Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The New Face of Black Power

Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race. It is an issue we have never been at ease with and given our nation’s history this is in some ways understandable. And yet, if we are to make progress in this area we must feel comfortable enough with one another, and tolerant enough of each other, to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us. But we must do more- and we in this room bear a special responsibility. Through its work and through its example this Department of Justice, as long as I am here, must - and will - lead the nation to the "new birth of freedom" so long ago promised by our greatest President. This is our duty and our solemn obligation.

-Attorney General Eric Holder

Transcript available here and archived video here. As of this posting, neither Assault on Black Sanity nor Black Agenda Report provided comment or had it linked. I wonder why? Does this have any implication on the authenticity and viability of black partisanship?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Master Race

How long will we wait for the black moral conservative establishment to seize on this.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Creative Destruction

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

True power resides not in the anvil but in the hand. It is the capacity to formulate political strategy to allow maximum future flexibility that separates great nations from lesser ones.

President Obama, uninformed punditry aside, has defined the analytical framework of the next generation. "The question we ask today is not whether our Government is too big or too small, but whether it works; whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end."

Rancid politicization has obscured the imperial vista. However, the establishment charged with educating our leaders and running this country has outlined where we need to go next. As Alan Greenspan correctly observed, we are in an age of turbulence which precedes creation or death.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009