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Massie: 'Duck Dynasty' uproar shows power of the people
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A friend recently wrote me, "What the ‘Duck Dynasty' affair means to me is that, finally, some have had the courage to say ‘ENOUGH' within the context of the media."

My friend extended his observation to say that "there is an extreme force among social workers, etc., to intimidate white adoptive parents of black children for ‘corrupting' them.

"I would hope there are those in the media who have the courage of Phil Robertson and his family to also tell the race pimps, ‘ENOUGH.'"

Which brings me to my point: I'm not making a contradistinctive argument pursuant to my friend's observation; I'm reinforcing the primacy in which said observations should evolve.

If objections to the scurrilous injustice meted out to Phil Robertson had been left to the media to condemn, I submit Hitler would be wearing an overcoat and earmuffs (i.e., hell would have frozen over). The outrage over the mistreatment and injustice perpetrated against Mr. Robertson began with We the People. And that is precisely where the condemnation of "race pimps" must start.

Which brings me to a tangential observation. We the People didn't wait for a show of hands pursuant to who would be involved before cries of outrage cascaded from every area of domicile. People didn't ask others, "What can we do?"

They took it upon themselves to express personal outrage. It metastasized into a cacophony of condemnation that resulted in the retreat of the A&E cable network.
That is the exertive power that politicians know exists and pray every day we do not realize that we have at our disposal.

Because, as was evidenced in the 2010 off-year elections, when We the People are motivated to stand up and push back, no political force on Earth can deny us. It is that force that we must utilize to oppose racialism that allows blacks to be used as political idiots for financial gain and political advancement. It is that force that we must generate to dislodge and replace Karl Rove, Reince Priebus, John Boehner, et al., who are working to turn our once-vaunted Party into a replica of the Democratic Party.

We the People must be vigilant and proactive. We cannot rely upon the media. We know right from wrong, and we certainly should know a lie when we hear one.

But I would be remiss if I didn't reference the prominent part the church played in defense of protecting and preserving the truth pursuant to defending Mr. Robertson.

I was saying it before the 2010 off-year elections, and I've been saying it since: The ability to stop the transmogrification of our great nation into a socialist state where we are lorded over by Fabianistic, Neo-Leninist Mensheviks who are the equivalent of toxic pathogens intent on subjugating the minds and behavior of our populace lies with We the People.

The reason the Tea Party achieved such demonstrable and quantifiable success in 2010 was that it was a movement of the people.

It was not a program or political party. That was also the case with "Duck Dynasty" and Mr. Robertson.

It is a conundrum to me that people do not realize this strength that we possess. Specific to that point, you can bet your last dollar that politicians realize the threat we pose as a united people, which is why they work diligently to ensure the fragmentation of society and social discord. The media, on the other hand, believe themselves en masse to be more sophisticated and more intelligent than We the People who dare to think for ourselves.

It is a conundrum that We the People could respond immediately, with great focus and clarity of purpose, in defense of our right to free speech vis-à-vis the crime that was perpetrated against Phil Robertson, and yet these very same people allow politicians and Erebusic malevolents to deprive us of our Constitutional rights and institute deplorable agendas that ultimately will harm us all.

The lesson we must take away from the attack on "Duck Dynasty" is that We the People are a sleeping giant and must come out of sporadic hibernation. We must unite and let our refusal to be ruled known.

The only way we can end this nightmare is to wake up. And awaken we must.


Mychal S. Massie is the former National Chairman of the conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives. Find more at