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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Monday, October 31, 2011

Check This Out!

Check out this statement written by a hypocrite who says I've been stalking him and tell me who's stalking who:

All of these conservatives who claim that their political philosophy was responsible for blacks in the south obtaining our right to vote ,where are you now ? The party that your political philosophy is affiliated with is now trying to take away those rights from not only us but anyone who will vote the other party is that what you call freedom ? And where are the black conservatives ,that's right you are black by color only ...(emphasis mine)

The day this statement was made (today), Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain was facing allegations of sexual harassment, a la Clarence Thomas. The person who made this statement was none other than my older cousin from Winston-Salem, who is convinced the Republicans/conservatives are nothing but a bunch of hatemongering racists who want nothing more than to take away the rights blacks in this country have gained within the last 40+ years. He pretty much hates my guts because I don't think like him or any of the mainstream liberal blacks who think like he does, and that's okay. However, I know he's trying to call me out because of his final statement above in bold print; it is a jab at my program, Black By Color Only. I have a page on Facebook that carries that name, as well as an online radio show, and, of course, this blog.

The reason I chose the name Black By Color Only is because I don't want people to get the idea that because I'm black I automatically hold to certain viewpoints that are usually held by typical black liberals. In other words, I am a freethinker; I could care less about a person's race as I don't believe in the superiority of any race. The only thing that I see as superior is the truth, and that is what I try to bring across. I also don't care about the superiority of political parties, religious ideas, opinions, etc.; only the truth. The reason I may favor the ideas of one group over another has nothing to do with preferences but the amount of truth, morals, and principles the group adhere's to. For example, politically, I consider myself a conservative but that doesn't mean I hate liberals. The libs have certain principles that I don't agree with because they are immoral (abortion, homosexual rights, anti-biblical principles, taxing the rich, etc.).

Being black and a freethinker has been somewhat of a misery to some people who I associate with (so-called friends and family). Instead of engaging in a reasonable discussion, they want to shout you down and pelt you with all sorts of caustic rhetoric. You are accused of being unreasonable, a jerk, Uncle Tom, sellout, traitor, yada, yada, yada. One thing I have noticed about these types of people is they are usually guilty of what they accuse others of. However, they always "win" the discussion because they use the most insults and yell the loudest. A lot of their points of view are supported by assumptions and superficial talking points, not truth or actual facts. Furthermore, these folks do not believe in absolutes except for their convoluted opinions. They are programmed to see only their opinions as absolutes and if you don't agree with them, well, @#*%! You're stupid!

I know my cousin is issuing a challenge in calling me out, but I have matured and refuse to stoop to his level. Maybe he wants some attention, I don't know. What I do know is he thinks of me as a threat to his beliefs and would like nothing more than to see me receive what's coming to me (whatever that is). All I can do is pray for him. As for me, I'm in my forties now and I don't have the time to engage in another person's foolishness. 

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