Observations…WHAT’S GOING ON?

•July 7, 2016 • Leave a Comment

WHAT”S GOING ON? …Observations of a 70 plus year old product of the segregated south STILL…

20150207_065846Media codes…Thug means Black male…Terrorist means Muslim…Mentally unstable means White male… In most major cities in these United States, the first ten minutes of the local news are filled with stories of drug busts, killings and other crimes committed by people of color which fuels fear and hatred in my White brothers and sisters, even though less than 2% of the reported crime is in their neighborhood.
Years ago I worked with an individual, much younger than myself who felt the drain on the U.S. economy was caused by “welfare blacks”… His theory was based on the information he received daily from a celebrity Talk Show host… One day as he was beginning his rant I asked him to get the keys to a company car and meet me in the parking lot. We drove to a part of town he wasn’t familiar with, the southside, the hood… Homes boarded up, Strip Malls and Supermarkets abandoned, the look of dispair on the faces of many…As you can see, I said, “these people don’t have it as good as your media host claimed”! Our next stop was a trailer park just west of the city with eighty percent white occupancy where the only doublewide on the lot was the rental office… Four men were standing near a wood burning drum to keep warm… It was obvious, to me that some of these folks were faring as bad if not worse than some in the hood… Lastly, we drove to the north end where subdivisions consist of 20 or less homes, priced in the low $700’s… That’s $700,000.00… His talk show host lived in this particular subdivision… I told or rather showed him how his focus was being directed towards those of equal and lesser status as being the “Drain” on the U.S. economy while others, the 1% were 100 levels above both he and I…

I remember The Texaco Huntley-Brinkley Report, Douglas Edwards, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather…Unbias reporting, allowing the viewers the opportunity to form their opinions based on facts… Unfortunately, those days are gone.
The media, scaring the people for good ratings while making weapons dealers filthy rich! As Marvin Gaye said, “What’s Going ON?”

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Christians and Media… Selah!

•July 7, 2016 • Leave a Comment

12670201_10205698758773988_6584732182722031003_nLet me start by saying I’m not a pastor or biblical scholar but I do consider myself a Christian and based on statements of hate made by many who claim to be Christian on corporate and social media prompted this posting. What follows is my attempt to inform those who are obviously confused as to what it means to be a “Christian”!

Christianity: the religion that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ: the man who Christians believe to be the son of God and whose life, death, and resurrection as reported in the New Testament of the Bible are the basis of the Christian religion.

Matthew 5:38-41; “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person (should not stand against evil). But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.”

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“Read for yourself and implement the word of God.”

5:42; “Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.”

5:43-48; “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies,”

5:43-48; “bless those who curse you,”

5:43-48; “do good to those who hate you,”

5:43-48; “and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,”

Prayer Works, Group Prayers Work Miracles!! I pray for us all!

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The Killing of Anton Sterling

•July 7, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Observations of a 70 plus year old product of segregated public schools of the South. Having just viewed the two videos of the killing of Anton Sterling by two Baton Rouge police patrolman for the …

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The Killing of Anton Sterling

•July 7, 2016 • 1 Comment

Observations of a 70 plus year old product of segregated public schools of the South.
Having just viewed the two videos of the killing of Anton Sterling by two Baton Rouge police patrolman for the umteenth time, I felt a need to share some observations…
I am myself, a native of the boot being born and spending most of my life in New Orleans and I am inclined to agree with Tyrann Mathieu, a New Orleans native with the NFL Arizona Cardinals, who tweeted in a since deleted tweet, “The violence is not new, it’s the cameras that are!”

It’s been well documented that the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD, referred to as The Blue Boys, the most organized and deadly gang in the state in days passed) has had a less than squeeky clean past when it came to civil rights and in some cases, human rights and I mention them here purely for reference of the injustice I’ve witnessed locally and state wide…A civilian review board of police activities in New Orleans has a lot to do with recent changes within NOPD…This time it’s dealing with the Baton Rouge chapter of the Louisiana Blue boys and though it’s 80 miles away, the results are very similar, a dead black male and police saying they did everything by the book…

Anton Sterling ShootingNot being a conspiracy theorist but I find it hard to understand why two twenty year old trained police patrolmen would have difficulty taking down a thirty-seven year old man without shooting him six times when he’s already on the ground and one patrolman is kneeling in his chest as he fires his weapon!! I have family and friends in law enforcement and they agree that unless Baton Rouge PD was using safety pins to attach their body cams, it’s highly unlikely that both patrolmen would lose their cams in the scuffle shown on the videos…Possible but highly improbable…

The gun…Eye witness states they saw one of the patrolman removed a gun from the pocket of Mr. Sterling after he lay dead on the ground and one of the videos shows something being removed from his pocket after the shooting…I don’t know much about the history of patrolmen Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake with the BRPD but with their combined experience of less than ten years it will be interesting to see just how much training they received!!
I’ve noticed in recent years police departments have been actively recruiting Afghan and Iraqi vets to man their cruisers based on their regimentation and weapons training and being a Vietnam vet I’m all for hiring returning warriors and working them back into society but unless the military has changed it’s debriefing policy aka turning the warrior instinct off, this could become a problem in the future…The number of PTSD cases of Vietnam vets being treated presently at the VA today should tell us something!!

At the end of the day I pray for Peace…Prayer Works, Group Prayers Work Miracles! 

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OBSERVATIONS 70 PLUS

•March 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

2016Election-2Again, we talked and he just keep on engaging about what’s happening today in this world.  Interestingly, I listen as he does have some profound wisdom about what’s happening, what’s not happening, what’s being said and what’s not being said.  What got my attention was that out of it all – all he wants us to do is pray for this world and the people in it. Here’s what he had to say.

Observations of a seventy plus year old product of segregated public schools of the South

I recently saw a sitcom where the father character made a statement regarding, “must see TV”…In short, he didn’t appreciate being told what he must see and I thoroughly agree with him…

 

Charlie Brown As Trump

Someone please explain!

I’ve noticed that rather you’re watching ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, or MSNBC the main news story is something concerning Trump with little mentioned of Rubio and Kasich and no mention of Cruz who’s considered by some to be more dangerous than da Donald…Why is that I wonder? I just watched the evening news and though it was covering campaign 2016, every candidate was mentioned except Cruz…Is there a Republican plot to eliminate Trump leaving the door open for Cruz? Could someone please explain to me what’s up with the Republican base (if there is still such a thing) mounting an assault to discredit their party’s front-runner? Strange, very strange!!

 

Since a great deal of Americans form their opinions by what’s broadcast on one or more of these networks, I would like to suggest you disconnect from the media matrix, research the candidates and make a decision based on facts, some of which will surprise you… Bottom line, anything you want to know about anyone can be found by asking Google or Siri!

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Please pay close attention to what’s being said and what’s not being said and in November vote as an informed individual! Every life matters, Every informed decision makes sense and every #vote makes a difference. 

I’m going to keep talking to this guy.  He has something to talk about.  HELLO!

vote-it-matters

Prayer Works, Group Prayers Work Miracles! I pray for us all!

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OBSERVATIONS

•March 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Presidental debateThis election is taking us through so much soul-searching. If you’re not searching deep within your soul you should be! It’s a time where we’re being reminded of so much of our past and having to seriously look into our future. There’s so much disregard for the entire universe.  Politicians are acting as if they are the creator and they have no understanding of the word “In The Beginning.” It seems to me that they just don’t believe that everyone will have to deal with the consequences of their decisions.  I #observe. Have you observed.

I had a seriously discussion with one of our warriors for the United States and his observation went a little like this…

Observations of a seventy-plus-year-old product of segregated public schools of the South

In my thoughts, I addressed the hatred and racial divide brewing in these United States of America, sparked in part by a Republican senate who refused to work with a Black Democratic President and their new and rapidly growing extremist wing, the Tea Party…At that time I appealed to Christians to pray for our nation, referencing, 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) and 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV)…I’ve since became aware of a Christian right whObama Thinkingich implies there’s a Christian left, center and various degrees in between which goes against everything I’ve been taught…Jesus Christ had a simple message to all that chose to follow him and are called by his name…Love one another! There are no “what if” clauses making it acceptable to hate or judge…LOVE One Another!

The aforementioned hatred has produced the worst political climate I’ve ever witnessed in this country…The Republican base is working real hard to discredit its front runner while the candidate behind the front-runner is just as bad if not worst…
I encourage all who can vote to vote in the up coming electionFYI…David Duke of the KKK endorsed the Republican front-runner!

Biden PrayingAfter hearing his point of view it broaden my spectrum of so many more things.  We see people who are Christians endorsing things that we know are not right and are not of God. Yet, many,until now have followed them.  Will you still follow them.  Will you begin to make some decisions for yourself. Will you #pray about the right choice to make?  You cannot go to the poles this year without taking God with you.  You cannot let anyone convince you of the candidate you must select.  So I encourage you to begin to #PRAY.  Take full responsibility for your actions.  It’s our actions that will cause us to win or lose. We have a responsibility to pray to God about making the right choice. As men and women of God we have a right and an opportunity to vote responsibly.

Start preparing.  Get everyone in your family registered to vote.  Make a quality decision to vote. If you want to increase in your love for one another and this country –#VOTE.

A special thanks to “a seventy-plus-year-old product of segregated public schools of the South”  for sharing your voice.

Scripture References: 

2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 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.

1 Timothy 2:1-4New International Version (NIV) – Instructions on Worship

2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.

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HEARING FROM GOD

•March 8, 2016 • 2 Comments

God has blessed us with spiritual blessings but we can’t obtain them if we’re not hearing Him when He speaks.

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20131001-115302.jpgKeep your ear gate tuned to God. Christians will mislead you and confuse you. Yes, Christians can be wrong at times. They will sometimes cause you to go into the wrong direction and miss God. The word of God will not mislead you. His voice is profound. When you build on your relationship with Him you will hear His voice and know His voice.

I heard the voice of God say to me,“at night when you sleep plug everything out of your ear so you can hear precisely from God. Put ear plugs in your ear.” He will speak precisely says the spirit of the living God.  As I awaken immediately I knew I was not to let anything interfere with the voice of God.  I needed to protect every gateway to my heart and soul. It was clear that God had something profound to share with me that would…

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