This is the first of a multi-part series from a black conservative on the victimology amongst black communities.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term “victimology” as ‘a mental attitude which tends to indulge and perpetuate the feeling of being a victim. It is submitted to the reader that through the careful and clinical propagation of this mentality amongst blacks, the black community in America has, over time, become a stooge bloc for leftist policy and ideology.
After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the God-fearing conscionable folk of America were busy learning the lessons of the civil rights movement and how the horrors perpetuated on black people, through institutionalised and nationalised racism, must never be repeated. Meanwhile, the Left was making sure that blacks never forgot. And by so doing, a narrative directed at black people was being established, a false narrative. It was this: America (particularly, White America) owes you and owes you big time, and you ought to make her pay, forever!
Democrat Obstacle – Conservatism
Knowing that conservatism was the main obstacle standing in the way of the all-powerful, ever-increasing, and all-providing state, the Left got busy creating a substantial-enough bloc of people in whom they could perpetually count on for political support of all their big government agendas. How they would do this was by convincing this bloc of the following and more: (1) anyone opposing increasing the Welfare state did not have the best interests of (poor) blacks at heart; (2) anyone opposing state-sponsored discrimination (i.e. ‘affirmative action’ or ’positive discrimination’, if you’re from the UK as I am, is a racist; and (3) opposing Medicaid and ‘Obamacare’ is telling of a person that doesn’t want good healthcare for black people and poor minorities. To some, this might all sound like a parody or an unfair caricature of the Left’s tactics over the last fifty or so years. But I haven’t come to this conclusion without evidence for it.
From the Mouths of LBJ and Joe Biden
According to lifelong Washington correspondent, Ronald Kessler, in his book, “Inside the White House”, it was Democrat president Lyndon Baines Johnson who said, “I’ll have those [intentionally deleted] voting Democratic for the next 200 years” just before he signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Fact: you only have to peruse the world of the diehard leftist news networks for a few minutes a day before coming across one anchor man or woman spouting something about the hardships of blacks in America and how Republicans are to blame one way or another.
Fast-forward several decades on from Johnson’s ‘off-the-record’ statement to two governors aboard Air-Force One and Joe Biden is telling an audience with more than a few blacks present, “They gonna put y’all back in chains.” Anyone remember that?
Moving on, Obama spoke the following at Morehouse College a couple of weeks back on May 19, 2013:
“My job, as President, is to advocate for policies that generate more opportunity for everybody – policies that strengthen the middle class and give more people the chance to climb their way into the middle class. Policies that create more good jobs and alleviate poverty, that educate more children, that give more families the security of health care, and protect more of our children from the horrors of gun violence. These are matters of public policy, and it is important for all of us, black, white and brown, to advocate for an America where everybody has a fair shot in life.”
This may be a seemingly innocuous statement at first. But analysed alongside the long history of Democrat social and ethnic demagoguery, you don’t even have to read between the lines to see the sinister motive behind Obama’s words. Far from getting in front of a black audience and spurring them on about the dignity of the fact that his post’s chief purpose is the glorious task of defending the Constitution, Obama rants on about his purpose as President being to ‘educate more children’, give healthcare, and ‘fair shot’ to ethnic minorities. Obama went on to make the odious statement that “As Morehouse men, many of you know what it’s like to be an outsider, to be marginalized, to feel the sting of discrimination.” One could almost think Brown v Board of Education was only decided the day before.
Leftist Racial Demagoguery
Far too many examples than I care to cite, exist of this sort of racial demagoguery from leftist politicians and media personalities. Their purpose can only be too clear to the keen eye and honest intellect: Create the impression that by growing the State’s reach into education; healthcare; welfare and many other areas, the Left seek solely to take care of the victimized and put-upon minorities while the Right is always seeking to take away black people’s rights [sic] to Welfare; healthcare and the remaining aforementioned. Ergo, the Left = selfless caring heroes; conservatives = cold-heartedness and indifference towards the poor who, far from coincidentally, tend to be black people.
Unfortunately, blacks in America have overwhelmingly welcomed this perspective. By deliberately dumbing down education, even of American history, the Left have been able to convince blacks that Republicans had nothing to do with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a law that in actuality could only have come to fruition, as it did, with the overwhelming backing of Republican lawmakers. And black people, typically uneducated (or under-educated), even still today, have looked at the picture presented to them mainly from the mainstream media, and responded affirmatively, choosing to believe the lies.
Democrats Responsible for Holding Us Down
While the economic opportunities and realities for black people in America have been bettered significantly since the years of the Civil Rights movement, it is nothing near what it could have been without the disgraceful Democrat policies of past years. An evil wheel, instrumental to the Left’s agenda is always turning: black people, schooled at failing Democrat indoctrination camps (i.e. modern day state schools) come out with barely any literacy or numeracy; alongside this faux education, they are taught in the media that their problems are due to racist white conservatives; and that only more money thrown their way in the form of this social program or the other by this and that Democrat is their only salvation; backs oblige in droves at the next relevant election and vote in the Democrat man/woman who, in turn, continues to help perpetuate the cycle from his/her unethically-obtained legislative or executive office.
As a black person who escaped the dreariness of this deadly cycle, I can even say that thanks to my upbringing, I was never in danger of being caught by it, I am frustrated when I see these things played out in society. I am particularly frustrated when I consider the fact that the black man is at heart and in his culture, more conservative, traditionalist and adept in common sense thinking than most other political ethnic blocs. An example from my everyday life is the sheer amount of black people I see and know that go to church. In these churches, mostly Pentecostal, you can bet that abortion is frowned upon, gay marriage is anathema and unthinkable, and the idea of a bone idle materially-unsuccessful man is not welcome.
Yet this does not translate when we go to the voting booths. Why? It can only be because of two things: (1) a job well done by the Left. This we have explored somewhat adequately; and (2) I feel it is because of a deep-seated hypocrisy and spitefulness within the black community. You read that correctly. I said: “a deep-seated hypocrisy and spitefulness within the black community”, not the black community’s leadership but the black community itself. This, we haven’t explored at all. And we will need to explore it further. But because of the risk of making this read more like a university thesis than a blog submission, I would prefer to cut things short here. In the next few days I hope to submit an explanation of my claim and possible solutions to the dilemma it presents for conservatives of all colour. I also hope to show, as an ancillary point, how the cult of victimology is not just an American thing, but is utilized even more brazenly by politicians in the United Kingdom, from whence I write.
By Jedediah Cain