Skip to comments.The Black Community’s Lack of Respect for those in Uniform
Posted on 06/24/2007 12:55:12 PM PDT by Trueblackman
I can tell you as a Black Man who has served his nation, that the Black Community has no love for you if you did.
Most of the black Community lives in a delusional state about military service and life, parroting long ago debunk myths from left of center Black Politicians and washed up as well as burned out self-appointed leaders, whose day was 40 years ago.
The truth of the matter is very simply, a majority of Blacks hate to see another Black achieve anything, from education to a well paying job; any Black who achieves something without the stamp of victimization must be destroyed no questions asked.
Those Blacks who enlist or receive a commission are often torn down as Sellouts and Uncle Toms, who are going out to fight the Whitemans Wars, but you get respect from the same Blacks as long as you blaming all of your lifes ills on White Man.
A Male you achieve Hero or Thug Status, in the Black Community on the number of times you have been to jail or shot, the number of out of wedlock kids you have (and you receive bonus points if you dont take care of them), how much poison you can sell to your own people and then call yourself a rap artist after a 2 year stunt in a county or state jail.
A female is all the talk of her peers if she finds herself A Street Soldier, (same as Thug), who she hooks up with becoming his Boo or Thug Bitch, pushing out his babies and collecting welfare. These are the modern day heroes among a majority of Blacks, but if you want better than all this and use the military as a means to escape this then be prepared to hear questions like Why are you selling out and going to the military, you aint keeping it real doing that?
Granted that I grew up middle class in Prince Georges County Maryland with both parents in my home, I chose to enlist in the United States Navy after a short stunt in college given that my Father and Grandfather were both in the military. When I was growing up and attending school, my fellow Blacks and some mostly liberal White would attack me verbally and physically for striving to obtain an education and wanting more, no it is better to be Black and Dumb and thus easy pick-ins for those who promote Black Victim Status, but from the first day I walked through the gate at Naval Recruit Training Command Great Lakes on that cold February Evening in 1993, I was told I could be more and more was demanded of me over the course of my 7 Years from Black and White Officers and Enlisted alike, but each time I returned home on leave I had to hear the questions like How could you go in the Navy, The Military is racist and You are out killing some of your own people.
I often chuckled to myself at the level of stupidity of these fools, first of all as a Black Man, I have a better chance of getting killed on the streets of Washington DC by another Black Man for $10, than Terrorist in Baghdad, I have encountered more racism from my own community than outside of it and lastly at least I have a job unlike most of my so-called enlightened peers.
Blacks who make the choice to serve often get no thanks from their own community and even worst their own families often times the only respect we get is from our fellow members, veterans and those outside our community. If military service is indeed a scarlet letter in the Black Community then I wear mine proudly because I am more than just someones victim in life.
Thank you for your service to this country.
Military has been a way for the lower middle class to achieve...
Nah I would not say that, my service was not required I did it out of respect for my Father and Grandfather.
What a shame. Military service has been a very important way for races to mix and know each other. It has also been an important road to advancement. i guess there are those who want neither.
Many on the right now called bigots and racists by our own party, have seen the hand writing on the proverbial wall for years.
So-called leaders like Jackson and Sharpton along with the New Black Panthers and other race baiting groups of hatred have caused American Black citizens more harm than good.
Al and Jessie depend on hatred to fuel their coffers. Thanks for your service.
Just the lowly opinion of a red state wannabe.
We neeed millions more like you, Trueblackman!
Thank you for you serice, Trueblackman, you have much to be proud about.
Your country and your parents are proud of what you have, and will continue to become. Character is not based on color!
Thank you for your service to this country. I hope you prosper beyond your own dreams.
I hope you belong to the American Legion. We need members like you.
Americans are all one color - and that’s red, white, and blue.
Trueblackman, thank you for your intelligent responses and even more, for the heat you have taken over the years in trying to improve the outlook and morals of your race. I have seen you many times on conservative TV and wish and hope that all of the “heat” you have taken over the years will pay off in the long run to make life, and the chance to get ahead, better for many who may take your comments to heart.
Once again, Thanks!
If military service is indeed a scarlet letter in the Black Community then I wear mine proudly because I am more than just someones victim in life.
Thanks for your service TBM.
In the Marine Corps the scarlet stripe is in remembrance
of the blood shed by the NCOs, nothing but pride associated
with it. Marine blood is not black or white, and we are no one’s “victim”.
Greetings to you, TBM. Thank you for post. I appreciate your military service and the point of view that you share with us.
One of the many reasons I do as well.
Heritage, self-empowerment, education...
The dignity to look people in the eye, regardless of their relative status.
If I had been warned about the chow, I might have had a second thought. Maybe I’ll build up an immunity before I hit 20 years...
In Viet Nam my fellow soldiers,who happened to be black, repeatedly said the Army was the only place they ever felt they got a fair shake.
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