Are You Guilty? Hate Breeds Hate!

It doesn’t matter whether this young deranged man killed because he hated a race, or because he hated a religion.

The point is that — he hated!

I have spent days trying to get my emotions under control. I’m still not sure that I have mastered my emotions. But here goes none-the-less!

I am angry.​ 

Those people you now feel such sorrow for were Christians! They were my brothers and sisters in Christ! They were a member of my family — my spiritual family!

I am a Christian, Black (authentically born), a woman (authentically born), disabled, poor, quite a few years over age 40, and a Conservative.

All of these things have and will be used against me at some point in my life.

You want to put on airs at what this racist, lost, white youth did against these church-going Blacks, but although you didn’t plot and plan or enter in and pull the trigger, you are guilty too!

You’re guilty of putting down people because of their religion, their age, their economic class, their abilities, their political affiliations, and their gender. How are you any different than the one who murders because of race? Or because of faith? You are saved only because you didn’t pull the trigger!

Jesus said in Mathew 5:22 “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”

What Jesus is saying is that you’re guilty just by your words. Whether you actually did the deed is immaterial.

Yes, you know who you are. You’re the one’s who have said anyone who believes in God is somehow a fool and less intelligent than those who believe in science. The one’s who have become angry at those who allow their religion to enter into their politics. The one’s who have said all white men are the scourge of the Earth. The one’s who insist that all those who live in the ‘Projects’ are lazy. The one’s who put up cartoons that make a mockery of liberals or ‘right-wing dingbats’.

It is all those who condemn with words.

Seeds start small, but they often produce big things. Bad seed produces bad fruit.

Who is reading what you write? Who is hearing what you say? Who already has a dark heart and weak mind and is ready to believe you?

This young racist was not born that way. He was taught. He heard certain voices. He believed those voices.

These were my brothers and sisters in Christ. I weep for the loss of my family members. I weep because there was hatred for their race. I weep more because some of you condemned them even before they were killed. You condemned their faith and love for Christ.

What are you personally espousing against race, political affiliation, sexuality, religious beliefs, economic status, and on-and-on? What kind of seeds are you sowing? Are they seeds of love, tolerance, and acceptance? Really?

I’ll pray that all of us can learn to practice true tolerance and love for each other and watch our words. We don’t know who is listening.

Black Unemployment Rises Again! Immigration is Killing Us!

The overall jobless rate for May 2015 is 5.5% with 280,000 jobs added.​ But don’t get excited yet!

Black unemployment (which had fallen last month for the first time since the 2008 recession to single digits), rose from 9.6% to the familiar double-digit numbers, at 10.2%.

What is the problem?

“Data shows that 12.4 percent of African American college graduates between 22 and 27 years old were unemployed compared to the national unemployment rate for white college students — whose unemployment rate was at a steady 5.6 percent — in the same age bracket. There is also a substantial difference in the median weekly paycheck between the races. A white college grad earned $1,132 while a black college grad earned $895.”​ 

If Black youth are completing college with degrees in hand (as are other minorities), why isn’t it reflected in these employment gains? Why isn’t it reflected in their paychecks (if they get one)? Are they graduating with the ‘wrong’ degrees? Are they not applying for employment? If they are working, does their work not pay the same as whites?

While there is a great deal of energy being spent on protests against police brutality, these protests are not putting food on the table and roofs over the heads of children suffering under the burden of unrelenting poverty.

Some of that positive energy and motivation needs to be devoted to demanding a change in public policy that prioritizes black joblessness and under-employment – two major contributors to inequality and marginal lives.

Something’s going on, and the black president, black civil rights leaders and black politicians need to work with other power-brokers to find the root cause and address long-term black unemployment. It’s time to stop going back to the tired excuse, ‘black unemployment has always been high’!

Failed policies and politics that whine about ‘income inequality’ would direct us away from the root cause of poverty and income inequality –lack of good paying jobs. And then the root cause of lack of good paying jobs is (I’m going to say it!) immigration (illegal and legal). But for now, let’s focus on the president’s reigning project, illegal immigration.

Our political leaders would have us be receptive to receiving with open arms millions of illegal immigrants (oh I’m sorry, was I suppose to use ‘undocumented’?) into the work force. You know, to bring them out of the shadows.

How does this make sense? The Black American worker IS the one in the shadows!

From the first quarter of 2009 to the third quarter of 2012, most of the net increase in the number of people working went to immigrants. Acknowledging that the presence of both legal and illegal immigrant workers in the labor market makes the U.S. economy (GDP) an estimated 11 percent larger ($1.6 trillion) each year; doesn’t remove the fact that to generate the surplus of $35 billion, immigration reduces the wages of Americans in competition with immigrants by an estimated $402 billion a year, while increasing profits or the incomes of users of immigrants by an estimated $437 billion.

Yes you read that right. Any surplus generated goes to immigrants! Not Americans!

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) states…

“A large share of employment growth was going to immigrants well before President Obama took office. However, he has taken steps to increase the level of job competition from foreign-born workers:

  • He offered work authorization to an estimated two million illegal immigrants who arrived in the country before age 16 — nearly 200,000 of whom have applied so far.
  • When auditing employers who hire illegal workers, the administration has not detained the illegal workers as a matter of policy, allowing them to take new jobs.
  • The administration called on the Supreme Court in 2010 to strike down Arizona’s law requiring employers to verify the legal status of new workers.”

So although we can’t blame President Obama for all the negative outcomes of increased immigration, he isn’t helping the American worker, especially not the Black American worker.

By increasing the supply of workers, immigration reduces the wages for Americans in competition with immigrants. Hardest hit are the young, the less-educated, and minorities.

One of the most frequent comments made by those who support immigration (legal and illegal) is that immigrants take jobs that Americans will not do or they take high tech jobs that we are unable to fill with American workers.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has also found that immigrants have landed employment in all areas of the job market; including lower-skilled jobs such as maintenance, construction, and food service; middle-skilled jobs like office support and health care support; and higher-skilled jobs, including management, computers, and health care practitioners.

Immigration explains a big chunk of the “jobless recovery” characterized by high unemployment and chronic high underemployment among teenagers, recent graduates, minorities, the disabled, and Americans in their 50s and 60s who face what amounts to job and hiring discrimination.”

Yet the first black president said this yesterday, ““Some folks are still fighting against these actions (speaking on immigration), “I’m going to keep fighting for them. Because the law is on our side. It’s the right thing to do. And it will make America stronger.” What he’s speaking of fighting to do is to bring illegal immigrants “out of the shadows.” Yes, he wants to increase the supply of workers!

When is the emphasis going to be on bringing American workers out of the shadows? Specifically in this case Black American workers!

I repeat… how does this make sense?

Free Speech Wins Out In New Hanover

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Over the last week or so, LGBT activists took aim at New Hanover County School Board member, Tammy Covil.  She dared to express an opinion in a closed Facebook group and comments on a related topic, which were on her own Facebook page.

I know, the horror…right?

The initial reaction was about what you would expect.

These tolerant LGBT activists claimed she was being ‘intolerant’, while at the same time Covil received death threats, hate mail — most of which were anonymous. Some of these folks even suggested she should have a ‘date with wire hanger‘ for her views.

Then the tide turned, as it tends to do when the facts come out about what the ginned up outrage is truly about. The unspoken core of this fight is about parental rights and the increased amount of social issue agenda items taking precedence over actual academics.

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Who You Calling a Racist? Again

Last year I wrote a piece (same title as this one) on my blog about racism after both Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling made news for comments they made about Black people.

Let it be known that I believe strongly that prejudice is something we all hold, yes even racial prejudice. But that prejudice does no harm until it becomes a demonstration of power against a race or individual within that race.

“Racist” is a trigger word for most people, but it holds a particular punch when applied to white liberals. If you call a black liberal a racist, you will be laughed at. If you call a white liberal a racist, they will cry, and cry loudly!

Why the differences in reaction to the potent ‘racist’ word?

I believe white liberals react so strongly because they know they fit the basic premise behind the word — that ‘racism’ cannot be true without the addition of ‘power’. They know it is the power that harms, not the word.

“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” ~ Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton
Whites have always understood how ‘power’ is the culprit behind racism.

One hundred years ago, they were conservative Democrats who enacted laws known as Black Codes and Jim Crow as their show of power over freed Black slaves.

Today, they are liberal Democrats who continue to demonstrate their power in a self-righteous false narrative that promotes income inequality, White privilege, and White supremacy as the cause of the plight of Black Americans.

So why is it that little has changed — that Black Americans are still the poorest, least educated, lowest in real property ownership, most jailed, and most unemployed within America?

In my mind, it is simple. Whites will do everything in their power to ‘help’ except give up their power.

How does one give up being middle class or wealthy? How does one give up ‘privilege’ and ‘supremacy’?

One can take all the money one has and give it to the poor, and there will still be poor. The others are so nebulous and indefinable, that in my mind, they are unworthy of the energy to discuss, much less seek to understand. While we are wasting dollars paying college professors and community organizers to teach the foolishness of ‘white privilege’, those are dollars that could go to a poor neighborhood and build a charter school.

Liberal Blacks understand the real deal, which is why they aren’t fighting for power, but are accepting of crumbs of power from the ‘masters table’. Liberal blacks are not taking what little power they have to become more powerful in their own housing complexes, schools, communities, and states — no they are begging for the powerful white man to do it for them. Expressly recognized is that when blacks like President Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, and the National Action Network become individual one-percenters, they fail to reinforce and promote black power where it already resides.

And then there is the conservative side, who 100 years ago were the champions of freedom and civil rights. Yet today, these are they who are considered by the left to be the most racist, most oppressive, most uncompromising when it comes to helping the po’ Blacks (or helping the po’ period).

Yet, it is they (those racist conservatives) who continue to be the champions of the po’ Blacks, or the poor period, because it is they who believe that race is no deterrent to the man or woman who has a dream of succeeding and does those things which will get them there.

It is they who are willing to get out of the way of that man or woman, by eliminating bogus ‘helps’ from dogooders and the government that don’t change anything, but continue to preserve the ‘power’ that props up racism (and class-ism).

It is they who believe that where help is needed, it should be given, but a perpetual place of ‘help’ is not power.

As long as liberals continue to promote false narratives that do nothing to promote self-empowerment, they are, at the most, the racists, or at the least, the one’s who keep the racism narrative alive.

Blacks don’t need to keep hearing how Whites keep them powerless. Blacks in America are not powerless, until they start to believe it!

“Do-Gooders: How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help (and the Rest of Us)”, by Mona Cheren

http://www.amazon.com/Do-Gooders-Liberals-Hurt-Tho…

“Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed”, by Jason L. Riley

http://www.amazon.com/Please-Stop-Helping-Us-Liber…

Cultural Marxism | Politically Short

“We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, wrote Vladimir Lenin.”

What is happening to America? Is the ‘promised change’ really the change we want? And if it is not the change we want, is it too late to turn aside?

Cultural Marxism | Politically Short.

The States won’t save us at an Article V Convention

There is a permeating fear among Americans who are starting to believe they are losing in a war against wrong-doing in government. The Article V Convention push is birthed out of that fear. Thank you for continuing to show Americans that they have not lost and how to change our country back to a Constitutional Republic.

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A Black Conservative Kid’s Thoughts Get the Beat-Down by Black Liberal Adults! Smh!

Recently I visited a black website, The Grio, to read an article entitled, “12-year-old CJ Pearson becomes Tea Party hit for claiming Obama ‘hates’ America in Youtube video”. (see video here)

Because of the title of the article, I was ready for the article and the readers’ comments to be left-wing, Tea-Party-rejecting, liberal, and Democratic-conforming.

What I was not ready for were the hateful, spiteful, demeaning reactions from the posters, especially the black posters (they had proud pics as avatars). The things said about his child and his parents read as following…

“Another one of the Black Devils!!! #clown”

“You dont  (sic) know what you are talking about child have a seat.”

“WTH?!?! will somebody sit this kuntre (sic) boy down somewhere. i think he just likes to hear himself say “merica” smh poor tink tink…boy has no clue!!!”

“I’m not surprised the Republicans are using a 12 yo as their spokesperson, that is about the mentality of most of the Republican leaders these days. But it seems a bit cruel to use a young child in this way.” (this one is white)

“Young coon in training sound like the nigga from back woods atl”

“He need to read a book and take his little self to bed!”

“He’s a white boy with a deep tan. Sit down little boy. This nation was not designed for Africans who were forced to.be Americans. Stop following what you hear your parents speak on and learn the history of this great nation you speak on.”

“Whoever put this young child up to do such a stupid video must be as stupid as Mr. Rudy. This is how mis information (sic) gets it’s (sic) roots. Go speak with your elders first next time; Please!”

There are over 200 posts on this article! Please feel free to read them all (if your stomach can take it).

I love our freedoms and strongly support our First Amendment rights, therefore I have no problems with these folks stating what they feel/think about the video. What I do have a problem with is the hatefulness, dismissal, and intolerance they display in their words. The effects of this kind of unwillingness to listen to, respect, and value all contributions is what is contributing to the racial, political, and class polarization in America.

To be fair, I have visited other websites and found such polarization evidence among white posters as well. But here today, I want to focus my attention on members of my own racial group, black people.

I have three observations as a Black American which don’t shine favorably on my fellow Black Americans, 1) Blatant hypocrisy, 2)Racism, and 3)Political Tribalism.

Here I am focusing on the first, blatant hypocrisy. (I’ll tackle the other two in later articles)

Black folk are marching in the streets carrying signs that read, “Black Lives Matter”, and “Stop Killing our Sons”; yet when a 12 year-old, young black male expresses himself in a video; his blackness becomes irrelevant and the brutality against him becomes unmerciful.

This young man was called ‘a black devil’, ‘country’, ‘stupid’, ‘coon’ (an ole’ standby used for Black Conservatives), ‘white’, ‘tanned’, ‘little’, and ‘nigga’!

He was told to ‘sit down’, ‘read a book and go to bed’.

In addition to the personal character assassinations, this child was never given the benefit-of-the-doubt that his feelings, statements, and intellectual position were his own. What! A twelve-year-old is incapable of thinking, forming opinions, and passionately stating them in a video?

As a parent, here is something I know for sure — you keep telling a child that what he/she says is unimportant, to sit down, and shut-up — that is likely what you will get. You will have played a significant role in that child’s inability to communicate a position, argue in a debate, settle disputes respectfully, resolve disagreements, and assert himself respectfully.

Perhaps being told to sit-down, shut-up, and speak and be like everyone else is a contributor to why some of our boys can only speak in ‘hip-hop’, resolve conflict with their fists or guns, seek acceptance in gangs, and believe that a man is defined by his ability to make babies than raise and care for them.

Yes, black lives do matter. But here, with this young, black boy, not so much — it’s sit down and shut-up. Do you see the hypocrisy here?

If this young black boy decides to sit down and peruse the Internet to get a feel for what people thought about his video, he will find tremendously supportive and encouraging comments from white, Tea Party leaning, conservatives. But when he encounters those who look most like him, Black Democrats or Liberals, I pray he wears a spiritual armor. The shots taken at him are not coming from a gun, but they are just as intellectually lethal as any bullet!