This was a reply by my dude Amen about Cornel West and Juliannae On Tavis Smiley Show. It seems like they weren't to happy about Obama speech. I posted a blog about and my dude amen came to the plate and knock the topic out the part. A brother that can draw and think like this. You got to go cop the latest mag from him. I forgot I don't get paid this week but next week he got my cabbage for the GhettoManga Quarterly Magazine
These very intelligent people are confused about Obama's role. as much as so-called black activists want Obama to do their job for them, they are NOT off the hook. Martin, Malcolm, Jesse Jackson and others like them represent the work of Black Activism, while Obama is the RESULT of that work. they will need to challenge him on substantive issues, just like any other elected official (for the record, whose names he calls or doesn't call in a freakin' SPEECH is NOT substantive!).
there is no passing of the baton from jesse to barack... what foolishness! the only baton that was passed (if any) was from the Clintons to Barack. the reason i say that is Barack is NOT a black ACTIVIST. he's a black politician.
if Martin Luther King or Malcolm X had lived to be 120 years old, neither would EVER have even tried to run for president, because that is not their role. their role is to challenge the government, not to run it. in the scripture, God called his people "a nation of Kings and Priests"... it is very difficult to do both offices, because they call for very different priorities...
part of the problem with Jesse Jackson or Sharpton running political campaigns is that it is NOT what they are called to do. they are Activists. they can focus on a much smaller set of goals... they are not elected, they are CALLED. there are many, many leadership offices, and they have very different kinds of responsibilities.
God is not trying to raise up an All-In-One messiah. Obama's a gifted speaker, but that doesn't make him a preacher, anymore than doctor King needed to run for President. Barack understands this, but for whatever reason, many people still don't.