Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Racism in the United States

        Yes, there is racism in the United States. There is racism in every country in the world. To deny that fact is ridiculous. Is the racism in the United States worse than that in other parts of the world? Not a chance!

          There are too many successful black people in this country to say that white privilege is the reason so many black people are not doing well. One heck of a lot of white people are not doing very well either. One thing we must realize is that the "Progressive" movement has all American families on the decline. "White Privilege" is just another catch phrase used by the "Progressive" movement to further divide the country along racial lines. I have observed; however, that white people (in the middle and upper socioeconomic classes) do seem to have somewhat of an advantage when seeking employment, loans and other things. This step up does not apply to lower socioeconomic class white people, Asians, Hispanics and some other groups. 12.5 percent of our population is black, 17 percent Hispanic, 4.75 percent Asian, 2 percent are native American. Government statistics show that over half of the population are receiving government assistance. By the percentages, we see there are a lot of people, classed as white, who are on some form of government assistance (26.5 percent).  According to the New York Times, blacks comprise 22 percent of the poor, but blacks only take in 14 percent of government benefits. Conversely, whites make up 42 percent of the poor , but take in a disproportionate 69 percent of government benefits.

          In my opinion, there are basically four types of racism. There are those who hate, those who are elitists (economically advantaged and or superiority minded), those who hate elitists and those who use racism for profit.

          The question I would like to ask is: where else in the world are minorities treated any better than in the United States?  My family came to the United States from England and Germany, because of persecution. My wife's family came to the United States from France and Scotland, because of persecution. They all left the place of trouble; to come here to build a better life. For the most part this country is made up of people who wanted this better life. Assimilating into your new country seems to be the key to success . If there is a place to better your families lives, why in the world aren't people going there? Why are some people, who come to the United States, wanting to bring their old inferior culture with them?

          I am not saying our country is perfect, because it is far from perfect.  Trying to make it better is the goal of all decent Americans.

          There is some question about what the Civil War was fought over. From my research I can tell you, without doubt, in the South it was states rights (which included a lot more than slavery) while in the north it originally was to save the union, but later slavery became the primary issue. President Lincoln used the issue of slavery to re-inspire the north's interest in fighting the war. This FACT is readily researchable; don't use revisionist history as your source.

Slavery Examples
          As far as I can determine, through research, every race has been used as slaves at one time or another. Satan wants us all to be slaves of his, which is why he is trying to set up a One World Government and One World Religion. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (be slaves to Jesus).

          The first slave-owner in the United states was a black farmer who owned a white slave. He lived in the north.[1] Slavery of white people started before the slavery of black people in the Americas.

          Ask the average school child about slavery and they think only white
people had slaves. In the sixteenth through the eighteenth century, Africans enslaved one and a half million white Europeans.  Whites were the first people to end slavery in modern times. 

          "In response to my overblown statistics, you may observe that I quote 33% of southern FAMILIES owned slaves. Simply providing stats on what percentage of person's owned slaves in the south in 1860 is irrelevant. 10 year old Anna Richards did not own slaves. 5 year old Jeb Thompson did not own slaves. Yet these people are counted in the census as potential slave owners if you interpret the data that way. Their father, however, likely did own slaves. This is why slave owning families and not individuals is the key to understanding 1860's census data. Not to mention, there were over 5 million free people living in the South in 1860. There were just under 4 million slaves in the South. Some states like South Carolina actually had more slaves than free citizens. Those most have been some Mega plantations the south was running!"[2]

          "In 1807 white Christian males in Congress passed a law to end the slave trade in America. White Christian males then launched a war (1861 to 1865) to end slavery in America. It s probably correct to say that 33% of white land owners owned slaves. A slave cost about 400 for an adult male. This was a mighty princely sum at that time. Lincoln as a teenager worked for .25. cents a week in Tennessee in the 1820s. Obviously without family wealth very few would have been capable of acquiring enough money to buy a slave (white or black)."[3]

          "Enslaved African Americans could never forget their status as property, no matter how well their owners treated them. But it would be too simplistic to say that all masters and slaves hated each other. Human beings who live and work together are bound to form relationships of some kind, and some masters and slaves genuinely cared for each other. But the caring was tempered and limited by the power imbalance under which it grew. Within the narrow confines of slavery, human relationships ran the gamut from compassionate to contemptuous. But the masters and slaves never approached equality. The standard image of Southern slavery is that of a large plantation with hundreds of slaves. In fact, such situations were rare. Fully 3/4 of Southern whites did not even own slaves; of those who did, 88% owned twenty or fewer. Whites who did not own slaves were primarily yeoman farmers. Practically speaking, the institution of slavery did not help these people. "[4]

          "In an 1856 letter to his wife Mary Custis Lee, Robert E. Lee called slavery "a moral and political evil." Yet he concluded that black slaves were immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially and physically. The fact is, large numbers of free Negroes owned black slaves; in fact, in numbers disproportionate to their representation in society at large. In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states."[5] " In New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city."[6]

          "The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.

Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.

From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well.

During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers."[7]

A History Lesson

13th amendment: Abolished Slavery

100 percent Republican Support

23 percent Democrat Support

14th. Amendment: Gave Citizenship To Freed Slaves

94 percent Republican Support

0 percent Democrat Support

15th. Amendment: Right To Vote For All

100 percent Republican Support

0 percent Democrat Support

          As I pointed out before,  all, I repeat all peoples were involved in slavery at one point or another. Moslems, Christians, Jews, Arabs, Africans and many others were involved in this abomination. The biggest problem is that it exists today. One of its names today is human trafficking. “Human trafficking is a crime. We have found a direct nexus between prostitution and human trafficking, and we combat this crime by conducting undercover prostitution investigations. Whether it is on the street or online, prostitution, and the crimes it attempts to disguise, is illegal and we will continue to investigate and arrest those involved.” [8]

          Christians in the south were involved in the twisting of scripture to justify slavery; in the same way our Christian denominations are twisting the scriptures from orthodoxy to social justice today. As I stated before, all decent Americans want to make our country a better place to live. Hate should not be a part of any Christians life, and this country was founded on the principals of the biblical Christianity of our founders.

          Racism is only one of the ways the "Progressives" are trying to divide our country. Divide and conquer has always been a tool of those who would take over a people. Racism, gender, economic inequality, sexual lifestyle, climate change, religious differences, social justice and other issues are being used to divide our country. The "Progressives" tend to follow the methods set up by Sal Alinsky[9] as well as Cloward and Piven. They are the superstars of the "Progressive" movement[10]. The people applying these principles are either dupes of the devil, or are working hand in hand with Satan to bring about the One World Government and the One World Religion as described in the Bible.

          The slaughter of 9 people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina was conducted by a racist druggie who hated those people because they were black. The fact that the victims were Christians just added to Satan's pleasure in this abomination. No matter what the cause was, 9 of my Christian brothers and sisters are dead. No matter what the supposed cause would be, the real cause is EVIL. The families of the victims demonstrated the love of the Christian faith, which is the real solution to this kind of  evil. They galvanized the people of Charlotte, and others around the country, by showing the kind of forgiveness that is only available through the Lord. The Love of God is the only solution to racism and the healing of our country.

          I am no better and no worse than any other of God's creations. I, therefore, do not have a right to judge anybody else. I do however reserve the right to judge those actions of others that go against the Word of God, and also those things that I believe to be detrimental to my country. Racism is a sickness, that is hurting my country, and I will do anything I can to put an end to it. God created us all to be different shades of the same color and are all members of the same, HUMAN, race. If you can't deal with that, you are really sick.

[8] Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County Florida
[10] Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis on Alinsky and President Obama taught Alinsky when he was a part time teacher at Harvard.


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