PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S BIG SPEECH
WITH JOBS ON HIS MIND
- NEWS ANALYSIS –
By H. Khalif Khalifah SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
NAT TURNER LIBRARY, DREWRYVILLE, VA – The eagerly awaited big speech to cure the ill United States economy was delivered in standard, grand, convincing style by President Barack Obama.
“The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy,” he said.
If Barack Obamas’ reference to “we” meant his own staff and democratic party, the answer to the question would be a resounding yes. But the adjective in the sentence of circus fit squarely on the face of the Republican opposition. Yes, the democrats, with their coalition of Union workers, women, White liberals and Black Boolays, would definitely do something about unemployment. If it meant spending more tax money, so what?
Unfortunately this still would not address the main problem that the United States of America face in its relatively short history: I’ll tell you why! But first let’s examine more of the remedy proposed by President Barack Obama. From a philosophical historical perspective.
While, as a Blackman first, I see the “words, acts and deeds” of the President and his Co-Rulers of the U. S. Empire, as “white folks business;” sadly because enough of us are not taking care of “Black Folks business,” we are captured, or captive to the net worth of the detriment of “white folks business.”
So disabuse yourself of the notion that a President of the United States of America can, or will be about “Black Business.” This will not happen. White business, without a doubt for anyone who cares to measure it properly, is a problem of how to survive the GROSS mismanagement of the greatest wealth and technology in the history of mankind.
Black people were/are the “stock” in their market. And like all “stock” in the U. S. Stock /Market, its value rise and fall according to the demand for it: What White former owners of the commodity called Black people want this stock today? why?
BLACK BUSINESS AS THE “STOCK”
IN THE WHITE SUPREMACIST STOCK MARKET
Please don’t take exception to the term calling Black people the “stock” in their market. If you are not aware of this fact, please do your own research vs Wall Street; Stock Market & etc.
Since we were the original stock that drives the White Supremacist based U. S. market/economy, it is not difficult to see Black people in the light of what happens when some “hot” popular “stock” hit the White Stock Market. Everyone wants to make a capital gain by buying the stock; or selling the stock. But once that stock is no longer useful to the Buyer or the Seller, it ceases to be valuable and in demand: so what happens then? They sell it for whatever they can get for it.
In the beginning of America, Black people as “stock” were the hot commodity. Our capitivity generated enormous wealth, I have said elsewhere, for every fortune that was owned by the likes of Rockefeller, Mellon, Carnegie, Biltmore, & etc. it is easily traced back to slavery. And when you trace it up, you find that without the underpinning of Black slavery, Microsoft, Apple Computer, Google, Yahoo, facebook, my space & etc. would not have been possible.
SO WHAT IS BLACK BUSINESS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF
WHITE BUSINESS AS THEY TRY TO SURVIVE
THE GROSS MIS-MANAGEMENT?
If the reader is following this brief examination of the White Supremacist dilemma; as they try to survive the Gross mis-management of the wealth of the country, you’ll see that eventually their Black people as stock went into a steady decline, in their marketplace.
But since this particular “stock” is both original, human, resilient, brilliant, dedicated, resourceful, determined and spiritual at its base, it could not be done away with. So we as “stock” never declined in the “conscious” Black Community.
The value of Black people ONLY DECLINED in the minds of the ignorant or traitors amongst The National Black Community. Within this fact is found a bright light, giving a job description of “Black Business” in the White Supremacist based U. S. Market.
The job description is, Educate the ignorant (especially babies and black youth), kill the traitor. And after they are educated, lead them to productivity that is in their own best interest: not the best interest of white people, though sometimes our best interest do coincide.
BLOWN CHANCE BY WHITE PEOPLE
TO TAKE CARE OF WHITE BUSINESS “ OPTING US IN”
WHEN THEY COULD HAVE GIVEN US THE CHOICE TO “OPT OUT”
Rather than making it possible for Black people to “opt out” when they had a chance, white rulers forced us to opt in.” This was done by passing the 13, 14th and fifteenth amendment to the U. S. constitution; this was in the 1860’s.
Furthermore, they knew if “opting us in” had a chance to work, consideration was given to the only way this could happen: the payment of REPARATIONS. The remedy was “40 acres and a mule.” This was a proposal to pay for stolen Black wealth without paying money. However, it would have started the healing process.
But it didn’t happen because enough White people didn’t see this as in their own best interest, in the “White Business Sector.” They still don’t. Time and Black people handling our own, “Black Business Sector,” will tell.
JOBS IN THE BLACK BUSINESS ECONOMY
WITHIN THE WHITE MIS-MANAGED U.S. ECONOMY
The above identifies one other job description for “Black Business” in the U. S. economy. The Great Issue of Reparations is the remedy for the criminal (U.S.A.) and it is the remedy for the Victim (Black people). The only way that the criminal will pay reparations, without being forced to, is if he realize the ill of his ways and fear the consequences if he doesn’t do something to heal the injury that was caused when he and she committed the crime.
This is basically where the Reparations Stagnates today: appealing to white sense of morality is not working very well: the search is on to find, or apply the remedy that our Ancestors convinced some of us is necessary. But working as we do, would be a credible remedy IF we could appeal to his morality or conscious.
Or if he’d abide the three books: 1) the Bible 2) the Holy Qur’an 3) the United States/United Nations rules of law. If appealing to the criminal does not work, herein lies another job description in Black Business in the White Supremacist based, U. S., Barack Obama economy.
Black people ourselves must do the job of, first educating our people (should be included in the above). Then we must work to put White people in a position where they fear not paying us Reparations. N’COBRA and the Self-Determination of Robert Brock, Queen Mother Moore, Imari A. Obadele, etc. have taken care of the first part. The second part is where the critical part of the Reparations Demand is today: What work must we do to cause the White people to give into our demand?
Whether the workers in the White Business sector allow Barack Obama to apply his solution for their “white business” is important. But it is not the most important aspect about the Bad U. S. economy from the Black perspective.
The most important thing for us is to work to amass power to back up our demand for Reparations. Our Ancestors have left many instructions on the proper kinds of work to get the job done.
One is to never give in and never give up; two is to enjoy the process of working in Black Business; three don’t expect anyone to do Black Business work EXCEPT committed Black people who are grounded in the principle Self-Determination.
We are not monolithic so don't expect he or she to be looking like a Black Muslim, Black Christian, Black Jew, Black Kemitian: just examine the work to determine who, or what people benefit the most for their labor - AWAY FROM THE WHITE ENVIRONS WHERE THEY MAY BE EARNING SOME MONEY. How and what do they spend it?
H. Khalif Khalifah served in various capacities for N’COBRA during the build up and educating of Black people, during the 1990’s. He is the author of 15 (fifteen) books, Founder of The Nat Turner Library, The Khalifah Kujichagulia Village (www.livinginblack.com), Senior Tour Guide for the Nat Turner Trail, and Senior Partner in the recently opened Books & Things Plus Complex in Newport News, Virginia. He can be contacted vial firstname.lastname@example.org or www.natturnertrail.com