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Ku Klux Klan (KKK), Black Lives Matter (BLM); Millennials and what seems to be Imaginary Racism.

August 23, 2017 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) American monuments are like mile markers on the highway. They let us know how far we’ve come and how much further we need to go.

President Trump was right last week to question whether monuments of our Founding Fathers would be next in line to be destroyed after anti-free speech activists from Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) systematically vandalized Confederate memorials across the South. Given the fact that our institutions of higher learning have become less about developing our kids’ ability to think critically and prepare them for a career, and more about indoctrinating the next generation of Democrats, it should come as no surprise to us all that the left would conflate statues of our founders, who created a system of government whereby slavery would end, with the Confederacy that fought for slavery to remain.

The problem with extreme left-wing movements like BLM and Antifa is that they rely on anecdotal evidence to argue that America is a racist nation without a sense of perspective and historical context. Additionally, because millennials have never been taught the Constitution or what makes it an exceptional document, they don’t value free speech like older Americans do. I contend they don’t understand it. What they value is the censorship of anyone who offends them or anyone who hasn’t been brainwashed by radical leftist views espoused in academia and the media.

Here’s some perspective and historical context. In 1924, the membership of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) at its peak was estimated to be around 4 million. Today, according to Answers.com estimates are as low as 8,000 members in 150 chapters across the country. Likewise, U.S. population in 1924 was approximately 114,000,000 compared to our population of nearly 330,000,000 today. In other words, the KKK had 500 times as many members in 1924 than it has today, with just one-third of the population we have today. That’s real progress! Although you don’t have to be a member of the KKK to be a racist, you’d be a fool to believe racism is a huge problem in America today.

Thanks to civil rights leaders Like Martin Luther King Jr., millennials, particularly black ones, have inherited a diverse and mostly racist-free America, a true melting pot! When and if they hear the “N” word today, most likely it’s from a peer or because they’re listening to their favorite hip-hop artist. So, what gives? Why have race relations in America declined so much that we care what a few (literally) white supremacists, alt-right and neo-Nazis think? The answer is simple. Most millennials have so little to complain about, and the left has coddled them so much, they’ve had to invent their own grievances to feel relevant and purposeful – they have it too good in America!

Millennials, particularly blacks, have little to no concept of what it truly means to be racially oppressed. They often live vicariously through their ancestors, parents or professor’s experiences. For the most part, they’ve inherited a racist-free America, and they’ve decided to become victims rather than be victorious.

Free speech has already done what rioting cannot to suppress racism in America – it drowned out the voices of hate by giving voices of love and true tolerance and equal platform. Conclusion: Our founders were pretty ingenious.

Written by Carl Jackson

Official website; http://carljacksonshow.com


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3 Responses to “Ku Klux Klan (KKK), Black Lives Matter (BLM); Millennials and what seems to be Imaginary Racism.”
  1. Saddened says:

    Frank, as a fellow millennial, please listen to me: don’t be a fool. Your comments here are appallingly ignorant and self-aggrandizing. You spent the time to post a rebuttal, if it can be so called, but have included no actual argument disputing even a single one of the claims or opinions stated in the article except to say that you believe that you have more wisdom and a better perspective than someone who has clearly experienced far more of this world than you have. You fail to acknowledge that today’s progressive society is only possible – only exists at all – because of the incredibly hard work and sacrifice of those who came before us. I have to agree with Douglass Loss when he says that your education, or at least what you took away from it, has failed you. I applaud your ability, or at least desire, to think for yourself; use this to think then, rather than spout out what has somehow become the tired and persistent attitude of our generation. We were not here first. We will not be here last. We depend on others to help fulfill our needs and desires just like everyone else who has lived in this world. I encourage you to read, particularly history and philosophy. Travel the world and see what real hardship is before you come sniveling to the internet to blast your opinions to anyone willing to read them.

    I realize that you will likely never see this. However, I hope that someone else who shares your ideology may pause and think before denouncing a well thought out and articulate opinion piece with what cannot be called the same. Good luck to you!

  2. Douglas Loss says:

    Frank, perhaps you should actually listen to what your elders have to say rather than imagine that you and your generation are shining new people who have insights and experiences that have never occurred before and that no one not you could possibly understand. That’s just not true, and never has been. If you believe it to be so, that only shows that your education has been sadly lacking, which if you’ve only absorbed (swallowed?) the teachings of the reliably leftist educational establishment is pretty much guaranteed.

  3. Frank says:

    I may have no idea what it is like to be old in today’s world and live through segregation, but you have no idea what it is and be a young man today. I learned to think for myself and see the world collectively instead of through the narrow eyes of skewed opinions that no longer fit in today’s progressive society. This happens every generation: the old fights the new ideals and rejects societal shifts. Eventually your generation will have no more to say and my generation can right the wrongs of our fathers. Ignorance is fraught with the inability to take facts and apply them correctly in order to gain the nessesary knowledge to navigate through life and appreciate what is happening at face value. Unfortunately age diminishes ones ability to see the world clearly.

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