Black People Politics : WHY VOTING ALONE CAN NOT AND WILL NOT BE ENOUGH!

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  1. RAPTOR

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    Exerpts from James Clingman's article:
    Blackonomic$: Symbolism without Substance
    —Ferguson to Jena


    ...There are many instances of Black men killed by police with
    impunity. So what’s my point? Well, as I watched the church
    services and listened to the speeches in Ferguson, I eagerly
    awaited the speakers’ solutions. I could have missed it, but I never
    heard a solution that centered on economics. I heard the

    obligatory voting solution, in light of an embarrassing 12
    percent turnout among Black voters, but an “I Voted!”
    sticker will not stop a policeman’s bullet, and voting
    alone will not change our condition in this nation.


    Money runs politics, and when campaign donors are against
    something they will get results from the politicians they support,
    especially when their bottom-line is adversely affected. For
    example, can you imagine Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Coca
    Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, Pepsi Cola CEO Indra Nooyi, NBA
    Commissioner Adam Silver, Nike CEO Mark Parker, McDonald’s
    CEO Donald Thompson, Diageo Liquor’s CEO Ivan Menezes, and
    even Anheuser Busch’s CEO Thomas Santel, standing before
    national media and calling for an end to injustices against Black
    people? Nothing personal against these companies; it’s just as they
    say in war, “collateral damage.” But the damage would stop when
    the folks who run this country speak out....

    http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Perspectives_1/article_101743.shtml
     
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    To the viewing audience:

    Is voting enough?
    If not, what are some ideas
    that could politically work in
    our advantage beyond just voting?
     
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    No, voting isn't enough. As Claude Anderson pointed out, the Asians have more clout in the U.S. than we have, however you can barely name one full blooded Asian politician. But we as Blacks have all these politicians compared to 30 years ago, including a Black president. However we still come last.

    We're going to have to do like the Asians and other groups that come here do and combine our resources and get an economic base, and stop depending on white people. Than we can buy some of these politicians like everybody else do.
     
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    I agree, especially with the building of
    the economic base. How do with drill
    that message into the black collective?

    How do we get that message across
    in the mainstream? Meaningful and
    substantive dialogue, that is.
     
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    Right now, I'm not sure if this can go mainstream with the selling-out, plus the main fact that many wound up dying mysteriously like Dr. Amos Wilson, Steve Cokely and so many others. But on the other hand, like Elijah Muhammad predicted, things will get so bad for Blacks in America that we will have no choice but come together. That day may be coming upon us real soon.

    So how do we drill that message. I say join people like Claude Anderson, Umar Johnson, etc..., and support them financially and on the streets, meanwhile try to bring them together.
     
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    I was listing to a talk show online. A brotha name darren muhammad
    from baltimore, was talking about how the chinese (or maybe the koreans),
    don't protest or aren't in any marches. They just show up at city hall with
    a briefcase full of money and pay politicians for what they want.

    Jamesfrmphilly
    Kemestry,

    If either of you are reading this:
    How do the black collective compete with
    that? How could voting alone offset those
    who make donations to the politicians?

    And anyone else whom I did not name, by all
    means field that question. I am interested in
    your input.
     
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    the enemy speaks





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    What did the enemy say?
     
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    Kemestry,

    You aren't saying the mlk is the enemy, are you?
    Or is this a closed door of this particular reality,
    you do not wanna open and walk into?
     
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