Effective Black Outreach: The Case for Dual Domination: Flexing Political Might No Matter Which Party is in Office
Being a Visionary is challenging.
We are innately "prophetic" because we move based on what we see in the spirit or the mind; and our present actions work in lockstep with our faith.
In 2019, after launching the Conscious Conservative Movement using Twitter, I knew the vision entailed us making strides to reach more Black voters. I even knew we would bridge the racial gap between Conservatives and Black Culture.
But I didn't know the kind of impact the Movement would have nationwide. I certainly did not expect this vision to reach the heights of Washington D.C.
Whenever a Visionary takes another step of faith to see the original idea manifest, new strategies emerge to make the vision a reality. And in 2020, "Dual Domination" became one such strategy as I told Black voters, "This is how we must flex politically from now on."
(Note: This article was originally published in 2020 and reproduced in the groundbreaking work, Progressivism is NOT Charity.)
As I shared more about this concept, especially with listeners on Sonnie's Corner, I received pushback, of course.
"Maybe you shouldn't use the word 'domination' to explain this concept because it can be intimidating," some would say.
And of course, I had to remind these folks about God's command to have dominion in every area. So, why wouldn't I express dominion in conservative politics?
I told folks, "This is a Kingdom Movement. Therefore, it's only fitting we exercise Kingdom dominion in the earth."
As such, "Dual Domination" marks what we are trying to implement on behalf of 40,000,000+ Blck Americans this next round.
But let's take a step back for a moment and define this concept.
Dual Domination is the exercise of full political power, regardless of who's in office. Whether we have a Democrat or Republican leader, Black Americans demonstrate political influence based on the values of Conscious Black Conservatism. This influence then translates to political tangibles that directly work in the best interest of predominantly Black communities nationwide. As a result, Black Americans need not fear losing their political voice simply because one Party holds power.
The motive behind this concept stems from Black America's dominance in the Democrat Party numerically, yet hardly holding any representation in the current Republican one.
Another motive stems from Black Americans' frustrations with their current Party, which seems to ignore their concerns while securing their votes religiously.
At one time, it was advantageous for Black voters to throw full allegiance to one political party to secure equal protection and guaranteed rights under the law. (I discuss this history in my book, The Fifteen 20 Rise.)
But today, our dynamics have changed.
Today, Black Americans have secured rights that protect them socially. They've mastered the art of flexing politically to see their chosen Democrat candidates win.
But Black Americans have not mastered the protection of our growing economics, which continues to receive government-sanctioned attacks, this time, via Progressive taxation.
You've heard me say this time and time again: Progressivism is NOT charity. It is oppression, economic oppression. Its purpose is to take from our growing wealth and "redistribute" via government initiatives that often benefit other ethnic groups who do not like us.
In fact, economically raping our Black Wealth is no new thing. You've read stories about Black Wall Street. You've heard about Tulsa. You know about Black History and what the American government has done to systemically destroy our communities as we try and build absent government interference.
And you've probably seen Democrats make attempts to atone for their actions through certain policies.
But what you don't hear is how today's Progressive Democrats INSIST on raping our economics all the more via heavy taxation.
In a recent article posted by Axios, the writer expressed: "Biden is going to attempt to chart an economic policy that's visibly to the left of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. If he succeeds, it's going to show up not only in taxes and spending, but also in regulation" (Source).
While Democrat leaders promote these new economic regulations as a champion against "White Male capitalism," they won't tell you how their oppression directly affects Black Wealth. In fact, they avoid such talk because they love using Black Trauma to sell their political agendas ... all the while telling Black voters, "We can't do anything just for you."
These political tactics and marketing efforts placate on guilt-ridden White Americans, who believe the best way to help the Negro is to treat him like a child who needs Big Daddy Government.
Democrats dare not speak about the rising Black Wealth among the Black Millennials or the social media movements happening in our spaces that focus on Black Empowerment.
They can't highlight those features because then they will have to explain to White voters why Big Government is stealing more from Black people.
For this reason, I argue Conservatives have a prime opportunity to make strong allies with this new breed of Black voters who are focused on economic empowerment.
We don't need the government to increase. But best believe we will flex on the government to get what we need to build locally, if the opportunity presents itself.
And here's where Dual Domination comes into play.
On the conservative side, we are focused on the individual, the family, and how our economics foster wholesome communities. If we see problems locally, we immediately develop localized solutions; and we use our economics to fund the work.
The same sentiment is felt among Black Americans, who are building and not destroying their communities.
Take, for example, My Beloved Women's Ministry. I noticed a gap in the market where single Black mothers had no recourse for receiving assistance after enduring traumatic situations. If they turned to government for help, they had to remain in a certain "poverty" bracket long-term. If they exceeded those limitations, their "benefits" would be cut.
Such policies actually prevent single mothers from pursuing other economic options because their main concern is survival for themselves and their children.
It's especially hard to transition into a thriving mentality when you've encountered abuse. And there's nothing the government can do to help a single mother thrive in such circumstances.
For this reason, My Beloved Women's Ministry was born.
I developed this program based on the values of Conscious Black Conservatism; and the funding we generate to fund this work directly impact each mother.
Not only do we support their social development, but we teach women the power of building online businesses to expand their economics.
Our teachings work.
We produce results.
Mothers are growing in their grace and calling.
But what good is increasing their wealth when Progressives have vowed to take more of their money via their oppressive laws? To a single mother, such actions can easily suppress her desire to build more wealth, because she knows more will be taken by the government.
This is the inevitable outcome should Progressivism become the dominating ideology in this country.
As such, it behooves today's Black voters to consider another strategy for political domination so our growing Black Wealth remains protected.
This strategy is found through Dual Domination.
In practice, Dual Domination requires an increase of Black voters who are focused on generational wealth. As of 2018, 63% of Black Americans were registered voters (Source).
According to Pew Research, "Trends in party affiliation among black voters have been largely stable over recent years. Overall, 87% of black voters identify with the Democratic Party or lean Democratic, compared with just 7% who identify as Republican or lean Republican."
In 2020, we witnessed an increase of Black voter support for Trump because of his outreach.
And the conservative message that resonated most effectively with Black voters related to economics.
During Trump's last stretch in his 2020 campaign, his camp presented the "Platinum Plan," which spoke heavily about advancing Black Businesses, Black Education, and Black Economics. This was the first time in decades when a Republican candidate expressed an openly, unapologetically pro-Black initiative on a national level.
And this appeal to Black voters put Democrat leaders on watch.
During one Twitter Class, I told Black voters, "Now, what you do is you take this Platinum Plan, present it to your candidates and say, 'Trump is offering this plan to us. What's your offer?'"
In other words, I told Black voters to make this opportunity work in their favor by using political competition to secure tangibles. And this strategy worked.
Black Democrat pundits began urging the Biden-Harris team to make a strong appeal to Black men. Suddenly, Black voters were bombarded with new ad campaigns featuring Black male voters, expressing their full support for the Democrat ticket.
And as we know, they won.
But before then, Democrats wouldn't make such an appeal to Black men because they didn't value their concerns. For this reason, Sonnie and I told Trump's team members to pivot accordingly, to target Black men.
Again, the strategy worked with regards to Black outreach as evident by Trump's increased support among Black men.
But unfortunately, voting Democrat has not produced tangible results for Black Americans as Democrats projected. And Biden's promise to tax heavily Black Wealth remains a constant threat to those of us who are building our communities.
In retrospect, you can see why political competition is the most powerful strategy for Black voters today. If we know we want thriving local communities, and we are focused on increasing our wealth, then we must have politics that prevent Progressivism from dominating in all areas.
For Black Americans willing to deal with the Republican Party and its leaders, we will use our access points -- just as we did under the Trump administration -- to secure tangibles in our favor. This means preventing new regulations from forming that increase taxation on rising Black Wealth.
And when Republicans lose, we will have Black Americans who deal with the Democrat Party, using their access point to ensure Progressives on their side keep their hands off our Black Wealth.
This is Dual Domination. This is the new flex.
No matter which Party is in office, we exercise political power because we have leaders or voices who have direct access to decision makers in government.
But the only way this strategy works is when the new breed of Black voters (namely Black Millennials and younger who are building more wealth) seek to dominate in the Republican Party numerically while current Black Democrat voters do what they do on their side.
In other words, we must see a balance of Black voters, equally represented on both sides numerically to ensure full political domination.
If economics are truly important to the overall Black Community, we must think strategically this next round. We must create a new pathway that ensures our future success.
Economics is the next mountain to overcome. If we don't make this wise move, we will watch Big Government rape our communities again.
And the only way to ensure our economic protection is when we make Dual Domination our ally.
It's time to choose, Beloved.
Until next time, Beloved, be blessed.
And as always, let's grow together!
- Coach Felecia Killings
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