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 14: Honesty is Refreshing!
Where I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama there were people, racist white supremacists that showed their true colors to you with open hostility. There were white people that behaved as spectators as the hatred committed toward and on Black people piled up. Then there were white people that used their imaginations to replace what was happening before their eyes into something they could reason away to soothe their guilt. A guilt that these white so-called church going people could claim before their idol God that it wasn’t their place to say something or do something to help stop it.
‘INDOCTRINATION’ is the word of the day. I’m not going to record Webster’s Dictionary in this digital post, but in general it means ‘to hear, see, or feel something being taught around you and internalize it’. For example, there are many professionals in media that fume, huff and puff and mourn the loss of integrity and morality in America’s society. I would beg to differ if there ever was any moral superiority. America’s citizens have been conditioned to ignore atrocities committed against an entire race of human beings. Human beings such as Native Americans and those of African descent. Japanese Americans rounded up into internment camps out of nothing more than fear and hatred. Chinese Americans and poor White Americans for the sake of milking every drop of blood to complete a railroad.
White people were and still possess the same conditioning that led them streaming from their so-called churches to ravenously participate in the mutilation of Black men. Gleefully severing their penises and testicles as they then praised their divine idol God for giving them the blessing to hang a Black man from a tree by the neck until dead. What makes anyone of sound mind living today void of the ability to sense the correlation in what White people are doing now? Denying the right to vote? The majority of these so-called evangelicals will claim blindness even if they have 4-eyes. The majority white state legislators writing laws granting the freedom to carry a gun to anyone no training or lawful purpose required.
Can most of you see where I’m going with this. Yeah the denial of systemic racism when it still prevails today, and it gathers strength by new forms of it locking said racism in place forever. Don’t you get it? Wait a moment before I move on from this. Every time somebody compares the Holocaust the Jewish people suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany to anything is blasphemous! Their intent is to continue to chip away at the disgust and utter failure of humanity to stop itself in those undeniable moments. If they can succeed in belittling these tragedies then these morally bankrupt people can then excuse the next atrocity saying no one spoke up to tell them they are wrong!
Why do you think local, state and federal legislators haven’t successfully stopped the slaughter of our children? Think about that a minute. Our children are being traumatized every day with the threat of gun violence in school. School I’m talking about! In school! Their mental health faces this onslaught with seemingly no letup in sight. All the while our legislators hum and haw about the right to bear arms being absolute, and furthermore they thumb their nose creating new laws that guarantee some of them won’t make it home from school one day.
America, do you feel indoctrinated now? The news of children being killed nary furls an eyebrow anymore does it? Just like Black people being mutilated meant nothing more to so-called Christians than picking food from their teeth. Yes, to your thought. I’m always ecstatic to inform so-called Christians that there are only two sides in this great war. Good and evil. Revelation 3:16, ‘So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth’. I’m laughing at all those souls on their way to Hell for standing by while all the atrocities in the history of humankind were committed in their name.
That’s the Nazi military’s doing. It doesn’t matter that all the gold in those vaults came from the skulls of dead Jews. What do I care I’m minding my own business right? It doesn’t matter that White men were raping little Black girls to repopulate their stocks, or a better term would be ‘labor camps’. It doesn’t matter I get to always be served first at the lunch counter, the bakery, the store, and I always will ride in the front of the bus. It doesn’t matter I’m indifference toward the injustice Black people suffer constantly. I still find peace when I venture outside my home. I can lie on Black people anytime I want because I’m White and I’ll always be believed without question.
White people don’t have to call up their training anymore. When indoctrination sets in that’s all she wrote. I’ll reserve my ‘told you so’s’ about the United States Supreme Court until after they do what any sane person believes they will do about women’s rights next year. I will say this though. By what higher authority do they consult for their rulings? I know it can’t be their so-called religious beliefs because I’ve discredited all of them. The so-called churches in this country couldn’t advise rain on where the ground is located. So, by ‘what’ will we respect the judgment of their rulings?
Indoctrination works both ways and both sides. Good and evil. Maybe humanity should choose a side. Or not. Oh, I get it. Neutrality’s imaginary acceptance by ‘good minded peacemakers’ has a verifiable history of favorable outcomes. Not! Imagine me wanting to hurl (digested food in this instance) right now. Good vs. Evil is how all confusion is solved. By ‘Good’ I mean choosing to be so regardless of how it lands on someone. It also means you can’t hedge your bets and depending on blowback you’re willing to yield to evil and hatred for power. If you yield, then as I said before go collect your 30 pieces of silver because your betrayal is no less than Judas Iscariot’s.