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February 24, 2005

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deniseinside

We've known and understood for a long time how Black progress is seen in the negative in this country.... We, too, should understand the inner workings of racism in a racist society. We, should, therefore utilize Our inner bullshit detectors to negotiate around racism and it's perpetrators, especially it's Black perpetrators.

Personally, I have nothing against Oprah. Oprah lost me, less than a year after she was on air - that was back in the day when We were so proud of anybody or anything Black on t.v. that We made it a community event... and We do know how to support people - and We still know how to ask for Nothing in return. A couple of years ago to now, I have watched Oprah, maybe, 5 times, I mean, in her world there are no Black writers...except Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou, and there was only one Black Family that deserved to have their home renovated, and she couldn't even go to that house, she sent her serial flunky Gail. Something is wrong. Maybe Black folk really don't own their own homes.
We don't write books and surely must not read any.

Oprah said that the comically unfunny Chris Rock was the best comedian ever, ummn, and how did he do that? He called Us Niggers and made a public plea to join the KKK, ummn?
I remember when Oprah said on Charlie Rose that "Beloved" flopped because Black people did not support it[her]. I was pissed - why should We support her?

I'm middle-class according to societal constructs, grew up in such a construct, and I have never felt any strain with my fellow brothers and sisters who may be poorer. I know many Blacks who are considered upper - classed, some who are considered rich - still I have never felt any kind of strain.

Yet, I am told of all these stresses between me and them, that are being perpetuated by Negroes?
This is just another "Acting White" moment. Gates is doing what that ultra-feminine revisonista, John McWhorter, did... LIE.

When Rich Blacks don't face the same racism and the same obstacles then We can talk until then...


I want to know these people: Oprah, Gates, Elders, McWhorter, Parker, Williams, and the Posterboy of African American Republicanism JL Peterson. . . and keep them away from my people.
As soon as the cancer is out, We will once again begin to thrive.

cnulan

Denise,

Why do you say on the one hand that you have nothing against Oprah personally, and on the other that she and her ilk need to be kept away from our people?

Gates is doing what that ultra-feminine revisonista, John McWhorter, did... LIE.

is just slaying me...,

so tell me what you really think about that wannabe nocturnal poundcake thief and afrostocratic critic of the failed morals of low-born kneegrows who don't hold up their end of the civil rights bargain, you know who I'm talking about, the pudding man himself, Dr. Huxtable?

Final question, what if Oprah is actually right? Tell me why Oprah wouldn't make a GREAT president of the United States? If you track down that discussion thread and its links, you'll see this question received a fair amount of deliberation within the brotherhood.

Of course Cobb had preemptively made a liar out of me by identifying THE potential chimeric huckleberry...., Though we've all heard calls to draft her for the position, I've seen no indication of interest on her part. I imagine, however, that if Oprah would or could run for president, we'd really be onto something, wouldn't we? Oprah is an extraordinary binnis-woman who has mastered the media and interpersonal relational style that American women favor, and, truly and magnificently succeeded on her own in a Galtian quest which no American men dare disrespect.

All that, and unlike the current and prior two scrubs who laid up in the White House, she did it without any hand up from popi's friends, or hookups from nasty auntie Pamela.

Here's the quantum thread collapse [epiphany] that occured to me on the road to Damascus.., unless America figures out how to meritocratically embrace the attractions of an unimpeachable black candidate like Oprah Winfrey or Colin Powell, with all the requisite stateswoman/gangsta cred required to silence any and all detractors, AMERICA WILL FAIL!

Here's the rub. It's not about what an Oprah or a Colin might personally bring to the office, they're superstars without a doubt. Rather, it's about what the POTUS exemplifies about the collective American unconscious that matters here. Until and unless the American collective unconscious evolves considerably beyond its current state, it's simply not fit to imperially preside over the rest of the world in the manner Cobb describes here.

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