The Unfortunate Phenomenon of Black Political Groupthink

From: americanthinker.com,  by Lloyd Marcus,  on Apr 30, 2017

My black brother called me from Baltimore feeling frustrated and alone. He is surrounded by blacks, including his own household, who believe everything they are told by fake news media. No amount of data, logic, or truth seems to penetrate their wall of brain-dead loyalty to the Democrat party and worship of Obama. My brother said that even at his all-black church every sermon includes digs against Trump.

In his black circles, spouting the truth about Obama is not tolerated. They angrily reject data confirming that blacks moved backward culturally and economically after eight years of Obama.

As a strong Christian, my brother is saddened that many of his black peers abandoned Christ’s agenda to worship at the feet of their black-golden-idol Obama. Many black Christians ignore the truth that Obama was the most biblically-hostile president in U.S. history. Remarkably, even some black preachers threw their Bibles under the bus to support Obama’s anti-biblical mandates.

My brother said he cannot understand why so many blacks eagerly accept Leftists’ obvious lie that all problems plaguing blacks are the fault of white racist America and their new Nemesis, Donald Trump.

I praised my brother for being an independent thinker. He reminds me of Joe, an old black college buddy back in the 1970s.

Around a dozen of us black art students were attending the Maryland Institute College of Art. The Black Panthers and black power protests were the rage. Our small group of black students ranted constantly about how a black man does not have an f****** chance in this f****** racist country.

Joe stayed focused on working part-time jobs and his classes. Joe was a no-excuses no-nonsense kind of guy. While working on a college art project together, my job was to find special paper. I told Joe I looked everywhere and simply could not find the paper. Joe questioned me. “Did you look here?” I replied no. Did you look there? My reply was the same. Joe said, “Well Lloyd, don’t tell me you looked everywhere.” Though he annoyed me, I knew Joe was right.

After graduating college, Joe worked his way through grad school and became the first black art director at a prestigious Baltimore Advertising Agency. Joe was an independent thinker.

Frustrated, my brother asked how can he get through to blacks who automatically dismiss him as an Uncle Tom without researching his reasons why blacks should stop voting Democrat? I told him experience has taught me no amount of truth will penetrate willful ignorance.

Matthews 10:14 “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.” In other words, forget them and move on.

My brother said that when you are on a different page than everyone around you, you tend to question yourself. I assured my brother that he was on the right side of the issues. Also, I wonder if self-reliant (conservative) people are born that way. As far back as I can remember, the only thing my brother ever wanted from the government was for it to stay out of his way. Some people are willing to surrender control of every aspect of their lives to government for the promise of a few crumbs of security.

I explained to my brother that the vast majority of black Americans are engaged in groupthink when it comes to politics.

However, I have seen signs of more blacks beginning to see the light. Praise God. A group of Chicago blacks produced a video expressing their displeasure with Obama and Democrats. One black person said, “Everything in my community is controlled by Democrats so they can’t blame the Tea Party.”

Another good sign of cracks in the Democrats’ wall of deception is an ad I heard while campaigning in Georgia against Democrat far-left radical Jon Ossoff. A black group’s radio ad told blacks that voting for Ossoff equaled voting for more Democrat broken dreams and broken promises. Thrilled, I said, “Right on bros!”

I told my brother to keep spreading the truth. While many will reject his message, you never know who will truly hear and receive it. As for those blacks who insist on being stuck-on-stupid, wipe their dust from your shoes and move on bro; move on.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American. Author: Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America. Singer/Songwriter and Conservative Activist

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This black political groupthink has bothered me for some time. Except for the disparagement of a few racist rabble-rousers like Jackson and Sharpton and Obama, relations between whites and blacks could have been (and should have been) substantially better by now than they are. Race relations were much better when Barack Obama was first elected in 2008 than they are today and any degradation in race relations can be laid directly at the feet of Barack Obama.

I’m an old guy and I remember growing up in the fifties and what race relations were like then. Everything was segregated, but we got along fine (under the circumstances). Then along came “separate but equal.” That was an improvement in the equality of black folks and even though busing wasn’t accepted without problems, the races were not at each other’s throats. And then, we supposedly got “equality,” wherein blacks were supposed to be the equals to white people and treated accordingly. Later, when I was in the Air Force, we ate, slept, showered, and worked side by side with very few racial problems. I’ve seen race relations improve steadily over the years – not entirely without incident – but on the whole, continually improving – until Barack Obama came along.

I fully understand that a black racist will take what I’ve said and demean my views as being from a white perspective. Well, surprise, surprise, I am a white guy, but I haven’t harbored a hatred of black people as that black racist will assume. He (or she) will have to rely on maintaining a “us against them” attitude in order to maintain control over those blacks who aren’t thinking for themselves. Those are the ones who are supporting Black Lives Matter and such racist groups. They can’t allow thinking blacks to question them and conclude that they’re manipulating blacks for their own purposes – to maintain control and power. That’s the way that Barack Obama kept control – he had to keep blacks together as a group or else his control and his agenda couldn’t pass muster. 

Speaking for myself and most whites that I know, we weren’t against Obama because he was black, we were against him because he was a liberal leftist and a socialist wannabe. I continue to believe that MOST blacks and MOST whites could get along together just fine IF we could get the racists from both sides out of the way – and the black racists are the most numerous and far more vocal today than white racists are. The Klan is pretty much dead, but its black equivalent, BLM, is flourishing.

Garnet92.



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  1. >>”…no amount of truth will penetrate willful ignorance.”

    That’s so true. People tend to believe what they want to believe. In a normal world, though, willful ignorance has consequences such as real poverty and real hunger and the humiliation of being negatively judged by others in the community. The leftists have done their best to insulate blacks from those consequences so that the willfully ignorant will happily remain that way.

    Blacks today are taught by their leadership that they can demand respect rather than earn it, and you’ve summed up the results of that strategy very well. We’re as far apart as we’ve ever been in my life time. I wonder if Obama is proud of that legacy?

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