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Black Protest Has Lost Its Power
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:40:27 AM »
Without saying it, he is painting the end of Dims death grip over blacks and their unwanted awakening, that they are no longer victims of the Dim party, they are free to join the rest of society.
Fascinating read, here's an excerpt. He really is spot on!

Have whites finally found the courage to judge African-Americans fairly by universal standards?

Through protest—especially in the 1950s and ’60s—we, as a people, touched greatness. Protest, not immigration, was our way into the American Dream. Freedom in this country had always been relative to race, and it was black protest that made freedom an absolute.

It is not surprising, then, that these black football players would don the mantle of protest. The surprise was that it didn’t work. They had misread the historic moment. They were not speaking truth to power. Rather, they were figures of pathos, mindlessly loyal to a black identity that had run its course.

What they missed is a simple truth that is both obvious and unutterable: The oppression of black people is over with. This is politically incorrect news, but it is true nonetheless. We blacks are, today, a free people. It is as if freedom sneaked up and caught us by surprise.

Of course this does not mean there is no racism left in American life. Racism is endemic to the human condition, just as stupidity is. We will always have to be on guard against it. But now it is recognized as a scourge, as the crowning immorality of our age and our history.

Protest always tries to make a point. But what happens when that point already has been made—when, in this case, racism has become anathema and freedom has expanded?

What happened was that black America was confronted with a new problem: the shock of freedom. This is what replaced racism as our primary difficulty. Blacks had survived every form of human debasement with ingenuity, self-reliance, a deep and ironic humor, a capacity for self-reinvention and a heroic fortitude. But we had no experience of wide-open freedom.

Watch out that you get what you ask for, the saying goes. Freedom came to blacks with an overlay of cruelty because it meant we had to look at ourselves without the excuse of oppression. Four centuries of dehumanization had left us underdeveloped in many ways, and within the world’s most highly developed society. When freedom expanded, we became more accountable for that underdevelopment. So freedom put blacks at risk of being judged inferior, the very libel that had always been used against us.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/black-protest-has-lost-its-power-1515800438
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Re: Black Protest Has Lost Its Power
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 06:46:57 AM »
Wow.  Very interesting. Would love to see honest reactions from black folks.

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Re: Black Protest Has Lost Its Power
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 07:02:33 AM »
Without saying it, he is painting the end of Dims death grip over blacks and their unwanted awakening, that they are no longer victims of the Dim party, they are free to join the rest of society.
Fascinating read, here's an excerpt. He really is spot on!

Have whites finally found the courage to judge African-Americans fairly by universal standards?

Through protest—especially in the 1950s and ’60s—we, as a people, touched greatness. Protest, not immigration, was our way into the American Dream. Freedom in this country had always been relative to race, and it was black protest that made freedom an absolute.

It is not surprising, then, that these black football players would don the mantle of protest. The surprise was that it didn’t work. They had misread the historic moment. They were not speaking truth to power. Rather, they were figures of pathos, mindlessly loyal to a black identity that had run its course.

What they missed is a simple truth that is both obvious and unutterable: The oppression of black people is over with. This is politically incorrect news, but it is true nonetheless. We blacks are, today, a free people. It is as if freedom sneaked up and caught us by surprise.

Of course this does not mean there is no racism left in American life. Racism is endemic to the human condition, just as stupidity is. We will always have to be on guard against it. But now it is recognized as a scourge, as the crowning immorality of our age and our history.

Protest always tries to make a point. But what happens when that point already has been made—when, in this case, racism has become anathema and freedom has expanded?

What happened was that black America was confronted with a new problem: the shock of freedom. This is what replaced racism as our primary difficulty. Blacks had survived every form of human debasement with ingenuity, self-reliance, a deep and ironic humor, a capacity for self-reinvention and a heroic fortitude. But we had no experience of wide-open freedom.

Watch out that you get what you ask for, the saying goes. Freedom came to blacks with an overlay of cruelty because it meant we had to look at ourselves without the excuse of oppression. Four centuries of dehumanization had left us underdeveloped in many ways, and within the world’s most highly developed society. When freedom expanded, we became more accountable for that underdevelopment. So freedom put blacks at risk of being judged inferior, the very libel that had always been used against us.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/black-protest-has-lost-its-power-1515800438

Very appropriate with MLK Day tomorrow. I grew up in the ATL area in the 50's and 60's and saw the transformation. Unfortunately, the Black left has totally abandoned Dr. King's philosophy as he believed in personal responsibility. This concept makes the Black left irrelevant.
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Re: Black Protest Has Lost Its Power
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 07:49:56 AM »
Wow.  Very interesting. Would love to see honest reactions from black folks.
Well, the author is black, so I guess, that's a start. :laugh:
Most people, by human nature alone, hate facing the truth that their entire belief system was based on a lie, especially one where they get a "Victim Card" via birthrite to play anytime you're losing an argument.
What he's saying, is your Victim Card has been invalidated even though the left has kept you captive on the plantation, while the entire time you were free to walk out the gate to independence.

Stockholm syndrome is very real, just look at the black community.
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