"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Turning Back the Hands of Time
Now that the Health Care Bill has been signed into law, the American Klan (none other than the GOP Teabaggers and certain GOP Congressmen/Congresswomen)are showing their real colors. Folks sometimes I swear that I'm watching the Civil Rights Movement in reverse play out before me with all the death threats, intimidation, and vandalism. Those people want to roll back Father Times to the early 1900s when Jim Crow was in power.
What is certain is that we can't call the GOP and Teabaggers gracious losers and they have been showing us that since the Health Care Bill passed for the last couple of days. For some strange reason they seem to think that they've won the American people over with their tactics. I hate to be the one to rain on their parade, but they've done just the opposite. Oh,let them flash their fake and tampered polls, but don't sit back and let them turn back the hands of time because that is what they are working on in some states. Stand up and fight back!
"The situation in North Carolina is disturbing for a number of reasons. First, the idea that the chairman would refer to his critics, many of whom are black, brown and poor as "animals" is reflective of the kind of racism that exists in the south. This is similar to the recent incident in South Carolina (down the road), where many conservatives are appalled that black lawmakers are asking for just one seat on the 16 seat board of trustees at The University of South Carolina. Some in the south, particularly conservatives, maintain a perception of black people as being less than human, less than capable and less than deserving of true equality when it comes to power and opportunity." ~~Dr. Boyce Watkins-Black Voices~~
It appears that some of those middleclass white folks North and South Carolina states are longing for the good ole Jim Crow days. Resegregation is back in North and South Carolina states.
The events of the last two days is how Jim Crow came into existence. Yup, it was a political move just like we're seeing now. Those darn confederate southern folks got all riled up because they felt black folks were being given too many rights. They lost the civil war and they've been trying to relive it all over again with high hopes of winning it this time. Over and over I've been warning folks about those people because they are what is wrong with this country. If they get their way, they are going to be the ones to destroy it.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?