In the black community folk have had this thing that if you talk about the things you do you are boasting, bragging or what the hell ever. Well if you don’t tell your story, your story may go untold or someone may just tell it when you are laid out during remarks time. Well they may tell it then but they gonna know it before then.
I have earned my rights when it comes to politics. I have done my homework and most of all educated myself by going places and getting to know the players. I know all the players locally, numerous statewide and many on the national. I am well known across the state and somewhat worldwide but that ain’t important. What I have to offer is what is important. What do you have to offer?
I know what I have done over the years and much of it has been in the background. I have done things and folk never even knew what role I have played. I don’t think no one in Edgecombe County is as passionate about our politics than I from a public standpoint. There may be some who are just as passionate but they do not show it publicly so that can be questionable and debatable. There is nothing to question or to debate when it comes to where I stand.
I am proud to be able to say I have supported some good folk as it relates to electing folk to make decisions for the folk of Edgecombe County. I have and strongly support black, brown, white and other who represent my folk of Edgecombe County but not limited to. You see it does not bother me because some folk don’t like me, I love them anyway because I am going to fight for them anyway.
My point is folk you can like me or not, I don’t give a damn! I am going to do what I was put here to do and that is to be a voice for the voiceless. To support my brothers and sisters who want to be elected to help make Edgecombe County a better place to live. But they know that I will hold them accountable for their actions because you will not hurt my folk without me coming after you. So do right and I will do right about you.
I am who I am! I don’t play when it comes to folk making decisions that affect other folk lives. I am for truth no matter who it is for or against. I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest! I can be your best friend or your worst nightmare.
I tell folk all the time if you want to represent me and my folk in Edgecombe County you better talk to me because I will voice my opinion. I will do my homework on you and I will share it.
Just a couple of days ago we the Democratic Party Executive Committee appointed Clee Atkinson as Sheriff of Edgecombe County to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff James Knight that ends 2018. I was there when we appointed Knight and I have been there for many others. So if you don’t think I am passionate and dedicated, you better do your homework.
I am pleased with the outcome of the Sheriff appointment and most of all my heart is heavy because talking to the white community throughout the Sheriff Appointment Process, I am pleased to know that the white community supported Clee. I remember when I first joined the Democratic Party Executive Committee back in the early 90’s there was a power struggle and much race relation issues. But today I am proud to say we have come a long ways. I look forward to us moving forward getting better and better. Sheriff Knight can be given much credit for bringing us together as a race and I say thank you. I see Sheriff Clee doing the same.
I have been misunderstood many times but I strongly feel that is because folk don’t know how to take me. I am not a scared black man. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I say publicly what others say behind closed doors. I say things because they need to be said and I have seen great results after doing so. I may take some heat but I can stand the fire.
What tickles me the most is that I have been called a militant by black folks and a racist by white folk. Militant because I say what they are scared to say and because they think what I say is going to cause a disturbance but I have seen the results and they have been great. Because of what I say it creates dialogue and that is what is needed.
Called a racist. Wow! But if you look at my track record, look at the newspaper and especially my blog/social media sites, you will see that I hold my black folk accountable for their actions. I have spent my time over the years calling out more black folk who I had issues with than I have white folk. So when they call me a racist I just laugh because I know what I do and what I do will benefit all folk.
Keep on listening to those folk who speak negative of me and you may just miss your blessing.
Edgecombe County black, brown, white and other I love all of you and it ain’t nothing you can do about it.
I am Curmilus Dancy II (Butch) The Watch Dog of the East, The Political Agitator and trust me I am a professional because I know how to agitate so I can bring out the best in folk.