Zion is ultimately an ally in the struggle, not a foe.
Look at the framing of your argument.
You place the argument on the backs of the REPUBLICANS.
Let us talk about THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
The BLACK COMMUNITY is the most reliable DEMOCRATIC constituency. All of this DESPITE the continuing problems in our communities.
Instead of inspecting the REPUBLICANS let us inspect "the Blacks".
IF the Black community which has 100% of all Black majority districts controlled by DEMOCRATS and STILL we have these problems - what possibly can we HOPE FOR in the present course of action at a later date will FIX THIS?
WE ARE NOT 'CONSUMERS' to the Democrats or Republicans. WE NEED TO BE SCIENTISTS, figuring out the SOLUTIONS for our people.
Today, you see a resurgence of the Republicans courting that poor, broken white
man vote with yellowed speeches about how he lost his power in this country
because of someone who does not look like him. Where am I going with this? The
Conservative Republicans are their own worse enemies, and liberals understand
Zion - compare this "faux fear" with the operatives in the Black community WHO'S PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING FROM DIRECT COMPETITION with UNSKILLED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and yet their political leadership has supported the very phenomenon that is eroding their economic position.
Zion - last spring's hail storm in my area has triggered a massive "insurance paid roof replacement" phenomenon. I have seen no less than 20 homes getting new shingles on their roof.
You know what Zion - ALL OF THE WORK CREWS HAVE BEEN HISPANIC.
I am not mad at them!!! I am only showing the state of where things stand.
Did you realize that back in the day it was said that "Black men are the brick masons of America"? When it came to this trade - we came to dominate it.
13 years ago when this subdivision was crafted and 7 years ago when a subdivision next door was build and 2 years ago when the one across the street was built - I SAW NO BLACKS DOING THE BRICK WORK.
What we are seeing is ABSTRACT THEORY in play. Black people LOVE to pretend that we have CLEAN HANDS. We will adopt NO POLICY THAT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST OTHERS, denying them of opportunity.
This is possible, Zion, BECAUSE there is a primary TRANSFERRENCE of the DEMAND FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY upon this nebulous concept known as "THE SYSTEM". Thus when Black Progressives take over a district or city and are thus charged with putting forth an EFFECTIVE economic order - despite their new found POWER - they wilL ALWAYS "expand outward" AND BLAME THE FORCES THAT LEFT THEM rather than making the linkage as to how their ideological loyalities have failed their own interests.
Like it or not the (evil) conservative instinct is to STAKE OUT a plot of land and MANAGE IT toward their own best interests. The positive side of this is that all who are inside of this box receive benefit of their management focus.
The downside of this approach is that if you are "an outsider" seeking to expand the level of 'tolerance' within this box - you are likely marginalized.
Zion - the problem with Black America today IS NOT that we can still be MARGINALIZED and have no legal recourse to fight this.
THE PROBLEM WITH BLACK AMERICA TODAY IS THAT THE PROGRESSIVE THAT DOMINATE OUR DISTRICTS DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE ORGANIC GROWTH FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE and thus they are forced to be on a PERMANENT OUTWARD CHASE in pursuit of POWER so that they will ONE DAY BE SATISFIED.
I think that your linkage between "conservative" and "Republican" is off. One does not need to be a Republican to be a Conservative. It is even more the case that Black Conservatives such as myself do not need to have the Republican Party promoted for our mission to be accomplished. Instead my goal is to push the Democratic Party out of our racial nucleus.
Stop hollering about the racist liberal Democrats. First of all, the Republicans
are the party that originated affirmative action policies, freed slaves, and had
prominent black figures within the party speaking about radical ideas of
empowerment. How the Republican party lost their ace on race to a party that
enslaved, segregated, and hung black folk because they were bored is beyond me.
This is easy Zion.
Once FDR started given GOVERNMENT HAND OUTS the labor class began to switch their loyaltiies to the forces that were giving out "government cheese".
You should use this information to discredit the present "Reparations Movement". While these Racism Chasers seek to extort money out of insurance companies and banks for their "Slave profits" of the past.....they are willing to allow the "Legislative Arm Of The Klan" - the Democratic Party to excape their legacy.
The Colfax Massacre in Louisiana is the first instance in which THE KILLING OF A BLACK MAN had directly lead to the SEATING OF A DEMOCRAT into a legislative seat. I dare ANY Negro to find one Republican in history who took office after shooting a Black man DEAD!!!
Black folk even naturally adhere to Conservative values.
NO WE DON'T!!!!!
Black Folks like to express "faux moral outrage" on certain issues.
When it comes to sticking to these stances WHEN someone throws some resources at our community to "purchase our vote".....these principles are VACATED like an single mother that is otherwise chaste but is in need of rent money. When the quasi-socialists come through with a knot of money in his pants, offering a solution - her problems are solved!!