Thursday, July 30, 2009
This is an older story with an update...The above link explains how charges of voter intimidation were magically dropped against members of the Black Panther Party standing outside a voting center in Philadelphia...
Below is the video showing obvious voter intimidation caused by a Black Panther member armed with a baton/stick.
I see this whole situation as another example of 'Reverse Racism'. This is term I explain as meaning that a situation which would normally offend someone or cause outrage is explained as progressive or dismissed as insignificant.
The gentlemen representing the Black Panther Movement had a right to be there. This is/was? a free country. Although their black military garb is probably intimidating to the average citizen, but it doesn't constitute criminal activity. But when you add a club and inflammatory language this becomes voter intimidation.
I attached the Dave Chapelle skit photo of Clayton Bigsby to add some context to this blog. The premise of the skit is that Clayton Bigsby is a blind black male and a white supremacist. Although some may find the skit itself offensive, it is pretty darn funny. In five minutes, Dave Chapelle touches on issues which would take some Ethics Professor a whole semester to explain. By poking fun at the KKK and talking about racism openly with no pretense, it is exposed for what it is.. Just a mindset..Just a couple of people who are afraid or who have twisted some ideals into a form of bitter hatred for another fellow human being with a different skin hue/tone...
The United States of America is a unique nation. We have an interesting and sometimes deplorable history. The founding of America included taking landing from the Original Inhabitants...Native Americans or Indians. Which lead to many broken promises and bloody conflicts.
Take the history of slavery and discrimination against African Americans or Blacks. This has lead to many discussions/ideals. I watched a preacher dressed in camouflage robes with diamonds in his ears explain how the Black People are the actual tribe of Judah..not the Jewish People but the Black people. I have witnessed and observed the destruction of the Black American Family. I have met several Black women on welfare, Tenncare, and with multiple children from different men. The absence of a father is a great unspoken pain in the hearts of children all across the world no matter what color their skin is...but I find it especially harmful to the Black family. The cycle of abuse: poverty, government dependence, drug abuse, and then the birth of multiple children and the cycle continues...
But not all Blacks are on welfare and smoking crack. Not all Indians are alcoholics, diabetic, and dance at Pow-wows. And not all Whites are racist, members of the KKK, and drive BMW's.
We can all learn from each other. Each culture has unique insight or wisdom that can be passed onto future generations of Americans. All the hype from the mainstream media about the Harvard professor and cop and Obama drinking beer...It's just more propaganda to keep people divided and angry...
Last week, I sat down with two white guys and a black guy and we talked about how funny the Clayton Bigsby skit was/is. There were no hard feelings or uncomfortable moments. Just laughter shared between friends...
Here are some great examples of Americans making a difference:
"Dr. Yeagley is a patriot and a direct descendent of Bad Eagle (1839-1906) through his Comanche mother. She taught him to love God and Country. His father, a WWII veteran and marksman, bequeathed a deep sense of respect for the sacred."
"Rev. Peterson is the Founder and President of the nationally recognized nonprofit organization BOND Action, Inc., (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny), whose purpose is “Rebuilding the Family By Rebuilding the Man”. He is also the author of the bold and highly-popular book, “SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America.” Rev. Peterson is also a nationally-syndicated radio host, TV host and highly sought-after speaker."