If you want to see a group of people become unhinged at the exact same time, feel free to head over to YourBlackWorld to read the reactions to my post How Both Al Sharpton and Michael Eric Dyson Tricked the Black Community.
Here’s a taste of the article:
Sharpton gave up on any serious assessment of Obama early, saying he wouldn’t offer any criticism of Obama during his first term. He was rewarded with an MSNBC show.
Dyson, who initially gave a fiery roundtable lecture on how blacks couldn’t allow racial symbolism to trump accountability, recently demonstrated a complete 180 in his debate with Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford. His reward is coming, I’m sure.
But now there is good evidence that, contrary to the wisdom of Dyson and Sharpton, Obama didn’t need any protecting. He trounced Romney in Tuesday’s election, becoming one of only a handful of presidents to win 50 percent of the popular vote, and leaving me with no other choice than to believe that doing something substantive for black people during his first time wouldn’t have upended Obama’s election prospects.
The rantings were fast, furious, and moronic, with many taking personal swipes me, and anyone else who would dare challenge Obama or his protectors. Saddest of all, there is no potential breakthrough here. These are unserious people, as evidenced by their unserious ramblings.
It’s not that they disagree with me. That’s not something I care about. What is worrisome is how unwilling the commenters are to address the main issue I raised in the post; whether blacks remaining silent so that Obama could win reelection was ever really necessary, and if so, was it worth it? That’s the issue I put on the table. The response I got was, “Yvette’s a hater.”
(Shout out to all my folks who can see beyond the veil. It’s time for us to move on, and leave the adoring horde with their messiah. When they wake up, we’ll be gone. )