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Put It In A Jar, Set It On The Shelf! Black History Month Is OVER!

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Let’s break down what it is supposed to be that we are celebrating. I’ll start with “History.” History proper is an academic discipline. It is a science. It’s a boring-as-you-know-what subject in school. History is about cause and effect, and how everything that happened previously ties into something else that happens now or in the future. Any attempt to divide history reminds me of the old Bugs Bunny cartoon where there are two forts facing off, firing cannonballs back and forth, one flying the “We” flag, the other flying the “They” flag (or “Us” and “Them,” or some such…).

History does not take place in a vacuum. Everything is related. Try– I dare you- to talk about “black history” without first mentioning that “we was brought here by the slave traders.” Or, “my great-great grandpa was born a slave.” See what I’m saying? That’s not your history, that’s our history. If you don’t believe me, try telling yourself the history of the Indians (feathers, not dots!) without mentioning the role of white colonists. I guess a bunch of Cherokee who had lived in a certain area forever just decided to up and move to Oklahoma. And they cried a lot on the way (the “Trail of Tears”).

Only over large expanses of time or place can any reasonable attempt be made to study a subset of history, and even then it shows. For instance, the History of the Roman Empire makes some sense on its own, but must take into account the Roman conquests of other lands and peoples. Or US History, but that must necessarily acknowledge things like, oh, you know, that pesky Revolution thing, the Irish potato famine which led to waves of immigration, and WWII. Stories about what happened to you, your family, your tribe, etc., taken together over a group form what is called cultural heritage.

To quote from Wikipedia (yeah, yeah, I know!): “Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. Cultural heritage includes tangible culture (such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, books, works of art, and artifacts), intangible culture (such as folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge), and natural heritage (including culturally-significant landscapes, and biodiversity).”

Maybe my area is just bass-ackward, but since all the events I see going on are such as visits to black churches, talks by black authors, black ballet companies, black storytellers, and black inventions (the list goes on!), I have to conclude that February has nothing to do with History, but with culture.

Now let’s tackle the Black part. 90% of blacks live in sub-Saharan Africa[1]. Again, we’re a bunch’a yocals here, I know, but since I haven’t seen a single exhibit covering Ethiopian architecture (mud huts), music of the Congo, or Nigerian scientific progress, but instead it’s about the contributions of blacks in America, I must conclude that it’s about African-Americans.

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So, now that we’ve taken out two-thirds of “Black History Month” and changed it into “African-American Cultural Heritage Month,” let me ‘axe’ you this- what numnut libtard had the brilliant idea to try to cram the heritage of 13.6% of the American population into 7.7% of the year?!? Let’s examine, also, the corollary of that- that the other 11 months of the year somehow suppress African-American Cultural Heritage. Does that mean I have to throw out my peanut butter now? That there’s no BET network on my cable? That no television commercial features a black guy getting the best of a white guy? That the scan function on my radio no longer finds a hip-hop station?

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This whole “black history” thing has grown into its own sort of cottage industry. Nowadays, it seems everything from air conditioning to the cell phone was invented by an African-American. Most of it is bull[2]. Did blacks contribute significantly to history? Yes. Did libtards destroy their culture? Yes. Welfare dependency, 75%+ out of wedlock birth rate, 6.5% of the US population commits 50% of all violent crime… shall I go on?

[1] SWAG= “Scientific Wild-Ass Guess” but seems reasonable when the small East African country of Kenya has a higher black population than the US

[2] http://www33.brinkster.com/iiiii/inventions/#top “Black Invention Myths”

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