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Est. April 5, 2002
April 21, 2016 - Issue 650

You Black Folks
Voting For Hillary
You're Making
A Monumental Mistake


"The Ol’ School Black 'establishment' falling
in-line behind HRC is because so-many, if
not all are beholding-to the Clinton machine,
and they want to stay-in the good favor of
the entrenched political power structure.
However, their alignment with her doesn’t
benefit us, the little Black n’ Brown people."

My folks raised-me-up to “tell the truth,” they didn’t say to worry too-much about folk’s soft Michael Jackson/Melissa Harris Perry type “cashmere” feelings in that pursuit of truth, i.e., enlightenment. So I’m going to seize the time, for my summary of this moment in time demands those of us willing-to speak-up, speak truth to audacious power.

You Black folks voting for Hillary Clinton, you’re making a monumental mistake. I understand … the game of politics is complicated. You’re going to have to give this election cycle as much deep contemplation as we do a NBA/NFL playoff game, Scandal, Empire or the Housewives of any hood anywhere, sorry.

If you’re motivation in voting-for Hillary Rodham Clinton is politics, please note - HRC is a political prostitute. She’s not a “whore” as early stated, rather she “pimps” herself out to multinational conglomerates for mo money than you n’ I can fathom.

If your support lies-in she’s a woman, I’m sorry, but she ain’t the “right” woman. She ain’t no do-right woman. Her primary claim-to-fame is her stint as Secretary of State and Big Apple Senator, but I’d beg to differ. I’d suggest her widespread notoriety is due to her nearly decade run as First Lady. Her being married to a blue-eyed soul singer who was insultingly dubbed the nation's ”first” Black President because he played the sax with Ray Bans on, while on Arsenio’s late-nite show, and he had a street rep for bedding anything that swam by, that allegedly made him in essence your everyday, average mildly-moraled Black man. Nonetheless that manipulated image her husband had . . . does not make her some form of a genuine, authentic Negro Whisperer.

When Bill walked onto the scene, the fish in the tank stop swimming, birds stopped singing, the radio turned itself off.

If you’re supporting HRC, understand where her roots lie; Hillary was a “Barry Goldwater girl” in 1964, Goldwater was Mr. Conservative. He was anti Equal Rights Amendment, and anti organized labor. He had opposed FDR’s New Deal,” The KKK supported him, and he advocated global thermonuclear war - Barry “In your guts, you know he’s nuts” Goldwater is precisely who a young Hillary aligned herself with.

I don't know if that scares me, but it does alarm me greatly.

To prove to the Ray-Gun Dixie-Crates he was no “Nigger-lover” “Bubba” passed infamous 20th century Black Codes. And his woman was at his side. She defended this gigolo’s actions inside and outside of the bedroom, kitchen, Oval Office - you name the location..

She is a “stand by your man” woman.

Bernie has a much more “progressive” outlook on affordable/universal health care, the Middle East and Energy. Bernie has a healthy distrust of police power and authority. HRC doesn’t.

If Hillary’s got your support because the contemporary Black political establishment, the CNN/MSNBC in-house Black Liberals and your preacher has her back . . . you Negroes need to wake-up.

Look, I’m apart of that Progressive/Revolutionary slice of Black America who’s long been begging these eatin’ n’ meetin’/ sittin’ n’ sippin’ hi-falutin house Negroes to do the jobs they’re voted or appointed-to. The the last quarter-century has been little-more than the business-as-usual bullshit. Have we not been pleading with Black Democrats to get serious, to confront the ills and woes which plague the crumbling, decadent Black American empire . . . and here we sit.

Most of our politicians react to horrific events. They’ve not even a sophomoric blueprint or game plan to deal with anything. We just waiting on White folks to help us help ourselves.

Ain’t that a . . . .

But noooo, these folks want to throw garden party brunches and extravaganza dinners so they can pat each-other on the back, congratulate and commemorate each-other for fighting White folks … while Black urban America burns.

Here we sit.

The Ol’ School Black “establishment” falling in-line behind HRC is because so-many, if not all are beholding-to the Clinton machine, and they want to stay-in the good favor of the entrenched political power structure. However their alignment with her doesn’t benefit us, the little Black n’ Brown people.

Bernie’s centerpiece is to dismantle the stranglehold on “power” which the “soul-less” aristocrats and the “God-less” investor class have maintained. Bernie aims to confront the intemperate cutthroat capitalist who’ve instituted unchecked, unbridled runaway Laissez Faire Capitalism. If he can do this . . . Black America is better-off than enduring what will be four years of HRC going along to get-along.

$15.00 lousy bucks an hour as a basement wage is asking too-much have Hillary and the Democrat establishment tell it.

Unrealistic,and undo-able.

If it were not for Dr. King, the NAACP and SCLC on one side, and Malcolm X, The Black Panthers Party and Angela Davis . . . . we’d still be sitting here waiting on an integrated cafes, hotels and workplaces.

I’d rather go out on my feet swinging with Bernie, fighting for “more,” compared to on my knees begging for handouts.

I’m sorry, but as Afro-Americans we’ve hitched our wagons to what we believed were “good” White folks - “Democrats,” who we put first, while they put our politically naive Black asses dead last. “Dead last,” ol’ predictable, reliable . . . delusional Negroes are we.

Black political leadership is fine with this age-old biz-ness relationship because just like dictators in 3rd n’ 4th world countries they’re given good-sized crumbs off the White man’s big-table which they crumble and pass-around to preachers, sorority sisters, entrepreneurs/entrepre-negroes and church members. This dysfunctional system has helped to create what is Chi-Town, the Motorless City, Oak-Town, the Big Easy, Hotlanta, LA-LA and their epidemic-levels of pain, misery and dysfunctionalism

Melting” Chocolate Cities.

Putting Hillary in the White House will benefit Black people no more than putting Barack Obama in the Black House has made our situation any better over the last decade. Even Obama put our interest last. The change with him at the helm has been minimal if not inconsequential - because both are mere “caretakers” of an entire American political system of governing which is flawed.

Fight the power!

Three of the the absolute worst, most damaging and counter-productive “advancements” Black people ever went along with; One, the abdication, the putting in the hands-of “indifferent,” “disconnected” and sometimes obviously “hostile” white educators the formal K-12 education/philosophical enlightenment of our children. They’ve had gutter-low expectations for our children, and we’re living down to them. Two, the reckless, ill-conceived middle class abandonment of Black neighborhoods when integration became possible. We gave away our much-needed economic foundations.

And the third, blindly handing-over our loyalty to the Democrat establishment. Understanding it’s been a question of lesser evils, Hillary is not the lesser of evils this time around. So if we, as a people vote for Hillary “just because,” we won’t be thinking. We’ve got to start critically calculating our moves.

If HRC wins - more of the same ol’ back-burner status for Black folks. And if Hillary loses to Lord Trump, or nut-case Cruz, Black folks are going to have more hell on our hands than a little-bit.

Power to the people! Columnist, Desi Cortez, was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. "Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into a good, strong man, produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way." Contact Mr. Cortez and BC.




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