It is easy to point to Frederick Douglas as the statesman orator called of God for the periods of Slavery, the Civil War and the Reconstruction. His Radical Republicanism secured the suffrage of freedmen and women alike. Yet, each Father of an Age bears Sons of the following Age. Upon the shoulders of Douglas, stand Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and W. E. B. DuBois. Classical Republican Booker T. Washington sought assimilation through academic access, entrepreneurial risk and legal remedy. Capitalist Marcus Garvey sought empowerment for men of color through the isolation of a single race into a large governing force that would operate out of Africa. W. E. B. DuBois, an enemy of both Classical Republican Washington and Capitalist Garvey, sought empowerment through a Marxist, socialist movement of unification that adopted that pursuit of civil and human rights by legal remedy for every interest group. Their impacts have dominated groups think in Afro-America for nearly a century. Booker T. Washington can be pinpointed for Martin L. King, Jr. and trove of academicians, scholars and Fortune 500 business leaders. Garvey can be pinpointed for Malcolm X and a host of financial and government leaders around the world. DuBois can be pinpointed for Barack Hussein Obama II, President of the United States. Ever different in their pursuits, ideologies and distinctions, they form a tremendous base to the pyramid of cultural success.
There is a move of man, ever massive, that will supersede even the works of the aforementioned men. No one man will symbolize the greatest moment in American history when men of color see themselves freed by the ordained right of God and not the political rulings of men. While greatness has been thrust upon many an individual to lead a people that were not a people, this is the season by which Fathers will be raised from the dearth of the present to build upon the foundations of life, liberty and the pursuit of personal property. Undeterred by fear or heartened intimidation, the Fathers shall be called upon to beat the swords of past hopeless battles and misguided allegiances into the plowshares of cultural prominence. We build memorials to the work and accomplishments of past leaders, of slaves long lost to the sins of merchants and politicians and of the losses for which no justice can aptly apply. Sons shall be born to promote the freedom of thought, the liberty of devotion and the will of life. I am an Apologist not an Apologizer. I can without fail defend my Faith and my belief upon which a Constitution has stood since 1788. My eyes are worn and heart rent for the past. However, I cannot change the truth of the past nor seek I the comfort of victimhood in its narrative. No living man can possibly remedy with pure equality nor shall we expect such profit for an injury not personally suffered. If in Faith, I have been forgiven then by Faith, I forgive. The Age of the Fractured Democracy has ended. The Promise of a Representative Republic is born in the celebration of the life of Sherman Parker [http://www.shermanparker.org/bio.htm].
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (http://mopns.com/2011/07/18/meet-me-in-st-louis-conference-not-just...) is the evolution of the MOVEMENT. I am frail in words when I think of the significance of this event. I think of old conservatives like Christopher Arps and myself whom have endured years of savage assault of speech and utter disdain from many in our homes, neighborhoods, communities, workplaces and even churches simply because we believed that we were free and ordained of God never to let the confines of what a man thought of us to ensnare the thoughts that God had towards us. I think of young conservatives like Shelby Emmitt and Allan Poteshman that have been persecuted by their peers and berated by those that they love simply because they stand firm in their reverence for the principles held dear in the Constitution and the tenets of their conservative beliefs. I am excited because we will become ONE in St. Louis. I suppose that this feeling is related to what the Prophet Elijah must have felt.
Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the LORD’s prophets left,
but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets. (1 Kings 18:18)
You know that there are other conservatives out there. You have even met one before in a community event or local celebration. You have heard rumors that over 800,000 African-Americans voted against President Obama. Yet, something makes you feel that you are alone. The battlefield is so wide open that you can only see the enemy. For every blog you write, ten (10) are written against you. For every Letter to the Editor that you correspond, there are one (100) hundred no thank-you’s. Polls provoke you with their hearty message that over ninety percent (90%) of your peers believe that Obama can do no wrong and that you are out of step with society. The isolation is amplified in the inner cities when you realize that your city council and mayor can hardly share a bagel with you at breakfast and certainly does not want to hear your tax-less strategy for improving schools, amplifying economic activity and reducing the size and scope of governance. You might as well have robbed him of his dignity, degrees and corporate contributions. Today is different. There is a promise of unity. Not a mere unity centered on a common man with a wonderful idea. It is centered on a belief that is as pure as the Faith that my Creator gave me at the Beginning.
Over the past few weeks, I have tried to point people in the direction of people that share their belief on how a government should run, how taxes should be collected and how the liberties of the private person should be protected. I have offered E. W. Jackson (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ac-nation/2011/07/12/the-exceptional-c...) whom is quietly building his campaign in Virginia for US Senate. I have offered Scott D’Amboise (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ac-nation/2011/07/19/the-exceptional-c...) whom is winning the hearts and minds of voters in Maine in his Senate campaign against Olympia Snowe. I do not offer them to the world because of their gender, their race or their entitlement. They are offered for a belief that is as universal to the brother watching Major League Baseball, the sister at the NASCAR Race, the father in the kitchen preparing the Sunday dinner or the Mother weaving baskets at the Thursday Morning Gathering to help our US Veterans. It is universal because such is liberty. The Move-On-Up.Org Conference in August is more than a group of people coming together to celebrate and network. It is the communion that our Founding Fathers imagined. It is the fellowship that we speak of when we shall all make it to Heaven. It is the day that black man and white man, Jew and Gentile will turn to each other and proclaim that Freedom Rings.
My writings over the next few days will examine the historical importance of the Conference. I will compare and contrast it with the laden foundations of the Niagara Movement. I will express the foundations of conservatism as explicitly as possible. I will speak to the racial timidity of such an advance in politics. I will also discuss the need to disavow our desire to be loved by the media and by our family, friends and co-workers that possess an affinity for tyranny in its varied static forms. I will begin that work by referring to quotation often overlooked but prescient for the moment:
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven,
the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. (Matthew 12:50)
If it was so important for Jesus that the will of His Father be done then, imagine how important it was for the will of our Founding Fathers to be done. The Last Will of those men is the US Constitution. If its execution is impure then, there must by a sacred remedy? Indeed, it is. It is you! Over a million men traveled to Washington to hear the victim centered ravings of progressive ideologues. They came. They pledged to be better Fathers and more involved in the community. They returned. The problems grew. However, a progressive ideologue was elected President of the United States. This historic event is essential to reversing the curse upon a maligned people. You are the remnant that must come and stir the spirit of America. Let this be the moment that you depart from the confines of isolation in thought, deed and speech. Find a way to make it to the Conference (www.meetmeinstl-efbevent.eventbrite.com). In the words of the great Negro singer, “I don’t care how you get here, just get here if you can.”