Like an unconscious adolescent suddenly awakened from a pipe dream by a responsible parent, some Black traditionalists are showing disdain for those who speak out against the ongoing mistreatment of Black people.
Such is the case with businessman George C. Fraser who recently posted a futile rant against Minister Farrakhan’s critique of President Obama—who chided Blacks to vote for Hillary Clinton, tying his legacy to her potential presidency.
Knowing the Clintons’ racist policies against Blacks, the Minister stated that Obama should focus his legacy “in the street with your suffering people… And if you can’t go and see about them, then don’t worry about your legacy.” He added, “You fought for the rights of gay people …you fight for Israel. Your people are suffering and dying in the streets!”
The Minister’s accurate critique upset some mainstream Blacks who support the President’s unwarranted loyalty to Mrs. Clinton. In his attempt to rebut the Minister’s critique, Fraser points to a list of about 100 alleged accomplishments of the Obama Administration that are supposedly designed for Black people. However, none of these programs, policies, or initiatives listed are designed to free Blacks from the power structure of white supremacy that has always been designed against them. Many of these so-called accomplishments include items like new child safety standards for e-cigarettes and more benefits to gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens.
These are as little band-aids placed on severe bullet wounds because these ‘accomplishments’ don’t address the dire needs of Black people becoming independent from America’s racist power structure.
To justify Obama’s inattention to Black causes, Fraser states, “President Obama is NOT the BLACK President… He is the President of the United States" as though racism against blacks isn’t an inherently "American" problem that the President should address. It is outright negligence to overlook these core issues that affect every facet of American society! Did Mr. Fraser tell Obama that he's not the President of White Jews when he allotted billions of taxpayer dollars to fund the military operations of Israel? Apparently Black people are of little importance to Mr. Fraser if he thinks the President shouldn’t adequately address the issues of Black America, which affect the whole country. Instead, he hypocritically rants against the one man who is giving his life for Black people.
In what is supposed to be a rhetorical question toward the Minister, Fraser antagonistically asks, “as the leader of a NATION why has HE not done what HE is proclaiming that Obama should have done?”
Fraser foolishly overlooked the FACT that Minister Farrakhan has done EXACTLY what he shunned Obama for not doing—working to save our suffering people in the streets of Chicago and all over the U.S. In FACT, Farrakhan has done more to restore and clean up Black lives and communities than the entire U.S. Government (whose objectives have destroyed black families and communities). Moreover, the Minister does this without the resources or budget that the Government misuses for military weapons, foreign aid, and ineffective domestic programs, and he has been able to accomplish such unparalleled works with powerful entities, agencies, and world governments against him.
Since many ‘old guards’ still believe the American pipe dream will save Black people, here is a short comparative analysis of how an Obama/Clinton legacy matches up against the works of one man’s divine mission to free Black people.