Radical Agenda EP097 – Black History Month
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! Black History Month! It is a special time when we honor just a few of the many contributions black folks have made to our history, culture, and economy. A much needed break from the anglocentric cis-hetero-patriarchy that oppresses the downtrodden masses.
Originally dubbed “Nego History Week” when it was started back in 1926, the very special commemoration was to coincide with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12th. Lincoln is an important figure in black history, since he once said;
“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.”
Ever the egalitarian, Lincoln also said of blacks;
“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.”
But of course, the negro contribution to society was on all too grand a scale to fit into a single week. The expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of the Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, in February 1970. In 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial, the informal expansion of Negro History Week to Black History Month was officially recognized by the U.S. government. President Gerald Ford spoke in regards to this, urging Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
And now, with a black president in the White House, looters and arsonists rioting in the streets to celebrate violent criminals, and a nation cucked like never before, Black History Month has taken on even greater meaning. As blacks, Arabs, Hispanics, and other non-whites forever crowd Caucasians out of existence, we look not to a black history, but a black and brown future devoid of white people. A future financed by those same whites who will no longer exist.
Which certainly begs the question, when we are gone, who will pay for all of this madness?
But we’ll not delve into such concerns today. Like the high time preference r-selected animals our governments want us to become, we’ll simply celebrate the diversity of the moment and ignore the muddy future ahead of us.
So, for the entire month of February, Radical Agenda will feature a Black History Month segment on each and every episode. Today, a black congressman has some very serious concerns about the environment, the future of balloons, and the ability of a certain demographic to breathe while breaking the law. You do not want to miss this, or any other episode this month. We’re going to have a lot of fun!
In other news, the Iowa caucuses are today. Will our glorious leader Mr. Trump take the Hawkeye State by storm? Or will his victory have to wait until further on down the line? Not that it matters, a Trump presidency is just a few months away no matter what.
The Free State Project is poised to cross their goal of 20,000 signers this week. At which point the Granite State will be inundated with purple haired, tie dyed, hippie shitlibs. Will this be the end of liberty for New Hampshire? Or will the influx of social justice warriors cause a right wing reaction that destroys liberalism once and for all?
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