I’ll admit there was once a time in my life when I actually bought into the myth that those whom home was the black community were, some ho much more religious, than the rest of us. But keep in mind the part of the country in which I grew up had very few blacks. In my high school of roughly 1000 students there was but one who was black. But then I left home, departing for what’s been called the cold, cruel world I very quickly came to realize just how wrong I had been for a large portion of my life.
What I quickly came to find out was that within the black community there seems to reside a very deep-seated hatred of anyone that is not like them, but especially of whites. Strangle though it was in looking back in history that I found that that had not always been the case. Even in the days of slavery hated of whites was nowhere near as intense as it seems to be today. And I also found that once blacks were given the vote it was far more often than not that they chose to vote for white Republicans.
The flames of hatred for whites began to grow, I would argue, from a spark created by the Democrat Party back in the 1960’s. And it was the passage, and then enacting, of LBJ’s ‘Great Society’ and the war on poverty that would act as an accelerant of sorts. Johnson’s goal was to bring slavery, always supported by Democrats, back into existence. Only this time to put a different spin on it. This time around there would not be individual ‘masters’, only one. And that master would be the Democrat Party.
But the Democrats were going to need some help, some cheerleaders, if they were to ever have any hope of succeeding in their goal of enslavement. What they would need would be some blacks working on the inside who could convince those blacks who may be a little hesitant in becoming slaves to the left. And, sadly, they had very little trouble in finding plenty of suitable volunteers who, for the right price, were only too willing to throw their own people squarely under the Democrat bus.
Now fast forward to the election of our first black president. Americans, both black and white, had high hopes that by electing a black man as our president, a man that would be uniquely qualified to bring all Americans together, we could finally move beyond the issue of race. But sadly just the opposite occurred. But then I suppose we shouldn’t be all that surprised. We should have known that by electing a community agitator what we’re witnessing today was the only possible outcome.
Now while Democrats will never admit this, it’s really they who will never allow racism to die in this country, so they work to inflame and incite. So, were it not for the Democrat Party racism would have long ago gone the way of the dinosaur and the do-do. But the Democrats refuse to let it die, because the party ‘NEEDS’ it. Because without it, if it were suddenly to disappear, they would lose what is their most effective weapon in convincing their most reliable voting block to vote for them.
Which, I guess, brings me to the topic that I had initially intended to discuss. That being the continuing myth that blacks are so religious. I’ve always thought it odd that some of the most vitriolic, hate filled speech about race has always come from those who profess to be men of God. Men like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan and, more recently, the ‘pastor’ of the church that our black president sat in for 20 years, the esteemed Rev. Jeremiah Wright. And these are but a few of the men.
And in what would, I’m afraid, be the perfect example of what may be typical of what is heard in far too many black churches today, is the recent, and most vitriolic speech at the Metropolitan AME church in Washington D.C., by Nation of Islam leader ‘Calypso Louie’ Farrakhan. It was in this ‘speech’ that he actually called white people “sinful by nature” and said that the cops who arrested the man who killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C. last week were happy he did so.
It was in referencing the nine people murdered by white supremacist Dylann Roof at the historic Emanuel AME church last Wednesday that Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city. They don’t give a damn about them nine.” He went on with his racist rant saying, “When they arrested him they took him to the Burger King.” And he added, “You know what they were saying? ‘You did a good job. Killed all them niggers.’” This from a man of God?
Farrakhan, who is known for racist and hate filled ‘sermons’, was on hand at Metropolitan AME to announce plans for the Millions for Justice Mobilization event to be held on the National Mall in October. The event marks the 20th anniversary of Farrakhan’s Million Man March, which was also held in Washington. The original event attracted far less than what the name of event implied. And it was Farrakhan who threaten to sue over estimates of crowd size that he claimed were purposely too low.
During Wednesday’s speech, which was posted in full to the website Justice or Else, Farrakhan addressed the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag. Roof, 21, had posted numerous pictures online of himself waving and carrying the flag. South Carolina lawmakers have since called for it to be removed from the state house, and numerous retailers such as Wal-Mart and Amazon have decided to no longer sell the flag or apparel bearing it. Despite the fact that they still sell Nazi paraphernalia.
But Farrakhan said he saw little difference between that flag and the Stars and Stripes. The 82- year old Farrakhan aid, “I don’t know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag.” And he went on to say, “We need to put the American flag down because we’ve got as much hell under that as the Confederate flag.” And to no one’s surprise, I’m sure because it’s what he does, Farrakhan also devoted much of his speech to attacking whites.
He said, “White folks, you’ve got to get out of your sinful nature,” while at the same time asserting that black are “not sinful by nature.” And it was to a cheering audience that he said, “You are righteous by nature,” adding, “but made sinful by your intercourse with a sinful people who rebel against God.” He said, “Everywhere the white man has gone his nature drove him to kill. Kill the brown. Kill the red. Kill the yellow. Kill my own white brother, and kill the black and make sure that the black never rises again.”
Farrakhan’s two-hour rant took a rather bizzare turn when he began discussing white peoples’ birth rates and stereotypes about white women’s anatomy. He said that “the white man” is “coming after the black woman because that’s the way he’s going to have a future.” He said, “Because your womb is what’s going to give him a future. Because right now whites are dying a natural death. Their birth rate is down under zero meaning that more of them are dying and less of them are coming to birth.”
I would argue that when it comes to being sinful, to say that one race is more sinful than another makes it very clear that even as a man of God, Farrakhan doesn’t possess even a basic understanding of what sin is. And apparently neither do those who were cheering him on. That racism still exists in this country, there is no doubt. But while there are whites who are racist, they are vastly outnumbered by racist blacks. Despite the fact that blacks are still very much a minority population.
So I have to wonder how much the intensity of their racism toward whites has to do with what they may be hearing in their church every Sunday. And it is basing my assessment of things on nothing more than my daily interactions with those who are black, I have come to the conclusion that blacks are far more likely to be people of hate rather than people of faith. If not, then how do you explain the ease with which so many continue to be so easily manipulated by the purveyors of hate?