The STRIPES of Healing
This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own. The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty. Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience. “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.
Issue 6: Unending ‘REGISTRATION’ to Vote?
What does it mean ‘Register to Vote’? I’m confused because I thought that once you are registered to vote that it was a one time deal. A record of your information is permanently created Right? Now of course if you move or change your voting location it only requires a simple update of your information. Revelation 21:27 “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Oh in case you don’t want to read the chapter it is about Jerusalem.
Now that we have that settled as to the fact that it is a redundant obstacle put in place by those who have achieved power with an unclean heart. Yes, if a voter goes to an official state government office and provides identification which is verification then why does a voter have to show identification to a non-government volunteer in order to vote? Right! If they wish to put a system in place to harass or be skeptical of every voter then you better institute a facial recognition system and not put the onus on the voter to prove their identity when they already done it! That is why there is an objection to voter ID because it gives unelected and unlegislated power to somebody who is just there as a volunteer to check my credentials.
Now back to Georgia’s new voting law. I’m speaking loosely here mind you. Well the scripture says that if you base your law on a lie what did God say about that? Again, how many times I have to say this. You can’t have it both ways! That’s why I cringe when unlearned men and women speak about more layers of stinking obstacles ‘only’ on a voter as long as it sounds reasonable isn’t so bad. That’s why ‘boycotts’ work because a right so precious as voting is a right that comes with ‘shared’ implications for a better society. Next paragraph will help explain why.
The Israelites oppressed by bondage in Egypt. Would it surprise you that Pharaoh knew by taking away straw that the Israelites used to make bricks would cause a backlash against Moses and Aaron? If this is new to you then you need to take a closer look at your walk with ‘The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost’. Yes it caused Moses to ask God for ‘clarification’ let’s say. You know where I’m going with this right? Listen to me now if you don’t get anything else out of this issue. When the work is so important because it is for the benefit of all it means everybody must suffer to get it accomplished! Read Exodus Chapter 6 and try to understand.
When the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott began everybody accepted the fact that it was a necessary tactic to gain dignity as human beings. There was doubt and complaining why I got to suffer, or I don’t want to upset the ‘Pharaoh’ because he might become even more distraught with us. I don’t care if humanity has a few more ‘toys’ that make us believe we are now above sacrificing for the greater good. Is the sacrifice of one man not taught in Church anymore? Did Jesus die for us all?
Romans 14:7 “For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.” Only thinking about yourself huh? How does that work when hatred and oppression are abounding more and more! So yes, as a Black man I agree with any elected official, company, citizen, sports league acknowledging the truth that all these voter laws are a not so thinly disguised onslaught to elevate people of hatred over people wanting to uplift other people. Reduce the amount of voters and you can elect all these so called ‘Christian Politicians’ who are the scum of the Earth just going to further enrich themselves. Yeah right and right now they are called Republicans. Wow, even when President Trump uses trickery to take his supporters money they still love him. That’s as great a religion as I’ve ever seen or heard of. (Sarcasm).