We have been playing a loser's game with the same coin. Our season of discontent merits pithy summations that offer blatant solutions rather than recite the problems. We must fervently pull some from the fires of political impotence and compassionately persuade others to surrender their hostility towards sound economic reason. The Democrat Party has played identity politics to the point that the electorally bankrupt will vote against everything that made their ancestors and themselves free. The Republican Party has played personality politics to the point that, in the midst of the strongest conservative movement in the history of the United States, the White House has classical liberal blacks answering to a former Democrat ally of President Donald John Trump. Even the Congressional Black Caucus has presented a treatise of lobbying points for consideration to the President of the United States. Cricket. Cricket. Yes, I have not heard of a constituency of black conservatives meeting with the President since February 2017. During that one, America was trying to figure out whether one of the Preachers was speaking for, to, or about Chicago Gang Leaders. Remember, Chicago is Home of the Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, and Murder Capital of the Nation. As soon as we figure it all out then, we will be able to do what our Marxists opponents were able to do in June 2017--present an agenda.
So Omarosa keeps a list.
I am quite certain that Democrats April Ryan, Roland Martin, and Pastor Jamal "We Can Co-Exist, Omarosa" Bryant find that welcome news. Maybe Omarosa has a Black Russian listed. Certainly, since she gave up her Black Card or it was forcibly taken by Radio Disc Jockey Al Sharpton because she supported President Trump, that would be grounds for an extensive 18-month investigation into her taxes, real estate holdings and whether Barron Trump was involved in any meetings. I am quite certain that Roland Martin has secretly slipped an email to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz demanding a Bi-Partisn Hearing on whether Omarosa is a racist, Islamaphobe for choosing to meet with a Black Russian and not a White Russian. As well, how much did Russian President Vladimir Putin contribute to her wedding? As the project manager for her wedding, I am certain that she called in all of her overdue chits. Wouldn't want to get fired at the wedding you know!
"We send the cake topping, ehhhhh, you choose the frosting, and you get rid of the sanctions. Ehhhhhhh, it is just that easy. Always remember Omarosa, our Russian proverb: God won't give it away, pigs won't eat it. Ehhhhhhhhh, Congratulations."
So Omarosa keeps a list.
In the jaded world of DC Politics, the real question is, "Who doesn't?" I notice that none are pointing to their investment portfolios. Wouldn't it be great if we were talking about how wealthy Manigault and Lovelace have become since the Trump Stock Market Rally began? That would be so much more irritating to the Leftists required to report daily on Russian collusion by order of the CIO's at the DNC. CIO, Ken? Yes, Communist Information Officers. Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale converted to Mohammedism in Pakistan and were recruited to lead all DNC OIC's. Forgive me snowflakes but, this is Not Racial. Boris and Natasha are White Russians.
The drama of personality politics offers cynics. like myself, much fodder for a comedic sketch. However, both the acceptance of Identity Politics on the Left and Personality Politics on the Right reveal just how truly politically insolvent we are. For the sake of understanding the plight of Urban Electoral conditions, let us review some terms. Personality is defined as a "person whose character stands out from that of others". Identity is defined as "sameness, oneness, state of being the same". Politics is defined as "a person's political allegiances or opinions". Policy is defined as a "plan of action, way of management". Based on the high taxes, extensive regulations, and restrictions of liberty and freedom, the ultimate goal is implementing policy changes that promote Christianity, Conservatism, Capitalism, Constitutionalism, and Individual Sovereignty. Our objective should be liberating Urban America for the sanctity of the Nation.
"Top Down" political organization has debilitated the Urban American process of protecting our liberties and freedoms. The GOP, never expecting to get more than 5% of the Black Vote, have targeted individuals to uplift in order to draw all other voters. The theory is that maybe if one of you makes political sense then, more Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics will jump on board. Hence, the political allegiances will be built on the sway of an individual "leader's" charisma and political opinions solidified by fanatic certainty. The most crushing occurrence is when the Black Vote does not lift above the 5% threshold. The individual's attraction is discounted and the interest to pursue Urban America is rejected soundly on merit. Disheartened, individuals isolate and choose sides within the Party. The firing squad goes into full operation and the circle claims its victims. The Grade is an F and no one wins.
The Democrats practice Identity politics. A successful "Top Down" strategy of divide and conquer where the few rule the many. The only right answer is more government. Every issue must go through the filter of age, religion, social class or caste, culture, dialect, disability, education, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, generation, occupation, profession, race, political party affiliation, sexual orientation, settlement, urban and rural habitation, and veteran status. Notice that liberty and freedom are not filters. It does not matter that everyone votes for the party. What is good for the party leader rises above the needs of the individual citizen. Taxes rise! It's ok. It's good for the party. Obama Care means Grandma loses her cancer doctor. It's ok. It's good for the party. Unemployment drenches a particular group in poverty. It's ok. It's good for the party. Although the majority votes, the result is disenfranchisement by choice. The Grade is an F and no one wins.
Let this be plain amongst us. Since the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Era, Blacks have suffered from electoral insolvency. Haven surrendered our natural rights for the security of government issued assurances, we have allowed ourselves to become static in the most dynamic nation in the world. Static in finance. Static in economics. Static in politics. Static in education. With the promise of a "Kitchen Cabinet", we have traded the power, affluence, and influence of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for the politically correct poverty that justifies reviling men for their ancestry's sins. Rather than propelling men to overcome the lack of their forebearers with the inheritance for our children and our children's children, we are left to punish our progeny with the aspirations of radicals deemed poverty pimps by Booker T. Washington.
For twenty pieces of silver, we have empowered the poverty pimps and Marxist culturalists to take from us what slave masters could never forcibly acquire from their chattel: the pursuit of individual sovereignty. In Urban America, especially, we have defouled the dreams of those lashed upon, having forgiven their enslavers, and pursued the course of tyranny with all its rose colored detriments. We have traded our birthright protections for a cup of soup. Surrendered the sacred for the secular. Yet, with unbridled gall, we blame those that have no weight in our game-play for the expected outcomes of the game that we have played. You blame the "alt-right" for being conspiratorial yet, the truth is no conspiracy is required. There has been no need for one since Dr. W. E. B. DuBois convinced "God-fearing" black preachers to fight for abortion. Everything the Confederates ever desired to do to your ancestors, you have voted for it to be done to your inheritance--your children's children. Imagine if HBO did a series where black men and women did not abort their children. Maybe they would call it "The Birthing Fields".
Forgive me, as I try to convey simplicities to the Ivory Tower elite among us. If what we call abortion was done in predominately third world nations by stronger tribes upon weaker tribes then, you would call it "genocide" and regale in protest before that nation's embassies in New York or Washington, DC. I dare say your anti-capitalist stint of protest would be recorded on I-phone in between hourly Starbuck's runs. That's until someone explains that genocide is caused by climate change and then, you would be off to the next snowflake event.
There is no need to question the outcomes of Top Down political organization. We can see its results in income, marriage, safety, poverty, and housing statistics. There are three basic solutions that must be practiced to move us away from Top Down failures. One, we must focus on developing competent conservative candidates at the local level and nationalize their primary electoral pursuits. Winning matters. The conservative movement must embrace its candidates as early as possible. Political allegiances tied early to primary funding makes it more likely that we will vet and solidify classical liberals for political victory rather than temporarily supporting Republicans In Name Only (RINO's) that await the Glory of GOP support in the General Election. Secondly, we must promote, market, and support an agenda that liberates Urban America. It must be something that radical Republican Frederick Douglass would be proud to convey. We must not fail ourselves by elevating one above the other which has guaranteed our ultimate failure within the GOP. We must find courageous local Titans of conservatism to speak at community events, local hearings, and other events. Which brings us to the third point, supporting conservative media. Preachers reach hundreds, maybe even thousands, of captive listeners in one setting. Even with the best social media applications, it is rare to pass a million viewers and/or listeners mark for most. However, there are literally hundreds of local conservative media that broadcast nightly and reach hundreds of thousands of viewers and/or listeners. Instead of waiting to appear on the curvy couch at 6:10 AM for the world to see you, the greater return on investment will come from appearances on local conservative media. I know, I know! There are only two black conservative shows that you know of: Lonnie Poindexter's Lionchasers Show and Stacy Washington's Stacy on the Right. Yes, fellow conservatives, we need to get out more. Including TECN TV, there are hundreds of other great program hosts waiting to serve you and their community. Unfortunately, these hosts find it easier to schedule a Radical Socialist than a virtuous Right Winger. That curvy couch must be huge! Doing just these three things at the start of the Election Season 2018, beginning Labor Day, will markedly improve political, economic, and cultural outcomes for Urban America.
ESPN's Smith challenged those oppressed by identity and personality politics to consider switching their vote just once. Smith contests that black Americans "would both scare the Democrats and inspire the Republicans into competing for their vote". So what would this do? It would encourage people on both sides to “cater” to interests. His advice: “shop around”. Smith concludes, “We don’t do that with politics and then we blame white America for our disenfranchisement.” Urban America, it's time to cease and desist from personality and identity politics. Playing A Loser's Game with Both Sides of the Same Coin is sincerely passee.
Chairman of The Exceptional Conservative Network® / TECN-TV,
is an Urban Conservative Whose Mission Is to Spread the Good News of Christianity, Conservatism, Capitalism, Constitutionalism, and Individual Sovereignty throughout the World.
Devoted to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, He Believes that in Order to Save the United States, We Must Mutually Pledge Our Lives, Our Fortunes,
and Our Sacred Honor to Save Urban America.