I am personally not a fan of Twitter. The thought of following the 140 character deposits of an entertainer is of no interest to me. Even worse - the sight of a propaganda news article that needs to be challenged for its relevance to the present condition of the Black community - only to find about 10 people on the message thread - 8 of them relaying the story to their friends on Twitter is most disturbing.
In this way Twitter is mind numbing. Instead of these people contributing "value added analysis" to what the author fed to them - they are merely viraly spreading the questionable feed to their friends.
Worse Than Twitter Is The Fool Who Is Looking For Ammo Against His Enemy Without Realizing Who His Enemy Is And What Is Actually Striking Him In The Head
This post is about no one in particular.
It is a model of a particular routine.
Certain pseudo-news analysis sites targeted at Black people operate as a bright light in a dark summer's night. They attract people who mostly want to have what they already belief affirmed.
To read the comments section where they accept the "chum feeding" of the article and then posit a "go get those damned Right-wingers!!! They are liars!!!" post is not the problem for me. The problem is that far too many consumers of this information ACCEPT the information that is presented to them, without any concern of the agenda that the content creator is pushing upon them.
"They Want To Make Obama A One Term President - They Want Him To Fail - Therefore They Are Wrecking The Economy And We Need To Fight Them"
I truly wonder if anyone is surprised were the Black Political Discourse has arrived at. Radio talk mogul Tom Joyner telling Black folks to vote for Obama in 2012 as a matter of "Racial pride" in seeing the first Black President being re-elected. Dr Ron Daniels and Bev Smith telling Black folks to not be afraid to "Vote For Your Race".
The problem is that they are not really interested in having Black people "vote for our race". They want Black people to vote for PROGRESSIVISM!!!!!!! If we were "Voting For Our Race" someone would have gotten fired a long time ago in Detroit, Chicago, Philly and Atlanta - where large portions of the Black community's human resource development has stagnated despite wild success of the agenda that was hoisted up as "The Black (Progressive) Agenda". If PROGRESS is the measure then they have failed. It is not "Progress" but "POWER" that is their real agenda. Ideological power build up - the results to our people are a tertiary concern.
The same numbers that had been used as an indictment against "the Bad Guy In Chief":
- Black Unemployment Rate
- Low Monthly Jobs Creation Numbers
- Federal Debt
- Failing Urban Schools