ConservativesUndergroundBy Hassan Nurullah
There is a great tumult in the liberal blogosphere triggered by a pledge signed by Michele Bachmann called "The Marriage Vow â€” A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family." The pledge makes this unsteady, perhaps even dubious statement: "Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African- American President."
It was dumb to include that statement in the pledge, even though it may well be true â€” it will not help the conservative cause or make the Republican Party more appealing to minorities. Not because it may be factually in error, but because even if it were found to be accurate, most people lack the discipline to alter their current behavior and attitude in order to correct our current state based on the possible reality that black families were more stable under slavery.
Slavery is such a sore subject with black folk that invoking it immediately closes minds to the rest of your message. The statement does not suggest that black folk were better off under slavery, the statement begins:
"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African- American families."
This part of the statement is completely overlooked because of the reactionary nature of the race question in America. A good example of that racial default setting is exhibited by black folk who I know to be conservative in their sentiments and politics, who nevertheless suggest since this issue came to light that David Duke and Michelle Bachmann share common ground.
Statements like the one in the "Marriage Vow," never work! Frankly, you have to be engaged in higher order thinking to consider such beliefs in the first place. Whether true or not, most people never ponder anything this deeply.
What is lost because of this lack of depth, in liberal and unfortunately Democrat following black folk's thinking, is sadly that the contemporary black community is in such a state that one would even think to make such a historical comparison in the first place!
I made a similar statement to my former Pastor and one of the Elders of my church a few years back. I made the mistake of intimating that through the American slave trade, what man meant for evil, God used for good in that literally millions of Africans would have died in false religion if they had not been brought to America as slaves where they heard the Gospel message and were saved.
Black folks were "physically" worse off in chattel slavery, but they were in an infinitely better place spiritually. Better to die a Christian in slavery than a free man in false religion. Eternity is a heck of a lot longer than the few decades we suffer through on earth.
When I made this statement, you would have thought from their reactions that I had set a bomb off in the room. But if you are a Christian, you have to agree!
My Pastor and the Elder placed so much value on their blackness and maintaining a misguided moral superiority based on the premise that we as American blacks are victims and morally superior to whites because of our victimhood, they were blinded to the victory that an unknown multitude gained through this great evil.
Even in American slavery, God Himself received (read more http://conservativesunderground.us/cu415.pdf