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Hypocrisy of Neo-liberial, pseudo leftist KPFA Radio
In his letter from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said he
would rather be with the KKK than phony white liberals. The OJay’s told
us “They smile in your face but all the time they want to take your
place….”—or shall we say keep you in your place!
The arrogance of KPFA’s addiction to white supremacy or the intention to
maintain a Jim Crow media is evident in the recent moves to eliminate
quality programming, especially such programs as the Morning Show with
Amy Allison, Hard Knock Radio with Davey D, Africa Today with Walter
Turner and Transitions on Tradition with Greg Bridges. Clearly, to
eliminate these shows is tantamount to eliminating the Black presence on
this socalled progressive station.
But the supreme irony is how KPFA can eliminate Black shows while
simultaneously beg for money by airing its extensive archives of Black
social justice activists such as Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz, Martin and
Coretta Scott King, James Baldwin, Cornell West, Angela Davis and
others. It appears KPFA is squarely in the white supremacy tradition of
“You love everything about me but me,” as Paradise tells us in his
classic poem. If I may paraphrase, “You love the black voice, you love
the black sound, you love the black knowledge, you love the black
philosophy—you love everything about me but me!”
Yes, while the station is kicking black programs off the air, it is raising
thousands of dollars for the continued pseudo leftist/Zionist
programming. How arrogant can you be to think in 2010 only white people
are qualified to discuss national and international affairs, or local
affairs for that matter?
The American tragedy is that she never asked the descendents of kidnapped
and enslaved Africans what they think about the world. We must listen to
sick, depraved white people who think they are so damn smart but don’t
know shit about the world as former Brazilian president Lula informed
his French counterpart. “You blue-eyed people think you are so damn
smart but it’s obvious you can’t solve the world’s problems because you
are the cause of them.”
And yet you have the never to pimp the voices and wisdom of our ancestors
for the benefit of white supremacy. Ishmael Reed is correct, you are the
Jim Crow Media and the Nigger Breakers!
Marvin X released five books in 2010: The Wisdom of Plato Negro, Mythology of
Pussy and Dick, toward Healthy Psychosocial Sexuality, I AM OSCAR GRANT,
Pull Yo Pants Up fada Black Prez and Yosef; The Hustler’s Guide to the
Game Called Life (Volume II, the Wisdom of Plato Negro). Available from
Black Bird Press, 1222 Dwight Way, Berkeley CA 94702. His Reader’s
Theatre recently performed at the San Francisco Theatre Festival. He is
the guest editor of Poetry Issue, Journal of Pan African Studies.
Academy of da Corner,
14th and Broadway, Oakland