Black Heritage Month: Week 1–Can’t we all just get along?

3 02 2012

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Lloyd Marcus, Black American, spokesperson for the Tea Party, and the author of the “Tea Party Anthem”, recently penned Another Black History Month: The Left’s Favorite Time of the Year.

Marcus clearly makes the point that Black “progress” is filtered through a liberal mindset:

“Rather than presenting a balanced, honest look at black history, leftist schoolteachers and the media say America is still racist and whites should feel eternally guilty.  Also included in the left’s message is that blacks must continue to vote monolithically for Democrats in order to keep rich white Republican racists at bay.  Yes, for the most part, Black History Month is a propaganda tool of the Democratic party.”

I could not have said it better myself. Most of the documentaries I have watched have either had the undercurrent of “pity poor us” or “we haven’t come far at all”. And rarely do I see positive representations of the strides and contributions of conservative Blacks.

Take for instance, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice–one of the smartest women in the world with a fascinating life and background. It doesn’t matter what her political affiliation is or that she was part of an administration that some people view in a less than positive light; as one of our Black trailblazers, she should get recognition for her accomplishments and how she has paved the way for others. But for the most part, all she has gotten is mockery and ridicule from liberal Blacks and whites alike.

And speaking of mockery and ridicule, I also read this article about a Black Memphis DJ who was allowed to verbally abuse, berate, and belittle a Black female Republican politician. Charlotte Bergmann is running for a congressional seat in Memphis, and as far as I can see, she acted with decorum and patience, while DJ Thaddeus Matthews simply beclowned himself.

Liberals are having fits over Arizona Governor Jan Brewer‘s supposed disrespect of President Obama a few weeks ago, yet I haven’t heard any outrage about this. The host was allowed to show blatant disrespect to a female and fellow person of his color, yet I doubt if he suffers any backlash, because he’s supposedly “down” with the struggle.

See for yourself. WARNING: Foul and unnecessary language.

Is this what the Freedom and Liberty that was bought and paid for by the Blood, sweat and toil of Blacks and whites is being used for? To point fingers, and call each other Toms and House Niggas? Our true Black leaders, from Harriet Tubman, to Frederick Douglass, to Dr. Martin Luther King are rolling in their graves. This is NOT what they risked their lives for, and if they could speak today, they would tell it like it is.

I have said in the past, and will continue to say this: Can we just teach American history in all its hues, and get rid of this “token” time of the year to supposedly honor Black progress–especially when that “progress” is left to the interpretation of a select few? Can we stop fighting battles that have already been won, and focus on battles that are still raging, and where people are actually dying?

We are a people who have forgotten who we are, where we came from, and the price others have paid so that we can wallow in our racial and political tunnel vision.

We cannot see the forest for the trees.

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