|Sharpton - King 2.0. NOT!|
The thing about both Tavis and the bad Dr. are that they represent a group of educated blacks that have a subconscious need to prove that they are not only smart and articulate, but that they are smarter and more articulate than the average person. They will use large words to describe a simple concept, basically talking down to people, and their audience will nod in feckless agreement knowing good and well they have no clue what those two minstrels just said. Both Smiley and West are full of piss and wind and they want to market it and try to be Jackson/ Sharpton 2.0. Instead of them simply stating that trickle down economics only benefit the uber wealthy, they will come up with crap like "this emersonian legacy is a profound effort to keep alive deep democratic energies in the face of rigid ideological dogmas, partisan gamesmanship, and the numbing nihilism of American marketized culture." Please...
Real smart people like Steven Hawking will speak to lay people about complex topics like astro physics in lay terms. He has no need to prove that he is mentally superior to 99% of the planet because he is confident in that knowledge therefore, he doesn't talk down to people in interviews, unlike Tavis and Cornel. These 2 educated men of color are nothing more than the typical black male tar baby's who want to have the penis measuring contest with an inferiority complex and still have the cotton underneath their fingernails. Both men have a sense of entitlement only enforced by fellow pseudo intellectuals who are equally as conceited but lack the vocabulary. All they need is a thesaurus and they can throw around "Plutarch's and oligarchs" and the sheep can nod and smile, while having no idea what those things are. Smile and nod, just smile and nod. Now they want to go on a snake oil salesmen tour against poverty? How are they going to fix poverty? By enriching themselves. It takes more to become a leader than posting sophmoric tirades on face book or letting their self importance eclipse any relevance they may have. Tyler Perry in his stereotype, homoerotic drag is more in line with the causes of black America than these two runaway slaves. West enjoys critiquing Obama's blackness, are we going by hair nappiness? Then West has most of us in blackness. Here we are with the blacker than thou litmus test. If they have all the answers, then they should run for office and solve all our problems. Jesse and Al, put their money where their mouth was and ran for office, President in fact, went to jail and were actual activists, not just arm chair pundits hating on the person that actually became president.
Tavis and Cornel are both Kings of Barber shop philosophy.