Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What We Have Become

 

We have gone from fighting for our freedom to giving it up to be controlled by the government; specifically, the political party that enslaved and murdered our ancestors.

We have gone from working hard to achieve success regardless of our circumstance,  to using our circumstance as an excuse to not work hard.

We have gone from striving for self sufficiency to being content with and dependent on governmental insufficiency.

We have gone from fighting to keep our families together to willfully creating life for a financial pittance handed to us by the government.

We have gone from fighting and literally dying to be educated, to allowing our children to drop out of school and enter prison at astronomical rates.

We have gone from believing in God or being true to our faith, to believing in and putting our faith in a political party, specifically the one that has and still is committing atrocities against our race.

We have gone from fighting for equal rights to accepting special rights, as if we are incapable of competing based on our own intellectual abilities.

We have become confortable in using slavery as an excuse to do nothing.

We have become comfortable wallowing in a perpetual state of victimhood.

We have become comfortable with excusing away our bad and barbaric behavior, often finding a way to invoke racism, instead of holding people accountable for their actions.

We have embraced a secular culture that is antithetical to our Christian beliefs and as a result, we have lost the ability to be ashamed of our actions. 

What we need to do now is focus on our youth. We need to reintroduce shame, especially in an era of all of these “this and that housewife” shows;  few male role models in the home, and secular churches. 

If we don’t focus on our youth enough  to at least plant the seeds of what decency and morality really is; or to show them how to think critically, I’ll  hate to see what we will become as a nation in the next 20 – 30 years.

3 comments:

  1. You are an awesome person. It is not just the Black community that exhibits these negative traits. I see many of them in the white community as well. Your advice fits the nation these days.

    May God guide us or have mercy on us.

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  2. Thank you, Deekaman. And no, it's not just the black community.. but I have to focus on "cleaning my own back yard"... lots of White folk out there fighting the fight too... plus, someone has to say it... a white person would only be called racist.

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  3. Baron vonFrightcastleApril 25, 2012 at 5:11 AM

    Love your blog. I am white, but of mixed-race heritage, as is my wife. I am in contact with my black relatives and love them dearly. My wife's great-grandfather was a mixed-race man who volunteered and rode in a Confederate cavalry regiment, not to protect slavery, but to protect our homeland. The most heartbreaking aspect of this administration is the hope and pride they filled my black neighbors with, just to dash their dreams. No, my black co-workers have mostly stuck with Obama so far, but I can see the fear behind their eyes--they know something is terribly wrong. The situation makes it almost impossible for them to admit that they were wrong. They rallied behind this evil snake-oil salesman with all their hearts and souls. How do they back down now? As much as I knew how disasterous this situation would be, I couldn't help but be glad for the hope on their faces after Obama's election; they needed a hero. This was the worst possible choice, though. Heartbreaking as this is, I pray they wake up to see what's happened and rise above it.

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