Opportunity To Nail Obama Goes Missed
I think a golden opportunity to further indict Obama for his instigation of racial antipathy in America has been missed. First let me say that I supported the decision made from President Reagan forward pursuant to Nelson Mandela. I am on record as saying same in a press release issued when I was the Chairman of the D.C. think tank, Project 21.
I have received a mountain of mail all parroting and/or forwarding the same articles declaring how bad Mandela was. But only two of the several hundred emails I received were astute enough to point out what was clearly the elephant in the room.
The one thing that cannot be denied about Mandela was what he did after his release from prison to unite people who were so bitterly divided by apartheid by using the Springbok rugby team. As I said at the beginning of this article, I’m not a Johnny-come-lately to the “heap on Mandela” bandwagon. I was called sell out, Uncle Tom, and traitor decades ago for not aligning myself with those who supported Mandela. I was openly ridiculed in the media because I refused to support aspects of Mandela. Even though in the late 1990s I publicly argued that Mandela had made the only decision he could make, i.e., extricating himself from his wife Winnie Mandela, and still claim a modicum of credibility.
But, it is my opinion that if Obama and a media now visit sainthood upon Mandela they must also be forced to acknowledge that Mandela refused to allow racism and imprisonment to compel him to rain vengeance upon his captors. I commented on my Facebook page, and I stand beside same, that Mandela, it can be argued, had every reason to hate and seek racial retribution. But, if the stories of the Springbok rugby team are to be believed, he chose to combat racial animosity through sport.
My point should be obvious to all. There is not a black person living in America today who was a slave (unless they came from Kenya and were the former slaves Obama’s father’s family owned — sarcasm intended). Jim Crow ended 50 years ago, and even at that there are a significant number of blacks who never suffered the injustice of Jim Crow. But unlike the man whom blacks, the media, and Obama now bow before — they awaken each day openly seeking ways to foment racial discord and seeking revenge against America for that which long ago ended — even if it means inventing injustice where none exists.
I find it interesting that a person like Booker T. Washington who was born into slavery vowed to never allow any person to instill and/or incur hatred in him. But just as liberals, blacks, the media, and Obama ignore Booker T. Washington, choosing instead to idolize Du Bois (an avowed anti-American, anti-white communist until the day he died), so too they ignore that which set Mandela apart, and they embrace the fictionalized portions of his life that are distinctly separate from the truth.
Mandela opposed apartheid, but blacks in America today celebrate self-segregation and segregative language — which is nothing more than self-imposed apartheid.
If blacks and Obama are going to hail Mandela, then let them hail the fact that he sought unity when he could have sought retribution. Blacks in America today should take a lesson from that aspect of Mandela’s life. But, instead they choose to blame their ills on whites and not enough government handouts. Blacks, Obama, and the media should be made to choke on that very aspect of Mandela’s life, and I believe that, in an attempt to show erudition many conservatives missed the opportunity to have that happen. Those who fawn over Mandela’s fictionalized legacy should be forced to acknowledge their own failings by ignoring the one part of his legacy that is true. And that is, when Mandela could have further divided a country mired in apartheid, he did not. Obama however, seizes every opportunity to foment racial discord where none has existed for decades or longer.
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