4/20/2007

Helping Police Bad For Business

Caught this story on Drudge yesterday about the rapper that will be appearing on 60 Minutes this Sunday who says that in the black community, helping the police is bad for business and against the code of ethics for rappers and those of the street culture.

I was hesitant to post on this because it all feels so obvious, but for those of you keeping score...this is what is really wrong in the black community...not freakin' Don Imus! If Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would work on this problem, they would actually be worth a damn, but they don't. They don't because, 1) there's no money in it, and 2) it's a battle they don't think they can win.

It occurred to me the other day that Jackson and Sharpton are really black, modern-day versions of J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover was a corrupt Director of the FBI who lined his pockets over his 50 years at the Bureau and only fought battles he felt he could win...i.e. going after anarchists and Reds. He never went after the mafia and union corruption because he didn't feel he could win that battle and get any good press for the Bureau. Plus, his heart just wasn't in it. He was indifferent to gangsters, but he hated Communists and went after them with fervor (which he should have), but other problems (the mafia) were ignored along the way. And all the while, he blackmailed people and got rich. Think about it, draw the comparisons and tell me I'm wrong.