21866, RE: minority leader for today???|
Posted by Expertise, Fri Sep-01-00 02:12 AM
The world is becoming more and more individualistic and original every day, and black people of today are not defined under one thought and one mind as they were in the 50's and 60's. With african americans gaining more freedoms, along with society's acceptance to social liberalism comes the growth of new identities and personalities. Back then, it was easier to look at black people as a collective unit. One black man had the same views and the same focus that another black man had. Now, with the acception of different cultures, religions, and even sexual preferences, I think black people want to be defined more than just black.
Therefore, it's harder to group us into one giant collective ball than it was in the 60's. Sure, we had the non-violent blacks and the militant blacks, but look at how society has evolved the black community now. We have liberal blacks, conservative blacks, gay blacks, rich blacks, poor blacks, Christian blacks, Muslim blacks, Bhuddist blacks, etc. In order for there to be unity there must be some kind of conjunction that we feel is strong enough to look past our differences and unite. I don't see that particular thing right now.
Until that happens, I simply say the best way for us to thrive is to improve ourselves individually, and by virtue make yourself a standard for everyone to follow. The current self-proclaimed "leaders", in which are nothing but civil rights movement parasites, are nothing but jokes and shouldn't be taken seriously. The closest thing I see to a leader in the black community is Colin Powell, however I doubt that Powell has the arrogance of Jackson, Sharpton, and Farrakhan and would think of himself as a black "leader". In fact, I would be disappointed if he did, because he has always given the idea that he is for everyone, and not just black people. I think he would make a great President of the United States, if he'd only ran. Let's hope he is the next secretary of state, regardless of whether Bush or Gore is elected.
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"In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other." -Voltaire
"The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer's money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse. The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to "help." - Thomas Sowell
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Some of you still think America's a
democracy. Lemme break it down for
* Democracy: Three wolves and a sheep
vote on the dinner menu.
* Democratically Elected Republic: Three
wolves and 2 sheep vote on which sheep's
* Constitutional Republic: The eating of
mutton is forbidden by law, and the
sheep are armed.
The United States is a CONSTITUTIONAL
REPUBLIC. Not a democracy.
Yes....I am a PROUD Black Libertarian Conservative.