Three Predictions: Part 1 — A Guest Post by Trojan Pam

Posted: December 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Now that we’re nearing the end of 2012, I’d like to make a few predictions for the coming year based on some random political observations. I’m breaking this post into three parts so it won’t be too long (or put you to sleep).

Prediction #1:  Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. will take a plea deal in exchange for a short stint at a Federal prison.


“Just two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth full term, Jackson on Wednesday sent his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner, citing his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder and admitting “my share of mistakes” while confirming publically for the first time that he’s under a federal probe and cooperating with investigators.”

Several weeks ago I predicted Congressman Jackson would resign from his Congressional seat (unfortunately, I couldn’t get anyone to take the bet) because it seemed that his sudden onslaught of mental illness came about after strong rumors of a potential federal indictment kept re-surfacing.

I believe Congressman Jackson’s visits to the Mayo Clinic stint were a desperate (and possibly brilliant) attempt to evade the ravenous alligators (aka the Feds) and give himself more time in the hopes of avoiding a criminal indictment.

After all, the Feds wouldn’t be so heartless as to barge into a hospital room and drag a Congressman suffering from a mental disorder off to jail — would they?

Why the Feds (really) targeted him OR why so many black elected officials are or have been under indictment may never be known. However, something foul appears to be happening, according to George Derek Musgrove, author of  Rumor, Repression and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America:

“In the last three years, well over a dozen black members of Congress have been investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics and the House Ethics Committee.”

Official photograph of Charles Rangel dressed in suit and tie against a blue background

In March 2010, Rangel stepped aside as Ways and Means Chair. In November 2010, the Ethics Committee found Rangel guilty of 11 counts of violating House ethics rules,and on December 2, 2010, the full House approved a sanction of censure against Rangel.

Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, money-laundering and soliciting more than $400,000 in bribes in connection with years of trying to broker business deals in Africa.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters was charged by the House’s subcommittee on ethics with violations of the House’s ethics rules in 2010.

A composite image of Donald Payne, Donna Christensen, Carolyn Kilpatrick, Bennie Thompson, Charles Rangel, Laura Richardson and Maxine Waters.

The House ethics committee is currently investigating seven African-American lawmakers — more than 15 percent of the total in the House — and privately, some black members are outraged. 

“Not a single white lawmaker is currently the subject of a full-scale ethics committee probe.”


Since blacks make up about 7 percent of the members in Congress (who sadly enough, represent approximately 30 million African Americans!) the numbers of blacks under indictment VS the numbers of whites under indictment is highly suspicious.

I believe black politicians are being targeted for one, or two, or possibly all three (or more) reasons:

  1.  to eliminate as many black “voices” (and eye-witnesses) as possible from the elected bodies of Congress, state, and local governments so black people will have as little representation as possible (in preparation for what?)
  2. to destroy the black collective’s faith in elected black representatives (and in other black people) DESPITE THE FACT that the white elected representatives have an even WORSE record regarding black issues.
  3. to reduce black political power, leaving us with a handful of hand-picked, highly-placed, highly-visible black “officials” (politicians) who will be so far removed from the lives and problems of everyday blacks that it amounts to NO BLACK REPRESENTATION at all.

Targeting black elected officials is also very popular on a local level, especially in my hometown — Chicago, Illinois.

William Beavers

 Cook County Commissioner William Beavers talks to reporters, as his attorney Sam Adam Jr. listens, after Beavers’ arraignment on federal tax charges, Friday, March 2, 2012, in Chicago. 

Lashawn Ford Indicted Bank Fraud

State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford was indicted Thursday on charges of bank fraud.

arenda Chicago Ex Alderman Arenda Troutman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Chicago Ex-Alderman Arenda Troutman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Some more local level indictments…

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – State Representative, Clayton Luckie, D-Dayton, has been indicted on 49 counts of corruption and theft.

Black Mayors

Kilpatrick’s legal concerns are seemingly ongoing with added federal charges tacked on to an already long list of offenses.

After more than four years of investigation, and a month after a guilty verdict in the first corruption trial against her, Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors Wednesday in which she pledged to resign from office.

Mayor Tony Mack speaks in Trenton, New Jersey, in August.

The mayor of New Jersey’s capital city was arrested Monday on corruption charges after being accused of accepting bribes during an undercover operation, authorities said.


Officials have told a former New Jersey mayor who pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion and mail fraud charges that he’s not entitled to his pension. Former Paterson Mayor Martin Barnes would have received about $1,000 a month, according to The city’s first black mayor was released in 2006 after serving a 32-month sentence in federal prison.

I’m NOT defending politicians (since I truly have no use for most of them); I’m challenging the (racist) notion that black politicians have a monopoly on being corrupt WHEN in fact, one only has to look at the bankrupt treasuries and economies of nearly ALL local, state, and the federal governments as well as Corporate America to get a realistic snapshot of just how widespread GOVERNMENT and CORPORATE CORRUPTION is.

A couple of other things to consider:

1. Black politicians learned how to milk the system by watching white politicians (those who have been there the longest, do it the best).

2. Black politicians did NOT invent ‘pay to play” OR the terminology.

3. Black politicians are not the only ones (or the worst offenders) who are taking bribes. Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith was accused of taking a $7,000 bribe and has pleaded not guilty BUT his (mostly white) House colleagues voted 100-6 last spring to kick him out, making him the first lawmaker expelled in more than a century.

Expelled for being accused — NOT CONVICTED — of taking a $7,000 bribe?

In a state where MILLIONS of dollars exchange hands in private sweetheart deals to the tune of  BANKRUPTING THE ILLINOIS TREASURY?

4. I strongly suspect that some of these black politicians — who might be corrupt and greedy opportunists (like their white counterparts) — were deliberately targeted so they could be removed from office and charged with a crime after they have (1) either outlived their usefulness, (2) made the mistake of actually taking a “pro-black” stand on an issue, or (3) stepped on the wrong (white) toes

While I am not privy to the inner dealings and thought processes of those who have the power to decide who will be indicted and who will not

I’m certain that Congressman Jackson’s indictment was NOT about corruption because the entire white supremacy political system is by nature AND by necessity CORRUPT.

It is not about Congressman Jackson allegedly buying a $40,000 watch as a gift with campaign funds because I suspect that spending (stealing) someone else’s money for personal use is standard operating procedure for the vast majority of politicians

Just as I am certain there are probably legions and legions of secretaries, “assistants,” mistresses, (secret) baby mommas, call girls (and boys), street prostitutes, and boy scouts who can testify to this.

Certainly, Congressman Jackson, Jr. is no more corrupt than the most seasoned (and predominantly white) politicians who have PERFECTED the art of gaming the system and the taxpayers to their political AND financial benefit.

That being said, the Lesson in all the above might be:

  1. We need a GREATER UNDERSTANDING of how the system of white supremacy functions so we don’t make ourselves such EASY TARGETS of the voracious white alligators swimming near every black watering hole.
  3. Don’t fall for the CON that black politicians are more corrupt than whites. Black people control little to NOTHING in local, state, and federal governments and therefore should NOT be the focus when it comes to corrupt politics OR politicians.
  4. When something happens over and over to the same people, it is NOT a COINCIDENCE, it is happening BY DESIGN.


Trojan Pam  (Trojan Horse Press)

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  2. CREE-EIGHT says:

    Reblogged this on Cree7's Blog.

  3. Miss Pam

    I know nothing about this since TV and I have parted ways but I agree with your assessments.

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ diaryofanegress

      Congratulations (on not watching TV)

      One reason I wrote this post is to discourage black people from being “embarrassed” by the news of another black politician under indictment — and to shed a suspicious light on the systematic attack on black legislators.

      I have read many comments from black people saying they’re ashamed whenever a black politician is accused of a crime.

      That is nothing but our slave training, when we make non-blacks’ opinions of us more valuable than our opinion of ourselves.

      I always ask people, if that black person did whatever they did, what does that have to do with you personally? Did you do it?

      Are white people ashamed when a white politician is indicted or a white person commits a crime?

      It takes some training to overcome these programmed feelings but it can be done.

      my advice: if YOU didn’t do the crime, DON’T do someone else’s time

      • We’re very much still on the plantation so when one darkie does wrong, we all do wrong. Distancing myself from that mentality was hard to do but now, I feel no connection to blacks who sell out for whiteness.

        • TrojanPam says:

          @ diaryofanegress

          I absolutely agree. That’s part of our programming, giving us a MILLION reasons to NOT feel good about ourselves. It’s a great manipulation tool, much like the abused husband trashes his wife’s self-esteem to keep her submissive and under his control. Same doggone thing.

  4. @TrojanPam
    Great post! BRAVO! You really did some great research on this one. I can’t wait for part two. I was familiar Jesse and a few others. But I didn’t know about what was going on in Chicago. I guess they really are trying to make an example out of them. I agree that they are doing exactly what many white politicians are doing but are being singled out. I agree with you–I think it’s preparation for something in the future. What is it?? Whatever it is it wont be good for us. You can count on that. We must also keep in mind that most of these black politicians are on the take anyway. They don’t really represent black people as a whole.

    Having said that,we have to be prepared on a grassroots level. No REAL change will come from puppets. That includes Mr. Obama. I know that may crush the illusion many of our people are under. But if we want to defeat white supremacy we have to be honest and real.

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ Kushite Prince

      I agree, the entire political system is so corrupt it is almost impossible to work WITHIN the system and make real change.

      That’s why I’m against voting for any major party candidates (who’s kidding who, Democrat or Republican, they all work for the same hidden hands).

      We will have to find another path to liberation and the best place to start is by LIBERATING OUR MINDS and not falling for the political CON GAME of black “progress.”

      Anyone who enters a SNAKE PIT – be they alderman, Congressman/woman, or the President of the United States — will NOT survive unless they share the same characteristics as the rest of the snakes in that pit.

      If they are a lamb they will be quickly DEVOURED,

      If they are a small-time snake, not too greedy, not too poisonous, and don’t crowd the bigger snakes, they might eke out a living of sorts.

      BUT if they survive and flourish amongst the biggest SNAKES, the truth of who and what they are should be SELF-EVIDENT to all who seek the truth.

      Strong words, but that is what we will have to become: strong minded and thick-skinned.

      Of course, NO ONE in power is going to select or finance someone who wants to destroy that power. That’s just common sense.

      As far as crushing any illusions, anyone who bases their decisions on make-believe AND wishful thinking will get a SERIOUS wake-up call they will not be prepared for

      I guarantee you.

      • I like your snake analogy. That’s really spot on! It’s really difficult to make a difference in the political game. You have to grease so many palms and sellout in other ways. Even if you are a sincere politician that truly wants to help their people—there TOO many snakes in that pit. And if you stray too far away from white supremacy you will be marginalized or worse.

        “BUT if they survive and flourish amongst the biggest SNAKES, the truth of who and what they are should be SELF-EVIDENT to all who seek the truth.”

        I agree but for many of our people this seems to be a hard thing to swallow. I have found this to be true with a lot of young people. They’re very idealistic for the most part. That’s why so many young adults voted for Obama. They’re young so they still believe in the political process and aren’t as jaded. I don’t know what the excuse would be for older black folks. I guess they’ve lived a long life and seen black people kicked around forever. So Obama represents some kind of “change” in their minds. Well….it was a change of a sort. But only in appearance in my opinion. We have to wake up Pam. Things are going to get ugly real soon I believe. Pray for our people,they’re so lost.

  5. Thomas says:

    Malcolm X said, “You are chumps,”…political chumps… “and dumb enough to walk around and support that Party.”

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ Thomas

      Malcolm X wasn’t the only one who felt that way.

      “In 1956, I shall not go to the polls. I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no “two evils” exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say. –W.E.B. DuBois”

      “The two parties have combined against us to nullify our power by a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ of non-recognition, no matter how we vote … May God write us down as asses if ever again we are found putting our trust in either the Republican or the Democratic Parties.” — W.E.B. DuBois (1922)

      The problem, Thomas, is as a people, we have collective amnesia, and do NOT seem able to learn from our own history

      which is why we continue to be (MIS)LED and make the same mistakes over and over.

      I’m not saying we can’t vote, I’m asking WHY do we vote if we expect to get nothing out of it?

      I ask people this question all the time, and what I get is “Well, our ancestors died for the right to vote” or something to that effect

      BUT that was over 40 years ago and we should be able to see if that has helped solve our problems

      if it hasn’t then it doesn’t make sense (in my opinion) to keep using a wood-burning stove because your great grandmother worked hard to buy one

      that was then

      this is NOW

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