(Use 'em, Abuse 'em & Lose 'em Politics)
You'll forgive me if I'm not particularly sanguine about politics in this country.
Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas (his 'burn' is coming) and Condoleeza Rice (so's her 'turn') are four prime examples of Black Folk who have carved out for themselves the dubious distinction of serving Massa' for crumbs - of course until Massa' decides he has no further use for them.
What's amazing to me is that they, these seemingly highly intelligent BlackFolk, apparently haven't learned that "service in the service of the Devil is no service at all," and "lie down with (war)dogs; get up with fleas,"and that the sell-out nature of what they do in that 'service,' - "We sick Boss?" - leaves a decidedly foul stench in the nostrils of good people who own a conscience.
Surely, the scary lessons of the
I have a healthy disrespect for 'the compleat' politician - all the while being an optimist, hoping against hope that some capable well-spoken Black individual who's playing the U.S.A. high-stakes dirty games of politics will be able to emerge, despite the usual backroom shenanigans, to 'do the right (not the 'white') thing for BlackFolk in this color-riven country.
I have long since realized that all that sounds great ain't great and that some of the most gilded tongues are in the mouths of absolute scalawags and scoundrels whose primary concern and activities are only for self-aggrandizement, with the 'people' taking the hindmost.
However, I am not so desperately in need of finding a 'Black Leader/Savior' that I don't always keep up front in my mind - as I see/hear white 'mainstream' media extolling Barack Obama as 'the best thing since whitebread' - that every Black Brother is not a Black Brother and especially one who prates about 'We need to protect our interests in Iraq.'
Who we, fool?
It's NOT "has went!" It's "has gone!" AWK!
It's NOT "documenary" Ayo Harrington! It's "documentary!" DOUBLE AW