Aug. 12, 2020

We Shouldn’t Expect Blind Allegiance Should We?

Blind Allegiance has gotten us where in 60 years of loyal Democratic Party support? Our ancestors made choices when choices had to be made shifting party loyalty when they deemed it necessary. We must allow our communities to have the same response today because this boogeyman syndrome is way out of kilter. You had better vote for Biden if you are truly black, Trump is the most racist President ever insults the agony and misery our ancestors faced watching their love ones hanging from trees after being burned alive and then hung while the occupants of those historical White House’s casually disregarded the crimes, or worse offering shelter to those who lynched and terrorized. Now we have both parties disregarding or ignoring our case for reparations. why? Just because they can because they know we will not tip over the political apple cart. You see never have in 60 fully went full bore after the Democratic Party. Well, in 1964, Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party tried but where silenced by a sitting President and his team cart controllers. So, please don’t expect blind allegiance when blind allegiance hasn’t served us a full meal at any table. Our votes are sacred but we as a community haven’t valued our votes because we gave them away willingly without payment expecting in return. There shouldn’t be ghettos in America, starving children in America, undereducated children in America, soiled tainted water in America, people without healthcare in America, homeless or evicted people in America but there are and it didn’t start with Trump. The majority of people who are affected by these wrongs are in our communities not theirs. Malcolm X demanded we value our votes as sacred as did Martin King but we haven’t and we don’t. So because of that we end up choosing between Trump/Pence and Biden/Harris with the difference between them in minute. Hell, in 2000 Trump donated $6000.00 to Harris’s campaign to be California’s Attorney General and we or we should know how that turned out. If you want blind allegiance than you disservice Monroe Trotter, Marcus Garvey, DuBois, Douglass, Paul Robeson, Ella Baker, Ida Wells, Fannie Hamer, Stokely Carmichael because each one of those would’ve been upfront and discussing both parties wrongs and demanding them to do right by us. Now I am not proposing to go for anyone in particular or no party specifically. I am only asking that we value our individual votes collectively and get something tangible from those votes because blind allegiance hasn’t gotten us anywhere.