Thursday, January 10, 2008

CHANGE - WE CAN BELIEVE IN ?

When you are well read, you hear the words ring from the past through the tone and tenor of the literature written in the past and those that are studied. When you hear others put from those great works in speech and conversation, you concentrate on those words hearing the truths that might come from them and relate to your understanding of them, sometimes bring new meaning along the way. Honestly, there is nothing wrong when orators use these words to exact great emotions within us. All great orators do this. I have seen many use the words of other GREAT speakers and writers to move peoples and nations but when its done in politics I become apprehensive when those that listen feel as if the words spoken by politicians are their original ideas spoken from their souls and not from speech writers who is well read and full of AGENDA.

Like Hip-Hip and Rap, politician words are mere “samples” from artist that have made the words, phrases and speeches original and emotional in the past. When you have Obama standing at the foot of monuments channeling Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. in catch phrases or sound , only the most astute will raise an eyebrow and question his intentions and direction. Much the way Mitt Romney’s expressing of how he “saw” his father marching with Martin Luther King Jr. during his historic demonstration on Washington DC, we found within hours that it was a lie. So it all leave us asking one simple question, “why”?

The Obama Speech ........

They said this day would never come. They said our sights were set too high. They said this country was too divided; too disillusioned to ever come together around a common purpose.



But on this January night – at this defining moment in history – you have done what the cynics said we couldn’t do; what the state of New Hampshire can do in five days; what America can do in this New Year. In schools and churches; small towns and big cities; you came together as Democrats, Republicans and Independents to stand up and say that we are one nation; we are one people; and our time for change has come.”You said the time has come to move beyond the bitterness and pettiness and anger that’s consumed Washington; to end the political strategy that’s been all about division and make it about addition – to build a coalition for change that stretches through Red States and Blue States. Because that’s how we’ll win in November, and that’s how we’ll finally meet the challenges we face.


This was just the beginning of Barak Hussein Obama congratulation speech in Iowa. If you heard it, or even read it in its entirety, it is one of the BEST speeches delivered in politics. It ranks second best to Obama's Democratic Convention speech of 2004 and the BEST of the new century, and yet it is not the best speech ever written because the realities of its content has been done before.

Breaking this speech down we have some of Abraham Lincoln (Gettysburg Address), Martin Luther King Jr.(I Have a Dream), John F. Kennedy (Civil Rights Speech of 1963), Bill Clinton (Inaugural Speech 1992) and one any of Nelson Mandela speeches practically bleeding out of the Obama 's speech. Now is anything wrong with this? No, not really. We all call upon a higher authority in our lives. Especially when our back is against the wall or when we want that shiny new fire truck for Christmas. But if you really want to ignite the emotions of an unexposed mind, speak in a language that common people can understand, and if you can’t do it in your own words, plagiarize a little bit here and a little bit there, just enough so that you aren’t liable, from the greats. Now you have the ingredients for being a person who SPEAKS WELL and is SO CHARISMATIC. Often when you master this craft, you are reported by the media as one who HAS FOUND THEIR VOICE and the one’s who have thus far are Mike Huckabee, Barak Obama, and Hillary Clinton. I would include Ron Paul and Mitt Romney but for the most part, they studded with the words which often is an example of a candidate speaking in a way NO like their normal speech.


Now we see John Kerry (cousin of George Bush and had no backbone to fight for his own past 2004 Presidential win) and Barak Obama (candidate for CHANGE and DISTANT cousin to Vice President Dick Chaney) I really have extreme reservation. That is too much Blood flowing in those veins for me to not notice.

Hear me when I say this.

Although you can’t always be personally judged by the family you are born into, (LORD knows if that was true I’d be one Ghetto Acting, Mafia Pimpin’, Over Dressed Churchin’, Crack Dealing, Door-to-Door Jehovah Witness Knocking, Mason Funny Hat Wearing, Farrakhan Bean Pie Selling, Broke-Ass Diva Wannabe, Law Degree Braggin’ DL Atlanta Livin’ Freak) your divine make up IS based upon your family and family experiences.

Blood is blood no matter how much one wants to run from it. If the family you live in is dysfunctional and you manage to survive enough to come out some what “functional”, anyone who deals in behavioral sciences – including the Dog Whisperer, will let you know that the energy you have inherited from your family stays with you in some form or another. Basically with all the background shyt that came in my family, I know I am American and thus the perfect candidate for the Mega Party/Church of Change. I may not be as dysfunctional as my family but I am a better version of them or at least better at hiding it. Knowing this and what I know about the theory of CHANGE, hear lies the problem, I read all the time and not just from the same sources that regurgitates the same sugar frosted information that every media out sources as NEWS, I read from the media sources outside the ownership of the Warren Buffett’s of the world so my understanding of what is to come next is something like a crystal ball. Where the events that most Americans don’t get, or experience way after the shoe has fallen, I see it like a car wreck in slow motion, and ain’t shyt I can do about it but stand on the corner and wear the THE WORLD IS ENDING sign looking like the crazy man who found GOD and lost his mind.

There is something to be said about “CHANGE”, “the Agent of CHANGE”, “we need a CHANGE”, “I have made 35 years of CHANGE”, “CHANGE – We Can Believe In”, when you know what you are accustomed to, you also know what CHANGE is and would be; positive and negative. As in any status quo, the system of measurement is a straight line and with regards to CHANGE, the lines are non-linear. Within the campaigns of CHANGE those lines either move in a positive (up) direction or negative (down) direction. Right now, the front runners of the Democratic parties are currently on a scale that look more like that of the New York Stock Exchange than a steep hill towards Heaven.

Some days I have my voice and interest in Barak Obama as I hear his message for CHANGE, and then today I see John Kerry standing next to him on the podium politicking about how “he too” supports the Agent of CHANGE. Scratching my head I ask myself, “Just a few months ago, didn’t Kerry just stand idly by as the campus police of the University of Florida dragged the (DON'T TASER ME BRO!!!) kid off and teasered him when he asked about facts that proved Kerry WON the 2004 Presidential Election?” Then I asked myself, ‘Self, ain’t his boy John Edwards?” With that, the upward rise on the CHANGE board just took a radical nosedive into the negative zone. I mean if you can condemn a Hillary Clinton for having a Bill Clinton in the Background, then having an ex-Presidential candidate without a backbone must be even worst. There is one thing to be a political outsider by choice and or philosophy, but when you are kicked out for being a Political Snake in the Grass, that's another thing.

A REALLY BAD MOVE BARAK!!! You need to drop the KETCHUP MAN. The fact that Kerry believes that the WORLD will like us better with Barak as President don’t help the people of Katrina get back on their feet quicker nor will it keep the Development Predators from removing the displaced, the poor and disadvantaged from homes that have no intention of being rebuilt or being priced off their property all together nor will it make nice enough for the people who hold US outsourced jobs kind enough to go back into their third world status and give back jobs to Americans. With the Kerry Agenda it just might help make those people who control FOREIGN MARKETS want to play nice give you some though. To be honest, the only person worst than having John Kerry on your side publicly is having Eric Michael Dyson as your pitchman.

Hear me when I say this, Michael Eric Dyson is MESSY.

I hate when pseudo-Intellectuals prostrate agenda and end up sounding like a self taught street activist nor do I like being forced to take sides with people whom I know I would never even breath at and having to side with against a Brotha. BUT Mike you gave me no choice because you were talking about stuff like you DONE LOST YOUR MIND and half way through your ranting … you found out you were talking the wrong GAME and got lost in the subject.







Dyson, please go back to defending Hip-Hop and sweatin’ 2Pac’s nuts, you are No Political Pundit. Can’t you see MSNBC got you on there just to ignite and fan the flames for increasing and infusing the perception of RACE into the Obama campaign and spiking ratings after all the BUSTED POLLS and FAKE ASS PUNDITS been getting pie in the face. People voting or not voting for Barak Obama ain't the same has CROSS BURNING Negro. White folk know he's BLACK. Hell, Black Folk know he's Black. Black folk know he wasn’t chillin' with them since he announced his race for President. We know Obama only came-a-knockin’ just before the holidays to make his CAMEO appearance and his GIFT before going back to the Corporate Massa’ House for fine wine and caviar. We know he is making the BIG deals with WHITE AMERICA so that we can either get a sweeter slice of the pie (like in the Clinton Years) or more than the usual bits of crumbs (as promised by the 2004 Kerry/Edwards Ticket). Dyson, my Brother, they using you as the consummate ANGRY BLACK MAN and you jumped right on it like a fat squire in the middle of a Mississippi Picnic. Not all issues about BLACK PEOPLE should be pursued like an Ambulance Chaser. Even AL SHARPTON, JESSE JACKSON, JC WATSON and ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS know this when it comes to Baraka Obama. Keep your mouth closed until the last minute because if you yell surprise before the door opens and lights come on, you pretty much ruined it for everyone DAMNIT.

3 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

Now this was an interesting take on things, from the John Kerry endorsement to Michael Eric Dyson...but i couldn't help but agree with you (even when i do from time to time enjoy a diatribe form MED). You make me think about this and go hmmmmmmmm....

jjbrock said...

This is a good post with a good twist to it. Dyson, please go back to defending Hip-Hop now, that is funny.

Shazza Nakim said...

Yeah, I don't know what it is about hIm BUT he just reminds me of that one annoying kid in HIGHT SCHOOL that had no social life, played no sports, did no extra-curiculars, got straight B's, had no girlfriends or boyfriends and after graduation took steroids and worked out FOR YEARS and THEN invites you on a Talk Show to PROVE HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW ... and you are sitting there saying to yourself, "but I still don't know who you are."

I mean he has PROPS in the eduction department, I just feel that it's misdirected and he tries too hard to out intellect Cornell West.