To my people: Don’t be afraid to raise your fist and yell out “Black Power!”

There’s just something inspiring about seeing a Black person, with a giant Angela Davis Afro, hoisting up their first to the sky and yelling out the iconic phrase “Power to the people!” It just moves me. It’s been a long, long long time coming, and it’s long, long, long overdue and called for. We as Black folks have been so very delusional in thinking it was no longer necessary to fight. Instead, my generation started deluding ourselves in the late 1970s that we, as a people, had gotten to the mountain top, we’d gotten over and could now live in the suburbs, work for IBM and marry White people - what was left? We were free! Once more, we’d gotten over.

Talk about lost Negroes needing to wake up. It’s taken decades to open our eyes and realize mainstream WASP America tolerates Afro-Americans, they don’t like, love, or respect us. Never have, and I don’t see the majority ever embracing you and me as fellow Americans.

A small percentage of Black folks tried to keep up the fight, but our own accommodating-obsessed people branded us as out-of-time militants. I wear that moniker with pride, damn right, hell yeah I was, and I am a Black militant. I’ve always believed in Black Power in the face of never vanishing White supremacy which rules the land.

Last week, Tennessee State Representatives Justin Jones and Justin Pearson exhibited the Huey P. Newton-type courage to raise their fist in defiance of transparent sheet-wearing Knights of the Ku Klux Klan who hoped to silence the “uppity” Black boys. They didn’t go quietly into the good night.

Go on with your badass 1967 self. It warmed my heart and brought red, black, and green tears to my brown eyes.

According to Tennessee state congresswoman Gloria Johnson, MAGA lawmakers have suggested bringing back lynchings. Once more: the Confederacy isn’t a long past geographical location. No, it’s a heartfelt and deeply embraced uncivilized value system and way of life which is alive and well across America. It has neither vanished nor died-out.

In another display of “Black Power,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is accused of being the hand-puppet of Jewish Billionaire George Soros. Why? Because he’s holding Trump’s crooked behind to the fire. Righteously, Bragg has retaliated against Trump’s strongmen enforcers and he’s suing MAGA loudmouth Ohio Senator Jim Jordan who’s trying to bully Black America into a forced submission.

And while these displays of Black Power are exhibited, we come to find out, actually confirming what we already knew, that Clarence Thomas is the property of bigoted billionaire Harlan Crow. Uncle Thomas is his personal, exclusive house Negro. He belongs to Crow. He does Crow’s bidding. He should be referred to as Crow’s Clarence.

Not Negro, not boy, not coon, boot nor spook, I’d wager behind closed doors, he’s Crow’s Nigger. Do you think he’s sung them a song, do a little jig, just to prove he’s really Black? Because these are the fat cats to ask, and … for the right price, this Stepin Fetchit minstrel may do both the Funky Chicken and the Funky Penguin, if it puts a smile on his massa’ face, and hopefully some more cold cash in his bottomless pockets.

At this point in time, Clarence Thomas is the all-time lowest sack of… sell out Uncle Tom in the history of America. Someone tell me what other Black Americans have done the bidding of conservative White folks for well over 35 years?

Isn’t it interesting how historical events play out? In the face of this form of vintage, classic Black Power, we find Uncle Clarence’s hangng out with a Nazi artifact-collecting aristocrat.

Black Olympian Jesse Owens, who put Adolf Hitler in his place during the ’38 World Olympics, is turning over in his grave.

There is no question in my mind the Supreme Court’s colored jester is little more than a cotton-pickin’ “useful idiot” whose scorn over being rejected by Blacks, and perhaps his own self-hatred for himself and his own people, has fueled his willingness to be pimped and exploited since George H. picked him off the Republican plantation decades ago.

Clarence Thomas has sold his soul to the devils…. White sheeted and hooded devils, let’s be precise here.

All the Make America White Again house Negroes, Armstrong Williams, Trump’s boy - Reverend Darrell Scott, Clarence Thomas, Candice Owens, Jason Whitlock, Thomas Sowell, Iron Head Mike Tyson who just hung out with Trump, Kanye, Sen. Tim Scott, Dr. Ben Carson, all these Black Benedict Arnoldses must be having just at least a little trouble looking in the mirror and realizing history will brand them as despicable, treasonous sellouts for playing the role of obedient accommodating lackeys lending comfort and assistance to the sworn opposition (foe/enemy) in the midst of an escalating cold civil war.

I’ve got this theory that Thomas, being rejected by Dr. Hill and most of “enlightened” Black America back then, decided he’d seek that James Brown, Godfather of Soul type Big Payback, and that’s what he’s been doing since 1991 - “paying back” Black folks. Stabbing us in the back, repeatedly and often, because he’s a conflicted negro man who hates his Blackness, and likely wishes he was White.

Like most Negro Conservatives, they’ve deluded themselves into believing their White associates and so-called friends are convinced they aren’t like the other darkies. They’ve pulled themselves up by their boot-straps, thus making them “different,” if not “better,” almost normal…almost White. They are the “good” Blacks, while you and I are the liberal, progressive-minded uppity ones. We’re the ill-mannered, ungrateful “bad” niggers. So, as model-safe Negroes, they’ve accommodated and assimilated as much as a black person can. And as we can all see, they are rewarded for their Stepin Fetchit escapades and antics.

However, I do think they are now waking up to the simple reality they’re in bed with racist White folks. How can they not see the Klansmen on transparent ropes?

Racist White men allowed Uncle Thomas to have his White female. Why do they have tolerance for the interracial sex they detest? Because Clarence is doing the dirty work, the heavy lifting for White men. They permitted him a woman so he chose a right wing fruit cake Neo-Confederate sympathizer!

So here we are in 2023, and we’ve brought back “Black Power” to the forefront of the “movement.” And here in the 21st century, we’ve still got Uncle Tom’s to contend with. Some…. stuff never changes.

So in ending, to my people: Don’t be afraid to raise your fist and yell out “Black Power!”.

BlackCommentator.com Columnist, Desi Cortez, who also writes for BlackAthlete.com & NegusWhoRead.com, 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 foot 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 an officer n' gentleman, a "man's man." Produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my "little" mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Wordsmith behind America's Ten Months Pregnant . . . Ready To Blow!: Even Trump Can't "Make America White Again." A New, More Inclusive, Diverse 21st Century America - Love It . . . Or Get The Hell Out!. Contact Mr. Cortez and BC.

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