Comments by the Editor:
Booker T. Washington had a great deal to say about how black leaders exploit their own race for financial and political gain. In his book My Larger Education, he wrote:
There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs—partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
Indeed, as I pointed out in Volume 1 of my book, I feel sorry for those of us who are using hate, division, and revenge by twisting the truth for material and political gain. When we stand before the judgment seat of Christ, there will be no one to blame except ourselves. Our power, party, influence, and riches will all fail us—we can be assured of that.
It won’t matter whether we made a million dollars and made ourselves a name by selling our soul and others; what will be important is our relationship with Jesus Christ and how we served Him in the way we treated our neighbor—whether black or white—during our lifetime. All the applause and accolades we are now receiving will mean nothing in eternity.
The un-American Divider in Chief
By Ron Edwards
May 15, 2015
The president of the United States of America was once known as the commander in chief. The old saying about a house divided against itself may certainly be applied to our republic today. Not since the civil war has our beloved nation been so separated ideologically. The most noted era of division historically is the time surrounding the big war between the north and the south. There were sharp disagreements over states’ rights as well as the argument over whether individuals should be allowed to hold others in the bondage of slavery.
As horrific as the states’ rights and slavery issues were considering the toll they took on the country, at least they were situations that mattered and worth the time and effort to resolve them. Take for example, the ongoing mission of the divider and chief, Barack Obama and his embittered wife, First Lady Michelle Obama.
Just recently, Mrs. Obama gave a commencement address at the historic Tuskegee University in Alabama. Instead of encouraging the hopeful graduates to go seek opportunities and to be the best they can be, she chose to focus upon the wasteful topic of the limitations of racism.
Here we are in a nation facing a major crossroad in her history and Mrs. Obama complained about the “daily slights” that she and her husband have experienced. This is from a woman who’s own husband won’t even associate with you on any level if you are not a fellow progressive.
She talked about overcoming that “heavy burden” by channeling their frustration into “organizing and banding together.” Mrs. Obama also stated that the frustrations that are playing out in “communities like Baltimore and Ferguson.”
She took a grand opportunity to embolden younger Americans who happen to be black (technically brown) in their goals of successful achievement and allowing their God given gifts and talents to make room for them and turned it into a pedestrian pity party for having been “black in America.”
Such worthless and insane topics to be repeated over and over within the ranks of Americans who happen to be black, only serves to insure failure, bitterness and misery for those who should be looking forward to climbing the ladder of success.
The horrendous economic policies of President Obama has done much more to thwart opportunities for all Americans, than the racists Mrs. Obama refers to could dream of. In fact, as usual under most democrat administrations especially the current one, economic opportunities are much fewer today than during the time of the previous Bush administration.
Alright so let me get this straight according to the Obama’s, racism is today’s biggest impediment preventing blacks from succeeding. Yet there are fewer opportunities today than when the president assumed office in this so-called racist nation. So does that make the Obamas racists? I already know they are rabidly anti United States bigots.
The president has allowed the influx of millions of illegal immigrants who are being offered just about anything they want, including the chance to displace Americans who happen to be black at the dwindling workplace. Again, does that make President Obama and the First Lady racist?
If Mrs. Obama is so concerned about blacks being held back, she might review her husband’s economic policies and also take a look in the mirror. economy basically stagnating at best. Thus the real reason for fewer opportunities, not racism.
In addition, purposely dividing the republic over racial foolishness and class envy only keeps people focused on real or imagined divisions rather than authentic solutions to the stymied economy. So now we are putting up with a divided and less prosperous republic turned mob rule democracy.
Mrs. Obama has unfortunately has proven to be nothing more than a middle aged progressive activist using race as a means to divide and weaken our country. She along with her husband has scoffed at every viable free market economic solution to the current malaise.
Are there racists in America? Yes there are, many of whom are black. But there are many more non racists who are optimistic hard working Americans who simply want to see the nation restored not only economically, but in every facet of society as well.
I believe that many of my fellow Americans who happen to be white like myself, do not like the destructive policies of the Obama regime doesn’t make them racists. But also like myself desire to witness a resurgence of the good values and principles that made the United States of America the envy of the world.
The freedoms, rights, privileges and responsibilities enumerated in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution can only be maintained if “We the People” are united as Americans. The progressive hyphenated Americans divided by race, class envy and increasingly immoral behavior only serves the purpose of those seeking to divide and conquer America. America’s strength is in the good morality of her people. The founding fathers recognized that in order for America to be and remain free is for her sovereign citizens to be more dependent upon God, their own good sense and opportunities than an intrusive overbearing and oppressive government.
The choice is yours my fellow Americans. You can either be divided and conquered or United and free to live in liberty as God intended. God Bless America and May America Bless God.
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