“Racism” is used (much as “anti-Semitism” is used with Jews) to get black folks to queue up and march in lock-step with the ideology of perpetual victimhood. All that ails black people in the US is due to systemic racism, and so-called white privilege, and black folks are virtually powerless to effect any change. Not so. Blacks have tremendous power in the US. For example, when they turn out to vote, the party of their choice (the Democrats) wins in elections both local and national. When blacks stay home on election day and choose not to vote, the Democrat Party suffers election losses.
We wonder if Martin Luther King, Jr. would approve of this disastrous failed social experiment of the past 50+ years in the US that has so devastated the black community, destroyed black families and wasted so many lives and human potential – the shameful, terrible waste/loss of so much human potential. Character, the content of one’s character was important to Dr. King. Today, we urgently need people of personal integrity and character strength to step up and work to end the perpetuation of this failed experiment.
What can we do?
How can this situation ever be changed if we do not abandon/reject the failed approaches and policies of the past 50 years?!
(By the way, by all meaningful metrics, black Americans fared worse under the policies of Obama than under the policies of other presidents. He may have been adored by black voters, but Obama did not do anything positive for them.)
Here are some practical steps that individual blacks can and ought take to end this continuing cycle of failure and despair in their communities.
Take personal responsibility for your life. No more gangsta-rap, drug culture. No more self-destructive behavior. Stop buying into this perpetual victimhood mindset. Blacks: do demand the corrupt political party – that you keep in power with your biannual votes in each and every election cycle – actually do something substantive to help you to help yourselves instead of keeping you locked into lifelong government dependency. Stay in school. Don’t do drugs. Reject the criminal lifestyle. Leave the plantation of government welfare dependency. Get married and form stable families (fathers are so desperately needed in the home).
Sure, doing these may not be easy given the hellish inner city environments that so many blacks live in here in the US. But, seriously, there is no other way to break the chains of this destructive cycle. As more black folks get on board, the change will gather momentum and things will improve. But, if folks do not get off their asses and make a start, then things will never change and all the complaining (and marching and protesting) about it will do no good.
Get it through your head
Before you dead
Don’t be a fool
Stay in school
As Pastor Jonathan Gentry so passionately laments: “When will black people change? When?!“; we must ask, what is preventing you from making the personal effort to change, to live more constructively and responsibly?
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