5 Lies The Government Continues to tell Black people

The fact the government lies to all of us, particularly black people and anyone colored, is nothing new.  In fact, it is synonymous with the word.  They tell us it’s for our “own good” but it’s more like “to cover their ass.”  Here are five lies the government continues to tell Black people. 

1. Lincoln Freed the Slaves

There are so many lies the government has told about slavery that a 1000-page book couldn’t cover it.  One the most egregious slavery lies is that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves.  This is absolutely false.  First off, Lincoln would’ve never freed any slaves out of the goodness of his heart, he was just as racist as any southern plantation master. In a presidential debate against “Little Giant” Douglas Lincoln said the following “I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is physical difference between the two which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.”

Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation states “that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free.”  This means those states who were loyal to America got to keep their slaves.  According to the National Archives, “It also expressly exempted parts of the Confederacy (the Southern secessionist states) that had already come under Northern control. Most important, the freedom it promised depended upon Union (United States) military victory.”

Despite this fact, children are still taught this lie and it’s still in every textbook below collegiate level.  In fact, a new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows that “only 8 percent of high school seniors surveyed could identify slavery as the main cause of the Civil War.”  Hell, even the GOP brings it up when they’re vilified about their internal racism, “Democrats are the real racists.  We’re the party that freed the slaves.”  

2.  Columbus discovered America

First off, you cannot discover something that wasn’t lost. Before Christopher Columbus was hired to “sail the ocean blue,” he was sailing the coast of Africa as a seasoned slave trader.  It was probably in Africa where he heard tales of the “New World” because Africans had long traded with the Indigenous Americas.  That’s right! Black people had been to America before Columbus stepped his murderous self anywhere near North America and, in fact, are the Mother culture of Mexico.

The strongest evidence comes from Columbus himself.  Harvard University American historian and linguist Leo Weiner states in his book “Africa and the Discovery of America” that Columbus wrote in his journal of Native Americans telling of “black skinned people had come from the south-east in boats, trading in gold-tipped spears.”

According to the Center for Research on Globalization, in 1311 AD, King Abubakari II, the ruler of the 14th century Mali Empire, sent 200 ships of men, and 200 ships of trade material to the New World.  In the early 1940’s archeologists discovered the Olmecs civilization of 1200 BC.  Predating any other advanced civilization in the Americas, the Olmec people were African in origin and the first substantial civilization in Mesoamerica.  Olmecs are best recognized for their carved colossal heads in Central Mexico, which display African features.  Africans played an important part in the rise of the Olmec Empire and influenced climaxed during the same era as ancient Egyptian culture rose in Africa.

3.  Black votes matter

Yes, thanks to nearly every black woman of voting age in Alabama another pedophilic creep won’t be joining the U.S. Senate.  However, in truth, the black vote gets progressives elected but it doesn’t do a much for us.  In his 2015 report, Political Powerlessness, Nicholas Stephanopoulos discovered when more black people supported a particular piece of legislation it’s likelihood of passage decreased, “As white support increases from 0% to 100%, the likelihood of adoption increases from about 10% to about 60%. As black support rises from 0% to 100%, the odds of enactment fall from roughly 40% to roughly 30%.”

How are we to hold the politicians we elect accountable when any legislation addressing our issues isn’t likely to pass?  Not to mention the only time you see a politician with us is when they’re trying to rally our vote.  You know it’s an election year when you see a politician at a black church.

4. Black Unemployment is at an All-Time Low

A lie that our idiot-in-chief keeps spouting as his victory is the lie that black unemployment is at an all-time low. True black unemployment is the low, 6.8%, but it’s still twice that of white people (3.7%). Moreover, it doesn’t account for under-employment and black people still make only 55 cents for every dollar a white person makes. So while it’s true more of us are working, we’re working at poverty wages. Not to mention, that none of this can be seen in the hood. The ghetto is still full of young black people, 18-29 years old, looking for a job and the skills to get one.

Let’s not forget that none of this has anything to do with 45. Nothing in his policies would have any direct effect on black employment and would more than likely cause the opposite. As Sam Fulwood states economists are agreed, illustrating that Trump had nothing to do with this decrease because black unemployment began falling years before he took office. “From January to December 2017, the unemployment rate among black Americans fell 1 percentage point. During the same period in 2016, it fell the same amount. In 2015, it fell 1.9 points. The previous year, it fell 1.5 points. The year before that, it fell 1.8 points.”

In a funny twist of fate, since 45 ran his mouth off about black unemployment levels, January saw a nearly 1% increase in black unemployment. That’ll learn ya.

5. “The state of our union is strong.” – 45’s 1st State of the Union Address, January 30, 2018

The state of our Union is a hot mess!  When white people ask me what a “mess” means in black speak I point to the orange glob yakking out the side of his damn neck on the TV.  The lengths this goober can go to the fix his lips to lie like that is astounding.  “Alternative Facts” breed alternative realities but our truth is that our president is a racist, sexist know-nothing and threat to our democracy.

He’s monetized the presidency by promising people a “guest appearance” if they book events at his venues and by holding government events at his venues at enormous costs to taxpayers.  On top of that he continues to rip apart the FBI investing him and is in business with so many of America’s frenemies that we will never know if the acts and orders he signs are in America’s best interest or his financial ones.  The fact that’s even a question is impeachable. Even North and South Korea are talking to each other just to keep his crazy self out of the mix.  


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Summer Moore

Summer Moore is a freelance screenwriter, blogger, journalist specializing in film, music, art, politics and entrepreneurship. She is a graduate of the Film Studies program at The University of Kansas.

Summer Moore

Summer Moore is a freelance screenwriter, blogger, journalist specializing in film, music, art, politics and entrepreneurship. She is a graduate of the Film Studies program at The University of Kansas.

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