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November 30, 2012

Blacks Can’t Wait On the President

Filed under: Uncategorized — William Jackson @ 12:17 am

Blacks Can’t Wait On the President

Where do we go after the second election of
President Barack Obama?

I want it to be known, that I’m proud to have Barack Obama
as the President of the United States of America. I’m proud
of his ability to lead and to be a role model. That being
said, Blacks Cannot Wait on President Obama to make things
better for them.
President Obama has written another historic chapter in
American history. The shift of cultural acceptance has
happened in the political spectrum of this country. The
people have spoken from all walks of life, genders and
lifestyles. This will be the second term for President
Obama’s administration and his family.

It should be known that even though America still has a
Black President the House of Representatives and Congress
may still be controlled by Republicans. This will make
another four (4) years a challenge to make continued
progressive change in our country. The reality is there
is still prejudice and racism in America, not in the gross
levels that the news media attempts to show. If racism
was so bad I do not believe that President Obama would
be our President for another four years, voting creates
change. This shows that even the media must be
scrutinized for their political views and the influence
they try to generate in society.

My direction in the blog is: Where do Blacks go
from here?
Where do Blacks go, what direction economically,
educationally and politically should be traveled?
Blacks have the best role model that they could
have, a Black President and truly unmistakably
a Black First Lady in Michelle Obama.
The most powerful Black man in the Free world,
the Commander in Chief of the most technologically
sophisticated and weaponized military in the world.
He is a product of the educational system of the
United States, struggled in school, was bullied,
and not the best student all the time. He shares
this with other students as he speaks at schools
around the country, and takes the time to build
students up to see their potential to become
greater than he.

This is the ultimate role model, one who
acknowledges his flaws and weaknesses and always
works to pull the youth up to pass his
accomplishments in the future. So why are too
many Blacks still caught in mental and emotional
slavery claiming there are no good role models?
Even Jacksonville, Florida has a great role model
in Mayor Alvin Brown, he is visible in the
community, supportive of public education and
sets a good example as a father, husband,
community activist and supporter of progressive
growth for all people, but Blacks should see
him as a guide to the importance of education
and self improvement.

Similar actions and events took place in1964,
Cleveland OH in a different venue, but with
the same challenges for Blacks. What has
happened to The Negro Revolt and Where Do We
Go From Here? or What Next?
This was stated by Malcolm X, the same person
who went through a transformation from thug,
hustler, drug dealer, gambler and other societal
deviations to a man that educated himself,
became a father, leader and role model. Don’t
look down on this man, because some of our
politicians, priests, preachers, bishops and
even educators have past lives that may remain
hidden from us. Malcolm X statement that,
“In my little humble way of understanding it,
it points toward either the ballot or the bullet.”

This reference is addressing the political situation
of Blacks during the turbulent times of the sixties
and seems to be present in the 21st century.

During the sixties there was no Barack Obama making
eloquent, intellectual and moving speeches there
was Adam Clayton Powell Minister Abyssinian Baptist
Church in New York, Dr. Martin Luther King, Atlanta,
Georgia, Asa Philip Randolph, Jacksonville, Florida,
Civil Rights Activist, Rutledge Pearson, Jacksonville,
Florida Civil Rights Activist and Reverend Galamison
Minister in New York involved in the school boycotts
to eliminate segregated education.
These were real people with dedication and a vision
to make progressive change to benefit Blacks. Their
legacy will live, but too many Blacks have forgotten
them. There have always been role models for Black men
and women, but truth be told Blacks must take
responsibility and accountability to make progressive
change by unifying. Making a commitment that needs to
last beyond protests, religious radicalism, songs,
dance, videos, raps and pledges.
The commitment that lasts beyond the doors of churches
on Sunday mornings designed to make Blacks “feel good”
and accept their plight of second class citizens,
diminishing political power, and dwindling economic
development.

Where do Blacks go now that the jubilation and
excitement is over?
The time to work is now, the time to establish a
vision and mission is now. Civic and community problems
still are alive and well, in order to solve these
challenges it will take the collective wills and hard
work that was found during the 50’s to 80’s. That self
determination seems to have died; evaporated even as
the lyrics of “We Shall Over Come” have evaporated from
the minds of millions of Blacks because of their
perceived freedoms that are as transparent as their
abilities to seek to improve themselves.
Satisfied in too many cases to live month to month
on welfare, food stamps and a third class education.
Complaining because they are so use to getting a third
class handout that their cries seem to sound like the
cries of slaves that accepted their servitude with
exuberance and satisfaction.

The comments by Malcolm X rings truthful even in the
21st century, “it’s time for us to submerge our
differences and realize that it is best for us to
first see that we have the same problem, a common
problem, a problem that will make you catch hell.”

Our so called Black political leaders complain,
blame, degrade and demean President Obama, but my
question is after all these years, why have THEY
not motivated Blacks to improve their lives
instead of blaming President Obama? Why are they
not visiting inner city schools, homeless shelters,
welfare lines, food stamp facilities to work to
give a hand up not lip service and empty promises?
How can our religious leaders lay claim to being
like Jesus or disciples when they tear down
President Obama, lyrically damning him just as
Judas Iscariot sold out Jesus for 30 pieces of
gold? President Obama is not Jesus, but he represents
our country to the world. He should be respected,
held accountable, but not openly disrespected.
Why wait for a Black man that is supposed to be the
President of the United States, not the President
of just Blacks. Many people will disagree with me,
but that is the beauty of living in the nation of
freedoms, we can agree to disagree and not be jailed,
beaten or killed.

Self proclaimed intellectuals, talk show hosts,
entertainers and others make demands and threats
to the President, they sound just as the others
that are a lighter shade and from European heritage
that openly disrespect and ridicule the man and the
Office of the Presidency. What have their past
contributions been to support education,
entrepreneurialism, racial equality, homeless children,
veterans suffering from combat fatigue, single mothers
and the other social ills destroying Black families?

I agree that President Obama must be held accountable,
but he cannot cure all the social ills that plague
Blacks. Just as our economy was destroyed by someone
else, Blacks have allowed themselves to be castrated
physically, psychologically, economically and
educationally by blaming others for their inaction,
inattention, and ignorance. If you do not believe me,
look at our inactive parents that refuse to come to
parent-teacher conferences, look at the lack of
support for school PTO’s, School Advisory Councils
that need parents to participate and support, and
listen to the excuses that drown out the cries of
screaming babies as girls lay on their backs and
make babies, but refuse to respect teachers and
learn to read to improve their lives first before
spreading their legs to become impregnated and
again spreading the same legs to give birth to
illegitimate children.
The cycle continues each generation, becoming a
slave to welfare and drowning deeper in Hellfare
and poverty.

Too many Black boys would rather rap, dance,
be comedians and sag than engage in learning.
They bully their peers that want to be intellectuals,
scholars, scientists, educators, politicians. Too
many Black young men would rather be hard and
ignorant instead of educated and empowered.

Anthony Butler, Jr, Founder of E3 Business Group
displays a unique change during his transformation
in his unique presentation that shows how you can
grow from thug to entrepreneurial.
This empowering presentation should be seen by
all Black youth, Accuse Yourself of Success!
http://e3businessgroup.com/

Malcolm X made a profound statement that we
all catch hell, ”whether you’re educated or
illiterate, whether you live on the boulevard
or in the alley, you’re going to catch hell.”
“We’re all in the same boat and we all are
going to catch the same hell.”
The idea is “If we have differences, let us differ
in the closet; when we come out in front, let us
not have anything to argue about until we finish
making progressive and lasting changes in Black
people. There seems to be a complacency and
acceptance to being third class citizens. It
should not take the death of Trayvon Martin
or any more young Black men or women to unify
people against injustices in the criminal
system and self hatred in our communities.
It should not take the threat of cutting welfare,
diminishing of food stamps and elimination of
governmental handouts for Blacks to finally
get they need an education, skills and the
ability to support themselves in good times
and bad. Are Blacks like the Hebrews wondering
the desert until several generations die
before God can use them?
It that to be our legacy for the next centuries?

Blacks Can’t Wait On the President
The President has made numerous speeches to what
end? Blacks have to WANT to change, WANT to work
to be better, WANT to have political and economic
equality. Until then Blacks will be politically,
economically and educationally weak and ignored.
Blaming others even those they elect to fix social
challenges that are decades old. Change can only
come from within, when Blacks are tired of being
beaten into economic slavery of poverty, the
slavery of psychological ignorance of accepting
failure in schools, enjoying the self destruction
of drugs, the visual slavery of music videos that
glorify free sex, cultural violence, the slavery
of producing children that are born into ignorance
and taught ignorance, will learn ignorance and
stay ignorant until they are jailed or killed.
If you are angry good, go out and volunteer at
a soup kitchen, a homeless shelter, the library
to teach people to read. Go to your child’s school
and support teachers not curse them out for trying
to teach your child.
Tutor and mentor a young person, take yourself back
to school for a skill or a degree.
If you cannot do these simple things to better a
better person then you are always a part of the
problem and not part of the solution.
The institution of slavery is still present and
strong, but instead of the fields there is Hellfare,
Drugfare, Sexfare, and denial ending in death and
destruction.

Blacks Can’t Wait On The President
They must move forward…..

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