SDHF Newsletter No.356 Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democratic Plantation Candace Owens
How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democratic Plantation
Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Review by Tadashi Hama
American political commentator Candace Owens elaborates in her first book her thoughts on what is wrong with black America. Owens had a very large audience before publication of this book—several hundred thousand YouTube subscribers and several million Twitter followers. It is difficult to tell how many of these really agree with her, but at the very least, if anyone has seen her speak, she is a force of nature.
Owens identifies as a conservative—a black American conservative. Those who feed exclusively on mainstream media will regurgitate the media narrative, in that conservatives are white capitalist, gun-loving Christians. Furthermore, according to conventional wisdom, American conservatives are anti-immigration and nationalist; the very definition of a “bigot” and “fascist”. People deeply seeped in the dominant media narrative, unceasingly nag America of how horrible conservatives are and how these “bigots” and “fascist” are an imminent threat to American democracy, that is, the Leftist vision of “American democracy”. A black American identifying as a conservative, however, invites not only hate but derision—surely this black person is slightly mentally unbalanced!
While embracing true liberalism, Owens also rejects “the victim narrative,” in that one’s life is entirely based on the whims of some vague externality that appears every single time. For example, the Left claims that today’s black Americans are a “permanent underclass” due to “institutional racism” and “oppression”. The Left further claims that today’s blacks are still feeling “the lingering effects” of black slavery, which ended 160 years ago. A corollary to this is that today’s whites are responsible for pain and suffering caused by their slave-owning ancestors, from over 160 years ago, and are therefore liable for reparations. Owens believes that the only way blacks can advance themselves, is for them to assume responsibility over their own lives, and to reject “the victim narrative”.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact