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What if George Bush, Not Barack Obama put CBC on blast?

September 27, 2011 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) To complain simply is to express grief, pain or discontent. I take it is difficult for President Obama to accept, feel or believe that some people, in particular in the African American community have such feelings. That we have grief of no longer having health insurance or being able to buy for our kids things that we once took for granted. That we feel pain when we struggle to keep our homes or maintain balanced diets to place in front of our family for breakfast lunch and dinner. Or that we feel discontent when we see the government making massive bailout to millionaires who work on Wall Street but barely lift a finger to deal with our concern with the exception as he did recently, to order us to stop complaining and “shut up.” Because he was tiered of us voicing or grief, pain and discontent. 

I wonder why this posture is taken. Funny, I didn’t hear such a tone or  statement made toward Jewish Americans recently when thye COMPLAINED about President Obama’s statements regarding a return to the 1967 borders of Israel. Nor did I hear a similar statement addressed to the Gay and Lesbian community when they voiced outrage and discontent toward not having the rights of marriage or concerning don’t ask don’t tell in the military. Nor did I hear him make such statements regarding Latino and Hispanic immigrants when they voice their pain of having to leave their families if caught up in the web of draconian attacks on supposedly illegal immigration. Yet I do with respect to African Americans.

Strangely, it reminds me of the posture of the mulatto half-breed house slave in diametric opposition to the field slaves. They were the ones to say that all would be good, yet they stayed inside with the slave master while the field slave risked all to the elements, the scraps that served as food and trying to maintain dignity in a world that saw a hierarchy in status based on skin color.

I cannot say why Obama was so brazen to use these words to those who look more like him than Zionist and others of European descent, but I can speculate it has to do a little bit with fear – that he fears the wrath of his master more so than the wrath of his kindred.

The presentation to the CBC I fell was a discussion between house slaves, including the President and the elected representatives and all who have jobs, and insurance and are not having to fight each and every day to keep their homes. The President said what he did and to ask those with a history of protest and complaint against a government who has traditionally ignored and neglected them is out of place, for in the same voice he asks us to speak out and complain against the republicans on Capitol Hill. It was disturbing for theirs was a discussion between themselves and did nothing to address the pain that we on Main Street are feeling. I say this because if George WW, Bush addressed the same body and told black folks to stop complaining we would not be defending his rhetoric. It is just speculation but I do not think we would support such an assertion on his behalf and that we only do so because the President happens to look like us.

If I am asked, as a man, not to voice my complaints to the government or a president, then what I am being told is that my voice or opinion is not important, doesn’t matter and doesn’t count. Now there will those who disagree but I can respect their opinion. The question is if they can accept mine. For sadly, I do not know if they experience the pain and discontent that I do, being under employed, going from 6 figures annually for more than 15 years of my life to less than $30,000 annually.

I think it would be wise for the president to reconsider such a tone with his most vehement supporters. For I feel that he is faling into a trap set by his enemies of divid and conquor. The ame approach used by house slaves against the field slaves. What he may not be aware of is that he was not just addressing the people of staus in that roo alone, but all of us. The poor, the underclas and the forgotten.

Yes, the President showed his true colors during that address. Its ok to speak down to African American mothers who struggle to put food on the table, its ok to tell men encapsulated by the wrath of a criminal justice system they they should not speak out to the government or president about the misery they suffer, that it is not ok for the three of every five African Americans living in poverty to ask for change and express their pain and suffering. If you do, you will be told to accept your lot and to not complain. I just wonder if George Bush would have the same support in the African American community if he said the same thing to the same body. I think not.

Staff Writer; Torrance Stephens
 
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14 Responses to “What if George Bush, Not Barack Obama put CBC on blast?”
  1. hoodgirl says:

    @rawdawgbuffalo, That is my favorite MLK quote, peace!

  2. PS:

    I think malcom X had Obama and all on either the GOP or Democratic plantations in mind when he said:

    “We, the Black masses, don’t want these leaders who seek our support coming to us representing a certain political party. They must come to us today as Black Leaders representing the welfare of Black people. We won’t follow any leader today who comes on the basis of political party. Both parties (Democrat and Republican) are controlled by the same people who have abused our rights, and who have deceived us with false promises every time an election rolls around.”…………..Malcolm X

    PS: “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet Tubman

  3. I respect your opinions, bute we should always remember (Natalie)…Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity… Martin Luther King

    I can say I do find it strange, black folks complain about economy obama tells us stop complaining, jews complain about Israel, he gives them bunker-buster bombs..go figure

    good day

  4. Derek says:

    I think that people are taking this “stop complaining” thing farther than necessary. It’s one line from a larger speech, which I thought was good.

  5. natalie says:

    The sentimental rants from individuals loyal to this man with a limited understanding of his politics or an ability to provide a substantive criticism of this mans policies is what baffles me. As a one raised on the southside I have never surprised by the tone that this president uses exclusively with black audiences. He spent much of his time insulated from the realities of the middle class and working poor while an elitist resident of hyde park. Funny that he takes black men to task on fathersday with a message about accountability but when harry belafonte cornel west danny glover Maxine waters etc take him to task about his colossal failure neglect and “abandonment” of issues that effect the poor he can’t handle it. The most telling moment of his ascension to the presidency was his aggressive pivot away from the one man that gave him credibility in the black community…the real community organizer wright. Don’t agree with everything wright says or does but obamal has and always will be an opportunist that blows whichever way the wind takes him. A man that hasn’t fought but shown no testicular fortitude on most issues and runs on change but introduces his status quo administration the day after inauguration…arne duncan destroyed chicago public schools and he get promoted to sec of education? Geithner contributed to economic downturn over several admins and holder represent big banks in private practice so he doesn’t aggressively go after wall street. C’mon people. Seriously!

  6. Nicholas says:

    I hear plenty complaining, signifing, bitching and belly-acheing, about what the president didn’t do or how you feel disrespected by the way the president talked down about you. If you had listened to the speech, you would know the president was addressing the Congressional Black Caucus(CBC)of whom represents you in your congressional distsricts. The president is the president of all the people in the USA and can’t do things that just benefit the black community. The we did not elect the president by oursleves, therefore we have to look to the people we did put in office, and those are in most cases in larger urban areas our city, county, state, and US Congressional office holders. We need to realize nothing gets done without money and the money is appropreated by the congress and guess who controls the congress? If we are not careful in our critizing of the president we will end up with a Right Wing president who will appoint two more Right Wing Supreme Court Justices for life.

  7. tamtam says:

    Well I think we should all stop and think before we run to the polls to reelect a president that speaks to his primary supporters in the way in which Obama spoke to the CDC. Its one thing to be proud of the 1st African American President but it is totally crazy to allow this man to disrespect black folks because we share the same skin color. I am so sick and tired of black folks supporting crap that do not benifit them. WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE ITS TO LATE.

  8. kevin says:

    we all know good and dam well that if this were GWB all hell would break loose, protests in the streets, the liberals in the media would go wall to wall and GWB would have to resign as the President. This is a joke. The President as usual is playing class warfare because his economic solution is clasping our economy, but this is what he wants so the New America will be like Europe. If you like whats going on in Greece, Italy and Spain well America just wait because in 2012 you will see the new America brought to you by Barrack Obama and the Weathermen. You really don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows!!

  9. KAYLA says:

    Some black folks don’t have bedroom shoes under his watch. Some don’t even have feet. Disgraced us worldwide and now everyone else will too. That no doubt was one of his memorized speeches for the BLACK FOLKS. You don’t have to be blind to see that. As if we were the lowest thing on earth. Dissing BLACK FOLKS who came out in droves to get him elected. It’s a cold day in hell.

  10. Ex-Democrat says:

    Never nice to worship man. Why can’t no one call out this president? Wake up my people. We are free to think, and voice ones opinion.

  11. Nicholas says:

    Reading this article caused me to become very frustrated and a little angry. All I could think of was this is the wrong stance to take given the state of our community. I surely have a counterpoint, but I could not find the words, given my state of mind. I then read the comment by Veronica Young. Thank you Veronica for bailing me out, no one could have framed the discussion as well as you did. You made the nebulous concrete.

  12. I TOTALLY agree with Obama.

    I think the point is this: At what point do we stop the complaints and stop the whining, turning all that wasted energy into action?

    At what point, do we decide that we will be accountable for our situations? Regardless of how unfair?

    You said this: “Its ok to speak down to African American mothers who struggle to put food on the table, its ok to tell men encapsulated by the wrath of a criminal justice system they they should not speak out to the government or president about the misery they suffer, that it is not ok for the three of every five African Americans living in poverty to ask for change and express their pain and suffering.”

    My feeling is this: None of those people were present at the Black Congressional Caucus. It other words, Obama wasn’t in the projects or in front of the disenfranchised saying, “Get your act together!” I think Obama is very aware and more sensitive to their plight. Who was present were, Black leaders. So I don’t think he was talking down to anyone. If anything he was trying to rally all of those foot soldiers i.e. our Black leaders, who claim to be so concerned and in support of Black issues to work together to get some things done.

    You also said this: “Funny, I didn’t hear such a tone or statement made toward Jewish Americans recently when thye COMPLAINED about President Obama’s statements regarding a return to the 1967 borders of Israel…Nor did I hear him make such statements regarding Latino and Hispanic immigrants when they voice their pain of having to leave their families if caught up in the web of draconian attacks on supposedly illegal immigration.”

    My feeling is this: the Jewish and Hispanic communities, despite facing similar challenges, have been able to make substantial progress. We haven’t.

    I think the speech was right on point!

    Veronica Young
    http://www.veronicainspires.com/about

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