FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU; FOOL ME TWICE…
I have been watching the Democratic National Convention for the re-election of President Obama, and I find it much like the one in 2008. People are high on “words of promise”, tears are flowing, and there appears to be much belief in a “man”...AGAIN - that he will give everyone a fair chance at success and at the American Dream (not necessarily in those words, but something very much to that effect).
So far the First Lady, Michele Obama, hit the ball out of the park, or as has been said, “burned down the barn”. Yes indeed, she spoke well and had people admiring her for her belief in her husband and for again making the attendees at the DNC hope that President Obama would provide more jobs, establish a quality educational system for all, and produce equity for everyone…AGAIN!!!
I am probably in the minority with my opinion, but before Obama became president, there was no fairness among the peoples of the US, and even after this term (re-elected or not) there will not be any either – not to mention that hardly anything of what he promised came to fruition. First Lady Michele’s speech was viewed through rose-colored glasses, and in truth, has deceived many.
No one can make me believe that President Obama truly believes he can rid the United States of the deeply embedded race hatred that governs this place, that he can use Congress to achieve his goals, and that he can make the changes he desires given what he is up against – racist republicans determined to be an obstacle for all his endeavors. However, President Obama did make a difference in the lives of Gays, Hispanics, Whites, and so-called “Jews”, but he shut the door on Blacks. The facts speak for themselves.
Before President Obama was Senator of Illinois he worked in Roseland, a Ghetto in Chicago, as a community leader where is a wall bearing the names of the Blacks who are killed in this neighborhood. He knows well the impoverishment in Roseland and in all urban environments. Yet, he acts as though he knows nothing about the discrimination and hatred of Blacks in this GOD-forsaken country: enslavement, lynching, Jim Crow Laws, police brutality, double standards, and gross injustices. These ills are still against Black Peoples. The incidents just take on other identities. Maybe President Obama just chooses to delude himself.
As I listened to President Obama at the Democratic National Convention, I was reminded of the Late Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech. Dr. King’s speech gave Blacks false hope, as well. Blacks at that time thought Dr. King was a Messiah, saviour, and an answer to their prayers at that time, too. But quickly, ever so quickly, the White Man made Blacks face reality and put Blacks right back in their place and made it clear that Blacks are a subjugated people, descendants of Slaves who will serve them and NOT be compared with them. Thus, President Obama should stop making Blacks believe he can bring hope and change and justice to a country built on Slavery, that thrives on White Supremacy, and that believes in survival of the fittest and isolation of Blacks.
Does President Obama not see the power in the powers-that-be? These republicans have made it possible that almost two million Blacks will not be voting this presidential election because of some trumped up notion about voter fraud, preventing Blacks from voting for Obama.
President Obama sees his position as one of glory and honor, and he wants to be the first Black man in the White House and for two terms. He has achieved an opportunity for many but none for my people. Blacks continue to reap benefits only from what falls from the White Man’s table, and the powers-that-be will have it no other way. President Obama should realize that ALL GLORY belongs to the CREATOR GOD of this Universe!
So, what is the alternative? Seek the CREATOR GOD and seek HIS TRUTH. Abandon the White Man’s man-god who has done nothing to save you out of anything. What sense does it make to worship the god of the people who savagely enslaved you for 400 years? Is it not like befriending a snake that continues to bite you leaving you paralyzed to prevent its conniving and wicked brainwashing?
FIGHT FOR REPARATIONS in order to establish our own communities in OTHER COUNTRIES. Enough of living under the ideals and laws of the descendants of the Slave Masters – people who have no compassion for our progeny. We are the best to know our needs and to know how to rise above this oppression and suppression we endure in this captivity. Self-determination of Blacks requires we leave out and establish a CONSTITUTION for our peoples that will indeed make us a power to be reckoned with. ENOUGH of Blacks filling prisons, Blacks dying in the streets because they have no real roll models and know not how to hope in themselves. ENOUGH of Ghetto gravesites of squalor and devastation! It is time for the “Dry Bones” to wake up (Ezekiel 37th Chapter) to the GOD’s TRUTH!
I do vote, but I vote for a “sure fire”. I vote for the ONLY ONE able to bring Blacks out of this Holocaust of captivity, oppression, and suffering. I vote for the CREATOR GOD that has a PLAN for all who call upon HIM and who are obedient to HIS Ways. It was HE that scattered us into this Hell, and it will take HIM to bring us out of it. Read the CREATOR’s PLAN if we will only Call upon HIM!
“But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.” Deuteronomy 4:29 - 31
“And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee. And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.” Deuteronomy 30:1 - 8
“For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.” Jeremiah 31:7 – 11
“Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.” Joel 2:12,13
“This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.” Isaiah 43:21,22
“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.” Isaiah 45:22
Perhaps now you can understand why the White Man has you looking to his god. The CREATOR GOD will not hear you if you are calling upon another god. Reason being HE is a JEALOUS GOD, and we are serving our enemies for worship of false gods. The Slavers knew this!!!