Lloyd Marcus, who I read with regularity at American Thinker, is someone I greatly admire. A black conservative, a Godly man, devoted family man, and multi-thousand-mile-road-warrior for the entirety of the Cruz campaign, he is tireless and fearless. He also happens to be a very gifted writer. The words just pour out of him, painting word pictures and eliciting moods in a way that can’t be taught. I’m not talking about (snooty) high-art here, though I have no doubt if that were his heart’s desire, he could produce it. I’m talking about a God-given talent for inviting you into his world and having that experience be fully dimensional and satisfying. He does it every time I read him, and he did it here.
Inspired by Snoop (of all people!) he writes today about paternalistic progressives perpetuating (alliteration!) the black-victim mentality well past its usefulness, which, in this case, is several hundred years, beginning the second after the first impulse to embrace it was felt. I present the first few paragraphs here, but heartily recommend you read it in its entirety.
‘Roots’ Remake: Snoop Dogg Got It Right
Quoting the Pointer Sisters song, “I’m so excited!” Black pop icon Snoop Dogg’s comments about the remake of the “Roots” TV series, in essence, is what I have been preaching to fellow blacks for decades (without his profanity).
Snoop said, “I’m sick of this s—. They are going to just keep beating that s— into our heads about how they did us, huh?” Snoop spoke against new shows and movies such as “12 Years a Slave” which “keep showing the abuse we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago.”
Snoop said, “I ain’t watching that s—, and I advise you motherf—ers as real n—— like myself; f— them television shows. Snoop continued, “Let’s create our own s— based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what’s real. F— that old s—.”
I say, “Right-on bro! (in my 1970s lingo)” Folks, for decades, I have been frustrated; trying to get through to fellow blacks that continuing to view themselves as victims and using slavery as an excuse for bad and trifling behavior only weakens them. America is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet for all who choose to go for it. My reward has been to be trashed in black and liberal media; called a traitorous self-hating Uncle Tom.