At my most generous, I tend to craft my topics for Sunday Soliloquy with an eye toward sharing some aspect of my past with the dilemmas of my political and social present. This week, I am not so sure I will do a good job. The last several days have been all about myself and other black people arguing about my not being a Democrat. Yep, race again and and again and again.
Liberal Democrat, African American Male:
“…The African-American snobs are the asswipes constantly taking shots at the president so they could get kudos from the real elite. The rich white man!… [Afrocity] Don’t be fooled by the constant head pats that you are getting from these white boys. They get off on black self hate and you are only feeding in to it. It’s truly embarrassing sister…You are on the other hand a disgrace to the “Afrocity” name that you adopted for yourself. You should change it to Eurocity or wannabe Eurocity…While I think they are both retarded it’s your right.
What I take umbrage with is the manner in which a mere 10 percent of black folks feel the need to take shots at the 90 percent that don’t think and act like them. We are either elitist or lower class. No in-between. Only black people that don’t know black people think like that.
Your verbiage is not even your own. It’s that of white folks who are equally as ignorant to black culture therefore you are a blind person being lead by a Seeing Eye dog with no vision. Your posts are disgusting to everyone outside of those with a racist mentality….I will have to think of one to label you and the rest of the wayward 10 percent.”
Ooops. I’ ve gone and lost my blackness again. Where did it go? I am a racist too. Now, according to this brutha, I can no longer call myself Afrocity. The statement above is self-explanatory when it comes to illustrating how African Americans place restrictions on one another in terms of political freedom. On the blackness radar, the bias is in favor of black Democrats. Anything else, is an imitation.
We are coming out of the worst presidency of possibly all time who was a conservative. You really have NO moral ground to stand on and criticize or teach (LOL). You should instead criticize and teach the folks who thought it was prudent to give Bush another 4 years. I don’t credit any ideology for black success and I don’t place blame on any ideology for black failure. I’m free and independent in my thoughts and actions so when you talk that liberals this and liberals that you lose me and only prove that you live in a box. I am big enough to know that all people have good and bad ideas and good and bad intentions. And don’t misunderstand my disdain for the manner in which Afrocity and other mis guided black folks diss black America for hate.
When have I ever said that I hated black America? And when did I ever say that I voted for George W. Bush? I did not either time. I abstained from voting in the 2004 election because I found Bush and Kerry both unfitting for the job.
It always amazes me how liberals derive such pleasure in being anti-racist and inclusive of all viewpoints, yet they are shockingly narrow minded when it comes to tolerating others. Admit that I am pro-choice among conservatives and we will have a discussion. Admit that I voted for McCain in a room full of liberals and I become target practice for name calling. Within an eye’s blink I became the guy who shot Dr. Tiller and a KKK member all rolled into one.
Female Black Obama supporter:
…Even American Jews vote Democrat Lawd!. Who wants to be insulted because of race or religion? Today’s Democrats are your 1960s Republicans and todays Republicans are your 1960s Southern Dixiecrats RACISTS. They are almost becoming the Whig party because they cannot articulate any clear message and minorities they dislike do not trust them either…Finally it is erroneous to link Black failures to liberal cities whatever that is, without mentioning events such as crack cocaine that began under Reagan; dumping of guns in Black ghettos as a means to dispose war weapons but also create unruliness; high incarceration of Black men that began in the 80s (Reagan); etc…Afrocity your question about what have Democrats done for Black people is like asking what have Republicans done for White people. I am not following your reasoning or logic. Black people do not like Republicans because of the Southern Strategy and embracing racist elements boldly, and Neither do Jews because of their religion and anti-Jewish behavior by religious right Christians…White poor Republicans blame minorities for not succeeding i.e. affirmative action, anti immigration. It is easier to find a “boogey man” for your problems. Unfortunately politically civil rights and those that opposed truly believe it is the cause of their problems lol!. … “
There was so much there. Where to begin? My critic’s statement implies that Democrats cannot be racists, or sexist or anti-Semitic. Remember Jesse Jackson and his 1984 “Hymietown” comment? Remember what the Democrats did to Hillary Clinton when she ran against Barack Obama? Remember when the liberal feminists rallied behind Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal? Any woman became a bimbo, Hillary Clinton was a racist. Blacks could say derogatory things about Jews and whites…and get away with it.
Black conservatives live routinely with having their racial loyalty called into question. As an aside, I really could not care less about who other blacks vote for. If 90% are Democrats so be it. The same goes for Jewish Democrats. What does my critic’s statement allude to? That blacks should support the Democratic Party because Jews do… and blacks and Jews are alike because????
Fine, I will take my hits from African Americans. But do not think that my being a black Republican, erases my past as a black Democrat.
Clearly I remember being called a “black bitch” by my Bill Clinton loving college friend. If we want to focus on racism and sexism and wrong doings against protected classes, it is ignorant and unproductive to only look at people in one political party.
Take Amy Bishop, the University of Alabama professor who shot her fellow colleagues to death. Did you know that most of her victims were all of minorities? People of color, and she was reportedly an Obama supporter. Obsessed with Barry, a Kool Aid Snorter. So does that make her untarnished when it comes to accusations of racism? Or was she just crazy?
The possibility of Dr. Bishop being a racist never surfaced. She supported Obama so how could she be racist? However Afrocity is self loathing and anti-black racist . The mainstream media gave Dr. Bishop a pass as they were all too busy in their attempt to create a Tea Bagger out of Mr. I flew a plane into an IRS office Stack” .
My questions concerning the Democrats considerable achievements in regards to advancing Black Americans especially urban dwellers are quite harmless. I was born and raised in Chicago, a liberal haven. We experienced white flight here, redlining, blockbusting, youth violence. Why? This city has been run by Democrats for generations. I see virtually little if any significant improvement in the socio-economic patterns of African Americans in this city or Detroit which is also ruled by Democrats.
I simply posited that Chicago may be a model for looking at how liberals have all of the power, yet no control over the situation of violence and poverty, despair that many protected classes experience here.
Ronald Reagan never drove me to do crack or hold a gun. I never saw a corner store robbed because some pitiful urban youth felt the burden of white rich Republicans willing him to be unsuccessful. If liberals rule Chicago, then why is it so unsuccessful at doing what liberals claim to do best, which is uplifting the underdog?
I am more than willing to enter a substantive dialog with my fellow African Americans about the behaviors and motivations behind each political party- even the Tea Party. However, until the every Republican is a racist and every black conservative is an Uncle Tom meme is dropped, we cannot continue.
Autographed Letter Signed,