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Reply to "Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit"

Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher:
 

Not trying to be cryptic, just trying to keep my comments pretty general an accurate.

 

To be blunt.....many black people do not give a sh*t anything unless there is either a direct benefit or direct threat to their daily life.   Living between those two ends are what most call a comfort zone.  

 

When that zone gets rocked (ie Yes its possible for you to make ALL the right decisions in life and still end up unemployed, shot by police etc etc).....THEN attention is payed to those who suggest alternative ways of living (business, schooling, governing etc).

 

How many times have have you heard"successful" Black professional proclaim that speaking out on injustice is "played out"?

 

Ever hear Black people use language like "if you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to worry about?"

 

Or perhaps the other end of the spectrum "The problem is nigga's sh*t and never will be so they get whatever"

 

These are all types of neo-liberal thinking that suggest no matter how much a system is producing ill and undesirable effects........you are only to EVER blame yourself for the effect it (the system) produced!  If there's no obvious reason make some up!

 

From that perspective, the idea of unity (mixed with other forms of Black self hatred and mistrust) is a non starter.  Thus the case has to be continuously made.  For every person that agrees with the need for unity, there are those who've been made to think that its: unnecessary and/or impossible


This assessment is correct as well, with the exception of "These are all types of neo-liberal thinking that suggest no matter how much a system is producing ill and undesirable effects........you are only to EVER blame yourself for the effect it (the system) produced!  If there's no obvious reason make some up!", in that is "conservative"/neo-conservative/fake conservative thinking, not Liberal thinking in any way. 

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