By Gloria Dulan-Wilson: Hello All: I recently had occasion to respond to an individual who is a "self-styled activist" who had invited me to participate in a protest demonstration against President Barack Obama, which would have taken place in Harlem in front of the Apollo while the President participated in a fund raising concert held in his honor.
The email which I received on January 17,2012 was so hostile that I immediately shot back an email to the author, Nellie Hester Bailey, informing her that I was blocking her from my blog, and that her info would no longer be welcome. I also put her on blast as a warning to others that, as I have so often stated, if you have negative things to say about President Obama, "I ain't the one - I'm on his side."
Ms. Bailey retaliated by trying to "call me out" castigating me in the BlackList. However, I have largely ignored her tirade. Until today, when I received an email from a brother, Curtis Moore, who basically stated: "I have a new saying you can lead a human to knowledge. But you can't make think. Gloria has sent a lot of email with I don't agree with. There are people who you send email to that don't agree with what you send them. Just think how the world would be if all people are thinking the same thing at the same time. There may be peace of earth but I feel it would be a dull place. I don't feel that we should ban a person because they don't think the way we." Curtis Moore
And I wanted to set the record straight in reference to who I am, what I write, why I write, who I write for, and why I felt it necessary block this individual from my blog:
Hi Curtis: I did not ban the Nellie because she did not think the way I did. I banned her for the attack dog, disrespectful attitude she has and continues to make against President Obama.
Now, quiet as it's kept, I certainly don't agree with everything the President says or does - only 97%. And I don't expect anyone else to agree with anyone all the time. What I did say, and I've reiterated it several times during the course of writing my blog, gloriadulanwilson.blogspot.com/Eclectically Black News is that I will not be the purveyor of hostilities against the President, or overtly negative attitudes or statements against him. She crossed the line.
Now, me being me - Black feature writer - not just a journalist, but a member of the Partisan Press (meaning, I live here just like you do. I vote, I have concerns and an opinion, and I tend to write from that standpoint), I reserve the right to not be objective when it comes to certain things, issues. When I am writing for the regular Black press or for the meanstream news, then of course I have to speak from that "middle of the road objective tone."
These are some of the things I am for:
1) Black people. I am openly and unabashedly pro Black people
2) African People - I am openly and unabashedly pro African people, except for dictators and those who are killing other African people
3) Japanese People - I am openly and unabashed pro-Japanese people - but their leaders are brainwashed, so they are fair game
4) American Indians (a/k/a"Native Americans"): I am openly and unabashedly pro-American Indians, especially, Cherokee (except for Chad), Creeks, Crowes, Apaches - My family is at least 1/3 Indian
5) President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, the Obama Kids - I am openly and unabashedly pro OBAMAS - except for the 3% of the decisions he makes I don't agree with.
6) Popcorn and Peanut butter: I absolutely and unabashedly love Popcorn - home popped not that theatre or microwave crap - without butter. I love Peanut butter on practically everything - especially the fresh ground organic peanut butter from the health food store. I think a monument should be raised to George Washington Carver (who invented peanut butter); and all American Indians should be receiving royalties everytime anyone anywhere in the world buy popcorn - whether it be from Orville Redenbacher or the theatres - since they had Popcorn first!!
7. Affordable, desirable homes: I absolutely, unabashedly and totally believe that every body in the world deserves a decent place to live, regardless of who, what, and where they are. Or how much or little money they have. It's why I support NACA. I think when you live in the richest country in the land they can at least provide you with a decent home - not a shelter.
I am an Eclectic Black Woman. I know and love my people, my lineage, appreciate and respect my heritage. And that includes Nellie, as well as some other brothers and sisters I disagree with. That does not mean that I have to post everything they say on my blog.
I am not going to allow the denigration of President Obama space in my writing. It's my policy. I put my own people first, of course, but Obama takes precedence. I also try to disagree without being disagreeable - if people let me. Some times they do, sometimes they don't. I don't do "tit for tat" in the media, because it give the mean stream ammo to use against us.
So as far as I'm concerned the ranting and raving and foaming at the mouth like some kind of rabid animal really gets them no where with me. I don't rise to that bait, because there are so many more important things going on right now that I am focused on.
So, just for the sake of balance, here are the things that I am solidly against:
1. Drugs, their users, their abusers, their pushers, and their transporters (we all know who they are and why they're doing it) and those who try to call it an "illness" - I am openly and unabashedly against drugs.
2. Anything and anyone from any part of the Bush family regardless of where in the world they are, how nice they are - if they got one tenth of one per cent of Bush blood in them, they're a Bush - and Bushes are bad - From George I who headed in the CIA, to George II who bankrupted the planet, to all his administration.
3. Newt Gingrich - read statement #2
4. Flies, snakes, waterbugs, roaches, - read statement #2 again - actually I like them more than the Bushes, but not much.
5. Parents who neglect their kids (there is no excuse - sorry, poverty and ignorance are not reasons either).
6. Poverty and being poor (or not having enough money); I openly unabashedly hate not having enough money - and I'm trying very hard to get out of that situation (and I know millions of people who totally agree with me on this); and people who put me in a position to not have access to money are really on my list - review #2, again.
7. Fanatics of any kind - I don't care who you are, what your cause is, where you came from - if you are a foaming at the mouth religious or political or even a social fanatic - you're out! Not going to deal with you. What ever that malevolent force that is driving your mania to a frenzy, I want none of it, will not endorse it or write about it. Fanaticism is just two inches away from insanity.
8. People who talk too loud on their cell phones, as though there was no one else in the room, or as though they're trying to let us in on their business. Cut it out. No one wants to hear it. It's stupid and rude.
9. Educated fools - who know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Who can speak dialectically intellectual $50.00 words that mean absolutely nothing; and can communicate with the rest of the world (Dad called them intellectual snobs).
Of course, these lists are not exhaustive. I keep adding stuff. Some days my likes are longer than my dislikes, and some days they are shorter. But these thus far are the tops.
Okay, some of that was a little tongue in cheek - but if we don't learn to take some of the things we confront with a little levity, we'll always be frowning, always be in an attack mode, and always be expecting others to attack us. That's not where I'm coming from.
We are in the midst of one of the greatest times and the greatest phenomenons in history; we have an opportunity to really make a difference. I am not going to squander it arguing with people who think it still okay to play crabs in a barrel divide and conquer games.
That said, I really want us as people to understand that there are times when we have to draw the line and say "this far and no further". I have an obligation to my readers to maintain a certain standard of quality when it comes to gloriadulanwilson.blogspot.com/Eclectically Black News. I told them there would be no profanity, porn, ignorance involved. I am somewhat 'Old School,' but I do try to be up to date with new info and technology.
I totally embrace the Eclectically Black Community. However, for me "Eclectic" means taking it from the highest and best standpoint of who we are as Black people. And there are some things that we are doing, that just don't make the cut for me.
There area some things that we ourselves are materially responsible for making happen in our community - and we are not going to get it done by picketing President Obama or Mayor Bloomberg. There are some things that we have to take the responsibility for making happen using our own ingenuity, resources and intelligence.
If 100 people can waste the time trying to make the President look bad (yeah! I said it!!!), through pickets and signs, they can use that time and energy to put together a real case for resolving the issues.
I don't have all the answers; I'm not even going to try to find all the answers - but certain principles I was raised with when it comes to Black people - loyalty, unity and things Black - were violated, and I will not give it space on my Blog. I will not openly fight with my Black brothers and sisters - It's against my personal religion. I will not get into spit fights in public no matter how much I dislike you. The best thing I can do is just block you.
So, I said what I had to say, and that was the last word on it for me in reference to the issue. If you have something positive to write or report about President Obama, or anyone else of our Eclectically Black Community, that you would like me to feature on my Blog, feel free to send it to me, and I will be most happy to include it.
President Obama (as well as the rest of the Eclectically Black Community) has enough redneck, racist, rep-ugh-blicans, tea baggers, Uncle Toms and Tomasinas, negroes, and the mean stream press try to bring him down, thwart what he's trying to accomplish, and prevent him from being re-elected so that he continue doing the great work he has started out doing. The man has accomplished more in the 3 short years he's been in office, than any of the other past presidents combined over the last 20 years. You need to recognize!!!
My job is to present the most positive empowering, uplifting reports about him and other Black people that I can find. I am the anti-mean-stream press. I am not just a journalist (and make no mistake I am a journalist) I -as I stated before - represent THE BLACK PRESS. Not the negro who wants to be white press. Not the press who wants to appease the white readers to "cross over".
I only write for Black people, about Black people. I am the one, when someone says some insipid thing about Black men or women, will take them on and at the same time wake other Black people up so that they can likewise deal with it as well. I am not now, nor have I ever been politically correct. I am politically astute, however. While I am not the voice of Black people, I am a Voice For Black People. It's what I do. Not going to change that.
Again, thanks for your comments, interests and concern. Stay Blessed & ECLECTICALLY BLACK Gloria Dulan-Wilson PS: by the way, "Black" is a state of mind, not just our complexion; so don't get it twisted - I only deal with consciously Eclectic Black people. ###
FYI: MY ORIGINAL RESPONSE TO THE INVITE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PICKET AGAINST OBAMA, FOLLOWS BELOW:
Hi Nellie: You are hereby blocked from sending me any more emails. As I have warned you and all others in the past, I will not countenance any anti-Obama mail - period. I AM FORWARDING THIS BACK TO THE BLACKLIST AS WELL BECAUSE I AM NOT CIRCULATING ANYTHING THAT ADVOCATES DEMONSTRATING AGAINS PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. You wanna occupy Harlem you need to deal with those individuals within Harlem that have sold Harlem out - long before Obama even considered running for president. You have your sites set in the wrong direction on the wrong target, and while you're doing that, Harlem is being stolen from right under our very noses, and going to hell in a handbasket. You need Obama to back you up; so stop trying to tear him down. Deal with those characters who are right there within arms reach that you appear to be afraid to confront. President Obama is a "safe" target and a scapegoat for those who are not willing to really take a stand for the gentrification and ethnic cleansing that is happening in your community. Ask yourself who owns Harlem? and if cannot see your name on a condo, co-op, Newsbrownstone, or house - ask yourself why? Ask yourself what is happening to the BLACK businesses in Harlem? Get Real - Get to the heart of the issue Get off Obama's back and back him up, before all Harlem is back on someone's plantation somewhere, because we're too focused on divide and conquer b.s. issues to deal with who's really back of all this crap. Stay Blessed & ECLECTICALLY BLACK Gloria Dulan-Wilson
The word seems: is Used to make a statement or description of one's thoughts, feelings, or actions less assertive or forceful. It follows the tenor of the conversation that I started. My only problem with your comments were you were trying to change what I actually said to fit your agenda. Disagree with what I said but don't change what I said.
Thank You Brother I look forward to our future exchanges.
A.) "what I don't like is for you to give a grade without expressing your reason behind the grade!"
You don't like for someone to give a grade without expressing their reason behind the grade!" but when I express my reason behind the grade you beat me up. It's cool because it is real unpretentious conversation. I like that and I respect that.
B.) Now seems is the operative word! Because I don't know for sure I could be mistaken.
"Seems" implies -"Appears"
" Maybe" implies - "I don't know for sure I could be mistaken."
C.) President Obama is cool with me and I am down with him. Win, place or show I always bet on black.
Enoch Mubarak, First of all I say exactly what I mean there is no need to interpret what I say and you can't properly interpret another person's words properly until you look into the surrounding of the person when they spoke or when they wrote. You have to look into the condition of their thinking and the motivation! You have to know the heart of the person. None of this do you have of mine. And the word interpret means to give or provide the meaning of; explain. Example; To interpret the hidden meaning of a parable.
The word operative means : most significant or essential <the operative word in a phrase> and a example of that is this: If I go, I will bring a salad. “If,” however, is the operative word, since I am not sure that I can go. I hope you can understand that Brother.
Now seems is the operative word! Because I don't know for sure I could be mistaken. If you remove the 3 leading words then you change the meaning of the sentence, you have broken the integrity of the sentence by removing those words!
I didn't call her a nigger I know how to speak I do it all the time! And if you read my writing your aware that I gave 2 examples of this. Any person reading my words would see that I'm not calling her no nigger! This is what I said "She has paper but in the eyes of the oppressor she is still a Nigger who happens to have paper but you better not get to be an uppity nigger because we will put you in your place! Pres. Obama had to learn that as well now he's doing their bidding perfectly." Read what I write don't give my words your weak coloring! Be faithful to my words. I know what's in my heart and my mind and my Allah knows what my mind suggest!
The rest of your commentary is the weakest part of your thought process. And I will not waste my time talking about it. I suggest you learn of me then maybe you can be true to you and my words and not become a thief by robbing my words of the intended value placed on them.
She and you are far from innocent she said she is Pro Obama and you are as well. To each it's own I'm a lover of the Black Nation and a defender of my people! I'm not opposed to people being Pro Obama but don't shove that lie down my mouth because he has done nothing to help us but to hurt us! And if I ever met him I would tell him to his teeth what I think about his policies foreign and domestic. I hate how he let Bebe come to his house and lecture him on National like he was talking to damn slave! Then the reporters said Bebe talk to the President like was a boy!!! We voted him in office, we thought he would be good not only for us but for America and the world. How do you think we feel? When we elected him into office then he has no balls! How do you think we feel when your the head of the house but your to damn weak to exercise power over the house your the head of! We are sick of the foolishness President Obama he makes up the budget then why cut us out? Somebody has to speak for us the voiceless poor! Police harassment running wild across this country! He doesn't say Nothing! Black people are hurting worst then any other community but he doesn't even come to our communities and say hi! But you can find him in white communities! He must speak truth to the anybody who desires to balance the budget on the back of the poor! Stop hurting us if your scared to do the job then your a punk and you need to be out of the office! Got damn it we are sick of the game playing and scapegoating Black people! We are tired of them shitting on us for somebody else benefit! Truth has come to you!
1.). It seems like your a enemy to the Black Nation rather than a lover of Black People. The operative word is seems.
The word "seems " is not the operative word. Remove the 3 leading words " It seems like" and you are left with the core essence of your sentence to wit: "your a enemy to the Black Nation rather than a lover of Black People.
The word "seems" is irrevelent to the body of the sentence. Removing the 3 words which include "seems" does nothing to destroy or undermine the integrity of your sentence.
Your remaining sentence "your a enemy to the Black Nation rather than a lover of Black People." leaves no room for doubt. It is a direct indictment against her.
2.)" she is still a Nigger but you better not get to be an uppity nigger."
You refered to her as "nigger" not so much because the whte man see her that way in as much as you see her that way for.... "what so ever shall a man confess so does his soul posess for from the heart does man speak."
Be very careful however because " so as a man thinketh, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
3.) I tried to be short and lay out the best argument!
You did not "try" to lay out your best argument because your comments were emotional and impulsive rather than critcal and analytical.
4.)" Truth has come to you!"
Unfortunately your truth is deterimental to her position. Your truth is filled with emotional outburst totally void of articulation, logic and reasoning.
Your truth is not a fair, balance, approach, perspective, interpretation, analysis or dissection of her position as to why you passionately object to it.
Your truth is will send an innocent person to the gallows or to prison without the possibility of parole.
Enoch Mubarak thank you for the grade you gave my comments now let me show you why they are good statements A. It seems like your a enemy to the Black Nation rather than a lover of Black People. The operative word is seems. If you put a person's needs above the needs of a people then it could be said your an enemy to the people or we can use the story in the bible referring to Jesus Matt 26 vs 7-11 A woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked.“This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.
So I left room for her to respond to clarify her thinking and mine, My purpose is not to box her in but to open up meaning conversation that will lead to a good understanding and development.
b She is still a Nigger but you better not get to be an uppity nigger. Here I was speaking of how white people think about us when they call it putting us in our place. That's why I used the Oprah example! That is how are enemy thinks and you should understand that very easy!
c. I tried to be short and lay out the best argument! I'm long winded at times so I tried to keep it short!
d. Truth has come to you! Where did I lie?
I don't mind my comments being looked into and correct me when I'm wrong and let's talk about it but what I don't like is for you to give a grade without expressing your reason behind the grade! What is the Obama Nation because if it's the United States then its on it's death bed and if it's Black people then we are to on our death bed if we don't make meaningful change and make it soon! Truth has come to you!
LONG LIVE THE OBAMA NATION! BET ON BLACK 2012.
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM, Makemba X wrote:
It is ashame that Gloria doesn't show the same respect for people who DO NOT SUPPORT OBAMA, because she sends her unsolicited pro-OBAMA sentiment all over the place and has repeatedly sent that nonsense to me, even though I have asked her not to do so. It seems that part of the scheme to get Obama is reelected is for Obama-ites to shamelessly spam people!
And gee, instead of Gloria telling you that you need for Obama to back you up, why doesn't she look at who Obama tends to hang with when he does come near Harlem. I remember when he was campaigning he made a point of visiting Bloomberg. And then the last time that I heard he was in Harlem was at some so called fund raiser, that cost several thousands of dollars.
I am not going to support some war mongoring, anti reparationist, imperialist invader no matter who that person is, and no matter his color. And I certainly would have been in Harlem tonight with Nellie, protesting Obama's utter betrayal of the American public via the NDAA, but personal issues did not allow it.
Lisa V. Davis
Highlights from comments by Maurice Muhammad 1 hour ago to Gloria Dulan-Wilson
A.) it seems like your a enemy to the Black Nation rather than a lover of Black People
b.) she is still a Nigger but you better not get to be an uppity nigger
c.) I tried to be short and lay out the best argument!
d.) Truth has come to you!
FAIL- GRADE (F)
From: Dr. Mustafa Ansari <
Date: Friday, January 20, 2012, 5:57 PM
Greetings, Sister Nellie,
It is unfortunate, that most African Americans are politically dysfunctional. Most of us do not realize that politics and economics cannot be separated. When you analyze President Obama's record under this type of paradigm, you critically understand that he is in many cases the same as any white president. In fact, his platform is more right wing than Ron Paul, on the issues of war, withdrawal of troops, the Patriot Act, and this recent Act that allows indefinite detention without trial.
What bothered me the most about President Obama is how he order Susan Rice to withdraw and then lead the Europeans out of Geneva last July because the UN was going to discuss "slavery reparations". This was deplorable, because reparations would have fixed our economy under a land rights paradigm as self-determining people. . In fact, Sister Gloria, and her so-called Democrats are not markedly better than the Republicans. This is why these civil rights people, whether they are journalist, host their own talk shoes, are members of the NAACP, SCLC, Urban League are just plain dumb "outsiders", who only believe that they are Democrats without reaping any rewards for doing so. What has confounded them and most of us is that we do not realize that it is illegal for the American government to categorize us along with the Asian, Mexicans, people with disabilities, women and gays, because we, unlike them are indigenous to the United State. These people do not have the intelligence to think beyond what was taught them in the apartheid schools...and that is understandable, but they and our people must be put on notice that they/we do not belong to America. We are totally out of touch with who we are as a political group. We are more indigenous to the United States than the people [mostly Caucasian now] who have been re-classified by the apartheid one-drop rule.
They do not understand politics and where they fit into the political picture. This is why they cannot explain why Obama gave Trillions of dollars to wars, bankers, insurance companies, and military bases around the world while our schools, youth, neighborhoods have gotten worse under the Obama administration. They cannot explain why he is helping the Mexicans, Indians, Asians, etc. while being in fear to enact legislation that will particularly aid the most disadvantaged people in America. In reality , the new politics says that we are entitled to "Special Measures" as a "Special minority"
Black Journalist who are under educated censor because even the white journalist realize that the first amendment forbids censorship of political speech. So, Sister Gloria does not have a clue about political speech. These people called cultural Nationalist are an embarrassment and joke because Nationalism is about land and having your own president, not having a black figurine in a white house. Their type of politics does not make sense they have no end game to the American merry go-round..In fact, if we do not vote for our own sovereignty, we will lose more and more of the economic pie. There is absolutely nothing on the table for us. NOTHING, so all of this feigned loyalty for a man and his party who has given us nothing is RIDICULOUS. Show us something, a reasonable analysis except this perennial lesser of two evils crap.
PART TWO --Dr. Mustafa Ansari
If you want to be helpful to African Americans occupy our schools>They are crap. Occupy our neighborhoods, occupy the Courts and police departments who oppress us, and start thinking about erecting an insular government that will not be under the oppressive authority of the Obama administration and the American government. We are moving toward real participatory politics, so I salute you occupy Harlem, You are on the right track not the looking in the window politics like our people who wrap themselves up in the oppressive flag or America and call themselve Democrats,
If you want a different perspective about our status rights in America. Register at our website
www.americaninstituteofhumanrights and let us know if you want land, sovereignty, and reparations as an "indigenous African in the U.S" or continued to look in the window as a "simple minority". We are going to talk about real political strategy that puts food on our table and better schools for our children,