WASHINGTON, February 15, 2015 America has been fighting itself from within for generations, but never so much as in 2014, in the aftermath of the Michael Brown death and increased racial tensions and hostilities that it generated. Race baiting played an immeasurable role in creating the ongoing and unfortunate fallout stemming from this event.
Perhaps celebrated columnist, author and social policy consultant Star Parker’s recent book ‘Blind Conceit’ will help to save America from this racial polarization−a situation that threatens the core of this nation’s unique, historic melting pot.
Parker is not unfamiliar with the ongoing damage that many in the liberal and progressive encampments have encouraged as a way to starve out black initiative and black prosperity. She has been on the cutting edge of the struggle to create and promote a way to free the country from being held hostage to these ideologically driven policies that ultimately condemn already broken families to continued enslavement.
The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), an organization founded by Parker in the mid- 1990s, has worked tirelessly to help implement a conservative agenda founded on traditional values and endorsing limits on the government. Both Parker and CURE recognize that the over one trillion dollars poured into urban areas since President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” was launched have demonstrably failed to end poverty or create economic prosperity for the poor and minorities in urban America. It is clear that a change of course has become an absolute necessity.
The goals of CURE and of Parker’s book, “Blind Conceit,” are clear: the intent of both is to awaken America and Americans to an agenda of hope based upon values and principles that protect rather than destroy traditional mores like the dignity of unborn life, the necessity of reinforcing parental rights, and support for American capitalism and the centrality of private property.
These values and these principles are not based upon empty platitudes, but instead are given birth from Parker’s own personal experience. For seven long years, Parker herself was gripped in the firm grasp of welfare dependency. Having experienced that state up close and personal, she came to understand first-hand the reasons why the existing welfare system was doomed to failure.
It is the very fabric of this welfare system that continues to provide a powerful pill of poverty dependency, an effect magnified post-2008. Federal welfare has as its salient elements government handouts, poverty of hope, political enslavement to unworkable liberal policies and, finally, the death of the traditional family unit.
Parker’s ‘Blind Conceit’ demystifies the liberal progressive lies that shackle the poor, the economically displaced and the young who have been told they have nothing to hope for except a government handout.
Truth is a very powerful weapon, and ‘Blind Conceit’ is filled to the brim with the guiding candor that America needs to understand and comprehend. In the telling passage below, she highlights the challenges Republicans and Conservatives face on the long road ahead:
“Democrats want conservatives to give up their guns, their God and their disapproval of gays, and of course if they put up only really liberal republican candidates for state-wide or national seats – then maybe, just maybe, the national comedians will stop mocking them and the national news will just ignore them instead of try to destroy them.”
Of course, a little thing called reality keeps getting in the way of righting the ship of state. Parker addresses this most ridiculous situation by reminding Americans about facts that cannot be ignored. “Social justice” has been sold to black and minority communities in urban America as the only way to right historic wrongs. Much like Satan’s invitation to Eve to take a bite of the apple, however, liberal progressives have offered this same, bankrupt concept to urban America as the ultimate solution to all their problems.
Parker correctly stresses that the genuinely moral movement−the Civil Rights Movement originated and led by Rev. Martin Luther King−has been all but eradicated. Rev. King’s movement has been replaced instead by the immoral movement claiming to offer “social justice.” This emphasis has conditioned blacks, according to Parker, to
“…put liberal policies and politicians above all other concerns: above their faith, above their family and above their freedom – in exchange for so-called Social Justice: for which today they are paying a great price.” This price is based upon, “revenge and redistribution, the antithesis of Dr. King’s Dream.”
On the positive side, “Blind Conceit” does offer a powerful and passionate menu of hope creating a pathway away from the enslavement of liberal progressive plantation existence. America has an opportunity to awaken, and, alluding to the progressives’ talent for self-deception, Parker offers the following Biblical quote to support her observations:
In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. (New Living Translation)
Parker sees current reality and the clear path ahead. Soon, all Americans will be able to see this as well.