Self-Inflicted Victimology a Mental Disorder?

9 Mar

The following is an excerpt from a column by Mychal Massie, titled “Black Racism Is a Mental Disorder”.

Mychal Massie is an ordained minister, and was founder  of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of the conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives and a former member of its parent think tank, the National Center for Public Policy Research.

The complete column can be found at



I am reaching the conclusion that just as liberalism is a mental disorder so, too, is the reflexive apoplexy of many blacks who are quick to accuse whites of being racist. The majority of blacks in America today need to take a strong regard of themselves in the mirror. They must ask themselves how well they are being served by self-inflicted victimology, self-segregation, self-limiting behavior, and a rejection of modernity. They must ask themselves how the aforementioned behaviors make them feel.

Black Americans as a near whole are the angriest people both individually and collectively that there are in the United States, if not in the world. And the primary causal factor of their angst is what nebulous white people are doing to them.

The tragedy is that it’s not the whites; it is they who are holding themselves back. But in the case of victimology, there must be an oppressor because without same there cannot be a victim. Specific to that point, without white scapegoats their anger would have to be turned toward themselves. Without whites as scapegoats they would have to face the truth that they are their own worst enemy. They would also be forced to face the truth that the very liberals they support are committed to eroding the fabric of their future families.

[End of excerpt]


2 Responses to “Self-Inflicted Victimology a Mental Disorder?”

  1. Malcolm Greenhill March 31, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

    Massie’s article contains one non-sequitur after another. For example he claims that the primary causal factor of black angst is what blacks think white people are doing to them but
    thinking is not a mental disorder even if you come to the wrong conclusion.

    Massie says in the original article:

    “Consider, if you can, what the core being of a person such as [representative] Holmes must be like.” Massie believes that representative Holmes is at his core a bad person because he supports abortion. The truth is that, like all of us, he is a fallible creature capable of both good and bad acts. I could go on but conservatives are ill-served by such men.

    • illero April 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

      Thank you for commenting. Generally, I don’t go for the “rabid dog” types myself, but I have to admit that I have a great deal of respect for people who stand up against what can literally be overwhelming opposition from a portion of the population that truly expects solidarity.

      I do appreciate the stalwart efforts of Sowell, Williams, Parker, Carson, Scott, and, yes, even Massie, as well as other conservative blacks, to stand against the juggernaut that supports and encourages the myth of victimhood within the black community. And I agree with people who are associated with this community who assert that liberal policies have led to the destruction of nuclear families, basic morality, educational achievement, respect for life and property, and a cycle of poverty, crime, and incarceration for much-too-large a segment of this population.

      I do, though, appreciate the reminder that sometimes even those
      In this particular column of Massie’s, he speaks out harshly against Holmes, and against abortion. I am not an anti-abortion crusader, but to me, abortion was not the crux of the point Massie was making, but rather the failure of many (most) blacks to leave behind the charges of white racism and to look within, at the policies that have left too much of the black community behind, and led to dependence. I believe that until that community makes the required effort to solve many of its own deep-rooted problems, they will not achieve the parity across society that they should reach.

      I went back and reread the whole column and, while the judgment upon Holmes does seem a bit strong, Holmes’s attacks seem over-the-top, also. Among “ranters”, this column doesn’t come anywhere near to expressing the vitriol of many columnists, whether liberal or conservative.

      For me, the crux of the larger issue is that which is found in the small portion I used in my blog.

      Again, I thank you for challenging me to reconsider this item. It is always good to be encouraged to consider our face to “the public”. And I welcome any further comment you might have.

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