In praise of black history month. Most Americans don’t know, nor even care, it appears, that February is designated “Black History Month”, having been instituted back in the good old days of 1976, when the United States celebrated the 200th year of its Declaration of Independence from Britain. Congress officially recognized the event led by President Gerald. R. Ford (an old white guy Republican) who spoke in regards to this, urging Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
Prior to this, “Black History Week” was designated in 1926 to recognize the February birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln (an old white guy Republican); and Frederick Douglass (an old black guy Republican) whose birthdays fell on the 12th and 14th respectively. Throughout its turbulent history, the recognition of black history, enterprise, and assimilation has been consistently bedevilled by the Democrat racists, right up to the present era, where black race-hustlers the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder, Barack Hussein Barry Soetoro Harrison J Bounel Obama, Charlie Rangel, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Ku Klux Klan, etal, have set back to the 19th century, the enormous gains provisionally made, from where they originated by Republican men and women of a caring nature, a sense of character, and moral servitude towards their fellow-man. In praise of black history month
Where most recently we have the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., declaring: “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character .. where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls, and walk together as sisters and brothers”, We The People today are witnessing more and more, the rhetorical hyperbolic nonsense from the race hustlers, contentiously fomenting strife, misery, toil and turmoil, upon (seemingly) every black neighborhood in America, and showering the full blame on the out-of-date white extremist, right-wing racial bigots.
When will it all end? When the race-baiting-hustling industry is closed down for good. In praise of black history month.
The mighty Racist Hustler-in-Chief, Al Sharpton has declared an emergency meeting of his Diversity Panel since all of this year’s Best Actor / Actress and Best Supporting Actor / Actress nominees are white. In his latest Firewall, Bill Whittle shows the history of this Racial Racket Ball, leading back to its inventor, Jesse Jackson. It’s a long, long way from these racial grievance hustlers to the subject of SELMA.
I am a white person who is extremely proud to be white. The contributions to society, medicine, academics, science, etc. etc. that my race has made is on the record and should make any white person proud. I’m sure that other races are also proud of the contributions their race has made to the benefit of mankind. Bring it and let us in on the secret, in praise of black history month.
With that established, it disappoints me that some blacks want artificial benefits such as affirmative action, set-asides and quota’s. What happened to the “content of their character” mantra mentioned up above? Maybe, just maybe, the people selected for the awards this year were the best at what they did. Maybe it had nothing at all to do with their skin color.
Of course the race hustlers are always trying to claim that if blacks don’t show up at any significant event (especially at election time), or at least the 13% of the population they represent, then racism is involved. Of course I realize that the Sharptons, Jacksons, Wrights and Farrakhans of the world are only in it to extort money, since God knows they couldn’t hold on to a real job. Al-not-too-Sharpton’s gig on MessNBC is worse than a Saturday Night Skit, and not half as funny. Shameful.
During my two years in Jamaica in the mid-60s, I was privileged to be on the teaching staff of Kingston Technical High School in Jamaica, in company with Marcus Garvey Jr., and I learned more about his father’s contribution to the health and well-being of his fellow-Negroes as he called them, than any race-bait hustler of the 21st century. In praise of black history month.
Personally, those years in Jamaica was when I first learned to stop looking at people’s skin color, but as long as we have race baiters like the ones mentioned above, many blacks will believe they are victims and instead of looking at what decisions they have made or what they could do to improve, they will blame whitey (the moniker by which I was constantly named in Jamaica). And why not, that is always easier than personal responsibility.
So now, on to Andrew Klavan, and “Which Black Lives Matter?”
And a composite closer from Dr. King: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed – We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal … This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.” …
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
In praise of black history month…