Friday, April 11, 2014

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rollingout |  Over the past several months, Dr. Cornel West has been vocal in his disapproval of President Barack Obama, as well as Dr. West’s fellow intellectuals and cultural commentators; Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Rev. Al Sharpton.  Speaking last year in regard to President Obama’s 2013  inauguration. Dr. West stated, “We saw, of course, the coronation of the bonafide house Negro of the Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton, supported by the Michael Dysons and others who’ve really prostituted themselves intellectually in a very ugly and vicious way.”

As he spoke about the state of black intellectualism at Rev. Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference yesterday (April 10th), Dr. Dyson addressed Dr. West’s criticisms.

“The prophetic temptation is to believe your voice is the only voice,” said Dr. Dyson. “[You think that] your vision is the only vision. That’s what makes you a genius at a certain level. That’s the nature of genius — but you’re tripping, because you’re not the only one.”

“I don’t see [humility] in a lot of Negroes talking. They act like it’s ‘my way or the highway’ — you ain’t Frank Sinatra!” he continued. “Howard Thurman said, ‘You can go to the Atlantic Ocean, you can dip your glass into the Atlantic Ocean and it may be full of the Atlantic Ocean — but it ain’t all of the Atlantic Ocean. So stop thinking that your way is the only way. It may be a great way, it may be a powerful way that works for you, but one size don’t [sic] fit all. So be honest and humble in genuine terms — not the public performance of humility masquerading a huge ego. No amount of hair can cover that.”

After insinuating that he was referring to Dr. West, Dr. Dyson spoke about his contemporary directly.
“I’ve probably known him longer than anybody on this panel. Hung out with him,” Dyson said. “I’ve been a victim of his vicious assaults in public. I’ve held my powder. That ain’t my usual nature. [Dr. Farah Griffin] called me up and I listened to Farah. Because she loves us both [and was] trying to negotiate a cease of hostilities. But I’m not going to pretend that it doesn’t hurt for you to call me a sellout because I disagree with you. You can be ‘ride-or-die,’ but while you’re riding — see who your vehicle is rolling over.”


Tom said...

"No amount of hair can cover that.”

lol, score one for the techies

Black and White people I'm good and sick of, but I like techies

Tom said...

Oh, sociology. Saw the Dr. there and got confused. Nevermind, I don't care who wins.

Vic78 said...

I wonder what their fall is going to be like. I might not have to wait long.

CNu said...

Makheru Bradley said...

A Rockefeller Republican implies the liberal/moderate elements of the Republican Party which voted for the Civil Rights/Voting Rights Acts. It would be more accurate in terms of violating the Constitution and wars of aggression to call Obama a Nixon or Bush Republican. However, since West (and Smiley) voted for Obama, he should not be calling him anything.

Neither of these Obama critics could manage to break the monopoly which the corrupt two-party system had on their minds, nor could they liberate themselves from the false dichotomy of the greater or lesser evil.

They simply could not bring themselves to see that Barack Obama is not the lesser of two evils. He is as Bro. Glen Ford so aptly states, “the more effective evil,” therefore far more dangerous than Romney could ever hope to be.

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