Depending on where one lives, the headlines in the local (and some national) news recently would have featured various commentaries and reports on the following: â€śNumerous protests have been held since the Aug. 9 killing of Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson. Tensions escalated last week after a white officer in St. Louis shot and killed another 18-year-old black man, Vonderrit Myers Jr., last Wednesdayâ€ť (Reuters).
If you are a black born prior to 1950, you have seen, and probably experienced, some of the aforementioned activities, especially if you were born in the South. Blacks marched, sued in court and protested for the right to achieve civil rights and exercise the civil liberties now freely available to any and all who live and work in the America of 2014. Homosexuals can register for any hotel and eat at any restaurant, etc. Homosexuals are perfectly free to exercise any and all constitutionally guaranteed rights in the U.S,
Blacks have been misled, mostly the by the left-leaning media and black leadership rhetoric, to believe that the Democratic Party, from FDR to LBJ, has enabled giant strides for black voters via civil-rights legislation. The Democrats are purposely credited with all the civil-rights victories accorded blacks.
As many of you are aware, there is a plan or movement (call it what you will) to remove every trace, every vestige of Christianity and the influence of the Judeo-Christian God from American history and from the modern political landscape. The problem is, these principles are the basis for most, if not all, of our constitutional liberties.
I hate to sound like a recording glitch, but on several occasions I have attempted to point out that the people with whom we are in conflict in the Middle East donâ€™t think like we think. The most dramatic evidence of this was the recent beheading of two journalists by ISIS, or ISIL, (whatever the current label) terrorists. Make no mistake, these are not patriots, freedom fighters or defenders of liberty; they areÂ terrorists, pure and simple.
Consider this: A 2007 special report released by theÂ BureauÂ of Justice Statistics, reveals that approximately 8,000 â€“ and, in certain years as many as 9,000 â€“ African- Americans are murdered annually in the United States. Ninety-three percent of these murders are perpetrated by other blacks. To put these numbers in perspective: 6,400 U.S. service men and women have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the course of a decade-long war fought in those nations. During the Vietnam War, which lasted nearly 13 years, some 58,000 Americans were killed â€“ nearly 13 percent of whom were African-American...
We have become so accustomed to laying all our ills at the feet of our leaders that we have gotten to the point where not a single ounce of responsibility lies at the feet of those truly responsible for the current state of affairs. We completely absolve the true culprits of the real responsibility and then wonder, â€śHow on earth could we find ourselves in such a predicament?â€ť It seems we have forgotten who is really in charge and, subsequently, who is to blame. The real guilty parties? The American population â€“ â€śWe, the People.â€ť
Why does Israel generate such a visceral response? There is no structured hatred against any Arabic nations that I am aware of. Some may consider the French rude, but no one disputes their right to exist. The English, often considered snobs, are not marked for annihilation. Even the â€śugly Americans,â€ť who are hated around the world (according to many apologists for terrorists), are not targeted for genocide.
Please correct me if I am wrong, but I do not recall Secretary of State John Kerry flying in to meet with the Palestinian leadership to stop their firing rockets into Israeli towns and villages. Nor do I remember hearing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lambast, as he did Israel, Hamas for firing rockets into Israel and calling for an immediate ceasefire by the Palestinians first.
The AP news service is quick to highlight the deaths of Palestinians, especially the admittedly tragic deaths of children (who are often used by Hamas as human shields). The same â€śnewsâ€ť services fail to point out that the reasons there are not more Israeli deaths, from rockets launched into Israel, are the Israeli shelters and Iron Dome intercepts. Somehow, the writers also forget to mention that if there were no rockets being fired and terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens in the first place, there would be an abiding peace in the region.