United We Stand, Silent America Is Destroyed
I have spent much of my professional life exhorting and challenging people to speak out against the malevolent belligerence and antagonism blacks direct at whites. I have been unyielding in delivering the message that racial assignations and race-based partisanship are destroying the ability to have a cohesive American societal fabric.
Yes, I’ve been called names and threatened. It seems that when it comes to embracing modernity and opportunity many blacks have elected instead to embrace bitterness and resentment. And because my message threatens the complacency of the ideological plantation they have been convinced to remain imprisoned upon the owners of their minds and emotions cast me as a sellout, Uncle Tom, house nigger, and worse.
But the weight of the burden I shoulder is not so much with those blacks and race mongers who profit from blaming whites for the ills that befall them; rather it is those who are afraid to speak out against the true racial issues that are being used to divide us.
Every day I receive literally dozens of letters from people either asking me what they should do and/or asking me who they can turn to for help in this battle. I receive letters telling me how much they wish black leaders would be able to reach blacks with the message that will free the minds of blacks who have succumbed to racial animus directed at whites and a belief that liberals are their friends.
Today a gentleman voiced just such laments to me. My response to him was that he should stop looking to someone else to do what he should be doing. With that thought in mind, I share (with some literary license taken) the immortal words that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to those who gathered at the Dinkier Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, January 27, 1965. The occasion was a dinner in his honor after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
That night Dr. King said:
“Yet there are in [America] millions of people of goodwill who voices are yet unheard, whose course is yet unclear, and whose courageous acts are yet unseen. These persons are often silent today because of fear — fear of social, political and economic reprisals. In the name of God, in the interest of human dignity, and for the cause of democracy these millions are called upon to gird up their courage, to speak out, to offer leadership that is needed.”
“If the people of goodwill [in America] fail to act now, history will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and violent actions of the bad people, but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people. Our generation will have to repent not only for the words and acts of the children of darkness but also for the fears and apathy of the children of light.”
Dr. King’s message is even more important today than it was in 1965. Because today if people sit silent refusing to confront race mongering and the inculcating of racial animus directed at whites — we will not only be divided — we will also condemn a generation of people to an abyss of resentment that will stall their entrance into modernity.
It is not enough for people to wring their hands and look to others for help. It is necessary for the good people and the people of conscience, to rise up and join me and others fighting the battle for fabric of America.
We cannot look to someone else to do what we can do ourselves. One voice speaking out against injustice, when it is joined by other voices, becomes a cacophony. That cacophony is what is needed to combat the purveyors of racial discord that is being used to divide us.
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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