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October 18, 2005

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Cobb

Thelwell ought to blog.

This romance with rhetoric is to be expected. Why? Because of the black romance with Socialism, and the black romance with unelected preachers and the self-fulfilling prophesy of the 'leadership of the black church', African Americans are not vested in real pork and patronage. Too many blackfolks are only out to hear speeches like they hear sermons. All they want is something to say Amen to, and they are so accustomed to not being able to hold anyone accountable, that there's tolerance of corruption built into the black electorate.

This is not just a supply problem. It's a demand problem. And those who demand more? Well, they bolted the Rainbow Coalition a long time ago.

Lester Spence

"Thelwell ought to blog."

Nope. Hell...I don't need to blog as much as I do. Let bloggers blog, and let intellectuals write, research, PUBLISH. Bloggers need to read Thelwell though. No doubt.

I don't pin the romance with rhetoric on anything other than black love of the spoken word, perfectly uttered. We love the spoken word like we love the behind the back pass, the Barry Sanders spin, the way Coltrane turned a phrase, the way Gaye carried a note.

We love the spoken word because it, when done right, represents ma'at made real.

"...they are so accustomed to not being able to hold anyone accountable, that there's tolerance of corruption..."

this sounds like FEMA.

P6

Now Gerald on the other hand
You mean Gilliard, right?

All they want is something to say Amen to, and they are so accustomed to not being able to hold anyone accountable, that there's tolerance of corruption built into the black electorate.
You got it wrong, Cobb. They want someone to say Amen to them. People will always follow someone that acknowledges them before those that ignore them.

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