When I was a precocious child, my family lived in a working-class white neighborhood. With the exception of a black school teacher directly across the street and another black school teacher next door, all of the other families in that neighborhood were white. Ergo, despite occasional KKK motorcades parading past our houses on South Street, we played doctor, hide-and-seek, kick ball, softball, and football, etc., with our white neighbors. Albeit I now refuse to watch television, in the 1960’s I enjoyed watching Bill Cosby and Diahann Carol much more than the exaggerated, negative images of black people portrayed in Tarzan movies. Half a century later, President Barack Obama bragged about having assassinated Libya’s “Dictator Muammar Gaddafi”, who (1) provided free health care for everyone, (2) provided $50,000 to assist newly weds in buying a home, (3) provided free electricity to his entire citizenry, (4) raised Libya’s literacy rate from approximately 20% to over 80%, (5) provided free education for everyone, (6) made it illegal to charge interest on loans, and (7) created the highest standard of living on the entire African continent. Speaking only for myself, I have far more respect for the accomplishments of Libya’s former “dictator”, as Western media has portrayed him, than I do for the black man who occupied the White House for eight years. Is not this, yet, another exaggerated, negative image of Africa? Obviously, the former used Libya’s mineral wealth to ameliorate the quality of life for everyone. Antithetically, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that the politicians and plutocrats who run the United States incessantly transfer Africa’s tremendous wealth to the capstone of a Euro-centric pyramid? Explain.
Because congenital asthma truncated my physical stamina, I developed a passion for reading books during my formative years. Yet, my older brother got to play outdoors “until the light pole came on”. Thanks to Mom and Dad having been educators, I enjoyed competing academically rather than in sports. As a constituent of the last generation of “colored” students who matriculated in the South’s segregated “colored” schools, my point of reference regarding racism always has been incongruent with the propaganda pontificated by both Black America and White America. Why? Obtuse individuals in both identity groups fallaciously will blame the stimulus for their conditioned response to it. For example, as the only Negro in my high school marching band, I played “Dixie” at our football games. Countless times, I was threatened by radical black students who resented that Confederate anthem. Yet, akin to Jackie Robinson and the Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights Era, I already had been prepared for such untoward events. Ergo, I am not disconcerted by white people or black people who display a Confederate flag, pay homage to slavery, or regale in honor of their heroes from the Civil War. Why? To the chagrin of the Orwellian Thought Police, erudite critical thinkers realize that no hooded robe, statue, historical document, movie, talisman, pejoratve, emotional trigger, or flag can cause anyone to hate his fellow man. Nonetheless, WE the People of the United States can not extirpate racism, lest we better understand the raison d’être for the Trail of Tears, the surreptitious Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments, the CIA’s Project MK Ultra, AFRICOM, and Big Brother’s convoluted mind-control agenda. IF one man prefers sneakers or sandals, while another prefers penny loafers or boots, then Plato’s thinking man should recognize how each of these choices can protect one’s feet from hot pavement. Plato’s unscientific man, however, erroneously pontificates that his choice in footwear should be mandated for all pedestrians. Via extrapolation, can divergent opinions about race, religion, sexuality, communism, capitalism, and pulchritude, etc., coexist without totalitarianism or calumny? Explain. Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that lies and propaganda exploit irrational fears, ignorance, and insecurities within those individuals who need “an enemy” to fight? Explain. I dare to say that illiterate or unlearned men and women of ANY race tend to swallow the telescreen’s bait and the angler’s hook posthaste. Thus, rather than to ferret for the truth, WE the People of the United States prefer to live in 3-D: namely, delusion, duplicity, and dishonesty regarding ethics and morality. Yet, with the desegregation of Southern schools, black and white students alike discovered that Negroes were not genetically or intellectually inferior to their white compeers. Concomitantly, I discovered that many of my “colored” teachers presented a greater cognitive depth of understanding than white teachers in the subjects they taught. This may be attributable to racism having circumvented many well-qualified Negroes’ admission to medical school or law school in the 1960’s. Prior to the SCOTUS ruling on Brown v Topeka Board of Education, many colored students scored HIGHER on standardized exams than their white counterparts in the “better” schools, despite the disparity in the allocation of pecuniary resources. Perhaps, this vignette illustrates DuBois’ understanding that the Talented Tenth must include educators, in addition to other professionals. Thus, unlike today, it is important to reiterate that I was sheltered from racism via quintessential “colored teachers” having demanded intellectual excellence from bright “colored students”. In retrospect, IF ever it became common knowledge that many “colored students”, indeed, were more intelligent than many white students, then could the artifice of “White Supremacy” have exploded and motivated Negroes in the South to fulfill Martin Luther King’s dream? Or would the powers that be proffer them sports, entertainment, alcohol, welfare, fatherless families, drugs, AIDS, illiteracy, unemployment, disenfranchisement, guns, and police brutality, etc., in order to maintain Apartheid in America?
Whenever African American parents request rather than require that boys handle their books more skillfully than they handle a ball, statistically, what percentage of them emerge as doctors or lawyers such as Stefan Humphries and Paul Robeson? Why do our kindred from Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, et al., DEMAND that their sons and daughters become successful in the Land of Opportunity? What law circumvents actors, prize fighters, singers, or NBA and NFL celebrities from establishing a $500,000,000 endowment [that is less than Tiger Woods’ divorce settlement] and charitable foundation committed to providing ACADEMIC scholarships, starting in 3rd grade, exclusively for “boyz in da hood“? Explain. Feminists, how could such a paradigm shift circumvent the desuetude of black male intellectualism, thereby mitigating the illiteracy and the poverty on our side of the tracks? WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it. Ergo, do black lives truly matter to black people or have we merely acculturated to playing the race card whenever the advisors to the king instruct us to do so? Explain. Hypothetically, is it now possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to hold White people accountable for what Black people are doing to themselves to perpetuate intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and economic inferiority? As the Congo’s sagacious Patrice Lumumba admonished, are WE also “co-authors of our misfortunes”? Explain. Whereas this coin called “Racism” has two sides, I have yet to see a million Africans in America march or otherwise protest black on black homicide, domestic violence, incest, rape, bastard children, tattoos, sagging pants, stealing, smoking, drinking, drugging, dropping out of high school and filling up privatized prisons. IF black lives matter, then I yearn to see a think tank or coterie of one hundred Caribbean, African American, and African intellectuals protest or debate the long-term consequences of Pres. Obama’s unilateral imposition of so-called GLBT “human rights” upon the US and third world countries throughout the Diaspora. With the exception of homicide, what could be a more efficacious weapon of mass destruction of the black man’s capacity to procreate, to protect, and to provide for his family? One has to look no farther than Atlanta, Georgia to see that sodomy and AIDS are deleterious not only to African American men, but also to countless wives and children. Yet, some members of the Congressional Black Caucus equate opposition to GLBT rights to the erstwhile denial of Civil Rights for “colored people”. In other words, we decry racism blocking our efforts to draw water from the “Well of Success“. Yet, at the same time, we punch holes in the bottoms of our own buckets. What’s wrong with that picture of racism? Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that African American principals, professors, college presidents, physicians, preachers, prelates, and political “leaders” throughout our Village have been programmed or paid — if not both — to encourage our progeny to cross the Sahara’s burning sand, return to the Nile Plantation, and resume building Pharaoh’s pyramids and worshiping his gods? Explain. Stated differently, WE have done a terrible job of telling the truth concerning racism vis-a-vis self-hatred. Obviously, WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it…and the Black KKK is counting upon us to do neither.
An Apparition of the Truth
You and I need not to visit a circus in order to see magicians at work. In the context of American politics, religion, and sexuality, for example, white rabbits seem to be the plat du jour ad infinitum. Yet, our citizenry’s conditioned response to media propaganda becomes quite predictable as we go along to get along with the New World Order. The Holy Bible declares, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” Yet, what is truth according to the Orwellian Thought Police or the Hegelian Dialectic? In the context of eschatology, Jordan Maxwell asserts that both Uncle Sam and Big Brother incessantly occlude and obfuscate the truth so that our citizenry will remain obtuse, unaware, and spiritually blind. Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that America’s insouciance can be attributed [in part] to our watching 40 – 60 sporting events rather than reading 40 – 60 books each year? Explain. Stated differently, “Seek and ye shall find; seek not and find not.” Any nation that vacates GOD’s commandments, by default, will become more ungodly and more evil. For Jews, is the Talmud, the Kabbalah, or the Torah God’s Word? Explain. We hold these truths to be self-evident as the Prince of Darkness utilizes his monolithic control of media to block, tackle, clip and run enlightening truths out of bounds. IF your son’s first grade teacher proclaimed, “The kat klimbed the tree while karefully karrying her kitten,” then would you nominate him or her for Teacher of the Year or teach Junior how to use the dictionary. Yet, IF the State banned dictionaries and imprisoned anyone who spelled cat with a “c” vis-a-vis with a “k”, then would you acquiesce? Hypothetically, is this fictional vignette becoming a reality in what the Bible describes as the Last Days? For those who dare to unplug from this Matrix of the Occult, we must ferret for the truth in order to bend the spoon. Of course, enemy agents and sentinels will be dispatched to quickly “vaporize” truth seekers. Nevertheless, they shall inherit Eternal Life if they endure until the Second Coming of the Messiah. However, for those agnostics and atheists who don’t necessarily embrace the Scriptures, Star Wars movies and The Pinky Show’s quintessential “Globalization and the Metaphysics of Control” video shed secular light upon current geo-political events. As Edward Snowden well stated, “Big Brother is watching you.” Yet, a salient query for all of us in the Last Days is, “Are you watching him?”
“But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, till another king arose, which knew not Joseph. The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live. In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father’s house three months: And when he was cast out, Pharaoh’s daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son. And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel. And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not. And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another? But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday? Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons. And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sinai an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him, Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold. Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground. I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt. This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush. He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years. This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt, Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. But Solomon built him an house. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Hath not my hand made all these things? Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into Heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.”
[Acts 7:17 – 60]
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
BUT HE THAT SHALL ENDURE UNTO THE END, THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY, BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY.
[MATTHEW 24:1 – 35]
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
[Genesis 6:1 – 22]