By Rev. Lainie Dowell
In 2008, we are still hearing a lot of young black people and the old-enough-to-know-better people, too, saying that "We still have a long ways to go."
I want to know where have they been and where can they NOT go now that the shackles and segregation have been broken and replaced with self-worth and integration into all the world of humanity?
I want to know what and who are continuing to fuel this animosity towards America and Americans? It did not come from my late parent's house and it did not take up residence in my home with my children growing up who are the same age as the present Democratic candidate.
How can so many of today's young, black generation be so easily misled (those who are)? How can they talk about their disdain of welfare on the one hand and hold out their other hand for reparations (those who do)?
What did they do to earn apology after apology and seek billions, except to be born black and free because of the blood, sweat, and tears of our ancestors whom they never knew -- and had not the sense enough to seek out those who walked among them who could have given them experiential and sacred understanding about what the Lord had done to ameliorate their slave situation for all time?
What do they know about Manumission? Every black person was not a slave. I believe they do know that much.
Would they expect the offspring of freed blacks and the black slave holders to fork over reparations, as well?
Don't they know they cannot have it both ways? Talking about Negro History Week -- now month -- and loving the strength and heritage of all those who came from a mighty long ways to "be somebody!" And, yet here they come along crying out for vengeance in the form of blackmail payments called "a white guilt trip and reparations." And Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats across this nation have fallen for it!
Time out! Give a speech on race and talk about that!
Is this the result of an overly fed budgetary academic system in which it has become true that "A little bit of knowledge is dangerous?"
How is it that even many of the professors of academia have no knowledge apart from God in and of themselves; and, yet, many more of them got a piece of paper from a man or woman who had to be taught, themselves. And since they began to believe they had gained all knowledge, they have spawned an ignorant generation.
Americans once relied on an educational system that has now failed to instill morals and Godly values of right and wrong -- has locked out parental input from parent-teacher interaction and school board meetings -- and has introduced into the traditional family structure as acceptable, the foulest of actions in the name of "diversity." And foulest of all, is that they have taken the faith of our forefathers and foremothers and secularized it. And our government, itself, introduced the term, "bully pulpit," into the lexicon seeming to have no knowledge of the sanctity of that sacred desk. And even the word, "Minister," has come to mean solely a government employee instead of the ones called of God Almighty Himself. Is there any wonder?
This is what is trying to kill America's strong, Godly foundation such that visitors and strangers to these shores now believe this is a haven for every ungodly and wayward lifestyle that they choose. And our leadership does nothing to turn this Ship of State back around and put her on the right course once more.