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 30: Indeed: What is Taught?
Written by: Victor E. Moseley
When I meet somebody new whether it is in person or it is assessing a politician appearing on my television screen; I’m about giving that person a fair handshake to symbolize my aversion to snap judgments. Usually snap judgments are wrong and I’ll tell you why I believe that. Judging someone based on their membership in an organization is childish. From the Authorized King James version of the Holy Bible…Proverbs 4:23…Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
It is not the human beings some calling them ‘migrants’ which those evil folks among us use the second definition of the word. Yeah, the second definition calls them ‘animals’. It is not a female politician who was a governor of the State of South Carolina conveniently forgetting slavery was the horror they wanted to preserve forever. It is not an orange haired man that good people wouldn’t invite to their home in fear he would hit on their wives. It is the blatantly clear choice of Republican officials and Republican voters to choose the rewards of evil over good meant for all life on this planet.
Discovering what my ancestors endured under the sadistic administration of slavery gives me more gratitude for their suffering so that I could have a life cannot be put into my words. Witnessing a woman of color, that former governor of South Carolina, told me her and her family bought into the ‘Faustian Bargain’ to sell their soul to an evil organization known as the Republican Party in America.
The countless murders of Black slaves with the rape after rape of Black girls and women was irrelevant to Nikki Haley when she of clear mind chose to erase the legacy of slavery from Republican minds. That is what she did. Was it sad to see her do that? Yes. I mean this is a woman and a woman of color. See, this is why voters, citizens of America are rejecting Republicans. Not because Black people have told them for decades they harbor only disdain for the lives of anyone not wealthy enough to contribute to their campaigns. Republicans have for decades sought new ways to enslave people.
May I offer examples? Thank you. Wages. The Federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since July 24th of 2009. I’ve already wrote on my website about the oppression that comes when wages are kept low. Show some responsibility and keep up with me. Abortion rights are restricted to politicians having the ultimate authority on who uses this vital health care option. Guns in America have been returned to frontier rules. Disagreements and their willingness to be used to kill indiscriminately are meant to restrict the free movement and life choices of those of us who don’t wish to live by the ‘sword’.
Republicans are against every American having healthcare. Who does that? Who restricts a human being from being able to be healthy in order to care for themselves and their family? Who!?
So, when a person hesitates on American History that is clear as day, clear as right and wrong, that is not a snap judgment. That person has told you who they are. Believe them the first time! Isn’t that what Maya Angelou told you?
No no no, don’t try to tell me that is politics. This musical group ‘Kolidescopes’ has this song called ‘Foundations’ moves the soul and has meaning. Building someone or having someone strive together and then have the generations that are alive because their ancestors fought to stay alive shows resilience. Slavery cannot be erased! I cannot be erased!
Let me say this as clearly as I can. I don’t care if Satan’s stooges have a nuclear weapon on target for my head I would never ever say slavery was good for Black people! Slavery will never be diminished for me because I wouldn’t be here if my ancestors were not defiant!
So to all the Republicans and Lost Cause scumbags, White Supremacists Hell bound bottom dwellers, and political idiots that pander to them I have seen your attempted mockery of God. Know this you smartasses. I have seen with my own eyes God’s judgment. None of you will leave this world before God judges you.
Indeed, being taught the wrong thing still gives a grown ass woman the choice to reject it in adulthood. Now a Republican’s choice is evident to us all. Isn’t it?