Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Monday, October 17, 2005

Millions More - Same Stuff Different Year

I was reading Booker Rising and Shay posted some notes form Casey Lartigue about his experiences at the Millions More Movement this past weekend.
Some express disappointment that the 1995 rally didn't lead to much change. How could it? A rally might be able to push some legislation. But it isn't going to get gang members to stop gangbanging. It isn't going to get lazy people moving any faster. It isn't going to stop teens from having sex and making babies while they are still babies themselves. And the black thugs who weren't even aware that the event was going on aren't going to stop being thugs.

Even if all of the speakers got everything that they wanted (put Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Halliburton in jail and a reparations check for every black person), I seriously doubt that things would change very much. That's because people who don't have skills or knowledge for the academic or work worlds won’t be better prepared because of what the speakers had to say about Bush and company.

That in a nutshell is the problem I have with current Black leadership. They talk and talk and talk and change nothing. What do they hope to accomplish by ceaseless attacks on white conservatives like Bush? Do they think if enough Black people get angry they will overthrow the government? Or maybe they are trying to direct enough rage at White corporate America so that the government and businesses will have not choice but to give every black forty acres and a mule. "The White Racist Capitalist is the devil! He had better redistribute his wealth to us now or we will riot and trash our own neighborhoods!" Yeah that'll show 'em. I have never like the idea of reparations. The fact that the idea survives to this day only shows how deeply rooted the entitlement mentality is in the Black community. When did getting a check become the primary goal of people with grievances? And how much money would it take to completely erase the injustices visited upon our forefathers? $500.00? $10,000.00? It wouldn't matter if every black in this country got a check for a fifty grand, nothing would change. Because money is not the problem, it is not the answer.

What is the point? Where is the voice of reason? Who has an actual plan to better the plight of Black people in this country? No one in Black leadership does; unless you call blaming all the problems of Blacks on whites a plan.

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