Together We’re Making A Difference
I’m thrilled to say that we’re turning a critical corner that I’ve been told for many years would never happen. Let me explain.
November 4, 2003, I wrote a nationally syndicated op-ed entitled: “They’re Counting on Your Silence.” I share a portion of same to introduce the crux of my commentary:
Last week, I was a guest on a midday show in Chicago. The show’s host proffered the question: “Why should / would blacks be conservative?” I responded by saying:
I would on its face accept your interrogative as no less despicable than the thick-lipped watermelon eating caricatures [of the past] and the racist thought that all blacks eat fried chicken. Because the etymology of your question presumes such should not be the case.
I concluded with:
I would allow that all people whether black or white should arrive at said decision based on intelligent, well-thought, cogent reasoning as it pertains to them.
The host (who happened to be black) had no response to my answer, because I had pointed out the hypocrisy of her question.
In her America and the America of those like her, any black who dares think outside of their box is to be scorned.
Recently, I guest co-hosted a four-hour syndicated talk show in Manhattan. For over three hours, I was called everything but come late to dinner by the show’s largely black listening audience.
Don’t get me wrong – I honestly couldn’t care less, because their vitriol proved my point. They proved they are the bigots-racists, led through the nose by groups like the “People for the American Way” (whose white director of research and strategic planning once tried to tell me what it was like to be black; and then proceeded to tell me how much I reminded him of his Jewish father-in-law, who sickened him because of his viewpoints.)
It is a sin and a disgrace that in 2003 so many blacks live in a time-place continuum of hatred, bitterness and resentment of whites in general – and of any black who does not subscribe to their mind-numbing imprisonment.
I was one of the lone voices in America who argued against the mentality that blacks had to be monolithic in all behavior, thoughts and persuasion of propriety. But times have changed and I’m no longer alone in being an American who happens to have a high melanin content and who fought against the asphyxiating snare of self-limitation. That said, I was one of the early voices saying same and I remain one of the very few voices publicly advocating for a true and complete color-blind society.
Fast-forward to the other evening as I sat taking note of the great number of YouTubes that are being produced by free thinking men and women who are black. What makes their voices so powerful is that they are not part of public policy institutes or think tanks. These voices are coming from men, women and young people, even children, who are saying they will not subscribe to the lies and slave mentality, that behind every bush there’s a white man out to get them.
I have argued against this self-limiting and self-defeating mindset since 1972, when then President Richard Nixon, began instituting Act 101, which was an early program of skin color based affirmative action being introduced into higher education. My position was desegregate the schools and challenge people to attend based upon meritocracy, i.e., good grades and test scores.
I have never subscribed to the idea that my self-worth was based upon the color of my skin nor did I accept the idea that I was limited by the color of my skin.
Even though I was a part of the “Inside the Beltway” political theater for a no few years, I never relinquished ownership of my ideas and my identity as a man and as an American. This is why I removed myself from Capitol Hill in 2010 and founded “The Daily Rant” (TDR). This is also why I founded the “Racial Policy Center (RPC),” which advocates for a true color-blind society. Ultimately I blended the Racial Policy Center into The Daily Rant, thus the two becoming one.
People told me that blacks would never leave the Democrat plantation and embrace the freedom to be individual thinkers and subscribers to political associations that are good for all Americans. While it is true that the majority of blacks are still umbilically tethered to the Democrat Party from the womb, today more than at any time in recent decades, Americans who are black are leaving the extreme neo-Leninists and cultural-socialist mentality that comprise the Democrat Party. They are reading and studying factual history that details the oppressive policies Democrats have used to subjugate specifically Americans who are black. Blacks are looking at the economic doldrums they suffered at the hands of Democrats who claimed to be interested in helping them.
No longer are voices such as mine rejected out of hand because we advocate self-sufficiency, personal responsibility and the embracing of modernity. Opportunity is the great equalizer not subjugative programs designed to entrap people on plantations of government dependency.
These long awaited awakened voices realize that the Congressional Black Caucus, the Obamas, Colin Kaepernic, Al Sharpton, et al do not speak for them, rather they speak out of self-interest.
Having said this, I would like to thank the many of you who have been part of the TDR family from its beginning and those who are new to the TDR family, for standing with me in support of my efforts.
I also want to encourage my fellow Americans who have awakened from the slumber of the dead that is the message of Democrats. I encourage them to be the example of freedom and opportunity that is available to all people regardless of skin color.
I would also like to acknowledge President Trump for being a true man of the people and for bringing about a robust economy that has benefited and is benefiting all Americans unlike at any time in recent history.
I want to say thank you to all who have supported me and worked with me to get my message out. You are part of the successful awakening of grassroots America. We have come a long way, but we still have a very long way to go.
I wish I could remember the names of the many video producers who are speaking the beautiful message of awareness that is enjoyed when people are extricated from plantations that imprison the mind.
Together, the TDR family and the many voices we now witness boldly proclaiming the truth, can work to ensure President Trump another four years. We can ask God to enlarge our work, hear our prayers and give us victory, as we seek to be obedient to Him, which is based upon our repenting and turning to Christ.
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