Beyond Barack Obama: The Revival & Rise of The Amazing…Shirley Chisholm- Presidential Candidate of 1972, The Original Catalyst of Change and Our Political Leader Forever.
March 20, 2008
Beyond Barack Obama: The Revival & Rise of The Amazing…Shirley Chisholm- Presidential Candidate of 1972, The Original Catalyst of Change and Our Political Leader Forever.Let me set the record straight, Barack Obama is an African-American without an American name which makes him an African/Afro-American with direct African/Kenyan and White-American parentage,Basically African-Americans (Afro-Americans) African-Americans often have a distant white person in their heritage due to being victims of American or British colonization/slave trade – slavery or American enslavement, and sometimes through regular relationships.African-Americans are people who have overcome the history of enslavement in America including African-American /Caribbean- Black-West Indian Americans who share the tragedy of coming from a history of enslavement by The (mostly) English speaking British/Colonial-American & Confederate American Complex.The Atrocity of slavery in America and the West Indies has come to define the shipment of the enslavement of people from African-heritage origin.African (Afro) Americans have had their original African names taken away from them centuries ago during slavery, while Barack still has his African name; African Americans have been given English/American names which disconnect then from their African heritage. So Barack Obama is different than most African-Americans…..Most African-Americans and their families heritage have created the more civilized side Americas bad history with black America, African- Americans have lead America to a new heights of science, technology and politics.So let us follow one of the most outstanding leaders in American History who challenged America to change and created World History during her 1972 Presidential Campaign.Shirley Chisholm created a new era in American history and is not only and American political pioneer but an icon of world history; she introduced the politics of inclusion the America.She represents African/Afro-America in world history and is a perfect example and articulate, diplomatic, outspoken model of a person who has broken out of the chains of slavery, oppression and atrocities of America and has created a New World for all Americans to enjoy.She is and always will be the political Leader of all America.
The Dream….Part 2On The Issue of Race and THE DREAM (TEAM)…….???Now….Lets really be Honest and I mean Really!!Who will carry on the dream of Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy CLINTON or OBAMA…???Our Next President must carry on the Political Agenda of Political ICON..Shirley Chisholm… instead of trying to copy her campaign and steal her lines and campaign agenda….LET US GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!LET US STICK TO THE FACTS… of the New Political Era which Shirley Chisholm founded.As Political Pioneer Shirley Chisholm Stated in 1972 Presidential Campaign against Richard Nixon, On the News program ISSUES and ANSWERS…Show “Time for Shirley Chisholm” When she was asked if she would accept The V.P. Position??She stated….(She is running for the Presidency of the United States…and you can believe that).Political Racism is still alive and we must look to our political LEADER SHIRLEY CHISHOLM Who addressed and conquered all of these issues and created much needed change in American so others like Barack Obama could follow in her footsteps.“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” -Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) People are looking both Leadership and Change in the direction of the Country… so I would say Follow in the footsteps of Political Leader..Shirley Chisholm…and this will define the Victorious Candidate.In a career that boasted a number of impressive ‘firsts,’ Shirley St. Hill Chisholm seized upon and expanded the political opportunities available to women and African-Americans in the aftermath of desegregation and the civil rights legislation of the 1960’sPower House, Shirley Chisholm, American politician, the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, and run for the Democratic Nomination to the Presidency of the United States in 1972.“I am a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. I make that statement proudly, in the full knowledge that, as a black person and as a female person, I do not have a chance of actually gaining that office in this election year. I make that statement seriously, knowing that my candidacy itself can change the face and future of American politics — that it will be important to the needs and hopes of every one of you — even though, in the conventional sense, I will not win.” — June 4, 1972Mrs. Chisholm was an outspoken, steely educator-turned-politician who shattered racial and gender barriers as she became a national symbol of liberal politics in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Over the years, she also had a way of making statements that angered the establishment, THE UNDENIABLE POLITICAL-LEADERSHIP OF SHIRLEY CHISHOLMFollow the Chisholm Trail: The current (Democratic) Candidates lack the stage presence, articulate, and powerful electrifying performance of true Leaders such as Shirley Chisholm.The original change candidate has already made history but the American press and political news media/shows seems to be in denial or non-recognition of the history of this – our American country.In the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… which the media is trying to deny or destroy…The similarities of Vietnam and Iraq and the Nixon era politics and Bush era politics and the politics of Black America cannot be denied… and therefore the founder of the Change Campaign of Shirley Chisholm (and democratic nominee George McGovern) cannot be neglected.A Country that cannot build upon its past cannot construct a future.In the memory and honor of Shirley Chisholm’s Groundbreaking and Landmark Campaign for Change, and as the 1972 Chisholm trail – Presidential Campaign – trail-blazed the path through-out this country for others such as Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama. I hope to set the record straight by establishing that the foundation, founder and catalyst for change is and was the 1st black/woman presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, and now hope that Barack Obama carries on the baton that has been passed to him for change in this country as well.Shirley Chisholm revolutionized America and became a revolutionary woman known around the world as one of the top 10 most important women in the world which dismissed all negative notions of the potential of black America, as she constructed the foundation for a renewed and revolutionized American society.TODAY….Today Barack Obama has been accepted/adopted and popularized by white American media and society far ahead of getting any concrete facts and information of is presidential run.American society has turned him into a pop-star (idiot) instead of a serious political candidate like Shirley Chisholm.Hillary Clinton is a woman candidate who of course brings the potential of a woman candidate to the presidency of the USA, who naturally brings issues of black America to the presidency because of the shared Black America and women’s movements together because of the Shirley Chisholm presidential Campaign era of the early-mid. 70’s, where she carried the needs of everyone in the country.Joseph Edgecombe, www.factxchange.com
“Candidate of the People of America”In announcing her presidential campaign on January 27, 1972, at the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY, Chisholm said: I stand before you today as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America. I am not the candidate of black America, although I am black and proud. I am not the candidate of the women’s movement of this country, although I am a woman, and I am equally proud of that. I am not the candidate of any political bosses or fat cats or special interests. I stand here now without endorsements from many big name politicians or celebrities or any other kind of prop. I do not intend to offer to you the tired and glib cliches, which for too long have been an accepted part of our political life. I am the candidate of the people of America. And my presence before you now symbolizes a new era in American political history. (www.about.com)Joseph Edgecombe, www.factxchange.com
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Senator Clinton Honors Shirley Chisholm: Sponsors Senate Resolution Honoring Her Legacy and Service to the Nation http://clinton.senate.gov/news/statements/details.cfm?id=233846