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 25: Who Really Wields the Power?
I want to start this edition by making a confession. My father was a cruel sadistic man when it came to punishing his children. Extension cords and broom sticks were not excluded as instruments of discipline. Now the important part of this revelation being made is the fact that the hatred it spawned in my life toward him. For decades and yes even after his death the hatred for what he did to me lingered. Now the only saving grace for me was the counsel of my third wife Lisa that solved my false pious arrogance. What did she ‘help’ me to realize?
This is what she helped me with. My hatred for my father for his injuries I had carried internally and externally only harmed me! I couldn’t wield ‘HATRED’ no more than I could stop air from being all around me. Hatred was never a force that I could only project outward towards those that have wronged me. Hatred is an evil essence that encompasses you like a second skin. Once hatred is invited in it invites more treacherous relatives to your party. Relatives like lying, stealing, empty thoughts that call upon you to physically harm yourself or others, cruelty and a total lack of empathy or hospitality.
When I see all these so-called Christians, which they are not, piling into these so-called demon houses but you may call them churches. I see a total disregard for every tenet that Jesus Christ taught his Father’s creation to seek after. A football coach that owes his wealth to the young Black men that believed his lies of love. Mr. Tommy Tuberville only had hatred in his heart for them. The Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis taking money that’s not his and meddling in the affairs of desperate people fleeing hardship seeking a better life. I guess Mary Mother of God would’ve been put on a camel to a sanctuary city as well. Her son, Jesus Christ, separated from her to boot.
A football player’s only claim of validation is the Heisman Trophy he was awarded makes him worthy to lead people through the trials of some of the darkest times in human history. A pastor in Reverend Senator Warnock is not the kind of man that these so-called Christians admire? Oh I get it. Pastor Warnock believes that a woman has the right to choose whether see wants to carry a pregnancy. The Authorized King James version Holy Bible…1 Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
I guess the Holy Bible for so-called Bible thumping ‘EVANDEVICALS’ only applies as a stick to beat others over the head with. Pastor Warnock is not God and his convictions do not overrule the personal choices of the members of his church or citizens of Georgia writ large. Of course, Herschel Walker can claim ‘holiness’ because his sins aren’t relevant when so-called Christians are seeking power. Tell me again why no one respects the ‘church’?
These are the people we chose to be our leaders and future leaders? These Republicans are hanging a millstone around a lot of fools necks, and all of those people that buy their hatred still wonder why their lives are subject to so much evil. I am in an interracial marriage and I talk openly to my wife about the kind of Black people that would sell their souls for ’30 pieces of silver’ in a second. What do I mean by that?
I’ll tell you. Often I see Black men and women that have achieved a level of financial success suddenly look down upon Black people that have not. Don’t even try it. I’m well on my way to being blessed with abundance, but I’ll never believe that a Republican wouldn’t ‘LYSOL’ his or her furniture when I exited their home. Achievement for some Black people means acceptance into a White America that has always talked out the side of their neck. What? Did you really believe that Senator Tommy Tuberville actually respected Black people? I work in mental health if you did. Do you really think that Republicans respect the 10% of Black people that vote for them?
Republicans have never done anything for anybody because it was the right thing to do. Republicans only did it because it was a calculated political move they knew would provide the illusion that they care to naïve Black people. Do you really think that Republicans are joking about challenging legitimate election results if they don’t win? Do you think Republicans are joking when they say they are going to roll back every single right women and Black folks have so help them ‘false god’! Vote anyone? Abortion Rights anyone? Keep thinking that in the face of all the evidence to the contrary.
I’ve been freed from decades of self-torture because I thought I was justified and righteous in my hatred of my father. It turned out I was the ‘butt of the joke’. My meaning of this old synonym is the ‘cruel nature and vile disgust directed toward the object of such ridicule means to make that person or a race of people irrelevant to the point they exist as anything but a human being or a race of people’. Hatred knocked me around for decades. When I finally released it, a recent occurrence I’ll add, it was like the barrier between me and life was knocked down. A darkness I’ll never invite in again!
As I stated earlier here I’m well on my way to abundance, but I’m nowhere near and never will be a naïve Black person who believes that money will make me acceptable to someone with hatred in their heart. I suggest reading Proverbs 23 in its entirety if you choose not to believe me. Some of the people with vast wealth will bust a hole in ‘HELL’ when they fall through that lake of fire. For those Black people with their ‘GOLDEN TICKET’ better check the paper it’s printed on. I’m telling them it’s ‘fake’.
Written by: Victor E. Moseley