I point out that the book “Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men Into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps” is Burgess Owens work and as Theodore Roosevelt said “the credit belongs to the man in the arena”. I continue respectfully.
This book is fascinating and is well written. Burgess Owens level of clarity and depth of understanding of the issues that surround the African American community are succinct and his explanations of events and ideas are invaluable. He lays out each issue clearly and explains both sides of the political Left African American and the Right Conservative African American. He sheds light on a very sensitive and not well known topic to the general public. But he does so in a fair, educational, and informative manner.
Burgess Owens draws on the African American history all the way back to the Revolutionary War, towards the Civil War, WWI, WWII, and current African American contributions to our nations military. He uses each topic in tandem with one another to support his arguments. He is a man of faith and explains that “As it has for over two hundred years, the American people predictably choose to fight for freedom once they realize they’re in a fight for freedom once they realize they’re in a fight and aware of the stakes. At stake for our nation is a future of mental, spiritual, and physical dependency/slavery wrought by socialism and its kissing cousins, Liberalism and communism. We see the evidence of this in every community nationwide and every country worldwide, where it resides.”
In chapter two Burgess Owens begins by explaining the awe inspiring leadership of Harriett Tubman with a quote “I was free, they ought’s to be free.” Harriett Tubman helped an African American infantry unit “backed by three gunboats” free 750 slaves and led many north to freedom amidst her personal difficulties. He draws, also on the experiences of Booker T. Washington and Fredrick Douglas who were intelligent, educated, and honorable men that were abolitionists in that time period. They advocated for freedom of the slaves during their time period, education, and not only to be free but to be able to freely express themselves in the way they saw fit without interference from other people or ideologies.
There was a man named W.E.B. DuBois, an African American, that lived during the 1800’s to early 1900’s that espoused socialism and Liberalism to be his core beliefs. He advocated and supported National Socialism or Nazism for short, and the Russian Revolution. He even visited Germany and Russia during those years. He was one of the first chair member of the NAACP which is still the current day National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He also created the idea of the “Talented Tenth” and believed in eugenics along with Margaret Sanger. Burgess Owens explains that to this day these ideologies, from these two individuals, manifest themselves with the actions or inaction of the “Royalty Class Black Man”. This comes from the Democratic Left.
From the collaboration of W.E.B. DuBois and Margaret Sanger came organizations such as Planned Parenthood, BET, and the NAACP that draw their origins from the ideologies that they espoused. Even though Burgess Owens book was published in 2016, he lays out a clear and concise argument comparing and contrasting the current day African American Democrat with the African American Conservative Republican. He further explains events that have happened, backed by statistics and evidence, the legislation or lack of, that the Democrats have supported to create detrimental conditions for their own and other people in the same community.
Burgess Owens explains that the African Americans that support the Democratic Left do so under a false pretense because of influence and pressure from the same political party. They have consistently been let down, for over forty years, by promises from the Democrats and not just the African American Democrats. Him being a Conservative, contrast this with his explanation and his views on supporting and nourishing the Judi-Christian African American family. He states “One of the primary premises of this book is to highlight the influential nature of womanhood. To ensure that this influence is appreciated we should encourage our young women of all colors, backgrounds, and cultures to read and hear the thoughts and reasoning of black Conservative women. Their stories of overcoming, boldness, and courage to stand against ‘groupthink,’ for their strongly held principles are instructional.”
There is a great cause of the necessity to inform and educate, Burgess Owens impresses, not only the African American community but also everyone else. He explains the necessity and the importance of the sacred role of manhood/fatherhood, its responsibilities, the family, education, the sacred role of womanhood/motherhood, and the necessity of the man and the woman to support each other in these roles. Doing so strengthens a family and its children and in a greater sense, society whereby they are better able to contribute to it no matter what their genes look like.
Even today we have political candidates that openly declare that they are a Democratic Socialist whether they be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, or Andrew Gillum the movement of these ideologies are not only a detriment to African American families but also families of different races, color, or creed, and society at large. Burgess Owens and his book shows that Socialism does not have a particular skin color or race but that it can be found in the hearts and minds of anybody willing to support it.
However, it is good and we are blessed to have Conservative African American leaders such as Burgess Owens, Herman Cain, Dr. Ben Carson, Candice Owens, Condoleezza Rice, and Harrison Faulkner. These individuals have contributed greatly to the benefit and welfare of American society. We see their good works and accomplishments on television and various electronic media platforms. I have learned much from Burgess Owens book and other Conservative African Americans. I urge everyone else as they finish reading this article to read his book and books by other leaders like him. Approach these subjects with a humble willingness to learn and you will. Doing so will broaden your horizons.
Thank you Mr Owens
by Jamin Chavez