The Arrested Development of Those Fixated On Slavery
The fatuity of ignorance, is that the fatuous are either blind to their ignorance or they are led to believe they are erudite. Personally, I believe the most offensive of those who represent the latter group are certain of those blacks who have attained wealth, along with a measure of notoriety.
Frequently, we see a young black person who is being heralded by the media as the second coming of whatever god they worship in that particular arena, pontificating about slavery and/or prejudice real or imagined, as if it were a value-added insight that elevated their standing.
I’ve observed this pattern of behavior ad infinitum. It’s the unintelligent behavior of those whose cosmological development and awareness is in an arrested puerile state. Add to that dynamic a general lack of academic intellectualism and the result is sad for those who realize what they are seeing.
Specific to my point is a particular heavyweight champion boxer. In the build up to one of his recent fights, in a crafted biopic of life and training for the big bout, the boxer raged about being a slave for 400 years in America and the obligatory accusations of police brutality and racism.
I’m sure it was poor grammatical skills, because I suspect the point he was trying to make was that “his people” had been here 400 years and during that time some of them were slaves.
Look, there are no circumstances in which this boxer could be mistaken as the sharpest pencil in the box. But therein lie his problem and all those like him.
First of all, even Moses only lived to be 120 years old, so the boxer had to be misspeaking. Secondly, his people weren’t slaves, because slavery ended 154 years ago. His family, i.e., his people, are employed at the jobs everyone else in his town worked. Lastly, the idea of police brutality must not be confused with the reality of there being penalties for breaking the law.
This boxer is like many I have watched being interviewed by culturally correct interviewers. They fail to realize how far removed they are from slavery and Jim Crow. They fail to realize that bad behavior is fraught with bad outcomes.
It is even more egregious that they are historically illiterate and socially maladjusted. This is the result of an inculcated cultural inferiority complex. They are also intellectually stunted.
Like this boxer, modernity for these people has no connection to the present. They are still blathering a confused and fallacious construct of history that happened only on the television series, Roots.
It is a dysphoric recognition of the present, born out of an errant vision of self-importance. They are akin to Lt. Hiroo Onoda, who continued to fight World War II from his station in the Philippines for 29 years after the War had officially ended. He hadn’t received word the War had ended.
Thus it is with so many blacks today, not just those that I have referenced herein. They haven’t gotten the memo that the war is over. Slavery is over, Jim Crow is over and America won. These people foolishly aspire to be great black leaders. The problem is not only that the blind are leading the blind, but they fail to realize that progress is not made by advancing backwards.
In closing I want to focus on the predisposition of many blacks to condemn America as a country and culture bent on mistreating them, depriving them, and holding them back.
I remember being excoriated many years ago because during an on-air interview I said it was my opinion that black people today are thumbing their noses at God when they curse and condemn America. The fact that they came here as slaves notwithstanding, the alternative would have been to stay in their environs of origin.
That said, it’s worth asking this question: how many blacks who own their own home here in America would own their own home if their ancestors had not been brought here? How many blacks living here would be driving brand new automobiles if their ancestors had not been brought here? How many blacks living here today would have the same standard of life and unfettered access they have here, had their ancestors not been brought here? What quality of life would they have today, had their ancestors stayed in Africa?
Blacks engaging in America-bashing and the blaming of whites as responsible for whatever it is they think they should have and do not, should reconsider the validity of their complaint. They should be reminded that Obama’s brother who lives in Africa in a hut, just a few years ago earned less than one dollar a month. We are told that during Obama’s second term he earned that much a day by selling coal in the streets.
What a dichotomy. Obama is brought here, reaps the wealth and rewards of America an nd goes on to occupy the White House, while his brother stayed in Africa and lived in a one-room hut.
Blacks have foolishly, if not willingly, allowed themselves to become instruments of anger and blame. They have allowed themselves to be the useful idiots of those who make great gain by keeping them that way.
Which brings me back to the boxing heavyweight champion who has convinced himself that a mentality that is an occlusion to modernity, makes him erudite. It’s a tragic waste of accomplishment for those like him to be so profoundly stuck in a time that no longer exists.
Americans as a whole, and specifically blacks, need to understand how great America truly is and how much more we have here than others any place in the world. Those blacks who bow before the throne of W.E.B. Du Bois should be reminded that Communism has never worked and never will. And those who laud Marcus Garvey should remember that his legacy is the cesspool called Liberia.
As for me, I thank God I was born in America and grew up here. I thank God that I was able to raise my family in America. I’m thankful to have been raised in a family who loved America and shared that love of country with me. I’ve been to other countries, but I always look forward to coming home to America.
America may not be perfect, and like any frog she has had her share of warts. But, unlike any other country in the world, America has had the good sense and decency to eradicate those warts and blemishes.
I see no reason under the sun to invent problems to placate the low I.Q. and their skin-color pimps.
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