Of “‪#‎Selma‬”, ‪#‎media‬ manipulation, and discussions of true value.

Once again the main stream media has borrowed the advice of Heath Ledger’s “Joker” and has created insanity among the socio-economic group known as “black” people by carefully coordinating two events, the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and the Academy Awards, by simply giving a little “push.” Unfortunately, the socio-economic group known as “black” people have taken the bait and allowed itself for one of too many brief moments to take its eyes off the prize.

A number of writers are substantiating their paychecks by bringing to the attention the apparent snubbing of black actors from this year’s list of Academy Award nominees. Social media has a number of ratchet hotep fuckery memes flowing through its channels as well. This stirring is brilliantly coordinated every year around this time to take advantage of Dr. King’s dream of a society where minorities should be allowed to pursue an ever shifting or evasive standard of equality while dozing off on the couch after eating a post Sunday go-to-meeting meal.

By applying the Dream to a racially-based slight, the media can score ratings as they invite countless overeducated Phds in sociology and hotep fuckery to come on various talk shows and blab about how the system royally fucked over Denzell and Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey, and countless other actors.

It works every year because the socio-economic group called “black” people place a lot of value in imagery (thus the NAACP Image Awards) and any slight that runs afoul of the narrative of a long dead, deified Southern preacher will bring rebuke from the over-the-hill fat farts and blow hards who constantly remind us that they held Dr. King’s head as he died ( stop telling that lie Jesse) or that they got their ass beat on that bridge in Selma (true story John but do you have to keep bringing it up every two fucking years?)

The media and so called black leadership do a bang up job focusing the socio-economic group called black people on the major shortcomings of that other American socio-economic group known as white people (who, by the way, are just as equally confused but we’ll deal with them some other time.). White people, the same old tired narrative goes, are to blame for everything that black people (who also have cars, degrees, and jobs) are going through in the 21st century.

It has never ocurred to the socio-economic group known as “black” people to ask “Why would white people, who allegedly take a low view of us as valueless, spend so much time focusing on us?’ If the socio-economic group known as “black” people seriously pondered that question, the answer would get them kicked out of their churches or greek lettered organizations. Since I am proudly not a member of either, I will answer the question for you. White people don’t sit around thinking about ways to fuck with black people. If they do fuck with “black” people, the act is usually incidental and the collateral damage already worked into the decision matrix.

What the socio-economic group known as “white” people think about is whether things will turn around in Europe and Asia fast enough so that my average household wealth of $110,000 can grow to $125,000 by year’s end. We really don’t have time to fuck around with a group of people whose average household wealth is around $5,000.

You see, with the exception of a few naive liberals, white people don’t think about justice. They think about value and if black people aren’t on their value radar, then blacks need not worry about conspiracies.

One, there is no group conspiracy, albeit there is bad behavior by some individuals based on racial bias, and two, black people need to avoid media attempts to stir them into conversations and expressions of futility and despair that generate no value.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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