This commentary isn’t for every Black Person, just those runaways like myself. I’ll give the majority of you time to stop reading…
For my fellow runaways, come along with me (again) into the rabbit hole as to escape The Matrix of OUR political bondage. What? You don’t understand what I’m saying? Ok, let me ask one of OUR FATHERS to explain. Father Frederick Douglass, please enlighten my Black Brothers and Sisters.
I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted. FD
Do you understand now where I’m going? What, you still don’t know? Father Douglass, hit OUR PEOPLE with wisdom once again?
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. FD
Raise your hand or nod your head class is you get it? No… One mo’ gin Father Douglass, one mo’ gin.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. FD
BOOM!!! Are you heads awake now? Yes!!! Stay close to me as I get into what it is WE need to understand and do. It’s never easy to leave something you’ve known emotionally, financially, socially and historically such as the Democratic Party. How many of us have counselled friends or family members involved in an abusive relationship? I’m sure most of us told our friends and family that to stay was not in their best interest.
Black People… our loyalty to the Democratic Party reminds me of a former neighbor I so often picked up off the sidewalk after her boyfriend went 12 rounds on her face. She’d allow me to clean her up and hold her until she stopped shaking… then she’d go right back next door to the one who destroyed her psychologically, physically, spiritually and financially. My neighbor would often share with me that she couldn’t survive without her abuser and that no worthy man would want her. She’d say she didn’t have the strength to make it on her own.
Do you understand the parallel?
Family… it is time YOU leave the Democratic Party and political serfdom. I say YOU because I left by the light of the moon years ago as had Mother Fanie Lou Hamer after she became “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Today, there are others among US who are freeing the willing and creating a new political destiny. Look no further than the state of New York and The Freedom Party. This grass roots organization hit the streets and asked Charles Barron to lead it. With savvy and hard work, The Freedom Party was able to meet ALL the requirements to get Barron on the ballot for the office of governor of the state. Peep the following from their website.
The idea for an independent Political Party led by Blacks and Latinos traces back to the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), created in Mississippi in 1964, to challenge the legitimacy of the white-only US Democratic Party. Fannie Lou Hamer served as a co-founder and a lead organizer, and received assistance from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), and many others.
Today, in 2010, most Black and Latino voters are registered democrats. Although representing a substantial number in our population, the Democratic Party has selected an all-white NY slate for state-wide power positions ignoring the equally or more qualified people of color. The Freedom Party will not stand by & allow the Democratic Party or anyone else to continue to take the Black &Latino vote for granted.
We are calling on all people of good will in the state to join the Freedom Party movement and vote for Freedom Party Candidates. It is a vote for dignity, self-respect and self-determination.
I’ll admit, I cannot get with ALL the rhetoric that comes from Brother Charles Barron. However, in the video that follows he drops some science when he talks about the whiteout in the NY Democratic Party. It is the blueprint of the party and I am proud to see other runaways stand up to the machine and make some noise. WE MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUS and the ONLY WAY is to break away from the donkey and create OUR OWN PARTY… time to set off on our OWN DESTINY and build our own agenda.
I know family… time to let you rest and take in what you just read before moving forward. We’ll set up camp here for a moment and discuss before we move on.
Mother Hamer, please bless us and witness to OUR PEOPLE with the strength of your knowledge.
If the white man gives you anything – just remember when he gets ready he will take it right back. We have to take for ourselves. FLH