Black People Politics : The Black Prophetic Tradition

ogoun

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This is intended to be completely open for all contributions or discussion any one wants to pursue, but always in the spirit of the Black Prophetic Tradition.
I'll start with Cornell West:


part two:


Just for the funk, the theme song
 

Perfection

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But West is an avatar, an adherent---you might say--- of the very power structure he claims to be against.
 

Symbol of America

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Chris Hedges is a well known low life bootlick and a documented fraud and plagiarizer. I can't believe Cornell West didn't call him on that Camden lie. Hey Chris you worthless lying POS if you want Blacks to really believe what you been fronting to be why don't you and Matthew Katz submit to polygraph exams? I was in Philly at a LEOAffairs symposium during the highly visible and heavily media covered CPD/CCPD switch and nobody remembers you being in Camden when we toured that sewer. Not one Black community politician, cop, activist or religious leader even saw hide nor hair of you. Can you explain that? Too much of a coward when Blackwater/Xe Security tried to insert themselves into Camden as a private police force when almost 50% of CPD was fired? You know, the same murdering racist along with Wackenhut/G4S Security who shot dead countless innocent Black Hurricane Katrina victims in NO. No news-bit covering that atrocity huh? Too busy hooking up with Liberal White female Princeton students I guess.
 

ogoun

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Chris Hedges is a well known low life bootlick and a documented fraud and plagiarizer. I can't believe Cornell West didn't call him on that Camden lie. Hey Chris you worthless lying POS if you want Blacks to really believe what you been fronting to be why don't you and Matthew Katz submit to polygraph exams? I was in Philly at a LEOAffairs symposium during the highly visible and heavily media covered CPD/CCPD switch and nobody remembers you being in Camden when we toured that sewer. Not one Black community politician, cop, activist or religious leader even saw hide nor hair of you. Can you explain that? Too much of a coward when Blackwater/Xe Security tried to insert themselves into Camden as a private police force when almost 50% of CPD was fired? You know, the same murdering racist along with Wackenhut/G4S Security who shot dead countless innocent Black Hurricane Katrina victims in NO. No news-bit covering that atrocity huh? Too busy hooking up with Liberal White female Princeton students I guess.
Aw why don't cha tell us how you really feel SOA? lol
 

ogoun

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'the Black Prophetic Tradition' :11200:...what is that ??????
Not sure I can answer that, at least not with any kind of confidence that I could defend any bounds I happen to place on what it means to me.
I admit it's a phrase I pilfered from C. West, weather or not he coined the term I can't say, while his usage of it is rooted in the Christian faith he always seems to encompass a lot more than it excludes. He uses that phrase quite often in his messaging.
I suppose it can mean whatever anyone wants it mean, for me though it speaks to a sense of community, an openness to sharing and forgiving that I feel is seemingly a lost or being lost as part of our Black culture, a sense of oneness or purpose in our collective direction whatever spiritual path individuals happen to tread. Perhaps I am making the mistake that my Brother BP member Eddie Conway warns against in another vid of romanticizing the 60's too much but I remember it as a time of oneness, a time of open doors and open minds in a time of sharing and community, whatever the reality was though I doubt I'd made out of those days without the Black community to save me from the streets.

Any ways Brother that's my poor attempt at 'what is that'.
 

Symbol of America

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Not sure I can answer that, at least not with any kind of confidence that I could defend any bounds I happen to place on what it means to me.
I admit it's a phrase I pilfered from C. West, weather or not he coined the term I can't say, while his usage of it is rooted in the Christian faith he always seems to encompass a lot more than it excludes. He uses that phrase quite often in his messaging.
I suppose it can mean whatever anyone wants it mean, for me though it speaks to a sense of community, an openness to sharing and forgiving that I feel is seemingly a lost or being lost as part of our Black culture, a sense of oneness or purpose in our collective direction whatever spiritual path individuals happen to tread. Perhaps I am making the mistake that my Brother BP member Eddie Conway warns against in another vid of romanticizing the 60's too much but I remember it as a time of oneness, a time of open doors and open minds in a time of sharing and community, whatever the reality was though I doubt I'd made out of those days without the Black community to save me from the streets.

Any ways Brother that's my poor attempt at 'what is that'.
No ogoun that was not a poor attempt on your part. Your analysis of Cornell West and Edward Conway's fiercely accurate albeit highly philosophical assessment of Americas diverse mindset and very fluid cultural traditions was direct frank and earnest to say the least. Best explanatory comment so far. Have a good weekend brother.
 
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