I posted a comment in response to the article listed above.
I signed up for an account to have my words posted.
I received the confirmation e-mail.
My words were up on the message thread for a hot minute.
NOW THEY ARE GONE!!!!
What happened was - I EDITED THE SCRIPT.
You see - yet another "Democrat Who Is Black" wrote a story seeking to make Black political loyalties a function of RACIST WHITE REPUBLICANS and their ignorant actions. I wrote a reply asking these same "Democrats Who Are Black" if they are more offended by the two recent ignorant Republicans making racially tinged jokes about the Obamas OR IF THE SAME LEVEL OF OFFENSE REGISTERED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT DEMOCRATS CONTROL EVERY SINGLE LOCAL INSTITUTION WHERE BLACK PEOPLE LIVE IN OUR HIGHEST CONCENTRATIONS.
This must have been considered "Hate Speech" and thus I was deleted.
I have had my words recently deleted from an NPR blog and a contributor to "Tech Nation" - when I dare ask questions of the author.
Do you all ever wonder about the words that YOU NEVER GET TO SEE on the Progressive news sources that you flock to? With the discretion of the editor - they are never allowed to appear for you to see.
I originally started this specific blog as a means of posting my own words as a shadow copy of that which was likely going to be deleted.
HERE IS WHAT I WROTE:
Why do you base your notion of "minority outreach" on the "offensive
words" said by a few Republicans while ignoring the present facts in
Black America? Today every single majority Black voting district has
its institutions controlled by the a member of the Democratic Party.
Despite all of the grievances that I hear about our people's present
circumstances I am more inclined to hear more repudiation of the
Republican party over words that some previously unknown member has
said that was offensive than I ever hear our community show more
outrage over the machine that is shorting us on the promises that
they have made in order to obtain our votes.
Just imagine if the historical great, Fannie Lou Hamer was so
sensitive as you purport to be? She drove all the way from
Mississippi to Atlantic City NJ to demand a seat at the Democratic
National Convention in 1964. Beyond one individual saying something
offensive to her - the entire Democratic Party apparatus stood
against her. It was a good thing that she "keep her eyes on the
prize" as she noted that her goal was to gain POLITICAL
REPRESENTATION for her people on her way to achieving her "permanent
interests". She did not allow personal insults, even in this broad
scale to deter her.
It is my view that our community today is suffering from a force far
more threatening than the "Southern Strategy". Whereas this strategy
focused on scapegoating Blacks to obtain Black votes.....whatever the
Democratic Party machine is using they are getting the Black
community to look past the shortfalls in what was promised to us and
"keep trying harder" so that one day it will come.
If you could detail specifically how the "Southern Strategy" is
impacting our communities today I'd love to hear it.