Archive for July 21, 2013

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(from left to right: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, President Obama, and Al Sharpton)

A friend called me today and told me that Tavis Smiley criticized President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin’s death and the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial.

During a discussion on Sunday’s “Meet The Press,” Tavis Smiley criticized President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin’s death and the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial.

Obama surprised everyone, including the White House press corps, when he walked into the briefing room unannounced on Friday. The president candidly commented on Travyon Martin’s death, saying that the teen “could have been [him] 35 years ago.” Smiley took to Twitter following the president’s unexpected comments, calling the remarks “weak as pre-sweetened Kool-Aid.”

President Obama’s personal remarks Friday on his reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict have been praised by many, including the parents of Trayon Martin, but black talk-show host Tavis Smiley says it’s too little too late. The PBS commentator, Smiley, appearing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” was sharply critical of the president’s “weak as pre-sweetened Kool-Aid” response to a Florida jury’s decision clearing Mr. Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of the 17-year-old Trayvon.

“I appreciate and applaud the fact that the president did finally show up,” Mr. Smiley said. “But … he did not walk to the podium for an impromptu address to the nation. He was pushed to that podium. A week of protests outside the White House, pressure building on him inside the White House, pushed him to that podium.”

Before Friday’s remarks, in which the nation’s first black president noted that he himself had been subject to racial profiling, Mr. Obama had largely sidestepped the verdict — frustrating some civil rights leaders who want to see the administration take a more aggressive stand in the case, including the possibility of civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman.

Trayvon’s parents, who helped lead protest marches across the country on Saturday, said they were “deeply touched” by the president’s comments, but Mr. Smiley said Mr. Obama needs to do more.

“The bottom line is, this is not Libya. This is America. On this issue, you cannot lead from behind. What’s lacking in this moment is moral leadership. The country is begging for it. They’re craving it,” he said.

Black showcasing benefits white supremacy. There are no exceptions.

My knee jerk reaction (without thinking about it) was, “yeah, Tavis Smiley is right, it’s too little too late” — then I thought, wait a minute.  President Obama is NO MORE IN CHARGE OF ANYTHING than Tavis Smiley is.

And didn’t Tavis Smiley just host a “Latino Nation” symposium a few months ago, in spite of the devastating effects that legal AND illegal immigration has had on the astronomical black unemployment rate?

It was hard to believe hosting this symposium was Smiley’s idea, so who sent HIM to the podium to promote “Latino” interests? (Perhaps, it was the same people who allegedly sent Obama to the podium).

Smiley plans “Latino Nation” symposium, to “re-examine assumptions”

Public broadcaster Tavis Smiley is co-sponsoring a daylong symposium for discussion of issues of importance to the Latino community, modeled on his State of the Black Union gatherings.

The April 6 event at Chicago State University, “Latino Nation: Beyond the Numbers,” is the first time that “such a diverse and representative group of Latinos discusses its broad agenda on a national stage,” said Antonio Gonzalez, president of the co-sponsoring William C. Velásquez Institute, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Smiley said that the “exponential growth” of the Latino community “demands that we re-examine the assumptions we hold to create new ideas and possibilities for a better, more united tomorrow.”

Agenda topics include health care, climate change, education, jobs and immigration. The participants, still being finalized, feature Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Margaret Moran, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, and actress Eva Longoria.

Smiley had sponsored State of the Black Union gatherings nationwide for 10 years, calling them “a pulse check on how African Americans were fairing economically, politically and socially.” He ended the events in 2010, saying that communication and activism on the Internet reduced the need for an annual in-person meeting.

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From what I have observed the white supremacy system “showcases” prominent blacks in the political arena for five reasons: 

  1. They are used as the “SPOKESPERSON” for the black masses to make it appear that “someone” has our best interests at heart AND is speaking on our behalf.
  2. They are used to CONFUSE, DISTRACT, AND PERSUADE the black masses to WASTE VALUABLE TIME marching and protesting. (If marching worked, why are we still “marching” to solve the SAME problems 50 years later?)
  3. They are used to DEMONIZE other black people — which increases overall anti-blackness — and takes the FOCUS off the WHITE PEOPLE IN CHARGE who are to blame for whatever issue these powerless black people are arguing about.
  4. They SHIFT the focus away from RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY (which is SELDOM IF EVER MENTIONED) to that black person OR the black people they are condemning or arguing with.
  5. They SERVE AS A LIGHTNING ROD to attract white rage over controversial issues to make it appear that blacks have REAL POWER, and are getting more attention, more opportunities, more money, and more help for our problems than whites are receiving.

SHOWCASING ‘PROMINENT  BLACKS’ ALWAYS SUPPORTS THE SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY

SHOWCASING ‘PROMINENT  BLACKS’ ALWAYS SUPPORTS THE SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY

SHOWCASING ‘PROMINENT  BLACKS’ ALWAYS SUPPORTS THE SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY

SHOWCASING ‘PROMINENT  BLACKS’ ALWAYS SUPPORTS THE SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY

SHOWCASING ‘PROMINENT  BLACKS’ ALWAYS SUPPORTS THE SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY

SHOWCASING ‘PROMINENT  BLACKS’ ALWAYS SUPPORTS THE SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY

The END RESULT of all this black-on-black-bashing and bickering is MORE CONFUSION AND MORE ANTI-BLACKNESS AMONG BLACK PEOPLE, EFFECTIVELY LETTING THE WHITE PEOPLE IN CHARGE — WHO ARE REALLY RESPONSIBLE — OFF THE HOOK.

A Reality Check:  Who Pays The Paychecks of These ‘Prominent Blacks?’

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Cornel Ronald West

currently Professor of African American Studies at Princeton, and Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He previously taught at Harvard before leaving the school after a highly-publicized dispute with then-president Lawrence Summers, as well as the University of Paris. West is a frequent media commentator on political and social issues. He often appears on networks such as CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC, and PBS and programs such as Real Time With Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Since 2010 he has also co-hosted a radio program with Tavis Smiley, called Smiley and West. He has also made appearances in Hollywood blockbuster films the Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions, also providing commentary for the films.

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American talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Starting in 1996, he hosted the talk show BET Talk (later renamed BET Tonight) on BET. Controversially, after Smiley sold an exclusive interview of Sara Jane Olson to ABC News in 2001, BET declined to renew Smiley’s contract that year. Smiley then began hosting The Tavis Smiley Show on NPR from 2002 to 2004 and currently hosts Tavis Smiley on PBS on the weekdays and “The Tavis Smiley Show” from PRI.

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Alfred CharlesAlSharpton, Jr.

 He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin’ It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on Fox News (such as on The O’Reilly Factor), CNN, and MSNBC.

In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. His “Action Network” is funded by CORPORATE AMERICA, among them (according to the New York Post), Anheuser-Busch and Colgate-Palmolive–and New York Mayor Bloomberg, the same Bloomberg who has vigorously defended the use of “stop  and frisk laws” — primarily aimed at demonizing and harassing black and brown males in New York City.

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This post was NOT written to defend OR demonize the black people mentioned here. I have nothing against black people being successful OR making a living — even a very good living. My MAIN concern is:

Why would the white supremacy system reward the same black people  with book deals, TV shows, and high political offices who allegedly oppose it?

Because they are PRACTICING DECEPTION.

My OWN personal axiom regarding “prominent blacks:” 

If they are so successful they have become a household name–meaning the WHITE MEDIA has given them a high-profile political office, a MIKE (microphone) to speak to a national audience–or their “civil rights” organizations are funded by Corporate America then it should be obvious that they are working FOR the same (white) people who put them in that position. 

Which is why Mr. Neely Fuller, Jr., Dr. Kambon, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, and Dr. Johnson will NEVER be invited to appear on networks such as CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC, and PBS OR programs such as Real Time With Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson…

BECAUSE THEY HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO SINCERELY OPPOSING AND EXPOSING THE SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY


Some Final Words

Racial Showcasing   (Neely Fuller, Jr.)

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This sound clip and more at:  the blackcodefiles.com

(Excerpt from the book,  “Trojan Horse: Death of a Dark Nation”)

SHOWCASE BLACKS

“After all, if Americans vote for a black man to lead the nation, it will be hard to continue labeling the country as prone to racism.” – Bill O’Reilly, conservative host of the “O’Reilly Factor”. (2008)

The term “Showcase Blacks” refers to the high-profile blacks that are used for racial showcasing by the whites in power. They may be political dignitaries, pro athletes, entertainers, educators, business people, Supreme Court justices,  US Secretary of States, and even the President of the United States.

However, their real purpose is to mask the REALITY of being black in America. These anointed black leaders and role models give license to the voices of exaggeration and deception via the media, and all the conservative right-wing talk show hosts, agitators, columnists, and pundits who cry:

“Look at all these successful blacks on C-Span, NBC, ABC, CNN, and ESPN! Blacks are sitting at the table in executive boardrooms and city halls all across the nation! They’re in the NBA, MLB, and NFL! Two blacks even won an Academy Award the same year! If America was as racist as these (ungrateful) blacks say it is, would a black woman be the queen of the talk shows? Would a black man and a black woman have been the Secretary of State, or a  black man have won the 2008 Democratic Presidential Iowa Caucus?”

Absolutely – If The Goal Was To Fool The Population

Showcasing Prominent Blacks Accomplishes Several Things:

  1. It deceives the black collective about the realities of racism.
  2. It neutralizes the legitimate claims of racism by blacks.
  3. It offers a pressure relief valve for the explosive build-up of frustration and rage within the black collective. If blacks believed they had nothing to gain, the nation would be at risk from millions of blacks who had nothing to lose.

In reality, the high visibility of Showcase Blacks actually confirms just the opposite.  The more prominent the Showcase Blacks — who are just a tiny percentage of the black population — the worse things are getting for the black masses.  In other words, the need to increase deception should serve as a warning to the black collective.

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(Excerpt from the book,  “Trojan Horse: Death of a Dark Nation”)