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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Friday, June 6, 2014

How Black politicians sell out to Big Business

CBC members, goaded by Black lobbyists, have been so eager to cross the aisle and make deals that they have often been leading co-sponsors and supporters of odious measures attracting few other Democrats. Carter and Grim show that when CBC members jumped on board with Republicans, these measures become law, or influence regulators. When CBC members hang back, most other Democrats do the same.
As the Huffington Post article says, the moral legitimacy of the Congressional Black Caucus, and by extension that of the entire Black misleadership class, is nothing but a hollowed-out brand. The article is full of quotes from staffers and lobbyists about this or that CBC member’s “brand.”
In plain English, brands are purposeful, deliberate, manipulative lies.
Branding is a marketing strategy intended to evoke a given response in a target audience, summoning real or imagined memories, tastes, feelings or desires in order to get a response from the target audience which could not be obtained by appeals to fact or logic. When political players proudly admit among themselves that they are mere “brands,” Black politics as a progressive force in these United States is over.  | Florida Courier

Also read:

Revealed: How the CBC Leverages Blackness to Work as a Tool for Wall Street | breakingbrown.com
For years in many black political circles, there has been an ongoing discussion over the need for a firm that lobbies on behalf of black interests. As it turns out, however, the Congressional Black Caucus has been producing effective lobbyists for decades, it’s just that they’re lobbying against the interest of black people instead of in favor of those interests.
A bombshell Huffington Post report published last week details the sheer cravenness and hypocrisy of many CBC members. As the report thoroughly lays out, even though Wall St. systematically targets African-Americans with its mortgage fraud schemes, members of the CBC have been actively doing Wall Street’s bidding, even working to upend legislation intended to rein in the worst offenses of the greediest banks.


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