This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the continued validity and utility of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “Silver” rights leaders and political prostitutes are biting their fingernails. This decision could affect the employment structure of the plantation. It may open the door for white overseers and slavedrivers and close the door on “silver” rights leaders and political prostitutes.
Crime families in the Black community will also be affected. Over the years, Black selected officials and leading Blacks decided to turn voting into a criminal enterprise. The media has a “code of ethics”. Black selected officials and leading Blacks have no “code of ethics”. The lack of a “code of ethics” gives rise to a Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr. and a New York State Sen. Shirley Huntley. The Black community has religion but not a “code of ethics”.
The lack of a “code of ethics” also gives rise to the prominence of Black selected officials. They owe their allegiances to whites who selectthem and not to Blacks who elect them. This means “taxation without representation”. Thus, the political solution for Blacks can be found in the American Revolution and not in the U.S. Supreme Court.
In deciding a dispute, the U.S. Supreme Court must diligently and thoroughly search the legislative history of a statute to ascertain its original intent. The legislative history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 shows that it was enacted to pacify Blacks but not to empower them.
In 1964, Blacks had hit the streets and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was insufficient to appease them. Similar legislation had been ruled unconstitutional in 1883. White supremacists had to reluctantly bring it out of the mothballs and change its constitutional basis from citizenship to interstate commerce.
Blacks had also supplanted Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., the “drum major” for justice, in 1964. The new “drum major” was Malcolm X. This was like replacing “Stokely Carmichael” with “H. Rap Brown”. Malcolm X was espousing the “ballot or the bullet”. Blacks loved his message. The Nation of Islam no longer had any reins on him. He was as free as an “eagle”.
It would take a delivery system and a missile to bring him down. In the meantime, he was exercising his seized right of free speech and the right to travel. Many Blacks viewed him as the “Man of Steel”. Before a missile hit him in Harlem on February 21, 1965, he had been spotted in Selma, AL. This was a close call.
Afterwards, most Blacks viewed voting as simply going into a voting booth and pulling a lever. This ceremonial act is still in vogue. It was of no moment that Blacks had no delivery system; that whites authored the political menu; and that Blacks were given blanks and not bullets at polling sites.
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court this week on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 will be of no moment because voting rights is not the issue. The issue is political rights. Only combatants who are given the right to fight to the death all enemies of the United States are given political rights. Compare World War One and World War Two with the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 should remain virtually intact, it is a victory for the status quo. On the other hand, if the “High Court” rules to dismantle the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Blacks will be given an opportunity to appear before the United Nations and the World Court to determine our status in the “World Community”.
The deadline for Blacks to vacate “plantation politics” is July 9, 2013. In the meantime, Blacks, throughout New York City, should be sponsoring political meetings like our revered ancestors did before the Civil War. This should be done by all Blacks who can vacate “plantation politics”. Time is of the essence. This is not about the Freedom Party. It is about all Blacks.
I will appear on “Community Cop” on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. on public access channels and also at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave. (bet. Franklin and Classon) in Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue.