February: Annual White America Sucks Month
Bashing white America and stirring the pot of racial discord has become in vogue all year round. But every February, the usual suspects (race profiteers and America haters) use Black History Month to double down on their rhetoric. Their operatives who control our public schools lay guilt trips on white students for being white while teaching blacks kids to feel victimized and resentful.
White America is once again beat over the head with slavery as liberals argue the need for federal government payback (reparations). In a nutshell, the Left's annual message is America is still racist and owes blacks, big time.
The Left's approach to Black History Month is to celebrate black achievement from a divisive “blacks vs white America” point of view; insidiously leaving out the contributions of whites from black success stories. Their desire is to create the illusion that these blacks succeeded “in spite of” racist white America burning the midnight oil plotting ways to keep them down. Clearly, the Left's intention is not to unite Americans nor to heal the racial divide which has grown exponentially under Obama.
Everyone is expressing outrage over Obama touting a moral equivalence between Muslim terrorists and Christians in his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. But his comments also included a backhanded slap across the face of white America. Obama said slavery and Jim Crow were justified “all too often” in the name of Christ.
Rather than furthering the truth that we have moved light years from Jim Crow, Obama nurtures the lie that blacks are still victims in America. During an interview, the black interviewer told Obama that she cut the hoods off her husband's hoodies fearful of police shooting or killing him. Obama replied, “I understand.” Are you freaking kidding me? Why is the president of the United States feeding into such absurdity? I will say this for the ga-zillionth time: over 90% of the time blacks are killed by other blacks.
In that interview, Obama also furthered the silly notion that cops need special training. Hogwash! Either someone is breaking the law or they are not. Skin color should not matter.
Mr. President in the name of fairness, unity and healing, how about mentioning that white Christian abolitionists risked their lives helping blacks escape slavery via the Underground Railroad? In 1852, the anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin by white Christian active abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe was published, which some say led to the Civil War. Over 600,000 (mostly whites) died in the Civil War which purged our nation of slavery.
Liberals love to obsess on things America has gotten wrong, while ignoring the price we have paid to make things right.
Folks, I realize you're probably sick of me bringing up this topic. However, it blows my mind that the Democrats and MSM have such a grip on the minds of much of black America duping them into believing and reacting to false narratives -- lies.
For example: One TV, a black channel that broadcast the 46th NAACP Image Awards is promoting the Black Lives Matter movement which according to their website is based on lies.
“#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin's murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime...”
“Rooted in the experiences of black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.”
Trayvon Martin was not murdered. Blacks are not suffering dehumanization in America. Anti-Black racism has not permeated our society. And yet, a mainstream black TV channel is spoon feeding these lies to its viewers.
For years, I avoided watching the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness the true story of successful black stockbroker Chris Gardner. I assumed the movie was another liberal propaganda film about how America sucks, a white racist country where blacks can't catch a break. After seeing the movie, I was elated that I was wrong. The inspiring movie showed various whites who saw Gardner's potential and desire to better himself and chose to help him.
Like Chris Gardner, my life story is full of whites who saw my potential, my desire to better myself and chose to help me. My 7th-grade white art teacher met with my dad praising him for supporting my artistic talent. Two white senators and a white mayor of Baltimore awarded me scholarships to attend art college. Right out of college, a white business owner offered me free office space to launch my own graphic design firm. I could go on and on. Have I encountered racism? Yes. But, for the most part, whites have helped me to achieve my dreams.
Of course, there are evil, jealous, and racist people out there seeking to crush dreams. However, there are plenty of good people willing to help those who are willing to help themselves; education, hard work and right choices. If only Black History Month focused on promoting this truth. It would really empower blacks and help heal the racial divide.
Sadly, Democrats, the MSM, and far too many black power brokers equate racial authenticity and loyalty with feeding into the destructive false narratives that blacks are victims and should resent white America.
This is why I am not a fan of the way the Left celebrates Black History Month aka Annual White America Sucks Month.
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee