Young, Dumb, Dead.Written by James T Harris
The following is a piece that I wrote in July of 2007. As I watch the fallout from the latest belligerent black child that refuses to obey authority I have to wonder... When will the Left wake up? The Problem isn't Police brutality, the problem isn't poverty... The problem is the family, Stupid!
The American Left refuses to acknowledge the truth. Government can not fix this. Government cannot produce a stable intact family. Either black folk get their stuff together... or anarchy will reign in thier "community" and society at large.
Young, Dumb, Dead.
ImagesWhen I was a kid, people fought. It was violent and often scary, but there were rules and everybody understood them. Fighting isn't a new thing.
You don't beat a man when he's down.
Your fight is your fight.
When it's over it's over.
In the season of my youth, you could actually "dish it out" or "take it" and be friends with your adversary before sunset.
Today every fight, every confrontation, a misstep, a bad word, an errant look, a simple misunderstanding could and often does lead to death . . . to someone getting murdered.
In the span of 18 hours, I was in close proximity to three murders. Two of the slayings took place only three blocks from my house. Two young men ages 19 and 21 were beating up a man in his 50s (so much for respecting your elders). Allegedly, friends or family members of the older man took matters into their own hands (so much for "Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord.") The result? Murder, double homicide...
"There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death." Proverbs 16:25
On the way to WTMJ for my Sunday night radio show, I ran into a surreal scene . . .a huge crowd of people where they shouldn't have been. They were spilling out onto Capitol Drive. Girls were crying, young men were shaken, the police were mobilizing, and a young man lay dead.
His crime? Stupidity. It started with girlfriends fighting in line and ended with boyfriends fighting to the death. A twisted ghetto chivalry. More blood spilled. More young men killed.
In the age without fathers, young black men continue in their rage against society and themselves.
"Where there is no vision, the people will perish." Proverbs 29:18
A son (child) without a father is a traveler without a map. We are now entering into the second generation of lost fatherhood in black America and the violence is escalating.
Radio talk show host, conservative commentator, Beautiful Man. James T. Harris is the Ring Master of The Conservative Circus heard on 104.1 FM KQTH