Liberalism for Black folks, to me and other skeptics, means stepping down off a historic, high pedestal as America's perennial public test of biblical and constitutional commitment to being little more than case loads progressives use for tax payer funded largesse and perpetual votes. It's a one-sided relationship we should end, not to become conservatives per se, but to break the last bond of servitude to an external, manipulative and racist ideology.
Liberalism is a step down for Black folks, because it smothers us in more ignorance, more vulgarity, more violence and more opportunities for White people ( progressives, not the "evil" conservatives they sic us on! ) to exploit our community like slave masters of old.
I'd advise any " liberation " minded nationalist or Afrocentric to look at his much reviled peer, the Black conservative, and realize he/she is your unlikely ally in fighting this last bastion of open White supremacy, which is progressivism. The Black liberation community knows all too well how American Blacks are Dem Crowed out of grants, tax payer funding, etc. in favor of White progressives with no idea about addressing persistent inner city problems. It's a form of racial control and we should unite to call it out because Black suffering is used to pad the pockets of a pale politburo who feels we're too stupid to address our own issues.
Liberalism is a step down for Black folks and we who claim to believe in ourselves, dogma aside for a moment, can either unite against it or continue community grudge matches while the progressive pimp game proceeds... at our life-or-death expense!
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is an anti crime activist; Project 21 member and urban event security consultant in New Orleans. @nadraenzi on Twitter. 504 214-3082.