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The Art of Oppression

by Daren Williams

· National Politics

Earlier this month, Black Americans were reminded, once again, that they are never to be unchained from the emotional and psychological scars of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, or just good old-fashioned racism. Even though 21st Century Black Americans have no real tangible connection to those old doctrines of generations past, liberals keep them ever fresh in our hearts and minds with gleeful moral imperative.

On December 10 the people of Richmond Virginia, particularly Black Virginians, were indoctrinated in a brand-new, grand and overarching edifice, a visual intimation of oppression: Virginia’s very own fictional, monumental statue of a young Black man sporting dreads, a hoodie and Nikes rearing on a horse like the Lone Ranger. This “monument” was built tit-for-tat for the so-called racist statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart located on Richmond's Monument Avenue. The artist Kehinde Wiley describes it as “a statue about black men and their place in this society.”  But the truth of the matter is, the purpose of the “counterfeit” statue is to perpetuate the enslavement of the emotions and psyches of so many uneducated blacks.

Just three years ago Washington DC, was introduced to the same sort of psychological abuse from a $250 million rock pile called the National Museum of African-American History and Culture (or more appropriately the National Museum of Slavery and Torture by the White Man), where, in the main exhibit, patrons are lead into an elevator to descend 70 feet into the earth to re-imagine and psychologically experience American slavery. Curators inform patrons that what they will see may be very disturbing; children are welcomed but warned to be prepared before seeing the displays. All designed to indoctrinate the young and innocent into this oppression at the earliest of ages.

Virginia and the nation’s capital are not the only places hosting this continual propagandizing abuse. In the spring of 2018, Montgomery, Alabama opened what is billed as the first interactive lynching memorial - dubbed the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This lynching memorial, spread over six acres of land, beckons visitors to experience a psychologically dark part of American history that can never be changed and in which they never took part; but through the efforts of their benefactors, they will not be allowed to move past.

On America’s west coast, you will find that the great state of California has taken a more radical proactive stance to make millions of Black Californians even more uncomfortable with themselves by being the first state (hopefully the only state) to impose a state-wide ban on racial discrimination based on hair-style. Purporting to protect Blacks, this magnanimous legislative effort is psychologically damaging. It reminds them that they are an inferior group of people that is forever in need of government intervention.

These are just a few recent, high-profile examples of the Art of Oppression, the campaign that liberals continuously foist on Black Americans to keep then in tow. It does not stop with statues, memorial parks, and legislation. This art form is crafted into every aspect of Black life in America, from education to daily news, movies, television, publications, lectures and just general conversation. This diabolical newspeak has to be digested from sunrise to sunset by Blacks as a daily diet. The deliberate and never-ending conscious effort of the Left, by way of newscasters, actors, politicians, researchers and their political base, to portray being black as an unavoidable calamity in “white” America, is a full-time occupation that generates billions of dollars a year from its victims - unwitting and uneducated Black Americans. Barraged by constant messages that their skin color is a sad melody that they can never escape because there are no real solutions to the so-called race problem, Blacks have become the enemy of their own selves (as they have so defined) and despise the color of their own skin.

Yet out of the darkness of this psychological pall, at least one, actor Morgan Freeman, showed common sense and wisdom when asked in an interview with Michael Wallace on 60 Minutes, How are we going to get rid of the race problem? Freeman’s answer was, “stop talking about it.” Let it go! But of course, white and black liberal charlatans cannot let it go because inevitably, their base, now dependent on the attention, would let them go.

And for the record, that old racist Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart, actually released two slaves that he had inherited and fought against slavery in Kansas. And though he was on the Confederate side, so were many free Blacks from Louisiana who owned Black slaves. Fiction is so much better and more exciting than facts, especially when oppression is the main goal of the narrative.