I’ve recently been observing the similarities between blacks and various reality television programming.
Take for instance reality shows where people are morbidly obese. For instance, the persons shown in “My 600-lb Life” are living miserable lives. They know that their weight has destroyed any chance of them enjoying their lives. Many times the individuals blame others for their conditions, still no few others believe the doctor performing their gastric bypass surgery doesn’t understand what they are going through and think they know better than the doctor what is best for them.
This mentality is the reality for many blacks. Most blacks fully understand that they are the source of their immiseration and personal malcontent. Most blacks are fully cognizant that white people are not the source of their angst. But like the morbidly obese shown on reality television, admitting these truths to themselves would demand these blacks resolve to personally take steps to improve their spiritual and moral condition.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]Many blacks, like the morbidly obese on reality TV are suffering and missing out on life, which engenders feelings of alienation and misplaced bitterness. But they are in denial pursuant to the necessary corrective measures.
Many blacks embrace the idea that life revolves around their color just as the morbidly obese embrace the idea that life revolves around food.
But life is not a reality television show. Life is a reality lived. It is lived with anger and self-segregative feelings based on color of skin, or it is lived free and unencumbered of the vestiges of inferiority based on a belief that white people are secretly and overtly prejudice against blacks.
The analogy between the reality show about the morbidly obese and the cosmological view held by many blacks is very valid. Specifically because in the final analysis, neither can genuinely enjoy life in their present condition and true change starts with the way they think about themselves and view their condition.
It is easy for many blacks to blame others for their personal condition whatever said may be, because blaming others does not necessitate individual change.
Change begins with confronting the lie with truth, which also necessitates behavioral and cognitive modification.
Some blacks have never suffered from antipathy and animus towards whites born out of misplaced blame. There are other blacks, some of whom I know personally, who were at one time understandably resentful toward whites but ultimately allowed the Lord to heal them of their hate. There are also those who selfishly benefit from blacks being angry just as there are those who are selfishly attracted to fat women. The danger the weight poses to the woman’s health is secondary to the stimulation the man derives from her obesity.
Diets only work when combined with a change in behavior and a change in mental outlook, so too unfounded resentment and antipathy toward whites will not be eradicated until the thinking of blacks changes.
Many blacks will deny the analogy I have presented but reading the comments made by blacks on websites will provide unambiguous evidence of my comparisons. With few exceptions the blacks who comment on my website and on my multiple social sites, do not offer cogent discourse, they make visceral vulgarities.
This mentality is not limited to being directed at those of us in the Conservative political movement. In 2011 when Michael Jordan’s engagement to Yvette Prieto (now his wife) was announced, a website named “yardbarker.com” had hundreds of racist vitriolic comments by blacks. The majority of the comments were vulgar beyond imagination, criticizing Michael Jordan for becoming engaged to his Cuban girlfriend.
Consider the condemnable hate-filled rhetoric espoused by the New Black Panther Party, Julian Bond, Harry Belafonte, Eric Holder, and Michelle Obama; such mindset doesn’t resolve the self-inflicted issues preventing many blacks from embracing modernity, rather it exacerbates the issues.
Like the morbidly obese or like a person suffering from another life threatening addiction, until blacks realize they are their own problem not white America, they will continue on a path of self-inflicted destruction with no hope of being rescued from their death spiral.[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