southern white men who propagate segregation, he will tell us he is willing to fight for equal rights while he is in public, just to win our
votes, but behind closed doors he does not seek to pass equal rights laws but rather programs that will further oppress our so called 'Negro'
people. I do not support either party, republicans or democrats, because both have intentions on keeping our so called 'Negro' community oppressed,
they only disagree on how that should be done. This is why I fully support the ideas taught to me by the Honorable Elijah Mohammed, which call for
complete segregation between our races and call for our so called 'Negro' people to receive land of our own to educate and govern ourselves."
Later on Malcolm X came to the realization that the ideology of segregation which Elijah Mohammed taught him, was not only unrealistic but may not be
what is best for the Black community so he seperated himself from that ideology and eventually began to share a more similar ideology to that of Dr.
King's, which called for equal rights, although he still advocated the theory that the Black community needed to protect and defend themselves "by
any means necessary".
After Malcolm X and Dr. King were assassinated, many Black leaders (like Jesse Jackson) became afraid and fearful of falling to the same fate, so they
too became Moderates. Another reason for the more moderate vision of many later Black leaders was the fact that equal rights legislation had been
passed and many of them felt they no longer needed to be so vocally angry and concerned. The few that did continue to have strong and unfearful
opinions, like Huey Newton, were also assassinated, which only further quieted their voices and soon the masses of Black's began to look to the
Democratic leaders, who were propagating all these so called 'helpful' programs, for guidance and leadership. They were in fact, like you said,
tricked or brainwashed, and for the most part still are, although many have just lost all faith in either party and choose not to vote at all.
There is a real need for new leadership like we saw in the Dr. King's, Malcolm X's, Huey Newton's, those who are not afraid to take a bullet or
meet their early death, who do not place the worth of their own lives over others, but rather view their message and vision as the most important
thing. And this need is not just for the Black community, the White community insofar as America as a whole is in dire need of such leadership. This
is why so many of us were so excited and relieved when Obama showed up on the scene. He too voiced strong opinions and to some degree still does, but
his actions are that more so of a Moderate's than that of a revolutionary's and this disappoints many of us, rightfully so. He is like an extremely
passive Dr. King, which Malcolm X would probably say is not even possible:lol, and would rather join hands and sing kumbahya with his fellow white
(corrupt and greedy) democrats than put his foot down, voice strong opinions, and willingly put himself in a position where he may have to take a
bullet in order to create REAL CHANGE, like Dr. King actually did.
That's why these coming elections are going to be very hard for me to decide what to do, is not voting actually a reasonable option? Maybe.