Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 261

00-charlescherry2“Bury the man; continue the plan” – Why doesn’t the Black Christian church get much respect anymore? Because of fearful, egg-sucking, boot-licking, weak-kneed, tight-sphinctered, non-strategic, photo-opportunity ‘leadership.’

Example: That feel-good Charleston, S.C. rally 48 hours after the murders gave “We Shall Overcome” political cover to White politicians like Gov. Nikki Haley who are determined to keep South Carolina – the heart and spine of American White supremacy and the racist Confederacy – in the racial Stone Ages.

Nine Black folks weren’t in the ground yet. Real leadership would have let state leadership sweat, and made REAL DEMANDS of them. Yet Negro preachers held hands in an AFRICAN Methodist Episcopal church, and gave White South Carolina POLITICIANS comfort and support they have done NOTHING to deserve? BLASPHEMY!

MLK didn’t hold hands and sing “We Shall Overcome” with Alabama’s governor after four Black girls were murdered in Birmingham. And when he eulogized those girls, he called the racist Dixiecrats out.

You want to memorialize “the Charleston 9?” Move the Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s agenda forward.

Fund S.C.’s deplorable public schools. Expand Obamacare. Address Black folks’ disproportionate pain in the state…

Gay marriage – Bro. Prez sent a tweet that “#lovewins.” My Christian friends believe that Jesus will be here by month’s end, since the end is near.

Maybe. But I see things differently. This is a stunning lesson in focused political and economic power; Black people, take note.

Whether you are for or against gay marriage, the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgendered community has been relentless in pushing its agenda everywhere and through multiple presidential administrations and Congressional iterations. They never rested on small victories. They agitated Obama even when he supported them. (“Great job, Barack! Here’s what we need you to do next…or else.”)

Last week, a LGBT activist even heckled Bro. Prez in the White House – something for which any Black activist would be shamed and shunned (see Cornel West.)

THAT is how it’s done. “No permanent friends, no permanent enemies; just permanent interests.” El hajj Malik el Shabazz (Malcolm X)…

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