Thursday, June 26, 2008
"Because So-and-So did it."
I'm just politically spent. For a couple days now, I've just been sitting - in silence. I'm worn out by the hypocrisy of the "game." And make no mistake, it is all a damn game - one in which "we the people" are merely pawns. I clicked through my links, lurking, just to see who was saying what. I came across two posts that moved me to comment. This one, "Go Sit Down Somewhere" at Cliff's Crib about indicted Congressman William Jefferson's plan to run again as well as the indictment of his kinfolk was not only hilarious in its observations, but dead-on. Read this post when you get a chance. Here's part of my comment: "Cliff...I don't know man, it seems the sole purpose for our doing better in this country is so that we can mimic the Burning House rather than transform it. I expected better, but that's on me. I'm so tired of hearing, "They did it, why can't we?" as if that makes it alright. Those of us who teach our children right from wrong when they're little, appear hypocrites once they're grown because all around them they hear the adults saying shit children always say when parents ask, "Why did you do that?" - "Because So-and-So did it." In a weird show of "solidarity" (pretty sad isn't it that this is what we two Black people share?), I gave him a link to a similar story from my home state of South Carolina regarding House Majority Whip, Rep. James Clyburn. Sad, sad, sad. Appears, some of us are who they thought we were. The other, with which I'd like to leave you, was this one at Sugar-N-Spice entitled, "We Are." Man! That video of Sweet Honey in the Rock coupled with Sugar's words were soul-stirring, uplifting and - the truth! (h/t to Sugar for this beautiful find!):