15 And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; 16 and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.” John 2:15-16 (NASB)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
Let’s not get it twisted sometimes you have to raise, in the vernacular of my grandma, “PURE D HELL”! When we look at the conditions of poor people in general and Black people in particular here in the United States and see how our president -who the entire world knows is Black is being treated, it’s a wonder why this country has not gone to hell in a hand basket.
From the onset, when Barack Obama was just contemplating seeking the head office in the White House, the Tea Party people and the ‘good ol boys and girls have maintained a constant vigil and an uncompromising contempt of this man, an American citizen, our President of the United States, with a total disregard of the Office of the Presidency itself and overtly made known detestation and disparagement towards him.
Consider the handshake that never happened to the rearranging of an invitation after the lack of coordination with the White House, the disrespect extends beyond the boundaries of this country.
In his lecture to a joint meeting of Congress recently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds.” Yeah, right and I have a couple of rock diamonds for sale that I found in my back yard.
Sometimes you have to raise hell!
This blatant show of ignorance and just an all out “we don’t give a darn” about you Mr. President made me want to at least bring to the forefront of our readers who might not have perceived of what is going on in the White House and how it is being used as an outhouse.
Why is it that these Right Wing Tea Party people feel the desire to lecture President Obama as if he can’t do anything right. If you would like to see this in action just go back and look at some of the interviews of the president from Fox News.
It matters not where the president is being interviewed or even if he is giving a speech, he is constantly being interrupted by those whose intelligence is far less than his.
Not repeatedly, but at a whole lot of ignorant intervals the president’s patriotism and nationality has been questioned. “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said, according to a story in Politico last month. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
When Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Giuliani whether he wanted to apologize, he said, “Not at all. I want to repeat it.” Giuliani would then tell the New York Times his remarks weren’t racist “since [Obama] was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools”.
Just when we thought that the burning of the American flag was hard to take during the Vietnam War era. Can you imagine as a Black person and the leader of this questionable, “FREE” country the anguish President Obama must have felt when Michael Ashmore, during the Million Vet March on the Memorials in Washing DC, wrapped himself in the Confederate flag.
If you want to incite and bring out some deep rooted grief in the soul of Black people that know their history, wave the Confederate flag as a symbol of victory for white supremacy at a NWA summer concert in Money, Mississippi.
If a picture is worth a 1000 words and if looks could kill you then what are these photos saying, concerning our president and us as a Black Americans?
“Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” Luke 6:31 (NASB)
WHEN GOD HOLDS YOU IN HIS HANDS NOTHING CAN HARM YOU