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It Doesn’t Make Sense

For the life of me, I cannot understand why so many blacks cleave to victimology like a baby to its mother’s breast.

My syndicated article from yesterday was titled “Understanding The Bitter Black Mindset.” As if on cue, a person whose user name represents him to be a minister of some sort, even though he claims to work at a community college, opined the usual complaints, e.g., disparities and institutional racism. He used as evidence of same the disparities of blacks pursuant to a decent living wage, equal education, and affordable housing. Honest to goodness, it’s as if the first words from the womb for many blacks are “institutional racism.” But I get ahead of myself.

Exactly how does the person I reference presume to have a decent living wage, equal education, and affordable housing (as defined by him)? Without waiting for his answer, we know exactly how he proposes these things — do it by government intervention and government fiat.

But how would that work? Does the person believe the government should step in to demand a higher mandatory minimum wage? Would that mandatory minimum wage be for blacks only?

In his book “Economics In One Lesson,” author Henry Hazlitt writes: “You cannot make a man worth a given amount by making it illegal for anyone to offer him anything less. You merely deprive him of the right to earn the amount that his abilities and situation would permit him to earn, while you deprive the community even of the moderate services he is capable of rendering. In brief, for a low wage you substitute unemployment. You do harm all around, with no comparable compensation.” (Chapter XIX; Minimum Wage Laws; Pg 135, ppg 2)

But that simple truth is lost on those who think they should have it because they’re black. Even more egregious is that those of this mindset omit the idea of doing the requisite things that lead to better paying jobs. And going to college majoring in pan-Africanism or black studies is not conducive to getting a good paying or even a better paying job. Namely, because even if jobs exist in those fields, they are extremely limited.

The idea to decide what one wants to do and to get the necessary skills to perform same seems alien to those of his mindset. The idea to take advantage of free public schools, free libraries, and, not to mention to invest in the tried and true path to self-improvement, i.e., to study hard, again seems to be lost on this individual.

There is no right to have affordable housing, but there is the right to work hard, to save, and to take the necessary steps to improve oneself over a period of time.

The fact that there exist disparities between blacks and everyone else is not the fault of everyone else. And I submit that mandatory affordable housing does exist — it’s called public housing.

The idea that many blacks subscribe to, namely, that it is unfair for others to have it better than they, is morally opprobrious and an affront to modernity on any level discussed. The ridiculousness of what is argued for should be apparent to all.

That said, improvement by government fiat and government handout has been tried since Johnson’s Great Society initiatives, and the only things, they have accomplished are complaint and black women leading the nation in food stamps and abortions.

This person would be better off demanding self-discipline, hard work, and proper, personal financial management. I’m not saying that hardships and unexpected downturns do not come into peoples’ lives. They are the reality of life. But to blame others as responsible for your not taking advantage of the opportunities available to all, is ludicrous.

If people applied the work ethic to education that is applied to playing a sport — that the statistics show you will never make a living from — juxtaposed to investing heavily in an education is not the wisest of investments. However, if a person’s intentions are to complain and demand that the government be responsive to them — we witness their outcome.

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62 Responses to It Doesn’t Make Sense

  1. Black man November 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    I tend to avoid any meaningless discussion on race , especially when its being had for the sole purpose of getting attention-as yours is Mr. Massie. However, lets entertain this false notion that African Americans hold some sort of victim ideology. When someone speaks on the struggles they face in society? is that screaming victim? I for one am a Master’s student who grew up in the “ghetto”. I acknowledge the fact that it is possible to become successful In American society but that does not mean that you should not speak out at the unnecessary challenges that African Americans face on the path to success. Even with my college degree , a convicted white criminal is more likely to get a call back from a job interview than I am. I am more likely to be pulled over when I am driving but white men are more likely to have contraband on them when they are stopped, make any sense to you? African American high school students are on average less prepared for the SATs than their white counter parts , not because they don’t study hard enough but because their schools lack the necessary preparatory programs. There is a big problem in America called institutional racism and America will only be “exceptional” when we stop looking at these things as “black victimhood” and start to realize that it is an affront to our principles as a nation that these things happen. Until we start to address things such as the education gap in this country, we will never be a meritocracy and its buffoonery to think that we are one at present.

    • Mychal Massie November 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

      black man: you start out claiming not to be victim then launch right into same…abortion, single parent out of wedlock children from multiple fathers, anger, animus, blame, gangs, and so on…those are the problems…those are the problems not being stopped for a violation and blaming it on being black…and you white criminal vs your college degree wreaks of anticipated victimhood…the education gap starts in the home…not blaming whites and demanding more government intrusion…that said w/ the avalanche of black teachers why aren’t black children doing better in school…

  2. Chris Miller November 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Absolutely one of the best Rant’s you have ever had. It is a sin what fellow blacks in power along with white allies have done to the black community across this nation. I remember a show a number of years ago. Cannot remeber its title or the people connected to the progam, the exception being one black gentleman in avery nice suit wnd white hair who withing questions about the young b lack communities, specifically the boys, he stated that “we might have to lose an entire generation”. That was a heart stopper. We have a job to do to get young people back into the fold and on the proper track if they, no matter the color, are to be saved.

    • Mychal Massie November 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

      chris miller: c’mon you’re just bias…lol…

  3. LoneStar November 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I’ve always suspected that blacks use victimhood as an excuse for failure. It’s a safety net – if I, a white person, try something and fail, I have no one to blame but myself. However, if a black person fails, he can always fall back on the tired argument that this is a racist country, he didn’t get a fair break, etc. so as to avoid taking responsibility.

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

      lonestar: you are spot on…manny do just that…

  4. Johnny Ward November 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    [Hi Daily Rant, here is what was seen by me on the web. Any reactions?]

    THE REAL CREATORS OF THE SUBURBS.

    ( I experienced all this while trapped in a large American city.)

    The suburbs are booming, but not fast enough. Yessir, you ghetto folks.
    in inner cities have started a good thing, but there are still lots of acres.
    outside the cities without any houses on them. So you've gotta move into.
    "untouched" city blocks and do the following:

    Throw trash everywhere. You'll insure that your friends who pick up trash.
    and distribute free rat poison packets will keep their jobs. And folks can.
    predict the weather by the direction the trash is blowing!

    Walk down the street. Better yet, rhythm down it. And when I say street.
    I don't mean sidewalk. Save sidewalks for your friends on cycles. Besides,
    it's hard to fit many cursing, screaming, drinking, pot-smoking kids on a.
    sidewalk, and it's also hard to spot keys and other things left in cars when.
    you're walking on a sidewalk!

    When walking down a street, turn your head when you hear a car coming.
    and stare at the driver. For all you know, it might be one of your enemies.
    out to get you. On the other hand, it might be only your neighbor and all.
    that hateful staring might make him want to move out.

    Be sure to beget lots of unloved, unsupervised, unwashed two-legged.
    "Obama welfare meal tickets" – either through wedlock or (preferably) out of.
    wedlock. And let them often ring doorbells, begging for money.

    Turn quiet streets into noisy jungles. Have a blast – a.
    long blast with your car horn under your neighbor's window at.
    3:00 a.m. Let folks know who the real honkies are! Blow your horn when (1).
    you see the police coming (2) you want to buy some dope (3) you want to sell.
    some dope (4) for any other reason. Play your stereo so loudly that folks can't.
    hear sirens going to the latest holdup or arson. Be noisy, man, noisy!

    Be cruel to animals, especially "man's best friend." Tie your dog on a.
    short chain under a blazing sun with no water or food or love or license or.
    dog shots. Make him as mean as you are. Better yet, let your dog run loose.
    Neighbors love to find freshly killed cats (after hearing their screams) and.
    other goodies on their lawns. Pit one dog against another in bloody "canine.
    cockfights" while friends lounge on car hoods and cheer and make bets! And
    what madness is it where folks move out and abandon pets in the house,
    leaving them nothing to eat but their own droppings? This happens often in the.
    ghetto, and almost no one will help the animals.

    Keep a good supply of Saturday Night Specials – also Sunday, Monday,
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Night Specials. Your criminal
    presence will improve your neighbor's light bill; when he isn't watching you.
    at night (with his lights off), he will be able to read books at night by.
    the light of the police helicopter searchlights!

    Here's more insanity: Uncle Sam spends millions of our tax money to.
    move you into our neighborhoods where we lose much when we sell our homes.
    So you have your nerve when you glare and swear at us when we don't move.
    out quickly; but you're the reason we can't find good buyers! I really wonder.
    what you and Uncle Sam will do when lots of folks move to the wilderness and.
    live off the land and consequently don't have to pay taxes to support such.
    sickness!

    Finally, spread the rumor that all of your troubles are associated with.
    skin, even though you and I know that your problem isn't skin. It's sin!

    What makes a ghetto? It's not the paint on a house (or lack of it) but all.
    of you two-legged pains in the neck!

    (anyone is free to copy and air this paper).

    Use

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

      Johnny ward: I do not like the tenor of that which you referenced…it stereo types…it does not speak to the factual mindset…and it comes across as bigoted as the mindset of those I point out…

  5. Mindy November 22, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    I have already stated that this is no longer just a black issue, it has infected all of society and it is by design that it has happened. Half of the nation now supports the other half, business is being destroyed, jobs destroyed. The goal is to bring down that half which still contributes – now what happens after that? We are all enslaved to do the bidding of the powers that be. All will work, probably for a chicken a week if we work an 80 hour or more week, some will be used for breeding and sexual purposes, ahhh yes, let’s take a look at history again.

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      mindy: I agree w/ your observations…

  6. Mindy Robinson November 22, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    They escaped slavery only to allow themselves to be enslaved again. But, it is not just blacks, it applies to every race in society. It is and has always been a move to socialism. Only half of us remain independant of gov, the gov is woring hard to bring the rest of us down. Than we are all slaves and what do you think the gov will do us? I believe the answer lies in history. I keep praying that all will break this bonds of slavery before it is too late. Truth be told, as far as I can tell, it would appear that the prophecy of 'end of days", Christs return are now unfolding at an accelerated rate. If I am correct not much time left! So, I pray for all mankind that they will turn their eyes back to God and our Saviour Christ. No matter what, I will strive hard to love those who try to make an enemy of me!

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

      mindy robinson: only One knows how much time is left…but I agree w/ the rest of your observations…

  7. renee November 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Black will never be able to overcome their problems so long as they are willing to allow white & black liberals from the Democrat party like the Kennedy’s, The Clintons, Maxene Waters, Joe biden, AL Sharpton, Jesse Jackson & Nancy Pelosi to forever brand them as victims!

    Obama’s lackluster presidency as we’re all aware of, was simply rooted in his liberal ideology & racial make up. He reinforces the negative stigma that blacks are not producers but simply takerss! The man is clearly and unequivocally a product of Affirmative Action. The very unfair program which his party continues to promote which simply concludes “that blacks are incapable of achieving anything of merit both academically & economically without a little extra push from their white liberal enablers!

    So this is why many blacks continue to entrust their earthly souls in the hands of such race hustling charlatans like Bob Beckel, Alan Colmes, Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Kirsten Powers who regularly appear on Fox News to peddle the monotonous lie that America hasn’t changed that much in nearly 50 years due to the (conservative Christian) errors of “racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-semitism & islamaphobia. These liberal cries of “injustice” can only be rectified through the trusty hands of their black “Messaiah” Obama who must vehemently re-educate white heterosexual Christians on the liberal virtue of “tolerance”!

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

      renee: republicans are no better when it comes to pandering to blacks w/ guilt trips…

  8. Donna Beauchaine November 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    Keep writing the truth. I will listen

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      donna beauchaine: listening is good but action is needed…

  9. Deb November 21, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Back in 1970-1973 I worked in a very large factory in the Chicago suburbs. Dirty heavy work. It was in a “bad” neighborhood and “racial tensions” were very high then. I was taking a shower after my shift, and when i came out of the shower there were three black women waiting for me,. They started the usual “you people enslaved my people, you are evil, blah blah blah” trying really hard to intimidate me (and spoiling for a fight). I’ve always been the “go down swinging” sort, so I pulled up my naked drippy butt and said “BS. My family is part Dutch. Your ancestors used to EAT my ancestors”. Well nobody could keep a straight face at the cocky wet white woman. I am friends with 2 of these women to this day. I’m not sure why white people have such a hard time sticking up for themselves – may change some perceptions of themselves and others if they’d try it once in a while. It is not just the blacks that have a victim mentality. We are a victim society. Everybody has their little victim thing. And we can only stop it by recognizing where we feel like a victim and changing that in ourselves. Thanks for all that you do Mychal, I know its not easy to be “the voice in the wilderness”.

    • lvsue November 21, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      I just about spit out my coffee when I read your comment!!.wow, you have a lot of guts what you said to those women, and that is awesome. I am white and the problem is if you say these things, you are said to be racist, but it is time that everyone speaks up.. and yes, we have a “blame” society, no matter what race. Sometimes my kids will blame their boss, blame their girlfriend/boyfriend, their neighbors, etc..I say “stop making excuses” –nobody can put you down but yourself..much easier to make excuses then try to better yourself….Thanks Mychal for speaking out about this, you can reach this side of society better than us “white” people…

      • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

        lvsue: that’s not true and that mindset allows the problem to continue…everyone has a mouth and a voice…if you don’t use it…it will be lost…the only thing fear wroughts is more fear and greater demagoguery…

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      deb: OORAH…your resolve is what is needed…

  10. Del Spiegel November 21, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    While looking to the heavens with ones mouth open for manna one must always chew. If you choose not to or save it in your cheeks you will grow “bred worms and stank”

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

      del spiegel: interesting observation…

  11. Pamela Arnold November 21, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Thank the lord, that a good percentage of the population, do not have this mind set. But this is exactly what our “fraudulent leader” has hoped for in so many ways. He wants to create a society of hatred amongst each other, and the liberal, and Dems., are helping him with these Marxist tactics. There has always been those that expect the government handouts. But due to his “offering up” all the freebies he will reward the takers with, and so many now feeling as though they are entitled to these handouts, it is now becomming complacent to them. Why work, when you can get it for free? Such a lack of self-esteem, good ethics, and perverse ideals, have slowly crept into our society, and unfortunately, I believe it will just become worse, until, like Greece, we completely run out of money, and their entitlements that they have counted on for so very long, cease and decist. And then they will cry louder, and cause havoc in the streets. And this will happen for all races, because he will allow them to get comfortable with the idea they are “entitled”, then, as with all Marxist Dictators, he’ll pull the rug out from under them. It’s going to get ugly out there. And the “being” has made sure, (brainwashed)the blacks into thinking we are back in the 50’s, and continually reminding them that it was us “whites” that created all their “misfortune”. Don’t forget mindless Joe Bidens remarks to the mostly black audience. “They will put you all back in chains”. Yes, they are feeding the scavengers, by ocassionally throwing them a bone. And…..it’s working. Self respect, hard work, beliefs in God and country, family, compassion for your neighbors, are no longer the talking points of this administration. It’s all about “I, I, Me, Me”! “Give me, give me”! Sad and infuriating. We shall now here them cry racism any time they feel threatened by the truth. It’s the new “norm” for the truly uninformed.

    • sam c November 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

      Pamela, you are so right. However, it’s not just blacks looking for the hand outs now. It’s white folks too. Come tomorrow, look at all the folks at the “the feed the homeless” you’ll see folks there that have never missed a meal in their life. It’s a donate
      school back packs, school supplies, free phones, WIC, Food Stamps. Now we need to supply toys for Christmas. Some of these folks have to have the finest things. Good looking cars, flat screen tv’s.
      If they can’t buy it, they’ll steal it.
      Why would these folks want to work. But one day the GOOSE that lays the golden eggs is going to die.
      Just my thoughts.

      • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

        sam c: I agree w/ your observations…

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

      pamela arnold: sadly there are those well off who nonetheless still hold that mentality…

  12. SunnyVee November 21, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    The other thing the “Great Society” gave us was quotas in hiring and college placement, with no qualifications needed. As a result, those of us who had to qualify and work hard were surrounded by those who were there merely by “their right to be there”. And if and when they showed up to work, usually not on time, they then went to the break room or phones. The documentation required to fire anyone like this was so extensive that most managers threw up their hands and just lived with the situation, while the qualified folks bitched and the others continued to abuse the system.

    While the civil rights movement was needed and the right thing to do, this movement has taken “equality” to the worst level ever, feeding the entitlement mentality and fueling the minority special interest groups to unheard of levels and demands.

    There are many wrongs from generations and even centuries ago, but none of us owns these. It is time for us to level the playing field, and each of us progress on our own merits and qualifications. We all have the same opportunity to get a good education and to excell in life. And those that choose to continue to play the system and take advantage of a society that has done more than needed to amend the wrongs of the past, well they need a deadline for how long they can continue to milk the system! Entitlements need a beginning, and more importantly, an end point!

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

      sunnyvee: race/gender based affirmative action is has never solved a thing…it has simply added to the victim class…

      • Sunny Vee November 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

        I agree, Mychal. Affirmative action has done nothing good, and only made things worse for everyone. I think I needed to point that out more strongly. I believe we are in the same deep morass with this situation as we are with Social Security, Medicare, and other entitlements—way too invested in “the program”, with no obvious way out, and only protests from the masses if we dare try to end anything, even if it is in everyone’s best interests.

        • Mychal Massie November 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

          sunny vee: precisely my point…

  13. Charles H. Collins Jr November 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    George Bernard Shaw famously said: "If you promise to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul's support." Pretty smart for an Irish socialist, huh? Mychal, I didn't used to believe this, but now I think the anointed (by whom?) black "leaders" like Jackson, Sharpton, Obamas, and others have taught their fawning sycophants to offer "free stuff" in exchange for dignity, freedom, and opportunity. About time people sought out real role models, people like Alan West, Benjamin Banneker, Kenn Blanchard, and others who took responsibility for the consequences of their choices and actions.

    If more would listen to you rather than to those who promote dependency, we would all benefit, most of all the black population. Most people don't know or won't admit that more American blacks progressed from poverty to the middle class during the administration of Ronald Reagan than any other president, and more black Americans went from self-supporting employment during the administration of Barack Obama than any other president. Promoting dependency and indolence has made the Big O a personal success and an embarrasment. Just think, this is his first real job!

    I have stated my opinion and I will stick with it!

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

      charlees h. collins jr: that’s almost true…but we have to mention that at the signing of the 1964 civil rights legislation…82 percent of black homes were married two-parent homes and 40 percent were business owners…

  14. Jocelyn Anderson November 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    So much in these past 4 years doesn't make sense. Maybe the zombie apocalypse "fiction" on the CDC website is not so crazy. Surely a nation of zombies elected Obama for the SECOND time!

    • Pamela Arnold November 21, 2012 at 11:05 am #

      Hi Jocelyn, Did you know the Zombie Apocalypse is no longer fiction? They are actually doing military training for such incidents. The only thing I can figure, and I may be way off base here, is they are planning for when the day comes that food and water will no longer be readily available. Besides the looters, as sick as this may sound, I think they are preparing for people that will get so hungry and need to feed their families, they, some, will turn to cannibalism. It’s not unheard of. Think of the Rugby players from Chile, whose plane crashed in the Andes. Out of starvation and for their own survival, they turned to eating their other teammates that perished in that plane wreck. (I can still, in my mind, seeing them make jerky out of their “dead friends”). Ewwww! And also think of the people that died while crossing the Donner Pass. They too, had members of that team that passed. They were unprpared, had terrible weather, and their only chance for survival was…eating the dead. Yes, it all sounds very gruesome. But it has happened in the past. So, since they are having military training exercises, literally called “the scenario of the zombie apocalypse”, why else would they do this training exercise, other than to know what could be forthcoming?

      • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

        pamela arnold: I think that is a bit extreme…they want us dependent on government…

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

      jocelyn anderson: lol maybe…

  15. Lin Antalek November 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Yep we need more welfare and food stamps because oh how much it has helped. 50% of the people feel the other 50% owes them a living, a life, food on the table, heat, rent assistance, moving expenses, free education, free medical etc etc.
    Great article Mychal…..

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

      lin antalek: the numbers of people ensnared in convoluted thinking are greater than 50 percent…

  16. Lin November 21, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Do we now understand where welfare has brought us? A race and class of people who feel justified to use the word racism and demand more for it. Keep up the good work Mr. Massie you have followers who dont see color just an injustice that the democrats are pushing more of.

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

      lin: that is my plan…thk you much…

  17. Ken James November 21, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    People cling to victim-hood because they have been given permission to do so by “their” leaders and by the Democrat Party. It’s been in fashion since the mid 1960’s. It’s become a habit that is shared by millions, and encouraged by thousands of “leaders” and “mentors”. The thin line between pride and arrogance was crossed years ago. What is a shame is that those who succeeded because they studied and worked hard, don’t encourage others to do the same. Bill Cosby, who seems to be reasonably intelligent, falls into that category – he, like so many others, blames Republicans for the woes of minorities. How do you combat that kind of denial and ignorance?

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

      ken james: the republicans are just as guilty…you combat denial and ignorance by confronting it…

  18. Ben November 21, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Johnson didn’t want to help the poor, he wanted a perpetual voting class. The left are the racists. not the conservatives. The real shame is that there are so many decent, educated, moral, and great members of society, who are black and they are never held up as the “strive for” group.

    These societal misfits exist in every ethnic group, but, the government is pandering to and teaching the ghetto class to be the worst they can be. The Jacksons and Sharptons are also getting rich on their backs. Until a movement, louder than Jackson’s, starts taking over the ghetto class and teach9ng them moral and decent behavior, and a sense of responsible living, they, as a group, will never rise out of the ghetto.

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

      ben: very astute…

  19. Kate Anderson November 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I have to wonder what people like that think of someone like Frederick Douglas.

    • Pamela Arnold November 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

      Hi Kate, I am sure since a lot of the people re-elected this muslim fraud, they would not have a clue as to who Frederick Douglass was, nor of all his very admirable qualities. The liberal and Dems would not see him for his great contibutions. Since most of them are without class, or wisdom, they would probably call him every filthy name in the book. Yep! You’ve got to either think like a “collective” (no thoughts of your own), or be considered a racist. Sad society we live in today. And thank you for mentioning the honarable Frederick Douglass.

      • Kate A. November 22, 2012 at 7:58 am #

        I knew I’d leave out that second “s” in his last name! He was a most admirable man.

        • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

          kate a: we don’t give demerits for spelling here…lol…

      • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

        pamela arnold: well said…

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      kate anderson: I doubt they can spell his name…that said they probably see him as an early uncle tom…or they revise the truth he stood for…

  20. Eric Bostic November 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Been saying this for years. Stop the blame game. When you point the finger of blame at someone else you have 3 pointing right back at you (I know you just pointed your finger to see didn't you?). There is no "man" trying to keep anyone down! Get off your a$$ and work like other successful people do and make it happen. So thankful my dad taught me that, If it is to be it is up to me!

    • Kim Harvey Johnson November 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

      Great article!

      • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

        kim harvey johnson: thk you much…

    • Barbara B Brown November 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

      You got that right. I have a black friend who reverts back to slavery, KKK, Jesse Helms, etc. whenever I mention educating people (black and white). I've been called every name you can imagine because I try to make him realize he needs to get rid of the slave mentality he has harbored all his life. Oh well…. Such is life….

      • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

        barbara b. brown: you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink…

    • Larry Knight November 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

      The slave issue is so lame.Yes, there was slavery. Yes, slaves in America arrived on ships of white ownership.Yes, that was a terrible thing. The forgotten, or ignored, part, is that most slaves were captured on the African continent by other rival tribal black people and sold to the slavers.Today ,most crimes against people of African descent in the USA are committed by other black people.There is a pattern to this.Look at what has gone on in African nations for many years.Oppression of one black group against another is a common theme.It is too easy to blame non-black folks for the misery actually imposed by one's own race.

      • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

        larry knight: it is worth noting that blacks in america also owned slave…there were irish slaves in new jersey…and muslims were among the most active in selling africans into slavery that were captured by other africans…the ashhonti and dahomey tribes which are today benin and ghana come readily to mind…and of course slavery is a way of life in the sudan and many other countries…

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      eric bostic: finally you have said something I can agree w/…

  21. Dave Buls November 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    mychal, you are the MAN. everything you say is absolutely correct. I feel sorry for countries which do not start out with the meritorious attitude that the United States had, and has. We have to fight to get through this, together. Bravo, my dearest brother.

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

      dave buls: thk you partner…

  22. Gnafu November 21, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Great rant, as usual, Mychal. If I may be so bold to add, suckling from government’s teet always results in mouth thrush.

    • Mychal Massie November 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

      gnafu: I agree w/ you…

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