Willie Richardson / Feb. 6, 2021

Black Mystery Month

For Black History Month, the focus ought to be on helping black souls.

If you want to understand what makes black people do the things you see in mainstream America, look no further than our souls. Black people are a soulful people. A people full of passionate energy. On the surface, this sounds innocent at best, and it can be. However, if you look a bit deeper, you see that when we’re driven by soulful emotions, oftentimes exploitation is around the corner. In any game, you exploit the weaknesses of your opponent. It’s so easy to use black people moved by soulful attitudes. Easier than taking candy from a baby. According to Webster, soulful means “full of or expressing feeling or emotion.” The mystery of black people is deeper than the history. I will explore religion, sports, and politics. Follow me.

Analyze how black people worship in church. Much soul, but much over-exaggerating. Powerful preaching, but also embellishing. Mighty voices, but also overdoing. The thing about black people is we are going to do the most regardless. Take my words in this article, for example. I am telling the most and doing the most. Why? Because in order to match the elaboration of the general black community, I must match the hype with “hype.” The hype in my words, however, is meant to bring reasoning and critical thinking. My words have a sobering agenda and I know it.

Furthermore, examine how black people play sports. Total domination, but much bragging. Athletically inclined, but much swagger and swank. Physical prowess in basketball, football, or track and field, but much showboating. Conversely, my favorite black athletes were known by their game, not their flame. Michael Jordan, Barry Sanders, and Carl Lewis were all the best at their craft. (Side note: Jordan still is.) These three athletes knew how to crush you with a straight face. Sanders would take it to another level. He would leave you in the dust, shake and break your ankles, and score a touchdown like nothing happened. Afterwards, he would literally avoid celebrating and give the referee the football and walk off the football field. As a kid watching him, I was in awe. I would look at my dad in amazement and ask, “Did you just see what he did?” Are you still following the mystery?

I am the first one to admit that I express soul in my laughter, my facial expressions, and my personality. If you haven’t been under a rock and read my articles, you feel my soulful words. I want to tap into your soul as you read. I am not being controlled by my passions, but they do influence who I am, as they should.

However, black people focus everything on the soul. Even politics. Look at the last election, or the past 50 years of elections for that matter. Republicans don’t appeal to the soul of black people because, to them, politics really isn’t about emotions. The Republican Party was originated to abolish slavery and was successful. What’s cool about that? The Emancipation Proclamation is boring, right? Frederick Douglass, a former slave, advising four presidents just doesn’t “do it” for most black people.

Regardless, the liberals got it down pat. For starters, that’s why Democrats use black athletes, preachers, and rappers to further their agenda. All that soul comes together in a political party of an emotionally driven voter base.

Make black people feel like you like them, support them, or finance their soulful ideas and you’ve got them. Black people in general do everything that moves their moods. Soul food is yummy yet not healthy for the tummy. Soul music feels good but typically sells debauchery. It doesn’t matter, because whatever touches our SOUL usually gets our attention. Liberals touch black folks’ souls (emotions) by making them feel like victims in need of rescue, help, and sympathy. Black people ironically love the feeling of victimhood because it erases any responsibility to face the man in the mirror since problems are everybody else’s fault.

My sister from another color, Romesa Edwards, recently posted: “The problem isn’t racism. The problem is telling whites that they are ‘racist but they just don’t know it and can’t help it.’ They were born white, so they are racist and need to feel guilty about it. The problem is telling blacks that they are victims, oppressed, and suffer under an invisible obstacle that keeps them from succeeding. Keep repeating ‘the white man is to blame’ and you can guarantee no accountability or personal responsibility for one’s bad choices.”

This is the mystery of black history. Racism is being attached to the souls of black people. It’s a distraction from reality. The history is being misrepresented, creating the mystery and misery of black people. Do you now understand the Black Mystery?

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