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Are black Americans victimized – or cursed?
Posted By Jesse Lee Peterson On 10/17/2009 @ 12:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me. …
– Deuteronomy 28:20
Derion Albert, 16, of Chicago was recently savagely beaten to death by a group of black thugs in Chicago, providing a national spotlight to a rapidly deteriorating urban jungle.
In Detroit, 65,000 hopeless individuals lined up outside of Cobo Hall in an attempt to get their share of $15.2 million in federal stimulus money. A number wound up being assaulted and even trampled. The unemployment rate in Detroit is a shameful 30 percent.
These are just two recent examples of the utter moral and physical breakdown plaguing America’s inner cities. Ominously, they appear to be merely a shadow of things to come.
The Bible speaks of blessings and curses, for following or refusing to follow God’s laws. During a recent Sunday service, I asked my congregation if they could see the manifestation of curses around them. Many answered that they could not. Yet one only need look at America’s inner cities to see plain evidence that curses are everywhere.
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee. …
Black politicians (oppressors) have been running major cities like Detroit, Atlanta, Gary, Ind., and Newark for years with disastrous results, but black Americans have become so corrupt that they keep re-electing them! The people of Washington, D.C., re-elected Marion Barry after he was caught using cocaine; and Ray Nagin was re-elected as mayor of New Orleans after his incompetence greatly worsened the human suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Detroit’s Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick mismanaged his city for some time before getting jail time for perjury and other crimes related to having an affair with his chief of staff. Kilpatrick, like these others, blamed racism for his own failures.
The introduction of ADC (Aid to Dependent Children) in 1935 convinced black men to begin leaving their homes in order for the women to receive welfare. The lure of easy money thus set up the downfall of black men and therefore black America. Black women gradually gained a false sense of independence, and government eventually replaced the man as the “daddy” of the black family.
This moral vacuum allowed corrupt black preachers and politicians to swoop in and exploit the community. With the man out of the picture, the women and children were unable to stop the onset of the hell we see today.
Role of white Americans
White Americans are not to blame for the current sorry state of black America – at least not in the way that whites are typically accused (slavery, discrimination, etc.). But whites do deserve blame in this way: Whites have empowered wicked black leaders by allowing themselves to be silenced by false accusations of racism. White guilt and the fear of speaking up concerning issues of race and morality is costing this nation greatly.
Note the last presidential election, when white Americans voted in as president a far-left black with the hopes of better race relations and change – many of them have now had a change of heart.
It is the responsibility of men and women of God to tell the truth. White Americans must tell the truth to angry black Americans to help them wake up to reality.
And blacks must see that – far from being spiritual beings – their problems come from lacking true spirituality. Absent fathers have left angry mothers to raise children, who become corrupted by reacting to that anger – and so it goes through the generations, progressively worsening until we fear our own children.
… and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life …
No apology by white Americans will stop this chain of evil, nor will any amount of money coerced by guilt. Spiritual repentance – through letting go of judgment (hatred) of others and ourselves – is the only solution.
The restoration of America is possible, but will not occur without a serious “gut check.” We must end welfare programs that devalue men and spoil women. We must demand that blacks work, stop making babies out of wedlock and raise their children. And black Americans must forgive past and present wrongs, stop listening to false preachers and politicians, and begin enjoying the blessings of living an upright life in the greatest nation on earth.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
– 2 Chronicles 7:14
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