Dr. West's treasonous behavior centers around the Culturally Poisoned symptom of always quoting Greek philosophers and never mentioning or quoting philosophers from Classical African Civilization, Kemet (Ancient Egypt). His attacks on the President, this not being the first one, are just confirming symptoms of his cultural poisoning. He, like Dr. Skip, the truth, Gates are sort of Democratic Clarence Thomas'.
Smiley has always been under cultural suspension in my book with those circular firing squad TV specials stocked with Black people to no particular purpose then his own notoriety. I have never heard him give any indication he has ever heard the words Classical African Civilization in a sentence let alone that he is Culturally Literate. My limited knowledge of him left me with the impression that he was CultureGraphically somewhere between a Sleeping Giant and a Cultural Citizen at best.
He came on my Racedar screen when he lied on Rev. Al Sharpton. And to make matters worse, he did not call the reverend privately to clear it up but I heard him publicly call Reverend Al during his radio show, lie to the Rev. to his face and just make matters worst. Rev. Al read him the riot act and I was done with Mr. Smiley. This latest symptom of Cultural Poisoning also rises to the level of treasonous and is confirmatory for me.
By passing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and launching the Electronic Medical record project, the President has done more for Americans in general and AA's in particular, then anyone in my lifetime since King, Kennedy and Johnson.
Thinking Americans should be helping to consolidate that win and help him get single payer passed in his next term.
If there is a problem it is that we the American people including AA's have not given him the kind of landslide support and both houses of congress that he needs to move the progressive agenda on his terms. The focus should be fixing that in 2012 by infusing the President with the juice he needs, not this show boating distraction.
Now had they done a Bush Poverty Bus Tour, and this was a follow up, one might be able to give them the benefit of the doubt. But an Obama Poverty Bus Tour? For Bush and the forty thieves Republican created poverty, that they do not mention, is a joke. And it would be funny if it was not part of their treasonous behavior patterns.
Now don't get me wrong I love the brothers, but like the wicked witch of the West Dr. Rice and here come the judge Thomas, I recommend that no self respecting AA's touch these two with a ten foot poll, till they repent and wish to return to the AA community.
Cornel West & Tavis Smiley on Obama: "Many of Us Are Exploring Other Possibilities in Coming Election”
We speak with veteran journalist Tavis Smiley and Princeton University Professor Cornel West about President Barack Obama and the 2012 elections.
"He’s rightly associated much more with the oligarchs than with poor people," says West. Adds Smiley, "I don’t think the President would be hurt, necessarily—the country certainly would not be hurt—by a primary challenge that would refocus him on what really matters. It would refocus him on what’s happening to too many people in this country. It would refocus him on a more progressive agenda." [includes rush transcript]Read more at www.democracynow.org