Obamanomics: Broadband Networks for “Alabama’s Africa”

$59 million dollars for broadband internet in the Alabama Black Belt


“Gee’s Bend represents not merely a geographic configuration drawn by the yellow pencil of the river. Gee’s Bend represents another civilization.

Gee’s Bend is an Alabama Africa. There is no more concentrated and racially exclusive Negro population in any rural community in the South than in Gee’s Bend.”

– Reverend Renwick Kennedy, Christian Century, 1937

While I was at the gym this evening, I was watching FOX News on a treadmill when Mike Huckabee said something that caught my attention.

According to Huckabee, the Obama administration was spending millions of dollars in federal stimulus money to create broadband computer networks in Southwest Alabama. I found this strange because to the best of my knowledge no one in Mobile and Baldwin counties has any problem getting broadband internet service.

Why would the federal government need to spend stimulus money to create broadband networks in the Mobile metropolitan area? It didn’t make any sense until I got home, remembered this is Black Run America (BRA), and started attacking the problem with search engines.

It turns out that the Obama administration has given $59 million dollars in federal stimulus money to Trillion Communications Corp. to build broadband networks in Lowndes, Escambia, Wilcox, Butler, Dallas, Crenshaw, Conecuh, and Macon Counties.

Macon County is included on the list of broadband stimulus counties even though Tuskegee, site of the famously closed Tuskegee Walmart, is located between Montgomery and Auburn in East Alabama.

These other counties are mostly the sparsely populated Black Belt counties in West Alabama between Mobile and Montgomery. When I drove through that area on I-65, I noticed that the Verizon service was sporadic and that I was having trouble getting on Facebook.

Interestingly enough, Wilcox County is included on that list, which is the home of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, which like Tuskegee, is the closest thing to a rural African village in the United States.

Gee’s Bend has a long history of being a target of Northern philanthropy and state and federal welfare spending designed to uplift noble savages African-Americans. During the Great Depression, the federal government bought the Pettway plantation and sold it in parcels at a third of its cost to black sharecroppers

The town is closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement. Its quilts have been featured in the Smithsonian as “masterpieces” of African-American art.

In 2000, J.R. Moehhringer of the Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize with a feel good story about the Gee’s Bend ferry and the Civil Rights Movement, which was widely heralded by DWLs in the media.

During the 1960s, Camden shutdown the ferry service to Gee’s Bend to stop African-Americans from registering to vote at the Wilcox County courthouse. In 1965, Martin Luther King led a long forgotten march on Camden as part of his crusade for the Voting Rights Act.

In 2006, the Alabama state government spent nearly $2 million dollars to build a ferry-to-nowhere between Gee’s Bend (pop. 700) and Camden (pop. 2,200) to service the handful of African-Americans still living there who are inconvenienced by the racist geography of the Alabama River.

It struck me as such a huge waste of money at the time, a politically correct boondoggle, that I personally drove there, snapped photos, watched the sunset at the empty ferry, and rode through Gee’s Bend to see “Africa in Alabama” with my own eyes.

That was one of the first stories I ever blogged about. The Gee’s Bend ferry inspired me to start writing about racial issues in Alabama.

Now Gee’s Bend and Wilcox County are back in the news: as the recipient of an even bigger taxpayer subsidized ripoff which Barack Hussein Obama sold to the American public as his plan to “revive” the flagging American economy.

In May, we learned that the Obama administration was using federal stimulus money to create a twenty first century “information economy” by building broadband networks in Detroit where over 50 percent of the population is illiterate.

It turns out that Obama’s plan to “Win The Future” includes robbing White taxpayers to build more of these broadband networks for African-Americans in Tuskegee and Gee’s Bend.

This is nothing more than a kickback to his own Democratic supporters: Obama carried Macon County and Wilcox County with 86.9 percent and 71 percent of the vote respectively.

There is no plausible economic rationale for building broadband networks in Gee’s Bend. In 2009, 50 percent of blacks in Wilcox County were on EBT cards, and in 2008, gas prices were pushing African-Americans in Wilcox County back to using horses for transportation.

It is revealing that Booker T. Washington’s black entrepreneurs have completely failed to build their own Gee’s Bend ferry or to bring broadband internet to the black scientists we were unable to find working on Obama’s “Sputnik Moment” in Tuskegee. The government is required to step into the vacuum.

I’ve saved the best part for last:

Trillion Communications Corp, which received the $59 million dollar stimulus fund grant, is described as “the largest black-owned high-end telecommunications equipment distributor and installer.” It has an African-American CEO and an African-American Chairman of the Board.

The “stimulus package” is a myth.

No one who is seriously trying to “stimulate” the American economy would start by building “green homes” for welfare queens in Flint, Michigan, or broadband networks in the Alabama Black Belt, or high speed trains to service the ghettos of Birmingham and Detroit.

The Orwellian sounding “American Investment and Recovery Act” was a massive reparations bill that contained all sorts of shiny presents from the Black Santa Claus, Barack Hussein Obama, which were disguised in the rhetoric of “stimulus relief” and “green jobs.” Currently, we don’t even know 1 percent of the racial fraud and corruption that was included in the so-called “stimulus package.”

If you are wondering why Barack Hussein Obama failed to revive the American economy, look no further than squandering millions of dollars to build broadband networks in Gee’s Bend and Tuskegee, while calling it “The American Investment and Recovery Act.”

It might be “Twilight in America” for White people, but it has been “Christmas in America” for African-Americans under Obama, even if the artificially engineered black middle class is collapsing on his watch.

The economic rot that pervades Black Run America is worse than we ever thought. In Wilcox County, the Obama administration is spending $349,000 per home to bring broadband internet access to rural backwaters like Gee’s Bend, which are sustained only by EBT cards.

Why are the heavens waiting again?

Note: In the video below, you can watch John McCain and BRA’s Straight Talk Express taking a ride on the Gee’s Bend ferry-to-nowhere, which is quite a remarkable improvement over the original wire pulled ferry which capsized in the 1960s, seen in the photo and caption above.

Hopefully, you can now see why Martin Luther King described himself as a “democratic socialist” and why W.E.B. DuBois died a communist in Ghana. Obama’s views on communism are also said to be “evolving.”

Update: Hats off to SBPDL for going “outlaw” on the conservative establishment in Washington. “Change” begins at home when we haul down BRA’s flag and raise our own.

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  1. Send some Obamabucks to Minneapolis, a chimpout over sunglasses made Drudge. No wonder blacks are happy the stimulus is keeping them in purple drank.

  2. I am not certain that going outlaw will be the solution. Hoping that the whole edifice collapses during Obama’s second term is just that, hope. And we saw how hope worked out. I much prefer a President Perry.

  3. The efforts of the federal government to socially engineer a Black middle-class reminds me of a dirty trick I used to often pull on the school playground as a child.

    I was a good-sized kid, the type that mother nature designed to eventually grow to a natural, lean 240 pounds, so I never had any trouble jacking another kid way up in the air on the see-saw. I would play nice for a while, then when they were starting to think that recess and see-saws were the greatest inventions in mankind’s history I would get them high in the air and jump off, crashing them to the ground, where they writhed around sobbing as I ran away laughing.

    Our politicians probably aren’t as unpleasant as I was as a child, so they must actually believe the bullshit they’ve been selling. They must actually believe that if they throw enough money at Blacks that it will make up for the 100,000 years in which they failed to evolve. They must really believe that exposing our little brothers to White inventions will turn them into dark-skinned White people.

    It hasn’t worked, the see-saw is on the down stroke, and I am just itching to run away laughing as they writhe on the ground, sobbing.

  4. Actually, Citronelle Alabama, just north of Mobile, and a place many whites are fleeing, is very hit and miss for broadband. My brother just moved there to get out of Mobile, and he can’t get any broadband, DSL, cable, nothing but Hughesnet.
    Of course that doesn’t mean I support obama’s communist plans, just sayin.

  5. One other place to see a third world country right here in Alabama, try a visit to Uniontown Alabama.

  6. Hunter, you seem a trifle mean spirited. Full-blooded blacks are certainly not going to invent and implement the internet on their own. So what if we have to provide them with access so that they can watch porn and listen to hip-hop like everyone else? Let them have their fun. I’ve always thought that we should provide generous welfare payments to them as long as they agree to be sterilized. Maybe even throw in a fat bonus payment of $100,000 at the time of the operation with a sliding scale of even higher payments for those as young as 11 or twelve years of age..

    I’m a lot more concerned about all the Chinese and Hindus we are letting in to the country.

  7. Bears don’t need computers. If they’d needed them, they would have invented them. Since they didn’t invent them, giving computers to bears might disorder their natural environment.

    Computers require electricity. Bears don’t understand electricity. Bears don’t need computers. They can catch fish and dig grubs without computers.

  8. “With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children.”

    And their damn proud of that fact – only the NY Times (and its readership).

    In bygone days when states had greater rights, they were responsible for socially engineering a black middle class.

  9. The exact same thing is going on in Champaign Illinois. They are building a high speed, ultra modern fiber optic broadband network in “The Bradley Corridor.” Bradley is a five mile long street that runs about a half mile south of Interstate 74 through the crappiest black parts of town. (though Barney Frank’s affirmative action home loans have allowed the University Affirmative Action hires to start to invade the formerly good neighborhoods on the west side of Champaign) No surprise, “The Bradley Corridor” is the only part of town where it was unprofitable for private industry to build a modern broadband service since most of them are unemployable parasites surviving on LINK cards and section 8.

    The agitator for this boondoggle grant from white taxpayers was a black part time teacher at the local community college who also worked at the local welfare office in the “digital divide” government program. (taxpayer dollars spent to teach blacks to use computers for free.) The mayor, a redneck former cop who kept a lid on black crime, voted against it yet they still forced this boondoggle on the taxpayers. The black teacher who pushed it thinks it will bring a renaissance of learning to the black community once you give them free computers and subsidized high speed internet. This clown had nothing good to say about Mayor Schwiekart, despised in the black community, calling him “The kind of guy who’d arrest Rosa Parks on the bus, the kinda guy who’d burn crosses and wear sheets.” This coming in class at the local community college by this government hire who dresses like a street punk while going through the motions of teaching his students.

    Unfortunately in an off year, mid spring “nonpartisan” election, the local public sector union thugs ran one of their own against Mayor Schwiekart and in the low turnout the University bureaucrats all showed up and put a liberal in. All because the firefighters Union was angry because the mayor nixed overtime to balance the budget. Get ready for new taxes and the local negro community to feel “enabled” and run wild. Heck groups of “youths” were already hunting down lone whites last fall and beating them up after high school football games. The media largely hushed that one up, when the LINK cards run out and the subsidized broadband ends their access to download free hip-hop get ready for more “flash mobs” to come to the homes of the COEXIST bumper sticker, Prius Driving, Organic Food eating college professors. No wonder new development here in town seems to be leaving a buffer of cornfields and interstate between “The Bradley Corridor” and new McMansions.

  10. It seems that racism does color your world. Have blacks been mean to you? Why don’t you take the scales off your eyes and see that every person is an individual deserving to exercise their rights in being free to do what you are doing.

  11. CC – yes. Blacks have been “mean”. They destroy EVERY place they infest. No – it’s not about “individuals”. It’s about Haiti, South Afreaka, Rhodesia, and Detroit.

  12. Sorry you feel that way since blacks helped build America. Poverty causes most problem. When money is given to white colleges, towns, and causes it’s okay because they appreciate it and do right with it?

  13. cc: Poverty does not cause most problems. How many Blacks in this country go to bed hungry? How many don’t have a roof over their head? Poverty can’t be the cause of their problems because they’re not poor. They’re just innately stupid and violent.
    And how many bother to graduate from high school?

  14. Many of the vicious remarks above proves what I’ve always believed about the damage of the legacy of slavery. It had an earth shattering effect on all who witnessed it, knew of it or mentally thought that they had removed themselves completely from it. The hatred evidenced in the shallow remarks above demonstrates that those and the ancestors of those who sufferd the direct blows of it’s inheritant cruelty, may have actually suffered the lesser of it’s voluminous evils.

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