Over recent years, one of the most disheartening behaviors of the left has been to treat Black people as inferior beings, and then sell them the ridiculous premise that they are helping them out by doing so.
For years, we have seen it in the Voter ID issue – where Black people are told, in so many words, that they are less capable of getting a Voter ID than non-Black people. And we are seeing it in the acceptance, even praise, for the kind of lyrics spewed by jay-z and others, who have made major fortunes by celebrating the lowest of low-down street-thug life.
In a previous blog this morning, I put up the lyrics of a jay-z “song”. I have done this for other songs by jay-z in the past. And he is far from the only “artist” whose lyrics portray the same thing.
What is the wholesale use of words like “nigga”, “mothafucka” “fuck” and “shit” in these “songs” supposed to communicate to their listeners? What are they supposed to communicate about what is acceptable, even second-nature, to the primarily Black audience they are aimed at?
Could this possibly be more insulting to Black people? Could it possibly portray Black people in a more negative light?
Do you doubt that racists – I mean hardline White supremacists, klan members, etc. – are thrilled by the “music” we’re talking about?
Think about it. What would a ku klux klan member say about lyrics like these?
Would he/she say something like “See, we told you this is what they are. You can call us anything you want, but you can’t deny that they say the the same thing about themselves. Listen to the words of what they dance to. Even Obama and his wife. They can’t speak english, all they do is curse and all they live for is basketball and sex”. We’ve been telling you this for years and years and you wouldn’t listen. But now you know”.
And the saddest part? Consider who is providing the opening for racists to say these things.
It is not just the purveyors of this filth and not just the Black fans who have no problem with its message, (not all Blacks by any stretch, I’m relieved to note). It is also our media.
That’s right. Our media – who, for all the years this garbage has festered out there, have said virtually nothing negative about it.
Let me make my earlier point a second time: if you were a racist who saw Black people as inferior beings, what would you do differently than this? What would you say about the sick, low-down demeaning, humiliating messages this “music” celebrates? What message would it convey to you?
I don’t have the words to tell you how much I wish what I just wrote were not so. But things are as they are. And I can only hope against hope that, one day in the near future, enough people of good will become sick enough of this affront to Black people that they rise up against it.