The blog site:
The Truth About John Sydney McCain ("JiSM") Blog
This blog provides the ugly but well-researched and documented truth about John McCain's voting record, his fatal inconsistencies, his marital unfaithfulness and divorce record, his absurd and dangerous statements about Iraq and Iran, and all of the reasons why Senator John McCain from arid Arizona ought never, ever become president of the United States of America.
According to the Wikipedia site detailing the founding of AfroSpear - two key founders were "Francis Holland" and "Field-Negro".
Let me start out by saying: MR HOLLAND is free to go to "Google Blogspot" and open a blog on any subject as he pleases - just as I have done. I will back him 1000% on his right to free speech.
I, however, am allowed to follow his trail and make analysis of his atomic composition.
From the AfroSpear Wiki entry we are treated to the following which more or less functions as a founding and mission statement for the group:
Bloggers like The Field Negro, Jack and Jill Politics, African American Political Pundit, Asabagna, Aulelia, P6, Skeptical Brotha, Republic of T, BygBaby, Culture Kitchen, Angie, The Free Slave, and many other bloggers continued the discussions at the Republic of T's blog after his blog post "The Republic of T. Blogging While Brown, Part III" on March 30, 2007 with Black bloggers, Rikyrah, ecthompson, Electronic Viillage, Mark Bey, Dr. Lester Spence, Bronze Trinity and many other bloggers contributing to the discussion. Through further discussions on other Black blogger platforms such as The Free Slave the AfroSpear name was agreed upon.
The overall the origins of “AfroSpear” started from a discussion group of Black bloggers from around the world who had an interest in developing a community of African/Black progressive minded bloggers. The word AfroSpear came from black blogger discussions regarding a name for a group of Black bloggers who did not want to limit their engagement to the continent of the United States, but also wanted to connect with bloggers from throughout the African Diaspora.
Seeing the need to water of the AfroSpear seed, and take it to the next level, a smaller ad-hoc black blogger group moved forward and began planning beyond the creation of a name and concepts into a baseline model of the AfroSpear. It developed into an idea to create a diasporic-wide think tank type blog comprising of 6 bloggers: 3 women and 3 men. The vision was that it would focus on discussing issues, exchanging ideas and creating strategies, with the objective of developing concrete and viable solutions to tackle the concerns relating to those of African descent worldwide.
The 6 who initially started the AfroSpear blog had developed a relationship by exchanging ideas and having discussions and respectful debates on each other’s blogs. They didn’t always agree, but what they had in common was their love for their community and a commitment to the progress of those of African descent, both near and far. They came from 4 different countries on 3 continents. They brought a variety of experiences, perspectives, ideas, beliefs and values in an effort to foster understanding, wisdom, knowledge and strength.
IF this is the agenda of the group (as referenced primarily by the blogs of Field-Negro, Electrocuted While Black, Jack & Jill Politics and the myriad of other blogs that are semi-maintained by Mr Holland) they have FAILED MISERABLY!!!!
If they were honest and thus depicted themselves as:
- American Democrats Who Are Black
- Progressive Hit-man
- Character Assassins
- Leftist Progandists
(Please note - I DO NOT venture out and read every single blog that is affiliated with AfroSpear. I do believe that I have an adequate sampling to know the general character of the group.)
At minimum anyone who violently disagreed with the general sentiment that is expressed by the group and its founders would ask to be disconnected from this loose coupling because they could not stand by the clear agenda.
- The America Cities Which Are Most Liberal
- The America Cities Which Are Strongest Democratic Bastions
- The American Cities With The Highest Black Unemployment Rates
- The American Cities With The Highest Black Homicide Rates
What can we conclude then is their purpose?
In my view as an observer and a critic their goal is to make BLACK POLITICAL ACTIVISM a circular reference. We as a people are asked to enter the American Political Game and get our uniforms dirty and thus have our PEOPLE focused more on wining for the Political Team than we are upon achieving measurable accomplishments that benefit our communities.
Sadly exploitative groups like AfroSpear and Color Of Change make ready use of the very "Black Grievances" that their favored political forces preside over to attract even more aggrieved Black people to join in on the political roughhousing.
Absent self dignity amongst the operatives and or the willingness of the Black rank and file to see that they are being USED - this incestuous affair will continue with our communities suffering the greatest from our lack of observation of what is happening to us.
Their priorities are clear: