☕ Morning fam,
Wanna respond to some of the criticisms by negros who have still yet to grasp getting elected isn’t like landing on Free Parking. Elected leaders will be critiqued whether fairly or unjustly, it comes with the territory. Nobody gets a pass. And getting elected isn’t a red carpet being rolled out to do whatever tf they wanna do, regardless of what they ran on. We just went through this with Trump, Democrats spend his entire term trying to stifle his agenda and even undo the election. Its hypocritical for Dems to now pretend that those opposing Dem elected leaders (many of which are Democrats or Dems who left the party) are somehow committing treason because they won’t shut up and go along with the program, nevermind shutting up and going along with the program because of a black face is what got us in the mess we find ourselves in.
Our job isn’t to shield black leaders from critique fair or not, our job is to ensure they are doing our bidding and are working in our best interests. My job isn’t to cheer, it is to provide critical analysis of local, state and national issues impacting us and the job performance of people who are supposed to be working in our best interests. And to question EVERYTHING leaving no room for speculation, ambiguity or double talk. The only people who will take offense at this are those working against our interests, those working for us welcome not only the opportunity to show us how, they solicit genuine feedback and help (from the real black grassroots/those who have the eyes and ears of the streets) in pushing our agenda.
That is not happening at the local, state or national level. What IS happening is black people are waking up and Democrats are panicking. Success in the Democratic Party/NPIC/BLM/Black Faces In High Places model is contingent upon a black bottom class… specifically, being saviors of the black bottom class. Without a permanent black bottom class it all falls down. This is why nobody’s offering solutions that produce tangible results or collective upliftment. This is why the emphasis is put on jail, police brutality and criminal justice ‘reform’, issues that govern state control of the bottom class over solutions that lift black people out of poverty or help sustain a black middle class.
We engage in politics to hold leaders accountable, not to serve as cheerleaders, buffers or shields. They work for us, we don’t work for them.