I don’t remember who originally made the quote “Whatever it is, whatever it does, it’s best to keep it out of the hands of politicians”, but it’s appearing to be true.
As I watch our politicians in office today I am increasingly finding myself in contempt of Congress. Not all of its members, but a growing consensus of them.
I promise they just keep pushing and pushing someone like me who will unapologeticly stand up to fellow Democrats and especially Republicans who are being pimped by the banks and other financial institutions to act on their behalf instead of the constituents who actually put them in office to seriously consider running for Congress.
Believe me I completely understand that it would be an uphill journey, because some will just see a 30-something year old Black guy and dismiss me as one of the numerous stereotypes of what they do not understand and fail to consider as equal all the while foolishly believing that I will not be concerned about them because of the color of their skin as they measure mine. I refuse to accept the narrow confines of that perception. Some may see the D (Democrat) after my name and oppose me, just because it isn’t an R (Republican) or and I (Independent). Some will look at my resume and say he has no political experience, why should I consider voting for him. All of this is fine. You can do that, and continue to be politically turned out in every way by the partisan pimpin’ politicians using taxpayers like their best girl.
Who is going to have the testicular fortitude to say what needs to be said, take the political hits that will come, but remain consistent and true to those who put them in office and they represent?
Yes, some may say I wouldn’t be able to work the system to get things done. I’m not politically savvy enough to deal with Washington and Big Business. Why do will allow people to represent us and not hold them accountable?
All Republicans are not idiots; homophobic, religiously bias, racist, persistently negative fear mongorers as some unconsciencously promote themselves to be. All Democrats are not passive, moraless, tax and spenders as some mistakenly promote themselves to be. There are a few who do have you in mind. The problem is that they are usually undercut by those members of their party who are power hungry and attention starved and seek political validation. I see very, very, very few who are willing to stand up and speak out against this.
I give President Obama credit; I’m encouraged by his success, intellect and management abilities. Perhaps I too can make it through the gauntlet of opposition, but I am not as smooth as he and others I admire, who all happens to not be in Congress. Well one use to be.
I’m not encouraged to run, because I do not want to put the spotlight of public scrutiny on members of my family and inner-circle who wish not to be so public. I do admit that the urge is becoming more difficult to remain silent as some Democrats and practically every Republican oppose the good of the people for the good for the corporations. I’m not against businesses, but the greed of some who are in business.
IF I decide to run for political office I’m sure many will talk bad about me, use the words within this blog against me. Some who calls themselves friends will privately forsake me because they fear radical truth, but I wouldn’t forsake them when it comes down to protecting them against the attacks of what’s right and true.
Yes, I’m becoming disenchanted with many politicians, but not politics itself. The non-sense that goes on is the culprit. Quit jocking for power and position yourself with the people. Be honest and govern with truth, equality and true fairness. It’s not easy, but somebody has to do it.
I’m not rich enough to run for office, I’m just a regular guy. I may not be like you, but I’m sure given the opportunity you’ll see where I’m just like you.