black history month

To have a meaningful history as a people, you need to have a firm grasp of the concept of history, a means of recording that history, the desire to learn and discover new things from that history that inform the present. You need a sense of time. You need a sense of right and wrong, of good and evil, of morality, of justice and injustice , of purpose, of process. You need the ability to embrace and interpret facts. Perhaps most significantly of all, you need the capacity to desire a history, to want it, to care about it.

Call me blunt, but blacks as a race don’t possess any of those attributes sufficiently.

As it happens, black history month owes its origins to an early kind of ‘black studies’ promoted by the negro Carter Godwin Woodson who said:

“If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated. The American Indian left no continuous record. He did not appreciate the value of tradition; and where is he today? The Hebrew keenly appreciated the value of tradition, as is attested by the Bible itself. In spite of worldwide persecution, therefore, he is a great factor in our civilization.”

While that has some truth to it, the reality is, Woodson had to imitate the importance of history to other groups. He had to be influenced by the experience created by American whites. He had to embrace something blacks themselves didn’t actually have and can’t ever really possess.

The truth is black history is really a history of the biological differences between blacks and whites; it’s a history of primitivism, dysfunction and violence. It’s a history of rape, murder, assault and looting. It’s history of incapacity, inability, of being trained like chimpanzees to ride a comedy bike by well-meaning whites. It’s a history where everything blacks appear to have actually comes from whites and other groups.

If you want to get a good understanding of black history just follow the trail of spit on the sidewalk. That is black history.

If you want to understand black history look at the crime statistics.

If you want to understand black history look at the education statistics.

If you want to understand black history look at Chicago, Detroit, South Africa, Haiti.

As far as whites are concerned, their interest in a ‘black history month’ is because they know deep down, blacks are not capable of having one. So it’s a compensation for not having a history. It’s a pretense, another vulgar way for whites to demonstrate their virtue to other whites, and feel bigger and smugger by ‘helping’ blacks.

Further reading: black history month resources at Counter-Currents

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