If I may offer some clarity about Black Americans today supporting the Democratic platform. It is true Black Americans once supported the Republican Party. The two political parties began to flip-flop membership in 1964. Our freed forefathers and mothers who remained (99%) in America naturally joined the Republican Party after the Emancipation Proclamation because of the so-call American Emancipator, Abe Lincoln was a Republican.
The Democratic Party for the most part was Southern / Confederate ideology base. Up to when Democrat Lyndon Johnson signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Voting Blacks jump the ship of the Republican party to the Democratic Party during this period in American politics. Likewise with Whites leaving their Democratic Party joining the Republican. A Democrat today is not a Democrat 150 years ago.
I contend it would have been better for all Emancipated slaves be repatriated back to our homelands in Africa. Sadly, that is the apex of the dilemma Black Americans will always face being descendants of freed slaves, “here by choice” dealing with knowingly or unknowingly. And if anyone researched fully what Abe Lincoln fully desired for x slaves one would realize it included full repatriation of our freed forefathers and mothers.
President Lincoln full emancipation plan was not the desires of the US Congress, backed by the Elite’s which many members retained new and improved Confederate ideologies. Regarding using Black men and women perpetually as newly adopted lower class citizens, to continue building Southern States and Industrial Northern States.
Thereby, paying low wage earnings for “Black Servitude” to benefit White America.Black Americans have yet to realize American politricks two-party system..
When we do, if we do, we will begin the task to create a Black Political Party that represents real group thinking for the advancement of Black Americans in all of America’s social institutions.
The after effects of electing America’s first Black President has created a vacuüm in the American society. Tail Spinning American politics between its divided lines not seen in 150 years.
The true problem with 21st Century Black Americans is we are divided as a group / race within our group. We are socially mechanized under the controlled majority white group / race here in America. So much so to our own demise we are unable to seize this shifting moment in American politics and its society looking for “real change.” Yet the society over-all does not have the will to correct its inherited race problems from the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Black Americans; For the sake of our future posterity here in the American society must desist at once all our group divisions. Come together regardless of all White American social ideologies (New and Old) we have learned and adapted. Use those ideologies to create and advance the new structure “Change” stalled here in the infancy of the 21st Century.
We must break the alliance with all past social experiments that have failed the past 60 years to make sure for our posterity, all American citizens, and people of the World an end to the brutal past centuries still plaguing humanity today.
BLACK MAN AND WOMAN WAKE UP!
Why should Black / African-Americans that are descendants from slaves repatriate names from their original lands, AFRICA?
During slavery thousands of our fore-fathers and mothers were offer the opportunity to enter payment agreements for their freedom from slave master’s who own them like “property.” Not to have adopted or take back our Black / African names after being Emancipated from slavery is a gross oversight of our fore-fathers and mothers. Reclaiming their stolen and lost identities evidently did not enter their minds. Doing so would have cognitively DECLARED TRUE INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM FROM AMERICAN SLAVERY.
Presently, now 150 years have passed from the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the 1865 enactment of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery in the US. State and County Governments persist today in charging the descendants of x slaves court and legal fees to legally change adopted White / European names. IT’S AS THOUGH WE ARE STILL SLAVES. FORCED TO BUY OUR FREEDOM FROM SLAVE OWNERS.
Why is it today the descendants of slaves wishing to reclaim their lost and stolen legacy are legally mandated to pay court fees to change these “hand me down” adopted White / European names? For the most part our loving parents handed these names down, but they was and many are still, blinded mentally by the racist societal conditions in America which denounces and ridicules our true African heritage and home lands. This keeps many of us dislocated from who, what, when, why and where answers and reasons for necessity of having a name designating one’s race. Particularly, Black Americans by majority stand out from other races in the American society holding another groups sir names. This matter serves as a signal to the broader society that group-wise Black Americans still do not know the value of a name, nor the value of group thinking. As it applies to other groups far more unified than present day Black Americans.
Historically, in many cases Federal Govt census workers imposed European Surnames on newly emancipated slaves during and after the 1870 Census Population Count. Prior census collecting data reveals slaves were not assigned each names. Newly freed man and woman would sign an X following first names given mostly by loving mothers who birth them.
The lack of a desire and knowledge of many Black Americans to reclaim their names for the sake of heritage and a symbol of independents from former slave masters is a non-debatable issue between Black Americans. Personally I’m bother by this because the majority continue in misguided and misplaced pride in having European names. This issue is open to much ongoing disagreements between concerned and non-concerned Black Americans. The value of original names vs adopted European names by x American slaves in their prodigy remaining in America appears a closed case.
Anyone advocating the issue most time is ignore and brushed to the side in conversations. Those few, but many that repatriate their self-identity are condemned by family and group members in some way or another that isolates awareness of holding a “proper name” as radical(s) or non-conforming group thinker which is not to bad a title. Considering the overall status / standings of Black Americans in the American society.
We as a group in the American society should by all sound reasoning place high value in holding a formal “repatriated” name.
Americas political system and government outcomes needs revamping in “targeted” areas of its three party system. I realize this means amending the Constitution. Particularly taking power from the Congress, Judicial and Presidency. Specifically speaking, Congress power authorizing its members to increases members salaries when they think necessary.
SUGGESTED REVAMPING INITIATIVE ACTIONS…
1) Politicians salaries need reductions comparable to per capita income:
Local, County, State, and Federal. When per capita income increases or decreases for “Joe” then and only then should raises and reductions be considered by the citizens for all Politicians holding elected seats of office.
2) Terms of office need changed limited to two terms across the board: Three years first term and two years last term. Both subject to citizen recall referendums initiatives.
But of course these revolution extremes appear too drastic by ordinary “Joe’s” and dared not be spoken by aspiring and elected politicians.
Because ordinary citizens are enamoured with the so-called “American Dream.”
Politicians false promises are most times are guise with the American Dream syndrome.
Blind loyalty to political party ideologies election season after election season…
Effectively joined, keeps average citizens in a constant cognitive political funk. Thereby not able to group harness overall citizens opposition to take part in changing a broken political system.
“I’m Just Saying”
The way which I propose to break the spell cast by politicians seeking office is to place limits on the salaries and benefits of elected officials comparable to the per capita income of ordinary citizens which elected them to represent them in elected seats of government.
This is a common man (Black by Nature) humble suggestions of action to start eliminating or deterring under-hand motivations by politicians backed by Corporate America.To gain access to political power and most of all to Federal tax coffers over-flowing with money belonging to tax paying citizens.
Take it or leave it alone appears political choices American common citizens live by these days!
Written by Tony Muhammad