Speaking to a full house of conservative Republican women in southern California on Tuesday, author, syndicated columnist, and FoxNews contributor, Star Parker, who is also the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, said she grew up believing The Big Lie of the Left. That belief landed her on welfare for seven years, going in and out of abortion clinics, and deep into a life of crime.
Once Parker accepted Christ and worked her way out of that life, she was finally able to clearly see The Big Lie of the Left: Blacks are simply incapable of self-sufficiency. Blacks are only capable of dependency on government.
“I am Michael Brown,” Parker told the audience. “The only difference is I didn’t confront a cop and end up dead; but I could have. I could have ended up dead because I did that and so much worse.”
Star Parker knows many blacks in America today are still mired in that same Big Lie of the Left of governmental dependency. “It’s not an accident that black children are three times more likely to be born out of wedlock now than they were before the left’s ‘war on poverty,'” Parker noted.
It’s not that blacks are incapable of self-sufficiency. “Blacks have gotten off track,” she said. The liberal left needs black America to remain dependent and unambitious in order to maintain their power. “Now we [blacks] just allow government to pour money into our neighborhoods which creates the conditions for what we saw happen in Baltimore,” she explained. The lack of education, lack of ambition, the postponing of marriage, encouraging men to be unproductive, dangerous and promiscuous–all of that stems from The Left’s Big Lie.
Granted it’s late in the game–after all, we are three generations into this mindset of governmental dependency–but Star Parker believes conservatives can and should fight to win back the hearts and minds of black America.
“We have to get back to the civil rights era. I think we can reverse this, but I’m a realist too. We have to continue to work and work hard. We have to elect solid people to who will stay within conservative policy And use every chance we have to market ourselves and our conservative values everywhere–all the time.“
American blacks didn’t get here overnight, so we’re not going to get them out overnight.
“We must talk about traditional American norms–we know them but we don’t communicate them effectively,” said Parker. “We must talk about the importance of family and fathers; about the benefits of marriage. All those traditional American norms that we conservatives take for granted,” she said.
Because the government is so massive and ubiquitous, it now touches every American life. Star Parker warned the audience they too must be willing to give up something. “How many of you here are willing to give up your government check and other benefits for a time?” she asked. That’s precisely what it comes down to; we each must be willing to give up our own piece of the government money pie.
“I said earlier, I’m a realist, but I’m also an optimist,” said Parker. “It’s true we have a very short time to turn this around, however, the good news is the black community who bought into The Big Lie of the Left are now starting to ask questions,” concluded Parker.
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