Refusing The Label Of Racist
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I am a long time reader of anything written by Mychal Massie. The man is a true conservative.
Mr. Massie has written a piece entitled: "Blacks And Palestinians Are A Lot Alike." It is "spot-on!"
S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time
Christian Ministry. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In
His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of the
conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership
Network of Black Conservatives and a former member of its parent think
tank, the National Center for Public Policy Research. In his official
capacity with this free-market, public-policy think tank, he has spoken
at the U.S. Capitol, CPAC, participated in numerous press conferences on
Capitol Hill, the National Press Club and testified concerning property
rights pursuant to the “Endangered Species Act” before the Chairman of
the House Committee on Resources. He has been a keynote speaker at
colleges and universities nationwide, at Tea Party Rallies, as well as
rallies supporting our troops, conservative presidents, and conservative
causes across the country. He is an unapologetic supporter of our right
to own and carry firearms.
Oh, Mr. Massie also happens to be a black American.
In his article Mr. Massie says:
Jews are no more the enemies of the Palestinians than Americans are the
suppressors of blacks. The question that begs an answer is where would
these same blacks crying foul be if they weren’t in America? Just as the
puppet-masters encourage the Palestinians to reject modernity so too
are blacks encouraged." -- SOURCE: http://mychal-massie.com/premium/blacks-and-palestinians-are-a-lot-alike/
Mr. Massie continues: "...
it is not the Palestinians terrorizing Israel who are sitting in
palatial splendor and opulence complete with gold toilets; it is not the
blacks chanting the support of race-mongers who are the benefactors of
the racial antipathy.
Blacks have not benefited from the visceral
heterodoxy of Sharpton, Jackson, Obama, Holder, or for that matter
Louis Farrakhan. The blacks crying foul and being led to see racism
behind every bush are not benefiting from their untoward and often
manufactured complaints. But the same cannot be said for the
race-mongers who are quick to inflame their laments. Said race-mongers
reap the rewards of the ignorant acts of the easily led." -- SOURCE: http://mychal-massie.com/premium/blacks-and-palestinians-are-a-lot-alike/
American Leftists have continued their mantra of "Let's have a national conversation about racism in America." But it is impossible -- made so by the very political movement that cries crocodile tears as they plead for that racism conversation.
moment the conversation nears the truth, they cry "foul," To make
matters worse, and to completely stop any conversation about racism in
America, they accuse those who truly DO want to talk, (out in the open) about racism in America, of being racists!
we're not going there anymore. It's a bit like Charlie Brown having
the football plucked from in front of his foot each fall by Lucy. We're
tired of it. We've had it. Most of us now refuse to even discuss
racism any longer. We are sure that it is a hopelessly compromised
argument no longer answerable to reason and not worthy of our time or
Let's be clear. There IS racism in America. But let's be clear about something else. If
America isn't the least racist country on the planet, then America is
certainly amongst the least racist countries on the globe.
So, whose the loser here? Funny thing is the losers don't see themselves as having lost. As Mr. Massie said above, they are easily led.
Unfortunately, they have been led into a false sense of pride at being
imaginary modern day slaves. And to be sure, they ARE slaves, but it
is voluntary servitude to masters from amongst them who preach to them
and tell them that which they long to hear ... excuses ... excuses for
their own inability to hoist themselves up after having been free for
over 150 years in a nation that offers every opportunity for advancement
possible to man.
There is no excuse for sloth. Sloth
is identified in the Holy Scriptures of the Judeo-Christian faith as the
personification of a deadly sin. And it is deadly -- to the soul. It robs one of ambition and induces a feeling of well being even though one is in the direst of circumstances.
Racism has always existed and always will. To mistrust anyone not like
us was, and remains, a part of the nature's defense mechanism wired
into to every human being. It is also within each of us to rise above misplaced distrust and determine to live and work together to make our coexistence as pleasant as possible.
finally: There is not a man, woman, or child walking the earth today
who does not have slavery in his genealogy. Somewhere in all our
ancestry we are all descended from slaves. So much for being a descendant of slaves as an excuse for one's station in modern life.
STILL exists, even today. According to a recent article in the
Washington Post there are some 30 million slaves today -- in the year
Consider: "We think of slavery as a
practice of the past, an image from Roman colonies or 18th-century
American plantations, but the practice of enslaving human beings as
property still exists. There are 29.8 million people living as slaves
right now, according to a comprehensive new report issued by the
Australia-based Walk Free Foundation." -- SOURCE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/17/this-map-shows-where-the-worlds-30-million-slaves-live-there-are-60000-in-the-u-s/
"This is not some softened, by-modern-standards
definition of slavery. These 30 million people are living as forced
laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced
marriages and, in all ways that matter, as pieces of property, chattel
in the servitude of absolute ownership. Walk Free investigated 162
countries and found slaves in every single one." -- SOURCE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/17/this-map-shows-where-the-worlds-30-million-slaves-live-there-are-60000-in-the-u-s/
My friend and fellow commentator, Alan Caruba, said in an article entitled: "I am Tired of Being Called a White Racist," which was published back in 2013: "I
don’t know when it occurred to me that I had gone from having shaken
hands with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to being called a white racist,
but apparently I was not paying attention.
Neither were a lot of
others of my generation who had welcomed and supported the Civil Rights
movement only to discover we were not going to hear a word of thanks.
Younger generations have suffered the same indignity." -- SOURCE: http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/08/i-am-tired-of-being-called-white-racist.html
Mr Caruba went on to say:
"Speaking solely for myself I am extremely disappointed by the failure
of too many black Americans to simply admit that there is something
terribly wrong in a community that has too many abortions, too many
fatherless children, too much exploitation of welfare systems, too much
drug use and trafficking, and too much blame on white racism for these
and other ills.
Instead of seeing evidence that the black
community in America is mounting an effort to address its problems what I
and others see and hear are the same tired race hustlers, Al Sharpton,
Jesse Jackson, and others, spewing the same “blame whitey” rhetoric.
It needs to be said that racism cuts both ways, but too much black racism gets a pass. Whites are not to blame at this point." -- SOURCE: http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/08/i-am-tired-of-being-called-white-racist.html
Like Mr. Caruba, I, too, am tired of the white racist label. I refuse to be yoked with a guilt I do not deserve. It is past time for the white race to turn its collective back on the false cries of racism -- and just walk away.
J. D. Longstreet