The Most Disappointing Group Of Obama Supporters
There is one group of blacks I am increasingly at a loss to understand. They are the black military veterans. I’m not speaking of those given over to neurasthenia based on a belief that they are owed special dispensation, and/or those blacks who blame whites for everything from asthma to their mother not having a new car.
Are black military veterans unfamiliar with Crispus Attucks? He is argued to have been the first casualty of the American Revolutionary War. He was also black. Did the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group, popularly known as the Tuskegee Airmen, give their all to have the personification of what they fought against not only inhabit the White House, but to have this Communist in the White House denounce our fight for Independence as ungodly?[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]How can any black military person support a president (read Obama) who reportedly told Muslims who are living in America not to celebrate July 4th?
Blacks served in every war, battle, and conflict in the history of America. And, contrary to revisionists, they fought proudly and bravely for the country they loved. Blacks freely fought for the South in the Civil War, many of whom as infantrymen were paid more than white Southern officers.
Blacks fought and died for American independence/freedom and the freedom of people the world over. Blacks fought and died in the War of !812, the Mexican War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II. Black Americans fought in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, the Spanish Civil War, Korea, Vietnam, and every Middle East war. And it is important to note that the majority fought as volunteers for love and pride of country and not because they were forced to serve. Many served because they were proud of America – not because of the promised benefits they could accrue.
Are blacks today so misinformed that even black veterans were not outraged when on July 2, 2014, Obama, speaking to a group of Muslims visiting the White House, reportedly challenged them inferring that our Founding Fathers acted against God’s will by fighting for freedom from the Crown of England. As he has often done, Obama claimed that “Great Britain may not have been completely correct in their views but they had many things right.” He then questioned the group of Muslims who were living in America: “Why then on the Fourth of July should American Muslims celebrate an obvious split from God’s will?” When questioned by a Legislative Aide specific to what exactly he was saying, Obama responded, “Let us celebrate the changing face of America. Not where we’ve been, but where we aim to be.”
Members of my family fought in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East wars of today. The award that I am most humbled to have received was presented to me by the Marine Corps League – Bob Swanson Det. 1102 and I am incensed that a sitting president would make such comments.
Obama’s comments are as pernicious and dishonorable as he is. How can any black veteran be prideful in a “black” president who openly claims it was against God’s will for America to fight for freedom?
I am an American. I love America. I am proud of the accomplishments and gifts God has provided the world vis-a`-vis the zeitgeist of American ingenuity and exceptionalism. I believe that free-market capitalism is one of the single greatest of those gifts.
This is not the first time Obama has crossed the line, but for him to denounce America’s fight for freedom and independence both here and abroad is unforgivable. If there is any honor and military dignity left among blacks, they must openly condemn Obama.
As I indicated, blacks who value skin color more than they condemn sin is not something we are unfamiliar with; but for black veterans to not openly rebuke Obama when he denounces the very freedom they fought for and that blacks from Crispus Attucks to those of today continue to fight to obtain and preserve is an extreme form of torticollis in which the head is positioned in a place that at the very least makes it uncomfortable for them to sit.[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