The Improper Role of Government
The role of government was never intended to be that of a pez dispenser doling out generational sustenance specifically to those who are black.
But that is exactly what nefarious politicos and racialists have demanded, and in the face of a massively quantifiable unsuccessful movement it is precisely what those referenced are demanding continue.
An ever-growing laundry list of color-coded complaints are bequeathed from generation to generation and used as the path to election by politicians and a path to riches for those such as Al Sharpton and the NAACP.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]Obama was to be the Moses figure that would triumphantly lead blacks across the Mississippi, Colorado, Delaware, Hudson, or whatever as they chant “We shall overcome” and blaming the results of their bad decisions on white Americans. But for all of the race-based catering, promises, and expanded government dependency, blacks are worse off today. Tragically, most are little more than political pets, whose contributions are anger and discord.
Many blacks condemn me for saying what is glaringly obvious and irrefutable (though many try). Race-mongers and poverty pimps have received exactly what their demands entailed, i.e., the requisite tools for failure based on the rejection of modernity.
The demands for lowered standards under the guise of increasing diversity have resulted in those who are unqualified for the positions they hold. In the case of higher education, lowered standards under the guise of diversity have resulted in higher dropout rates. Add to these a general lack of personal accountability and the result is what we have today.
I argue that there are several social pathologies responsible for what I will call here for the sake of discussion, “the black condition”.
In no specific order, there is the high incidence of anti-social behavior among young blacks specifically and the majority of blacks in general. Violence and injurious behavior perpetrated by blacks against other blacks and society at large occurs at an extraordinarily high rate.
There is an appalling disregard for competitive and marketable employment skills based on meritocratic educational attainment and linguistic skills.
Another factor is the divide and self-segregative mentality spawned and nurtured by race-based assignations that are responsible for the acrimonious attitudes blacks harbor toward whites.
As the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote in a memorandum to President Nixon (January 1970): “The social alienation among the black lower class is matched and probably enhanced, by a virulent form of anti-white feeling among portions of the large and prospering black middle class. It would be difficult to overestimate the degree to which young well educated blacks detest white America.”
The disproportionate number of homes headed by single mothers is only part of the problem. The exponential increase in non-birth-parent homes because of parental drug abuse, parental incarceration, parental drug-related deaths, etc., has resulted in a crippling breakdown of functional parenting skills. Add to this the unparalleled abortion rate among black women and the causes of familial dysfunction are transpicuous.
We cannot discount worship services that are attended predominately by women only. These services are in many instances pastored by those preaching resentment and societal blame as the causal reasons for disillusionment.
These pathologies must be addressed in the context of the present. They can no longer be viewed as the result of slavery as E. Franklin Frazier and Stanley Elkins argued. Slavery has not made blacks ‘dependent’ on the ludicrous idea of a so-called “dominant society”.
I contend that unless and until behavioral apartheid predicated upon skin color is ended, the aforementioned pathologies cannot and will not be corrected. As long as skin color is used as the acceptable reasoning for government dependency and lowered expectations, the incentive for change will not be viewed as an imperative.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here