SHOULD THERE BE A BLACK LITMUS TEST FOR US IN 2017?
Many of the old and new Black leaders are superb deconstructionists. They are often right or thought-provoking about social and political issues. Without a doubt, both are useful but have not yet produced the control and protection of lots of food, shelter and clothing that is needed to make social and economic justice a grass root realization as opposed to an ongoing slogan.
Such a production or realization tends to come from control of the output of ones own ethnic culture and immediate neighboring economies. As planned and expected from there a political leverage that is not party dependent is waged and the better benefits of community are realized. All of those beneficial outcomes often bear fruit within 5 years, if not the heads of respected and disrespected Black leaders and pundits should roll. But in order for any of that to happen there ought to be a simple, no more than a one to three point litmus test.
Where is our litmus test? What is our baseline? Should we create the picture of social and economic determination that we need from past results or from our imagination? How about both? Once that picture has been framed should that not be the only acceptable expectation? Should we call anyone a leader who can not organize the production and protection of lots of food, shelter and clothing? Also, should the activation of a litmus test include a moratorium on or permanent replacement of activist deconstruction and disruption?
Where is our litmus test? Do we need one?