Has Black America Reached the Point of No Return?

BlackPowerby Patricia L. Dickson  12/7/14
I never imagined that we would reach a point in this country where facts would be ignored on a national level. We seem to have reached it with the Michael Brown case.

As I watched the spectacle of our elected official in the Congressional Black Caucus stand on the house floor and use the debunked “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture, I realized that black America has reached a point of no return.  Every day since the Grand Jury decision was released (along with the autopsy findings and witness testimonies),  our so-called black elected leaders along with black academics have appeared on network news programs making absurd pronouncements as though there had not been a Grand Jury proceeding.  They outright ignore the facts and pretend as though Michael Brown did not commit any crime at all.  They are able to continue such foolishness with the help of their cohorts in the left-wing media.  Even some of the so-called black pastors are continuing the lie.  It is obvious that these individuals are living in some alternate universe different from the rest of America.

Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson in the state legislature, went on national television and declared, “This is our race war.”  If the rioting and looting that took place in Ferguson were indeed their race war, whom were they fighting?  It appears that they were at war with themselves, since they burned down their own community.  They surely were not at war with white America.

My friend Raynard Jackson wrote an article titled “Blacks Have Declared War On Our Own People,” published on the black website NewsOne, where he presented a scathing indictment of the current state of black America.  He systematically took apart the ridiculous assertions that black leaders have been parroting since the release of the Grand Jury’s decision.

I do believe that war has been declared on Blacks, especially Black males; but who has made the declaration of war?  I would argue that Blacks have declared war on their own people. White folks haven’t, nor racists, or the KKK.

He countered  the assertion that white America does not value the lives of blacks by pointing out how the lyrics in rap music devalues black life more than anything white America could ever do.

We have created our own Frankenstein monster.  This new Hip-Hop generation has experimented in the laboratory called a recording studio; and by exercising their First Amendment Right of freedom of speech and expression through music, they have lost control of the very monster to which they gave birth.

In the beginning, like with Frankenstein, people marveled at this new creation and people were willing to pay to see and hear it. There was “Rappers Delight,” there was “The Message,” and there was “Fight the Power.” Then, the imagery and lyrics took a twisted turn under a perverted interpretation of the First Amendment called “keeping it real.”

Now, the establishment, especially the police, had become the enemy. Hip-Hop became a counter-culture movement that turned into a monster that could no longer be controlled. Women became “bitches and hoes,” men became hyper-sexualized thugs who were only out to force themselves on your daughters and to “get rich or die trying.”

If it’s okay for Blacks to devalue the lives of our own people, how can we demand that Whites value us?  White folks don’t need to do anything for Ferguson.  They have all the power they need.  The issue is will they exercise it?

No one is going to value an individual’s life more than he himself does.  If one puts his or her own life in danger by attacking a police officer and attempts to take his weapon, how can that individual expect the officer not to value his life as well by defending himself?  Oh, I forgot.  According to black leaders and the left-wing media, Mike Brown was just walking down the street, minding his own business, and the racist white cop got out of his car and started firing at him.  Is this entire ordeal an episode of The Twilight Zone?

As I witness black leaders’ and left-wing political pundits’  blatant attempt to ignore the facts that led to the Grand Jury’s decision not to charge officer Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr., I am wondering: what is the outcome that black leaders are seeking?  Why are they so invested in a lie?  What could they possibly gain from ignoring facts that the rest of America has accepted?


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2 Responses to Has Black America Reached the Point of No Return?

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Patricia made some astute observations and asked a lot of pertinent questions. I thought dwk67’s answers at American Thinker were spot-on:

    Blacks have culturally painted themselves into a corner. When all the positive human traits like studiousness, industriousness, and delayed gratification, among others, are considered authentically white traits, then what does that leave to be authentically black traits? If all the traits of a productive citizen are off limits, then all that’s left are sociopathic traits. A poor young black male has essentially only one option to attain success without running afoul of the law or becoming a pariah to his peers, and that’s in entertainment with sports or rap music. By self-limiting their options, blacks have done more damage to themselves than Jim Crow ever did to them. As long as blacks, as the basis for their own individual personal integrity, insist upon symbolically, if not literally, giving the middle finger to white america in every aspect of their lives, they are willing slaves to their own prejudices and cannot be freed from them without a serious change in mindset. Whites did not create this problem for blacks, and can’t solve it for them no matter how much they whine and complain…

  2. Timothy Lane says:

    Obviously, I am not black, but it seems to me that there are 3 groups involved here. There are urban blacks (basically, those who live in the ghettos), and here I think Patricia Dickson is very accurate — though it’s well to remember that many blacks in Ferguson helped defend white-owned businesses and testified to the guilt of Michael Brown in the grand jury (where, admittedly, their identifies were kept secret; we have no way of knowing how many would have the courage to tell the truth in public, and face the wrath of the riotous lynch mobs of black — and occasionally white — obamathugs.)

    But there are also the blacks scattered in mostly suburban areas (Ferguson may be a suburb, but its black community seems to be a ghetto, or reacts like one anyway). And there are rural blacks — when Jesse Helms campaigned (as himself) among black voters in 1984 (perhaps providing his margin of victory), he did so among socially conservative rural blacks in eastern North Carolina. No doubt it’s mostly among these groups that we find the modest number of blacks who supported the grand jury result in Ferguson. (And even some who disagreed may not believe the myths.) I wonder if any of the CBC racialists who grandstanded “Hands up, don’t shoot” represent rural (Southern) blacks instead of urban ghettos.

    In other words, with blacks as with libertarians (and for that matter Muslims), we must always remember that all people are individuals, and some of them are able to transcend the flaws of their respective subcultures. But I do understand that it’s very difficult to see this (there is a certain word beginning with “n” that I’ve uttered more frequently in the past couple of weeks than I probably have in a life that stretches back over 60 years, so I understand the frustration).

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