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Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics Paperback – October 20, 2008
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Although the essays date back to 1994 this book (and the one above) are both published in 2008 and I will first testify that this is a fresh book, very ably strung together, and it does indeed address the fundamentals.
I totally share the author's conviction that the war on drugs is a fraud that is in fact both a war on blacks and a means of populating the prison-slavery complex. I appeared in the DVD American Drug War: The Last White Hope testifying against the CIA for precisely this reason--the author does not discuss, but I am aware of, the close relation between laundered drug money and Wall Street liquidity, and I absolutely one hundred percent support both the legalization of drugs beginning with marijuana, and the eradication of SWAT teams and other forms of excessive militarization across America.
The author is very strong in thoroughly discussing Bill Clinton and Barack Obama as frauds who play the race card but in fact align themselves with the Wall Street class that pays them, and he does a number of Strom Thurmond, rewriting the latter's epitaph to "Segregation Forever." He is especially damning of Clinton as a lite version of Thurmond, and warms my heart with his candid disses of Madame Clinton.Read more ›
His analysis of current events is generally progressive, but they can sometimes bring consternation even to the committed activist who has bought into a general progressive consensus on issues. His thoughts are original and deeply tied to his own personal experiences in politics and as an organizer and writer. The book is interesting. It will make you laugh at times and angry at other times, and it is full of insight.