We stayed in the best hotels, they just happened to be black. We ate in the best restaurants, they just happened to be black. Don’t feel sorry for us, though. No one is looking for sympathy. These men had great lives.
“Your success is our success. Your failure, whether you like it or not, is our failure,”
Bishop Desmond Tutu to Barack Obama, June 2013
A little bit ago we talked about the comfortable lie that the black community is staying silent in front of. There are many, the Trayvon Martin lie as an innocent child, the George Zimmerman lie as a racist profile, the Detroit lie that the cities failures are due to the GOP and that it is the White community that 150 years after the end of slavery it is the white racism that is the fault of black unemployment and poverty.
It was less than 10 years ago that Bill Cosby who was given an award by the NAACP and gave this speech at the 50th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education:
Ladies and gentlemen, the lower economic and lower middle economic people are not holding their end in this deal. In the neighborhood that most of us grew up in, parenting is not going on. In the old days, you couldn’t hooky school because every drawn shade was an eye. And before your mother got off the bus and to the house, she knew exactly where you had gone, who had gone into the house, and where you got on whatever you had one and where you got it from. Parents don’t know that today.
and that was during a time of oppression but fast forward
We cannot blame white people. White people — White people don’t live over there. They close up the shop early. The Korean ones still don’t know us as well — they stay open 24 hours.
I’m looking and I see a man named Kenneth Clark, he and his wife Mamie. Kenneth’s still alive. I have to apologize to him for these people because Kenneth said it straight. He said you have to strengthen yourselves, and we’ve got to have that black doll. And everybody said it. Julian Bond said it. Dick Gregory said it. All these lawyers said it. And you wouldn’t know that anybody had done a damned thing.
Fifty percent drop out rate, I’m telling you, and people in jail, and women having children by five, six different men. Under what excuse? I want somebody to love me. And as soon as you have it, you forget to parent. Grandmother, mother, and great grandmother in the same room, raising children, and the child knows nothing about love or respect of any one of the three of them. All this child knows is “gimme, gimme, gimme.” These people want to buy the friendship of a child, and the child couldn’t care less. Those of us sitting out here who have gone on to some college or whatever we’ve done, we still fear our parents. And these people are not parenting. They’re buying things for the kid — $500 sneakers — for what? They won’t buy or spend $250 on Hooked on Phonics.
Read the whole speech listen to the audio and hear the applause. They know the truth.
The question is if the black community knows they are being sold a lie, why do they persist in it? why do they find it comfortable?
Well one reason is the treatment they receive by the community when they do speak up
WHAT?!!!!!???!!! GUESSS WHAT!!!!!!!! #CharlesBarkley is an azz-lickin bitch bitch Bitch BITCH BITCHHHHH! What????(CONTD) RT 4 FOLLOW:
— REESEE (@REESEELambert) July 18, 2013
Mr. Cosby suffers from chronic Uncle Ruckus syndrome.
— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) July 19, 2013
Note the number of followers these people have. This is not just the odd person sprouting off (although there are plenty of them as well) these are people who have thousands of followers
and it’s not just people on twitter listen to what MSNBC’s Goldie taylor had to say about Don Lemon:
Yet. I just have to wonder. Exactly which America does he live in? But if I had a dollar for every turn coat mofo who made it up and out, then cut the rope ladder behind him.
“Turncoat MOFO?” this is a Television analyst with 30K+ followers. What did Lemon say that so offended her?
“Black people, if you really want to fix the problem, here’s just five things that you should think about doing,” Lemon continued. He then listed the five things:
hike up your pants
don’t use the n-word
take care of your communities
don’t have children out of wedlock.
How DARE he suggest such a thing! Black children not finishing school, not saying “nigger”, not having children out of wedlock, taking care of your communities? Boy no wonder she considers him a Turncoat MF
The full speech is here.
Note that he hits conservatives on this, accuses them of using this argument for their own ends yet that is not enough for the left.
There are plenty of people who make a living on the grievance industry. The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case makes them money, gives them power and influence. Black on Black violence does not, as Lemon said:
Pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as acceptable behavior. Pay close attention to the hip hop and rap culture that many of you have embraced a culture that glorifies everything I’ve just mentioned, thug and reprehensible behavior. A culture that is making a lot of people rich, just not you, and it’s not going to.
The irony of course is in the days of Jim Crow, black family’s were strong and powerful male role models were prominent and fought for respect for themselves and their children. Yet with the great society it’s as if a huge segment of the black community has thrown away the example they set.
But this can’t be spoken of, particularly now, because we have the first black president and if it is suggested in any way that there is any issue, particularly during his tenure, you are not only betraying your race, you are betraying as Jamie Foxx called him, “Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama”
And we can’t have that.
If people like Lemon continued to be attacked for pointing this out and the problem of culture in the black community are not addressed the end result will be this:
A man is brutally attacked by a group of teens in Little Italy. Police say four of the attackers are in custody. Three of them are juveniles.
and more importantly this:
Blattermann and other neighbors believe the same mob has robbed other residents. they’re now banding together to protect their neighborhood.
“I don’t want to have to feel like at any given moment I can’t walk out of my house,” Blattermann said.
Banding together in little Italy I wonder where that might lead?
It may be that the grievance industry will produce the exact result that they claim to be fighting.
But that doesn’t matter, the payday will still be there and if you actually have that result the hucksters will be able to claim a moral high ground fighting the result they worked for.
I find that entire prospect one of the more disgusting things I’ve seen.
Update: Pulled the extra “s” from the title
July ends today and I’d like to thank everyone who made it my most successful month in terms of my paycheck and just shy of my best month in terms of traffic (perhaps by this writing it will be #1).
Most importantly that success in both direction covered both my traffic and financial shortfalls of June turning the combined months into an above average result and better than my traffic last year during the election season.
But it doesn’t change the fact there will be a new Mortgage in August and I’ll still need a paycheck to cover it.
Yesterday was a quiet day for DaTipJar and the weekly paycheck requires another $253.
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