Feb. 1 begins the 28-day "ceremony to injustice" that is nothing more than an aversion to modernity that encourages people to mire themselves in the past juxtaposed to embracing the present and the future. To me that is the essence of Black History Month. Black History Month is used by the nefarious and the corrupt to divide, to evoke blame and guilt, and often for personal gain.
Public schoolchildren will be immersed in a 28-day vat of a factually flawed and at times fictional history of how bad the blacks had it in America, and they will hear that whites are privileged and their ancestors had slaves, blah-blah-blah.
The one thing you won’t hear during Black History Month is what blacks are able to get away with today which, if taken in context, shows the tolerance of America that they won’t be talking about in classrooms during Black History Month.
They won’t be talking about the fact that blacks aren’t shot on sight in areas where "Knockout" is taking place. For those unfamiliar, "Knockout" is the game black thugs play where they suddenly and unexpectedly punch unsuspecting white persons in the face for sport.
The physical injuries and emotional trauma white victims suffer during these attacks are viewed as "minor," and, in the majority of cases, the attacks don’t even make it on the evening news or into the newspapers. (See: Cops, Media: ‘Knockouts’ Are ‘Minor’; Colin Flaherty; WND.com; 2/1/14) And it is paramount to note that these attacks are taking place across America — and it’s happening outside the ghetto. I’d say that shows America has advanced a long way because, according to the racialists flooding the classrooms and airwaves, blacks were barely suffered to walk on the same sidewalk with whites.
You’ll hear about lynchings and beatings and bombings this month complete with that which masquerades for historical erudition decrying how bad blacks still have it today. But you won’t hear about the New Black Panther Party members being arrested for soliciting interstate funds to be used as reward money to harm George Zimmerman. In fact, you won’t hear how they called for George Zimmerman to be killed. You won’t hear that there have been no arrests, threats of arrests, or outcries calling for arrest (except by me and a very few others) pursuant to the New Black Panthers calling for white babies to be killed.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Louis Farrakhan will be afforded celebrity status as they tour the country accusing whites of heinous injustices: 99.9 percent of them are transpicuous lies, and the .1 percent that is true is anecdotal. And while I’m on that subject, Obama not only was elected and then reelected, but he was elected and reelected with people fully aware that he is a pathological liar whose goal is to "fundamentally transform America" into a socialist state. The blatant violations of the Constitution and Congressional authority would have led to the impeachment of any other president heretofore. Bill Clinton was impeached for less, and President Nixon was forced to resign his presidency for demonstrably less than what Obama is guilty of thus far in office.
The NAACP has been allowed to violate its tax-exempt status for decades as it openly supports political candidates and tells blacks who to vote for and what to vote against. Yet the very Congressmen, such as Chuck Schumer, who turn a blind eye to the black group demand that Obama set the IRS on Tea Party groups for the mere suggestion of such violations.
You can bet that Trayvon Martin will be lauded for sainthood during Black History Month. He will be held out as an example of white injustice. But, you won’t hear how James Cooper and James Kouzaris had begged for their lives moments before they were brutally murdered by Shawn Tyson, a black teenager. You won’t hear that the same black man in the White House, who was quick to stir the caldron of racial animus in the Martin situation, has refused numerous attempts by the families of these two British students, tourists who had wandered into the neighborhood where Tyson gunned them down in cold blood because they were white, to show them a modicum of compassion.
You can bet that no white attorney general could tell the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department that he wasn’t interested in prosecuting any civil rights violations unless the alleged victims were white. But Obama’s attorney general is reported to have said he wasn’t interested in prosecuting civil rights cases unless the victims were black. There isn’t a snowball’s chance in the desert of a white president not being forced to "mea culpa" as calls for his immediate resignation resounded through the media if his attorney general had made such a statement. George Bush was assailed because his attorney general, John Ashcroft, was a Christian who held to his Christian beliefs.
I’m tired of the lies, Kunta Kinte, and charlatans posing as eruditionists, parroting myths and distortions about what slavery was or wasn’t. Jim Crow is over, and the only overt segregation taking place today is perpetrated by black groups such as the Congressional Black Caucus, the Nation of Islam, and the New Black Panthers.
Slavery has become a crutch for blacks. It is the excuse used for retreating from modernity. Slavery happened; the United States had the good sense and decency to move beyond it. Now it’s time blacks got over it and moved forward.
It’s time to send Black History Month to the ash heaps of history. It’s time to teach all children factual history, not just a manufactured history used to force guilt on white students and victim status on black students. It’s time we teach students that blacks do not own the market on past suffering and injustice. It’s time we teach that every population group who arrived here had extremely difficult times at first, but, unlike the majority of blacks, they rose above it. And, specific to that point, we should teach that those blacks who are not rising above same are those who embrace bitterness, victimology, and immiseration as a means of life.
Mychal S. Massie is the former National Chairman of the conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives; and a member of its parent think tank, the National Center for Public Policy Research. You can find more at mychal-massie.com.