History is a tool for forecasters. A serious student of history with an emphasis on Black history already knows that our legal, economic and political plight in this country will be worse after 2016. Blacks in the United States will be re-enslaved and Africa will be re-colonized. Pan Africanism will have exited our agenda.
There are two schools of thought on how Blacks should respond to this looming crisis. The traditional school of thought, in the Black community, is that Blacks should be reactive. In other words, we should live our own lives vicariously through the luxurious life of the “First Family” until they receive a warrant of eviction at the White House in January 2017.
The second school of thought is that Blacks should be proactive. Independent of the “First Family”, Blacks must chart and implement their own course of action now and with an emphasis on “NOW”. “Reconstruction” and the “Civil Rights Movement” were marked as proactive. Since the 1960’s, we have become reactive.
With a promise of “freedom”, the “bullet” ended Reconstruction. This happened after we turned in our military-issued guns for the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (“The Equalizer”). The “ballot” ended the Civil Rights Movement. Blacks traded in true Black leaders for Black selected officials.
The economic gains that we acquired during Reconstruction and Jim Crow are now being dissipated under Black selected officials. Similarly, the promises of Black politics are also being dissipated. In 2010, for example, Blacks and Latinos were introduced to “white minority rule” in New York City. In 2013, Blacks were introduced to “white minority rule” in the New York Senate through an illegal, political alignment.
The default judgment that Steven Pagones is using in Virginia to take Three Hundred Dollars from Tawana Brawley every pay period is as phony as a “Three Dollar Bill” with Little Richard on it. New York is doing it to teach Black women that “legitimate rape” of Black women is the law. This was also the law in 1857. Through Black resistance, it will not be the law today.
“Legitimate rape” is unacceptable to me even if Black women are willing to submit to it. I am unable to find a team of Black lawyers to challenge New York under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution. As a matter of last resort, I am willing to test my status as a “disbarred” lawyer under New York’s penal laws, to protect our women. No race has a future which is unwilling to protect its women.
This should also be a concern of every Black man including religious leaders and heads of organizations. The Freedom Party and “Friends of Like It Is” will meet this Saturday, February 23, at 9:00 a.m. at the Cotton Club, 656 125th Street in Harlem, to fashion a Black agenda which includes non-negotiable demands on the United States and a Black Political Convention in May 2013.
This is a “members only” effort. Membership is available at the door for all “freedom-loving” people. The Freedom Party is Black-led and Black-financed. So is “Friends of Like It Is”. Their revered ancestors include Marcus Garvey, Callie House, Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer and Kwame Ture.
This meeting will happen rain, shine, sleet or snow. Call 718-834-9034.