By the occurrences in the last few weeks / years, it’s more than evident, than ever before . . . that blacks across America, have turned to hate.
From my number one favorite movie, … taken from a book, written decades ago, in and about racism in another land, these words, should have been a warning for America!
Lessons are oft learned the hard way. Blessed are those who learn by watching others!
In this classic and great movie “CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY”, from the 1948 book of the same title, two religious men are talking … and for us, America, … it was, or should have been – prophetic!
Rev. Msimangu: “It is good you are awake, for I wish to speak to you and I may have no further chance. I have not told you this before, but I … have forsaken the world and all possessions.”
Rev. Kumalo: “But why ? Why my brother are you doing this thing?”
Rev. Msimangu: “To pray ….. to pray that my one great fear, … will not come to pass.”
Rev. Kumalo: “What great fear?”
Rev. Msimangu: “I have this great fear in my heart … that one day, … when the white man turns to loving, he will find we have turned to hate.”
Here, in too many places, and due to men who make a career out of prolonging racism, they fan the flames and keep the hate alive … they foster and create divisive nature alive for their own selfish motivations.
The number 1 offender of this, is President Obama, for he has exhibited his divisive racism from the beginning with, the black professor friend of his, … for he has the bully pulpit, yet has not used it until he stuck his big mouth in the Trayvon Martin case (and did so in a racist manner) and we cannot forget the “first lady” who is a follower and close friend of Farrakhan; number 2 must be given to the media for they look to fan the flames of anything they can make into racism; #3 is a tie between Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton; Martin Luther King’s son and others are lining their pockets … unlike what his father did and said.
Sadly, racism is alive and well in America, but here, it’s turned 180 degrees – just reverse from what it was …… it is out of control, and when the disparity of the demographics of our population is factored in, black on white violence is nearing 50 times more than the violence of whites on blacks.
Violence is wrong. Dead wrong! Just a few days ago, 88-year-old World War II veteran Delbert Belton was allegedly beaten to death by blacks in Spokane.
Before that, (and this has international implications) which cannot be expressed by any other words than PREJUDICE, 23-year-old Australian college student Chris Lane was shot to death in Oklahoma by young black males, saying it was ‘out of boredom’, but the truth is, it was a gang initiation!
Not long before that, blacks allegedly killed nurse David Santucci in Memphis.
And before that, blacks in Minnesota allegedly beat Ray Widstrand so brutally that he suffered permanent brain damage.
And in Missouri a black mob allegedly hit a hot dog vendor in the head with a hammer.
This weekend a black mob allegedly assaulted a police officer with a baseball bat, leaving him with a fractured skull.
A few months ago two young black men in Georgia allegedly killed 13-month-old Antonio West, shooting him in the face in front of his mother during an attempted robbery.
And no one will forget the harbinger event – those evil men who tried to turn George Zimmerman’s killing Trayvon into a racist event.
America needs the spirit of MLK to rise again – the vacuum is oppressing and there seems to be no one of courage rising to the challenge . . . . or is it that we’re all just too cowardly to talk of the imperative and instead focus on the trivial?
50 years ago, I worked as a young white Supervisor in the Chicago Post Office. It was 90% black and I should not have fit in, but I came to respect that generation of people; they did their work, and were not prejudiced against me (except for a few of the union reps) and gave me a chance to prove that I was fair. What more can a man ask? This generation, who worships the vile, with its hand out, and Rap / Hip Hop lyrics echoing in their souls . . . One can only acknowledge things have sure changed!