In January of this year, an African-American man living out his life in a Maryland nursing home succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. Because he was not a sports hero or a member of America's brain-dead entertainment industry, the nation barely noted either his life or his passing.
His name was Samuel Frederick Yette. Born into the segregated South in 1929, Mr. Yette earned a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and a master's from Indiana University. Then, following his U.S. Air Force service in the Korean War, he became an award-winning journalist who worked for several newspapers and magazines. In 1964, he was appointed Executive Secretary of the Peace Corp after which he became Special Assistant for Civil Rights to the Director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. He later became a civil-rights commentator for both BET and PBS and he finished his working life as a lecturer and a professor at Howard University.
Among Yette's many other achievements, in 1968, he had become the first African-American reporter hired by Newsweek magazine where he soon rose to the position of Washington D.C. Bureau Correspondent. But three years later, he wrote a book that exposed high-level plans within the United States to use birth control and abortion as instruments of Black genocide. Yette's book was called The Choice and, immediately after it was published, he was summoned to his supervisor's office and fired. During that meeting, he was told that his termination was caused by pressure from the Nixon White House to get him out of Washington.
Next, despite the fact that his book was selling well, had won at least two national awards and was being used as a textbook in colleges across the country, Yette's publisher mysteriously dropped him and took the book off the market.
It is important to understand that, by this point in history, population control – especially Black population control – had become a virtual religion for America's power structure. And that remains true to this day. Whether it's liberal social engineers, or wealthy elitists, or the media establishment, or the academic community, these people have created a "Population-Control / Family-Planning Cartel" that does not tolerate dissent. If you cross them, or if you appear to be a threat to their agenda, they will chop you off at the knees. It is also true that they have been especially ruthless about this when it comes to African-Americans. Early on, the leaders of the eugenics movement had figured out that it was best for them to keep their racial intentions hidden. They also understood that it would be hard to pull this off if a lot of "uppity" Black opinion molders started challenging their actions and questioning their motives.
That knowledge drove the assault on Samuel Yette. The Cartel – of which Richard Nixon was a card-carrying member – was sending a message to civil-rights activists, politicians, journalists, writers, college professors or anyone else who might have influence within the Black community. They were being warned that, when it came to population control, they only had two options; they could either get on the plantation or they could keep their mouths shut. Yette described the situation perfectly in January of 1972 when he told a reporter for Jet Magazine, "I do not mean to be pejorative or vindictive, when I say this, but had I been a nigger instead of Black, a spy instead of a reporter, a tool instead of a man, I could have stayed at Newsweek indefinitely."
Samuel Yette may have told the Cartel where to shove their options but, regrettably, time would show that most influential Blacks did not have his kind of courage. Thus, they chose between the two options offered to them. In just one example of this, the politically ambitious Jesse Jackson instantly went from describing abortion as "genocide" and calling for a constitutional amendment to ban it, to being one of its most shameless apologists. In Jackson's world, the word "genocide" had morphed into the word "choice" virtually overnight. He, and others like him, were creating a model for how to suck-up to America's power-elite. It is a model that is still in use as you read this.
Now comes Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain.
In the last few weeks, Cain began pointing out that the Cartel is still alive and well in the form of organizations like Planned Parenthood. He also reminded the public that this particular organization was founded as an instrument of eugenics while being politically and financially backed by ultra-wealthy racists and eugenicists. He then correctly pointed out that Planned Parenthood, as well as other eugenics organizations, have disproportionately placed their facilities in minority communities with results that have been both disastrous and predictable. Finally, he called for Planned Parenthood to be stripped of its one-million-dollars-a-day in taxpayer funding. (You heard correctly ... $1,000,000.00 a day.)
The fascinating thing is that, within hours, anonymous people started dropping out of the trees to claim that Herman Cain sexually harassed them. As we have seen in the past, this is a very convenient charge because it is one that is virtually impossible to refute. In the minds of many, the mere accusation itself is evidence of guilt and, once the allegation is made, the target has to prove a negative which, for all practical purposes, cannot be done.
This is especially problematic for Republicans since the standard for using it against them is different than it is for Democrats. For whatever reason, it appears that our society has reached a point where it simply accepts that Democrat politicians will have significantly lower moral standards than Republican politicians. The perfect example of this is, of course, Bill Clinton. I mean, here is a man that even the most ardent Democrats would not leave alone in a room with their 15-year-old daughter, but they would enthusiastically elect him President of the United States.
Back to the Cain situation, let me make it clear that I have no personal knowledge of whether the allegations against him are legitimate or not. On one hand, there are men who sexually harass women and, on the other hand, there are women who fabricate such charges. In the end, it seems that only the accusers and the accused ever really know the truth.
So while I have no way of drawing conclusions regarding the merit of these accusations, their timing is undeniably suspicious. From the beginning, it seemed too coincidental to actually be coincidental that Cain's attack on the Population-Control / Family-Planning Cartel was immediately followed by sexual harassment charges against him.
I may be baying at the moon here, but the whole episode gives off a very Nixonian odor. Perhaps Herman Cain is being warned to either take one of the Cartel's options or suffer the fate of Samuel Yette. Whether that is the case or not, the reality is that if Herman Cain was "pro-choice" on abortion and the leading candidate in the Republican race for the White House, there would be no sexual harassment accusations hanging over his head and it wouldn't matter how true or untrue they may be.
If you doubt that, again I refer to Bill Clinton. When far more serious and far more numerous allegations were made against him, including some that would have been felonies if prosecuted, the leaders of America's eugenics and population-control groups tied themselves in knots trying to defend him. Many even publicly admitted that the reason they were willing to look the other way was because of Clinton's unwavering support for abortion.
In an article written about this situation by feminist gadfly, Gloria Steinam, it was even suggested that Slick Willy was to be admired because it appeared that, when he went after a woman, he backed down if she rejected him. His willingness to accept "No" for an answer was, according to her, proof that he was the kind of man feminists want all men to become. In short, every man gets one free grope.
Of course, to no one's surprise, this newly embraced "boys-will-be-boys" attitude even extended to the media. Former Time magazine reporter, Nina Burleigh, wrote an article heaping praise on Clinton in which she volunteered that, "I'd be happy to give him a b*** j** [street term for oral sex] just to thank him for keeping abortion legal." Others made similarly charming statements.
The message in all this was unmistakable and unambiguous. The population-control lobby has come to just accept that, by definition, pro-choice men are going to be of lower moral character than other men and should not be expected to meet the same standards of behavior. And sure 'nuff, they never are.
I want to offer one last observation for Mr. Cain and all those others who might one day find themselves being ground under the Cartel's hobnailed boot. Samuel Yette left this world as a decent and courageous man and that is a feeling sell-outs like Jesse Jackson will never experience. The interesting thing is that Shakespeare defined the lives of these two men centuries before either of them was born: "Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once."