Since Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate I have seen several tweets from Mediaite on Russell Simmons‘ blog post on GlobalGrind.com
My immediate response was, “WTF is Russell doing?”
The reason why I said WTF is that without reading Simmons’ blog post I thought his posting was about how Romney and Paul will “destroy” Black people. In this economy it’s not only Black people suffering as Whites and EVERYONE is suffering in this Global Recession. When you make a story about 1 group of people it takes away from your message; White people struggling could look at that tweet or Mediaite headline and be turned off from Russell Simmons overall message. I don’t care what you tell me, no White person is going to read that headline and think, “Oh yeah Russell is talking about me!”.
If you read the blog post from Simmons you would read that he is talking about poor people all together; and how our government is being bought by a few rich people. Russell views a Romney/Ryan ticket as a gutting of services for the middle-class and poor while lining the pockets of the filthy rich (I agree to a certain extent with that thought). Unfortunately I am fearful that most will not get that message as the focus seems to be on the last sentence in Simmons blog:
“You are two men who will destroy our people and laugh all the way to the bank with your rich friends.” – Russell Simmons
Breitbart.com also used the “Our People” sentence instead of the true title of the blog post. Simmons blog post is on point and is not the “vitriol” Breitbart.com tries to make it out to be. There is no hiding Ryan’s budget plan and Romney’s tax plan; for them to reach their goals the spending they propose for defense and tax cuts for the rich have to come from some where. That some where is the poor, not just Blacks or Whites but all middle-class and poor people!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!