When I grow up, I want to be like Cornel West!
The significance of Barack Obama and Eric Holder placing Assata Shakur on the FBI “Most Wanted Terroist List”, with the likes of Al Qaeda’s number two leader Ayman al-Zawahiri (I guess now number one since Bin Ladin’s death), the ONLY (black) female on this list, is and will be lost on most African-Americans. These two “Black” men are sending a signal to their “White” masters that they not only repudiate the struggles of Black people against oppression and for their own empowerment, but that “Black Militancy” itself, is a form of TERRORISM! Further they are now declaring a “war on terror” against the backbone… the heart and soul… of the Black Liberation Movement: The Black Woman!
Unlike the murdered teen Trayvon Martin, whom Obama stated “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”, he sees no connection of his black daughters and black wife to Assata Shakur. Regardless, isn’t one of the primary roles of a man (in most if not all cultures and throughout history) to protect the woman of his community from the unwarranted and unjustified attacks of men from a rival community? What does it say about these two black men who are willing to sacrifice this black woman on the altar of white supremacy? As an American citizen, is she now a legitimate target of an extra-judicial drone killing like Anwar al-Awlaki?
The sad thing is, regardless of this latest blatant act of once again turning his back on the African-American community and perpetuating the system of injustice and “terror” against them, 99% of these same negroes would vote for Barack Obama for a 3rd term as President if they could! smh!
On Monday I noticed an unusual sharp spike in traffic to the blog. When I reviewed the “Site Stats” it revealed that the post with the most views on that day was “Nigger Day”, a post I had done in November 2007. The “Stats” also showed that the search term most used that day that lead to the post was “nigger day”. Another search term I saw that captured my attention was “national nigger day”.
In the USA on Monday 21 January, it was the federal holiday, Martin Luther King Day, as well as the celebration of President Obama’s 2nd Inauguration. It is no coincidence that the above search terms dominated the “Site Stats” for that day. I hadn’t noticed such an obvious increase in traffic to the above post before, although it is steadily one of the most read posts on the blog.
It is sobering and quite revealing that in the so-called “post-racial” America that some like to espouse, a certain segment of the American population consider a day as significant to African-Americans as “nigger day”. For those who want to minimize this as just the rantings of a small bunch of ignorant rednecks, I would answer that history has shown that the storm troopers of the elite are always the gullible but committed few from the less noble masses.