pop’s always told me ”a man without a plan . . . is not
a man,” with the identica mentality applying to a wo-man . . .
The “left” in this nation, who comprise the “people’s
party,” i.e., has no plan.
Democrat Party is a fractured political organization, comprised of
mostly Americans of color, yet controlled by white folks. And yes,
as the descendants of the “pimped n’ exploited” w
black n’ brown folks are sick n’ tired of being sick n’
tired, weary and leary of having our “best” interest
represented-by wilting, mamsy-pamsy flower children who’ve the
elastic spine-of Gumby. Tree huggers who’ll fight for Lassie,
Bambi, Yogi and the Yeti before they’ll raise their voices and
break political protocol for Americans of color. Liberal white women
who don’t have the fire n’ desire to “get down with
the get down” when it comes to political combat with Trump’s
troglodytes - their husbands, sons, fathers and brothers . . .
who’ve declared “war” upon Americans of color.
word on FOX News and AM hate radio today is “Coup d'eTat”-
translation from “Redneck-lish” means “taking their
country back” from Negroes and Negro lovers, and attaining it
by “any means required,” to hell-with “bi-partisanship,”
the Bill Of Rights, Robert’s Rules Of Order, the Bible and
the Marquess of Queensbury rules - the only rule is “just win
baby win . . . !”
“People’s Party” need look no further than
yesteryear, to Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale and their iconic 1966
Black Panther Party 10 Point Program. Tragically, without any
real debate the document is as relevant today as it was then, just
as supposedly the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution are
living documents . . . so too is the Black Panther Party’s 10
may not dig this, you may be afraid of being called “uppity,”
“militant” or a “revolutionary,” nonetheless
We Want Now!
want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black
want full employment for our people.
want an end to the robbery by the white men of our Black Community.
(later changed to "we want an end to the robbery by the
capitalists of our black and oppressed communities.")
want decent housing, fit for shelter of human beings.
want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this
decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our
true history and our role in the present day society.
want all Black men to be exempt from military service.
want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of Black
want freedom for all Black men held in federal, state, county and
city prisons and jails.
want all Black people when brought to trial to be tried in court by
a jury of their peer group or people from their Black Communities,
as defined by the Constitution of the United States.
want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace.
believe that Black People will not be free until we are able to
determine our own destiny.
believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to
give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if
the White American business men will not give full employment, the
means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed
in the community so that the people of the community can organize
and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living.
believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we are
demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres
and two mules was promised 100 years ago as redistribution for slave
labor and mass murder of Black people. We will accept the payment in
currency which will be distributed to our many communities: the
Germans are now aiding the Jews in Israel for genocide of the Jewish
people. The Germans murdered 6,000,000 Jews. The American racist has
taken part in the slaughter of over 50,000,000 Black people;
therefore, we feel that this is a modest demand that we make.
believe that if the White landlords will not give decent housing to
our Black community, then the housing and the land should be made
into cooperatives so that our community, with government aid, can
build and make a decent housing for its people.
believe in an educational system that will give our people a
knowledge of self. If a man does not have knowledge of himself and
his position in society and the world, then he has little chance to
relate to anything else.
believe that Black people should not be forced to fight in the
military service to defend a racist government that does not protect
us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world
who, like Black people, are being victimized by the White racist
government of America. We will protect ourselves from the force and
violence of the racist police and the racist military, by whatever
believe we can end police brutality in our Black community by
organizing Black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending
our Black community from racist police oppression and brutality. The
second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States gives us
the right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all Black people
should arm themselves for self-defense.
believe that all Black people should be released from the many jails
and prisons because they have not received a fair and impartial
believe that the courts should follow the United States Constitution
so that Black people will receive fair trials. The 14th
of the U.S Constitution gives a man a right to be tried by his
peers. A peer is a persons from a similar economic, social,
religious, geographical, environmental, historical, and racial
background. To do this the court will be forced to select a jury
from the Black community from which the Black defendant came. We
have been, and are being tried by all-white
that have no understanding of “the average reasoning man”
of the Black community.
in the course of human events, it become necessary for one people to
dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another,
and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal
station to which the laws of nature and nature’s god entitle
them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they
should declare the causes which impel them to separation. We hold
these truths to be self-evident, and that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable
rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted
among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the
governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive
of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it,
and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such
principles and organizing its power in such a form as to them shall
seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence,
indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be
changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all
experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accused. But when a long train of abuses
and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a
design to reduce them under absolute despotism,
it is their right, and their duty, to throw off such government, and
to provide new guards of their future security.
have a few issues concerning letting everyone Black out of
jail - logically a significant percentage rightfully belong there,
however I couldn’t honestly dispute the contention most of the
damned likely didn’t get a “fair and impartial” by
their peers. How could you, in a nation where the vast majority of
white people - both male and female wholeheartedly believe
Black people were better-off being slaves, due to our lack of
character, intelligence and back-bone . . . Now you tell me how we
could ever be judged, evaluated, or weighed, measured and pounded in
an “fair and impartial” manner?
but if you’re a doctor, banker, school principal or police
officer and you support Lord Trump . . . you can’t evaluated
and dissect black people, or any other Americans of color and not
have your primitive prejudices and stone-age bias play a role.
not much you can argue with, is it?
why can’t the Democratic Party adopt, embrace endorse and
champion the Panther’s 10 points?
granted I know this is a quasi-delusional and far-fetched “wet”
dream on my part, nonetheless isn’t it amazing how relevant
their observations and desires remain half a century later? After so
many good, decent White liberal presidents and their initiatives to
change America. And here we are “post” Obama, and white
folks have lost their cotton pickin’ minds, gone loco, their
hair was on fire for 8 years of Obama.
the sky was falling because black folks were living in their White
we can’t get the “good and decent” white folks in
this country to accept and champion these ten points, then we, as
unwanted and unloved black Americans, individually and collectively,
we should seriously consider an “Exit Strategy” before
it’s too late. The rejection of these “common sense”
wants and beliefs underscores white America's inherent inability to
expand the “high n’ mighty” concept of “;life,
liberty n’ the pursuit of happiness” to encompass and
apply-to all Americans, even non-white people. Trump’s
stormtroopers are content and determined to “take back their
country” and “make it white again.”
Costa Rica, Canadá, Argentina, Chile, the Caribbean Isles,
Bolivia . . . I’m sorry, despite being born into the blue-vein,
redbone house-negro fraternity . . I think like a “field
nigger:” “Run . . . yeah let's go,” forget “where,”
anywhere is better than the downward direction this nation is
being steered towards - a racial/civil war, and apparently a war with
North Korea, Iran . . if not half the globe. Honestly it really looks
like Trump and the forces which back him are officially “abandoning”
America. This land was, to the American aristocrats and today’s
Investor class never nothing more than the Hudson Bay Company
expanded from sea to shining sea - just a huge multifaceted
I know the sharp n’ blunt interpretation of our peculiar
predicament is more complicated than a segment of a Empire or
Power . . . but it’s worthy of our undivided attention.
more, all our conversations about the “state of”
education, the healthcare system, the penal system are understandable
and predictable, yet at this critical moment in Black American
history our preoccupation with secondary issues at this moment in
time is the equivalent of “rearranging” the deck chairs
on the RMS Titanic, or cleaning the windows on NASA’s
ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger . . . .
got bigger problems on our hands than did Cookie kill Pukie, and it
demands a blueprint with goals and objectives. I contend such a plan
already exist - the Black Panther’s 1966 Ten Point Program.
to the people, all power to the people!!!