Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Well after all the race laden hoopla over electing the first black President of the United States of America, black Americans find themselves worse off than before.
When will American blacks appreciate the true meaning of the late Dr. Martin Luther King's vision: "Judge a person, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character".  Maybe a real bonus that will have come from electing a black president is that blacks will take seriously Dr. King's dream that we judge men by their character and not their color............and that character is measured by what an individual does and not mere words.

It seems that black Americans missed the whole point of the Civil Rights Movement-----purge racism from America! The election of a black POTUS should have served to underscore the great achievements of the civil rights struggle; but instead it has exposed the ridiculous notion that it is black Americans who have the most difficult time with racial equality.
It is now painfully self evident that black political culture demands special, not equal, treatment under the law. Many blacks hold the belief that simply having black political leadership necessarily equates to a higher standard of living for the black community..........Detroit, Washington D.C., East St. Louis, etc. etc. and now  the nation, notwithstanding.

Black political leadership has embraced an agenda that is the antithesis of what the Civil Rights Movement was all about. Black America does not strive for laws and public policies that are race neutral. Its convoluted agenda is slanted to put individuals in power based on their race and not on their character and capability.

So, according to the mantra of black political culture: the election of a black man as president means more than an end to racism...........the assumption being that if the man holding the highest political office in the nation was black, it must follow that blacks would be better off.

Now blacks have a dilemma. We have a black president and blacks are worse off. Not just a little, but a lot worse off. In the words of longtime Congressional Black Caucus member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., "Our people are hurtin'..."

Blacks must now decide:.
Is our black president a traitor to his race......OR, could it be that Obama's performance reflects his character and his capability, not his race?

I submit that Barack Obama is not delivering for anyone except Wall Street.
Blacks are hurting more because they were already in worse shape when Obama got elected. Bad policies hurt the weakest the most............and  the bad policies that have always failed are the big government liberalism that has defined modern black politics.

Simply growing government and electing black politicians does not make blacks better off -- it creates a plantation of despair.
The average poverty rate in Black Caucus districts is almost 50 percent higher than the national average. Yet, Sheila Jackson Lee and her ilk have a virtual 100 percent re-election rate.

Rather than dividing our country on racial or political lines a more fundamental and appropriate distinction could be made by classifying Americans into two (2) groups: those who take responsibility for their actions and those who don't.
The Civil Rights Movement took blacks to the edge of the Promised Land; but political activism can only remove barriers to freedom...........it's up to the individual to embrace freedom and take on the personal responsibilities that go with it.

Maybe America will realize that they should blame Barack Obama. Not because he is black, but because he is an incompetent liberal who has grown government to the point where the spirit necessary for freedom and prosperity is being quashed out of our nation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

MLK has his memorial opening in Washington today and O has not lived up to the dream. O made many promises and the brother has not come through. O knows AfAms will vote color in 2012 no matter what so that's why he Tom'd us out and is catering to the massas of corporate A-merry-ka.