When you debate with a person long enough you begin to understand their antics.
For a person who is more interested in debate than in substance - you can see the tactics that he uses in the ritual of debate.
This is the point that I have reached with "UptownSteve" / "WhiteBowieSteve". I have debated him for almost 4 years on various blogs.
It is clear that his milieu is that "He has the authoritative voice of Black America". If one disagrees with him or other popular positions within Black America then they are a:
- Buck dancer
- White Conservative Lover
You launch into the "non-partisan" softshoe everytime I challenge you to explain WHY blacks should support the Republicans given that
a. Over the last 40 years the GOP has written off the black vote
b. The engine that has powered conservatism for the last 40 years is anti-black animus.
You black conservatives will never own up to these FACTS because then your "honorary white" ID card and decoder ring will be snatched away and you'll become just another black in the eyes of your beloved massa.
CF, if you answer these two questions honestly I swear on my kids I'll never be rude to you again.
Why won't the GOP attempt to appeal at least to the black middle and professional class?
Isn't it obvious that these folks believe in hard work, sacrfice, self-sufficiency and all the other rightwing canards?
This is obvious that Steve is more upset that the Republicans don't kiss his behind in seeking the "Black vote" and thus they are racist. This is a more powerful INDICTMENT in his mind than the fact that "The Democratic Party now dominates all elements of the Black community" yet there is still a massive amount of grievances.
Here is my rebuttal to Steve:
WHEN HAVE I EVER FREAKING ASKED THE BLACK VOTER TO 'SUPPORT THE REPUBLICANS'?
I asked WHY - at a time when MISSION ACCOMPLISHED SIGNS are up all over our communities and yet.......IN CHICAGO SOME BLACKS ARE CALLING FOR THE 'NATIONAL GUARD TO PROTECT BLACK PEOPLE........WHAT IS MOTIVATING BLACKS TO "KEEP TRYING HARDER AT DOING THE SAME THING"?
Does everyone else notice that as I put forth this challenge to WhiteBowieSteve and Filled Negro they attempt to "OUT ME AS A REPUBLICAN"?
They are the main salesmen of the BLUE PILL, promising our people that if we ingest it OUR PROBLEMS WILL BE CURED.
I have the AUDACITY to test the EFFICACY OF THIS PHARMACEUTICAL CONCOCTION that you have been pushing on our people, winning the "Sales Man of the Year" from Merk in the process.
The long running comment about how "When the revolution comes - the Negroes most attached to the system will OPPOSE IT" should be applied to WhiteBowieSteve. His power and contentment comes from the status quo. As long as his party and ideology is standing strong (and things are great in Bowie MD) he could care LESS about the situation with so many others. Don't be fooled - he is going to FIGHT against any change in focus by Black America as we seek more comprehensive and enduring progression.
Think about it people. In the context of the SOLUTION FOR OUR COMMUNITY - the opposite of "Black people are VOTING FOR DEMOCRATS IN EXPECTATION THAT OUR CHALLENGES WILL BE SOLVED - per the advocacy of Black Leaders" IS NOT/ IS NOT/ IS NOT/ IS NOT Vote for REPUBLICANS instead.
In my view the opposite of outsourcing our community problems to the AMERICAN POLITICAL DOMAIN is - working to fortify the parallel domain that has suffered from BENIGN NEGLECT!!!!
The "Community Cultural Consciousness and Competency Development Domain".
* What if the schools in our community had improved consistent QUALITY as triggered by a COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT initiative which saw the importance of PREPARING our young people to be the PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGENTS that we need to retain the STANDARD OF LIVING for the community?
Is this a POLITICAL LOSS for Black folks?
* WHAT IF our streets were made SAFER because a CULTURAL CONSCIOUSNESS movement aligned the MESSAGES that flow in our community via entertainment/ political speech / education and general discussion between male and female were placed in alignment with HIGHER VALUES AND RESPECT?
Is this a POLITICAL LOSS in that we did not do this through the AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS?
If you notice WhiteBowieSteve is forced to return to the same tired themes (CS is a Republican - don't fall for the trick) because he IS A POLITICAL SELLOUT OPERATIVE.
I challenge YOU to be honest with yourself and tell me WHAT MORE can Black people RATIONALLY expect to receive from the POLITICAL PROCESS in regards to addressing our problems?
Instead what we see in the news story below is with THE DEKALB COUNTY BOARD IN FAVORABLE HANDS......a Black woman STILL was UNJUSTLY LOCKED UP due to an error in record keeping among FAVORABLE PEOPLE.
The sad part about Steve is that HE is actually SOLD OUT to a given political party over his race. His saving grace is that it is popularly accepted for a Black person to be SOLD OUT to the Democratic Party. Most of the name callers are standing right beside him.
With all that said - I bet that Steve and I would be good friends if we lived local. We'd probably go out for a beer and talk junk all day.