The Present Moment Has Set Blacks Back a Half-Century

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
According to the make-believe world of the left, we are experiencing a great moment in American racial history. For the first time, the story goes, more whites than ever are coming to realize how racist America is, how racist cops are and how systemically racist everything in America is. Only now do many Americans understand just how racist Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima, Ulysses Grant, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, "whitening" agents, meritocracy, Western culture, Christianity, jailing blacks and the NFL are. The bestselling book in America is about alleged "white fragility" -- the term for any rational response to the irrational charge that all whites are racist.

All this is supposed to be good for America's blacks.

But none of it is. In fact, it is all destructive.

Take the movement to defund police departments and the incessant charges of "police brutality" and "racist police." Only those who don't care about blacks other than using them to advance their power -- Democrats and the rest of the left, both black and white -- argue this war against the police is good for blacks. Already the increase in the number of blacks murdered, not to mention injured, is reaching levels unseen in decades. And there is every reason to assume, as police pull back from high-crime areas, it will get worse.

Take the left-wing mantra that all whites are racist. If I wanted to obstruct black progress, and especially damage black children, I couldn't come up with a more effective idea. To believe from early childhood that you walk through life held in contempt by all of your fellow citizens who are white is to walk through life with much more than a chip on your shoulder. It is more like a heavy boulder.

It means that you will walk through life with two paralyzing burdens: anger and victimhood. Either one is enough to ruin your life. Combined they're devastating. It gives one an idea of how cynical the left is that it would want to cultivate both of these life-ruining emotions in as many blacks as possible.

https://townhall.com/columnists/den...nt-has-set-blacks-back-a-halfcentury-n2571585

The way I see it, we're all in this together. The state of mankind has been set back, I'd say. I wouldn't say what the title says. I wouldn't differentiate part of humanity by the color of their skin. We've been programmed to do that for many decades and it creates division. Good does not come from differentiating based on the color of our skin.

What we've lost in the USA is Rule of Law. That was the one thing, more than any other, that differentiated us and some of the other "western" nations from the rest of the world. Without Rule of Law life will change drastically in the USA, and not for the better. Once lost, Rule of Law is hard to re-acquire simply because of the nature of man. It's likely we'll never have Rule of Law firmly established across this once great nation ever again.
 

Grace_Alone

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I respectfully disagree with you my brother I think great strides have been made to raise awareness to the deep seeded racism in our great nation. white people have been educating and marching with people of colour hand in hand it's beautiful
 

Everlasting Life

Through Faith in Jesus
The Present Moment Has Set Blacks Back a Half-Century
I was just thinking this very thought yesterday. For every action there are reactions. While peaceful protesting is constitutionally allowed (I understand why there were peaceful protesters, I've seen up close personally some disturbing incidents and I also see that there's been some great progress with lifting up the African American community as well), the actions of groups connected to terrorist entities and with it's own history of antisemitism, engaging in looting, destroying businesses - even synagogues, overtaking neighborhoods along with physically beating up innocent people and complete lawlessness will only serve to create a backlash. I think MLK really understood this thus his call to avoid violence.

These issues, along with severe, microscopic criticism of social media and consequences of innocent people losing their jobs, standing in society, peace and safety of homes if anything they innocently say, or don't say, is interpreted as racist.....rather than giving the benefit of the doubt that there are good intentions in a person's heart is absolutely going to create a backlash. Those of Christ know better than to respond in kind to the violent element that's taken hold and like MLK need to use the tools of God to respond with love, patience, kindness, praying, sharing the Gospel, work for peace.

However, those who are not of Christ may just decide they are NOT going to tolerate this kind of behavior and may just turn against the hard work wrought on behalf of the African American community. I wonder if that is what is hoped for by those behind this destructive, lawless element that's burst on the scene of our country. I believe that the lawless element of the last month is very much going to backfire people are going to start standing up and put their foot down. That just might look like civil war. I hope though America doesn't take the bait and fall into the trap being laid here by the enemies of America, to divide and conquer.

In doing some research my eyes have really been opened to what's happening that I wasn't fully aware of. I believe there is the true peaceful protesters who certainly had reason to come out and voice their concerns this month and I also now realize there are entities claiming to work for civil rights but rather are co opting peaceful protest to further a more violent agenda.....destroy America. They are organized, efficient, deadly and have the brainwashed youth of America their disposal along with CAIR's, Farrakan's and Iran's blessing.


This is the truth and well documented, but the left news media will certainly not report this truth.

I've noticed that there are those in the African American community that are also seeing this. I join these people in their continued journey of equal treatment and receiving the same respect and rights along with their fellow Americans and all people benefiting as a result. I do not condone nor support those groups who would claim to be doing so but by their actions show that the destruction of America is really the end game. For in this, African Americans and the rest of America are both on the losing end. In this, the nation of America it'self is being attacked. The destruction of Minneapolis, businesses of African Americans and even African American's lives lost there as well as other minorities and even in Seattle, shows me that this lawless element that the left is so 'proudly' supporting is not good for the African American community and America at large, but rather harms them. The peaceful protesters themselves saw this and confronted the anti American and anti African American individuals acting in the interest of evil.

I think that America needs to wake up to what is being promoted here:

From the op: The man identified as the president of the greater New York Black Lives Matter, Hawk Newsome, recently told Fox News: "If this country doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking ... figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It's a matter of interpretation."
 
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Batman

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I think we've lost a lot and are losing more every day and those that think they gain are losing too. What is being said and done is pretty bad and while it's for the incredible noble and right fight against racism, the methodology and ways of moving the dialogue and ideologies along do seem to be chaotic and off track in many ways.
 

InsuranceGuy

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I respectfully disagree with you my brother I think great strides have been made to raise awareness to the deep seeded racism in our great nation. white people have been educating and marching with people of colour hand in hand it's beautiful
We have not been watching the same protests. I see guns and hatred, not love and peace. BLM suggested smashing in church windows on Twitter. They are a destructive movement. One that leads to hate and separation, not love and peace.
 

Grace_Alone

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there have been many peaceful protests as far as I am aware for example the peaceful demonstration in front of the white house that the president opened fire on so he could cross and take a photo with the Bible

there have certainly been rioting and loottinng which is awful and unlawful but when and where the message of equality has been communicated peacefully I support
 

Batman

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While there have been some peaceful protests the majority of protesting is actually riots, intimidation, threats, anger, rage, arson, theft, assault/battery, and strategic sowing of discord. I disagree with the majority of your characterizations, including the events leading up to President Trump leaving the White House to walk to the church. The message of equality is now so lost in all of the above mentioned activities that it really ceases to be the message, not to mention BLM has a long known bylaw and agenda that is quite outside the lines of just leading the message of equality communicated in a peaceful manner. What they want and what they are doing is wrong on so many levels and they are very closely tied to some bad national and international players and platforms.
 

SpaceBum

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there have been many peaceful protests as far as I am aware for example the peaceful demonstration in front of the white house that the president opened fire on so he could cross and take a photo with the Bible

there have certainly been rioting and loottinng which is awful and unlawful but when and where the message of equality has been communicated peacefully I support
Sorry, but that nonsense about a peaceful demonstration in front of the White House is a complete falsehood perpetrated by the MSM. What else do you have? Come on, we're waiting.
 

SpaceBum

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Leftists think we Christians are all a bunch of dim bulbs. So what? I'd rather be a dim bulb with discernment and wisdom than a so-called genius who's gullible enough to fall for any new leftist fad that comes along. "White fragility? Ooh, sounds good to me!!!" Some of the smartest people throughout history have fallen for the siren song of Naziism, Communism, Socialism, and too many other kinds of malevolent isms. Belief not based upon any empirical evidence that any of these ideologies were capable of contributing anything to the common good, but because they just seemed right and made them feel good about themselves. Virtue signalling is not virtue. It's posing. It's Phariseeism. It's wearing the mask of intellectualism without actually doing any thinking.
 

SpaceBum

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It was so peaceful they had to make arrests and erect a wall all around the White House as the church directly across the street burned burned burned.
And so peaceful that Secret Service agents were hurt attempting to stop the "peaceful protesters" from breaking through the barrier. Did those oh-so peaceful protesters throw daisies and marshmallows at the Secret Service?
 

SpaceBum

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It was so peaceful they had to make arrests and erect a wall all around the White House as the church directly across the street burned burned burned.
I also recall the female "bishop" of St. John's Episcopal Church, Mariann Budde, was far more offended and outraged by President Trump standing in front of the church holding a Bible than she was by the vandalism done to the church itself. "Bishop" :rofl
 

Grace_Alone

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While there have been some peaceful protests the majority of protesting is actually riots, intimidation, threats, anger, rage, arson, theft, assault/battery, and strategic sowing of discord. I disagree with the majority of your characterizations, including the events leading up to President Trump leaving the White House to walk to the church. The message of equality is now so lost in all of the above mentioned activities that it really ceases to be the message, not to mention BLM has a long known bylaw and agenda that is quite outside the lines of just leading the message of equality communicated in a peaceful manner. What they want and what they are doing is wrong on so many levels and they are very closely tied to some bad national and international players and platforms.
I agree my brother, this is basically what I was trying to say
 
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