Although I am being very facetious with the title of this blog there is a question that should be asked and answered. Why have we lived in this country for as long as we have and have yet to create our own black political party with our own agenda, representative of our needs as a group of people? Why do we continue to support other political groups/parties that have no vested interest in the well being of our people or our communities?
Now please as we’re contemplating this statement, do not say Congressional Black Caucus because they are not and have never been a political representation of us. Also let’s not be blinded by rhetoric such as we need a party that represents all Americans and not just a few. The fact of the matter is that we’ve never had that political party in this country. We’ve never had the party that represents the issues of the collective. We’ve always had the parties in office that represent the lobbyist and the small elite, wealthy, minority groups, but they have not represented all Americans, ever.
And even more importantly we’ve been getting led like sheep to slaughter with this two party system that is designed to keep the machine running the way the rich and the banks want it to run, but that has not benefitted black people. So isn’t it time that we created our own party system? Yes there are third party groups like the Green Party and the Libertarian Party. And although these groups don’t seem to be effective in garnering enough votes to get into positions of power, if we created our own Black party, then at least our vote would be to the allegiance of our own party and at the very least, those major party candidates would then have to come to us as a collective group and negotiate our vote and we in turn would be better equipped to negotiate what we want in return for our vote, with the overall concept being that we have our allegiance to our own party and our vote stays with our own party, even if we don’t win.
There is nothing wrong with negotiating and making demands for our respective communities. There is especially nothing wrong with it when we look and see that we’ve had taxation with no representation for eons now and it goes unquestioned, unchallenged. That dynamic needs to change, and quite frankly, there is no reason why we don’t have our own Black Party as political representation for us.