Thursday, November 18, 2010
Hypocrisy of Neo-liberial, pseudo leftist KPFA
Hypocrisy of Neo-liberial, pseudo leftist KPFA Radio
In his letter from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said hewould rather be with the KKK than phony white liberals. The OJay’s toldus “They smile in your face but all the time they want to take yourplace….”—or shall we say keep you in your place!
The arrogance of KPFA’s addiction to white supremacy or the intention tomaintain a Jim Crow media is evident in the recent moves to eliminatequality programming, especially such programs as the Morning Show withAmy Allison, Hard Knock Radio with Davey D, Africa Today with WalterTurner and Transitions on Tradition with Greg Bridges. Clearly, toeliminate these shows is tantamount to eliminating the Black presence onthis socalled progressive station.
But the supreme irony is how KPFA can eliminate Black shows whilesimultaneously beg for money by airing its extensive archives of Blacksocial justice activists such as Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz, Martin andCoretta Scott King, James Baldwin, Cornell West, Angela Davis andothers. It appears KPFA is squarely in the white supremacy tradition of“You love everything about me but me,” as Paradise tells us in hisclassic poem. If I may paraphrase, “You love the black voice, you lovethe black sound, you love the black knowledge, you love the blackphilosophy—you love everything about me but me!”
Yes, while the station is kicking black programs off the air, it is raisingthousands of dollars for the continued pseudo leftist/Zionistprogramming. How arrogant can you be to think in 2010 only white peopleare qualified to discuss national and international affairs, or localaffairs for that matter?
The American tragedy is that she never asked the descendents of kidnappedand enslaved Africans what they think about the world. We must listen tosick, depraved white people who think they are so damn smart but don’tknow shit about the world as former Brazilian president Lula informedhis French counterpart. “You blue-eyed people think you are so damnsmart but it’s obvious you can’t solve the world’s problems because youare the cause of them.”
And yet you have the never to pimp the voices and wisdom of our ancestorsfor the benefit of white supremacy. Ishmael Reed is correct, you are theJim Crow Media and the Nigger Breakers!
Marvin X released five books in 2010: The Wisdom of Plato Negro, Mythology ofPussy and Dick, toward Healthy Psychosocial Sexuality, I AM OSCAR GRANT,Pull Yo Pants Up fada Black Prez and Yosef; The Hustler’s Guide to theGame Called Life (Volume II, the Wisdom of Plato Negro). Available fromBlack Bird Press, 1222 Dwight Way, Berkeley CA 94702. His Reader’sTheatre recently performed at the San Francisco Theatre Festival. He isthe guest editor of Poetry Issue, Journal of Pan African Studies.
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