I know my posts are unpopular with people desperate for a win, any win, even not well thought out tactics that lead to ‘be careful of what you ask for wins’ that exacerbates problems, create issues where there were no issues and come back and bite them in the ass. With many its about saving face, about trying to rebrand themselves after being on the wrong side of black people, on issue after issue and on the wrong side of history. I warned about BLM, about black girl magic and all the tricks the Dem Party, NPIC and black misleaders play, those warnings fell on deaf ears.
Now the people who ignored those warnings and participated in all types of fuckery and sabotage against black people for their handlers, are trying to coopt the movement for transparency and accountability. All of a sudden those who sold us out to rock with BLM want to be the voice/face for calling them out. Really?
Those who had no problem playing their role in the hijacking of Ferguson and co-option by multi hundred million dollar white orgs using BLM are using/exploiting the implosion of BLM to rebrand themselves and get the bag they thought they were gonna get when they were down with with fuckery. I’m not talking about families, they’re victims. I’m talking about organizers, people who knew and participated in the grift, the ones trying to act brand new, like they weren’t part of the con.
A lot of folks are intentionally overlooking that part, same way they’re overlooking the disastrous effect black girl magic has had in black communities, record crime in cities. Record homicides. Increased poverty. High unemployment. Urban blight. Lots of symbolic action, clapbacks and chasing headlines, but no tangibles, reparations or a black agenda. Yes, things were bad before black girl magic, things have gotten considerably worse with black girl magic.
Most are chocolate dipped versions of neoprogressivism, pushing Bernie babble or misleading black people into organizing around the latest issue the powers that be are using to distract us from our battle.
The opposition doesn’t have to wage war when you do it to yourself…