Overcoming Their Own Worst Enemy
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Liberal guilt created a permanent underclass of citizens in America about one hundred
and fifty years ago and still there is no light at the end of the
tunnel for that underclass to claw their way towards IF they ever hope
to crawl out of the societal hole liberals tossed them into at the end
of America's "War Between the States."
is another entirely different commentary to be written about the way
liberals have suckered the black race in America and taken credit for
any and all advances American blacks have made since the Civil War.
Most of the left's claims are pure bovine scatology but their willing
accomplices in the intellectual community, the halls of academia, and
the Mainstream Media have taken those lies and transformed them them
into what is recognized today as history. Never mind that that
so-called "history" is mostly lies. It IS the official record. And
that, dear reader, is THAT.
It is the national leadership of the black community in America where, I think, the problem lies.
there is a crying need for leadership at a much more critical level.
In the home, in the family, and in the black neighborhoods.
black family desperately needs two parents at the head of the family
unit ... a mother and a FATHER. That young black male can learn much
from his mother -- but -- how to be a responsible, disciplined,
self-respecting man, a masculine contributor to society, can be learned
ONLY from a father. The home is where real leadership begins, where it
is born, and where respect for leadership is taught. It is also where
accountability is learned and where one learns to take responsibility
for one's own actions or inactions.
It is jaw-dropping to realize
that an entire race of people in America were given freedom over 150
years ago and so little progress has been made as a race, as a class, in
bettering themselves, taking advantage of the blessings of this
country, seizing the guilt offerings from white America and using all of it to make their way up the ladder of progress until they truly stand on a level societal field. It just has not happened.
anything, with exceptions, of course, the vast majority of American
blacks seem to take pride in their victimhood, assumed or real. See, little is expected of victims. It is SAFE to play the part of the victim. And besides, white
America loves to "rescue" victims by lavishing all sorts of goodies on
them if only to assuage the guilt they (white America) feel for having
victimized the poor "victim" in the first place.
along comes someone like Dr. Ben Carson and blows a hole the size of the
moon through all the BS the leaders of the black community have thrown
up the past 150 years -- and what happens? Well, of course, he is
attacked for it. He's not "down" with the "cause."
Carson is an embarrassment to the black community. That alone should
tell you just how convoluted the thinking within that hapless community
of people really is.
Here's a man who made the most of every opportunity he found, or came his way, or that he himself could create. Ambitious? HELL, Yes! But ambition is a necessary element in striving to better your lot in life.
people created their own stereotype. Now its hard for me to be a
educated young black man without being labeled as 'acting white." (Quote from "unknown.")
Nobody seems to know who actually created or verbalized the quote above but it is unarguably true.
Mychal Massie, in an Article for WND entitled: "Blacks: Their own worst enemy" said the following: "If
you are black, when was the last time you applauded the accomplishment
of another black who didn’t play victim or have an edge of militancy
earmarking said accomplishment?
Blacks are inculcated from the
womb to believe that whites, especially conservatives, are out to get
them. Living under that onus creates a debilitating vestige of rage,
resentment and inferiority. In reality, whites, apart from liberals who
trade on black immiseration, are not interested in holding blacks down
or treating them unfairly. And in no way do they reference blacks in the
same disparaging ways blacks do them." SOURCE: http://www.wnd.com/2007/10/43800/#zqvc6ysDx2m6RJvd.99
Massie is, himself, black. He is the former chairman of the National
Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21 – a conservative
black think tank located in Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the
2008 Conservative Man of the Year by the Conservative Party of Suffolk
County, N.Y. He is a nationally recognized political activist, pundit
and columnist. He has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN,
NBC, Comcast Cable and talk-radio programming nationwide. A former
self-employed business owner of more than 30 years, Massie's website is
In the very same article Mr. Massie goes on to say: "Many
blacks may not like it, but all too often, when they’re not being their
own worst enemies, they are giving their tacit stamp of approval for
others to portray them that way." SOURCE: http://www.wnd.com/2007/10/43800/#zqvc6ysDx2m6RJvd.99
evidence of the truthfulness of Mr. Massie's statement above simply
look at the leaders the American black community has chosen to represent
it and consider how those very same leaders embellish the victim-hood label.
I agree with Mr. Massie who says in the same article: "It
is time to stop feigning insult over nothing, and over that which could
be avoided by appropriate behavior, and start promoting positive
stories of blacks, regardless of their party affiliation. It is time to
stop honoring malevolent anti-social behavior and victimology." Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2007/10/43800/#zqvc6ysDx2m6RJvd.99
The self-appointed leaders of America's black community continue to play the "blame game"
and continue to preach hatred and divisiveness when they ought to be
preaching a message of repentance and turning away from immorality. As
a result, American blacks have simply traded one enslavement for another.
At some point, blacks are going to have to relinquish their death grip on the battles of the past, accept that most of those battles have actually been won,
and join with the rest of us battling today's problems and preparing as
best we can to face the unknown problems about to assail us from the
Look. Bigots and racists are EVER with us, have always BEEN with us, and will always BE
with us. Unfortunately, it is a part of the human condition. It is a
part we can choose to allow influence us -- or -- we can choose to
ignore it/them and move forward. I hope we as a people, both black and white, choose the latter.
America is facing an uncertain future in which she will need all her children, black, white, brown, whatever, dedicated to her survival.
WE can do this, but we can do it so much better TOGETHER.
© J. D. Longstreet
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