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Late Night Snack: Cain Says He Can Win The Black Vote
By: Clavell JacksonSep. 28th, 2011more from Clavell Jackson
New PoliticusUSA contributor Clavell Jackson scoffs at Herman Cain’s chances of winning the black vote.
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Sep. 29th, 2011 at 12:21 am
A very fine, poignant and relevant essay was posted earlier today at The People’s View entitled ‘The “I have black friends” shield and its righteous takedown.’
The following is a comment I posted that I want to share with all of you:
I have many friends, and the color of their skin has nothing to do with the exceptional relationships we have forged over years, decades.
Those who denigrate both people of color and ‘friend’ because they are too clueless to realize that they are merely manipulative, lame creatures all I have to say is – I pity your emptiness, your vacuity, your dark and dank loneliness because you are incapable of any form of actual caring.
For them in particular and with deep empathy, as well as for all of you, I share the following:
An Expression of Wisdom – Frederic Lionel
“If we are aware that a compassionate understanding of others creates trust, then something changes.
If we understand that ignorance is the source of all conflict, and if we strive to dissolve it, keeping silent when words are superfluous, then something changes.
If we understand that knowledge without wisdom leads to the death of the soul, then something changes.
If we realize that being angry or arguing with someone, regardless of who may be at fault, is an impulsive reaction through which we blame rather than understand, and if we understand even those whom we blame, then something changes.
If we practice the language of friendship, and if we try to contribute to the well being of everyone, then something changes.
If we try to promote a path of inner realization, without any desire to convince, then something changes.
If we set aside that which separates and emphasize that which unites, then something changes.
If we abandon the desire for results and do what must be done at each moment, then something changes.
If we are aware that virtue demands submission to the laws of life, and not to our own rules or ethics, then something changes.
If we accept that any search for security, although an understandable desire, opposes freedom of the soul, the Omega Point of Evolution, then something changes.
If we are aware of fear, experienced by the creature in all of us, veils the aspiration of our inner being, whose essence is divine, then everything changes.
And we witness the miracle that spirit can accomplish.”
Whether our President Obama has ever read these words, his actions are highly consistent with Frederic Lionel’s insights.
My hope is that all of you will spread these words because they encapsulate the essence of #ChangeWeCanBelieveIn
Sep. 29th, 2011 at 9:02 am
Why do so many Americans seem to fail these self evident truths? I believe down deep they do understand but they get in the way of a very destructive human trait….greed!, greed of every thing including pride.
Sep. 29th, 2011 at 8:17 am
I am not at all sure what Cain stands for. But given the company he keeps I have to agree with Clavell
Sep. 29th, 2011 at 10:02 am
I always laugh when Republicans accuse me and other blacks of having voted for President Obama “only because he’s black.” What makes their argument so ridiculous is that they don’t account for the fact that we are not monolithic in our beliefs. Herman Cain is another far right kook, and the fact that he is black doesn’t make the views he shares with those other clowns any more palatable. He has made remarks about various issues, in particular about Muslims, that expose him as being just as bigoted and intolerant as any of the other potential GOP nominees.
Sep. 29th, 2011 at 11:40 am
I seem to be having technical difficulties, as the only article available at this link is a photo of President Obama, and “New PoliticusUSA contributor Clavell Jackson scoffs at Herman Cain’s chances of winning the black vote.”
Although I did enjoy reading bobfr’s remarks.
Sep. 30th, 2011 at 9:20 am
Cain is delusional, and a liar. Even Black Repubs will not vote for him, let alone Black Democrats.
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