Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Morals vs. Politics Part 3

In Yahoo, it was reported that President Obama's approval ratings have dropped to an "all time low" at 44%.  It is reported that most people don't approve of how he's handling the economy.  They also say that Congress has even lower approval ratings where 82% of people disapprove of how they are handling the economy, which happens to be the highest disapproval rating since the poll has been around.  So what does that say about how politics is coming into play before the People themselves.  Sad how American government is messed up like that, huh?
First off, not too long ago, I heard of a theory about the reason the economy is not doing so well, and to be honest, it's not as crazy as it may sound.  So I also want you all to consider some things along with the initial hypothesis.  All right.  By all means, I am not a scientist, a political expert, or some type of scholar with a doctoral degree, I'm just in my first year in college...at Howard University!  But I don't think it would be far fetched to say that the Republicans in the government, just as well as Tea Party leaders, and just straight out racists, are purposely not letting the economy prosper because they want to make President Obama look bad.  Even before the man took office, they said that they were going to make sure he was going to be a one-term president.  So how could it be so far fetched that the United States government would do some very systematic things to prevent this man from helping this country recover from its financial crisis?
Consider this:  Back during the Civil Rights Movement, with the reign of J Edgar Hoover over the FBI, the government was involved in doing some very crazy things to break up many civil rights organizations that not only include pitting the SCLC against the NAACP, but also turning Black people against themselves.  The Black Panther Party was very radical for its day, but this party was mainly about unifying Black People so they may take charge of their own communities and fight the injustice they faced from the oppressive government.  Almost immediately after they were formed, the government began to monitor them very closely, and they eventually named them Public Enemy Number One.  Is it just me, or is it kind of funny and ironic that the government felt that the greatest threat to democracy was Black people working together?
Once the Black Panther Party was crippled, they began sending letters to many of the head leaders of the organization to pit people against each other.  For example, while Eldridge Cleaver was in Africa, they would send him letters "supposedly" from Huey P. Newton talking bad about him to create animosity.  In Chicago, when Fred Hampton was actually working with Chicago gangs to help them be more productive in society, the FBI sent letters to the gang claiming untruths to make sure they were not on Fred Hampton's side.  The government also orchestrated the murders of many of the greatest civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr, and Black Panther leaders such as Fred Hampton.  The government even planted drugs in the Black community to keep Black people from doing something positive in their communities, and to keep them off of politics and social issues which could actually make some positive change!  The planting of these drugs was what destroyed the Black Panther Party, and even Huey P. Newton, and because of these drugs Black people were more about working against each other instead of working together to fight injustice, which is just what the government wanted, especially the FBI.
With this, I sincerely believe that the government we have today, even in the absence of J Edgar Hoover, is still as conniving and systematically oppressive as it has been in the past.  And people may not believe that race is a factor in almost everything, but when it comes to being the President of one of the most racist countries in the world, race is a huge factor.  There are some people that can look past race, but politics doesn't turn a blind eye to it one bit.  Politics is very evil and is what is destroying this country, not the President!  Even though most people can agree to the fact that they really did not care for Bush or his father, but they didn't give Bush as hard of a time that they are giving President Obama!  Haven't you noticed? Though Bush was a failure, they didn't treat him the way they are treating this BLACK man!  Many White news reporters won't call him "President", so many newspapers, and critics have called him some of the degrading names that they have called us Black folk for generations!  A man even hung an object named after him from a noose in his front yard, and was too afraid to come on camera and say something about it!  No one can deny that if Obama was "fully" White, he would not be facing the issues with Congress as he is today!  So it is time, America, that we see that race plays a larger role with politics than many people think.
On a different note though, why are these politicians trying to get back at this man at the expense of the People?  Their resentment is making the People suffer, and I would know because I and you are the People!  Even though I may not be entirely favorable of the Founding Fathers, whom I do honor, but they created these positions to serve the People.  Politicians, you are elected by the People and should serve to better the People!  I don't care if the president is democrat or republican, black, white, blue or orange, you have to compromise!  You have to at least try to reason, and if you don't agree with something, don't act like a kindergardener and hold out till the government almost goes in default because you have a deep dislike for the president, LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!  Like in Ohio, we got over 10 times the signatures needed to put SB 5 on the ballot, and that's what can happen if the People, meaning you, come together to make positive change in this country!  Morals seem to never come over politics, just like when President Hayes removed the troops from the south during the last leg of Reconstruction, which enabled the Ku Klux Klan to reign over the South and kill many Blacks that were trying to exercise their newly found rights that they were guaranteed in the 15th Amendment.  So politicians, please just take a second to think about what it morally right for the People before you decide that you are going to do everything in you power to bring one man down at their expense.

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