The Quick Scan by Mike Ramey



      I happened to be checking out the national news one evening, when I heard an item concerning a letter written to America in 2002 by of all people—the late Osama Bin Laden.  His letter reminded me of a letter written to America hundreds of years ago by the late William Lynch.  The ‘uproar’ over the Bin Laden letter made me laugh because a generation of Caucasian youth are supposedly swallowing the ‘lies’ contained in the Bin Laden letter as ‘truth’—and older Caucasians are upset that their ‘babies’ are accepting the letter as written. Unfortunately, a generation of older Caucasians have been telling American society for years that the ‘truths’ contained in the Willie Lynch letter are ‘lies’—even though some of them have been used against Black folk in American society for generations.

      Plus, the Federal government has NOT paid the promissory note due to the descendants of Black folk who were slaves who helped build America—even though other races HAVE been compensated with cash, land, or plain old respect.  Democrats have been dancing around this issue for years while ‘counting on us’ for our votes… But I digress.

      Let me set this up accordingly.  Bin Laden was steeped in Islam and terrorism; Lynch was steeped in the lucrative market of international slavery…in part, bringing slaves to America and making them more ‘docile’ to Caucasian plantation owners and masters.  Now, there ARE those that see the swelling of the Bin Laden letter ‘belief’ groupies as ‘poetic justice’.  After all, America—to many people—has gone from a bastion of Christian liberty and morality to a land of oppression and opportunity because of a wide variety of her national sins on public display daily.

      Including terrorism against a race of people who happen to be Black.

      A nation that has turned its back on God and Jesus Christ will suffer in many ways. We're only seeing the opening acts of what this nation is experiencing.  One of those ways is that its youth will go a-whoring after strange gods and idols—such as the letters of William Lynch and Osama Bin Laden.  Since BOTH writings are prominently displayed on the Internet, they are free for public consumption—and deception.  It is advised for Christians to have their KJV Bible at the ready to accurately be able to separate fact from fiction—truth from lie.  I would also add that BOTH writings should be read by parents to be able to ‘hip’ their children—and other youth—about the deceptions contained in each document.

      I’ve got my copies for reference while I am writing my column this month.  Interesting reading, to say the least.  You won’t fall asleep on the dance floor with either one of these.  Not to mention that the discussion period will be mind-boiling, to say the least.

      History is cyclical, folks.  The protests that we see unfolding in our streets currently are the same types of protests that were going on during my younger years.  Civil Rights.  Vietnam.  Kent State and Jackson State. America is STILL a free country, and protests are protected speech—no matter the cause.  What the Grandparents did, their children and grandchildren will attempt to do.  What the Grandparents have left unresolved; by the wayside, or ignored, their children and grandchildren will be ‘lured’ by the same shinny things.  Lastly, what sins the Grandparents have perfected—including ignoring God, God’s Word, or God’s enemies will come back to bite not only the younger generation—but the older generation as well.

      Sin always has sharp teeth.  Until sin is repented of, those teeth will STAY in the offender.

      America has NOT paid reparations to the Black descendants of the slaves that helped to build this country.  ALL other races abused by the Federal government have received compensation.  IF this sin; IF the deception of Willie Lynch is allowed to ‘ride’, God WILL allow the deception of Bin Laden to ‘ride’.  God has a way of punishing rebellion.  Our two letters are only the beginning.

      Mike Ramey is a Retired Minister, KJV Bible Teacher, syndicated columnist and Bible Prophecy Specialist who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.  “The Quick Scan” is one of a variety of his columns appearing and abounding in print and cyberspace, written from a biblical, business, and common-sense perspective since 1996.  To drop him a line—or a whine—the address is still the same:  ©2023 Barnstorm Communications International.

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Rev. M. G. “Mike” Ramey (Retired) served as the Certified Modern Street Gangs Specialist & Media Consultant of “The Gang Line”. He had been interviewed in the U. S. and abroad on radio, television, and Internet about the dangers of Modern Street Gangs since 2007. His writings on Modern Street Gangs abound in print and online. Previously, he served as an award-winning broadcast journalist, producer, and TV/Radio talk show host. He has also served as a staff writer, section editor, and syndicated columnist. Ramey has won—or helped to win—some two dozen journalism awards and citations. He also holds a Police Citation for Citizen Bravery from the Indianapolis Police Department (1986). Ramey is also married, an Ordained Minister (Retired) and a KJV Bible Teacher.

Ramey is a Certified Modern Street Gangs Specialist with Certifications in Law Enforcement (2006), Non-Law Enforcement (2010), and Gangs & Cults Ministry (2017). He also has endorsements in K-12 Gang Issues and Transnational Gangs. He also carries Specialist Ratings in Cult/Occult Crime, and Transnational Human Trafficking. Ramey has also served with several International anti-gang ministries, including of Washington state (2004-2009), Thug Exposed Ministries of California (2010 to 2015) and Bishop Outreach Ministries of Florida (2010 to 2015).

In 2011 “The Gang Line” offered training and certification coursework for those interested in becoming certified Modern Street Gang Specialists: Training approaches the anti-gang ministry field through the combined use of spiritual (biblical principles/discipleship) and criminal (gang members and gang crime). From 2015-2017, Ramey served as an Advisory Board Member for the School of Criminal Justice at Harrison College, Indianapolis, Indiana, with a specialty of Organized Crime & Gangs. From 2017-2019, Ramey served as a Bible Teacher to at-risk detained juvenile offenders at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center with his own Bible-based Curriculum centering upon Biblical Life Skills taught from the Book of Proverbs.

Rev. Ramey’s skill set includes having been a veteran substitute teacher (Secondary Education), a college instructor for two Bible colleges in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, a Probation Officer (Intensive/High Risk & School-Based) with the Marion County Juvenile Court, and a peer grant reviewer of anti-gang grant programs with the U.S. Department of Justice (2010). He also created, designed, and taught the course “Modern Street Gangs: Developing Urban Ministry Strategies—UM-190” at Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, Indiana (2009 & 2010). In 2013, Ramey served as a post-production Consultant for Chick Publications’ national anti-gang comic: “Black Angel”. It was translated into Spanish in 2014.

Ramey has written extensively on the topic of Modern Street Gangs with two Internet columns: “The Gang Line” and “The Gang Line Blogger” which abound in cyberspace. In a post-pandemic society, the motto of The Gang Line still rings true: “Spiritual Solutions for Spiritual Problems!”

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