I’m the product of a single-parent household. My mother raised my brother and me through our entire young lives, and despite her best efforts, we both took different paths in life.
I endeavored to not be in the same situation as my mother when I was older. I wanted to be the best damn father I could be, because my father wasn’t. I endeavored to be better-educated, better-employed, and overall a better person than what my upbringing would’ve normally provided. I eschewed the statistics, graduated from college, worked through my career, and I’m a successful 32 year old man with a newly-wed wife and a great life ahead of me.
Contrast that to my brother who got mixed in with the wrong crowd in high school despite being an exceptional athlete. His grades faltered, he barely got his GED, he started drinking heavily, smoking pot, and then got into pills. Now he’s coming up on his 30th birthday, is in the county jail detox for felony trafficking of controlled substances and has a very long, rough road ahead of him to right his life.
I think despite the statistics, there are black men and women out there who strive for everything they can to be better people. Society might put them down for their race, they’ve been doing it for centuries, but they push and they push and they continue to persevere until they are fine, upstanding citizens with just as much respect and admiration for their lives and their families as any white, Asian, or Hispanic man.
These are the men and women who I see leaving Obama: the men and women who don’t believe the pablum being puked by this race-baiting huckster, and who want to live lives free of government intervention and free to make decisions for themselves. Obama doesn’t represent freedom. He’s the Pied Piper leading a bunch of rats with a fife song of “Merrily We’re Entitled” as he dances them all back to the shackles so many of their predecessors worked their entire lives to reverse.
Not all of them are living with their eyes closed. For many blacks, I believe, they see that not only are they worse off than when Barack the Magic Negro took office, they’re destined for slavery to the government.
Thank you for your insightful comments. We desperately need more people like you, and guys like Tim Scott, RGIII, Loyd Marcus, etc.
I have long wondered where such men are and why they haven’t been more vocal. America needs you. The Black community desperately needs you.