What's really wrong with the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing"?
Thanks for this Leonydus. Have been trying to put my finger on why this whole thing has been bothering me. You've summed it up well.
Grievance, like so many things in our culture, has been monetized and is an industry now. It employs many people and pays some of them with money, and many others with dubious psychological crutches. Worst of all, it's an extraordinarily narrow lens through which to look at oneself, others, and the world - a sort of ant's eye view.
We can and should be many things, as well as members of a given ethnic group; you don't have to choose just one and try to live there. You can look through the eyes of a parent, a craftsperson, a doctor, a cook, a scholar, a gardener, an artist, an historian, a teacher, a janitor, a dancer . . . it's a big world and we can participate in so much. Deciding to live solely within your racial identity is a bit like deciding to see only the color blue - a sad, fruitless, and entirely unnecessary diminishment of what it means to be fully human.
I remember when I was a FB user someone around new years posted a ‘what would be your one wish for the world’ query. My response: let us all be gray. It is, indeed, beyond exhausting to hear the shrill calls of the race-baiting birds - and worse, to suffer under their constant attacks on their fellow humans for imagined present-day abuses. Worst of all is the perversion of childhood innocence.
the elite oligarchs of the US long ago figured out that the best way to get blacks to destroy themselves was to promote this racial grievance, melanin-based identity ideology; to get blacks to seethe in hatred toward others, to commit crimes, to convince themselves that there's 'no point in trying' to advance in a 'white supremacist' society. Obviously, you're a bit uppity b/c you opt out and you get your values from your bible, not from politicians and their fables...