A House Divided, 2007
Posted by wordforit on September 20, 2007
Unbelievable that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have not been arrested for inciting hostility, hate speech and any number of offenses! They exploit people of their own race thereby dragging everyone else in, polarizing the black and white races and creating havoc everywhere they go. Their names are synonomous with hatemongers. I can’t believe anyone would jump on their bandwagon. The “protestors”need to outsmart them at some point and stop attending their rallies and following them like sheep to the slaughter.
JJ denies it now, or “doesn’t remember it”, but if JJ accused Barack Obama of “acting white”, it should have career-destroying-repercussions. Don Imus lost out for less. (Imus’ comment was indirect and meant to be witty.) My bet is that JJ’s slur will be swept under the carpet because of the potential political hazard for Obama. That will say a lot about Obama’s character.
As Jay Leno said, and I paraphrase, “Where do white people go when they are mistreated?” JJ and AS are exploiting their own race worse than any televangelist does in the religious arena but there are not many articles addressing JJ & AS in that context.
“Racism” is such a boring, worn-out cliche’ used for sneezing in the wrong direction. I am going to step it up a little and start using the word, “ethnocentric”. Everyone is somewhat ethnocentric! It’s the haters who others listen to who are dangerous. If JJ or AS were men of substance, they would talk to those young people in a manner of resolution, but that would not feed the frenzy, therewith their wallets! If I had been around for the civil rights movement and heard them comparing this idiocy to what went on back then, I would hope to be wise enough to see the disparities. Oops, I used one of their favorite words, disparity…
Most of us “down here”, believe it or not, get along with each other and try to make life more bearable, given we have serious issues going on in the world. Look at the diversion JJ and AS have created away from real issues. I wonder how many will want to follow on Judgement Day? I don’t hear “reverend” attached to JJ’s name as much as I used to…
If the kids have time to make nooses to hang in trees, they would probably love the Navy. If the others love to beat people up they would probably love the Army infantry hands-on approach. I’m sure some poor soul stationed in Iraq would love for them to take their place so they could have a stateside duty! I’m being facetious; we can’t dump on the military like that.
The “kids” were wrong for beating that other “kid” the way they did and I am sick of our judicial system being turned in to a “water the pansies garden party”.
Abraham Lincoln quoted Matthew 12:25, “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:”
It will take effort from all sides to resolve ethnocentrism but as the war from the biblical Abraham’s day rages on, I can do my part by reading my Bible and other edifying material, incorporate it into my daily life, and hope to be allowed to bring some kindness in to the world.