I was a liberal by default. I asked no questions. I had no answers. I just pulled the lever to vote for Democrats as was expected of me. Most of my fellow Black Americans do not fully understand what the term “liberal” means, or who or what they are voting for. And, in turn they don’t realize how harmful those “liberal” policies are to our freedoms and liberties as Americans.
I was born into a culture that believes Black equals Democrat. A broken home, failed marriage, and a feeling of victimization fueled my need for inclusion, which the Democratic Party fulfilled. As an activist and member of the NAACP and Democratic Clubs in Harlem, the men I looked up to—the Rev. Jesse Jackson (whom I also campaigned for), Congressman Charlie Rangel, and Rev. Al Sharpton—reinforced the negative perceptions that shaped my world.
But just like false prophets, the false narrative that has been spoon-fed to us by Black leaders, the Black community, the media, and progressive politicians has enslaved Blacks in a victimhood mentality and entitlement mindset.
But my eyes were opened to reject victimhood and lack of accountability. My journey has proven to me that when you have clarity of conscience, love of God, and a deep-seated belief in America’s goodness, your life will be enriched and your focus will change to one of accountability.
I am Barbara from Harlem. I fought my way out. You can too.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Ku Klux Klan 9
Chapter 2 Thank God for Slavery 18
Chapter 3 1950s: No Blacks Allowed 23
Chapter 4 Family Ties 29
Chapter 5 Back in the Grips of Poverty 48
Chapter 6 The Marriage, the Miracles, and the Madness 51
Chapter 7 The Innocent Victims 65
Chapter 8 My Life as a Liberal by Default at Age 21 69
Chapter 9 The Birth of Barbara from Harlem 84
Chapter 10 The Ugly Face of Secular Humanism vs. My Christian Beliefs 96
Chapter 11 Churchgoing Progressives 112
Chapter 12 The Masters of the Mind 148
Chapter 13 Propaganda Dressed Up as Higher Education-Indoctrination vs. Education 162
Chapter 14 Strategies for Conservative Victories 191
Conclusion: Simply Amazing 214
About the Author 223