Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Washington Cries Wolf..........Again

     Another threat of a government shutdown. Haven't we heard this before? Let's see. If we don't raise the debt ceiling, the government is going to shut down. If we don't bail out the big banks, the government will shut down. Now, if we don't have Obamacare, something that the Washington political body will themselves be exempt from, the government will shut down. Does anybody else see the silliness of it? Haven't we, the general public, who's having our hard-earned wages stolen from us to pay for a plan that's already doomed to fail and drive us further into poverty, had enough of this scare tactic? If we don't bomb the crap out of Syria, even though we don't have the facts, Syria is going to get us. Do we really think just because it's coming out of the President's mouth that it must be true? Do we not see yet that Washington politics is all a chess game, and the average wage-earner like you and I are just pawns? Doctors all around the country have said Obamacare is destructive, but nobody's listening to the people who really know! But Obamacare is not just about health care. It is about the further redistribution of wealth that feeds the voracious appetite of centralized government and centralized banking for power and money, takes bread from our mouths, and destroys our economic liberty.
     But we have been seduced by a "fairness" doctrine that says everyone is the same and should be treated the same. It sounds right, but it's not. If God created us the same, we would look the same, walk the same, talk the same, and do the exact same things. The only thing each of us has that is exactly the same as everyone else is SPIRITUAL POTENTIAL. We differ in how we discover, develop and express that potential in our daily affairs. But the government is assuming the responsibility to make things "fair", and it only gives opportunity to feed our passions, perverts the divine order, rejects Constitutional order, and hinders our individual success. We're told Obamacare is supposed to create fairness in our system. It's a lie.The intrusion of the government in any domestic affair creates only chaos, more need and more dependence on government. And that is exactly what they want.
     The bible says pray for our elected officials. It says nothing about trusting them, especially when their policies are anti-biblical, anti-Constitutional, anti-free market and anti-self government. What does a tyrannical state do to get its way? Create fear. Make the people afraid. Make them think that they need the government, not God, to survive. Make them think that they are not smart enough or powerful enough to meet their own needs. That's what they, our federal overlords, truly think of you and I, and that offends me to no end.
     But some of us would rather simply believe what we're told by people who disguise themselves as angels of light. It's easier. We'd rather not think. We'd rather not question. We'd rather not study. We'd rather not investigate. It takes too much effort. It's comfortable slavery. That's the destiny of a pawn.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Civil Rights Smokescreen

     Let me say once again. I'm a black man. And I'm disturbed, not discouraged, but disturbed by the way my people think. The Trayvon-Zimmerman incident has made it clear. We complain about the violation of our civil rights when a  light-skinned person of another race harms a black person. We're ready to march, and send  our complaint to the Capitol.. What about when a black person harms another black person? As black people, don't we violate one another's civil rights every single day? A gang member shoots a little girl in a playground. What about that little girl's civil rights? Innocent people are robbed and murdered daily in Chicago. Several black youths assault a Hispanic youth in the name of "Trayvon". Wasn't that kid's civil rights just violated? When the rights of a black person is violated by a white person we are ready to go to war. We want revenge. We want justice! We will bust windows and destroy private property to get justice. We will make other people suffer. But when we do it to one another, it's no big thing.
     I may be harsh in my analysis, but that's the way I think. As black people we love being portrayed as the victims. We are comfortable with it. There is a self-righteousness in it. There's a sense of entitlement in it. We use our suffering as an excuse to bolster our sense of entitlement and even to justify our crimes toward others. We have the right to be mad. Okay, fine. be mad! But channel that anger into constructive action. Don't take it out on one another. But we don't want to come to grips with how we victimize one another every day in the black neighborhoods and contribute to our own suffering. It's the log and speck principle Jesus told us about. We do much worse things to one another than what Zimmerman did to Trayvon. It was mutual combat. Somebody was bound to get hurt. Yet our eyes and ears are only on this one event as if it's supposed to unify us.
     So I'm supposed to react because it was the black kid that was fatally wounded. What if the roles were reversed? Would we protest as well, black people?  If the black kid were acquitted in that scenario we would be celebrating, would we not? We would reason that the black kid had a right to shoot.. Because human nature is that fickle and our human thinking is that distorted. That's all we need. To focus on a "black-white" situation like this to get our minds off of how much we violate one another's civil rights every day. We've made civil rights a color issue instead of a human issue. It's a  smokescreen. And our black "leaders" have created it. It blows my mind. Obama is permitting his man, attorney general Eric Holder, to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against George Zimmerman, a Hispanic kid. A kid! The government against a kid! Someone please tell me I heard wrong. Please? I heard both their speeches. Let's put a pacifier in the mouth of the Black community. We need  to keep their votes. And why are we not hearing the voices of Hispanic activists? I smell another political rat.
     God's word exhorts us to exercise equity in judgement. "Diverse weights and diverse measures. They are both alike an abomination to the Lord." Proverbs 20:10. It's a moral principle that we have long abandoned in this country. How can I possibly judge in a situation that I did not witness and have no first-hand knowledge of? I'm supposed to accept the second-hand information of the media and of our so-called black leaders and entertainers who can twist things any way they choose? To foster a counterfeit black unity?I'm not buying into this hype. All I know is what I see us doing to ourselves in the black community. That is what should disturb us..
     But that's just me.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Counterfeit Black Pride

True story......
    I'm a black man to be clear. I walked into a sandwich shop to order a sub. A 40 or so black gentleman was selling some items inside. Among those were some pretty cheaply made metallic plaques with Obama's face on them. He showed me one of them as I was waiting to order. Near the bottom of the plaque was the name "Romney", and below that name was a picture of a hand with the middle finger sticking up. You know what it means. I proceeded to tell him, "No, I didn't vote for him anyway." The gentleman coarsely responded, "That's nothing to be proud of. That ain't nothing to be proud of!" as he was turning away from me. He would't dare rebuke me directly in my face. Not wanting to be confrontative I let it go, as I was still waiting to order my sandwich.
     As I was standing waiting for my order, I was watching this black gentleman in my periphery. His body language showed that he was flustered, irritated. I stood there unresponsive but ready to respond if he were to choose to push the issue and speak directly to me. " It's got nothing to do with pride, sir. It's got everything to do with worldview." That would be my response. In all of five minutes he did not directly press the issue, but he was clearly flustered, as he made a few slight corner glances at me, slighlty shaking his head and quietly grumbled "Ain't nothin' to be proud of."
     I voted for Barack Obama the first time for the exact same reason this gentleman did - because he was black. I did not vote for him this second time because I decided to educate myself, and I know better now. Neither did I vote for Romney. I wrote in my choice. I have analyzed Obama's worldview for myself and it is destructive to our personal liberties and individual sovereignty that the Constitution upholds. But the majority has been entangled in his smooth talk of "equality". What hurts is that this gentleman's comment implies that I should feel bad because I am a black man who didn't vote for a black man. That a vote against Obama is a vote against against black people. It's a matter of "black pride". It's not a matter of what we know about the man. It's not a matter of understanding how this man thinks. It's not a matter of understanding Constitutional principles and the laws of economics. It's not  matter of understanding biblical principles. It's not a matter of a realistic assessment of his previous performance in office. It's a matter of being black. And being black, or appearing to be black, the man can do no wrong. This counterfeit black pride, the kind that lacks wisdom and knowledge, is killing us.
     If Obama, or any other President, doesn't care about the Constitution that he swore to protect and defend in its entirety and in its original intent, then Obama doesn't care about black people or any other people. The common people are simply tools to be used to gain power.
     I love my people. But I'm not going to participate, or even pretend to participate, in this black pride delusion. And if you choose to speak to me directly, I will tell you why.