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Town Hall Meeting on de Blasio: January 27

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by Alton H Maddox, Jr.

This past MLK Day, January 20, 2014, Rev. Dennis Dillon hosted a town hall meeting at the Brooklyn Christian Center in Brooklyn. The concern was the intentional exclusion of Blacks from municipal government wish violates the 17 Point Plan of Cong. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. It was made a part of the Congressional Record:

“4. The black masses must demand and refuse to accept nothing less than that proportionate share of political jobs and appointments which are equal to their proportion in the electorate. Where are we are 20% of the voters, we should command 20% of the jobs, judgeships, commissionerships and all political appointments.”

If Black voters had done their homework, they would have known that both Mayor William de Blasio and former Mayor David N. Dinkins were reared, politically, by the late Mayor Ed I. Koch. Rev. Sharpton was also “reared” on the “Koch plantation”. This is an undeniable, political fact.

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In New York, the political rulers keep it “all in the family.” Unfortunately, Black voters were blinded by de Blasio being married to a Black woman. Loving v. Virginia was the “Negro” Emancipation Proclamation. For whites, love and politics are separate matters. It is all one and the same for Blacks.

Whites know the value of politics. Thus, they establish and finance “think tanks”. When Plato was asked to explain the strength of ancient Egyptians, he noted their respect for a leisure class. After the Emancipation Proclamation, whites enacted vagrancy laws to militate against a leisure class amid Blacks in the United States.

Instead, Blacks were conditioned to be watchdogs for their plantation masters. They would become “snitches.” Between “watchdogs” and “bloodhounds,” they were able to maintain a system of slavery and sharecropping. Debt slavery would supplant chattel slavery. The sine qua non of slavery is dependency.

This was outlined by the U.S. Supreme Court in Cherokee Cases. Legal history is inextricably linked to “white supremacy.” Chief Justice Marshall defined the Cherokee people as a “domestic, dependent nation” and as “wards” of the federal government. If Blacks fail or refuse to oppose a “bait and switch,” our economic condition will amount to that of a “domestic, dependent nation.”

By excluding Blacks from municipal jobs in policy-making positions, Blacks will continue to be addicted to whites. This is a serious, mental problem and it does not bode well for our children. No Negro “addict” will fight white supremacy regardless of the odiousness of the problem. Blacks refuse to look in mirrors for fear of what they will see. This especially applies to “political activists.”

The decision in the Cherokee Cases lead to the “Trail of Tears.” Dr. Carter G. Woodson gave us an analysis in the Miseducation of the Negro: “History shows that it does not matter who is in power… those who have not earned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain anymore rights or principles in the end that they had in the beginning.” [Emphasis supplied].

This was the problem that I handed to whites four decades ago. No whites were around me. I was thinking for myself. The New York Post specifically said that I must be stopped; otherwise, other Blacks would “emulate” me. There was no proof that I had to depend on whites. The Washington Post noted that I was able to continuously win long-shot cases. This is bad news for dependency.

Nonetheless, two legal organizations summarily fired me when they found out that I was in courtrooms representing Blacks without a “rabbi.” A Black lawyer told me, up front, that no one was going to allow me to practice law without a “rabbi.” This was the law before the Civil War. In fact, Blacks had to be trained by white lawyers. It was an apprenticeship program.

I had no one to vouch for me and I was not accountable to any white person. It was also illegal for a Black lawyer to be “armed and dangerous”. No one could give me character references. My admission to the New York Bar was questioned because I had refused to give white references. I was always skating on thin ice. Many “militant” Black lawyers, on the other hand, were able to identify whites who could speak for them.

The Freedom Party seeks to emulate my record in the courtroom. Blacks have always needed a Black-financed and Black-led political party consistent with rights under the First Amendment. The Freedom Party seeks to put our agenda on the front-burner in the same manner that the Working Families Party and the Green Party behave in the political process.

Numbers do count. Blacks need to pack the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn on this Monday evening, in Brooklyn, to express outrage over de Blasio’s racist, personnel policies. There were 1,024,000 votes for de Blasio. The white vote was 158,000 votes. The Latino vote was 196,000. The Black vote was 354,000. Yet, his administration is virtually all-white. There is a “token” Black and a “token” Latino in it, however. Black elected officials should explain this political oddity. Don’t be MIA on Monday.

Blacks must understand “concepts.” New York City is subject to “white minority rule.” This should not be difficult to define. If 35% of the total vote is Black and they cast their votes for de Blasio, it should follow that 35% of his mayoral appointments should also be Black. This is not the case in New York City, however. You only need to view a press conference on snow removal to get the picture.

Before you attend the next town hall meeting, you should demand the presence of the Black press and Black elected officials on Monday. Call your political representatives. In politics, there is a quid pro quo. No reason exists for voting if whites refuse to honor it. There is also no need for voting rights legislation to discourage racial discrimination. If the Black press is playing hooky, it is not a “free press.”

As Malcolm X correctly pointed out, anyone who is sitting at the table without a plate is not a diner. We need “political bacon” to feed our families. We never received any political appetizers as I noted in the New York Amsterdam News even before November 5 though we had already demonstrated our political allegiance to the Democratic Party. We were also never given any political appetizers after November 5.

Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471

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1 Comment on "Town Hall Meeting on de Blasio: January 27"

  1. Much of what Maddox says is true, in general, but he hurts his own case in expressing his views by continually making reckless and unsubstantiated statements like the following: “It means that all Blacks in New York obviously support Dred Scott.” That’s a stupid and idiotic statement that shouldn’t be a part of any serious discussion.

    The above assertion is totally unsubstantiated. What evidence does he have of that? Any freshman English student should know that whenever you make an assertion you should start backing it up in the following sentence, or no later than the following paragraph. But Maddox is prone to making a string of unsubstantiated allegations without presenting one iota of evidence to back them up. As an attorney he should know that an unsubstantiated claim is a worthless claim, yet, he continues to do it.

    For that reason I don’t take anything he says seriously. First, because he’s guilty of reckless communication, secondly, because I know he should know better, and finally, the fact he doesn’t seem to realize that I can SEE what he’s doing is an insult to my intelligence.

    So the bottom line is, everything that I’ve read by him carries with it the assumption that one of us is a fool – either he is, for being so reckless in his assertions, or he thinks that I am, for not being able to recognize his recklessness. In that regard, he reminds me a lot of Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. All three of them seems to think that Black people are stupid.

    We don’t need a third party. All third parties have done historically is help the party that we hate most. Ralph Nader and Cornel West proved that irrefutably in the 2000 election that gave us George Bush.

    But won the election by winning Florida by 537 votes. The Nader/West coalition took 97,488 in Florida alone. So it was thanks to the efforts of Ralph Nader and Cornel West that we ended up with George W. Bush.

    While many Nader/West supporters will try to deny that fact by saying the Supreme Court “APPONITED” Bush, if it were not for the 97,488 votes that Nader and West took away from the Democratic Party, the election never would have gone to the Supreme Court.

    So don’t buy into this nonsense that Maddox is spewing. Much like the Republicans on the other side, he’s trying to appeal to your emotions whether than your intellect. That’s why he’s not bring one fact to the table to substantiate his rants. You’re just suppose to take his word as factual, and we should NEVER do that. ALWAYS DEMAND FACTS.

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