Why the Name?

So why did I choose the name Black By Color Only? On October 16, 1995 (my 27th birthday), a historical event took place known as "The Million Man March", led by the so-called minister Louis Farrakhan. The black community, for the most part, was moved with pride at the event. I, however, was unimpressed at the event, being that I like being an individual who doesn't like to cater to the collective thought of a race of individuals. Anyway, some time afterwards, I read an editorial in the local paper praising the recent event, so I decided to respond and give my point of view of the MMM. A few days later, my article appeared in the editorial and, a few more days later, a couple of people responded. One of them lamented that I said I was black--apparently by color only. It was then that I was struck by inspiration. What if I had some kind of program or forum, or whatever, titled Black By Color Only? That would be--how should I say it--cool! It has taken a while, but the inspiration has now materialized into this blog. Hopefully, in the future, it could materialize into something bigger.

Just to let you know a little about me:

I am a firm believer in the Bible and the deity of Jesus Christ.

Although I don't consider myself Republican or Democrat, I tend to favor a conservative point of view.

I believe this country should be run according to our Constitution.

I favor the Fair Tax in which the current tax code (and the IRS) will be eliminated and replaced by a consumer based tax.

I don't vote in favor of my wallet but in favor of morals and principles.

Just because I'm black doesn't mean I hold to the point of view of mainstream black America.

I believe racism is as big a problem in the black community as it is in the white community, and maybe more so.

The above statements get me in trouble with my fellow black "bruthas" who believe I should think like them. They proceed to call me a white lover, an Uncle Tom, and a sellout. Hey, when you throw a brick into a pack of dogs, the one you hit is the one that yelps the loudest.

I hope that you will get something meaningful from this blog. If you want to get even more about what I believe in, tune in to blogtalkradio.com/blackbycoloronly to hear my online radio program. I hope you have a good time visiting and I hope to see you on the rebound.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

100 Days of Accomplishments

It has been one hundred days since Barack Obama's inauguration. My question is: What has President Obama accomplished? Now, before you say "We should give him a chance", remember when George W. Bush became President? People were upset because they believed he "stole" the election, then they (aided by a very liberal media) proceeded to blame him for the mild recession the country was in the midst of. Keep in mind the recession had begun before Bush had even been elected. Less than a week after his inauguration, people were up in arms and panicking about what Bush was doing to this country (once again, aided by the media). They certainly didn't give him a chance. Bush was being criticized for things that weren't his fault by people who simply hated him.

Now, Mr. Obama has been in office for 100 days, and up to this point has been the subject of justifiable criticism. How do his proponents respond? "Give him a chance! I mean, it's only been a few months. He needs a lot of time to clean up what Bush did. Oops, I didn't mean to say that."

It would seem to me if you are liked by the people, they are willing to give you a lot of time to make an impact and overlook your mistakes along the way. However, if you are hated, like Bush was, you are put under the microscope, every little mistake is dissected and examined, every word is analyzed, and if a tiny bit of wrongdoing is noticed, the liberals shout "A-HA!!!!" We spent eight years of watching the liberals stick their collective feet out to trip Bush and then blame him for falling.

So, I ask again, what has President Obama accomplished in the last 100 days?

As a final note, I saw the blasphemous picture of Barack Obama with his arms outstretched, wearing a crown of thorns on his head, with the Presidential Seal in the background. To me, this is indefensible. My Lord and Savior is Jesus Christ, not some self-proclaimed savior of the people. Has Mr Obama addressed this? Of course not.

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