LC’s Commentary

Listen To The Voice of Reason

Free-falling to the bottom

A change must come!

People! When will we wake up and see what is happening in our families and communities? How long will we pretend we do not see the utter destruction of the black family and community?  The black community’s acceptance of the behavior of its youth and young adults contributes to its destruction.  Take a look around you. The black community has lived with and observed it males, young and not so young wandering about with their pants sagging for so long that they have given up trying to get these folks to pull up their pants. If the black community does not have the resolve and power of persuasion to get its males to do something as simple as pulling up their pants, how can they be expected to get them to do something that requires a little effort and thought? How can the black community expect its males to make a real effort to find work (a real job), when they cannot persuade them to dress like they are really looking for work? Can the black community expect its males to show respect for others and the community when they show no respect for themselves?

Is the black community asking its males to do what they do not know to do? It is said that Sense to a fool is like music to a mule.  There seems to be a total misunderstanding and disconnect with society and societal norms. What convinced black males that sagging is normal? What convinced them that disrespect for oneself and others is normal? There is the distinct possibility that the ability to discern the difference between right and wrong, correct and incorrect and last but not least good and bad does not come easy to these folks. What in their physic convinced them that ignorance and stupidity is the way of the world? How in the world has it come to this? One must agree that the predisposition to self-destruct, destroy family and community, in all probability, is not normal. In other words, individuals with the ability to make rational and sane decisions probably won’t go out of their way to create hardships for themselves, their families or their community.

If one really observes what is taking place in the black community, it becomes very clear that a lot of self-imposed destruction is taking place. Black males are destroying themselves by their actions. Black families are destroying themselves by allowing black males to introduce their behavior into the homes. Lastly, black communities are destroying themselves by allowing black males to behave in a manner that brings down the community. Their behavior contributes to the decay and decadence of a community. Viable businesses pack up and leave and are replaced with convenience stores plying all kinds of unhealthy food and illegal activity. Well-kept neighborhoods, once occupied by employed, taxpaying occupants are replaced with ill-kept properties occupied by non-taxpaying occupants.

Will black families and communities ever realize that the current behaviors of too many of its black males will not self-correct? Black males, some totally out of touch with reality do not have the will-power to change. Many do not have the courage and intellect to change. Still others do not see the need to change. The changes required must utilize an outside change agent. Heads of households must insist on change. Communities must insist on change.

Some folks thought the current behavior and dress of many black males was a passing fad and would take care of itself. Some thought female insistence on behavioral modification would force them to change. After all, what right-thinking female would want to be caught dead in the company of a male who rear-end is getting more attention than hers? Guess what, neither action has taken place. Matter of fact, things has gotten worse and females are regularly seen in the company of males with their pants sagging. In some instances she is holding one of his hands and he is holding up his pants with the other hand. What right-thinking female wants to be the provider for her so called soul mate? Pitiful does not adequately describe the situation.

Somehow, some way, a change is going to come. It may be change for the worse, before it gets better. However, things will change!

December 30, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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