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Marc Lamont Hill and the Mediocre Negro

January 17th, 2017 | By

Earlier this week on the #FakeNewsNetwork CNN, Marc Lamont Hill said President Elect Donald Trump’s diversity coalition are “a bunch of mediocre negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people.”

The Morehouse College professor also made his feelings on Steve Harvey meeting with Donald Trump very clear…

…my disagreement is the way in which he’s being used by folk like Donald Trump. Again, his intention is just to have a seat at the table. But when you’re at the table, you should have experts at the table. You should have people who can challenge the president at the table. … Because all — because they keep bringing up comedians and actors and athletes to represent black interests is demeaning, it’s disrespectful, and it’s condescending. Bring some people up there with some expertise Donald Trump, don’t just bring up people to entertain.”

For my own sanity, I had to take a trip down memory lane.

In June 2008, Barack Obama refused to meet with the black power brokers in Harlem, which led to Jesse Jackson desperately wishing to “cut his (Obama) nuts out”.

In March 2010, to flex their muscle, the Congressional Black Caucus voted unanimously against an Obama “jobs” bill. They got a meeting…

…he reached out to us because last week the caucus in a show of unity did something unprecedented in quite some time, actually. And that is to stand together to vote against what was called the jobs bill last week. We felt that it was important to highlight the fact that while we understand the crisis that small business is facing, the bill fell woefully short in terms of addressing needs in communities of color to really get people employed.
Rep. Yvette Clarke NY

In August 2011, Congresswoman Maxine Waters was questioned why Obama wasn’t in black communities…

We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired. We’re getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he’s prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is. We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community. We don’t know that.”

In 2012 it was so bad, there was a Change.org petition for President Obama to meet with the CBC.

Congresswoman Marica Fudge (D-OH) who leads the Congressional Black Caucus, (CBC) has asked for a meeting with President Obama since January. The President still has not found time to meet with the CBC, though he seems to find time to meet with every other constituency. True, he has lots on his plate. But is is very disrespectful NOT to have this meeting with a key core constituency, especially one that voted for him at 97 percent. At this point in The Obama Presidency, this is a disgraceful way to treat the duly elected Congressional representatives of his core national African American constituency. National Black Wall Street USA movement joins the call for President Obama to immediately schedule a meeting with The Congressional Black Caucus!

In July 2013, the Congressional Black Caucus FINALLY got another meeting with President Obama. They discussed voting rights, the economy and immigration. However, a follow up meeting wasn’t scheduled.

In August 2014, riots start in Ferguson Mo., the Justice Department is dispatched, and this entire record of disrespect by the first black President towards the Congressional Black Caucus is forgotten. All the CBC wanted was a seat at the table. These are the experts. Right?

The purpose for my trip down memory lane wasn’t to play “hypocrisy gotcha” with Marc Lamont Hill. I wanted to remind the American people, and the CBC, how irrelevant the CBC has been to Barack Obama’s presidency. That reminder is important as John Lewis, Maxine Waters and the rest are championed for standing up to Donald Trump, when he couldn’t even get a meeting with Barack Obama. To paraphrase  Marc Lamont Hill, they (the CBC) couldn’t even get a set at the table and they are the experts.

What’s really funny? On December 14, 2016, I tweeted…

The tweet was commentary on President Elect Donald Trump meeting with football greats Ray Lewis and Jim Brown. I’m guessing these are the “athletes” Marc Lamont Hill finds condescending. I refuse to justify Marc Lamont Hill’s characterization of these men by stating their rags to riches stories. I don’t defend people. I defend ideas and Marc Lamont Hill’s idea of black mediocrity needs to be exposed.

I have been fighting the Republicans and conservatives to include black culture for years. In fact, the entire #DidSheSayThat podcast is a mix of conservative intellect with Hip Hop culture. It’s what I do.

By choosing this path, I have lost my seat at the “conservative intellectual” table. Republicans and conservatives looked at Hip Hop artists as nothing but entertainers. For years I’ve argued they are entrepreneurs, spouses, parents…they came from these Democratic hellholes and they can help get the people out. While my intellect has never been questioned and my conservatism is second to none, my love of Hip Hop and support of its culture only reside on Breitbart.

If you ask an African American Republican or conservative intellectual about me, they would probably label me…mediocre. I don’t use their buzzwords, source their white papers, or talk about the Democrat plantation. I must come to them humbly, acknowledge their years of Republican service and denounce Hip Hop to receive my place at the table. Not happening.

This is not a trait of the Progressive left. This is a trait of the elites in BOTH political parties. President Elect Donald Trump is changing that and I pray the more people like Marc Lamont Hill criticize his outreach, the more he understands it’s working.

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#DSST: 10 Non-Religious Questions to Ask Syrian Refugees

December 10th, 2015 | By

In the wake of Donald Trump’s latest maneuver to steal the media spotlight, I thought I would drop in my 2 cents.

To borrow a line from President Obama…”Denying access to our country based on religion is not who we are.”

To take it a step further…Showing fear in the face of terror by shutting off our boarders from religion is not who we are either. Different religious ideologies meet in America. For the most part, we worship peacefully in churches, synagogues, and mosques in all 50 states. I don’t want to live in a country that let’s ISIS steal that identity.

Now to piss President Obama off…WE PROTECT OUR FREEDOM OF RELIGION WITH OUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. WE DEFEAT RADICAL IDEOLOGY WITH OUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS AND OUR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH…

We don’t need to change who we are to defeat ISIS. If you want to vet the radical elements out…just ask some simple non-religious questions. Of course, they’ll lie when answering but with a good profiler…10 lies should be enough to spot a jihadi.

1. Who is the Great Satan? And who is the Little Satan?

2. Do you believe in throwing homosexuals from the top of building for their sin? Would you bake them a wedding cake?

3. Do you believe in female mutilation to soothe male ego? Can a woman leave the house by herself? Drive?

4. Do you believe beheading the infidel is an appropriate punishment? Drowning in a cage? Exterminating an entire Yazidi population?

5. Do you believe in the Mahdi and do you welcome his return?

6. What do you think should happen to those the draw the Prophet Mohammed? Those that say his name without the blessing?

7. Did the holocaust actually happen? If it did, was it a good or bad thing? Does Israel have the right to exist?

8. Do you think it’s appropriate to dress little boys up like girls and keep them as sex slaves? Is an infidel an appropriate sex slave?

9. Do you believe in honor killings? If so, what offenses are worth murder? Should they only be carried out by a close family member?

10. Why do you want to come to America?

 

Some tips on Profiling…

(from a complete amateur with a hard knock education on how to spot a liar)

1 and 10 are subjective…one might even say, philosophical. Okay, an Elitist Progressive would say philosophical before they started explaining how terror is just a by-product of American imperialism.

To me…they are the truth bread in this profiling sandwich. If the Great Satan is anyone other than the people forcing them to leave their land or die…someone’s spidey senses should go off.

Number 5 is the pickle you didn’t expect…and didn’t really want. As a Christian, it SHOULD be hard to lie about welcoming the return of Jesus Christ. I would bet for someone who believed in the Mahdi…it would be equally as troubling to deny welcoming his return. And that has nothing to do with religion…that’s human nature.

(P.S. If you don’t know who the Mahdi is…do some damn research and get a concealed carry license.)

The other questions are like smoke signals. Their purpose isn’t to spot those coming to America to blow shit up. Those questions highlight the ideological and cultural differences that stand in opposition to WHO WE ARE AS AMERICANS. Forget your religion…if you, as an individual, believe you should kill your daughter for dating an American, you should not be welcomed in America. If you believe your wife is your property and you have the right to brutalize her in any fashion you see fit, you should not be welcomed in America. If you believe sex slaves are permissible…for any reason….you should not be welcomed in America.

YOU WON’T BE HAPPY IN AMERICA. That un-happiness can lead to radicalization and neither one of us wants that. If you want to live in the 13th century…then stay in Syria.

If they answer “I want to come to America to finally experience true Liberty and Freedom”…let them in…with the reminder, WE ARE AN ARMED, FREE SPEECH SOCIETY and we will not change to fit you.

Ben Carson and the Very Bad, No Good, Absolutely Terrible Rap Campaign Ad

November 6th, 2015 | By

Ben, don’t do it. Please don’t do it. Cause one of us goes in and we all go through it. Unless you plan on doing it right.

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson just released a rap video in his campaign’s attempt to win the black vote. Doug Watts, Carson’s campaign spokesman said the goal of the video was to “reach them on a level they appreciate and follow and see if we can attract their consciousness about the election.”

Oh, the Carson campaign garnered some attention from the consciousness of black America. Here are a few headlines…

Oh Good Lord, Ben Carson Has a Rap Song Now

Ben Carson’s Rap Ad is here to ruin your day

Ben Carson made a rap song for the Blacks

As an advocate of mixing conservative principles with the very capitalistic Hip Hop industry, you would think I would cheer Ben Carson’s attempt to widen the base. But if I can be cliché for a moment, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The road to annihilation in Hip Hop is as thin as one bad song. Just ask Cannibus, Ja Rule, or Meek Mill.

If you didn’t catch that last reference, you should not be on Ben Carson’s team giving him advice on how to talk to the black community using Hip Hop as a vehicle. Let me put it in terms Carson’s campaign may understand. It would be like sending Donald Trump into a pediatric brain surgery.

Before I am accused of Ben Carson bashing, he hit the nail on the head…

“reaching out and talking to them in a language that they prefer… and in a cultural format that they appreciate.”

To bring about a renaissance, you need a rebirth of culture and intellect. The Ben Carson ad brought in the culture but it totally forgot the intellect.

Hip Hop is no different than any other capitalist endeavor. A quality product produces greater returns. Ben Carson’s attempt to meld Hip Hop with his campaign would be found in the reduced rack of a Family Dollar. Hell, I’m a conservative and lover of Hip Hop and it made my skin cringe.

There are legitimate ways to accomplish Ben Carson’s goal of using culture and conservative principles to reach the black community. This was not one of them.

 

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