Skip to comments.The Black American Male
Posted on 10/11/2011 1:31:01 AM PDT by Warrior Nurse
The rise of Herman Cain speaks volumes about America
As a black man myself the first rung of the ladder is individual responsiblity and accountability for ones self and actions. When I was watching Larry O'Donnell try to impune Herman Cain for not marching during the Civil Right marches. One of Mr. Cain response was extremely reavling about Mr Cain's upbringing and his relationship with his father. Mr. Cain's response to that obtuse question was that his father told him to "stay out of trouble." Well as a man that was raised by a great father stay out trouble meant just that. There were no excuses or grey areas it was the law of the Cain and my household. A line that dare not be crossed without the severest of consequences. His word was law period. That concept escaped Mr. O'Donnell and many liberals today. This is not to say that the black women was not the glue that held the home together but the man was the foundation or rock for the glue to bind to.
When I look at black men today, I am appalled at how we are defined by the media. Furthermore I am appalled that we have let ourselves fall into a victim status and embodying a self fulfilling prophecy. Larry Elder called this type of behavior Poverty Pimps and Brood-Mares. I see the female dominated homes of the black community is a severe and ongoing problem along with the femanization of boys. I also have to point out that black women are aborting their babies at numbers that would make the eugenist Margaret Sanger proud.
Abortion creates a dearth of males in the black community then breeds desparation on black women seeking to "find a good black man." This futher causes emnity between the man and woman because as a boy that young man didn't have a father to model behavior as well as a man to teach the boy how to become one. On the flip side the girl did not witness the loving caring and nurting between her mother and father. That would have shown her that love is not in how many men you sleep with and that being chaste is a good thing. Remember abstinance and monogomy work every time they is tried.
The epidemic of single motherhood has created a class of bitter black women that are hurt and lash out because they feel like they have been treated unfairly. The bottom line up front (BLUF) is that their own decision making and lack of critical thinking are the problem in the first place, BLUF if you are having sex with a man that can't afford to raise the offspring that is produced. That woman has reduced herself to nothing more than a sperm recepticle. All the name calling and liberal stigmatizing can't change the fact that the behavior of the indivdual is to blame. A rich white slut (Paris Hilton, Brittney Spears) is no different than a poor black one money notwithstanding. Let the femanazi's howl and caterwual over that one.
Here is where the welfare state has subjugated black males to second class citizenship. By providing money and resources that could otherwise be a good paying job for a man. The government imprisons single parent women to the "beneficent federal and state government." The government is playing the role of "father," there should not be an incentive to have more children to get more money from the taxpayers. I cringe at that thought of a woman like Nadya Suleman the "Octomom" has 14 kids, no father, job or visible means of support is being funded by Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer. What is wrong with that picture?
The influence of the Hip Hop culture on the black community is extremely prevalent. Every time Sean Combs wears his 'vote or die' shirt during election time I marvel at his ignorance. He may know the music business and may even be a mogul but he doesn't know jack about the history behind that slogan. It was a slogan of that Democratic front group the Klu Klux Klan used in the South to intimdate blacks to vote for Democrats. I recently heard a talking head say that rap music was like Shakesphere. Someone get me a bucket so I can vomit in it. Can you imagine the musing of Eminem as compared to Shylock in the Merchant of Venice or how about Lady Ga Ga as Desdemona in Othello give me a break. Those two are just cash cows for the record companies that produce them. Imagine if the hip-hop community en masse said pull up your pants quit making babies out of wedlock that you can't pay for and educate yourselves in Math, Science. A person should not go 100 grand in debt for a degree in history because when you graduate you will not have a job. Where as someone that is an electrical engineer for example is most likely to walk into a good paying job even in this economy. College is not for everyone it is time people realize that learning a trade like plumbing, HVAC, masonry, or electrician they are always working. You know how much it costs for a plumber to The bible tells us that a man must work by the sweat of his brow Gen 3:19. Well if its good enough for Adam then its good enough for me.
Thank you WN.
I told my boys when they were growing up, get a marketable skill. Plumbers and heating and cooling is not dependent on the economy. There are many trades that can earn a good living and they don’t need a 4 yr. degree and thousands in student debt. 2 year collages do it well....A degree in womens studies is a dead end, just as degree’s in social studies...they contribute nothing to society and who would hire them....How about a great car mechanic. I had a friend that followed her mechanic whenever he changed jobs. He was too good to lose track of.
Herman Cain if nothing else will offer an example to young black boys, one they don’t see often. When you put his story up against the presidents you can see what a real man is.
The man Rick Perry appointed Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson -- a good example of the caliber and character of leaders Gov. Perry surrounds himself with unlike Obama who appoints and defends appointments such as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Cains success so far has made me think. If he is elected will Democrats still call all criticism of him (a black man) racist?
Learning a trade will get you a job.........
There was a time in my not so interesting life when I did personnel recruting (a “head hunter”). Often, it was difficult to find jobs for individuals with a simple, non-technical college degree. BUT, those who had technical training we easy to place in good paying positions.
My advise to any college student is to learn a markable skill and you won’t have a problem finding work.
That should read “marketable skill”, not markable skill.
I’m up a bit early today and the fingers are not awake yet..
Great post. These truth need to be repeated loud and often.
Setting the record straight: American history in Black & White by David Barton.
Most Blacks today know nothing about their history earlier than MLK and Malcom X. If they did none of them would be Democrat.
The First Blacks In Congress Were All Republicans
United States Senate
Hiram Rhodes Revels (1822-1901); Republican Mississippi; 1870-1871
Blanche Bruce (1841-1898); Republican Mississippi; 1875-1881
House of Representatives
John Willis Menard (1838-1893); Republican - Louisiana; 1868
Joseph Rainey (1832-1887); Republican - South Carolina; 1870-1879
Jefferson F. Long (1836-1901); Republican Georgia; 1870-1871
Robert C. De Large (1842-1874); Republican - South Carolina; 1871-1873
Robert B. Elliott (1842-1884); Republican - South Carolina; 1871-1874
Benjamin S. Turner (1825-1894); Republican Alabama; 1871-1873
Josiah T. Walls (1842-1905); Republican Florida; 1871-1873, 1873-1875, 1875-1876
Richard H. Cain (1825-1887); Republican - South Carolina; 1873-1875, 1877-1879
John R. Lynch (1847-1939); Republican Mississippi; 1873-1877, 1882-1883
James T. Rapier (1837-1883); Republican Alabama; 1873-1875
Alonzo J. Ransier (1834-1882); Republican - South Carolina; 1873-1875
Jeremiah Haralson (1846-1916); Republican - Alabama; 1875-1877
John Adams Hyman (1840-1891); Republican - North Carolina; 1875-1877
Charles E. Nash (1844-1913); Republican Louisiana; 1875-1877
Robert Smalls (1839-1915); Republican - South Carolina; 1875-1879, 1882-1883, 1884-1887
James E. OHara (1844-1905); Republican - North Carolina; 1883-1887
Henry P. Cheatham (1857-1935); Republican - North Carolina; 1889-1893
John Mercer Langston (1829-1897); Republican Virginia; 1890-1891
Thomas E. Miller(1849-193); Republican - South Carolina; 1890-1891
George W. Murray (1853-1926); Republican - South Carolina; 1893-1895, 1896-1897
George Henry White (1852-1918); Republican - North Carolina; 1897-1901
The Democrats did not elect their first black American to the U.S. House until 1935, and he was from the North. The Southern Democrats waited until 1973. The first Black Senator was not elected until 1993.
ENCORE, ENCORE, ENCORE!!!
Seems to me there are plenty of people on the Right who want to prove they aren’t racists by supporting Cain. So his rise is because he’s black and for no other reason. Yet he played the race card against Perry, so I’ll never trust Cain any more than I trust people on the Left who always use race, class and gender to browbeat people into going along with their agenda.
Exactly what M.L. King meant when he said, and I'm paraphrasing, "...Judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character..."
Nicely done -- and well worth saying!
Much of the difference involves cultural choices.
Does anyone expect Cain to be driving a car with wheels that cost more than the vehicle, and with (over) powered subwoofers thumping out mindless "[c]RAP" that nearly bounces the wheels off the pavement?
Wonder where Cain's values "missed out on" all of that...?
“Yet he played the race card against Perry”
Is that anything like Perry playing (or haveing someone play) the “religion card” against Romney? Maybe a distraction from his love of ILLEGALS?
Is someone cooking cabbage around here?
I don't agree with that, he answered a question and I didn't like the answer he gave myself but I think the questioner was wanted him to say something reminiscent of what Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson would say. I think he said it was inappropriate. I like him b/c of his position on the issues. If his skin was pink would you be for him. He is the only conservative in the race and has a long track record of solving problems. Like myself he is a conservative that happens to be black. Even Reagan was not a perfect candidate no one is. I have had my fill of milquetoast establishment and career republicans. Cain has put forth a plan and has handle himself well in Media e.g. PMSNBC's Larry O'Donnell.
Oh please. FR is filled with people who don't support Romney because he's a Mormon. I've read countless posts about it here over the last few years. It is absolute stone cold truth that many on the religious Right don't support Romney for that reason.
And before the anti-Romney mods jump on me for this post, I am not for him. Not for anyone at this point. I trust NO politicians. Period. Just stating the truth here.
What is this? Time to play 20 questions? You know Google? Go look it up yourself if you want to know when and how Cain played the race card against Perry. As for what's cooking, only thing I smell is hypocrisy.
“I trust NO politicians”
And that IS the point. Cain is an honest man from outside DC—not a politician(or even a “community organizer).
I trust no politicians. Period. Herman Cain is no exception. My comment pertained to the fact that many on the Right are just as eager to prove they aren't racists as are people on the Left. So they support Cain for that reason. Is he a conservative? Who knows. He mouths conservative positions, but only time will tell if he's genuine or not.
Glad I have your word for that. /s
Thank you for taking the time to write and post this.
When Cain took after Perry on racial grounds, it was a big news story. If you missed it, that's your problem, not mine. Like I said, go look it up yourself. It's not a baseless accusation. It's straight from recent news and was discussed here on FR on multiple threads.
Therein lies the deep and dark crux of your problem. I will vote for Cain precisely because he isn't a career politician, he is a remarkably brilliant, self-made successful businessman specializing in turnaround strategies. Herman Cain is an excellent communicator. The color of Mr. Cain's skin is not part of the decision matrix.
I see that the comments on this thread have gotten off track. I just want to add to what you wrote about the family. In the field of sociology there have been many studies about the role of mothers and fathers. There is much evidence that the father is literally the most important figure in a child’s life. Without the father there is no “anchor” for a child. The father is the one who sets the values and principles by which a child lives and learns. Mother is the nurturer and psychological steering wheel. In the black community the anchors are no longer there. So the youngsters are adrift with nothing to give them a firm foundation. Mothers are not equipped to be that anchor. She is too busy with keeping everybody fed, clothed, etc.
Woman can do a lot of things, but she can’t take the place of a father, no matter how much she loves and cares for her children.
There is nothing deep and dark about what I posted, and I have no problem. You quoted what I said apparently without understanding it. I believe you saw "racism" where there was nothing but truth.
As a reminder, here's what I posted:
Seems to me there are plenty of people on the Right who want to prove they arent racists by supporting Cain. So his rise is because hes black and for no other reason.
The operative word is PLENTY. Not all, but plenty. And the operative action is "want to prove." That's the truth. There are many people on the Right who are just as eager, if not more so, to prove they aren't racists. So they flock to someone like Herman Cain. Many of them are the same people who rabidly supported the seriously flawed Sarah Palin, so I question their judgement right off the bat.
As for Cain, is he really what he presents himself to be politically, or is he a Trojan horse? Time will tell. But I jump on NO bandwagon. I take my time in making decisions about who I'll support in elections, because not all, but most politicians aren't -- to borrow an old phrase -- worth a warm bucket of spit.