Hello. My name is Afrocity… Some of you may recognize my screen name from THE CONFLUENCE
I have decided to break out on my own in order to address political and social issues that are of concern to me.
I am a recovering Democrat turned Conservative. I consider myself to be CENTER RIGHT politically.
I am STRAIGHT
I consider myself to be not exactly religious but I am spiritual.
The name of this blog is “Autographed Letter Signed”
I am an archivist, bibliophile, adjunct professor and historian. You can figure the blog name out from there.
I am a 30 something professional who had been a “Good African American Democrat ” all of my life until the election of 2008. Or perhaps I should say the Democratic Primaries of 2007/2008. I was a Hillary Clinton supporter and had waited many years for her to run for POTUS. She was my senator (I was an NYC resident until 2007) and my favorite First Lady. In 2007 I was happy to see the Bush years end, get my Hill in office and become a proud Democrat once again. After sitting out the election of 2004 (I saw both Bush and Kerry as inclined to ineffectiveness) Afrocity was ready to pull that lever.
ALAS, IT WAS NEVER TO BE
SOMEONE PEED IN THE BATHWATER
Obama was elected. It was the straw that broke this donkey’s back.
I will never vote for a Democrat again. My relationship with the DNC has been troubled from the beginning . Much to the dismay of my family and friends I came out as a conservative in 2008. This shift in my political ideology was more complex than I had anticipated. The strongest challenges relate to my gender and ethnicity such as societal perceptions of what makes a good African American feminist. I had to break free of the labels and look at my values not as a Democrat or a Republican, but as Afrocity.
- I believe in the separation of church and state
- I am pro-choice
- I believe in fiscal conservatism
- I support the 2nd amendment
- I support a strong military
- I support energy independence for the US
- I have no opinion on gay marriage. I strongly favor domestic unions.
- I am not in total favor of universal healthcare (sorry liberals).
- I am not in favor of affirmative action
- I would not be opposed to a temporary policy of non-interventionism until the US gets its shit together.
Being pro-choice and African American were the only circumstances that held me prisoner as a Democrat.
My mother once told me that “no self-respecting” Black would ever be a Republican”
She was wrong. It took me years to stand up to her. After she died in 2007, I still felt her in the voting booth with me shaking her head in disbelief when I cast my vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin. Sorry, mom. I love you but country comes before party, before gender, before color.
A political party such as the Democrats have the opportunity to exercise leadership and bring out the best in Americans, instead however, they play Orwellian Animal Farm games by creating a haven for victims and moonbats by creating a bottomfeeder’s all you can eat buffet of identity politics. They are victims more than fools. I saw a man with no experience or talent beyond habitually running for a higher office other than the one he currently holds, nominated for POTUS that was rationalized on the grounds that African American’s were due our “historic moment”. Forget that two women were also invoved. This was Barry the “Anointed One” . Presently pampers” historic moment was short lived and the 98% of African Americans countless women who voted for Obama will never look in the DNC ‘s jackass shaped mirror and see Cinderella. The day after inauguration the golden ticket expired and the chariot turned into a beat up old Nova. The feast was wilted arugula and the reflection showed women and minorities that were just as enslaved as they were before Obama was elected.
This blog is a place for women, men, democrats or conservatives, gay, straight, religious or not. But I will warn you that this is a CONSERVATIVE blog.
It is not a place for Obamabots or Liberal moonbats. NO KOOL AID MOUNTAIN DWELLERS. NO ASSHOLES. NO 9/11 DENIERS
I want nice posters with balls. No sycophants. No name calling.
I love guitars so if you ever want to talk music especially blues or jazz let me know.
We judge here by the content of one’s character and not by the color of his skin, political affiliation, or whether they pee sitting down or standing up.
Now go play nicely in the sandbox.