A certain Marva, who is a self proclaimed black Republican, wrote this bitch an e-mail.
After reading several posts, Marva was moved to “urge me to come down off of my fantasy cloud and face the reality that liberal politics hurt black people”.
Ahhh, this bitch hasn’t heard the fervent plea of a black conservatism in a month of Sundays.
A bitch has been floating on a cloud of realness, honey…for years…and I’m sure as shit not coming down anytime soon.
You know and I know that you know and I know that this country hasn’t seen real liberal policies in forever and a day, so let’s stop bullshitting and get down to business.
A system of public education that equally distributes funding, provides oversight as well as assistance when that oversight finds flaws and that values teaching our youth rather than dismantling public education through passive aggressive policy-based terrorism will be good for America.
Tax reform that closes loop holes and taxes rich motherfuckers too instead of handing them a pass…that eases the burden on the middle class and single parents and young people and the working poor…that actually takes in money from corporations instead of granting them a fabillion trillion ways to get over…cough…that kind of reform will be good for the majority of Americans and last time I checked black people are in that number.
Restoring comprehensive sex education to our public school curriculum and supporting those agencies who step up to assist in teaching comprehensive sex education will be good for all of us too. The Man has long denied black people access to knowledge under the guise that he’s doing it for our own good…and it has never ever ever been for our own good.
Establishing a system of healthcare that actually promotes health, eliminates or significantly reduces the burden of medical expenses for working Americans and covers every American child is the kind of public policy that will radically improve the lives of all people. And even a fiscal conservative can’t defend the dollars every state hemorrhages through inadequately run programs that rely on expensive emergency care rather than cheaper proactive healthcare.
Safe and affordable housing that encourages neighborhood stability and solid communities…community policing that integrates law enforcement into daily life to reduce distance and mistrust…a living wage, jobs that lead to careers not dead ends, drinkable water, breathable air, safe food, safe roads and bridges, less weapons and more books (Lawd, have mercy!!)…all that shit is good for people.
But Marva, I know and you know that I know and you know that what’s good for black people isn’t really the issue at hand.
You either don’t think America is capable of doing the right thing and that our government can’t do any better…which means that you know things are fucked but lack the courage of your convictions.
Or you honestly think that the reason some black Americans struggle to thrive is that they haven’t embraced conservatism…which means you’re crazy as hell.
Wake up, sister...I’ve still got some room left up on my cloud.