Sunday, April 27, 2014

Slavery

The reality occurred to me in this past week, that slavery continues to be rampant in this country, but it isn't based upon race.  Race baiting continues to divide the people, while the population enters further into slavery and captivity.  The truth of the matter is the division is based upon politics, wealth, and education, while race is the "hot potato."  Any person in this country who is willing to be dependent can receive some sort of assistance, but there is an unspoken price to be paid for that assistance, and those who would be independent pay a penalty.

As this nation plunges into captivity and slavery, I'd like to point out a few obvious facts about the history of slavery. Slave owners provided housing and food at no financial cost to the slave, but rather the exchange was exacted through labor.   Although slavery was horrible, and I do not condone it, for some slave owners the slave was an "investment."  This nation used to be divided racially, and for some it still is, but there are so many things, now that divide this nation.   Consider the young single mothers, regardless of race, going to college on federal loans . . . Medicaid in long term health in many states now comes with the fine print of a lien against the estate at the time of death.

There are facts that simply cannot be ignored or legislated regarding racial differences in this nation.  Laws do not change a person's heart.  If someone bases their view of another upon skin color or appearance, that reflects on the person holding the view.  This nation is full of bigotry, well beyond skin color.  There are people who judge others based upon education, type of housing, income, and although for some it may have overtones of color, the statistics do not confirm those views.

The race card is only a tool played by mainstream media to divert the real point and further divide the people.  I do not at all, think Mr. Bundy's words were well chosen, and I don't agree with his views, but the reality is; this particular line of discussion obviously had nothing to do with what the BLM did at his ranch.  It did, however; serve to cause division and diversion in the onlooking public.  While decisions about our health care, our food supply, our water, and our children's education are literally being snatched from us, the majority of the citizens simply choose to argue about an issue that is truly irrelevant to the general public.  

With the last hot button media frenzy, went after Phil Robertson and those who believe homosexuality is sin, were told sex marriage does not affect our lives . . . I have a question for those who disagree with Cliven Bundy's racial views, and I am one who does disagree . . . How do his views affect our lives?  Really?  Cliven Bundy's racial perspective is not being taught in the public schools.  You can't say that about homosexuality.  

It's becoming painfully obvious; when the government has it's back against the wall, the race card is played.  When a political or corporate power grab is in the works, a divisive distraction is headlined.  Mainstream media gave little coverage to the dictatorial rampage that took place on the Bundy ranch, but Mr. Bundy's ill chosen remarks regarding race have made headlines for a week.  In the meantime Harry Reid got to just privately apologize for his racist remarks about Candidate Obama, and nothing more was said . . .  I've included both links and quotes.  The fact that the general citizenry is allowing manufactured racism to be the focus is a clear reminder of just how easily the American sheople can be distracted with a new reason to be offended.  When the dust all settles, we'll discover once again, while we were distracted from the real issue; everybody has lost ground. 

As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.  Prophet of Holy Scripture


“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Saturday for making racially insensitive remarks about Barack Obama during the presidential campaign.  . . . 
The authors quote Reid as saying privately that Obama, as a black candidate, could be successful thanks, in part, to his "light-skinned" appearance and speaking patterns "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
"He [Reid] was wowed by Obama's oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama -- a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,' " Halperin and Heilemann say.
"Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama's race would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination," they write.
In a statement to CNN, Reid said, "I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words."
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