One of the things that has bothered me in our country is the narrative on racism. Like many, I am tired of hearing it. For most of us, nothing could be further from the truth, people are all just people not viewed through a color lens. Of course there are blatant exceptions, we would be blind not to see and acknowledge that racism exists.
The black leaders, Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, have not been honest brokers of truth for those they presume to speak for. I personally believe that President Obama set race relations back 40 years. Racism seems to mean only one thing, and it is not only one thing. Reverse racism exists just as much, perhaps more.
Now whites are being called “privileged” because they are white. Not a single one of us had an ounce to do with what color or race we were born into, and each one of us has the God given gifts that were bestowed on us in the form of each of our own unique talents. After that, our environment and human interactions continue to shape who we are.nEveryone does not get the best circumstances in life, no matter their race.
I am happy to see new black leaders speaking out now. People understand that we need to stop with the hatred, and the vitriol and get on about being responsible for our own futures and our own happiness. I do believe that we all have the same opportunities for forward movement in life, and that we have to reach for our dreams and make them a reality. The blame game will never advance anyone, of any race, ever.
When Candace Owens spoke back to the Black Lives Matter group shouting at her, she rightly put them in their place. They are not a group helping to lift up people, but a group to blame and keep people down, and they are filled with anger and hatred.
Her tweet on April 21st said;
Far right? Allow me to clarify: I believe the black community can do it without hand-outs. I believe the Democrats have strapped us to our past to prevent us from our futures. And I won’t stop fighting until all black Americans see that. I’m not far right—I’m free.
The identity politics of the left is offensive to Americans. It is a narrative used to make us believe we are things we are not and to ascribe false feelings and reasons that are never intended nor true. For me, any politician endorsing identity politics is an automatic turn off and NO for my vote. This is a bandwagon issue that has more life than it deserves, and the requisite Hollywood followers seem to like to soapbox the issue.
I am for personal accountability. We are all accountable for how our lives turn out. It is tragic that there are those people whose lives are seriously and adversely affected by horrible situations and horrible people. But the color of any of our skin is not in and of itself one of those horrible situations. We are not seen that way through God’s eyes, and should not be through human eyes. We each get one day at a time. Surely we can use that day to a higher purpose than blame and vitriol. Surely we can use that day to reach for, and work for and attain our own life goals. No one holds us down but ourselves, and blame and hatred and victim syndrome are like dragging boulders behind you. As Candace Owens said, she is free, and so are we all, and it is high time we look in the mirror and shoulder our own responsibility for our own place in the world, and own it and live it.