I went blog-surfing today and discovered a few things.
Most Black-run blogs have a"Blame-Whitey" drift to them. ( Conservative- from a Black prospective). The more liberal (i.e. open to change- progressive) Black-run blogs are viewed to be more like "Chicken Little" than they are the kid in "The Emperors New Clothes".
It's funny that the same titles could mean different things, in different situations.
A conservative white is seen as racist while a "conservative" Black is seen as a victim.
A liberal White is seen as generous and caring while a liberal Black is seen as selling out.
According to Websters :
-conservative a. tending to conserve; disposed to maintain existing institutions; hostile to change; n.one opposed to hasty changes or innovations.
-liberal a.open-minded; generous; catholic; unbiased n.one who favors greater political and religious freedom from tradition.
If one refuses to change from an ideology that enslaves many of it's members but steadfastly holds onto the traditional "Blame-Whitey" mentality- would you call that person a conservative? Yes, I would. But go ahead, hold on to those dogma which hold you back, which keep you from reaching the full promise that America has to offer. "Keep it real".
Now, on the other hand - if one believes that our current Black culture is deficient in many ways and realizes that it is easier to change one's self than it would be to change society, isn't that liberal?
Another blog tried to point out that too many Blacks have a Master/Slave relationship. One of affirmative -action, welfare and a litany of other entitlements. I don't think that it's master/slave so much as a "Hook a Brotha' Up" state of mind. Not networking but "hook me up".
Don't get me wrong, I would rather help a beggar than to be a beggar. I'll help anyone who's willing to help one's self (even better to help someone who helps others). I'm just tired of so many Brotha's wanting the hook-up.