A gentleman named Kenneth posted a comment to me yesterday morning in response to my evening update “The N Word” from Monday evening. His comments not only blessed my heart but also got me to thinking. Kenneth wrote: “Most of these people are taught from day 1 to be biased. I’ve heard it before but my reality is not based on my fathers Jim Crow experience. I figured it out long ago. I grew up in what is called an USAF brat environment. My friends and experiences were diverse. I only had problems after my dad retired and settled down in Phoenix. I was okay until high school then I was treated like crap by the black upper classmen who thought I wasn’t black enough. Whatever that is. My friendships were and still are based on mutual interests and always by character. I still have very few black friends because most of them are Obama drones and have lost quite a few of those friends because of my beliefs. Great insights Mychal! Keep up the good work!”
I agree that most black people are predisposed from the womb to be culturally biased, racial bigots who harbor antipathy and animus toward white people. They are also predisposed by reason of inculcation to subscribe to victimology. I note that while seldom discussed outside the parameters of spousal conflict whites are adept at victimology also; it’s just that blacks have elevated it to storied levels.
Many years ago I wrote an article exposing the dirty little secret that blacks do not want the public to know, and that secret is how they talk and reference white people within their domiciles and spheres of intra-personal association. This contributes massively to the idea of certain blacks “not being black enough.”
The point I will leap ahead to make is that I wasn’t raised as a poor, disadvantaged, colored boy that the white man was out to stick it to at every opportunity. I wasn’t raised to believe or view myself as less than others because of the color of my skin. I wasn’t raised surrounded by talk of how bad the white man was, and how badly the white man treated us.
I was raised (and it sounds trite today) to treat everyone as I wanted to be treated. My grandmother instilled in me a sense of self-worth that wasn’t based on my skin color, but it was based on my respect for myself. Even though my mother and father had divorced when I was a young child, I wasn’t raised feeling I came from a broken home because I had such a strong, close-knit, nuclear family.
These things served me well as left home for college to begin my adult life. My point is this. Did I know people of every persuasion who exhibited bad behavior? Of course I did. Did I know people of every persuasion who were the very definition of base commonality? Of course I did. But I was raised to understand that was their problem. It wasn’t about me; it was about what was in the darkness of their hearts.
My friends were then and are today people with whom I share interests in common. My friendships were not based on nor did they necessitate a particular skin color. I wasn’t taught to view the realities of life through a grievance-ladened matrix based on the past. And I wasn’t taught to view the actions of one person as indicative of the whole.
With the help of the Marxists of the 1960s, the aftermath of the Civil Rights Act ushered in Johnson’s Great Society which (as those who actually read the act are very aware) was intended to create a cookie-cutter, government legislated society. Conditional to that was the idea to recompense blacks for past injustices by creating an entirely new set of injustices that punished and penalized whites.
The Marxists of the 1960s took over the classrooms, turning them into laboratories that produced hatred, anger, resentment, and a new stratum of social alienation based on race. Out of these classrooms came the philosophies that were and are being used to transmogrify our nation into what it is turning into today.
The social engineering that has taken place vis-a`-vis institutional mismanagement has proven to be counter productive on every level, and yet true to the definition of insanity we are told if we continue to do these same things over and over enough times we will see a different outcome that will supposedly be the right one.
The truth is that none of these programs has worked. Everything we were led to believe government intervention would solve, government intervention has exacerbated. And nowhere is that more observable than in race relations.
In order for people to fully embrace victimology, they had to be convinced that they were being denied based on ethnicity. Once that was achieved it was necessary for the government education system (thanks to Jimmy Carter) now under the control of the Marxist radicals of 1960s and their progeny, the only thing that remained was to create an oppressor as Saul Alinsky prescribed and have the victims react. Therein the perfect alchemy was created that would ensure hostilities and the ostracization of those who do not subscribe to victimology and animus toward whites as the continued oppressors.
But I believe the pendulum is swinging back. And I believe that despite the opposition from the White House and the Department of Justice. I have lived long enough to realize that people of good conscience are only willing to be misgoverned for so long.