Blacks Not Supporting Democrats? Yeah, Right!
It’s fortunate that you have me to explain things to you. I cannot fathom how easily people are misled and specifically when it comes to whites trying to find new ways to make nice-nice with militant blacks. Let me explain.
A headline in the September 18, issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch blared: “Black Democrat Coalition: ‘We Are Sick And Tired of Being Sick And Tired.” The opening paragraph read: A newly-formed coalition of African-American Democrats announced Wednesday they will not back any candidate that has exhibited “disrespect” for the black community on issues such as education, jobs and racial profiling. (Steve Giegerich; general assignment reporter)
As usual, hope springs eternal for so-called Republicans who are ever ready to believe that if they are nice to blacks and/or if they behave more like Democrats, blacks will like them and vote for them. Let me be the first to say nothing can be further from the truth.
St. Louis County Chairwoman Hazel Erby headed the coalition. The group has refused to support Democrat Steve Stenger, saying, that he did “not have the best interests of our community” in mind.
Giegerich reported: Flanked by 35 mayors, council members representing several North County municipalities and state representatives, Erby emphasized that the coalition does not plan to “single out a specific” public official in the November election and beyond.
In a prepared statement left mostly unread publicly, Erby said, “We are all serving notice that we are not going to support candidates just because they have an insignia of a donkey behind their name.”
An unread portion of the statement said, “WE are sick and tired of being disrespected as both taxpaying citizens and elected officials by those we look to for leadership in higher office. The community has spoken and we are here to state collectively that WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED!!”[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]This is the same dog and pony show we have seen before. It is a group of poor little ol’ black folks who are never given a break. And as for Republicans they should realize that there isn’t a snowball’s chance in the desert that these people will switch to the GOP.
This is nothing more than extortion and the most vile form of same at that. It is the form of extortion that attempts to twist the undershorts of the Democrats until they say ouch and promise to build a new basketball court or some such.
The old bromide of “sick and tired of being sick and tired” has been around forever. This group is saying that they deserve special dispensation in return for their votes. I say no group deserves to benefit from political extortion and I don’t care what color, sex, or demographic they comprise. Government is not to show favoritism based on the aforementioned; government is to be impartial serving the best interest of all Americans without prejudice.
Promised favoritism and political graft has led to a zeitgeist of political corruption. The summum bonum of America is not based on favoritism for a few but rather on “justice and liberty for all.”
Blacks have the same availability of opportunity that everyone else has. What special favoritism do they demand? They have access to education, jobs, and with goal-setting and proper decision making they can enjoy the same quality of life as anyone else.
The inculcated predilection to favoritism based on skin color, sex/gender, or religion is not only unconstitutional but it is self-defeating, and a form of psychological and emotional imprisonment.[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