But at the conclusion of my talk, I was introduced to another question that still haunts me. I had handled most of the closing Q&A questions. Then one student hit me with this: “Mr. Smiley, do you believe that given the crisis state of our democracy, we black folk could ever find ourselves enslaved again?” Whoa. Didn’t see that one coming. Neither did the mostly white audience. A quiet fell over the room. I swallowed hard. Looking directly at the student, I could see he was dead serious, and I wanted to treat his question with the soberness it deserved. But, truthfully, I stumbled as I began to respond, not knowing how to properly frame my response. My answer? Yes... So, could the Constitution be thwarted and black folk end up enslaved again? Legal scholars, of course, will find the question ludicrous and laughable. It wasn’t farfetched for the young student who pressed me at Lehigh that evening. And, honestly? With the hair-raising, bone-chilling, spine-breaking, nerve-wracking path we’re on right now, I shudder to think where this democracy could end up one sad day, if we don’t get off this low road and make our way to higher ground soon.Yes. This is the levels to which so called black leadership such as John Lewis have sunk to. They actually peddle the belief that slavery is just around the corner. Never mind that the Trans-Atlantic slave trade could not have occurred without the direct, willing participation of Africans (stories of kidnapping by white people are wholly over stated). So unless a significant portion of black people who have power over the lives of black people, countrywide, decide to engage in slave trading, it's not happening. Never mind that. Just think that Time Magazine, an alleged reputable journal of news would allow Tavis to make such a statement without corrective commentary, shows how much the media and the Democratic establishment wishes to keep black folks in mental slavery by continuously reminding them that 1955 is just around the corner and can happen any day now. If Smiley had any self respect and respect for black people he would have ridiculed the student for his self-induced (or maybe professor induced) fear of enslavement. If only for the reason of rapid automation of manual labour types of "slave work". So this count up clock will remain at the top of the blog throughout President Trump's term or until black slavery is officially back on the books (apart from 13th amendment allowances). And every day that it stays, it shows the utter stupidity, opportunism and rank exploitative nature of the DNC and so called black leadership.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Slavery Countdown or Countup
So for those of you who pay attention, you'll noticed that there is now a "days and Trump Still Hasn't Re-Enslaved Black People Mr Smiley" banner at the top of the blog. The reason for this is because Tavis Smiley said one of the most ridiculous things prior to the election: