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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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our Opinions

In a sense, we live in a controversial world. Some agree with this, some don't. Some like this, some don't. While we have our different opinions about different situations there are some that, albeit controversial, need to be addressed head-on. These situations do not favor our opinions. They're either right or wrong. We can have an opinion about something that we don't have enough information about, but once that info is obtained our opinions should no longer be an option. However, there are some that no matter how much information they receive, they still want to hold to their opinions. These people are programmed to believe a certain way be it right or wrong. Some really believe their opinion to be truth, while others could care less; they still want to hold to their opinions. What they don't realize is one's opinion could be right or wrong, so when truth is revealed our opinions should go out the door. Some people want to hold to their beloved opinions so much that if one were to disagree with them, then that disagreement becomes subject to insults, ridicule, and character assassinations. Their thought processes cease and they refuse to analyze the situation any further. One who seeks the truth will investigate any subject to find out if they are right or wrong. Pride is no object and that is the the problem with the opinion-huggers. They have been programmed to believe a certain way for so long their pride gets in the way. It's like they know all they need to know and don't need to know any more and if you don't agree with them, well, something is wrong with you. One must always analyze every situation to find what truth lies beneath, not form an opinion and leave it at that without corresponding scrutiny.

1 comment:

Conservativelikenoother said...

Hey Vincent thanks for following my blog. Great post. We need to keep bringing to light the things that have broken the American traditions of faith in God, family and country and our fortitude to make these things great.