I FOUND MY ‘BROTHER’
There are women and men bestowed with the gift to answer the ultimate question. That question is ‘WHY’. They are charged with rendering an answer that can be understood by the most contrary element of our society. Those that foment, spread and traffic in hate. Our Brothers are in need of guidance and this journal will bring forth a multitude of remedies to address the male illness of unawareness. The answer to the ultimate unknowns of behavior and responsibility.
Those of us given this perception and understanding to interpret the unknown and apply the information to the known is the essence of our charge. Thereafter decode the messages for the people who oppose themselves. This decryption is then presented to the people as the explanation of events past, present and future so they may keep updated to the frenetic changes occurring today and those that will arrive soon.
Brothers, this journal is a call to all of you to obtain the knowledge that you lack in every part of your lives. As sons. As brothers. As fathers. As grandfathers. As uncles. As cousins. Ignorance will no longer be tolerated, encouraged or celebrated. As the ‘First Father’ has said in his Holy Bible “let everything be done decently and in order”. Honor and truth will not be perverted anymore. Why? Because as a Black Man I will impart all I have learned and gathered for over 54 years of life in America and around the world to the young coming behind me and my elders above me. Why? Things that now appear as they do will begin to appear as they should be according to what is right? Help me see to it as this mandate has been divinely ordered.
Tell It Like Is!
I will start with something that still seems to be confusing. How any system is created, established and sustained. Take slavery for example. The foundation of slavery was the need for labor to build a stolen country America for sure. To start off you don’t have money to pay for labor so you need to take it from somebody. Fast forward to having it the labor that is. Now that stolen labor is working just fine you now have to establish it. That’s where the law comes in. I mean you do have to protect your free labor system right?
Fast forward again to the sustainment period. I mean America was working very well taking free labor that was sanctioned by law and blessed by the (so called) church. Now let us pause and ‘check on learning’. Did I hear a Black man no less a United States Senator from South Carolina say America is not a racist country? Why would he say that? I’m speaking only to the very few human beings blessed with the gift of understanding a three letter word ‘WHY’? Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Do you really think a system of slavery is so easily erased mind you that it went unchallenged for hundreds of years no less? You really think the fruit of that grounded system of slavery somehow aren’t being spewed out of our upbringing this very day? I’ll put it simpler for those not blessed with ‘WHY’ understanding. ‘You think you can eat the same meal that tasted that good for so long and not want that same meal forever’? Why do you think it took so long to end slavery? Better yet or more clearly I mean the physical parts of it, but the mental pillars of hatred linger in what we refer to as racism today.
Back to Senator Scott. You know the old saying that people need to know where you stand if the shit hits the fan and all that. In Revelation 3:16 where he says if you are lukewarm he will spue you out of his mouth. The worst thing about some human beings of African descent is this. It’s not that they don’t tell the truth. It’s not that they don’t tell the truth to people of different races. The worst thing about some of these people is that they don’t tell themselves the truth. That my loyal readers means holding yourself accountable! It means that some people of African descent don’t have a set of rules they govern themselves by no matter the situation in which they find themselves.
It further means that sort of person will do whatever or say whatever no matter if the truth immediately condemns them. Which means a person should know where you stand just as God said you need to be hot or cold. Lukewarm folks is not an option available to you okay. Senator Scott has salted his name because he has shown he does not possess the reasoning to understand the historical record of America. Let’s say you decide to paint a room in your home a different color. Sure you can paint over the color that was there before, but the shade underneath is still present.
Furthermore, let me break it down another way. If I order a car through my favorite automotive manufacturer I request the features I want included right? The car is then built with the add on features within guidelines allowed under the law. Do you really think that slavery and the remnants of that system of racism, redlining, white flight, Confederate revisionist, unequal justice in courts, hateful police, master race delusions, and weaponizing skin color because of the historical treatment of Black people. You really think a system like that which worked extraordinarily can be dismantled and discarded so easily? It worked great for the people who oversaw it. Okay then what replaced the system of slavery? I John 1:8 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Sounds like accountability doesn’t it?
Don’t worry ‘EvanDevilicals’ I haven’t forgotten you. Your home. Who would you invite into your home? Would it be thieves? Would it be greedy people? Would it be liars? Would it be adulterers? Would it be people that know the truth and don’t say it when lives are at stake? Malachi 3:5 “And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Wow that verse covers a lot of the Republicans and ‘EvanDevilicals’ platform. I hope those jurors in the Chauvin trial lived by the truth because any other verdict would’ve lined them up for Hell with Chauvin. Yes, all the trials of all those police officers that killed Black folks and any folks for that matter voted to set them free did answer and will answer to God for their decision. By the way I’ll defend Lebron James because he is right. This is why. How do you know who started a confrontation or started a fight when you just roll up to the scene? Remember the father defending his son against a woman claiming he stole her cellphone? Look at the staff of that hotel and how they reacted to the situation. They fell on the side of the young woman. ‘WHY’. Did they have information that told them she was in the right? Did they see the young Black kid steal her phone? What evidence did they possess that left them without a shadow of doubt that her assertions were accurate? The police officer in Idaho has some kind of superpower that tells him when he rolls up on a scene who started the confrontation? All those people that cheered that officer in his faulty assertions I’m afraid of them. I’ve come home and found my children arguing many times. I ask questions of both of them in an attempt to ascertain the truth. I don’t come in the house and immediately punish them both. That’s just to use a southern word ‘trifling’.
That officer rolling up to the scene got the story after the fact, but it’s too late then because a girl is now dead. Again I have to go revisit my service in the U. S. Army. I spent over 30 months in combat zones and not once did the Army teach me to shoot first and ask questions later. I was taught professionalism and honor. You must have positive identification and know the situation before you open fire on anybody! Now do you want another excusable action added to the already full arsenal of police use of force? Careful what you wish for.
Lastly I found it extremely offensive for Senator Scott to repeat or use God’s name in his response. Don’t lie and then by impression think God is with you when you lie. Everything his party members say when invoking the name of God they will answer for. Remember it’s not that liars say they are changing the rules a little to make it better. It is those little changes or obstacles that eventually become a system and when that system is based on a lie then it operates in darkness. The darkness I refer to is not the night that follows the day, but the darkness that comes from the evil that so easily spue from the heart of humankind. Once some of these people taste darkness it then becomes a delicacy they can’t do without.