I am sorry for yesterday, but I ate too much banana pudding. It wasn't the sweets that made me sick. It was the overload of potassium that caused my body to be severely out of wack.
Had to let my body "recycle" if you will and plus I wanted to let this post last this weekend.
I am going to highlight another blogger today, I am going to let his words hit us with truth today, but I wanted to continue with the story of Malcolm X through Spike Lee's movie. I want to give preface of why I chose this.
Malcolm Little was a junkie, a con but had a strong heart, he was always a leader, when you watch the film, you see that he excelled, whether it was hustling or whatever. And when he was in prison, he had no choice but to get off drugs.
But heroin wasn't his only drug, just living wrong, being out of control were drugs too. We have a tendency to look down on some of us behind drugs, but those are just their vehicles of choice, some of us verbally and physically, emotionally abuse our partners, some of us eat for the wrong reasons, shop for the wrong reasons. And some of us get to a point where we realize, none of this is working.
And we search for something deeper.
A man in jail by the name of Baines provides that for young Malcolm, he helps transform Malcolm into the one who know. As young Malcolm is learning, the hustler in him reminds him of the limitations of man, and he asks brother Baines is this real in regards to Allah being the truth and etc. Elijah Muhammed this perfected discplined way of life.
Brother Baines looks and sounds assuredly as he responds "God's words ain't no hustle."
Unlike in the "free world" slang for life outside of prison walls, your word matters in there. Your word or lack of it will get you killed quickly or severely beaten because you are dealing with folks who have reduced options in regards to time so things like honor, respect, are treated differently. You lie, you disrespect a man, if you disrespect that man, you need to be able to whop that man same for women prisoners, it's a code.
So convict to convict, Brother to Brother, Malcolm Little trusts Brother Baines to let Malcolm X emerge.
Malcolm X blows up, he is a worldwide icon, and years passed and the rumors of the mortality of Elijah Muhhammed through infidelity and money start to come out.
It seems while everyone else has been getting rich spreading Allah's truth only Malcolm and his team have been walking the path, not cashing in off of it.
There is a point in the movie where award winning Denzel Washington who plays Malcolm's wife, played by equally talented Angela Bassett tells him the truth a con, a ......... word I can't use from the streets hates to hear because it is the fundamental truth tells him in a very powerful scene.
She says and I paraphrase, you fear nothing Malcolm, out here telling the strongest nation on earth, truths they don't want to hear but the concept and idea of betrayl never hits you.
Malcolm X didn't go research these lies, the accusations, these the media is blaming me(tongue in cheek),
Malcolm Little did...............
And like the hustler he has always been, he gets to the truth and it is true, not all of it but enough for Malcolm Little to realize that he has been had.
That the moment he put faith, ultimate faith in a man that the a con's con had been conned and baby it hurts.....The tears well up in my eyes now because I know his pain. I don't fear Obama, I don't fear Biden and the senate calling me a terrorist because if they could, trust they would. I don't mind or fear losing my life so this country, this concept of freedom we call America can stay strong. I don't give a second thought to it, but the realization that folk don't mean what they say.............
Lawd, it hurts to the core.
I am a con's con. Not because of street sense from selling dope or etc, but because I was heavily influenced by Italian Mafia. Not the Godfather, actual biographies and stories that I have been reading since I was 3, ask my dad, I had to have him go load the volkswagon up at least two or three times every trip to the library because I read that fast and understood that much. Their organizational models appealed to me not because I wanted to be a gangsta but because I loved the conept of how they readily embraced the larger picture from the leader to the lowest peon.
So Malcolm Little confronts Brother Baines and it is true and as Brother Baines tries to justify it, Malcolm Little says "God's words ain't no hustle........."
And Brother Baines realizes con to con that Malcolm Little was, is and never will be nobody's fool for that long and that the beginning of the end has started. Just like somebody who I wont name told MLK man change your room, it's better downstairs ( I know my history and that great spritiual leader I am referring to does as well ;) )
Newt said somethings that were not appropriate yesterday and I was very hurt and livid, it is the first thing this campaign season that hurt me as a woman, as a person not rich, as a black American. Because it all boils down to these American kids have a give me mentality and these illegals don't.
It is folk like you Dear Newt who turned earners into beggars and now you don't want to deal with your mess anymore via "welfare reform". It is folk like you who told town like Plano, Texas along with Bill Clinton, no married families trying to raise children in a two parent household nah, no help for you, but if you are a single mother for a $5 an hour job you can get a house in Plano for about $200 a month, while all your neighbors pay a good $2000 just because of "compassion"
Now twenty years later, you want to replace the beggards with these new respectful illegals. But they don't have a reason to beg or be bitter. How do you think a nation of slaves that stayed that were denied, trillions of dollars of untold wealth and power because non citizens can't file for patents can they Newt, hear about compassion for a group of people that broke the law. You represent a death penalty state where men and women are killed for a drug case, with suspect evidence, American men and women jailed for a non crime of child support,
BUT YOU GOT COMPASSION FOR THE NEXT NEGROS YOU WANT TO BRING ON THE PLANTATION..............
For those who think Newt is so down, and I love Newt, but I love this nation more. I ask that you rent or watch the episode of the boondocks featuring Ceelo green as Rev. Rollo Love who potrays the good cop/bad cop but we all still cops menatlity that still is Newt to this day after you read these words by
the thinking voter post 11/23/2011 part
here are not too many political bloggers of whom I can say that I’ve agreed almost everything they’ve written the last several years. Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection is one such an individual whose articles I read daily and generally nod along in agreement. It has therefore been a great honor for me, some time ago, to have been named as the “blog of the day” on his site.
It is precisely because of the respect and admiration that I have for his opinion that I’ve opted to pen this open letter directly to him though it’s applicable to all conservative Newt supporters.
Newt’s negatives won’t receive much scrutiny from his supporters, since they claim that his negatives are known, often twisted out of proportion, and apologized for. The most-oft repeated reason cited by conservative Newt supporters, is that they’ve chosen to disregard his flaws out of a lack for an alternative candidate whom they feel they can support. However, supporting a candidate for the presidency only because one has no one else to support isn’t a good enough excuse.
Yes, perhaps no one else is as articulate, polished, and experienced as Newt, thus resulting in anticipation for an Obama/Newt debate at which they envision Newt squashing Obama. However, anyone who has watched the 2008 debates will recall that Obama is actually an extraordinarily talented bluffer. He coolly and smoothly recited one outright lie after another, often prefaced with additional untruths like “I’ve always said that…” He created facts at the spur of the moment and openly contradicted past statements without the slightest hint of unease. If Newt is the candidate, Obama may simply have to spin some more lies, content in the knowledge that the media will cover for him.
Even if Newt makes minced meat out of Obama, in supporting Newt one has got to consider the consequences their support will have on the conservative brand.
Many conservatives had blasted the Democrat Party during the primary of 2008 for their shameless support of the radically liberal Obama. The conservatives who protested an Obama candidacy did so despite his almost nonexistent voting record since Obama’s voted “present” at every opportunity presented to him. With no record, what had caused conservatives to write him off as a radical left wing creature? Quite simply. They looked at the individuals he has associated with, for it is known that if one wishes to know what type of person an individual is one should look at those they associate with. Since his associates were of the most radical nature possible, it was obvious Obama was cut of the same cloth.
Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and many others therefore delved into the non-repentance of terrorist William Ayers and played audios of Obama’s reverend, Jeremiah Wright, cursing America, followed by Obama’s refusal to condemn them.
Majority of the right were unable to grasp how one can trust an unknown guy with such extreme radical ties with the presidency of the USA only because it was the cool thing to do and because it allowed one to be part of an historic event. Arguments of supporters included praise over his intelligence, articulation, ability to unite all fractions, and guarantee to victory, but conservatives wouldn’t accept any as a valid excuse to condone the Democrat Party’s support of Obama.
Couldn’t conservatives comprehend that putting Obama on the ballot provided an opportunity for many white people to assuage their guilt over their racist past by allowing them to pull the lever for a (half) black individual? Why couldn’t the conservative movement understand that no other Democratic candidate except for Obama would be able to accuse the other party for mocking his name and his looks? Was it so difficult to accept that no other candidate would have received the complete pass and adoration of the media that Obama got? Or that only he was capable of exciting the masses, drawing record-breaking crowds, attracting unheard of number of college students, give a voice to minorities, and be heralded as the messiah?
As a conservative, the responses they’ve given for supporting Obama had been incomprehensible to me, and I was glad and proud to be part of the conservative movement which valued character. Barely three years have passed, and to my utter dismay and disappointment I am shocked to watch as many within the conservative movement have expressed their support for Newt despite his association and praise for an individual whose hands are smeared with blood. How can one condone their support for Newt with excuses such as he’s the most intelligent, articulate, smooth talker when three years ago we wouldn’t accept a similar argument?
As a New Yorker I have been and am constantly exposed to the atrocities of Al Sharpton, and understand it’s pretty likely that many of you are unaware of his hatred-inciting nature and violent background. I’ve therefore penned a lengthy article detailing the atrocities of Al Sharpton, Newt’s chumminess with Sharpton, and the hypocrisy of the conservatives who are supporting him.
I therefore plead of you, William Jacobson, and all other Newt supporters to take the time and read the article, Resist We Much … Mr. Gingrich, with an open mind, give the matter careful consideration, and then decide whether you can continue supporting Newt.
The argument for Newt that he’s got a long record of accomplishments (including many non-conservative items) may be a valid one (though he’s also got a record of lobbying and not necessarily for conservative interests). However, even with a perfect record, his association with Al Sharpton is outright despicable and enough of a cause for conservatives to distance themselves from Newt.
God's words ain't no hustle are they brother Baines?
I mean brother Newt from Al Shaprton to Pelosi and others, Newt is known for reaching across the aisle. And for a dude in Shapton in particular who accuses any and all of being racist for not implicitly supporting Obama on every account, it causes concern.
In the next months, in the next year, we are going to court every woman, every minority voter on the basis that God's words ain't no hustle.
That no more class or racial warfare ain't just words for the camera,
that all of us, AND I DO ALL OF US WILL FOLLOW THE RULES.
I end with this in Dallas, the other day a little boy left a charter school, 4 years old, and got on a bus with no supervision, he rode, with no supervision, no one even the bus driver took the time to find out where this little boy was supposed to be. Upon getting off the bus at a very dangerous intersection, a woman named Rebecca Gonzales asked him where are his parents, he said at home..
She realized that this child couldn't cross that street and she did what no one else did, she gave a damn and got that child some help. He was black and she was hispanic.
But you know what Newt I assert that what made Malcolm Little say I'mma have to leave Elijiah alone before those lessons I learned from 125th emerge, those lessons that made Tiffani pray and cry and tell God, you know Newt gonna feel it, are the same lessons that made Ms. Gonzales say........
I ain't going to let my people be hurt.
I don't think it was the hispanic or possible illegal in her.
I think she's a con's con, just like me and brother malcolm
and with a con's con.
GOD'S WORD AIN'T AND NEVER WILL BE A HUSTLE.
How you condemn any American when you empower and embrace a man such as Shapton who spews Obama racial crap daily?
Brother Baines.....I mean Brother Gingrich.
This nation is in a cell, and love that nutmeg you trying to give them is just another drug.
This con's con says no more.
Medidate on until Monday and thank every tweep I got including David Limbaugh who helped me clean this up.