September 15, 2014

Entropy update: Congresssional Black Caucus

Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report - Fully 80 percent of the 40 voting members of the Congressional Black Caucus refused to defund the Pentagon’s militarization of local police departments.

... Congressman [Alan] Grayson, the white liberal, spoke with compelling insight and honesty, but failed to sway the 32 CBC miscreants. “These weapons are not being used to defeat terrorism on our streets,” he said. “Where is the terrorism on our streets? Instead, these weapons are being used to arrest barbers and to terrorize the general population. In fact, one may venture to say that the weapons are often used by a majority to terrorize a minority.”

...Since only eight Black congresspersons voted with Grayson, it is more helpful to list their names ....
  • John Conyers (MI)
  • Donna Edwards (MD)
  • Keith Ellison (MN)
  • Hank Johnson (GA)
  • Barbara Lee (CA)
  • John Lewis (GA)
  • Robert Scott (VA)
  • Maxine Waters (CA)
The eight comprise the remnants of the once-dominant “progressive” faction in the CBC, now pitifully shrunken in both quantity and quality, and sometimes disappearing entirely.

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