Monday, November 16, 2009

Black Politics In America

I often read different points of views from people in the blogspots on the internet.
There seem to be an overall view that all politics for Black people is liberal and Democratic.
I beg to differ with that point of view simply because I look back over my life time for proof that liberal and democratic has been helpful to black people.
I believe that liberal and democratic has been more harmful then helpful,because the only thing I see we have gotten is a fish.
We(black folk) need to learn how to fish for ourselves.
We need to stop waiting on politicans to throw us some crumbs.

1 comment:

Jack Jodell said...

Liberal Democrats in the past 30 years have indeed failed the black community by taking them for granted and turning many into wards of the state with welfare systems that actually penalize incentive. But in that same time they have also failed white, Hispanic, and Asian workers, too, by going "Republican Lite" and allowing Presidents since Reagan to clobber unions and strengthen corporations. The end result has been the loss of millions of good paying American jobs to cheap foreign labor markets outside our borders, and frozen or declining wages here. Meanwhile, corporate CEO salaries have shot through the roof, and that's just not right.

It was blacks and liberal white Democrats who fought for and even gave their lives for civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s. Conservative white sothern Democrats and conservative Republicans fought that movement tooth and nail. Mark my words, sir: today's conservative GOP will NEVER do anything for people of color or for workers. That faction never has and it never will. They, like too many of today's "blue dog" Democrats, have been bought out by big money and simply do not understand or care about the wants and needs of everyday working people and minorities. If and when progressive and liberal Democrats ever regain their guts and start fighting the good fight like they did in the 1960s-early 1970s, then we'll once again see some positive action for someone other than rich people, and believe you me, I am fighting for and anxiously awaiting that day! This country cannot thrive with white pitted against black, or working people held down just scraping by. Does that make sense to you?