THE OBAMA LEGACY
As our nation’s 44th Commander-in-Chief, how will history best honor Pres. Barack Hussein Obama’s two terms in office? Notwithstanding having become the first African-American US President, what do you personally consider to be his most significant accomplishment? Any nation that vacates GOD’s commandments, by default, will become more ungodly and more evil. Yet, spiritually blind Americans fail to see any connection between sexual perversion and Satanism. According to http://www.wallbuilders.com, here are some highlights of the Obama Administration. Are we living in the Last Days? Explain.
- December 2009 – Present — The annual White House Christmas cards, rather than focusing on Christmas or faith in God, instead highligh things such as the family dogs. Christmas tree ornaments include figures such as Mao Tse-Tung and a drag queen.
- June 2013 – The Obama Department of Justice defunds a Young Marines chapter in Louisiana because their oath mentioned God, and another youth program because it permits a voluntary student-led prayer. 
- February 2013 – The Obama Administration announces that the rights of religious conscience for individuals will not be protected under the Affordable Care Act. 
- January 2013 – Pastor Louie Giglio is pressured to remove himself from praying at the inauguration after it is discovered he once preached a sermon supporting the Biblical definition of marriage.
- February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. 
- January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis. 
- December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights. 
- November 2011 – President Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 
- November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. 
- August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception. 
- April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring. 
- February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress. 
- January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court. 
- November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law. 
- October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions. 
- May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House. 
- April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus’ name be covered when he is making his speech. 
- April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. 
- February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. 
- April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.” 
- March 2015 – A decorated Navy chaplain was prohibited from fulfilling his duty of comforting the family (or any member of the unit) after the loss of a sailor because it was feared that he would say something about faith and God. He was even banned from the base on the day of the sailor’s memorial service.
- March 2015 – A highly decorated Navy SEAL chaplain was relieved of duty for providing counseling that contained religious views on things such as faith, marriage, and sexuality. 
- June 2014 – Official U. S. government personnel, both civilian and military, in Bahrain (a small Arabic nation near Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran) must wear clothing that facilitates the religious observance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. 
- March 2014 – Maxell Air Force Base suddenly bans Gideons from handing out Bibles to willing recruits, a practice that had been occurring for years previously. 
- December 2013 – A naval facility required that two nativity scenes — scenes depicting the event that caused Christmas to be declared a national federal holiday — be removed from the base dining hall and be confined to the base chapel, thus disallowing the open public acknowledgment of this national federal holiday. 
- December 2013 – An Air Force base that allowed various public displays ordered the removal of one simply because it contained religious content. 
- October 2013 – A counter-intelligence briefing at Fort Hood tells soldiers that evangelical Christians are a threat to Americans and that for a soldier to donate to such a group “was punishable under military regulations.” 
- October 2013 – Catholic priests hired to serve as military chaplains are prohibited from performing Mass services at base chapels during the government financial shutdown. When they offered to freely do Mass for soldiers, without regard to whether or not the chaplains were receiving pay, they are still denied permission to do so. 
- October 2013 – The Air Force Academy, in response to a complaint from Mikey Weinstein’s Military Religious Freedom Foundation, makes “so help me God” optional in cadets’ honor oath. 
- August 2013 – A Department of Defense military training manual teaches soldiers that people who talk about “individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place” are “extremists.” It also lists the Founding Fathers — those “colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule” — as examples of those involved in “extremist ideologies and movements.” 
- August 2013 – A Senior Master Sergeant was removed from his position and reassigned because he told his openly lesbian squadron commander that she should not punish a staff sergeant who expressed his views in favor of traditional marriage. 
- August 2013 – The military does not provide heterosexual couples specific paid leave to travel to a state just for the purpose of being married, but it did extend these benefits to homosexual couples who want to marry, thus giving them preferential treatment not available to heterosexuals. 
- August 2013 – The Air Force, in the midst of having launched a series of attacks against those expressing traditional religious or moral views, invited a drag queen group to perform at a base. 
- July 2013 – When an Air Force sergeant with years of military service questioned a same-sex marriage ceremony performed at the Air Force Academy’s chapel, he received a letter of reprimand telling him that if he disagreed, he needed to get out of the military. His current six-year reenlistment was then reduced to only one-year, with the notification that he “be prepared to retire at the end of this year.”
- July 2013 – An Air Force chaplain who posted a website article on the importance of faith and the origin of the phrase “There are no atheists in foxholes” was officially ordered to remove his post because some were offended by the use of that famous World War II phrase.
- June 2013 – The U. S. Air Force, in consultation with the Pentagon, removed an inspirational painting that for years has been hanging at Mountain Home Air Force Base because its title was “Blessed Are The Peacemakers” — a phrase from Matthew 5:9 in the Bible. 
- June 2013 – The Obama administration “strongly objects” to a Defense Authorization amendment to protect the constitutionally-guaranteed religious rights of soldiers and chaplains, claiming that it would have an “adverse effect on good order, discipline, morale, and mission accomplishment.” 
- June 2013 – At a joint base in New Jersey, a video was made, based on a Super Bowl commercial, to honor First Sergeants. It stated: “On the eighth day, God looked down on His creation and said, ‘I need someone who will take care of the Airmen.’ So God created a First Sergeant.” Because the video mentioned the word “God,” the Air Force required that it be taken down. 
- June 2013 – An Army Master Sergeant is reprimanded, threatened with judicial action, and given a bad efficiency report, being told he was “no longer a team player,” because he voiced his support of traditional marriage at his own promotion party. 
- May 2013 – The Pentagon announces that “Air Force members are free to express their personal religious beliefs as long as it does not make others uncomfortable. “Proselytizing (inducing someone to convert to one’s faith) goes over that line,” affirming if a sharing of faith makes someone feel uncomfortable that it could be a court-marital offense  — the military equivalent of a civil felony.
- May 2013 – An Air Force officer was actually made to remove a personal Bible from his own desk because it “might” appear that he was condoning the particular religion to which he belonged. 
- April 2013 – Officials briefing U.S. Army soldiers placed “Evangelical Christianity” and “Catholicism” in a list that also included Al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas as examples of “religious extremism.” 
- April 2013 – The U.S. Army directs troops to scratch off and paint over tiny Scripture verse references that for decades had been forged into weapon scopes. 
- April 2013 – The Air Force creates a “religious tolerance” policy but consults only a militant atheist group to do so — a group whose leader has described military personnel who are religious as ‘spiritual rapists’ and ‘human monsters’and who also says that soldiers who proselytize are guilty of treason and sedition and should be punished to hold back a “tidal wave of fundamentalists.”
- January 2013 – President Obama announced his opposition to a provision in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act protecting the rights of conscience for military chaplains. 
- June 2012 – Bibles for the American military have been printed in every conflict since the American Revolution, but the Obama Administration revokes the long-standing U. S. policy of allowing military service emblems to be placed on those military Bibles. 
- May 2012 – The Obama administration opposed legislation to protect the rights of conscience for military chaplains who do not wish to perform same-sex marriages in violation of their strongly-held religious beliefs. 
- April 2012 – A checklist for Air Force Inns will no longer include ensuring that a Bible is available in rooms for those who want to use them. 
- February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian. 
- February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei). 
- February 2012 – The Army ordered Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read. 
- November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity. 
- November 2011 – President Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 
- November 2011 – Even while restricting and disapprobating Christian religious expressions, the Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans at the Air Force Academy. 
- September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains. 
- September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” 
- August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except now, America). 
- June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery. 
- January 2010 – Because of “concerns” raised by the Department of Defense, tiny Bible verse references that had appeared for decades on scopes and gunsights were removed. 
- March 2014 – The Obama administration seeks funding for every type of sex-education — except that which reflects traditional moral values. 
- August 2013 – Non-profit charitable hospitals, especially faith-based ones, will face large fines or lose their tax-exempt status if they don’t comply with new strangling paperwork requirements related to giving free treatment to poor clients who do not have Obamacare insurance coverage. [6
- August 2013 – USAID, a federal government agency, shut down a conference in South Korea the night before it was scheduled to take place because some of the presentations were not pro-abortion but instead presented information on abortion complications, including the problems of “preterm births, mental health issues, and maternal mortality” among women giving birth who had previous abortions. 
- June 2013 – The Obama Administration finalizes requirements that under the Obamacare insurance program, employers must make available abortion-causing drugs, regardless of the religious conscience objections of many employers and even despite the directive of several federal courts to protect the religious conscience of employers. 
- April 2013 – The United States Agency for Internal Development (USAID), an official foreign policy agency of the U.S. government, begins a program to train homosexual activists in various countries around the world to overturn traditional marriage and anti-sodomy laws, targeting first those countries with strong Catholic influences, including Ecuador, Honduras, and Guatemala. 
- December 2012 – Despite having campaigned to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Obama once again suspends the provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 which requires the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the American Embassy there.
- July 2012 – The Pentagon, for the first time, allows service members to wear their uniforms while marching in a parade – specifically, a gay pride parade in San Diego. 
- October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion. 
- September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 
- July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778.
- March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls. 
- February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 
- September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. 
- August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs. 
- July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion. 
- September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” 
- July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 
- May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets. 
- May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities.
- March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit. 
- March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.
- March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations. 
- January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations.
- January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional. 
- February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do.
- August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location. 
- April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community. 
- April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc. 
- May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan
NOW, THAT’S BLACK MALE!!
The world’s oldest library is not at Oxford or Cambridge…care to guess where?
Now, that’s black
Speaking of “The Brightest and the Best”, what social, ethical, or moral obligation does such a gifted individual have to ameliorate the institutions within his or her identity group? For example, list ten institutions in economically disadvantaged communities that relentlessly inculcate mastery of math, logic, chess, computer literacy, English grammar, a foreign language, and reading comprehension above grade level for 6 – 10 year old students? I rest my case. IF the prison industrial complex can determine how many new cells it will need, based upon third grade test scores, then why can’t we unplug from that matrix and bend the spoon? Explain. Year to year, why do most summer camps and other youth programs in economically disadvantaged communities emphasize sports and recreation, at the expense of erudition? For example, IF 200 black males graduate from Urban Prep Academy and later graduate from law school or medical school, then will all 200 of them have a career in law or medicine? Explain. IF 200 black males play football or basketball and earn athletic scholarships for college, then will all 200 of them go to the NFL or NBA? Explain. How can you put 200 eggs in a carton that only holds twelve…or in some cases only six? Isn’t rectifying this quandary more important to our “freedom” than when and where someone flies a Confederate flag? Explain.
While driving his family to his son’s graduation from medical school, IF a motorist has a flat tire on I-95, yet, remains in his SUV while listening to his favorite music, then is he serious about continuing his journey? Assuming no AAA membership with a spare in the trunk, is it a nail’s fault or the father’s fault that his son now is livid that his family was not there to share and to celebrate his special day? In this Age of Fatherlessness, IF the African American community fails to replicate Urban Prep Academy’s quintessential pedagogy for boys, then is it the prison industrial complex’s fault or our own Village Elder’s fault that Junior can handle a ball far better than he can handle a textbook? Antithetical to the expectations of black families from Ghana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, et al., why do countless African American fathers embrace the pipe dream of NFL and NBA fortune and fame for their sons during their formative years? Moreover, why haven’t our NBA and NFL stars invested a tenth of their wealth or even a paltry $1,000,000 each to replicate Urban Prep Academy campuses from Connecticut to California? Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that 79% – 97% of black males in US medical schools have close ties to Africa or the Caribbean, while 79% – 97% of the men in many prisons are African American? What’s wrong with this picture of “I’m black and I’m proud,”? What will 295 organizations mentoring at risk youths on Martin Luther King Day do to improve SAT scores? In my father’s words, “Not a cotton picking thing!”
Inconsequential to what amount is entered on line 44 of the IRS form 1040, who benefits most when black males are either under-educated or illiterate? Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that Pharaoh deliberately induces the pipe dream of playing football and basketball to insure that only an exiguous number of “boyz in da hood” ever become the next Paul Robeson or Stefan Humphries? Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that Pharaoh actively recruits brilliant, well-educated, young brothers and sisters [in government, academia, law enforcement, corrections, the military, the ministry, and the courts, etc.] in order to better control how we think and behave? Is the context of best practices, is Pharaoh’s modus operandi to set the captives free or to insure that an enslaved people never leave Egypt en masse? Notwithstanding the quintessential success of Kenny Anderson, Jason Caffey, Allen Iverson, Scottie Pippen, Mike Tyson, and Evander Holyfield, etc., is there also the enigma of being a “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” among professional athletes? Is this attributable to mere coincidence, a government conspiracy, or to Village Elders and “advisers” to the king proffering bad advice? Explain. WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it.
In the context of discerning how to win the bigger game called LIFE, will we ever embrace Standard English as our lingua franca in order to build bridges with our kinfolk from Ethiopia, Nigeria, the Congo Republic, Martinique, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, et al.? How can tout le monde reason together, lest we meet at the table of brotherhood with a common language and critical thinking? Can men with disparate nationalities and religious values facilitate a global standard for defining manhood, marriage and a husband’s role in providing for and protecting his family? Explain. IF Hell’s Head Coach has a much larger roster of players than Heaven’s Head Coach, then will godly men be blocked, tackled, clipped, and run out of bounds? How does a life bereft of spiritual allegiance to GOD facilitate the ruin or self-destruction of many entertainers, politicians, and professional athletes, etc.? How might our Village be positively impacted, brothers, IF just 50% of black males assiduously worked out in God’s Gym via doing the following? Closer to home, how might your family be positively impacted IF you, your father, and six other male relatives decided to hold each other accountable for a “spiritual six-pack” ?
[From “GOD’S GYM: WORKOUT # 1”]
I will study the Scriptures daily and stand on God’s Word as my moral compass
I will read the entire Bible, Torah, Tripitaka or Koran annually for seven years
I will pray to the God of my understanding daily for His guidance and His wisdom
I will practice my religious faith in every aspect of my personal life
I will lead my household in studying the Scriptures at least once weekly
I will promote peace, charity, and good will toward my fellow man
I will abstain from bigotry and propaganda that disparage other identity groups
I will speak out against our Pentagon’s unprovoked global militarism
I will protect and defend women, children, and the elderly
I will abstain from domestic violence and unprovoked violence in the streets
I will abstain from drinking to the point of intoxication
I will abstain from smoking cigarettes, cigars, crack, or marijuana, etc.
I will abstain from using or selling illegal drugs or benefiting from filthy lucre
I will abstain from lottery tickets and all other forms of gambling
I will abstain from fornication and adultery
I will abstain from sodomy with a male or a female partner
I will abstain from seducing or having sex with minors, even if it’s consensual
I will abstain from all perverted sexual activities with animals
I will talk to my sons about male sexuality as candidly as did Junior’s Dad
I will teach my boys either to sublimate or masturbate until marriage
I will purify my manhood via examining my A’s and F’s with my father, sons, etc.
I will promote physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual male bonding
I will come out from among those whose mores and folkways are unequally yoked
I will pray for God to forgive and to bless America as I commit my loyalty to obeying Him.
Homicide, illiteracy, unemployment, recidivism, poverty, illegitimacy, and AIDS are among a plethora of maladies adversely impacting the African American community. Is this a coincidence, a government conspiracy, or our own fault via the desuetude of critical thinking? Explain. Unabashedly, I dare to challenge our Talented Tenth and Village Elders to explore this quandary via irreproachable intelligence vis-a-vis your emotions. Moreover, IF we intellectualize cause and effect, then we can discern rightly whether the African American community is cursed via racism, via Ham in the Bible, via having vacated and forsaken God’s commandments, or via a dearth of knowledge relevant to formal education? What incantations inoculate our kindred from Ethiopia, Haiti, Nigeria, Jamaica, et al., from these vices? For example, IF of our own volition we CHOOSE to sell drugs, drop out of school, steal, sag our pants, speak Ebonics, or maliciously shoot our kindred, etc., then is the culprit racism or self-hatred? If we truly want to draw water from the “well of success”, then why do we incessantly punch holes in the bottoms of our own buckets? Why do we allow our progeny to fill privatized prisons rather than to teach our sons reading comprehension, standard English, computer literacy, chess, critical thinking, and the SCRIPTURES prior to their twelfth birthday? Obviously, millions of African American fathers read below a ninth grade proficiency. Obviously, WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it. Therefore, why don’t our churches, lodges, frats, temples, mosques, libraries, and other institutions sponsor Brain Bowls, Book Clubs, Chess Clubs, and GED programs? Is this a coincidence, a government conspiracy, or our own fault via the desuetude of critical thinking? Explain. IF the score is 36 – 0 at half-time during the Super Bowl, then should the losing coach complain to the officials about his opponent’s offensive team or admonish his defensive team to stop the quarterback and running back? IF you enslave his mind, then a docile black man becomes even more malleable. Ergo, IF our college presidents, preachers, and political “leaders” emphasize how unfair the system is — without holding us morally accountable for our own sins of omission and commission — then are they leading us through the Red Sea or leading us back to the Nile Plantation to resume building Pharaoh’s pyramids? I rest my case.
How could it ameliorate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness within the African American Village, IF our elders, pastors, politicians and other prominent men, held themselves accountable to irreproachable ethical and intellectual standards? For example, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that only an exiguous number of African males [men from the Caribbean, the US, or any of the countries on the continent, Mother Africa] upholds Victory In Christ Ensemble’s subjective list of things devout Buddhists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims “should” do? IF God rewards our obedience and concomitantly punishes our disobedience to His statutes, covenants, and commandments, then when will we teach our sons how to break generational curses vis-à-vis following in our footsteps? Most people would find the “workout” in God’s Gym shown above objectionable. Why? Any nation, institution, or identity group that vacates GOD’s commandments, by default, will become more ungodly and more evil. Albeit millions of Americans attend church every weekend, still millions of us are ineffective in fighting spiritual warfare. Perhaps, professional athletes and entertainers are even more susceptible to manipulation by the Prince of Darkness. Philosophically, from Donny Hathaway to Robin Williams, is something surreptitiously sinister, spiritual, and Satanic [https://www.goodfight.org/a_v_williams_robin.html] driving successful entertainers to suicide? IF so, then how can any black man, white man, or other “spiritually blind” male part the Red Sea and reach the Promised Land lest he puts his faith in GOD? Explain. Perhaps, because Pharaoh persuaded our People to return to Egypt, our eyes have not seen, our ears have not heard, neither has it entered into our hearts to relish the blessings GOD has in store for them who love Him and obey His commandments. Obviously, only an exiguous number of successful black males ever will embrace VICE’s Christian standard via working out in God’s Gym. Ergo, even IF all 200 ballers went to the NFL and the NBA, would our Village be blessed by their filing for bankruptcy five years into retirement? IF a baller wears a National Championship ring, then would our Village be blessed by his fathering seven bastards with five baby’s mommas? IF a black male becomes the mayor, County Commissioner, Secretary of State, or even governor, then would our Village be blessed by his arrest for embezzlement, corruption, or malfeasance? Gentlemen, must higher moral standards and higher education work in tandem, IF ever we hope to reach the land flowing with milk and honey? I rest my case.
In the context of self-actualization, shouldn’t we change the paradigm anytime it is ineffectual rather than to wait for government action or approbation? Explain. Kudos to a small group of conscientious youths and adults [http://kheprw.org/] doing just that in Indianapolis. Moreover, I challenge you [second person, plural] to impeach or impugn VICE’s textbook and instructional methods, which are antithetical to Americana’s matrix of “politically correct” mores and folkways. In this Age of Feminism, VICE’s pedagogy is predicated upon the need for the man-child’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual self-actualization. As our textbook emphasizes repeatedly, God requires it! Men of all races are encouraged to study the Scriptures and to develop intimacy with GOD and with devoutly virtuous men. Particularly for black males, the curse of Willie Lynch’s Manifesto is far more spiritual than it is racial or political. Stated differently, GOD seldom, if ever, rewards disobedient children.Therefore, IF not VICE’s list of moral standards, will successful and sagacious black males ever reason together and write their own playbook entitled, “Never Again”, to circumvent their financial or fiscal ruin? For starters, should one of the chapters be entitled “Prenuptial Agreements” followed by “Libido Without Lust or Baby’s Momma Drama”? Might another chapter in their playbook be entitled, “No Drugging or Drinking Allowed”? Should one of the chapters be entitled, “Trusting and Obeying God”? IF 79% – 97% of the social problems in America are attributable to men and women disobeying God, then, “What is we gonna do, blame the nail or change the flat?” Brothers, WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it, despite whatever spiritually blind PE coaches, principals, professors, college presidents, prison wardens, chiefs of police, pastors, and even US presidents say otherwise. Studying begets knowledge. Knowledge begets understanding. Understanding begets wisdom. Wisdom begets the courage to unplug from the matrix. IF you unplug from the matrix, then you can bend the spoon. IF you can bend the spoon, then you can change the world for the good of mankind! To those black males, white males, and males who are the color of water, yet, remain incredulous, come to VICE’s workshops…we’ll teach you how to bend your spoon!
THE SERENITY PRAYER
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
The courage to change the things I can change;
And the wisdom to know the difference.
I grew up in a mostly white working class neighborhood in a small, provincial town with just one high school. Archie Bunker easily could have lived nearby. Yet, antithetical to my white neighbors, most of the black males I knew [including my father] were schizophrenic like Junior’s grandfather, Antwone Fisher, and Yusaf Mack in that they attempted amiss to outrun their sexual shadows to avert discovery or discussion of the truth. Even today, fifty years after his assassination, many African Americans still refuse to believe that Malcolm X [and many other prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Era] went both ways. Nevertheless, an unspoken history of bisexuality among white men with black men can be traced as far back as Southern planters and their Mandingo slaves. In general, do black males place inordinate [unrealistic] expectations upon one another to “prove their manhood” via sexual rather than intellectual prowess? Hypothetically, is it possible, probable, plausible, or preposterous to think that 79% – 97% of sexually active males in any city in the US hide the same “sexual shadow” as Malcolm X behind their military uniforms, secret oaths, professional sports, marriages, and other fig leaves? IF so, then would their vilification of Yusaf Mack or Michael Sam be tantamount to hypocritical Freudian projection in order to assuage their own homosexual guilt via a facade and pretext of incredulity? Additionally, in a nation wherein most black men grew up “fatherless” in single parent homes, do you consider Junior’s grandfather or his Dad to be a better male parent to emulate? In a nation wherein more than two million black males have spent a considerable number of years behind bars, brothers, we can’t fix it IF we can’t face it. In a nation wherein two men now can get married, change themselves surgically into “women”, or even serve honorably in the Air Force, Army, Navy, or Marine Corps as “husband and husband”, such dishonesty, delusion, and duplicity make it virtually impossible for vulnerable teenagers ever to share the kind of intimate father son dyad Junior experienced in the text. Yet, VICE stands fully committed to our members experiencing quintessential intimacy and male bonding to the exclusion of either homophobia or homosexuality. Ergo, rest assured that personal privacy is sacrosanct for men attending VICE’s Level One, Level Two, and Level Three workshops wherein we debate, discuss, and dissect masculinity within a fictional family.
Only within VICE’s advanced Level Four and Level Five workshops for certified members dare we begin to remove our fig leaves and to discuss male sexuality in first person. Why? In this Age of Fatherlessness, candor is extremely important for self-actualized men to have any substantive and intelligent discourse regarding being black and being male in the United States. Moreover, the capacity for grown men to hug, laugh, cry, and even horseplay like the Army officers in the textbook is truncated by homophobic shame. Akin to Junior’s grandfather, one could argue such insecure men unwittingly “molest” their adolescent sons EMOTIONALLY via robbing them of the transparency, love, and male bonding experiences requisite to becoming well-adjusted husbands, protectors, and providers. Concomitantly, VICE’s textbook explores how the NWO employs the “psychological penis complex” to empower women at the expense of godly men being the head of the family and the church. It is ludicrous to expect well-educated women to condescend to being “barefoot and pregnant”. Instead, VICE challenges young brothers to embrace irreproachable ethics and intelligence so that your princess will allow you to become her prince. Toward rectifying this kind of “guy stuff” for posterity, VICE provides certified members of any race a “safe place” wherein intelligent, introspective brethren can remove our fig leaves and reason together regarding our masculinity, our sexuality, and our spirituality. The alternative is for “convertibles” to obfuscate and occlude the truth about occasionally letting the top down, thereby ever remaining disingenuous about their sexual shadows they never will outrun. Gentlemen, WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it.
I CRAWLED, I WALKED, THEN I RAN…Déjà vu!
We the People of the United States live in a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed. Ergo, any nation that vacates God’s commandments, by default, will become more ungodly and more evil. We hold these truths to be self-evident via the United States’ war crimes abroad and malice toward Her own citizens at home. Yet, given a choice, most Americans prefer Big Brother’s approbation rather than his angst. Eureka! What part of “evil” don’t you understand? To test the veracity of this axiom, perhaps, you should read [victoryNchrist.net] Jesus’ State of the Union Address in our textbook. In a nation wherein we torture and murder people based upon speculation that they are “terrorists”, in a nation wherein two men now can get married; yet, in a nation wherein teachers and college professors can lose their positions, their pensions, and their credentials dare they to call homosexuality an abomination or a sin, in a nation wherein the GLBT agenda, including graphic anal sex, is a part of the curriculum for fifth graders in some public schools, in a nation wherein our government deliberately gave people syphilis without their informed consent and let them die without medical treatment…let nothing surprise you! We hold these truths to be self-evident that the United States already eschews ethical debates that challenge Her irreversible apostasy and immorality. Any nation that vacates God’s commandments, by default…I rest my case. Ergo, as American hubris in the Middle East disrupts world peace, national sovereignty, and human dignity throughout the region, marvel not as more Biblical prophecy comes to fruition. As we march toward Armageddon in the name of “national interests”, will not the United States’ Axis of Evil become much worse for Muslim countries and our citizenry as well? IF you are incredulous or “spiritually blind”, then simply read the entire Holy Bible SEVEN times…by then your vision should be 20/20 and you should be able to discern how the anti-Christs delight in their devilish destruction of God’s Earth. Notwithstanding our citizenry’s divergent political parties and ideologies, is it I alone who feels as if the President, the Pentagon, the press, and Big Brother incessantly work in tandem to obfuscate and occlude the truth about “questionable” US domestic policy and foreign policy? Explain. At the behest of plutocrats, how efficacious are the Orwellian Thought Police in accomplishing their mission via double think, delusion, duplicity, and dishonesty? Explain.
And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in Heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: For true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND Lord OF LORDS. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of Heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
[Revelation 19:1 – 21]