“Black History Month”. What About The Rest Of The Year?

Posted: February 13, 2012 in Articles, Constitution, Founding Fathers, Freedom, government, Liberty, Politics, Religion
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It’s amazing to me as a “black” man at how “black” many black people choose to become during Black history month. 

As our President would say “Let me be clear” that I do appreciate and revere the accomplishments of the great pioneers of Black history that blazed the path for yours truly and the multitude of all of the young men, women and children that followed them. 

My amazement comes from the fact that many Black people choose to only honor the awesome accomplishments and sacrifices of the brothers and sisters that came before us for one month while they spend the rest of the year trashing their legacies with deplorable acts of hatred, crimes, debauchery, mal-treatment of our queens (our women), jealously, deceit, racism against others, self-debasement and a whole host of other terms/phrases that make the black American look like savages that are only out to destroy each other at times.

Many in our communities have allowed children to take over because they are uninterested in raising them in a Godly manner or have let the government take over their God-given right to discipline them thus many of our communities are now filled with kids that are all about “me” that either sit around blaming the “white man” for their lack of progress, waiting for someone to give them something, or choosing to prey upon others in the neighborhood for the things that they what instead of working for and diligently applying themselves through education (Holy Spirit led, institutional and self-education) to improve their socio-economic status in society as they learn to work hard to achieve a better life.

Now, on to the point of this discourse:  As a proud Christian, American, and Black man I am offended when others in my racial category try to “out-black” me during Black History Month. 

I have people who I know that show little concern for other black folk most of the year get offended when I don’t go to the usual luncheons or activities that abound during the month of February as if I’m not as “Black” as they are because of it.

Never mind that I celebrate and live Black History on a daily basis as I try to live my life first and foremost as Christ would have me live it knowing that when I do I can only improve upon and never tarnish the proud history, tradition, and legacies of the great men and women that came before me.

I choose to lead my family as a strong, “Black” man into appreciating the history of this great Nation first starting with how this country was founded by a strong desire to practice our faith which led to our founding and is bolstered by our Constitution which is now being threatened by those who seek to “change” it under the guise of “making things better for black folks” when in reality they’re true desire (most politicians both on the right and left) are slowly enslaving ALL of us into bondage to our government as the liberties that so many of the civil rights pioneers fought and died to see come to fruition are slowly being chopped off from our liberty tree by the axe of legislation.

Without these three principles (faith, family, and the Constitution) the history of “Black” Americans cannot and would not be complete as they are inseparable and any attempt to separate them, in my opinion, would make our “Black” history as we know it irrelevant in the context of any historical debate.

So as I tender these thoughts to those in America who fall into the governmentally created category of being “Black”; know that your history is more valuable than the one month that the government and those whose goal it is to make everything “politically correct” by pacifying the “Black man” as it, our new “massa” gives us a month to celebrate our great heritage because we’ve been a “good little negro”. 

I would like to encourage any and all “Black” people to do the pioneers of our history in America a better justice than we have in the past thirty to forty years and not allow us to be divided into categories that make it easier for the government and those whose only desire is to control all of us keep and hold onto the power that the founders of this great nation envisioned for us, “we the people”. 

I call on us as a race to “police” our own by re-instilling the values that brothers and sisters like Martin Luther King Jr., W.E. Dubois, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks represented by their strength of character and their self-less actions for ALL peoples. 

I call on our parents to stop allowing our children to entertain themselves with the many non-edifying choices of television, music, and art that are devolving our communities into chaos as the enemy effectively uses them to instill a culture of disobedience into our “young ones” and worse we as parents are allowing it through our inaction.

I call on Black men to stop abusing our women (our queens) and to stop creating children that they cannot or choose not to care for. 

I call on the many, so-called “Black” leaders that we have today to stop creating phony racism issues so that they can stay employed as our race suffers from the blindness caused by the unmitigated rhetoric that is spewed from their “bully” pulpits. 

I call on our people to stop letting the government do for them what they should and are fully capable of doing for themselves and start utilizing their God-given talents to build-up instead of tearing down the frame work of our communities. 

I call on our young people to realize that the liberties that they enjoy today are the result of hard-fought battles, the struggles, the bloodshed, and even the deaths of great men and women (of all colors) and that they spit on these sacrifices by exhibiting covetetious behavior that has been taught to so many in our neighborhoods by the “race industry” professionals who by their despicable actions and much like leeches on a warm-blooded host suck the life-blood out of our communities, take away our pride, and siphon away money to use for themselves that could be used for building our society all under the pretense of protecting us from racism as they line their pockets and get fat like the ticks that they are because we continue to be fooled by their use of words.

No, we are great because this country and its Constitution affords each and every one of us the opportunity to be great and it was because of this reality that our forefathers and all who sought and fought for our liberty knew that if they endured that they would eventually overcome and be granted said liberty that the great document that rules (not so much anymore) this land speaks of.

In conclusion, let’s strive as a community within this great melting pot of humanity, this great republic called “The United States of America to fully recognize and utilize the freedoms that have been afforded us through the shed blood and sacrifice of those who preceded us both black, white, and the other.  

Further, as we celebrate our rich heritage let’s ensure that while we somberly remember the evil deeds of some of the “white” people who enslaved us let’s not forget that many Blacks both here and in Africa had a hand in and profited it from our enslavement and share an equal part of our distaste.

While this fact is not palatable to any of us by any means, a study of history shows it is factual in nature and for us as a society not to study and remember it could cause history to repeat itself but this time it may not be just us (black folk) but all Americans that are sold into a slavery that is a government one where all of the rights to private property, right to bear arms, right to assemble, and all of the other “rights” that so many fought for will be taken away all under the guise of a “better society”.

I bid you peace!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

(NOTE: I should’ve made the point about obtaining the education that I was referring to from sources other than our public school system.

I have basically learned more in the past six years education wise by the leading of the Holy Spirit and over the past 20 years on my own personal study.

This especially includes the K-12 experience where all they tried to do is indoctrinate me into a slave of the system to be used as a pawn in the government and political shell game that the politicians currently use to keep the “serfs” under control).

 

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Comments
  1. How true! You said— “While this fact is not palatable to any of us by any means, a study of history shows it is factual in nature and for us as a society not to study and remember it could cause history to repeat itself but this time it may not be just us (black folk) but all Americans that are sold into a slavery that is a government one where all of the rights to private property, right to bear arms, right to assemble, and all of the other “rights” that so many fought for will be taken away all under the guise of a “better society”.

    Ignorance is the highest form of slavery for any race…..or to be more clear.. as God told the prophet Hosea to relay the message in Hosea 4:6

    “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

    Backsliding is more popular than the Electric Slide. Go figure!

    Be Blessed!

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