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Cornel West and the Truths He Spoke about Ta-Nehisi Coates and Neoliberal Paternalism

Postby teodroseIII » 19 Dec 2017, 10:19


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There is nothing the status quo loves more and rewards as much as those who wear the guise of social justice warriors only to further injustice by preaching divisiveness. There is a cottage industry of supposed truth tellers who are really dissemblers; they pretend to be speaking for us and against the establishment–all along they are getting paid by the same system they act to be against. The system of corporate greed and capital larceny is insidious as much as it is brilliant; all about us are demagogues who are on the payroll of the filthy rich who get paid to pit us against one another. They are endorsed by the status quo as agents of change, but ask yourself, do you really think corporate media will really help further the cause of revolutionary thinkers?

This is what Cornel West was getting at when he criticized Ta-Nehisi Coates for being a neoliberal lackey. Coates has been adored by the “liberal” elites for a long time and raised up as the exemplar of courage and activism. His brand of courage though is really a craven and myopic presentation of the truth that hobbles the “black” masses into hopelessness and resentment. He has made a nice fortune by using “black” militancy as a business model, speaking against “white supremacy” and painting the ills of the “African-American” community through the lens of ideology. Coates is a cheaper man’s Malcolm X before he went to Mecca and realized the true source of global injustice. Ta-Nehisi is a one trick pony who lashes into racism by employing rhetoric that is meant to stir emotions and arouse anger but never goes outside of his narrow lanes to discuss the wider context of socio-economic injustice.

This is why neoliberals love Coates and why he has been embraced by corporate media as the voice of the “black” masses. The elites always carve out lanes for those who play into the hands of factionalism. The same way that Fox News elevates Tea Party firebrands is the reason MSNBC and the left leaning publications latch on to those on the other side who antagonize their adherents. This axiom is a thousand times more evident when it comes to the “black” intelligentsia. If you are a “black” writer or thinker, the surest way to find success and be accepted by corporate media is to stay in the lanes of either conservatism or liberalism. Be a good house negro of the establishment and there is fame and fortunes to be had by those who...continued...

read full article at: https://ghionjournal.com/coates-injustice/



Re: Cornel West and the Truths He Spoke about Ta-Nehisi Coates and Neoliberal Paternalism

Postby Abe Abraham » 19 Dec 2017, 20:13


teodroseIII wrote:[Image: https://i1.wp.com/ghionjournal.com/wp-c ... 1100&ssl=1]

There is nothing the status quo loves more and rewards as much as those who wear the guise of social justice warriors only to further injustice by preaching divisiveness. There is a cottage industry of supposed truth tellers who are really dissemblers; they pretend to be speaking for us and against the establishment–all along they are getting paid by the same system they act to be against. The system of corporate greed and capital larceny is insidious as much as it is brilliant; all about us are demagogues who are on the payroll of the filthy rich who get paid to pit us against one another. They are endorsed by the status quo as agents of change, but ask yourself, do you really think corporate media will really help further the cause of revolutionary thinkers?

This is what Cornel West was getting at when he criticized Ta-Nehisi Coates for being a neoliberal lackey. Coates has been adored by the “liberal” elites for a long time and raised up as the exemplar of courage and activism. His brand of courage though is really a craven and myopic presentation of the truth that hobbles the “black” masses into hopelessness and resentment. He has made a nice fortune by using “black” militancy as a business model, speaking against “white supremacy” and painting the ills of the “African-American” community through the lens of ideology. Coates is a cheaper man’s Malcolm X before he went to Mecca and realized the true source of global injustice. Ta-Nehisi is a one trick pony who lashes into racism by employing rhetoric that is meant to stir emotions and arouse anger but never goes outside of his narrow lanes to discuss the wider context of socio-economic injustice.

This is why neoliberals love Coates and why he has been embraced by corporate media as the voice of the “black” masses. The elites always carve out lanes for those who play into the hands of factionalism. The same way that Fox News elevates Tea Party firebrands is the reason MSNBC and the left leaning publications latch on to those on the other side who antagonize their adherents. This axiom is a thousand times more evident when it comes to the “black” intelligentsia. If you are a “black” writer or thinker, the surest way to find success and be accepted by corporate media is to stay in the lanes of either conservatism or liberalism. Be a good house negro of the establishment and there is fame and fortunes to be had by those who...continued...

read full article at: https://ghionjournal.com/coates-injustice/


With the exception of the likes of Dr King, African-Americans are confused. Poor Malcolm X thought that he could escape racism and bigotry by changing his religion !



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