Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Now, for your educational awareness, we present "BLACKUARY 2011!!!"
During Blackuary, we attempt to bring to light the misconceptions or simple misrepresentations of "Progressive" history that seek to bastardize REAL HISTORY.
You know, like...Rosa Parks was a poor, washer woman that was tired and refused to give up her seat on a bus. When in fact, originally, Rosa was the catalyst for getting Claudette Colvin arrested for refusing to do the same thing and then dumped Claudette like a hot rock when Colvin proved to be a little Tourette-y.
Anyhoo, Rosa Parks, while correct in her ideology on equality of the races, was still a simple, middle-class activist that set out to agitate for publicity for her cause. She was not who they said she was. But, you'll never believe me, so look it up, yo!
Or Malcolm Little, known to everyone as Malcolm X. Geez, this dude was a piece of shit from the jump. After he became a Prislamist*, he basically became a freaking terrorist. A Muslim killed him because there was a rift in the Nation of Islam. Wow, that sounds familiar, huh? Malcolm's reintroduction into polite society came when Spike Lee made the movie about him. Oddly enough, Denzel Washington played Malcolm X and his philosophical brethren, Frank Lucas, too. Yes, Malcolm was really just another American Gangster, there was nothing noble, religious, or righteous about Malcolm X, but..."Progressive" history occurred.
Just so you know, though, Black History Month was originally started in 1926 as Negro History Week by Carter Woodson, the son of former slaves. The week was held in the second week of February to occur around the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. (Yeah, click it, it matters.)
Also, Negro History Week was expanded to Black History Month in 1976, by President Gerald Ford (Republican).
So, why do we have a problem with Black History Month, well, other than not calling it African-American History Year or whatever? Because you remove the history that includes black folks from the timeline. History that centers around blacks is dumped into the month of February and the kids study stuff that has no cohesion with actual dates, other political occurrences, or other events happening at the same time. Black history then becomes meaningless in the overall scheme of the past.
Of course, most black kids can really relate to the studies and get a huge sense of pride from studying "THEIR PEOPLE." However, ask them about Martin Luther King, does Vietnam ever enter to the discussion? What about how the Democrats, NOT JUST IN THE SOUTH, were adamantly opposed to the Civil Rights Acts? Even John F. Kennedy!!! Check out the cloture for the 1964 act. What is the very first name you read?
But, since we have to study King, whose name was really Michael, in February and never again, that kinda stuff is never discussed.
By the way, we started this exercise with renaming ALL of the months. I think that looking back on our changes, Obamaber certainly needs to be added to the list, but according to the tenets of Black History Month, Obamaber would have to happen in Blackuary.
Still, Juanuary will certainly revert to January as planned, because we can NEVAH get enough of Jan Michael Vincent.
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*A "Prislamist" is a dude that becomes a Muslim in PRISON.