I’ve been made sick of the whole race topic in the last few years. But no matter how much I don’t want to deal with it, it won’t go away. It’s not just on TV anymore; there’s no escape from it. Not at work; not at home; not in the Church.
So be it.
I’ve come to a decision. The people making their opinions known about this issue are ostensibly adults, so I’m gonna treat them like grown-ups. That means I’m not gonna take the pains to pussyfoot around and sugar-coat everything to avoid offending them. Rather I should say I’m going to fight against my cultural programming to do so.
One day we will answer to a God who created everyone of every race, ethnicity and language, and He’s not going to accept skin color and Victim Status as excuses for our conduct. Thank God believers are covered by the blood; but we’re also told we’ll be held accountable for every idle/careless word we utter (Matthew 12:36).
So there’s no misunderstanding here, I’ll put some disclaimers up front.
First of all, I watched the Eric Garner video and from what I can see, the man was murdered. Every cop who dog-piled on him should be locked up for the rest of their lives. In a constitutional republic not undergoing “fundamental transformation” where public servants still abided by the rule of law, that is exactly what would happen. Unfortunately, cops are drunk on undelegated power and commit crimes like this with increasing frequency. Judges look the other way and use any excuse possible to rule in favor of the one with the badge. And we the people let them get away with it. When one of us raises too much of a stink about our transformation into a police state, he is dismissed as a crackpot or demonized as a potential domestic terrorist.
Secondly, Michael brown stealing cigars and pushing the proprietor of a convenience store around does not justify shooting an unarmed man. I wasn’t invited to sit in with the grand jury, so unlike others I won’t pretend to know what evidence was presented or which juror voted which way and what color they were. I also won’t pretend to have the ability to read the mind of the cops involved in either incident. Maybe they hold racist attitudes. Based on my dealings with cops, I suspect most of them do. It would not surprise me if every one of those cops on the video from New York are flaming bigots.
However, in the hype and fever of emotions, a whole lot of wild accusations are being spewed about, accepted as fact without question, imbellished and passed on faster than a speeding airborne virus. To challenge any of these statements gets the Race Card or Victim Status Card waved in our face, and probably accusations of racism, ignorance and white privilege.
I acknowledge that there are exceptions to every generality. Thank God for that. But I’m not addressing the exception or the minority attitudes/opinions here. I’m addressing the zeitgeist at large.
Furthermore, this post is written to the black community in America, including those who self-identify as Christian. If it’s acceptable to make generalized blanket statements like “America is racist” then you should have no problem with me addressing your entire demographic collectively. Especially since, unlike America, 95% of you are in ideological lock-step with each other, as proven every election cycle.
From my experience I have little hope that you’ll read this entire post when you realize it doesn’t fit with your preconceived assumptions. But I’m gonna take the trouble anyway.
One of the popular memes in the wake of these Grand Jury decisions is to the effect that this proves that the Right Wing Boogeyman has genocidal ambitions toward the black population of the USA.
In reality you’re preempting any supposed desire for genocide by attempting collective suicide–by killing each other in the streets, and at the abortion clinic. Founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger, the Nazi (that’s right, a National Socialist just like Hitler and Goebels), believed in eugenics as a way to “purify” the gene pool. By sacrificing your offspring on the Altar of Convenience, you are killing yourselves off just as she hoped you would. And you see the abortion industry as a good thing. At least you vote that way. You embrace as friends those who are assisting your suicide.
Nor is the Right Wing Boogeyman conspiring to drive you back into slavery. You’re voluntarily staying on the Ghetto Plantation. Modern servitude doesn’t entail picking cotton; it means voting Democrat (multiple times per election where voter ID is not required) to keep your entitlements growing. And 95% of you do. How ’bout that: the same guys are your slave masters 150 years later. The difference is this time they’ve got you convinced it’s for your own good. The black family has been destroyed over the last half century thanks to socialist (“liberal,” “progressive,” etc.) policies, but you maintain your slavish support of them because the TV tells you they’re looking out for your interests; and that their opponents, the Right Wing Boogeymen, are trying to oppress you. It must be true because you hear the same story everywhere. After all, majority opinion is always the best bandwagon to jump on…just like in Noah’s day, right?
Some of you have escaped the Ghetto Plantation by hard work, clever business strategies, and by taking advantage of the unique opportunities available to you in America. Thank God for that. But you’re still devoted to the Plantation Master and you still wave your Victim Status banner to show the world your allegiance. You may call yourself a Christian, but you’ll vote for Klansmen (like Robert Byrd), Muslims and God-hating Marxists (who, incidentally, increase the economic disparity suffered by your demographic) every time, without question, because skin color. Because Victim Status. Because oppression.
When incidents like the murder of Eric Garner and the recent events in Ferguson are hyped by your trusted svengalis, it never fails to provoke knee-jerk memes like “America is racist!” And evidently it is perfectly acceptable to your uncircumcised hearts to spread lies in order to keep these memes going.
Multiple witnesses in Ferguson claimed to have witnessed the shooting, and from them spawned the horrifying tales of how Michael Brown was shot in the back while fleeing with his hands raised in surrender. Or he was on his knees with his hands raised when assassinated. The witnesses against “Racist America” couldn’t get their stories straight, and often contradicted each other, but that didn’t matter to to the Victim Status Addicts (VSAs) and “social justice warriors” (SJWs) as long as whatever version supported the “America is racist” meme. I’ve personally encountered VSAs who parroted these testimonies without bothering to check any facts, willing to slander and/or libel anyone with the audacity to ask for substantiation. Some of these VSAs identify themselves as Christians.
One VSA claimed to have seen video footage of Darren Wilson gunning down Michael Brown “in cold blood.” On my second request to see this alleged video, the story changed to this individual having only seen a picture of Wilson standing over Brown’s body. They then denied ever having made the initial claim, and when called out on the lie threw a tantrum and spouted off a number of assertions (leaving no time for response) and promptly left the scene, claiming the matter settled once and for all. The one assertion I heard clearly was that Darren Wilson had admitted to killing Michael Brown in cold blood. (That’s quite a conspiracy going on, for him to have confessed to murder and still not have to stand trial.)
Another story was told about the surveillance video of Brown robbing the convenience store–that the complete video shows that somebody other than Michael Brown stole the Swisher Sweets, and the “real thief” is the guy Brown pushed on his way out of the store. Furthermore, I was told, the store owner claimed that Brown was innocent. This sounded a little too convenient to me, and almost like something from a cheesey episode of Arrow. But then I’d only seen a short clip of the video, and couldn’t definitely say this was impossible. Again my request for substantiation was ignored. I was just supposed to accept this version of events without question and jump on the “America is racist” bandwagon.
So I found the complete video, and here it is:
Interesting that those who have claimed to watch this video (and tell stories like the one I shared above) refuse to watch this video when given a chance. Because it’s just part of Whitey’s conspiracy to bring you down, see. White folks must have hired actors and staged this whole thing.
During all the hysteria surrounding the Ferguson Grand Jury, another story was spread around on social media and the VSAs latched onto it immediately–about Timberland Boots’ CEO who supposedly revealed his true racist colors:
“They’re work boots and let’s be honest. ‘They’ don’t like to work” Said Timberland’s new appointment in a shocking reveal during a press conference. “We started this company with a vision. To make the best damn boot that you can wear from the construction yard to the nearest Klan meeting without sacrificing fashion” Said John Kilpins Senior Marketing VP of the Timberland boot brand.
This started out as a gag on a satirical site, but was quickly turned into a hoax by SJWs looking for something–any fuel to throw on the “America is racist” fire. You bought it hook, line and sinker, though you could have discovered the truth with minimal effort (there’s a disclaimer on the satirical site where this story was originally posted). During a press conference this guy supposedly says the vision of his company is to have his boots worn to Klan meetings and you see nothing suspicious there? Where is your discernment, Christian? And yet I was called naive because I just don’t understand how “America is racist.” I’m blinded by my “white privelege.” (More on that later.)
The only people who can get away with displaying that kind of racism are Democrats.
When the Ferguson witnesses were confronted with forensic evidence proving their testimony false, they admitted fabricating their stories. Others who weren’t even there repeated the fabrications they’d heard, sometimes embellishing them, as if they themselves were witnesses. And they maintained their perjury until exposed as liars by the evidence and self-contradictory testimony. This phenomenon is at epidemic proportions in the black community. I’m seeing it in the news, on all the mainstream social networks, and up close from people I know.
Here’s an excerpt from a Daily Mail story:
Another witness had told the FBI after the shooting that he saw Wilson shoot Brown in the back and then stand over his prone body to finish him off.
But in his grand jury testimony, this witness, acknowledged that he had not seen that part of the shooting, and that what he told the FBI was ‘based on me being where I’m from, and that can be the only assumption that I have.’
TRANSLATION: “I’m black; he’s not, so I’m the victim and he’s the oppressor and that gives me the right to lie about something I didn’t even see.”
This individual is trying to get somebody convicted of MURDER. I wish this epidemic of bearing false witness was limited to the neighborhood in Ferguson; or even the state of Missouri; or at least to the heathens. But it’s not, by a long shot.
This is the pattern I keep seeing any time these racially-charged hype-fests go viral: the VSA doesn’t care enough about truth to bother using the slightest discernment or checking the facts. All they want to know is who was black, who was white, and their minds are made up, permanently. And when caught lying notice the self-righteous attitude and complete lack of remorse or even embarrassment. In personal encounters, when called out on their false witness, these perpetrators try to turn it around on me, as if I am somehow at fault.
I just can’t possibly ever understand, I’m told, because I’m blinded by my white privilege.
That same white privilege that gets less qualified candidates hired for a job instead of me? Because racial discrimination in hiring is wrong…except when the discrimination works in YOUR favor. Then it should be institutionalized and given a lofty name like “Affirmative Action.”
That white privelege?
Or maybe you mean when I worked to put myself through college. When I went to the financial aid office every quarter to check on scholarships, I found I qualified for several full-tuition deals. Oh, wait, no I didn’t qualify, because I was the wrong race and gender.
That white privilege?
Going to a junior high and high school where my demographic was in the minority, I suffered all the discrimination you see depicted on TV dramas, up to and including violent assault. But when you see it on TV, the victim never looks like me. Never will, either–not because it’s unique, as the knee-jerk assumptions purport, but because it doesn’t fit the “America is racist” meme or validate your Victim Narrative.
That white privilege?
Any time this comes up with a particular Victim Status Addict, I’m told my examples (these and others) are merely isolated incidents and therefore I still can’t ever hope to understand racial discrimination.
Here are some more “isolated incidents,” tabulated from the National Crime Victimization Survey:
In 2010 there were 62,593 black victims of white violent crimes.
The same year there were 320,082 black-on-white violent crimes.
That differential is bad enough. It appears that whites are victims of blacks five times more than blacks are victims of whites. At least it would be 5X if the respective populations were equal.
But when you consider that in 2010 the black population was 38 million and the white population was 197 million, then you understand that the disparity is actually a staggering 25X more black-on-white violent crime.
There were 13,000 black-on-white rapes, and 39,000 black-on-white violent robberies. How many times did whites return the favor with those same specific crimes? Let’s just say the score is 13,000X and 39,000X less, respectively.
So who is the victim of who, here? And where is your outrage?
Yeah, I know: some white American Racist cooked those numbers after staging the fake surveillance video of Michael Brown. You don’t have to look at any evidence or check any facts–you just know because skin color. Because Victim Status. Because oppression. Maybe you should demonstrate your thirst for justice by stealing a flat screen TV and trying to burn down somebody’s store.
Maybe you should continue to bear false witness, then throw a fit when caught in a lie. Then turn tail and flee, firing desperate verbal parting shots in between claiming victory in your one-sided Racial Supremacy Debate.
We were commanded not to bear false witness. We were commanded not to covet. So much for the Democratic Party.
In Phillipians 2:3 we’re told to count others more important than ourselves. It is human nature to do the opposite, but most of us are expected to grow up some day and bring our egos under control. By the behavior of black churchgoers, you’d think God had instituted Affirmative Action in regards to His commands.
So many of you are doing this, it’s hard not to suspect there’s a spirit at work in you.