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Not Your Negro

Last night I was mesmerized by James Baldwin in a documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" in which Baldwin reflects on Medger, Malcolm, and Martin who were shot in that order within six years of each other, all under age forty, by guns newer nationalistic leaders of the NRA would most likely celebrate for sale and use to hate, retaliate for sins of uppity last-class birth. One picture stands out among several shocking views. A Birmingham Alabama protest placard stating INTEGRATED SCHOOLS AND MARRIAGE IS COMMUNISM. Both Marx and Engels would have been surprised to read this, but perhaps such an obvious display of ignorance merits no alternative definition, or even grammar, having more to do with economics than monoculturing misuse of supremacist politics. So allow me this one much belated try. Communism is an evolutionary theory of economic development assuming competition between those who own and those who do not will inevitably lead to falling aristocracies of hoarded wealth, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender preference, religion, language, whether you vote blue, or red, or green, much less black and white not together. Communitarianism is a cooperative evolutionary experience in which co-investment between and among co-owners leads to optimal quality improvement of healthy wealth outcomes, regardless of race, gender, creolizing mutually enculturing as above. Democratic whole Earth system healthy politics, both sacred and secular varieties, support communitarian wealthy co-investing economics, and vice versa. But, neither competitive totalitarian communism nor cooperative subsidiary ownership and responsibility and authority of communitarians is defined by racial integration, or libertarianism either, for that possibly unrelated matter, although these might agree that continuing freedoms for segregation and its fossilizing maintenance prolongs and builds higher walls between those who have most, those who have nothing, and those who worry about joining the latter by waving placard ignorance for the former, too busy hoarding their money within gated communities to actually show up, while quietly financing our most avid absence of integrity supporters. Enforcing segregation of races works about as well as forced separation of food-chain species, where eventually everybody starves separately rather than feeding off and on each other together, more like an actually healthy community.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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