( in a back room deal of musical chairs ) to fill a leadership void, left after The Honorable State Senator Ricky Hendon, - pre cursing The Honorable Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr’s "national depression saga"-, abruptly resigned due to "exhaustion" right before federal investigators arrested several of his legislative and campaign aids for bribery, whom are all singing to the Feds in exchange for leniency. Cook County and State Democratic Party leaders privately and publicly asked Smith to resign. Upon his refusal, he was impeached. Already on the ballot for reelection, Smith continued to campaign and won in a landslide against both a white Republican who assumed the image of a Black construction worker on his campaign bill boards, and an insider lobbyist who didn't live in the district, yet was selected by the Democratic Party to run as an "independent" candidate.
|Four years ago then Congressmen Jackson posted these pictures on his congressional website|
|Current Congressional Candidate Reynolds|
|State Senator Donnie Trotter|
This condition thrives and grows stronger in combination with hyper and unfettered capitalism that creates mechanisms, characteristic of a supernova and a typhoon the sweeps from American industries which once created unparalleled American economic well being and success, and indiscriminately vacuums up and strips away every source of wealth, leaving nothing behind but devastation. The Military Industrial Complex was the first example of this. Then came the outsourcing of industries like the Steele industry, leaving urban wastelands like Gary Indiana, and Detroit, Michigan.
But what is to be done?
Right now, I'm reading, a southern write, Carson McCuller's "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter".
In it are two deeply wounded and dispirited men. One, white who works at a carnival and drinks heavily to ease his pain about American injustice and the inability of those most affected to respond in a meaningfully way. The other is a formerly well mannered Black doctor who was just released, having been beaten and jailed for attempting to get recourse for his son's permanent disfigurement and mutilation at the hands of the authorities. Both men discuss the deep issue of injustice and "what can be done". The Black character , says "the only solution is for the people to know. Once they know the truth, they can be oppressed no longer."
Both characters agree upon the "knowing" but disagree violently and part company on "how to share the truth" with others.
I'm not done reading, but I find the story deeply compelling, especially in these times, when so many people know the truth, but will not share it in a meaningful way"