Hillary Clinton: America’s Last Choice

by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writer 

I grew up during the tail end of the “First Black This and That” era. A feature in Ebony or JET magazine (equivalent to Time in its heyday) documenting your feat was a mark of very high distinction. Each Black “first” was one small step for a Black man or woman and one giant leap for all of us away from otherworldly stereotypes. That was in the old days of Jim Crow and decades following desegregation. I didn’t vote for President Obama either time and don’t consider his White House residency as a triumph for me.

In a desegregated nation, my self-esteem doesn’t rely upon accomplishments of other American Blacks or bi-racials. I take people on an individual basis and thus am not confined to residual segregationist thought. The nomination of Hillary Clinton by the Democrats triggered this retrospective on ” firsts.” All she’s offered America is a matchless desire to be the first woman president and nothing else.

As an over-privileged member of the shrinking majority population, a former First Lady, US Senator and Secretary of State, any claim to being “oppressed” is embarassing. She’s hardly a 21st Century Susan B. Anthony and even many progressives don’t support her.

In 2016, excessive focus upon being a “first” means you need to be America’s last choice!

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist and Traditionalist in a nightmarishly non-traditional America. @nadraenzi on twitter. Cap Black is Here! blog http://www.capblackishere.blogspot.com

Safety on the Installment Plan

by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writer 

I’m a huge fan of the private security industry. It fills a broad safety space between public and police roles. It should be legislatively-granted powers to fill this space even more, as the British have done. My experience includes security professional service in event, retail and fugitive recovery roles. Advocacy background spans neighborhood watch; publicizing policy recommendations and being a citizen on patrol. 

UrbanSafetyism doesn’t seek competition with the private security industry. Ironically, it awakens the “safetyist,” or de facto security person, within urban stakeholders. 
Actively creating safety together as partners, not with me as sole safety provider, is the goal. Low resources and high crime should spur urban stakeholders toward safety creation much faster than peers who can easily purchase it. Safety on the installment plan, hiring private security; private police or off-duty law enforcement, is a great way to create safety. 
UrbanSafetyism engages hostages in occupied territory to transition beyond screaming for safety creation. In captive communities, lasting stability first comes from stakeholders. Otherwise, they purchase safety on the installment plan, meaning not buying much in this stagnant non-economy. 
Let’s create safety together, within our comfort zones and individual budgets! 
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist, in New Orleans. @nadraenzi on twitter. UrbanSafetyism blog http://www.urbansafetyism.blogspot.com