There’s a liberal out there, Ta-Nehisi, Coates who has disparaged the America dream. In fact in an article in talkingpointsmemo.com, he says that the American dream is a lie. Being a southern white conservative Christian, and according to liberals, an unenlightened oaf, I had some trouble with this liberal-authored article and had to read it several times. Even after reading it several times, I’m not real sure what the article was intended to mean.
I was able to grasp that Coates believes that there is no American Dream without the right to control, exploit, break, or kill black bodies. Coates further believes that without this right, Americans would tumble out of the dream. Then they would have to determine how to build their suburbs on something other than human bones.
There’s so much garbage in this article that I skipped over some sections and dwelled on sections that this unenlightened oaf could understand.
There’s someone named David Brook, who is a liberal and a worshiper of Ta-Nehisi Coates. Brooks feels that Coates is the heir apparent to someone named James Baldwin who was the racial conscience of America. Again, not sure what that means. But again, I’m just an unenlightened oaf.
In reading further down in the article, there has apparently been a debate some fifty years ago that the American Dream is at the expense of the American Negro. The article went on indicate that America’s unwillingness to acknowledge that the Dream was built on the exploitation and destruction of black bodies was the seed of its own negation. Baldwin went on to say that the entirety of American infrastructure, harbors, ports, and railways, and its economy would not be what it is if the country had not had expendable black labor, and that American’s power in the world would not have been possible without “my sweat and the violation of my women and the murder of my children.”
Baldwin has concluded that Americans must accept the fact that blacks were the ones who build this country and until that moment comes, there is scarcely any hope for the American dream.
The American Dream is a concept whereby, as an American, you have the opportunity to succeed with hard work and dedication. Some will succeed with little effort, some will succeed with boat loads of effort, and unfortunately, some who work hard and are dedicated will not succeed. Success for anyone is not guaranteed. And yes, luck may be involved.
When this James Baldwin person who I’ve never heard of, but you liberals may know exactly who he is, said that the entirety of the American infrastructure would not have been possible without his sweat and the violation of his women and the murder of his children, I would certainly have asked for examples. How were your women violated and how were your children murdered? If he had instead said, the entirety of the American infrastructure would not have been possible without the labor of the black man and the black woman, I would certainly agree with him. Many races and nationalities were involved in the building of the American infrastructure. I would also make the statement that before the barriers were lifted for blacks in the sixties, there were probably a disproportionate number of black laborers to white laborers and there may still be.
According to the article, Ta-Nehisi Coates works the Atlantic magazine. While I can’t be sure, I would imagine that his salary is enough to afford him a better than average life style. As was indicated above, David Brooks and others consider Coates as America’s racial conscience. I’m not sure what racial conscience means, but again, as a southern white conservative Christian, liberals consider me too stupid to live. Maybe I should ask a liberal what it means.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, in this cryptic article, seems bitter and intent on sending a message to other blacks that because their ancestors were once exploited that they don’t have a chance to be successful in the United States of America.
Granted, many liberal/Democrat/progressive policies aimed at blacks have hurt blacks and kept many from achieving success, Ta-Nehisi should be a champion for the black community. He should let them know that if he can become a writer for a national magazine, they have a chance at fulfilling their dreams also.
Liberals are too busy hating the United States of America, hating white people, hating Christians, and hating people whose political views differ from their own, that they can’t see the harm they are doing to this country and all of us Americans. Or maybe they can and they’re purpose is being fulfilled.