On Memorial Day 2016, on a day that was purposely set aside to honor the brave men and women, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow soldiers and country, the heads of the “History Channel” have decided to run a remake of Roots – an American slave movie. Roots originally aired in 1977, and was based on the family of Alex Haley, the author.
At a time of the greatest increase of racial division in our nation since the 1960’s, the powers at the History Channel unleashes a movie on of one of the darkest divisive racial periods in American history? They could not do a remake on the Amistad, Glory, or the Tuskegee Airmen? They couldn’t do a movie on Fredrick Douglas, the Buffalo Soldiers, General Hannibal, Madame C.J Walker, or any story about how Black and White Americans joined to combat injustice, slavery, or to ensure freedom in America? Really? But to do a story on some of these topics or heroes would be counter to the narrative that Blacks in America have always been slaves and that Whites owe them eternally for what some of their ancestors did to some blacks generations ago and that is the “White Man” that is keeping me down”. Why not do an epic mini-series on the Trail of Tears-the forced removal of the so-called Indian from their lands by the U.S government, the strife between the Irish and the Italians at the turn of the century, or the forced incarceration of the Asian-Americans during World War II? It does not fit their narrative to further divide the two dominate ethnic groups in America – the Blacks and Whites.
The whole world knows by just glancing at the history of America and it’s political and social structure that the matter of slavery and race, regarding Blacks and Whites, is a scab on the nation. And if they wanted to divide us, distract us, and have us fighting amongst ourselves, the easiest way to do so is to peel back the scab and pour vinegar in it.
Over the past 7 plus years, upon the election of the United States’ first actual African-American, Mr. Barack Obama, the race-baiters and those seeking to divide us and separate us have left no opportunity to dump salt on the unhealed wound of America unutilized. Every divisive dart to keep Blacks dis-trusting whites, feeling entitled to the wealth of others, and sub-consciously imprinted with the belief they we destined to be 2nd class citizens who are subsequently unable to survive independent the hand of the government, has struck its mark with destructive accuracy.
What I find to be a perverted twist of the insanity of this whole situation is that the Puppet Master, the real director of the chaos and disturbance who seeks to destroy America, has the Blacks in America seeking relief for the past suffering, i.e., White people putting them in slavery, from a government mostly composed of White people, with its political flag-barer a political Party, the Democratic Party, who led the fight FOR slavery up until the official abolishment, with no help from them, who created the Klu Klux Klan, and who’s policies ( along with Liberal Progressives) have further shackled the black American community, both socially and economically, to hardship and crippling governmental dependence, in a nation that still provides the black American community with an estimated $1 TRILLION in annual wealth. Just imagine if there were not shackles about the ankles and minds of the black-American? As reported by MartinRicard.com in 2013, there were 35,000 Black millionaires in America, nearly 2 million black-Americans owned their own business, and 28 banks were owned by black Americans. Why aren’t these such stories more vociferously reported, humm? Instead, who famed journalist Tony Brown calls, the plantation warriors leave no quarter in attempting to keep as many Blacks mentally chained to the plantation via constant reminders of a period, that at the end of the day, relative to the many centuries and centuries of the existence of Blacks on the planet, as well as on this continent, equates to a minute in time.
The most interestingly over-looked component in stories about the slave trade is the complicitness of Blacks in placing Blacks into bondage and on plantations in America, as well as all over the world. Though the Media wishes to keep the focus on the dirty hands of some Whites, it seeks to cleanse the hands of the Black accomplices regarding the black-American plight. If history is to be reported, should it best be reported honestly? Black-Americans making a profit on the suffering and the economic displacement of other Blacks by keeping the kettle of racial hatred and mis-trust intensely stirred isn’t anything new. Great pre-1960’s Civil Rights Leader Booker T. Washington prophetically stated, “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
The History Channel could have picked any day other than Memorial Day to air Roots. It could have chosen to air something historically positive, patriotic, and or uplifting and inspiring. But it purposefully chose not to. The heads of the History Channel should be ashamed of themselves for rather than using a day to bring us together to remember why we are so blessed to be united as Americans, to remember the best in us, the great American heroes who gave their lives for the benefit of those to come after them of this country, and for the rest of the free world, to instead choosing to highlight a destructive and divisive period in our nation’s history, to use it for a day of propagandazation of the worst of us, to further divide us for the benefit of only our enemies, whether they be from without or within. Days such as Memorial Day should be a time for all Americans, no matter our ethnicity, to be reminded of all the reasons we should be proud to be Americans and living in, what is still the greatest nation led by Divine Providence in which we are the only nation to declare in writing that ALL men are created equal and receive our inalienable rights through God, and not man-America.
At the end of the day, we each determine whether we to be free or slave.