Conservatism and the Black Community


Conservatism and the Black Community

Although there are many conservative principles that resonate with a large portion of America, ultimately, the root word itself has a major problem with black and minority communities. What world would African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and the many minorities in the country would like to conserve?

Is it the world of the 1950’s when racial tension, segregation and unfair laws held back minorities? Is it the current world in which some of our Latino brothers and sisters are considered illegal? Is is the world in which Native Americans were and are continually forcibly moved from their land and sent on reservations to rot?

I think conservatism works when people understand their rights, know that there is a system that will preserve and protect those rights and, the most important part, have had the opportunity to experience and enjoy those rights.

There have been certain periods of history when all three worked for certain groups. Although very still limited, the reconstruction period was a good period for African American men who wanted more for their community. However, when you consider not only those rights, but economic activity, wealth distribution, education and in general the social and economic ladder in this country, things get weird.

To take it a step further, it was Adam Smith, a 18th century economist who described the concept of the “invisible hand”. This invisible force basically allows local economies to thrive. Those with a valuable service and/or product can sell it depending on need in the community.

So, what happens when laws, policies and practices limit, stop and even destroy such productive economic activity in a community for generations? That “invisible hand” is stomped on and it’s fingers are broken.

You get what we call the present day African American community across the country (for the most part), blighted commercial and residential corridors with people who feel and understand to be marginalized without the belief that they can change their destiny. This perspective comes from not wanting to change but from experience of generations.

For years black businesses have gotten the short end of the stick in loans, real estate and opportunity. This leads to less investment, opportunity and for many African American’s less of a desire to change a system that has basically decided it will not change unless it destroys a large part of itself in the process. The Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement and even now with the Tea Party movement (although not on the same scale) are good examples.

For any conservative movement to work in minority communities it can’t come from a perspective of wanting to preserve, to protect or to undo. It has to come from the desire to really see change in these struggling and in some circumstances dying communities. It has to come from that passion and drive to see minorities doing better for themselves and their communities.

WOW!….Only in America…Where Politics Breeds Arrogant Boldness!


Only in America can a convicted felon run for public office. Talk about putting a “Fox in charge of the Hen house.”  Then again, the prison Gary George served his time, Federal Prison Camp, Duluth Minn, is more like a long-term stay at a golf resort. Also, Gary George once released broke the stereotype that “X Felons are consider “unemployable” in Americas workforce. Gary George intellectually is far from being what is consider “dummies.” .Gary George_safe_image http://www.wisn.com/politics/gary-george-explains-why-hes-running-for-congress/26332574#!UV7Z2.

Gary made a bold attempt in 2008 to have his law license reinstated, but a lower Court and upper Supreme Court determined he had yet, learned the lesson, “Foxes should not get caught in the Hen house.” But in 2010 the Courts determined Gary learned the lesson, and reinstated his Wisconsin Bar Law license, see link   http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/state-court-reinstates-gary-george-s-law-license/article_41a2a7e0-cc9f-11df-bc34-001cc4c03286.html

America after all said and done, does forgive convicted felons. At least if convicted of what is socially considered a “white-collar crime.” Notice Gary George above photo…He is wearing a white-collar.

The question for voting residents in Wisconsin Congressional 4th District is; If elected will Gary George do better than the incumbent Congresswoman Gwen Moore representation these past 9 years? Especially in light of Huffington Post, recent “dark exposure” reporting about Congresswoman Moore covert corporate stooges role for Wall Street…see link.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/congressional-black-caucus-wall-street_n_5399290.html?fb_action_ids=780827855261345&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582.

My God she’s a Democrat…I know!, Go figure! Have you read a public response from Congresswoman Moore. Maybe she hoping it will just go away then she can continue her corporate stooges role by operating under the wire of scrutiny which is highly practiced in Milwaukee, WI, by Elected Democratic Leadership. Especially, down town in City Hall, (Mayor Tom Barrett and other Elected City Council members present and former elect’s.

I stated Gary George is far from being not smart. More than likely he sees (Congresswoman) Gwen Moore as a lame incumbent duck  for this fall hunting season rather Congressional Election Season. We all take calculated risk unknowingly and knowingly in our lives. But American Politics is control by the “Good Old Boy’s Club,” and it has a long history of secrets hidden behind closed doors where political deals and compromises are create.

Unknowingly many Professional Black politicians since the 1970s have had limited membership privileges. Black Politian’s knowingly aware of their limited privileges in the “club,” are what referred to as a “Sell Out” by America’s Black politically aware masses. Up until America Elected its first Black President into the Oval Office in 2008 (Hurrah) Black Politian’s knew this seat was off-limits and those Black Politian’s that indulged in running for the seat in the Oval Office, seem to have been symbolic campaigns to say the least.

Unseen political back door deals with Corporate America often come under the public eye of scrutiny because in many of these deals lines between legal and illegal remain obscure until State Courts, DOJ or a Congressional Committee investigations is launch proceeding reports, such as, the Huffington Post “detailed” report about Congresswoman Moore apparent conflicting political relationships with Wall Street Banks and Corporates… linked to this report by, Tony Muhammad.

Wonder Woman Needs Your Support!


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Wonder Woman Needs Your Support!

Right Wisconsin is looking for their “RightWisconsin/RightWoman.” I am offering my services. I believe I have worked hard to bring you news from the right and I have kept you informed overall as best I can. More importantly, I founded “The Umoja Project” which is our very own historic Black Conservative Movement in Milwaukee and Wisconsin which is growing by leaps and bounds. It is no easy task.  The Umoja Project not only is a movement but we educate everyone to conservative issues impacting the Black community and our state. We are a platform to express how we feel and why we feel this way. We teach and incorporate conservative solutions as taught by our ancestors from the motherland. We plant seeds on solid ground for a bountiful harvest. We create a setting for blacks and people from other cultures to gather together and learn how to best work together to end divisions and share common values.

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I am most proud that our legacy is being instilled in our kids. We meet with them and show them there are other ways. We are stopping the very process that is stunting them. We are showing them to analyze everything, including us. Accept nothing, achieve everything! The Umoja Project is truly changing the direction of Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

There is nothing remotely like our project in the state and we do a lot of good work that is sorely needed in Wisconsin. We will continue to work with everyone to fill voids that need to be filled. Thus we continue to grow.

An example of some of my published work…

http://www.rightwisconsin.com/perspectives/201410581.html

http://www.rightwisconsin.com/perspectives/213745561.html (This is for subscribers to the site if you have an account.)

 

So I am humbly asking for your vote.  The following are the categories and the directions for the nomination process. Suggestions: I am attempting the “Innovator Award.” However the “Iron Lady” Award is also nice. The link below will take you to the nomination page and I hope you will choose me as your Right Wisconsin Woman! I thank you in advance your vote and any consideration. Nominations are accepted until August 18th!!
September 18th we will find out the winner of the Margaret Thatcher award.

In advance I thank the Milwaukee Drum (themilwaukeedrum.com) on whose shoulders I stand for giving me the platform to even get to create a movement. Secondly, I thank Brother Frederick Meade for constant advice and wisdom. Thirdly, I thank everyone here who reads my posts, agrees, disagrees and keeps the Drum beating in me when I am not at my best. It is not always easy to be WW.

I approve this message :) and Game on.

Peace Family,

WW

Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger and Chair of The Umoja Project, a Black Conservative Movement in Wisconsin.

She is a proud member of the JustUs League!

She has her own blog site at http://www/wonder2woman.blogspot.com

She also contributes to The Milwaukee Drum, the Black Convo Network, Insane Asylum Blog, and Black Bloggers Connect.

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http://www.rightwisconsin.com/dailytakes/211220821.html 

You do not need a subscription to enter here or nominate anyone!!

Margaret Thatcher Award

Winner must be a conservative female whose unique character, contributions and effort have led to the betterment of the State of Wisconsin on a large scale.

Trailblazer Award

Winner must be a conservative female whose accomplishments have been unique in her field, allowing other women to follow her path with greater ease than her own pursuit, because of her efforts.

The Trailblazer Award symbolizes the achievement of equal respect in the fields of policy and politics that can be more easily achieved by the next generation of women because of the lives of “trailblazers”.

****Innovator Award****

Winner must be a conservative female whose public policy or political campaign has introduced an impactful and positive innovation to contribute to the betterment of Wisconsin.

The Innovator Award symbolizes the effort to efficiently problem-solve and invent new and better solutions.

*Iron Lady Award*

Winner must be a conservative female who has been uncompromising of her guiding principles and virtues in the face of a battle and proven her willingness to sacrifice to fight bravely for her beliefs.

What does it symbolize? The Iron Lady Award symbolizes the courage and self-sacrifice of a leader willing to risk comfort for the advancement a meritorious cause.

 

The Black Conservative Town Hall 2013


FOX’s Sean Hannity Show hosted a Black Conservative Town hall and since then this video has spread like wild fire. It brought up issues many people liberal and conservative alike could relate to. Blacks began to find that there are not wide divisions between their conservative counterparts and themselves. This could be a great start for Blacks as we need to come together and start healing and talking to form the new Underground Railroad. Seeing that we really have more in common than differences will start to break down the walls of division and help us to start to focus on the true enemy that keeps us from moving forward.
This is a great video that needs to be shared in its entirety. Many people want to know about the elusive Black Conservative. Well here is a segment of us in a town hall answering questions and talking about issues and matters near and dear to our hearts.
I am sure if people listen to this with an open mind they will find some pieces where they can agree and find common bonds. The differences, well as I always say; We shall have to agree to disagree. However this video is very interesting and is great food for discussion.
Peace Family,
WW

Can Black Politics Be Revived?


Can Black Politics Be Revived?

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by Black Agenda Report Executive Editor Glen Ford

Obama’s presidency has been disastrous for African Americans, who have been economically crushed and disconnected from their historical roots in social struggle. Political fantasists now urge us to put our faith in demographics, claiming that change will inevitably flow from the darkening of America’s population. But, that’s a trap which leads to a descent into South Africa-like conditions.

 “The Black America polity has rendered itself useless to the struggle for a just and sustainable world.”

The Age of Obama, now in its second and final quadrennial, has largely succeeded in divorcing African American politics from the historical Black consensus on social justice, self-determination and peace. What remains is play-acting and role-modeling, an Ebony magazine caricature of politics that leaves the great bulk of Black people with, literally, no avenues of resistance to the savage depredations of capitalism in decline. Shamefully, through reflexive support for President Obama’s relentless assaults on international order, the Black America polity has rendered itself useless to the struggle for a just and sustainable world.

None of this is written in stone, of course. The quickening cascade of crises that define our times – the prelude to collapse – will each provide opportunities to alter Black America’s political course. As Obama’s exit approaches, the African American delirium begins to palpably break, like a spent fever. Black politicos rush to revise the histories of their own post-2007 behavior, inventing examples of their “constructive criticism” of the First Black President and their alleged misgivings and anxieties about the corporate, militarist direction of his policies – in order to position themselves for the post-Obama era.

But the crisis in Black politics was building long before Wall Street selected the talented young actor from Chicago to implement its austerity and global war agenda. The Black Misleadership Class, representing political tendencies indigenous to Black America, is the problem. Having no vision of the future beyond populating it with more Black faces in high places, they will inevitably imbibe other Black-flavored corporate potions in hopes of reviving some version of the Obama euphoria.

“Black politicos rush to revise the histories of their own post-2007 behavior.”

Other, slicker operatives promote the dangerous notion that progressive political aims will be achieved by virtue of rapid demographic change in the United States. Rather than defend Obama’s indefensible record in office, Bill Fletcher and Carl Davidson described the 2012 election as a contest that pits “the changing demographics of the U.S.” against the forces of “far right irrationalism” that are trying to turn back the “demographic and political clock.” In this construct, the substance of politics is totally removed, replaced by faith in the innate political inclinations of younger whites and the growing non-white population. Obama’s expanded theaters of war, his disregard of international law, his servility to Wall Street and contempt for the historical Black political consensus – none of this matters to Fletcher and Davidson, whose article was titled, “The 2012 Elections Have Little To Do With Obama’s Record … Which Is Why We Are Voting For Him.”

It is becoming a common theme: that the darkening of America will somehow lead inexorably to profound changes in power structures. Just sit back and wait for the demographic revolution. Such thinking is appropriate to Madison Avenue, which plots demographic changes like the wolf anticipates the migratory patterns of the caribou. Demographics are important, but are not magic. All that can be safely predicted based on U.S. demographic trends is that there will be more Black and brown (especially brown) faces in positions of authority, elected and appointed, and that the presence of these darker faces may actually make Wall Street’s rule more palatable. Four years of Obama has already provided us with that lesson.

“The numbers paint a picture that looks very much like South Africa, with the white minority on top.”

For those who are looking for an easy route to the Promised Land, one without struggle, in which the course of the revolution can be numerically charted just as McDonald’s displays its billions of hamburgers sold, 2042 is the magic number. That’s when U.S. Census demographers project that persons now classified as non-white will outnumber white Anglos. But, who will actually occupy the pinnacles of power in this non-white majority nation, and wield whatever influence the U.S. retains in the world? Based on current trends, according to a 2012 report by Boston-based United for a Fair Economy, “the overwhelming share of the nation’s income and wealth will remain solidly in White hands.” Tim Sullivan, co-author of the report on “The Emerging Majority,” says the numbers paint a picture that looks very much like South Africa, with the white minority on top, requiring a vast police presence to keep the non-white majority in check.

Such an outcome is not written in stone, either, but is likely in the absence of a sustained movement to topple corporate power and disassemble the structures of U.S. imperialism. However, such a movement will never coalesce under the guidance of the Fletchers and Davidsons, who counsel folks to go with the demographic flow. And, we have already experienced the disaster of corporate rule via dark proxy.

2042 will only be a good year if people fight to make it so. Majorities hold no magic, and never have.

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass.

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BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com

http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/can-black-politics-be-revived