Christine and Millie McCoy. Black Siamese Twins Black History Month Ignores.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

I have a serious problem with this and yes I am Black. The only thing I actually like about Black History month is that it’s not being called “African American” History month. Because that would be “stupider”.

TWO REASONS IT SUCKS TO BE A SIAMESE TWIN

  1. DEATH

Your half could be perfectly healthy and the other half of you dies unexpectedly. Now you have to die too within an hour and its not even your fault that you have to die. It’s the other half that’s stuck to you. Even if you do an emergency separation surgery you still die because it will take too long to (a) separate you and (b) if you have shared organs you better hang it up! Man that is depressing just thinking about it.

2. PRISON TIME

Let’s say y’all are at the movies. The person on the other side of your connected twin is a biggo jerk who keeps rattling potato chip bags and popping plastic drink bottles and talking loudly on the phone, with the speaker phone, and the phone is lighting up with their picture, and they have on light up glasses in the theatre.

Your Siamese twin stabs and kills him because yall paid hard earned money to listen to the movie and not this fool and his phone and those glasses were just silly. NOW you’ve missed the movie, you got arrested, and you have to go to prison for murder and you didn’t even have nothing to do with it! You’re innocently connected. Aw that sucks!!

What does this have to do with Christine and Millie McCoy?

Nothing. I just thought about those things and figured I’d share my thoughts.

Why have we not heard about these black Siamese twins during black history month?

Because BHM is all about bashing and hashing and rehashing the victim/victimizer stereotype between white people and black people. Naming a month and continuing to pour the same dirty water on the same gas fire does nothing except keep the damaging fire going. Why not go ahead and put a fan next to it and watch it burn faster.

You can’t have black history month without white people. And you can’t have American history without black people. Never mind Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, or anybody like that.

If black history month actually had some substance I wouldn’t have to have this website to expose what that month refuses to acknowledge!

Now that I got that out of my system

Christine and Millie McCoy

July 11, 1851 – October 8, 1912

On a slave plantation in Welches Creek, North Carolina Jacob and Monimia McKoy had seven children before the Siamese twins showed up. The parents were African and mixed with Native and African. The girls were born fused at the base which caused them to be at a 90-degree angle to each other.

A showman bought them at 10 months old thus starting a lifetime of exhibiting their body. He eventually sold them for $1000. During their career of being bought and sold the highest recording price for selling them was $40,000.

They were in various road shows, Circuses, special engagements and Queen Victoria brought them to Buckingham Palace in 1871 to give them jewelry.

The twins pay was so high because patrons were charged extra, as high as fifty cents or more, just to see them.

They were billed as “the Carolina Twins” , “the celebrated African United Twins.” , “Two-Headed Girl”,  “Two-Headed Nightingale,”

The twins learned five different languages. They played the guitar, the piano, sang and published poems and autobiography books.

When slavery ended in 1863 their pay increased to $600 a week.

In 1869 they wrote a final book called History and Medical Description of the Two-Headed Girl which boosted their popularity.

By the early 1900’s the girls weighed 170 pounds. Their popularity decreased and they went to live on a farm their father left them.

In 1912 Millie was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Christine was not. They had to go to a Sanitarium where Christine still was unaffected.

Millie succumbed to tuberculosis and Christine was still alive. They could not be separated while still alive. It was decided that Christine should be given large doses of Morphine to speed up her death which was imminent. After 17 hours and the governors approval to go through with the morphine Christine died.

In Whiteville North Carolina you will find their double grave with an inscription written about them.

So why is black history month ignoring them?

Because it does not fit their profile of victim/victimizer.

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October 16, 2017 · 8:00 am

Black Women In The 1920’s Suffragette Movement and The Right To Vote

Q. What was stopping women from voting in the 1920’s?

A. Men.

Q. What was stopping black women from voting in the 1920’s?

A. They were women.

Q. What was stopping black women in the south from voting?

A. Jim Crowe

Q. So if women earned the right to vote did that include black women under Jim Crowe?

A. Yes.

Q. Did black women in the south vote under Jim Crowe?

A. They tried. As did all black people in the south. Black people and white women were met with opposition from males who felt neither group had the right to vote.

What is Jim Crowe?

Jim Crowe were laws drawn in the southern united states forbidding black and whites to do anything together such as: Ride in the same cart on the train, drink from same water fountain, use the same bathroom, eat at the same restaurant, go to the same church, attend the same schools, buy from the same grocery store unless the coloreds went to the back window, live in the same neighborhood, and so on.

The term Jim Crowe refereed to a pre vaudeville act in the 1820’s when a man in black face would come out and dance and sing. The south adopted that image and name to apply to the laws.

Why could women not vote until August 18th 1920?

Men felt that women were not smart enough to vote. Men felt is was the woman’s place to stay at home cooking and cleaning and not voting. Men felt women were out of line and over stepping bounds by asking to do something equal to a man. Men felt they would lost power if women voted.

Did this include Black men?

Yes. Black men were granted the right to vote on March 3, 1870 and their votes counted. Women still were not given the right to vote. Black men went to vote and were harassed, beaten, killed, spit at and other horrible things. Due to the challenges black men faced they had no time to worry about the black woman. The black men had to come together and exercise their right by law to vote in peace.

 

Who got this women’s voting party started?

Most are familiar with Susan B Anthony. However, there was a women before her that actually put her boot down in men’s faces in the 1777’s. That woman was Abigail Smith Adams. President John Quincy Adams wife. She brought the issue directly to her husband and was basically told to shut up. Abby responded with “women will not hold ourselves bound by any laws which we have no voice.” She was still told to shut up. But she tried.

 

List of some of the Black women suffragettes in history. There were more.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. 1825-1911.

Frances was born a free black woman in Baltimore. 1858, before Rosa Parks, she refused to give up her seat in a trolley to a white person and there was a problem. In 1859 she became the first black women to publish a short story in a publication. In addition to writing poetry she was a slave abolitionist and fought for women and the colored women’s right to vote. She participated in this cause after visiting the south and seeing the appalling conditions that black women were living in.

 

Anna Julia Cooper. 1858 – 1964.

Her mother was a slave and her father the slave master. She was born North Carolina. She was freed at the age of 6. She became educated at the age of 9 at a school for newly freed slaves. She became involved in the women’s suffrage movement. She had this to say, “Only the BLACK WOMAN can say when and where I enter in the quiet undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence or special patronage; then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.”

 

Ida B Wells 1862-1931

Born a slave in Mississippi. Parents were Republicans. Bought a first class train ticket ony to be told to go to the colored cart with no refund. She took the train to court and won her case. She began working on the National Equal Rights League which resulted in the protest at Wilson’s Presidential innuageration. She was told by Alice Paul to march in the back of the 1913 inauguration crash and have the coloreds stay in the back. Ida did not follow instructions and marched along side Alice Paul. .” Ida attended the 1913 mob on President Wilson’s innaugeration. She took with her some members of her Alpha Suffrage Club of Chicago which she founded.

 

Sojourner Truth. 1797 – 1883

Born a slave and originally named Isabelle Baumfree. She and her parents were soon purchased and taken to New York. Known for her Ain’t I a woman speech in Akron Ohio in 1851. She fought during and after slavery for the negro women’s rights and equality including the right to vote.

Famous Quotes

“I feel that I have the right to have just as much as a man. There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and colored women not theirs, the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before”

Ain’t I A Woman?

“That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?”

 

Nannie Helen Burroughs 1879 – 1961

Born in Virginia to former slaves and moved to Louisville Kentucky where she became a secretary. Was a part of the women’s industrial club. In the early 1900’s she fought for women’s right to vote. At some point after 1947 she moved to Washington DC where she worked for Herbert Hoover.

 

Elizabeth Piper Ensley 1848 – 1919

Born in the carribean and moved to boston in the 1870’s. 1890’s moved to Colorado. Fought to put the women’s suffrage on the Denver Colorado ballot.

Timeline of most of the women’s suffrage events

1777 Abigail Adams. Wife and mother of presidents John Quincy Adams and John Adams Jr.

1792 Mary Wollstonecraft was having none of it. She published a book called Vindication of the Rights of Women in England. Women loved her book. Men still refused women the right to vote.

1836 The Grimke Sisters were against slavery and for women’s rights. They were outspoken, challenging, and were treated badly with profanity and eventually thrown in jail.

1840 London. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady tried to level the playing field with women and had some success. Women were still denied the vote but these ladies got the ball rolling.

1844 The state constitution stated the following: “One. Every white male citizen of the United States, of age twenty-one years, who shall have been a resident of this state one year would be entitled to vote.”

1848 Elizabeth Cody Stanton went to the Seneca Falls convention and caused a scene with Lucretia Mott. They got their point across, however, women still could not vote.

1861 Susan B Anthony and the Civil War. Susan was the most vocal and came with serious ammunition to solidify all the women that came before her. Until her death in 1906 she made it known that women will have the right to vote. She also made this statement in reference to the black man having the right to vote but not women. “I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman.”

1867 Slavery is over and now black women have entered the equation for rights to vote as women. Thus beginning a 52 year debate on all women regardless of color voting along with men.

1870 Black men were given the right to vote. Black women were not given the right to vote. Not because they were black. No women were allowed to vote.

Black men were harassed while voting. As a result black men had to fight for other black men’s enforcement of voting which left black women without their voice. In turn, black women and white women had no choice but to come together as women and take on the guys.

1870 All women showed up to the polls and cast their vote only to have it thrown away and not counted.

1872 Susan B Anthony, Grimke Sisters, and a host of women were thrown in jail for voting. They continued their cause.

1878 Women introduce their suffrage movement to congress.

1884 through 1900 women protest, debate, march, hold signs, and yell at men for the right to vote.

1913 Alice Paul organized a women’s march and messed up the New President Wilson’s inauguration with a flash mob march demanding the right to vote. Eye witness Mary Walton described the scene in 1913 “The violence erupted minutes after the parade began. The crowd broke through steel cables and spilled into the street. Men, many of them drunk, spit at the marchers and grabbed their clothing, hurled insults and lighted cigarettes, snatched banners and tried to climb floats. Police did little to keep order. Observed one of Paul’s supporters, ‘I did not know men could be such fiends.’ ”

Black women were told to march in the back of the procession due to a recent attack on a black man that struck fear in that community. Black women ignored that and walked side by side with white suffragettes. Nothing was said.

1913 through 1919 women continue to invade congress with the right to vote.

August 18th 1920 the 19th Amendment is passed. All women now have the right to vote.

What Abigail started in 1777 came to be in 1920 with the help of hundreds and hundreds of women along the way. After 143 years of fighting the issue women finally had the right to vote.

 

 

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September 1, 2017 · 6:00 am

I got 10% of my anger out at the black church

Having grown up in the black church and witnessing the shenanigans that go on in and in front of the pulpit and being told, “That’s just the way it is” and being forced to be complacent about the corruption pushed and shoved on to unsuspecting parishioners is something I just could not get with.

Part of my spiritual cleansing for 10 years was not to attend church at all and I was much much happier without that type of drama.

The part that really got me, was me, telling the church I had been abused and they said “just pray about it”. Authorities should have been called. But instead I was told to “Trust Jesus and he’ll stop the pain and punish the abuser.”

That, and that alone fueled a life long anger and distrust in the church. Not to mention distrust of the word of the Bible.

The pain didn’t stop and neither did the abuser. Others were abused from the same abuser and others were told the same thing. “Just pray about it.”

Any church that hides behind the Bible in the name of Jesus who purposely does not protect the children is not a church at all. Its hell.

Children have underdeveloped brains and can only go by what adults tell them to believe. I was led down an incorrect path by the ever loving church.

That was my basis behind my posts on the corruption of the black church.

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August 29, 2017 · 6:00 am

Conclusion of The Black Church and Religious Manipulation

I was just told the most bizarre, craziest, wildest theory of them all by a black church fanatic on Facebook.

Here it goes:

“If you don’t understand that you need religion to get to God then you don’t believe in God.”

Huh? What? Is this person serious right now? Please tell me I’m on Facebook candid camera! That is worth the laugh right there!

I’m glad she said this because this error in delusional thinking is exactly what is wrong with the black church in one sentence.

#1. Religion NEEDS God. However, God does not NEED religion.
#2. GOD created the world. MAN created religion.
#3. You Cannot have God without Satan. You Cannot have Satan without God. Either both exist or both do not. One cannot stand alone. Otherwise, there is no need for the other.
#4. God and religion have absolutely nothing to do with one or the other.
#5. Man has attached God to religion as a means of controlling other men.
And guess what. ITS WORKING!!!

Should I even mention the fact that when God created the world there was no religion?

Who did God worship?

Who did Adam and Eve worship? They didn’t go to church and they didn’t tithe.

The first mention of a synagogue is in Psalms.

The first mention of a temple is in Corinthians.

All through the Old Testament everybody spoke directly to God. And God spoke directly to the people. They were used to it. They gave gifts and sacrifices to God.

The New Testament introduces Jesus as the way to God.

So let me get this straight!

All those people who didn’t know or hadn’t heard of Jesus, and didn’t go to church until Pslams, didn’t know God because there was no religion?

All those people around the world who were born before the New Testament and had never heard of Jesus went to hell because they didn’t attend church and didn’t go through Jesus to get to God?

Even though they were speaking to God every hour on the hour directly? They still could not get to heaven because they didn’t know Jesus.

The Old Testament proves that you don’t need a religion or a building called church in order to get to God. He spoke to them directly!

People don’t read the Bible and therefore don’t know this.

For the love of God will black people please read the Bible!

Religion is:
A code of moral values usually based around the culture.
A set of beliefs usually based on the culture.
Acting a certain way to gain acceptance from the group that is usually based on the culture.
A set of rituals such as recited words, foods, customs, and stories to enforce moral values.
A set of actions in some sort of sequence that is to be done in a frequency such as kneeling in a certain direction daily, eating a certain food weekly, or doing a certain gesture at a time of day or upon hearing certain words, and attaching an image of some sort to enforce the idea of the value.

Religion always involves a belief that an exact routine must be followed in a certain way in order to obtain a particular result. It does not have to be associated with church or a God.

I know that it is very hard for some people to separate religion from God. Yes. It can be done and should be.

Examples:

“I know he wasn’t late to work. He religiously gets up at 6 am to go to work. He’s always on time.”

The reward for his routine of action:

If he doesn’t go to work he won’t get paid. Therefore he must honor that routine in order to keep the end result. If he stops going to work the reward goes away. Therefore, he can’t miss work.

“I know Heather wasn’t the one that forgot to clean the oven. She cleans that oven religiously every other day.”

Heather’s reward for her daily actions?

Heather wants a clean oven. In order for the oven to be clean she must do this on a regular basis without fail.

Religion and God are two separate things.

God did not create religion. That is where folks get twisted up.

God

Creator of the world. Punisher of wrong doers. Rewarding the good doers. God balances out right from wrongs. God is the natural balance system of our whole existence.

God=Life

Life = a balance of good and bad for every living thing on earth regardless of religion.

Here is where the trouble starts with perceptions of God.

1. God only loves those who love him.
This is so wrong on so many levels. This is a man-made interpretation with absolute manipulation.

2. God helps those who help themselves.
This is also misguided for so many reasons. Anybody in the world, no matter their religion or lack thereof, who does anything for or against themselves will get back whatever energy they put into it.

The phrase implies if you don’t believe in God then he won’t help you. I’ve seen plenty of successful atheist who didn’t believe in God and they are doing much better than the judgmental Christian.

Example:
Michael studies hard to be an engineer. Michael is a successful engineer. Michael makes good money being an engineer.

Is this God helping Michael who helped himself or did Michael apply the energy and time he needed to in order to be successful?

Lisa is a thief and a liar. Lisa stole a car. Lisa goes to jail.

Is this an example of God not helping Lisa because she didn’t help herself? She helped herself to a car? She met her goal of obtaining a car. It wasn’t hers. This is clearly an example of Lisa getting what she deserved because of the kind of energy she put into it.

Michael and Lisa are both Christians.

3. If you don’t go to church every Sunday God won’t bless you.
Wrong. You reap what you sow. Going to church or not going to church will not stop you from getting back in life what you put into it.

Reaping what you sow
This idea is not exclusive to any church, religion, group, or book. The idea of everybody ‘getting what they deserve’ or ‘Karma‘ is just how life works.

If you do good it comes back to you. If you do bad it comes back to you.

A rational logical thinking individual who can decipher right from wrong understands and is able to implement that statement. Someone who is not rational and has no regard for right from wrong understands the statement, however, they just don’t care.

Until the black church actually does the following we will continue to have these confusions and delusions based on half truths:

1. Make black people read the Bible.

I’m not talking about Bible study because in Bible study you only study what the pastor tells you to study for that week.

Bible Study is controlled studying.

2. Teach how life really works
There’s so much focus on Jesus, heaven, God and fear that the whole and true meaning of life is totally left out. Focusing on the end result while ignoring the present is never a good idea. People need help now.

3. Address mental problems that church members are facing now
Stop telling folks to ‘pray about it’ and ‘trust Jesus’. Get them the help they need. We have pastors committing suicide after service. We have deacons that are depressed. We have children in the church that are acting out due to abuse. We have church members who can’t pull it together by themselves and have no idea that they have a mental problem or some other problem.

4. Stop glamourizing the pastor and worshipping him and the first lady
They are no closer to God than anybody else on this earth. The difference between most pastors and parishioners is that the Pastor actually read the Bible and knows you haven’t! He knows the key words to manipulate you in the pew.

5. Stop copying and pasting Bible verses on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, and all social media.
Copying and pasting Bible verses does not make you more of a Christian. Nor does it prove anything to anybody other than you know how to copy and paste. Atheists, Buddists, non believers, and first graders can copy and paste Bible verses. You are doing nothing special.

6. Stop with the fear. Stop being controlled by fear and intimidation from the pulpit!
“Thank you God for the wake up call!”  and “God woke me up this morning” and asking everybody “Are you saved” is nothing more than manipulative tools based on in order to get a reaction out of someone else. When the reaction is not falling in line and your beliefs are challenged it becomes a problem for you. Not them.

7. Stop being a “Cookie Cutter Christian”

What is a Cookie Cutter Christian?

A CCC is a Christian that’s been beaten and whipped into a cream pulp of batter. Then placed in line with everybody else with the same belief. And molded so that they look and sound exactly the same as the next person in the religion.

No flexibility. No listening to anyone else. They have been conditioned to believe and stay a certain way. Breaking the mold can result in lots of damage from the molder which is the pastor of the church. Molded and stuck in fear.

A CCC is a borderline fanatic or potential cult member. A CCC cannot surround themselves with anyone who does not believe or think as they do for the fear that Satan is trying to use that person to break them out of the mold.

CCC’s do the following:

Run on fear.
Go to church out of fear.
Have to be seen as the perfect Christian so that no judgement can be passed on to them.
Memorize Bible verses to be called up at any time during a conversation whether its relevant or not.
Have to put Jesus into everything even if its buying toilet paper at Kroger.
Always out to save souls.
Get mad during a Bible debate which they usually initiated.
Bent on making you agree with them and their values to they can be seen as the Christian hero in your life.
Vocalize and demonize anyone who is not fitting the Christian mold they are in.
Believe that Jesus was actually born December 25th of we don’t know the year. Just December 25th.
Deny the pagan holiday connection. Especially December 25th.
Deny the pagan connection between Ishtar and Easter.
Deny that the Torah was written before the Bible and that’s what Jesus studied because The Bible was written after Jesus died because he could not have read the Bible because he was still alive
Deny and refuse to believe that the Quran says the same exact thing as the Bible. Especially Sharia Law.
Deny that Leviticus is a re-written version of the Hammurabi codes from King Hammurabi who lived before the Bible was written.
Deny that the first 5 books of the Bible is basically the whole Jewish Torah which was written before the Bible.
Deny that the word Sabbath actually means Saturday.
Deny, deny and deny.

Why to Cookie Cutter Christians continue to deny?

Because they won’t educate themselves. Uneducated people are easy to control. People who know education is there and still refuse to learn are even easier to control because they are choosing to be stupid and allow someone to take advantage of their chosen stupidity.

Phrases that Cookie Cutter Christians use:

“Either you believe or you don’t.”
“Where did you get your information from?”
“If it’s not in the Bible I cannot read or believe it.”
“If you are questioning anything in the Bible it’s because you don’t believe.”
“You don’t believe in God then!”
“To question the Bible is to question God!”
“That’s not what the Bible says!” CCC’s don’t read the Bible so how do they know
“The Lord spoke to me.”
“Pray about it.”
“You didn’t pray hard enough.”
“You must not read your Bible then!” Like they actually read it. Please!
“I love the Lord!”
“My God is good!”
“I have to put Jesus in it!”
“Constantine didn’t do anything!”

If you run into any of the Cookie Cutter Christians do not associate. It’s a battle you’ll never win. Imagine talking to a brick wall. The brick wall represents the CCC’s.

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August 24, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain 2 – The Media and Mental Illness In The Black Community

Unaddressed mental illness in the black community

Section F

The MEDIA

The Media does a poor job of bringing mental health issues in the black community to light. The Media gains ratings and capitalizes on demonizing black people and crime.

The Media presents black people as making a conscious knowing decision to do wrong and participate in crime for enjoyment, thrill, and some positive fulfillment.

That false presentation could not be further from the truth.

The Media discounts any and all facts and evidence that black people committing these crimes may have an untreated mental illness.

This is an unjust misleading representation of the black community as a whole.

We are not carbon copy cookie cutters of each other.

The Media does not differentiate between a person who commits a crime that happens to be black and a non threatening entrepreneur with no jail record who also happens to be black. Black does not = criminal, yet, that is exactly what the media suggests and reinforces day after day.

This whole portrayal is delusional and could not be further from the truth if they tried.

Furthermore there is a misconception of Black on Black crime. Most crimes are committed by someone you know. Black people are around black people more than anyone else. If you go to Mexico you will find Mexican on Mexican crime. If you go to London you will find White people stabbing white people. If you go to China you will find Chinese on Chinese crime. If you go to White America you will find white people killing white people.

The whole notion that black people are the only ones who kill each other is also an illusion. White on white crime is just as high if you look at the stats.

But if the Media is bent on demonizing one group to highlight another then stats can and are twisted to keep the delusion going.

Chicago

Chicago is not the leading city for black people and crime. St. Louis is. But St. Louis is ignored because Chicago is more glamourous and will generate higher ratings.

From what I’ve seen in the black community most of the crime is caused by:

1. Failed parenting
2. Unchecked mental illness
3. Frustration
4. No snitch rule

No Snitch Rule

Its funny how the main ones who adhere to the no snitch rule go straight to the police and snitch as soon as one of their children are killed.

Better yet, they go on TV after their child is killed and ask the non-snitchers to snitch!

Point in case: A young man was killed in Atlanta. His family was firm on the no snitch rule while he was alive. As soon as he was found dead they were begging for people to tell the police information to find the killer of their son.

You die by the sword by which you live and what you fear most will kill you.

Failed parenting

1. Father not in the picture – most likely he may be in jail. And most likely he suffers from some unchecked mental problem.
2. Overcompensating for the father not in the picture – the child does whatever he/she wants without learning consequences for their actions. When the child finally has to answer for their behavior the child is confused. The confused child gets no help from the parent because the parent is enabling the confused child. Therefore, the child does not learn
3. Unchecked mental illness on the child – The child could be showing early signs of dyslexia, aspergers, sociopathy, anti-social personality disorders, mental illness, mind disease and so on. Instead of getting the child the help he/she needs the parent follows the tradition of just beating the child. Beating a child that may have mental illness is not teaching the child anything. It is confusing and does more harm than good
4. Selfish parents– spending money on hair and nails is more important than the child’s education or getting mental help. Poor choices from the parents cause the child to look at joining gangs or the child makes poor choices by going to the wrong crowd
5. Absent parents – Dad already isn’t there and now mommy has to work 3 jobs to take care of the kids. Mommy thinks that giving the child ‘stuff’ and ‘things’ will keep them busy and they won’t notice she’s not there. She may have the best of intentions but what children want is a parent. Not stuff. ‘stuff’ can never take the place of parents
When the news shows young black males who have been caught doing something wrong everybody is quick to judge. But are they judging correctly. Some of these young black men have mental illness and sadly they don’t find out until they are behind bars for a long time.

 

Misconceptions about therapy in the black community

The Media can’t be blamed by itself is the black community is helping to present the false image.

There is a preconception that if you go to a counselor that you are crazy. Therefore, you are shunned, shamed and talked about negatively.

Below are the reasons why black people will not go to therapy even if its free:

Nobody wants to admit there is a problem

The excuse, “everybody is different” is used quite a bit in the black community to justify somebody acting a straight fool because they need mental help

The warning signs are either not known, known and ignored, or excused away by saying the person either has demons, hates Jesus, or Satan has a hold of them and he must be rebuked

Parents do not want to admit there is a problem with their parent, child, or themselves. Because then they have to deal with it.

If a school or any institution brings up the fact that a child has a mental problem the parent either skips town, or files against the school because she is offended that this was said about her child

Selfishness. Getting hair and nails done, or playing basketball, is more important than spending money and time on the child or person’s mental health.

Shame and humiliation. If anybody finds out there is a problem with a family member they run the risk of being talked about and embarrassed in front the community and worse than that, the church. So it’s not talked about to save face for the family.

Cowardice.

The age old phrase, “that’s how God wants him/her to be. If he wanted him/her different he’d a done it”

Extreme ignorance, won’t listen, set in ways, and just not wanting to face reality.

Hide behind religion. “Well we just have to pray on it.”

After a mentally ill person flips out we all hear the following

“I didn’t know”

“He seemed like the perfect gentleman”

“I thought something was wrong but didn’t know what”

“He could get a little wild sometimes but I never would have thought this”

“If I’d know I would have helped”

What needs to be done?

The black community needs to put aside the silliness and start educating people now so that these problems in the community can dissipate.

Domestic Violence

One or both partners have a mental problem that has not been addressed. If mental illness was addressed in high school maybe they will make better choices as they become adults.

 

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August 20, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain – Spiritual Abuse in the Black Church

Part 4

The Black Church makes most of their money by promoting three major fears:

Fear of going to hell

Fear of death

Fear of having no money

 

The Fear of God not loving you is promoted as you doing something wrong. Whatever you did wrong will result in God leaving you to die broke and go to hell. Selling the notion of fear of failure in God’s eyes generates revenue and they have no problem raking in the profits.

If someone is still sitting in the pew unconvinced then the fear must be stepped up to fear of public humiliation in front of the globe which is to take place on judgement day after Gabrielle blows the horn, trumpet or whatever wind instrument he has while Jesus returns. The idea that you will be ousted in front of millions of people should be enough to make you tithe.

Some Black churches that present themselves as cults do the following

The more members you have the more tithes you should receive theoretically. Black churches measure success on 2 things:

1. How big the physical building is
2. How many members are in the church

Like a business they must have a retention crew. They want people to come back and tithe money so something must be offered other than the love of Jesus.

The cult church starts off as a dream church to the victim.

1. They offer the love of Jesus and the grace of God
2. They have an appealing church that’s easy on the eyes
3. The pastor himself will tell you he’s hands on and doesn’t send minions to speak for him. Always accessible. Call or come by anytime.
4. There’s always an assistant pastor that reinforces the pastors intentions as a way of keeping you engaged until they can find a way to hook you in
5. The pastor spotlights you for weeks in front of the church so you really feel special
6. (emotional manipulation begins) They offer to pay all your bills up front and say you don’t have to join.

After you join they say they will take you through classes to get back on your feet if you do what they say.

After you start doing what they say its starts getting weird.

If you address the weirdness they convince you that God delivered them to you as a way of saving you from the awful situation you were in before.

Once you get settled into the brainwashing then they start pouring Bible verses on to you.

To keep you hooked they offer you free food once during the week and once on the weekend.

You will be required to tithe a certain amount to offset what they paid for you.

Here’s the catch!

If at any time you say you want to leave the cult they make you pay everything back that they paid for you and the niceness turns to nastiness.

If you get out alive you will be one of the lucky ones.

In return for their ‘hospitality’ to you, your soul, and your family, you must agree to the following activities.

1. Recruit new members just like a pyramid scheme
2. You must come to church so many Sundays in a row to fulfill the obligation
3. You must tithe so much money a week to offset the initial ‘hospitality’. The more you give the more you love Jesus
4. You must identify and call out ‘non-believers’ or ‘fakers’ in the church even if its their first time visiting. If they are not a good fit in the church the pastor must know so he can redirect them to another church
5. You are required to go on retreats with the church. This way the pastor can isolate you and concrete his ideas in your head with reinforcements who are the other church members
6. You are conditioned and required to tell the pastor if any of the other church members are going against the grain.

Part 3 Fear

The message is that God will be angry with you for some reason. You don’t know the reason and will never know the reason. All you know is that God will be angry with you.

I had an ex boyfriend like this once. He was a sociopath. He kept telling me I was doing things wrong but wouldn’t tell me what. I was just supposed to figure it out and not do it again.

This is the same concept. This is a battle you can’t possibly win and the Preacher preaches it so that you think you can just by pleasing God and figuring out what you did wrong.

But you don’t know what to please him with.

This is a mind game meant to produce fear in somebody. God does not promote this. The pastor does. After fear is established by the Pastor then the mind control game begins!

Fear of Hell

Hel was a Norse Goddess who was in charge of taking souls to the underworld. Sheol is the Hebrew underworld where your soul goes through a spiritual purification to prepare you to meet God as a pure soul. Neither one includes any punishment.

Sheol is never spoken about in any black church because nobody knows what it is including the pastor. The congregation certainly doesn’t know and has never heard of it.

But if you want to control the masses you combine these two religions, then add in punishment. Then put a picture of a half goat half man with horns. Then draw another picture of him holding a pitchfork. Then show it to people who already don’t know what they did wrong to upset God, and tell them that this is what’s coming for you if you don’t get right. Then you have people in your control instantly.

The above is the basis for spiritual abuse.

Hell is mentioned 15 times in the Bible. All in the new testament. The concept of hell is not found anywhere in the old testament.

Hmmmmm. Didn’t King James revise the Bible in the 1600’s? Wasn’t the concept of hell distributed in the 1500’s? And now it’s in the King James version with the 1600’s philosophy of hell?

Hell is only mentioned in these 15 verses in the Bible.

Matthew 5:22
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

Matthew 5:29
If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

Matthew 5:30
And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

Matthew 10:28
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 18:9
And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

Matthew 23:15
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.

Matthew 23:33
“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

Mark 9:43
If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.

Mark 9:45
And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.

Mark 9:47
And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,

Luke 12:5
But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.

Acts 6:1
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews (A Jewish person that combined Judaism with Greek Culture) among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

Acts 9:29
He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews Jews (A Jewish person that combined Judaism with Greek Culture) , but they tried to kill him.

James 3:6
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

2 Peter 2:4
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;

Under this philosophy everybody who did anything evil before the new testament was written didn’t have a hell to go to? Where did the go? With the start of the new testament now people can go to hell without a problem. Like Motel 6- there’s enough space!

Signs of spiritual abuse through fear:

1. Spiritual abuse is telling your members that you can only think what God thinks and only answer in Bible verses

Example:

Person A. Hey can you pass me the salt?

Person B. The children of Isreal had no salt! They only had the wilderness! If they had no luxuries why are you entitled to them!

Person A. Just hand me the salt and stop trippin!!

2. Shaming and Blaming: shaming someone over body parts or things that happen to humans just because you are human and using the Bible to justify the judgmental critism is another form of spiritual abuse.

Example:

Person A. I have a headache

Person B. That’s because you don’t love Jesus! You didn’t pray enough! You let Satan in that’s your punishment! If you do what the Lord say you won’t have issues like that!

3. Spiritual Manipulation is Stating that the Lord or God spoke to you:

Person A. The Lord just spoke to me and said that you were not blessed because of your lack of faith.

Person B. Shut up fool!

Person A. That’s why you weren’t blessed because of your attitude

Person B. (Gets up and leaves)

4. Calling somebody a fool- Matthew 5:22But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

This verse is taken waaay too seriously in the Bible Belt. If you are heard calling someone a “fool” in the southern united states black people will literally run away from you for fear of being struck by lightning.

5. Judgmental Christians

Message to those who memorize Bible verses or copy and paste Bible verses on facebook thinking it makes them more of a Christian.

Anybody can copy and paste Bible verses. All you need is Biblegateway.com and if you know how to copy and paste then you can do it.

Atheist, Buddist, Muslims, Confusionist, and anybody from any background can copy and paste a Bible verse. This does not make you more of a Christian. It just makes you computer literate.

I can’t answer a question without quoting a Bible verse

Just because you memorized the Bible does not make you a Christian. Anybody can memorize Bible verses and quote them back.

This is the most blatant form of hiding behind a Bible instead of facing reality and giving real facts. People who hide behind the bible like this cannot give a personal solid opinion and sit on the front pew of the church waiting to press their ideas and values on to you and you’re just supposed to take it because they are closer to God. Why are they closer to God?

Because they took time to memorize a Bible.

6. The most common spiritual abuse is promoting the fear of falling out of favor with the pastor as a means to instill more fear into church members. This circle of stupidity works because too many black people worship the pastor instead of who their supposed to be worshipping with is Jesus Christ.

This brainwashing technique is one of many that Jim Jones and David Kuresh used to gain followers and then lead them to their deaths.

Fear of Death

“God woke me up this morning! Somebody didn’t get up!”

This is the most used manipulative phrase in the black Church.

It is meant to empower yourself and reassure yourself that you are loved and worthy in God’s eyes to be blessed with another day to please him.

This fear based, misconstrued, convoluted, and flat out stupid if you dissect the whole sentence, meaning and concept.

1. God woke me up this morning:
Atheist, Buddhist, Muslims, Taoists, Krishna Worshipers, and 6 billion other people woke up too. So did livestock, fish, and household pets. This statement is selfish as if God only woke you up and nobody else and you were the only one on God’s mind and nobody except for you was worthy of waking up.

It holds a second stupid meaning:
If the whole point of church is to prepare to go to heaven and be with God then if he didn’t wake you up you should be happy. You’re with him. Right? If that is the final goal and you’ve reached it then what is all the fear about.

Under this statement the dead people win. You woke up so you lose. You’re not with God! The dead people are!

2. Somebody didn’t get up!
Well I had relatives die back in the 1970’s and 1980’s. They didn’t get up. I had relatives die in 2001, 2008, 2013 and 2017. They didn’t get up either. I guess God just hates them.

They’ve been punished justly under this statement.

This is also selfish. This implies that you and only you were worthy of getting up while others just lost out.

I guess that little girl who was battling cancer in the hospital who died this morning just wasn’t worthy. But YOU were!!

I guess that couple who died in the car crash last night just wasn’t worthy. But YOU were!!!

I guess the baby that was still born to that family just wasn’t worth it. But YOU were!!!

I guess that sweet little old lady on oxygen who went into cardiac arrest this morning just wasn’t worth it. But YOU were!!!

I guess you should feel good that others misfortune of death wasn’t bestowed on you. Kudos!!! You’re worthy. Too bad for those who were battling some sort of illness or lost their lives in a situation that was not in their control.

You won and they didn’t.

This kind of fear based statement and the fear of death is what drives the tithes for the old people in the church. It’s subliminally mentioned that if you tithe enough you won’t die. And if you wake up then you did right yesterday and you have another chance today. If you do right today then God will reward you with a tomorrow.

This makes sense to who!!!!

Logic Manipulation

Logically Speaking:

If anybody in a black church asks logical questions he or she is quickly put in check if not punished and in some cases asked to leave the church completely.

Why?

Because he or she is trying to contaminate the congregation against God’s word.

“You are not to question the Bible you are to take it as it is! Questioning the Bible means you are questioning God! If you question God you go to hell!”

Even if the question makes sense you’re not supposed to ask you are supposed to dismiss the logical question out of the fear that you will go to hell for being logical.

This makes sense to who???!!!

It is ridiculous how some people act in the church over a question. Why is it so hard just to answer it!

Question:
If Cain, Abel and Eve were the only ones left on earth after Abel was killed then where did Cain find his wife and how did Nod become a whole city? Cain had a father in law. Who was he? If he married his sister as suggested then where did she get a whole city full of people?

Question:
If the commandment says thalt shall not commit adultery and proverbs says thalt shall not take unto you a harlot then why did the Lord command Hosea to take a harlot as a wife? The Lord has just commanded Hosea to send himself to hell.

Question:

Soddom and Gamorrah was either hit by a meteor shower or a volcano eruption. Either way Lot escaped with his daughters to a cave and things went sideways. Archeologist have proven that the visible city of Zoar was 100 feet away unaffected by the events. There were people, food, housing, and warmth in the city and they did take in refugees from Soddom and Gamorrah.

Why did Lot and his daughters not go there? Did they have an alternative intentions?

Question:
Why does Matthew 1:23 call Jesus Immanuel?“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). And the rest of the verses call him Jesus? Why does he have two names?

Question
Leviticus 21:20. Why does God hate the handicapped?

16 Then the Lord said to Moses, 17 “Say to Aaron, ‘None of your children or their children who has something wrong with his body should go near to give the bread as a gift to his God. 18 For no one whose body is not perfect should come near, no blind man, or man who cannot walk, or one with a marked face, or a bad arm or leg, 19 or a man who has a broken foot or hand, 20 or a man with a crooked upper back from birth, or a very little man, or one who has a bad eye or skin trouble or sores, or one whose sex parts have been crushed. 21 No man among the children of Aaron the religious leader, who has something wrong with his body, should come near to give the Lord’s gifts by fire. He should not come near to give the bread of his God, because he has something wrong with him. 22 He may eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy and of the holy. 23 But he should not come near the curtain or the altar, because he has something wrong with him, and so he may not sin against My holy places. For I am the Lord Who makes them holy.’”

Question: If he is the Lord who makes them holy then why not heal them instead of telling them they can’t come near him?

I just asked a bunch of logical questions and I’ve not been struck by lightning.

Bible Verse Manipulation

Twisting Bible verses happens in all churches. However, the black church takes it to a limit that God couldn’t even imagine!

Lets start first with normal manipulative phrases not in the Bible

1. Either you believe or you don’t!
This phrase is meant to put you in some kind of control because you are out of control with logical statements and questions and you’re not showing enough fear and religious oppression. You keep showing independence and making sense. You keep questioning their beliefs and going against everything they’ve been taught therefore they have to defend their belief by attacking you because they’ve run out of options.

2. You just don’t want to do what the Lord says!
This is another phrase meant to put you in check. You have challenged their ideas with actual Bible scriptures which they have twisted or Bible verses that don’t exist, yet, they believe it’s in the Bible.

None of these phrases are in the Bible no matter how hard you try to twist them
Cleanliness is next to Godliness is not in the Bible

God don’t like ugly is not in the Bible

Blessed and Highly favored is not in the Bible

Worrying is a sin is not in the Bible stated in that word sequence. That statement has been taken out of context by Bible Twisters

3. I’ve been called by the Lord/I’m a servant of the Lord

No you are not. The Lord didn’t appoint any servants and least of all you. This is a manipulative phrase used to try and control others by using Jesus name or gaining some sort of a false status. Anyone saying this is mentally skewed, off the mark, twisted and anyone who gets hooked in their trap will be very very sorry.

Twisting Bible Verses is done at every service

Luke 4 Man cannot live by bread alone
3 The devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to be made into bread.” 4 Jesus said to him, “It is written, ‘Man is not to live by bread alone.’”

The following interpretations have been made from the pulpit

1. Man has to have more than one woman because the bread represent a woman
2. Man has to have wine or other addictions because bread is dry
3. This does not apply to women only men and men must have more material things than women

Proverbs 13:24He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

This does not mean to beat your child. This means to steer the child in the right direction and give him/her moral values to live by. This has been twisted around to inflict violence on the innocents. The black church takes this verse to levels.

There is a line between a church goer, a bible study student, and a fanatic who lives in an alternate reality created by themselves.

These black churches promote a fantasy world that is hard to and does not exist. Promoting fear, twisting Bible verses, and traditional gimmicks to increase tithes is wrong.

The black church has figured out how to retain people by manipulating fears and emotions with promises that can never be backed up or proven.

A lot of black people are leaving the church because of these false doctrines that are being taught. The ones who have stayed in the church cannot be reasoned with or spoken to in any normal manner to get them to understand that they are not being saved. They are being used!

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August 17, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain part 4 – Religious Manipulation in the Black Church

Addressing mental illness in the black church

1. Tithe Manipulation
2. Emotional and Fear Manipulation
3. Logic Manipulation
4. Bible Verse Manipulation

Tithe Manipulation

The human brain.

The human brain processes whatever information it’s given. If it’s not given complete information then it will process incomplete information. Most Christians do not read the Bible. As a result they are given partial information from the pulpit. This partial information is processed incorrectly and false beliefs are born and then reinforced.

Tithes

Churches teach and practice tithing but the black church takes it to limits. This is what is being preached from the pulpit.

1. God will not bless you unless you tithe money.
2. The more money you tithe the more God will bless you.
3. You will get a nice return on your investment if you tithe money.
4. If you don’t tithe then you are robbing God of money that is due him. (misuse of Malachi)
5. Not tithing is turning your back on God. If you turn your back on him he will turn his back on you.
6. Not tithing is showing disrespect or un-appreciativeness of what God has done for you.

Tricks and bullying tactics to make people tithe in church. None of this is made up.

1. The pastor or whoever has the microphone waves $50 and $100 bills in the air stating that he/she will not miss out of their blessings because they didn’t tithe. Then they go right to the back room and take the tithe back so they can go to Red Lobster after church.

2. They lock the doors to the church and demand money from members in the pews.

3. They take the microphone and demand that 10 people give $25 right now. Then the auction goes up to $30 and so on.

4. They demand W-2’s or check stubs to be presented to the church finance committee to make sure that you are giving God his due of 10% of your paycheck. If you fall short you are sent a bill from the church.

5. If you don’t have a job then you are expected to borrow the money from a relative to keep up with the tithing and receive blessings. One of the blessings is that you will get a job if you tithe.

6. They have ATM’s at the entrance of the church in case you forgot your money.

7. They have a little child lead the prayer for tithes and have the child do a dance or cry or something so people will give more.

8. They present a ‘Love Offering’. This is not even a tithe. This is just extra money given to the pastor because you love him so much.

9. They post in the back of the church bulletin the top 50 tithers. If your name is not on it then you are not tithing enough.

10. They have paypal just in case you go on vacation and cannot make it to church.

11. They have a title lending office inside the church so you can pawn your car titles in lieu of tithes. When you can’t get your title back they sell the car and viola! You have paid your tithes for that week.

12. If you don’t plan on tithing then don’t come to church at all.

The pastor says “The Bible says to tithe and your blessings will overflow” He forgets to say that in accordance with the Bible you must tithe in meats, oils, grains and fruit and you must take it to a Levite Priest so he can eat and distribute to the less fortunate who have no land to farm.

What the Bible says about Tithes

There was a money system in place all through the Bible starting in Genesis through Revelation. Isaac used shekels to buy land. Hosea used shekels and silver to buy back his adulterous wife. Harlots were purchased left and right with silver and gold coins and shekels. Jesus himself went WWE in the temple where money changers were acting up. It was the talk of the town!

Matthew 21:12 – Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.

I really think the selling of the doves is what got it

John 2:15 – 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.

So while the doves and other things were being sold Jesus had enough time to make a whip out of cords with the sole intent of tearing up the temple. Taking time to make a whip and is known in court as a Pre-Meditated crime.

And apparently they were so focused on selling doves that nobody saw Jesus in the corner making a whip out of cords! Whose cords? We don’t know. What we do know is that Jesus did not bring the cords with him otherwise they’d already be made.

I’m not going to ask how he could make wine out of water but had to physically take some cords and make a whip.

 

Mark 11:15 – On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves

Now I can understand the money changers being thrown out but them sheep and cattle were innocent. They weren’t selling anything. They were innocent bystanders. Jesus apparently went on a rampage in the temple like nobody’s business if live stock was affected.

And

Matthew 27:3 – When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders.

How could Judas hand over pieces of silver or bags of coins if coins did not exist and no money system was in place?

**There was always a money system in place and it was never used for tithes**

The right way to tithe

Deuteronomy 14:28
At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year’s produce and store it in your towns,

Numbers 18:26
“Speak to the Levites and say to them: ‘When you receive from the Israelites the tithe I give you as your inheritance, you must present a tenth of that tithe as the Lord’s offering.

Not 10%

The right way to tithe
1. You are supposed to be tithing every 3 years according to the Bible
2. The tithes are supposed to go to a Levite Priest which we don’t have anymore
3. It does not say 10% . It says a 10th.

10% and a 10th are two totally different things

a. A 10th means if you have 10 cows you give your 10th cow. If you have 9 cows you do not tithe until you have 10.

If you have 20 cows you give 2 cows. If you have 19 cows you give 1 cow because you don’t have 20. To tithe biblically you simply count to 10 and give the 10th one.

b. 10% is something totally different. I you have 9 cows and tithe 10% of 9 cows the theoretically you must tithe .09% of a cow.

If you have 4 cows and tithe 10% of the 4 cows then theoretically you tithe .04% of a cow.

That makes no sense.

4. They had a coin system of shekels, gold and silver, however, money was not accepted as tithes for God. Meat and grains for the Levite priests were the only requirement because tithes were meant to be eaten. You cannot eat coins and shekels.

1. The Levites had to eat and

2. The Levites distributed the food and grain tithes to those who had no land to grow food.

3. Tithes were to be eaten. Digested. Cooked and prepared. Burned. You can’t do all of that with money. Tithes were burnt offerings such as animals or grains for food.

Tithes were to help the community. It is not supposed to go to the priest or the pastor for Crystal ceilings, ivory bathtubs, solid gold counter tops and other nonsense.

Biblical times were hard for folks and people truly needed help feeding themselves.
None of these biblical verses mention money as a means of Tithing to the Levite Priests. Tithes are to be eaten. You cannot or should not eat money.

The following Bible verses prove that money should never be used for tithes in any church.

Deuteronomy 26:12
When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.

1 Samuel 8:15
He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.

Matthew 23:23
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

Luke 11:42
“Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.

Leviticus 27:30
A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.

2 Chronicles 31:5
As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the firstfruits of their grain, new wine, olive oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.

Nehemiah 13:12
All Judah brought the tithes of grain, new wine and olive oil into the storerooms.

All of these verses mention tithing in grain, meats, oils, wine, and fruits. No money.

Malachi-

The heated tithing debate.

He never tithed in money.

He tithed in food for the Levite priests.

Malachi 3:8-10

“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

This was referring to food. Not money.

Performances in the Pulpit

The need for performance and showboat praising in the black church comes straight from Africa. If the Preacher is not jumping around, yelling in the microphone, gasping for air, falling out on the stage, and basically putting on a vaudeville show then as far as they are concerned they didn’t have good church.

Feeling guilty about tithing is a part of church. If you feel worse when you left than when you entered then the mission has been accomplished.

Africans Vs Black Americans in Worship

What is the difference?

Not much.

The apple didn’t fall to far from the tree on this one when it comes to singing, praising, and truly going overboard with proving to everybody else in the village how much you love your deity! This running around the church, screaming, shouting, dancing, playing music at ear splitting levels and hollering on key comes straight from Africa and no where else.

This ‘hard worshipping’ came with the Africans through the boat on the slave trade. As soon as they had the chance to praise their God and beg for release from bondage they praised the same way they did in Africa. That style of praise continued through and after slavery and is still going on in 2017. Only its worse.

Like the old colored folks used to say to those who took it to levels like this:

“It don’t even take all that! What are they trying to prove!”

White Churches

White Churches do not stress tithing half as much as Black Churches do. Nor to White Churches have the cartwheels, summer saults, double handsprings, and other indoor Olympic acts in the pulpit to get people to hoop holler and respond.

The wildest I’ve ever seen a white church get is handing tambourines out at a revival and do a little dance in the aisle.

White Churches do not need to put on a “look at me” act to get a reaction of a holy ghost or holy dance.

Holy rolling and holy dancing comes straight from Africa. The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree with black Americans over here.

Corinthians

6 But this I say: He who soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 As every man purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly or out of compulsion; for God loveth the cheerful giver.

This verse is the most quoted verse during money tithes and offerings. This verse is taken out of context in the church. If you continue reading to verse 9 it says:

9 As it is written: “He hath dispersed abroad, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness remaineth for ever.”

The cheerful giver verse is written for giving to the poor. Not giving tot he pastor who keeps it all.

“Well the church has to keep the lights on and it takes money to run a church! If we’re not supposed to give money what are we supposed to do!?”

If the church is truly running as a non profit and they need money to pay the bills why can’t they do this:

Post all bills up in the lobby for the month and members go to the power station, or the water company or whatever the bill says and put the money directly on the bill instead of putting it in the floating basket. This way the bills will be paid and if there’s a credit on the account the church won’t ever have to worry about the lights going out.

If each member donates $1 or $2 to each bill it will be paid in no time.

“Well the pastor has to get paid! He’s working!”

Working on the Sabbath? Working on Sunday? Oh! For SHAME!

There is a strong belief among Black Christians that God wants us all to follow Moses law and not work on the Sabbath or Sunday.

But its okay for the Pastor to do it. Incidentally Jesus worked on the Sabbath too. If I read this correctly he was questioned harshly for doing just that. He talked his way out of it.

Luke 13:14
But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day, and said unto the people, “There are six days in which men ought to work; in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.”

Sabbath

Sabbath is a Hebrew word for Saturday. So anyone working on Saturday is actually breaking the Sabbath.

Most Christians don’t read the Bible therefore they don’t know this.

What have we learned about Tithing?

  1. Do it every 3 years and not every Sunday
  2. It must be edible
  3. There must be a Levite priest present to hand the tithes to
  4. The editable tithes are to be given to the poor and homeless
  5. If your church insists on making you tithe do it the right way and bring a cow or some grains to the altar on Sunday at church. Then politely ask your pastor what to do with the livestock.

Do yall see a problem here?

 

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August 14, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain Part 3 – The Black Church Promoting Unhealthy Marriages

Unaddressed Mental Illness In The Black Community

The black church encourages couples staying together no matter what! Mental illness is not even a thought or considered because all you have to do it pray it away. Black churches do not have the proper counseling in place to deal with couples who may be facing this type of brain disease.

Marriage Counseling

The Bride or Wife – Has a brain chemical imbalance which contributes to an Anti-Social Personality Disorder. She is also manic depressant/bi-polar. She shows a display of histrionics along with disregard for right and wrong, pathological lying, crossing boundaries, and being abusive physically and verbally. Drama Queen.

The Groom or husband– Suffers from mental illness as a Narcissistic Manipulative Sociopath. He sees his new bride as nothing more than a tool to be used for his own pleasure. He is controlling. Has no remorse for anything he does. Lies at the drop of a hat. Vindictive and jealous. Always accusing her of having a ‘HIM’ on the side. Cheats on her because he’s accused her of doing the same. Presses buttons and starts fights for no reason. Puts on a façade for friends and family so it looks like she’s lying when she tells them what he’s doing. Drama King.

The Pastor: Has no formal education on mental illness and no degree in psychology ,encourages a marriage between the manic depressant bipolar woman and a sociopath manipulative narcissist man. All while quoting this Bible verse

Matthew 19:5-7:

5 and said, ‘For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh’?
6 Therefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

The Bible does not address mental illness in marriages. Unless Jesus is present as in the New Testament physically curing the mentally ill they won’t get the help they need unless they seek out a professional.

Unchecked Mental Illness In The Black Church

It never crosses anybody’s mind that the bride and groom, or husband and wife,  have an unchecked mental illness that does not allow them to live an any peace. When they have a problem the pastor simply tells them to “pray those spirits away” or “rebuke Satan”.

Black churches promote and encourage bad marriages while hiding behind the Bible. When the people file for divorce they are discouraged from seeking real help all in the name of Jesus.

This section of Behind the curtain I am exposing the following:

A. Messed up marriages in the black church.
B. Exposing Pastors who encourage them

 

The Marriage

The Groom – A sociopathic narcissists has no regard for others, social norms, boundaries, and cannot help himself with pathological lying. He does not worry about the past or the future. He only does what he needs to do for right now this very second to survive. Sociopaths are good looking smooth talkers who will do or say anything to get  a yes from an individual or a crowd. Once he’s won the prize he’s not interested in keeping it. He moves on. This kind of behavior has no cure. The brain structure is that of the primitive brain. He’s an alcoholic.

The Bride – Has a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes her to suffer from Bi-polar and depression. These are two different things. She has mood swings, substance abuse, sadness, she’s angry all the time, and is physically and verbally abusive.

Both have gone through life with unchecked mental illnesses and believe that the life they live is normal.

The Pastor tells them that ‘Love can conquer all boundaries’ and ‘all you need is love in a marriage’ and trust in Jesus to work out any problems you face’ and ‘work on your marriage to make it last’.

The pastor’s favorite line is, “Don’t bail because if it fails” and “A marriage must be worked on and developed. But most of all love.”

**Two mentally ill people in a marriage will never work. One mentally ill person in a marriage barely works. There is not ‘working it out’ in any marriage with an unchecked mental illness partner**

In extreme cases where the other person is just too crazy somebody has to leave. A marriage is never worth putting your life or your child’s life in jeopardy.

The Wedding Day

The Groom barely show up because he wants the crowd to wonder if he’s going to show up. He wants to create drama. His aim is to see how much she really cares. If she’s crying when he gets there an hour late then that means she really cares.

The Bride continues to call the Groom in his absence on the alter. She threatens to pull a guy from the crowd and marry him if the Groom is not there in 15 more minutes. She’s totally embarrassed and does not want to face the crowd having been stood up at the alter.

The Groom laughs at the voice message because he enjoys playing mind games. Seeing others in pain is their goal. It brings them satisfaction. Sociopaths are excellent at playing mind games and the more upset you get the happier they are because they are winning.

The Groom finally shows up and she’s very happy to see him. This is step one in his quest for total control over her.

While the game playing is going on the Pastor has the choir sing songs and preaches a small sermon to keep the church guests engaged.

The Problem – The Honeymoon

The manic depressant bipolar bride and sociopathic manipulative narcissistic groom go on a honey moon. Both mental illnesses, anti-social personality disorders and displays of histrionics along with the drama king and queen occur.

The Groom is bored already with the new bride. He goes for drinks in the hotel bar with a petite little red head. His alternative reason is just to see if the new wife gets mad. Its a test of her love. The new wife catches him in the hotel bar and the scene triggers a mood swing. She starts swinging and fighting the red head. The groom enjoys the fight. The emotion she’s showing by punching the red head just proves how much she loves him. After he bails her out of jail for assault he professes his love for her.

The red head does not matter. She was a prop.

This is one of many mind games he will play on her just watch her take the bait.

Two Months Later

They are in the pastors office yelling about divorce. She’s tired of fighting all the girls and going to jail. He doesn’t understand why she doesn’t understand that she’s only showing love each time she gets an assault charge.

To normal people this is crazy. To a sociopath this is just plain fun and nothing else.

His behavior is triggering her mood swings and throwing her substance abuse into overdrive.

To her it is becoming a problem beyond her control. To him its just another life in the day and she needs to get with it!

The Pastor says– If they love each other and trust in God that the love and trust will overpower any problems they have. Encourages them to stay together and ‘work it out’.

The Groom is told to “Pray away his unfaithfulness” and to “Rebuke the wandering eye. It’s nothing but Satan trying to break them apart”

The Bride is told to “Pray away the substance abuse” and “Pray away the mood swings”

She wants to seek therapy. He doesn’t.

The pastor discourages them from going to therapy or seeing any professional. God is all they need.

If they trust in Jesus they won’t go to a professional.
If they go to a professional then they are not trusting Jesus.
If they’re not trusting Jesus then they are not true Christians.
If they are true Christians then they’ll know Jesus will fix it and not go to therapy.

This kind of circular logic/catch 22 is the problem. This mind game brain loop is helping no one.

Why Black Men Refuse To Go To Therapy

It is a sign of weakness

They will be seen as crazy

Therapy is for white people

Pride issues. What will their friends say if they find out

Seen as a punk

He does not want to admit there is a problem

The Divorce – 4 months later

They both are bored with each other. It’s the same old thing. They lie to each other everyday. They go through their mental instability episodes. They cheat on each other for fun and post it on Facebook. They have violent fights. And they have no shame in anything.

This kind of a marriage does not grow and won’t go anywhere. A marriage take TWO people working on it. One cannot work alone on a marriage that has another person who is unwilling to contribute to it.

They go to the pastor with a want for divorce

The Pastor warns them against it. They cannot get a divorce because :
It will upset Jesus
They need to work it out
They just need to love each other
They will be turning their backs on God
They will dishonor the vows they took
They have to stay together
They need to talk it out
They are falling into the “If it fails then bail” marriage trap

The Pastor is promoting two mentally ill people to stay in an unhealthy marriage and discouraging them to get any help. Prayer is always fine but sometimes you need extra help. These two are in a mentally, physically, and verbally abusive relationship. This can end very badly if someone does not get help soon.

The Final Outcome – 6 months later

The sociopathic narcissist husband committed a crime and blamed it on the bipolar manic depressant wife. He’ll do anything not to take the blame or responsibility for himself. While in jail she sees forced to see a therapist and finds out that she has a mental disorder. She’s given medication to balance the chemicals in her brain and now she understands what she didn’t before. She gets out of jail and tries to talk to the narcissistic sociopath husband about what she learned. He doesn’t want any part of it.

Confronting a sociopath

When a sociopath is confronted, exposed or outed he/she can become belligerent, violent, threatening your life or others, controlling in a way that has you locked in a basement or the back of a trunk, will pull a weapon if he has one, and when all else fails he/she will start crying while stating that they are the victim and then accuse you of everything you just exposed on them. And go as far as to say “Yes I did it! But YOU made me do it”.

They will never take responsibility for themselves or admit to any wrong doing without taking 10 people down with them.

The Pastor says the following after learning she has filed for divorce:

You’re just not giving it a chance
Why can’t you two work on your marriage?
Do you love and trust Jesus?

The bride yells at the pastor

“This ain’t got nothing to do with no Jesus related! He has a mental problem. I have a mental problem. I’m now on medication to stabilize me and he needs help too! Until we both get help this marriage isn’t going to work!”

The pastor and husband yell at the wife that she has allowed Satan to speak through her mouth. She has allowed spirits to enter her soul and allowed medicine to corrupt her. All they have to do is love each other and the marriage will work.

The bride gets up, leaves, turns in the paperwork for divorce and never attends that church again. She goes on her way with an understanding of what has happened and makes a better choice next time.

The sociopath narcissist finds another girl who is manic depressant and bipolar and repeats the same cycle he just went through. His theory is “If there is not drama in a relationship then it’s not a relationship” and he cheats on her “just to see how much she really cares” if she gets upset because he cheats on her then “it’s because she really loves him”. The more he cheats on her and the more upset she gets then that means she “really really loves him”.

Unchecked mental illness in a relationship will not work. It does not matter how much you love, pray, or scream the name of Jesus. Until the mental illness is put in some kind of check it’s not going to work.

Mental illness is real in the black community

and this little situation above plays out every single day of the week. Dealing with a mentally ill person is tiring, frustrating, aggravating and angering. If you don’t know the signs of mental illness then you cannot determine what is wrong with this person. That’s why people get shot.

There is no working out any marriage where one or both partners are mentally ill. Churches need to understand this and stop trying to interject religion and Jesus into a marriage that will never work anyway.

Isaiah 54:17 – No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;

Mental illness is not a weapon! Mental illness is mental illness and is needs to be treated as a disease much like diabetes, leukemia or cancer. Mental illness can kill.

Hiding Behind The Bible

Here’s what the Bible has to say about marriages:
1. Multiple wives
2. Multiple wives and concubines

And that’s pretty much the message throughout the Bible

Actual marriages in the Bible where someone had a problem

Every marriage in the Bible was dysfunctional to say the least! Here we go.

Dysfunctional Marriages in the Bible

1. Adam and Lilith.

It is hotly debated whether or not Lilith was Adam’s first wife or not. Anyway, The first Genesis 1:26 speaks of a maiden and man. They weren’t named. It is thought that this was Adam and Lilith. Well she got mad and left which is why Genesis 2 was written again. This time there are names of Adam and Eve.

2. Genesisn2:4. Adam and Eve.

First ones on earth (supposedly. There could have been a Pre-Adamic People), they were totally clueless, they messed everything up for everybody else. Then they were poor parents who raised one smart mouth brat Abel and a psychopath Cain. You know the rest. All 4 suffered from some kind of mental illness but being the only ones on earth they had no one to turn to. God is supposed to know all, yet, he had to ask Cain what happened to Abel even though he knew Cain would lie in the first place. Why did God ask if he already knew the answer?

3. Genesis 29- Rachel and Leah.

Two baby mommas who had a contest for who could produce the biggest litter. We all know who won. Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Esau, Rachel and Leah, and the hand maids all needed professional mental help and didn’t receive it. All that dysfunction led to Joseph, Rachel’s kid, talking smack and his brothers throwing him in a hole.

4. Ruth 1- Ruth. A poor ugly codependent who got into it with the girls during gleaning. She just didn’t get it. Ruth was a people pleasing biblical doormat who lived very passive in and sad.

5. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – Joseph and Mary.

The Holy Spirit knew full well she was Joseph’s girl and made her a baby momma anyway. Joseph disappeared from the scriptures. We don’t know where he went but I assumed he went for bad, as any slighted man would, in the Holy Spirits face and got man handled.

Also the Holy Spirit violated his own rule of “Thalt Shalt Not Covet….”

6. Judges 16-Sampson and Delilah.

She set this biblical brother up for a bad haircut. And the whole blinding this was a bad side effect. Poor guy died never knowing that she was a manipulative delusional sociopath.

There were no mental health specialists to help him recognize the signs. Otherwise, he could have just left.

The worst and most stupid marriage in the Bible. The Book Of Hosea!

Hosea and Gomar

I had issues with this.

The Lord instructed Hosea to go get a skank. He found Gomer in her natural element. Hosea tried to do what the Lord said and just couldn’t hang with her rude awful behavior.

She was twerking in the stables. She was cussing and smoking with lewd behavior. She was a donkey rustler. She was a village ‘lot lizard’. And what probably set it off was that horrid scene at the market where she defiled the bread.

(for those of you taking that seriously please do not. I made that up. Creative Writing)

He came to his senses and put her out. Too much drama.

The Lord encouraged Hosea to go get her back and deal with all the skankiness. Following the Lord’s orders he found her somewhere twerking in the temple and bought her for “fifteen shekels of silver, and one and one-half homers of barley”. He laid down the law and now she loves the Lord and stopped all behavior.

Exodus 20:14 clearly states thou shalt not commit adultery. It is believed that God wrote it. So what kind of a Lord would fully encourage a good upstanding man to seek and search for a ‘wife of harlotry’ AKA a skank? The first sentence defies one of the 10 commandments he supposedly wrote!

Next Hosea does the right thing and stop associating with somebody like that only to have the Lord make him pay shekels for her. Then miraculously she ceases and desists all bad behavior.

Gomer clearly suffered from some kind of delusion, manic depressant, and maybe bipolar. Clearly sociopathic with no regard for societal rules and no boundaries.  Without proper treatment and medication she would not have made that kind of a turn around unless he chained her in a basement and cut her off from all contact of other people.

People like Gomer and others who engage in that kind of behavior need an audience for attention. If there is no audience they are sad and feel lonely.

None of these marriages should ever be used as any example of anything. They were all dysfunctional.

Divorce in the Bible

Matthew 5:32
But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.

Thalt shall not commit adultery is a commandment. Committing adultery means you go to hell.

Divorce in the bible only went one way. The man, who had a zillion wives, could divorce any one of the wives at any time, HOWEVER, she could not divorce him. She did not have that right but he did. FURTHERMORE, if she is sent away if another man married the divorced woman then HE goes to hell. Not her! Him!

The debate is if she is in a dysfunctional marriage, such as you are wife number 82 and you have to deal with 623 concubines, and wife number 82 wants to leave, she can’t! Her only hope is that he tires of her and pushes her out the door. But now she becomes a risk for another guy because he’s going to hell because of her.

This makes sense to who!!!!!!!

 

Leviticus 21:7 – states Thy shall not take a wife who is a harlot or a defiled woman, nor shall they take a woman divorced from her husband; for the priest is holy to his God.

Yet, the Lord told Hosea to do just that in the first line of the Book of Hosea. Hmmmm.

Numbers 30 is totally ridiculous. Don’t even read it.

Deuteronomy 25:11
11 “If two men fight together, and the wife of one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of the one attacking him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the genitals, 12 then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall not pity her.

Actually, this is the kind of wife you want. She will have your back in a fight but no, The Lord says you have to cut off her hand.

Deuteronomy 22:28-28

“If a man finds a young woman who is a virgin, who is not betrothed, and he seizes her and lies with her, and they are found out, 29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the young woman’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife because he has humbled her; he shall not be permitted to divorce her all his days.

The point of this is to make the rapist take responsibility. The violated girl is never considered in any of this. She is the victim of the punishment in this whole scenario. What girl wants to marry a guy who forced her? What if it was her father, brother, uncle, cousin, next door neighbor, pastor, priest, or whoever? This is in the bible and it is marked SHARIA LAW.

Oh and in the bible the violated girl still has no right to file for divorce against her husband whom she was forced to marry after being attacked. Only he has that right.

1 Corinthians 7 – go figure on that one

There are several more but this one does not fit either
Matthew 22:24
saying: “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.

Thalt shalt not commit adultery! However, if you are married and your brother dies you are to take your sister in law and marry her and produce children for your brother while you still have your original wife!

This promotes too many questions:

What if your brother was gay?
What if you killed your brother like Cain killed Abel?
What if you have 6 brothers then who decides on the goods?
What if you hated your brother and glad he’s dead?
What if you don’t like your sister in law?
What if she doesn’t like you?
What if she doesn’t want to get married?
What if she already has another boyfriend?
What if two sisters married two brothers?

This makes sense to who???!!!!!

And churches are actually using these verses to try and sort out relationships between individuals who may or may not be mentally ill. The church doesn’t know if they are mentally ill because nobody is asking.

Rethink this!!

 

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August 11, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain- Parental drug use And Mental Illness in Parents

Unaddressed mental illness in the black community

Section E: Child Abuse in the black community with parents under the influence

Definition of Child Abuse: when the punishment does not fit the crime.
Example. Susie receives a ‘black eye’ because she asked for a ‘cookie’.
Definition of beating: a punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly:
Definition of hit: bring one’s hand or a tool or weapon into contact with (someone or something) quickly and forcefully: strike, slap, smack, spank, cuff, … more
• cause harm or distress to:
• an instance of striking or being struck: blow, thump, punch, knock, bang
• an instance of striking the target aimed at:
Definition of repeatedly: over and over again; constantly: synonyms: frequently, often, again and again, over and over (again), time and (time) again,
Definition of punishment:1. the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense: “crime demands just punishment” synonyms: penalizing, punishing, disciplining, retribution, retributive justice,
Definition of assault: 1. a violent physical or verbal attack b
2. 2 law a : a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact — compare battery 1bb : rape 2

Instigators of child abuse in the black community

A Church
B Grandparents
C Tradition
D Acceptance
E Parental drug use
F Media

 

Parental drug use And Mental Illness in parents

“Just pray about it and trust Jesus and your addiction will stop”

This statement comes straight from the black church. Addiction is a diseases of the brain and cannot be prayed away. Trusting in Jesus is perfectly fine but that is not the answer to someone with a diseased mind.

Children of drug addicts

There is no way for a child to know that his/her parent is hooked on drugs or alcohol. Children naturally bond and trust their parents with unconditional love until they are able to reason and sort out thoughts. Children of drug addicts watch the parents behavior and mimic what they see the parent do. The child will think that the actions of the parent are correct and normal until they find out otherwise.

If the parent is high on drugs and abuses the child, then the child will naturally think that he’s done something to deserve it. When in fact, the child is innocent.

Exodus 20: Honor your Father and Mother

This is one of the 10 commandments in the Bible and the Torah. This is also the commandment that strips children of any and all rights to live a perfectly normal life.

Does this commandment apply to parents who are herion, crack, PCP, Spice, Xtacy, and needle junkies?

The Bible doesn’t specify. Church leads you to believe that you are supposed to honor your father and mother no matter what! Even if they are not in their right mind. Otherwise you go to hell!

Does this commandment apply to children of Sociopaths and Narcissists?

What about parents who function on the Primitive or Reptilian Brain?

Parents like that are unable to feel love and cannot differentiate right from wrong. People like that have no business raising kids or let alone giving birth to them.

Does this apply to children of alcoholics? Mommy or Daddy or both stayed so drunk that every holiday, outing, family event, school event, or award show was ruined.

When I say ruined I’m talking about Mommy or Daddy vomiting on the crowd over a balcony because he or she had to get drunk before attending the event. Or worse yet, they were so drunk they don’t even remember going to your baptism, wedding, your birth or anything else.

Happy Mother or Father’s Day!

Mothers Day and Fathers Day can be a nightmare for children and adults who had to cut ties with an abusive parent. The black church has promoted failed parenting in the black community with hiding behind the Bible.

The commercials on TV showing loving parents and how you should reward does not apply to most of America. Those commercials present a false illusion.

Stressing honor your father and mother while a child is telling you they’ve been hurt is promoting failed parenting.

It is unfair to that child and wrong. Any church doing this should lose their non-profit status as soon as they are reported and they should be reported!

Honor your abusive father and mother while refusing to attend their funeral

Every black funeral has its own drama. Jumping in graves. Fights. Flipping over a table at the repass. Punching the pastor. Throwing flowers. Punching the corpse. Family members arrested at the grave yard. Family members shot at a funeral. I’ve heard it all.

What about someone attending the funeral who was told not to or someone not attending who should be or someone who was forced to attend who doesn’t want to be there?

The aftermath of child abuse when you are an adult

Tomika is now 40 years old. Her parents have been out of jail for years and she has not spoken to them in over a decade. She and her brother have suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The abuse was over the top. She’s gone through years of therapy and counseling to deal with the abuse inflicted on her and her brother Will. She feels remorse for running away and abandoning her little brother. Her father has died and she is refusing to go to the funeral because he was not a good man. Plus she knows that her mother and grandparents who instigated the abuse will be there. They have no changed and blame Tomika for their extended stay in county.

The church and the family gives her a hard time. After standing her ground on the issue she and brother  Will decide to go but now without a dramatic show.

The Funeral of An Abusive Parent

This is another taboo subject in the black community. Attending the funeral of an abuser. In the black community you are just supposed to follow suit and go to the funeral because “it’s the right thing to do”.

It is believed that if the person is dead that all conflicts have been resolved at that point and you are only to remember the good times and all is miraculously forgiven.

Even if there were no good times you are supposed to make them up and believe there were some.

Everybody has the right to choose whether or not they attend anybody’s funeral anywhere in this world. A survivor of abuse has the right to decide if he/she wants to attend the abusers funeral. It is their personal choice and nobody else’s. Judgement should not be passed on anyone refusing to attend a funeral for whatever their reason.

Tomika and Will

Tomika and Will are justified in their anger towards their estranged abusive father and towards the mother who assisted in the abuse. And towards the grandparents who instigated it. The church and the school were also wrong but they are past aggravants at this point.

Tomika and Will angrily bust into the funeral home, push the pastor aside and commandeer the microphone. They never look into the casket. Will shoves the pastor in the face as the pastor verbally protests their behavior. The whole church protests the behavior. Will and Tomika make the following speech to the objecting upset crowd.

Tomika
We will say what we need to say about this fool and then we gonna leave! I’m not going to stand here and lie to you and say he was a good man because he wasn’t. Nor will I stand here and tell you he was father of the year because he wasn’t. Nor will I tell you that I’m going to miss him. Because I won’t. If you think I’m being disrespectful right now what about what he did to me and how you allowed it to happen.

Crowd: That’s over with why you still carrying it on. He’s dead have some respect!

Will
It amazes me how you people expect us to stand up here and sing praises of a man who cared only about himself and abused and used everybody in his path. If you expect us to say he’s in heaven or God is welcoming him and basically turn “Satan into a Saint” for your viewing pleasure then you can hang that up. If you think that we came here expecting that attending will help us work through our pain and unresolved issues that’s not going to happen. If you want to think he was best man ever just because we’re in this setting then go ahead. Pretending doesn’t make it true. He’s rotting in hell with the halo that you placed on him!

Crowd: Yall should be over this by now! Yall need to be supporting your mother! Yall wrong for what yall doing here! Yall need to grow up!

Tomika
For those of you who think this is inappropriate and terrible what we’re doing right now? Why did you not think that the abuse he inflicted on us was inappropriate and terrible then? We were defenseless kids. Several of you in this crowd knew what he was doing and who he was doing it to. Our cries went unheard and ignored. The damage was done and cannot be undone and the damage was equally done by Mother and all of you. You had the power to stop him from abusing us. But instead we were blamed and labeled as liars. We just had to take it because we were kids. Get over it? Grow up? (laughs) Those statements are uttered by weak losers who didn’t have the balls to stand up for a child.

Crowd: We didn’t know he was doing that! If we’d a known we’d a helped!

Will
We told you but you called us liars! Grandma and Grandpa you instigated this whole mess and sat back and watched while they beat me senseless at 7 years old. Not only did you watch you laughed each time I cried out in tears. Let me make this clear. When you two die I will not attend your funerals. I got better things to do!

Tomika
Me too! We know as soon as we leave you’re going to make him out to be the greatest most wonderful man on the planet who saved kittens from trees and built campfires for boy scouts! That couldn’t further from the truth. Yet you would rather believe that lie than to face the monster he really was. Will is right he wouldn’t be the monster he was without instigation from you two! The beatings, the addictions, the hiding behind the Bible, you two deserve exactly what you get. As far as him in this coffin right now! Good riddens to bad trash! Keep him!

Crowd: Why don’t yall leave! Yall causing trouble! Why yall dragging up old news! Its over with! Yall need to forigive!

Will
Its not over for us! It will never be over for us! And all of you who kept silent while we were being abused and chose to ignore us when we told you what was happening? You will have your day. May God have mercy on your wretched souls cause I sure don’t!

Tomika

Hey! If you want people to come mourn you at a funeral act right while you’re alive! Then maybe they’ll respect you when your dead! This mess in this coffin right here! Keep it!

Will and Tomika leave the funeral

Mental illness in the black community is real

I made this whole scenario up with Tomika and Will based on other stories I’ve heard, however, scenes like this play out all the time with funerals and sometimes weddings. An abuser, abuses. That’s what abusers do.

The target on the receiving end of the abuse will always remember the emotions from the abuse.

The abuser never remembers because it’s just another life in the day. Once the abuser has gotten the abuse out of his/her system he/she is finished with it. If the target brings it up later the abuser doesn’t understand.

As far the abuser is concerned it’s over. They feel better and that’s all that matters. “so why are you still crying about it?”

Responses to Adult Survivors of Child Abuse who dare to speak up are as follows:

These are the words adult survivors of child abuse hear every single day from those who don’t understand the difference between discipline and flat out abuse. And from those who choose believe that the abuse never occurred and you just made it all up.

Child abuse is no laughing matter. But in the black community it’s a mere joke and hazing children is taken as a given if you are black.

“Cant you ever be happy?”

The healing process from child hood abuse is mentally and physically draining. Especially if someone is dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder while having an additional problem processing what happened. A phrase like this said to someone who is suffering from continued depression and maybe having suicidal thoughts is cruel, insensitive and horrible.

“I don’t want to hear about this I want to hear only happy things”

This is the problem. Someone is in pain crying out for help and this kind of a nonsense response is what they get? Not wanting to talk about the real problem and masking it behind a curtain of false faces. At what point do you deal with reality? Never?

“I don’t let people into my space who bring negativity”

Anybody saying this is the one who is negative. The person saying this is already full of negativity and mentally unbalanced. Addressing an issue that needs to be addressed is not bringing in negativity. It’s simply addressing an issue. People who say these things cannot deal with reality and will quickly diss you with no warning because they are messed up in the head.

“get over it already”

This is insensitive, cruel, evil, idiotic, and it is an abusive statement. If anyone says this to you don’t ever speak to them again. Cut all ties. People who say this do not care about you, your feelings, or even want to hear what you have to say. They are selfish. They choose to degrade you to make themselves bigger.

“Grow up”

This is condescending and how you would speak to a child or a young teen. This is not how you speak to an adult in pain. The person who says this is usually the one that needs to grow up. This person is insensitive, a bully, and uses this statement as a means to not only put you down and make you feel bad but they want to control and be evil.

“Pray about it”

This is angering, stupid, and hurtful. Telling a survivor of child abuse to pray about it is totally ignorant. The person saying it truly knows no better and thinks they are helping. In reality “pray about it” is just throwing fuel into the fire.

“you were such a brat”

This is such a lovely thing to say to someone who is still dealing with mental cruelty inflicted upon them. Flat out evil and wrong.

“Every family has a little drama”

This is a passive statement to downgrade or demean a serious situation. So being raped and placed in a hospital with internal injuries is just a little drama? Broken arms or tied to the back of a car during a family outing and water thrown on a kid is just a little drama?

“don’t you think it’s time you just forgive”

no where in the bible does it say forgive and forget. Nor does it address mental issues that lead to the inappropriate incidents

“you should try to have tried to work it out”

abusive parents are mentally ill and have no idea that what they are doing is wrong. Exactly how to you work that out with somebody who is not capable of understanding what you are saying?

“that’s over with by now why are you still mad”

This is the most infuriating, evil, ignorant, sorry statement any individual can possibly make. This statement alone is why mental illness is rampant in the black community. This is like telling a soldier “Hey buddy you’re out of battle now so why are still crying about it”

Post Traumatic Stress disorder is not just for soldiers. Its for anybody who has faced almost being killed either by someone else, natural disasters, war, abuse, or any situation that was out of their control where someone was killed or ended up dead and they survived.

“Your (parent) wasn’t that bad you are just over sensitive”

Yeah you’re right. Public humiliation and the aftermath of being made a target where me or someone else was physically injured for no reason mentally and physically is just being over sensitive. Yeah you’re right. Abused kids should just take it a shut up. You’re right.

“don’t get mad at others just because you had a bad Dad/Mom”

Please shut up

“why didn’t you just ask your dad/mom to apologize for what he did”

This is somebody who just doesn’t get it. Abusers feel they have the right to abuse. They feel they are justified in their abuse. Why on earth would someone who feels they’ve done nothing wrong apologize?

“Your father wasn’t the problem. It was you”

If you were not there and did not see what happened then what do you know? Shut up. Please!

After the funeral Tomika feels the following

Relief!! She said what she had been wanting to say to all the faces that turned away from her during her time of sorrow and abuse. She and Will transferred the energy back to where it belonged.

Going to that funeral and taking a stand jump started the rest of their healing process. Now they can continue life and thrive. The miserable mother and grandparents do not matter.

How Tomika and Will felt before the funeral

My parents were supposed to protect me and instead they abused me
Each time I looked for them to comfort me they hurt me
Each time I cried for help I was silenced with a slap
My parents abandoned me emotionally and did not give me the proper guidance I needed
Beating me black and blue did not prepare me for the world
Why me?
What was the point?
Did I really deserve a broken arm just because I moved a rug away from the closet door?
Other family was supposed to protect me when my parents could not?
The school, church, friends and family let me down by knowing I was being hurt and not lifting a finger to help!

Child abuse is a form of abandonment

When a parent abuses the child they are abandoning the child’s feelings and right to happiness. They are taking away from that child a desire to be loved.

Forcing a child to live this way just because its tradition is wrong. Using Bible verses against a child to condone the abuse inflicted upon him/her is wrong.

These churches need to wake up!

After the Funeral the Family says this about Tomika and Will

Shame and blame
1. She’s not supposed to air dirty family laundry in a setting like that. She should have addressed this while he was alive.
2. If there is family problem then the family was supposed to solve it.
3. Had she just prayed about it Jesus would have made it stop.
4. They were just bad kids
5. She was the problem. She just kept it up all these years. She could have worked it out with him if she wanted to

They still don’t want to listen. The mental illness of the father is still not admitted even in death. Tomika and Will were the targets of abuse and they are still being blamed for being abused.

Once family members act like this the trust is broken and live it lost.

In a case where someone has been abused and blamed for the abuse sometimes it is best to do just what Tomika and Will did. Cut all contact. Keeping in contact with toxic people who only want to continue victimizing you is never a good idea.

What does the Bible say about mental illness?

The Old Testament is in high favor of punishing, killing, hurting and maiming mentally ill people. They are referred to as wicked, perverse, devils, demons and basically “God-Haters”.

The New Testament offers some relief to mental illness with the works of Jesus. Again the mentally ill are referred to as having “Devils” or being ridden with “Demons”. Jesus casts out the “Devils” from the mentally ill but we have no idea what the problem really was.

Schizophrenia? Seizures? Bipolar? Manic Depressant? Depression? Suicidal thoughts? Anti-Social Personality Disorders? Extreme Autism? Addicts? We have no idea. Some Bible verses explain the condition well enough for us to guess the disease.

Pslams does an excellet job ad describing sociopaths and psychopaths.
Psalm 58 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; (pathological liars, sociopaths, anti-social personality disorders)

Psalm 10:15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

Psalm 31:17 – Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

Psalm 11:6 – Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

As much as I enjoy the thought of breaking arms of those who seem bent on evil humanity must understand that these people need help. Not broken arms.

The book of Matthew refers to mental illness and epileptic fits as ‘devils’.

Matthew 15:22 – And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. (read this whole passage and you will see her daughter suffers from epilepsy)

Matthew 11:18 – For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

Luke 4:33 – And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, (extreme schizophrenia)

And verses like Romans who address perverseness and clearly state that they were not healed. They were left to themselves.

Romans 1:24 – Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

As much as I enjoy the thought of breaking arms of those who cannot and will not adhere to societal rules and those who seem bent on evil I cannot do it! These people need help, not broken arms.

If you say you are a Christian to God then why don’t you want to address mental illness. Why would you say one thing in favor of God and do the exact opposite?

1 Corinthians 10:21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

Simply put – The Slave and the Slave Master cannot serve the same God!

 

 

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August 8, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain – Child Abuse In The Black Community Section C and D

Part 2 Section C & D

Unaddressed mental illness in the black community

Definition of Child Abuse: when the punishment does not fit the crime.
Example. Susie receives a ‘black eye’ because she asked for a ‘cookie’.
Definition of beating: a punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly:
Definition of hit: bring one’s hand or a tool or weapon into contact with (someone or something) quickly and forcefully: strike, slap, smack, spank, cuff, … more
• cause harm or distress to:
• an instance of striking or being struck: blow, thump, punch, knock, bang
• an instance of striking the target aimed at:
Definition of repeatedly: over and over again; constantly: synonyms: frequently, often, again and again, over and over (again), time and (time) again,
Definition of punishment:1. the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense: “crime demands just punishment” synonyms: penalizing, punishing, disciplining, retribution, retributive justice,
Definition of assault: 1. a violent physical or verbal attackb
2. 2 law a : a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact — compare battery 1bb : rape 2

Instigators of child abuse in the black community
A Church
B Grandparents
C Tradition
D Acceptance
E Parental drug use
F Media

Cultural, Tradition, and Acceptance

It is widely accepted in the black community that children are to be seen and not heard. Children are to be beat and told not to cry. Children are to be disciplined swift, hard, and quickly. Why is this?

1. We are told that this comes from slavery
2. We are told that what the slaves went through is far worse than anything now so we have nothing to cry about
3. We are told if I don’t beat you now the police will do it later so it’s a necessary evil that I get you straight now
4. It’s what is expected and if you don’t beat your kids then you are ‘acting white’
5. Mental illness is not recognized, thought about or even an option. If the child is suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness and the parent decides to beat the child to make him act right, then this is a recipe for certain disaster
6. It’s not just physical abuse on black children. Mental, verbal, and spiritual abuse comes with it.
7. After the abuse gets out of hand and a parent is in jail the first words out of their mouth is “I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong.” or “I was just doing what was done to me. I didn’t know anything else.”

Just because it was done to you doesn’t make it right. For those of you who think you turned out fine I’m here to tell you that you didn’t. You are continuing and reinforcing hurt and harm to innocent children all in the name of tradition.

These following statements are culturally accepted in the black community and should not be:

1. I got beat too when I was a kid.

What is the definition of beat? Black eyes? Blood drawn? Broken bones? Death? Is this kind of beating on a child okay with you?

2. Those bruises will heal.

This is cruel.

3. You shouldn’t have done it.

Maybe nothing was done! Maybe the child simply asked for school supplies.

4. They had to beat you otherwise you won’t learn.

Learn what? How to duck and dodge? How to take it like a G? How to apply make up for black eyes?

5. That’s the only way black kids learn is through a beating.

This comes straight from slavery out of the slave master’s mouth and he’s still talking in 2017. Shut the slave master up by not repeating these words.

6. So what. Grow up.

This is just hurtful, awful, and unless you know the situation you need to shut up.

7. Stop the whining and toughen up you’re too soft and sensitive.

Really? Only an insensitive self serving jerk would make an awful statement such as this to a child that’s been beaten, raped and possibly tied up in a basement.

8. Everybody gets hit why should you be any different.

Hit? This statement is an awful thing to say to anybody. Not all children need to be hit.

9. (my all time favorite) If they didn’t love you they wouldn’t beat you.

Again. Define the meaning of beat. Its okay for a child to be taken to a hospital with internal injuries from a beating. Its okay for a child to die from internal injuries to the heart or lungs because she wet the bed? This is done out of love?

10. Be good and act right and you won’t get beat. Now shut up and get out of my face.

Just cruel, evil, disrespectful, awful, and anybody who says this to a child needs a head check and deserves the worst of every aspect in their life.

11. I’m not here to be my child’s friend. I’m here to be a parent!

Then be a parent! A real parent strives to improve the child not break him down to the point where he’s hanging himself in a closet. A parent and an abuser are two different things. A parent finds ways to work through the situation without placing hands on the child in a bullish disrespectful manner.

12. I didn’t know I was doing anything wrong.

Really? You are in a court room with a lawyer, judge, jury, court tv cameras and DFCS is at the table across from you. And you seriously didn’t know beating a child senseless would lead to this?

14. Fear equals respect. I have to instill fear in my child otherwise he/she won’t respect me.

No fear equals hate. Your child hates you and will eventually run away and rightfully so. Whoever told you that lie should be charged right along with you for being stupid enough to make a statement such as this.

15. I got beat when I was a child and I turned out fine.

No you didn’t. You continued the abuse on to your child and grandchild and at some point this abuse will backfire badly. You may not get the immediate effects but your children will.

The above statements are heard every single day by several black children of parents who either just don’t know any better or just don’t care. 

If a child has a mental condition such as Asperger’s, or some other autism, and the parent does not recognize the signs that the child may have a problem, then the child hears one or more of these statements above.

“He’s just bad! He’s a bad child!”

No child is bad. A behavioral problem in a child is due to a few factors.

1. Environment such as abuse.

2. A mental disorder that has gone unchecked

3. A perfectly normal child responding badly to a parent who is not in his or her right mind

4. Outside stress not coming from within the house.

It should not be acceptable in any community to “Haze” a child as if its a right of passage to be black. Parents who whip, beat and stomp their children in the name of love are not showing love. They teach the child mistrust and how to hate. Why and how are the two being confused?

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August 5, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain – Grandparents and Child Abuse

Part 2 Section B

Unaddressed mental illness in the black community

Definition of Child Abuse: when the punishment does not fit the crime.
Example. Susie receives a ‘black eye’ because she asked for a ‘cookie’.
Definition of beating: a punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly:
Difinition of hit: bring one’s hand or a tool or weapon into contact with (someone or something) quickly and forcefully: strike, slap, smack, spank, cuff, … more
• cause harm or distress to:
• an instance of striking or being struck: blow, thump, punch, knock, bang
• an instance of striking the target aimed at:
Definition of repeatedly: over and over again; constantly: synonyms: frequently, often, again and again, over and over (again), time and (time) again,
Definition of punishment: 1. the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense: “crime demands just punishment” synonyms: penalizing, punishing, disciplining, retribution, retributive justice,
Definition of assault: 1. a violent physical or verbal attackb
2. 2 law a : a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact — compare battery 1bb : rape 2

Instigators of child abuse in the black community

A Church
B Grandparents
C Tradition
D Acceptance
E Parental drug use
F Media

Grandparents

Grandparents are the second major group to instigate child abuse. Whether the abuse is handed down through the way they raised the parents or the grandparents doing it themselves.

Currently Grandparents are not legally held responsible for anything pertaining to the abuse of their grand children even if they knew about it. The reason for this is they are considered a third party. They should be just as responsible and share the sentence with their kids for any found abuse on grandchildren including death.

Why should grandparents be held responsible?

Three sentences should hold them in criminal intent immediately:

When an abusive parent makes these statements pertaining to how they were raised it should automatically incriminate the grandparents. 

1. “I was just doing what was done to me”
2. “I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong”
3. “That’s how I was taught to discipline.”

The grandparents taught them that behavior, if not instigated it, and now a child is hurt.

Where did the parent learn it from?

Any time a child is abused the grandparent should share the blame and take half of the jail sentence if for the following reasons:

1. They raised their own kids to abuse and now their grandchildren are being abused
2. Grandparents always know there is abuse going on and 9 times out of 10 they do not report it. Not reporting abuse in some states is a crime. That crime should double if it’s the grandparent who does not report this
4. If at anytime a child states that the grandparent knew all about it and never did anything to help there should be automatic 30 days in jail for the grandparent in addition to being charged in conjunction with the crime.

Where is the line drawn between discipline and abuse?

Definition of discipline: punishment, instruction, a field of study, training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character, control gained by enforcing obedience or order b : orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior

Definition of abuse: a corrupt practice or custom, improper or excessive use or treatment, : language that condemns or vilifies usually unjustly, intemperately, and angrily, physical maltreatment

Which one of these girls is disciplined and which one is abused?

Jill was clearly abused. Sadly, some people think that Jill was lightly punished or not punished enough. Even more sad people see this happening to Jill and don’t do anything and don’t speak up.

The reasons people say they don’t speak up is:

1. It’s none of their business
2. They can’t tell somebody else how to parent
3. They don’t know the whole situation
4. They don’t see anything wrong with what happened to Jill
5. Jill’s behavior was seen as bad

 

Only after a child dies do people speak up with what they saw. But that’s too late! Say something when its happening.

DFCS and Social Workers

According to DFCS and Social workers physical marks must be visible before they can do anything. Mental and verbal abuse do not count in a court of law for child abuse because it can’t be physically proven.

Physical abuse definition = excessive harm, physical harm, or death.

Mental and verbal abuse are far more damaging than physical abuse. The scars from mental abuse can last many years to a life time. Being of the receiving end of verbal abuse is never fun nor is verbal abuse to a child acceptable at any time.

What is the intent for hitting the child?

Is it to hurt?
Teach them a lesson?
Show off for your friends?
Public humiliation to teach them the wrong doing?
Beat them now so the police won’t do it later?
To make them cry?
Power?
To Bully?

When is a good reason to hit or “beat” a child?

You’ve told 3 year old Glenda 3 times not to jump on the bed. Should Glenda get a sound beating?

5 year old Robbie has a pair of scissors and is sticking it in the light socket. Do you hit Robbie?

16 year old Tina has cut school again with her friends and she’s smoking. Do you smack Tina around?

15 year old Jerry failed a math test. Do you beat him senseless or meet with the math teacher to find out the problem?

Boundaries

Is it just for kids or do parents have them too?

Violence Against Children Act of 2011

Each state has its own child abuse laws. Most states leave it up to the parents. Senator Barbara Boxer in California tried to introduce a nationwide bill that would unify violence against children. It fell dead in Congress.

Why?

Because a group of dummies decided that states should handle this and not the federal government. In this case they couldn’t be more wrong. I would love to see this bill come back with a few modifications.

I would like for it to include that if a child discloses the abuse to any adult and the adult does nothing about it that the adult gets at least 30 days in jail for failing to protect a child.

I would like for it so also include that churches should lose their 501c3 status if they fail to protect an abused child in their church who has reported.

And any school officials or police officers who did not report the abuse of the child or make a report should be immediately fired and never hold that position again anywhere else in America.

How important are our kids to us?

 

 

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August 2, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain 2 – Child Abuse and How The Black Church Promotes It

Part 2 Section A

Black children should not be victims of ‘hazing’ as a right of passage for being born black.

Unaddressed mental illness in the black community

Definition of Child Abuse: when the punishment does not fit the crime.

Example. Susie receives a ‘black eye’ because she asked for a ‘cookie’.

Definitions

Definition of beating: a punishment or assault in which the victim is hit repeatedly:

Definition of hit:  bring one’s hand or a tool or weapon into contact with (someone or something) quickly and forcefully: strike, slap, smack, spank, cuff, … more
• cause harm or distress to:
• an instance of striking or being struck: blow, thump, punch, knock, bang
• an instance of striking the target aimed at:

Definition of repeatedly:  over and over again; constantly: synonyms: frequently, often, again and again, over and over (again), time and (time) again,

Definition of punishment:  1. the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense: “crime demands just punishment” synonyms: penalizing, punishing, disciplining, retribution, retributive justice, … more

Definition of assault: 1. a violent physical or verbal attackb
2. 2 law a : a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact — compare battery 1bb : rape 2

Some people do not know the true definition of “a beating”. A beating is not discipline. A beating is abuse.

Instigators of child abuse in the black community

Section A Church
Section B Grandparents
Section C Tradition
Section D Acceptance
Section E Parental drug use
Section F Media

The Church

How does the black church promote child abuse and discourage mental help?

What happens when child reports abuse to the church?

Tomika is 15 and her brother Will are 7. Tomika is being physically and sexually abused by her father and Will is being mentally and verbally abused by their mother. Tomika has been labeled as a trouble maker at church and school and she is a bully to the neighborhood kids. She’s been suspended several times and has been arrested for stealing.

Will is a target of bullying at church and school. He cries a lot and often sits off by himself in a corner and won’t associate with any of the kids because he’s afraid of being bullied again. Both kids are depressed and full of anger. Tomika is in an acting out phase while Will is in a withdrawal phase.

The pastor and other church members have no psychology degree and do not recognize these signs, therefore, Will has been labeled as shy while Tomika has been labeled as unruly.

The Church

Tomika confides in the pastor at church and the following happens:
1. She is not believed because her father is the head deacon of the church
2. Honor your father and mother says Jesus
3. I got beat too when I was a kid
4. You shouldn’t have done it and you won’t get hit
5. You don’t seem to learn so they have to beat you
6. That’s the only way black kids learn is through a beating
7. So what. Grow up.
8. Stop the whining and toughen up you’re too soft and sensitive
9. Everybody gets hit why should you be any different
10. If they didn’t love you they wouldn’t beat you
11. Be good and act right and you won’t get beat. Now shut up and get out of my face.
12. They are not there to be your friend. They are there to be your parent
13. I got beat when I was a child and I turned out fine
14. Pray about it and God will fix it

Notice that the authorities were never called to make any kind of an official report for the kids.

Tomika was shamed by the church with the pastor justifying what happened to Tomika based on his own limited experience.

The situation was not investigated and Tomika’s allegations were taken as a light joke.

The School

After getting nowhere with Christians Tomika and Will continue to be abused by the parents. Tomika gets expelled from school. Upon being expelled the principal asks what is the problem. Tomika tells him the truth. The following happens between her and principal.

1. She is not believed (This is the number 1 complaint from abused children)
2. “You are a brat and deserved every beating you got”
3. “Why didn’t you call the police. If it was that bad you would have done that. You didn’t so therefore you are lying” (Being called a liar is the number 2 complaint from abused children)
4. Her parents are upstanding citizens in the community and “your lies are too damaging”
5. Told that she is just mad about chores or something and she’s making these lies up and she needs to stop (If an adult feels a teen or child is making up lies like this then the adult needs to seek help and find out why the child would lie like this)
6. The principal says he was beat too as a child and now he’s a good person because of it
7. Maybe she should go to church and talk to the pastor about it
8. “Do you have any proof?”
9. “A little discipline never hurt anybody”
10. “Act right and you won’t get hit”

Tomika screams at the top of her lungs that she was raped. The principal does not believe her and simply responds by saying.

“Do what your parents say and you won’t get into trouble! And stop these lies!”

Again Tomika is shamed and her abuse is downplayed by someone else’s limited experience. Tomika still does not get the help she needs to be removed from that situation.

The Runaway

Tomika is told to return home which places her back into the hands of the abuser that she’s trying to escape. Tomika decides to run away from home.

The parents filed a missing persons report and learned that Tomika had told the church what happened. The parents denied the allegations and turned their anger on to younger brother Will. Will was warned with a sound beating not to tell anyone what happened to his sister or what was happening to him. Will turned from being bullied to being the bully. Will has now been labeled a trouble maker by the church and school. Will has been told he’s following in the steps of his wayward lying sister.

Will and Tomika’s parents have mental problems that have not been addressed. The people who raised these two more than likely have them too. The parents learned from the grandparents that abusing the children is the correct thing to do. Generational abuse is never questioned and it should be.

The grandparents are invited over as reinforcements to make sure that Will doesn’t “Air Family Laundry” like his sister did to the church. The Grandparents sit back and instigate while the parents physically manhandle Will.

The Truth

Will goes to school and tells his principal what happened to his sister and him. His principal calls the police and files the report against the parents. Will is removed from the home and the parents charged.

The parents say “I was just doing what was done to me” and “I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong” and “The kids are lying” and Kids need discipline. That’s what I thought I was doing”

The grandparents, the Pastor and Tomika’s principal face no charges either even though they had information and did not report as they received it. The grandparents joined in with the abuse and Will reported it but still no charges are filed because it was up to the parents to stop the grandparents from abusing Will.

Grandparents are treated as a third party because they are not the initial guardian for the child.

The Finding

The police find Tomika at some man’s house and bring her in for questioning. Tomika breaks down and tells them that she informed the church and the school and they called her a liar. When asked why she didn’t call the police Tomika says she was scared. She had been threatened. She went to the church and school hoping they would call. She was afraid if her father found out she called she would be killed. The church and the school failed her.

Biblical View of Children

During Biblical times children were seen as property much like the women. A man could do anything he wanted to including killing them and nothing was said because he owned them. Children had no rights and were treated like chattel. Children could be bought and sold in a minutes notice.

Applying a 2000 year old text to 2017 and demanding that children adhere to antiquated rules of being ‘property’ is not only delusional but also purposely misleading.

Honor your father and mother was aimed at property.

How is the black church promoting child abuse?

Black churches are still under that “Children are seen not heard” rule. If a child is making noise or anything of the sort then he/she is to shut it up.

Children making allegations of abuse against parents in the church are seen as demon ridden or satan has got a hold of him/her and they need to be prayed for to stop the lies.

The church does the following if a child makes an allegation.

1. Quoting Bible verses instead of calling the authorities when a child confesses to an someone in the church
2. Using the bible verse spare the rod spoil the child
3. Choosing tithes over saving abused children in the church
4. If the abuser is the pastor, assistant pastor, deacon, or some high person in the church they side with that person so the church doesn’t have a black eye in the media
5. Following the tradition in the black community of excessive abuse over absolutely nothing.

Example: 5 year old David sneezes during prayer and receives a punch in the stomach.

In the black community pastors hold power, prestige, and are honored. They receive gifts and are praised. It is thought he was called by God personally to preach. He is closer to God then everybody else and can speak to him directly and get faster answers. He’s supposed to be smarter and is looked up to. By default he’s supposed to have more because he is personally blessed by the hand of God himself. Therefore, fancy cars and big houses are not questioned. To become a pastor means you will have wealth in a matter of months.

What the pastor says goes because he has absolute authority over the church. To debate, question, or quiz him on any subject is seen as disrespectful, out of line and you need to conform, reform, straighten up and fly right or else find a new church because this isn’t working out.

The wife is always ten times worse than him. The pastor’s kids are the worst behaved bunch in the congregation.

The stupid saying on that is “The pastor is so close to God that Satan has to use pastors kids to get to him”

No. They are spoiled brats and nobody ever says no to them so they act up as they please. If anybody says no to them or reports them for bad behavior it’s not taken seriously because the pastors kids have the highest ranking in the church. They have no boundaries up or down.

It is traditionally acceptable in the black community to abuse children.

Using Bible verses to condone or justify hitting or beating a child is a horrible idea. Children in the Bible were seen as property, slave workers, and in general got no respect except for one verse.

Matthew 18:6

6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

I would love to see this for child abusers.

The black church encourages abuse of children in the church by hiding behind the Bible with the following Bible verses:

Proverbs 13:24 -Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. (This is the number 1 verse used to abuse a child)

Proverbs 19:18-Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.

Proverbs 22:15-Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.

Proverbs 23:13-[ Saying 13 ] Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.

Proverbs 29:15-A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

Proverbs 29:17-Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.

Ephesians 6:2 -“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise

Exodus 20:12 -“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Proverbs 22:15-Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.
Proverbs 19:18 -Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.

Proverbs 22:6 -Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 23:13-14 -Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol. (Sheol is from the Torah. It is a hot place underground where the soul goes to purify before the next step)

Colossians 3:20 -Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

The Church’s Responsibility

The church legally has no responsibility to do anything if a child reports abuse. I think they should. Most black churches are not equipped with therapists and do not have any rules in place for children complaining of abuse. The child is not listened to and labeled a liar or “Satan got a hold of him”

Child abuse is not the church’s main focus. Saving souls and collecting tithes is the church’s main focus.

But here’s my question.

How can black churches promote saving souls when the smallest souls are ignored?

Saving a soul should not mean just making sure you get to heaven after meeting a quota for tithes. A child’s soul can be saved by reporting abuse to the police and getting immediate help for that child. No child should have to live in an abusive situation and be forced to keep a secret like that all because the pastor doesn’t know what to do when he’s faced with a child that’s been violated by your favorite church member.

What is it going to take to get through to these black churches that children are just as important as tithes??

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July 31, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain – Belief Systems and the Black Church

This will eventually be a YouTube Series

Part 1

Mental Illness in the Black Community and why ‘help’ is not sought

The top 5 reasons black people do not go to therapy are as follows:

1. Part 1 The Church
2. Part 2 Attached Stigma
3. Part 3 Perceptions
4. Part 4 Family
5. Part 5 Finances

Part 1 The Church

The Black church is a business. A business needs money. Tithes bring in the money. If someone is attending church who feels overwhelmed, or feels as though they need additional mental help the black church discourages the member from receiving help by running a guilt trip using religion and the perceived punishment of Jesus as a shield.

This is how it works:
Sister Pam is the sole survivor of a car accident where her child, mother, and sister died. Sister Pam went to the triple funeral in a wheelchair and my never walk again. Sister Pam is having suicidal thoughts and survivors guilt. She’s also having flashbacks of the accident. She wants to go to a therapist but is urged against it by the church.

Why?

Here are the reasons:
1. She may stop attending church which means she won’t tithing which means the church will lost at least $1.
2. She’s supposed to trust in Jesus and pray about it and all the bad feelings will just go away upon mentioning Jesus name.
3. If she goes to therapy then she’s not trusting Jesus. If she can’t trust Jesus then she needs to find another church (finding another church is discouraged because they don’t want to lose members who may tithe. It is an empty threat.)
4. If Sister Pam is still feeling bad after a week then she’s not praying hard enough.
5. Satan has a hold of her and she must rebuke him. Satan is giving her the flashbacks.

Part 2 Attached Stigma

Sister Pam won’t go to therapy because of the stigma attached in the black community.
There are preconceived ideas, learned behavior, and flawed belief systems in the black community. Even if Sister Pam wants to go to therapy she will still resist because of her flawed belief system.

Seeking professional help in the black community is seen as the following:

1. Jesus won’t like it.
2. Therapy is for white people.
3. If you see a therapist that means you’re crazy. If people find out that you are crazy they will look down on you. Once that happens you are ostracized from the black community and labeled as ‘goofy’.
4. She believes in the preconceived idea that faith and love of Jesus is the only thing to stop her from suicide and help her recover from the sudden loss of her family and make her walk again.
5. She believes is she goes to therapy that she will be ‘acting white’ and will be shunned by the black community.
6. Her family and community programmed her to believe these things and if she detours from them then she is not the upstanding Christian they think she is and she will embarrass the church.
7. Discussing your feelings is a sign of weakness.
8. Satan wants her to turn against Jesus and the church by seeking professional help.

Part 3 & 4 Perceptions and Family

What does Sister Pam’s family say about Pam’s mental condition.
Sister Pam is angry. She keeps crying and asking “Why me Lord? Why me!” She may never be able to walk again but she doesn’t care about that. She does care about never seeing her child again, or be able to hug her mother or celebrate her sister’s birthday. Sister Pam has turned to drinking, cussing, and internet gambling. She is truly depressed and talks of ‘offing’ herself often. Her family agrees with the church.

Pam should do the following according to her family and the church:

1. Pray harder
2. Appreciate that she made it out alive
3. Trust Jesus
4. Do not go to counseling it will embarrass the family
5. Do not talk about therapist or seeking mental help from the white people because all they want is money
6. Her family doesn’t want people thinking she’s ‘crazy’
7. Sister Pam needs to just grow up
8. She’s not rebuking Satan hard enough he’s still rearing his head. She must crush him by claiming and forcefully yelling Jesus name.

Sister Pam buys a gun. She doesn’t like what she’s thinking. She goes to therapy anyway and decides that the family and the church are the ones who need get right with God and not her. She tells them she’s going no matter what they say.

This is what Sister Pam faces from her family for her decision:

1. She’s told that If there is family problem then the family is supposed to solve it. Not people outside the family.
2. She is told that she has made the problem worse and it wouldn’t be this bad had she not kept up the silliness.
3. She is the problem and everybody else in the family and church are doing the right thing by praying with the pastor
4. If she just prays hard enough the pain of losing the family will go away
5. She supposed to be strong for everybody else. She’s showing too much weakness by whining and crying all the time.
6. She is letting Satan control her. She has allowed Satan to bring her to this point of turning her back on Jesus with this therapist mess.

Part 5 Finances

How much of a role does finances play in seeking professional therapy in the black community?

A lot of black people have health insurance through their work place and a lot of black people don’t. The ones that do not have health insurance do not have the money to seek out therapist or other professional help. Therefore they don’t go.

The percentage of black people with health insurance that seek mental health is very very low. Therefore, finances are not the issue in the black community as a reason for not seeking help.

The belief system, perceived stigma, being called crazy, being made fun of, and told that you are ‘acting white’ is the deterrent for getting help.

Sister Pam received a large settlement from the insurance company that allowed her to pay for the help she needs. Again, the money is not the issue. She’d much rather have her family.

What does Sister Pam learn in therapy?

1. She finds out that flashbacks go along with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She finds out that the human brain seeks to make sense of things that don’t make sense.
The accident was not her fault and her brain has not fully comprehended that whole situation. Her brain is functioning the way a brain should function and sadly the flashbacks can continue for years. This has nothing to do with any Satan and prayer will not stop it. Working through therapy and working through the emotions of the accident and losing her family will help the flashbacks. Talking through the feelings will help her as well.
2. She finds out that the church is wrong and racist. Jesus will not be upset because she is taking care of herself physically and mentally. She is not acting white. The church has a picture of a white Jesus on the wall, therefore, they are hypocrites for saying somebody is acting white while worshipping a white Jesus.
3. Therapy is not just for white people and nobody is ‘crazy’ because they need a little extra help getting through a high stress unbearable situation that they did not ask for.
4. Prayer is great but it will not fix what she is going through. She needs extra help from a trained professional. If her church had read the Bible they missed Timothy 2 which clearly states that prayer without works is dead.
5. If her family is that offended that she is doing what she needs to do then maybe she needs to cut them and the church off. This is known as the ‘no contact’ method. She can return to them later if they have that much of an issue and wish to shame her on a daily basis for ‘acting white’.
6. She finds out that you cannot address ‘shame’ by using ‘shame’. Her family and the church continued to shame Sister Pam for natural normal feelings that any normal rational human being would have after going through any tragedy where people around her were killed, dying, or imminent death was approaching.
7. None of this is the act of Satan. It was a very unfortunate accident and she is justified in her human right to be sad and upset at losing family members.
8. She learns that her beliefs are flawed and she eventually feels she’s been lied to and kept in the dark about a bunch of things.

Sister Pam’s Anger at her family and the church

Sister Pam has gone through a range of emotions. She’s suffered a major car accident that placed her in a wheelchair. She had a total of 24 hours to adjust to a totally new way of life that she didn’t ask for. She had no warning on the loss of her family. The church she’s supposed to trust recites Bible verses and degrades her if she speaks of anything other than prayer. Her family is ignorant. She is now faced with changing the way she has thought for most of her life. It’s not easy.

What does Pam do?

Sister Pam does what any clear thinking individual would do in a situation as messed up as this. Quit going to that church. Tell the family the truth and take control of herself instead of them taking control of her. And continue going to the therapist until she reaches a level of acceptance of the situation that is comfortable for her. If the family insists on continuing to shame Pam she must leave and go to a facility where they are not allowed to visit unless they are there to help.

What is the family’s reaction?

1. Blame the therapist
2. Blame Satan for taking over Sister Pam
3. Blame white people. Why? There is no reason to blame white people. Its just a fail safe when no other option is available. White people are the built in fall guy after Satan has run out.
4. Pray for her to do the right thing and stop shaming the family
5. In long shot, come to the facility and help and do what she wants them to do. (They would never do this but its a nice thought)

The Black Church Can Really Mess Somebody Up

I made up that whole situation about Sister Pam. She does not exist in real life but I know plenty of Sister Pam’s in reality who have lost faith in the church for these very reasons. Some people have actually cut their family off all together because of the church and how the church acts.

The church uses shame against those who don’t fit the mold of ‘just pray about it’ or ‘trust Jesus and only Jesus’. Reciting Bible verses to answer a question is always a sign of being under fear. Fear of what? Who knows. Using shame to promote more shame is a vicious circle that a lot of black Christians fall into.

“You cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them.” David Icke Humans and Blinded by Belief Systems

Nobody asks or wants to be in a life threatening situation. Nor does anyone want to go through a horrid nightmare of suddenly losing those you love. The statement above clearly states that if God put you in that situation and you pray to God to take you out of the situation he just put you in- well…..that makes no sense does it.

Everybody has the right to take care of themselves mentally and physically how they see fit. If some people choose to pray about everything that is fine. If others choose therapy they should not be shamed, put down, demeaned, or treated poorly for their choice. However, that is what is happening in most black churches if someone chooses therapy instead of prayer. You can be a Christian and go to therapy.

There are enough therapists in America who are perfectly willing to promote time to a church and provide mental help for members who feel they need extra help. Promoting time means that nobody has to pay. A church should be about helping people how they need and want to be helped. Not the church forcing Bible verses on someone with the remedy of ‘Love Jesus and Rebuke Satan’.

How many black pastors have committed suicide after church? Or killed their family or other church members?

A church should never throw ‘shade’ or be that judgmental to the detriment of its members all in the name of tithes or Jesus.

Hiding behind the Bible or using religion to justify a flawed belief or thinking error that results in destroying someone else is wrong.

These black churches need to pull it together!

**This is not aimed at all black churches. It is aimed at most black churches. Especially the ones who feel that tithes are more important than the members and those churches who hide behind the Bible while promoting fear as a means of controlling members into self destruction**

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July 27, 2017 · 6:00 am

Behind The Curtain Blog Series – Ousting The Black Church

Over the next few weeks I will be rolling out the Behind The Curtain series of posts that will go through the end of August.

Behind the Curtain represents Black Churches and the shenanigans that go on in the pulpit. These Churches defy the Bible behind the backs of the trusting parishioners.

Metaphorically they’ve pulled a curtain to hide the truth much like the man in The Wizard Of Oz.

Therefore this series is appropriately named, ‘Behind The Curtain’

This is aimed at corrupt black churches who do any and everything for their own personal gain and who bank on ignorance in the pulpit and the congregation.

If your church is not doing these things then it does not pertain to you.

If you find yourself being offended or becoming upset about what I post about the black church, then, well……..maybe you better check yourself and your church.

I will be address how the Black Church encourages ‘hazing’ on black children through controlled child abuse. And how child abuse is seen as a right of passage because someone is born black. Its expected and accepted and never questioned no matter how damaging it is to the child.

I will also address how the Black Church discourages black people from seeking mental help and encourages unhealthy marriages while ignoring mental issues in the maraige.

I will also oust Black churches for manipulations of tithes, religious beliefs, as well as, spiritual abuse. I will expose cultish behavior including manipulation of fear, hell, and finances which are considered more important than saving souls.

I will also oust outrageous belief systems and how emotions are manipulated. Along with the misuse of Jesus, God, and twisting the Bible for thier own personal gain.

Why am I doing this?

Because the issues I just mentioned in the sentences above are ‘taboo’ in the black community. Nobody wants to address it head on or talk about how dangerous the black church is to the black community.

The Black Church will deny everything I say because I am telling their game.

Its easier to just go along with the flow and punish people like me who go against the grain with a different perspective. I’m labeled as a ‘non-believer’ because I dare to question the logic and the validity of these churches who rehash antiquated notions.

Everybody has the right to question what they are asked to support and believe in. Asking questions does not mean you are a non-believer. It just means you are taking the subject seriously instead of following tradition or following out of fear.

I will also address the Black Church blaming White people for no reason other than  they’ve run out of options to blame themselves.

I will back up what I say with Bible verses.

I will address and say everything I need to say without one word of profanity.

What is the point?

I have major issues with a non-profit 501c3 abusing their status and collecting money each week on false doctrines recited with fears and lies to a willing congregation who fails to question reality each Sunday. Plus, they don’t bother to read the Bible for themselves otherwise they would figure out they are being lied to.

 

Below are the 4 titles that I will be addressing in several detailed posts:

Behind the Curtain Part 1 – Belief Systems And The Black Church

Behind the Curtain Part 2 – Child Abuse And How The Black Church Promotes It

Behind the Curtain Part 3 – The Black Church Promoting Unhealthy Marriages

Behind the Curtain Part 4 – Religious Manipulation In The Black Church

What do I expect?

I expect to be attacked by black Christians because I am not only challenging their beliefs; I am flat out defying everything they’ve been taught by mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, and the pastor.

I am not saying what they want to hear and they will have 1 of two reactions when everything is said and done.

  1. Attack me for not being a good black person.
  2. Start asking questions about the points I’ve brought up which will lead them to this question, “Well if what I’ve been taught is not accurate then what is accurate?”

I’m not out to plant seeds of doubt in anybody’s mind. I’m simple stating the obvious and ousting a truth that needs to be talked about instead of hidden behind a pulpit.

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July 24, 2017 · 6:00 am

Miscegenation and Anti Miscegenation Laws. What is this about?

What is Miscegenation? Look at these silly pictures right here.

From 1694 until 2000 there were laws in the US against interracial marriages.

These laws were called Anti-Miscegenation Laws

I first heard of this word last week in yahoo comments because folks were, again, mad at a commercial featuring a white male and black female and an adorable small black child.

I also learned that this ‘miscegenation’ (which I have no idea on how to even pronounce) is what the Klan and Altright people despise the most. They wake up and go to sleep honestly upset, disturbed and sometimes in tears over this.

Miscegenation means the mixing of different races by marriage, shacking up, and/or having light skinned babies.

But what kind of light skinned babies?

Native American + Black American? ….. nah. nobody cares.

Asian American + Black or Native American?…….nah. not a big deal.

Mexican American + Black, Native, or Asian American? ……..nope. Everybody is brown.

South Americans + Mexican, Native, Black, Asian, or African? ………move along folks. Nothing to see here.

White American + any Brown person? OH! We have a WINNER! This is what they go to bed mad about!

The Bible

The Bible says nothing one way or the other about different color skin people getting married. It does discourage the Jews from mixing with non Jews. And it does speak of not mixing with unbelievers. It does not exclusively say “A White person cannot marry a Black person”. There was no such thing as white and black during the writing of the Bible. It was Jew, Non Jew, Semite, Non Semine, Gentile, Non Gentile, and so on. I challenge anybody to show me the term ‘African American’ in the Bible.

Moses married an African woman Zipporah.

Ruth was black and her husband was Jewish.

Several women in the Bible who were not Jewish married Jewish people.

Jewish men in the Bible married everybody they wanted to.

The list is vast of people doing what they want in that Bible.

 

The Questions are

If a law had to be implemented in 1694, before the constitution was even written, then it stands to reason that a bunch of somebodies tried this very thing or actually followed through with it. Otherwise why was the law written?

For over 300 years the laws had to be written, re-written, stiffened and strict only to be repeatedly broken and challenged. People were killed, locked up, fined, kids removed, beaten, bruised, and went missing because of this law.

Several people challenged and won. Here are 2 famous cases.

1882 Pace Vs. Alabama. He was black and she was white

1967 Loving Vs. Virginia. He was white and she was black

 

This law was broken by several people every single day from when it was implemented in 1694 through 2000 when the law was finally dismantled. But guess what? People are still doing it!

Notable dates for public challenges to the law where somebody won are as follows:

1691

1780

1804 – That whole Thomas Jefferson fiasco with the ‘help’. Nobody challenged him because he was the President.

1843

1871

1883

1912

1922

1928

 1964

1967

2000

Why do people keep breaking and challenging these laws?

  1. Because the law was stupid in the first place?
  2. Because the color of skin should not determine who or how much you love somebody?
  3. Because a trust was built up between two human beings who lived in the same area?
  4. Because companionship was needed between two individuals?
  5. Because people want to love each other no matter what even if its breaking an antiquated law?

What has history proven for these kinds of laws?

History has proven that law or no law humanity always prevails with two things:

Love

and

Hate

This law proved that both still exists with or without it.

 

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March 21, 2017 · 8:00 am

Open Discussion: God Woke Me Up This Morning! Somebody Didn’t Get UP!

Problems with the Black Church exposed.

God Woke Me Up This Morning! Somebody Didn’t Get UP!

This is clearly based on fear designed by the black church to hold members in a mental state of I’d better get right or one day God will hate me enough to not wake me up.

Does this mean that God is now playing favorites?

The ones he likes gets to wake up while those fallen from grace die?

I guess God hates my grandparents.

How did this not make someone a horrible person for stating that God has exalted him or herself in favor gloating that someone else failed short of one breath forever?

Some take this statement to mean another chance to act right just in case they failed the previous day in pleasing God. If you don’t know what you did to upset God yesterday then how will you correct the mistake today?

Everybody dies. At some point the person who said this will die. By this logic this can only mean that God will hate them enough some day to not wake them up and someone else will be yelling “God woke me up! Somebody else didn’t wake up!” And it will be you. One day.

Any body in reasonable good health who hasn’t upset a drug dealer, the mafia or offended an Ex in the last couple of weeks has a high percentage chance of waking up. To yell the obvious every single morning and twice as loud on Sunday morning is not only illogical but obnoxious as well as a waste of time.

By this logic if a child dies will YOU still be happy that YOU woke up and the child didn’t? Is the child’s bad fortune enough for you to give this praise, “I woke up and somebody didn’t!”  If someone has a relative die recently, like today, and someone is yelling this whole statement it can be very offensive.

Even though you woke up this morning whose to say a mack truck, bus, or piano won’t hit you and kill you later today?

Atheists wake up too and they don’t believe in God. So who woke them up? And the atheists do not go around announcing that they woke up because its pretty obvious because you’ll see them walking around.

Before the Bible was written we had Zeus, Zoestra, Mithras, The Titans and so on….. I’ve never heard any history lesson where somebody in 443 B.C. yells out “Zeus woke me up! The Titans woke me up!” Zoster, Inki, The Sumerians or anybody else woke me up. Why do it now?

What purpose does it serve other than to put fear into others that they may not wake up because God didn’t see them worthy?

Important note: If the whole idea of church and the end result is to be with God then the person who didn’t wake up is in his presence while you are not. So who actually won? Think about it.

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January 30, 2017 · 8:00 am

How many Africans in Africa go around calling themselves American African?

The one word answer to this question is NONE!

I have never seen on any news, African job application or African birth certificate anybody marking or writing in “American African”. Because its stupid and they know it.

I’ve spoken with 4 Africans and they stated that they do not understand why black people in America call themselves African Americans. One actually said its insulting because people here know nothing about Africa. Especially the fact that Africa is a continent and not a country. Africa has more than 56 countries inside of it.

Question #2. The Back to Africa Movement

Africans have heard by now that black people in America want to come back to Africa or connect with the “motherland” from where we were forcefully removed.

Has anybody from Africa or a group of Africans shown up on the coast of North Carolina in a boat, submarine, paddle boat, steam boat, speed boat, SS Minnow, cruise ship, row-boat, canoe, kayak, cargo ship, barge, raft, Titanic, or any floating device of any sort yelling “Hey distant cousins! We’re here to take you back with us!” and then wave a white flag and yell “Get on the boat! Plenty of room!” (rescue mission?)

Have any Africans set up a go fund me account stating that they heard on CNN that we want to come back to Africa so they can rent a jet liner, space ship, helicopter, small plane, hot air balloon, jet packs, floating shoes or any air travel that would get us back to Africa?

The answer is NONE! And we all know, that the Africans know, that we are missing from Africa and have been for a while. Like over 4 centuries!

So the question is if Africans know we want to come back to Africa why are they not helping?

And when we get back to Africa will we call ourselves “American African”?

And why would you want to go to a place where they know full well you’ve been kidnapped, they know full well your location, and they are not helping you to get back home?

And when you get back to Africa which country are you going to live in on the continent? There’s over 56 to choose from, and furthermore what are you going to do when you get to Africa?

Just some things to think about.

 

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January 18, 2017 · 8:00 am

Why Black People Need To Quit Marching And Start Addressing The Real Problem

This is not the 60’s. Marching is outdated and antiquated.

Marching is great exercise but it is not addressing the real problems with black people vs black people and black people vs everybody else.

What is the real problem?

There are several

  1. Unaddressed mental illness
  2. Behavior condoned by the family
  3. Blaming others for situations that could have been avoided had problems 1 and 2 been acknowledged

True story with rhyming names so I won’t get sued.

Feleesia suffers from paranoid delusions and prescription drug abuse. She thinks everybody is watching her when she’s sober and starts fights with police and local drug dealers when she’s high. She puts everyone at risk around her with flying bullets from the drug dealers and their drive bys.

Her family, 1. blames the police and 2.  acknowledges she has a problem but say they are “protecting her and won’t let anyone hurt her” It doesn’t matter who she hurts with her actions as long as she is not hurt. She’s in and out of jail.  Her parents are in and out of jail and half way houses. Her children are in and out of DFCS and jail and have repeated the same grade twice.

The County Judge sees her every week in handcuffs for petty crimes and knows there is a mental illness. He stated that a family member is the only one allowed to turn her in for mental illness evaluation or she has to turn herself in. Everybody else has to pay for a lawyer and present a case to the judge before she’s even considered for any mental health check up. She and her family don’t think there is a problem because jail, crime, DFCS and court are a part of their everyday life. Therefore the mental illness for Feleesia remains unchecked. The behavior is condoned.

Final result. Feleesia got high, challenged the police, they shot and killed her. Now the Black Lives Matter Movement is all upset with the police and her family is ready to sue the County. Not because she’s dead but because they think they’ll get some money.

Who is to blame for Feleesia? Does the Black Lives Matter people take time to look at the background and what led to the shooting before protesting? Are the police to blame for Feleesia’s unchecked mental illness, abuse of prescription drugs and crime sprees? Is marching really going to help anything?

I think not. Put the blame where it lies. Her family should have sought help before she was killed and not cry afterwards mad at the police.

There are thousands of Feleesia’s in the black community and thousands of black males with unchecked mental illness. The families condone the behavior and allow the mental illness to continue because “That’s my baby!”

Address the mental illness! It won’t stop 100% of the problems but it will make a significant impact in the black community when people are mentally stable.

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January 7, 2017 · 8:00 am

Mentally Ill Black Men Being Shot By Police. Why?

I just learned that people are being told:

1.       Black people do not and cannot suffer from depression

2.       Black people do not and cannot have mental problems

3.       People are being taught that mental illness and depression are exclusive to white people

So IF black people cannot suffer any mental illness whatsoever THEN this means all black people are 100% sane individuals. (That is quite a stretch don’t you think)

When I heard this I was shocked. I was in disbelief. I am saddened that people actually believe something as ludicrous as this.

Who would believe like this?!?!?! Apparently a lot of people.

Is this the reason why when a white person kills everybody in a movie theatre he’s taken alive because of mental illness?

Is the is the reason when a black man, who has mental illness and cannot follow police orders because of the mental illness, is shot and killed for jumping naked out of a window?

Is this the reason why police officers get away with murder 99% of the time?

Is this why when a black person who may be having a violent fit from mental illness is shot and the police find out after the fact that he/she was suffering from a mental illness episode?

All because of a ridiculous belief that black people cannot suffer from any mental illness?

Question: Where did this idea come from?

Answer: The 1960’s. There was a book written for counselors (keep in mind there were no black therapists in the 1960’s) that clearly stated that only white people suffered mental illness and should be seen for any mental help. It also clearly stated that Black men and Women were not smart enough or had enough brain power to suffer any mental illness.

This incorrect belief has been taught and retaught for generations and now we are operating on a lie that is seen as being the truth.

There is not one book in particular that blatantly states this. There are several that blatantly state this. As a nation we need to change this belief and remove the offensive words from these books. 

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October 14, 2016 · 8:00 am

The Stupidity Of The Term African American. Round 2!

The Rumble Continues!!

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Over the term African American!!

I have a United States Government issued Passport that says United States of AMERICA!

passport

It does not say United States of African American!

I truly hate that label.

Some people were offended at my original post on this term and all I can say is: Yall missed the point!

I refuse to be labeled African American. The term African American will not be used on this site by me. And on any job application I fill out I scratch out the word African and circle the word American as my passport correctly suggests. And no where on my birth certificate does it say African American.

Africa was not called Africa until somewhere around 262 BCE. A Roman explorer went the land of KEMET and renamed it Africa after himself.

Italian General Scipio Africanus clearly saw that people were living happily on the Serengeti and calling themselves something else and he took it upon himself to rename the whole thing Africa, after himself, citing that he discovered it. It didn’t matter that people were already there.

Sound familiar?

Amerigo Vespucci discovered the main land in the west and called it America while Christopher Columbus gets all the credit and Amerigo is left in the cold.

Other names for Africa before it was called Africa were:

Corphype

Olympia

Egupe

Hesperia

Ortegia

Tamarie

Sudan

And Ethopia

All the more reason why  African American makes no sense!

They were not calling themselves African.

The title should be Kemet American, or Hesperia American and so on.

Why did Sipio Africanus change the history of the continent?

From what I could find in my research.

He felt like it. Knew he could do it without any opposition. And did what he chose.

So does the term African American fit?

No. Its not even the original name of the continent. Plus, Jesse Jackson pushed this agenda to further separate black people from the rest of the country and keep in line with his perfect world of a Bi-Polar segregated racists America.

This label of African American is all his doing!

Stop giving into Jesse Jackson! He, and he alone, has done the most damage to America with the target audience of damaging black people the most!

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October 2, 2016 · 8:00 am

Black People In The Bible Genesis 4:15 and Genesis 9:24

After 10 years of studying this very subject and talking to all kinds of Christians I found out that there are two verses believed to introduce black people in the Bible

#1. Genesis 4:15 – And the Lord said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.

It is assumed by many Christians that the mark placed on Cain by God was black skin. Although, nothing in this verse alludes to that theory in any way, shape form or fashion.

#2. Genesis 9:24 ……So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. 25 Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brethren.” This was also the verse used to justify American slavery using Africans.

It is assumed by many Christians that Canaan was turned into a slave and physically changed from being an Olive Colored Jewish person with straight hair, light-colored eyes type B negative blood type into a Black person with an afro, full lips, and dark eyes with an O positive blood type as punishment. And this transformation happened immediately.

That’s quite a metamorphosis to take place in the span of 60 seconds. It would also be considered a true miracle of science for one’s DNA to completely flip inside and change the genetics to the point of a brand new outward appearance to be the opposite of what it was before.

Imagine what Noah and his family thought upon watching this happen to Canaan first hand. I must have been on the level of Michael Jackson’s Thriller when he turned into the were wolf in front of that whiny girl. After Noah and the families initial shock and surprise at Canaan’s new condition they were like “Hey look! Canaan’s turned into a black guy! What a fine looking Negro!” Pretty wild theory huh?

And I’m not even going to ask if nobody had ever seen a black person before then how did they know to call him a black person if black people didn’t exist and he’s the first then how do they know? I’m not going to ask!

(Even though Ham, Canaan’s father, was the one who saw Noah naked, Canaan was the one who was cursed and he wasn’t even there when Ham saw him. Ham should have been cursed, yet, very few people question this phenomenon or even worry about it. But they worry about Canaan’s immediate metamorphosis into a black dude.) I’m not going to ask about that either!

Just so we’re all on the same page it is physically, genetically, medically and scientifically impossible for a Jewish person to turn into a Black person in less than one minute! And B- blood type cannot coincide with O+ blood types because of the antibodies and antigens. Which is why O+ is an international blood donor and B- is not.

It is incorrect to take these two Bible verses and conclude that Black people derived from these not positive incidents.

Other Marks On Hands and Heads In The Bible That Did Not Produce Black People as Genesis 4:15 and 9:24 did

Exodus 28:38 So it shall be on Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things which the children of Israel hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.

Ezekiel 9:4 – … “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”

Revelation 13:16…. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,

Revelation 14:1 ……Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.

Revelation 14:9…Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,

Revelation 17:5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Revelation 20:4…Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Revelation 22:4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.

Questions anyone? I have several.

If black people were generated in Genesis 4:15 with Cain acting a fool with killing folks then where did this second set of black folks come from with the whole Noah situation in Genesis 9:24?

If black people were produced in Genesis 9:24 and not in Genesis 4:15 then what was going on with Cain before he went to the Land of Nod when he supposedly turned into a black guy? Did he turn Asian or Peruvian or something?

There’s plenty of marks on foreheads and hands in the Bible that did not generate or produce black people so why are Genesis 4:15 and 9:24 viewed as the catalyst for black people when so many other verses are available?

Last question?-> And this makes sense to who?

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September 30, 2016 · 8:00 am

The Ku Klux Klan can and should be legalized

Here is how it should be done.

It should be a Federal Group.

Meaning the official application for the KKK should go through the Federal Government with an application fee of $100 cash for processing, filing, and placing the name on the official Klan register. Application fee is non refundable. All applications will be accepted as long as the $100 cash is paid. Then the applicant will proceed with the interview process.

The applicant must be 18 years old before the application will be considered.

The interview process must prove that you are white and you are Christian.

Proving you are White

A. The potential applicant must list his/her heritage going back 10 generations. Every name must be listed or the application will be denied. Fabricated names result in automatic denial.

Names and ethnicities of maternal and paternal grandparents only. If a country of Origin can be named it will help.

B. Once the genealogy chart has been turned in he/she must participate in 4 separate DNA tests confirming that all forefathers and great mothers were from a White country or a country that is 99% White. The official country list guideline will include the following White countries:

  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Scandinavia
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Northern Russia
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Denmark

Countries that do not count as White

Germany, UK and Ireland, Poland, France, Romania, Italy, Canada and Ukraine cannot count as white because of the high African, Asian, and Jewish population (more than 5%). Canada has the First People’s (Natives), Africans, and Black Americans. The potential for pure whiteness in these countries will be diminished.

If the DNA test shows any other country than the ones listed above then the KKK membership will be automatically denied. Once the membership is denied the potential applicant will be sent a letter stating that he/she is not white, the reasons why, and their name placed on a list of non whites who applied to the Klan.

Proving you are a Christian

a. A multiple choice Bible test will be given with 200 questions from the Old and New Testament. True and false and choose the right answer. 185 questions must be answered correctly or your application will be denied.

b. A 300 word essay must be written on why you feel you are a good White Christian as opposed to some other Christian.

c. A face to face interview will be held with the administrative assistant to the group where you will state what you will contribute to America as the DNA proven superior white race.

Certificate

Once all tests are completed and essays approved the applicant will be rewarded a certificate. Their names will be placed on an official registry along with the copy of the certificate and a monogrammed Confederate Flag with your name will be handed to you as a free gift. You will also receive a discount Wal-Mart purchase towards a rifle.

(not everyone who has a confederate flag is Klan, however, all Klan seem to have a confederate flag)

Dues

Your tax-deductible monthly dues of $20, or annual dues of $216 (10% discount for paying up front) will be required to retain the membership and certificate status. If you do not pay your dues by December 31st of each year you will be asked to return your certificate and your confederate flag as a reprimand for disrespect. You can keep your gun.

Meetings

Required monthly meetings and one required annual convention with a documented check in will be required to keep membership and certificate status. You must bring your certificate and confederate flag to the annual convention.

Where is the logic in this?

None. Just like the hate group. But if the government knew that they could make money off of this they most certainly would. This would be the first step in many steps to getting started.

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June 27, 2016 · 8:00 am

Jesse Jackson’s Role In The Death Of Martin Luther King

April 3, 1968 Jackson stands with King on the balcony.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              April 4, 1968 Jackson is not on this balcony at all.

April 4 1968 FBI Agent holding KingApril 3 1968 King and Jackson

 

 

 

 

Jesse Jackson’s Role In The Death Of Martin Luther King

Simply put, he didn’t have one. He had absolutely nothing to do with King’s assassination in any way, shape, form, or fashion. Nothing.

Jesse Jackson was hiding behind an above ground swimming pool several feet away from where Martin Luther King was assassinated. He cut himself running from the sound of gun shots and used his turtleneck to wipe his own blood. He blatantly walked on to the balcony and collected King’s blood to add to his turtleneck as Andrew Young stated several times.

Later, he would take the opportunity to jump in front of cameras claiming that King died in his hands on the balcony.

Like they say in Georgia. A lie don’t care who tell it!  Mr. Jackson sure does fit that phrase.

Proven Undisputable Facts:

Fact: Jackson was relatively new in King’s movement and had not known him that long personally.

Fact: King had stated he received bad vibes from the new comer Jackson.

Fact: Jackson did not get along with King that well, yet, King had enough grace about himself to let it slide and distance himself from Jackson.

Fact: On the Balcony were Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy, Hosea Williams, Henry Groskinsky (photographer), and Ben Branch (musician ), Army Veteran Marrell McCollugh (The man holding King’s head while he died).

Fact: Over 10 people witnessed Jackson hiding and running out from behind a raised pool and heard him say “Don’t you talk to the press, whatever you do.”

Fact: He went to Theology school and failed so bad he dropped out. After he dropped out he referred to himself as a Reverend with no credentials to back it up.

April 5, 1968:

Jackson appears on the NBC Today Show still in the blood stained shirt. The lies continue on television and he proclaims himself some sort of a national black leader. Since April 5, 1968 Jackson has used Martin Luther King’s good name for his own gain and profit, to manipulate emotions of the less intelligent, to make himself a millionaire, to rob people of religious beliefs and money, and has used false charisma to keep the charade going forever.

Jesse Ousted:

He’s been ousted 100 times over and does not care. Why doesn’t he care? Because he has tricked and duped so many people into believing that the ‘ousters’ are nothing more than jealous lying trouble makers. He’s always the victim to feel sorry for. Right? The more he’s ousted the more he can cry victim.

The most popular ousters are listed below:

“Shakedown” exposing the real Jesse Jackson Author Kenneth R. Timmerman

“Unmasking Jessie Jackson” Angela Parker, Chicago Tribune, 1971

“Jesse Jackson. The Man The Myth The Movement” America’s David by Barbara Reynolds

http://www.famouspictures.org/martin-luther-king-jr-killed/

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/list-people-lorraine-motel-martin-luther-king-jr-104452.html

http://www.wnd.com/2002/03/13339/

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=687

http://www.emeraldcityjournal.com/2011/04/jesse-jackson-the-death-of-mlk/

Truth Tellers Harassed Out Of Town:

The people above were harassed and threatened by Jesse Jackson lovers who #1. Know the truth and refuse to admit it #2. Don’t know the truth and #3. Actually believe he’s a real Reverened and an honest guy sent from God.

They do not know the level of what kind of fraudulent manipulative liar he truly is.

Traits Of Sociopaths: The first move is to have a sob story to hook the victim.

Opportunistuses any tragic or misfortune of another person to promote or propel him/herself into the spotlight and make it all about them.

Pathological liarOnce the spotlight has been obtained and a captive emotional audience is present every word he/she speaks will be seen as the truth because people need something to believe in after their hope has been taken away.

Charismaticappearances are everything. Sociopaths appear how they must appear to fit the circumstance and keep him/herself in the lured victims sight. Jackson requested a limo to take him to NBC while still wearing the same bloody shirt from the day before. Then put on a dog and pony show for the viewers and right after that all endorsements rolled in like a tidal wave.

Arrogance Self serving. Self centered. And anyone who gets in the way or disagrees with my greatness shall be excluded and shamed for not recognizing my greatness. No one is better than me and my followers are beneath me where they should be.

Thrives On Negative SituationsSociopaths like this thrive on anything going wrong. If they can’t find a bad situation they create one themselves. Bad situations gives them a chance to step in and be the hero for a never ending source of narcissistic supply which Jesse achieves from his followers. When the supply runs out, so does he and he finds new victims.

Why Are People Still Supporting This Man Who Is Clearly A Fraud?

#1. They cannot bring themselves to listen to or believe the truth about the dark deeds he’s done.

#2. He claims to be a Reverend. In the black community Reverend’s and Pastors are people of power and if you say you love the Lord. You’re in. Jesse knew this and used it to his advantage to rob blind followers using their faith.

#3. His followers have not heard the full story and are doing what they’re parents told them to do.

#4. Some black people honestly feel there needs to be a black leader for them. Jesse says he’s it so they do what he says without question.

#5. Jesse talks a good game, is very convincing, and knows how to manipulate others and cry on que to get an emotional response and keep them hooked emotionally.

What about the good stuff Jesse did like the non profit PUSH, Rainbow Coalition, and helping free prisoners over seas, and speaking out a Jena, and helping President Carter and Clinton, and all of the wonderful things he did for the country?

Jesse likes to highlight his good deeds and receive praise and hide the evil dark deeds in the closet. Every sociopath does this. It’s the “Look at me the good guy” routine.

For every good deed you see him do there’s 10 more bad deeds that outweigh those.

So the question is do we continue to oust him when all he’ll do it use it to his advantage for further emotional manipulation?

Or continue to praise him and stroke an already out of control ego?

Either way he’s going to rot in hell with his self-made solid gold halo that his followers worship.

 

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February 3, 2016 · 9:00 am

Egyptian Pharoe Ramses IV and Colonization of The Americas and The Olmec Heads

Olmec HeadBack of Olmec HeadOlmec Civilization Heads

4 to 11 Feet Tall

6 to 50 Tons In Weight

Locations: Veracruz, Tobassco, and LaCobata Mexico and Retalhuleu Guatamala

Front of the Statue has African Features. Back of the Statues detail thick braided hair.

Why are these statues here?

Part 1 – The Journey

Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses I (1292 – 1294 BC) wanted to send 60 boats of explorers from the shores of Africa across the waters to see what was there. He did not accomplish his goal in his lifetime. His sons, and grandsons, tried to fulfill his idea and the son of Ramses IV succeeded.

Part 2 – The Settlement

Usermaatre-sekheperenre AKA Ramses V (1145-1137 BC) sent the 60 boats of men across the Ocean. A few men came back over a decade later with a map of the new lands discovered.

They reported that Africans were already on the new land and had been for thousands of years. They also reported white skinned people with long beards and blue eyes.

The men that did not return settled, married and had families with the natives and Africans that were already on the new land. Drumming, hair braiding, and African culture and food were well established before Pharaohs men arrived.

Part 3 – The Heads

Huge African Heads in the South American Jungle date back to 1150-950 BC. There are no other heads like this on earth or that weigh as much as these. The heads are in accord with the timeline of Pharaohs men arriving on the new land. Does one have to do with the other? Or were the heads constructed by the natives in the likeness of Pharoes men? Or were the heads constructed in the likeness of the natives who greeted them? Or were they tributes or honor to a god? Nobody knows.

Part 4 – The Olmec Civilization (1500 – 2500 BC)

This civilization and the heads developed after Pharoes men reached the coast and settled in with the natives. The Mayans and Aztecs took many of the Olmec customs, culture, laws, cultivating and physical features. Many today believe that the descendants of the Olmecs still live in the Vera Cruz, Tobassco, and Mexico City Area. As well as the descendants of the Inca, Maya, and those in the Andes Mountains.

Part 5 – The Rediscovery Of The Heads

The locals knew about the heads but archeologists didn’t. After the fall of the Olmecs the earth over grew the heads. The hidden heads were rediscovered in the 1800’s by Archeologists. After digging them up they were baffled.

They could not believe that Africans were capable of building any boats and could not fare well enough on the Ocean for any transatlantic travel. These archeologists believed that only Europeans could build boats and sail across and Oceans.

The obvious African features such as full lips, flat nose, almond eyes, braided hair on the back of the statue, and African helmet were denied by the archeologists as not being African.

Their conclusion was that the tools used to chisel the heads were not sharp enough to narrow the nose or the lips or they ran out of time to finish the heads. There was no conclusion for the braided hair. They officially stated that these statues were not built by the natives or Africans but someone else who no longer exists.

Part 6 – The other descendants

Africans and Europeans were already in North and South America and had been for over 7000 years before Pharos men found them. They had spread As far north as modern Canada and as far south as the southern tip of modern-day Argentina. They had traveled around the world in boats across the Pacific from modern-day Wisconsin to the modern-day Philippines for trading copper. And had traveled to China and Japan from the California Coast. (archeologist debate or refuse this information even though its documented and evidence is overwhelming in these areas)

Part 7 – The Continuing Debate

Scholars and Archeologists debate on whether or not:

Africans could have sailed across the Ocean

If anybody could have come before Christopher Columbus

That the statues were built by Africans when there was one continent and after Pangaea they couldn’t reach the heads to finish the bodies

No Africans were there but the natives made up a god to worship and decided the god looked like this

Ancient Europeans built the heads as a landmark to find their way back to the Ocean

And many many more debates all centered around Africans or no Africans, Europeans or no Europeans, gods or no gods, Natives building them or not building them, and Africans in boats or no Africans in boats

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February 2, 2016 · 2:30 pm

Black History Fact: 1780 Slave woman Mum Bett uses US Constitution to win her freedom

Mum Bett

Mum Bett sued her slave owner. She won and was freed.

Hired a lawyer and sued her slave owner using her Constitutional rights and won

Massachusetts constitution, Article 1 leads to Court case Brom and Bett v. Ashley

Slave woman Elizabeth ( known as Mum Bett) Freeman could not read or write but found a lawyer to represent her and sue her master for freedom after hearing The Constitution read aloud.

“All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness”

Elizabeth did the following because she wanted freedom:

  • Found a lawyer Theodore Sedgewick to take her case.
  • Received a deep cut on her arm defending her daughter Betsy from the slave owners wife who had a knife.
  • Filed against her slave owner John Ashley.
  • Won her case. Was paid a reparation.
  • Her daughter remained a slave for a short time but Elizabeth was free.

She was the first slave to be set free under the United States Constitution.

Her case helped Massachusetts to end slavery in that state in the same year. Her daughter Betsy was set free later that year.

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February 1, 2016 · 8:08 am

European Slave Licking And Hypertension In The Hood

salty slaves

Why hypertension is rampant in the black community?

I know what you’re thinking. Fat Back. Hog Malls. Pork. Potato chips. Funyuns and stuff. Salted Collard Greens. Fried anything. Reused grease in a Crisco can. All with a biggo glass of Kool-Aid! That’s actually 1% of the problem. Those things are not the cause. They also do not help. The real problem goes back to Africa.

Europeans Licked African Slaves

Not licks as in birthday licks. Licks as in Europeans stuck their tongues out of their mouths and licked the Africans face, neck, forehead, or chin leaving a wet wad of spit dripping down the African’s face. Disgusting. The reason for this was to test the salt content of the potential slave.

The slaves with lower salt content perished during the ocean crossing. Before they loaded the boat they potential merchandise with low salt content were sent home after a good licking. The higher salt content individuals were immediately loaded on to the boat. They survived the journey across the ocean.

What does this have to do with anything?

Salted Slaves that arrived in moderate health were incorporated into the plantations. To keep his slave healthy the owner continued to fill him with salt. Fast forward 300+ years and you have a society of slave descendants with uncontrolled hypertension.

Is black hypertension the slave owners fault?

Look at the facts. The high salt content existed before they were caught, licked, and loaded. Therefore, it would stand to reason that salt, health and diet were already a factor before a captor and a boat showed up with their tongues out.

What’s the solution?

High salt content was obviously a factor in Africa long before the slave traders arrived. A reasonable conclusion would be that its ingrained in the dna structure. If that conclusion is correct then hypertension would be a matter of a preconditioned disease that is hereditary.  This does not mean it cannot be controlled or monitored, however, due to genetics and lifestyle it’s certainly unavoidable in todays salty descendants that were forced on to a boat ride.

Salt in the black community

The hood does not have farmers markets, commercial grocery stores like Kroger, or small farms or greenhouses available for fresh fruits or vegetables to diffuse the salt. Bottled water is hard to find too. The hood has convenient stores on every corner interchanged with a liquor store. The convenient store has what? Salted snacks, sugary snacks, soft drinks, wretched hot dogs in a warmer, sorry pretzels and exactly 2 bottles of water that cost more than the soft drinks.

So if you are hungry in the hood and the nearest real grocery store is 15 miles away what is your option? The answer is to go to the convenient store and fill up on salty snacks. Therefore, aiding in the predisposed condition of hypertension.

 

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December 17, 2015 · 11:27 am

Are Rap Lyrics to Blame for black violence and over-promotion of the infamous N word?

Rap music has been under fire for decades over degrading women of all types, over use of the N word, and promoting violence in the black community and indirectly blamed for high arrests. Lets take a look at song lyrics by Dr. Dre and a song by Soulja Boy as an example and see if these accusations against Rap music hold water.

Dr. Dre song lyricsSoulja Boy Song Lyrics

Hmmmmmmm……….

Based on these small samples here women are not placed in a positive light or respected. Weapons, drugs, and a play on the emotion of jealousy appears to be present. Dare I mention their other songs such as “Booty Meat” and “Ghetto Fabulous”? No I won’t because they are actually worse than this.

Dissecting the problem with Rap Music in the Black Community

There’s a lot to be said.

#1. Money to be made

Rappers and music industry are in business to make money. They don’t care who they hurt, how many people get killed, go to jail, or how many women are disrespected, or how many 5 year olds recite their lyrics in the kindergarten bus about B’s, hoes, wasting somebody or smoking marijuana or F the police. As long as they get paid for the music and have a nice car to showboat in Hollywood its all good to them.

Short and simple. If people stop buying rap music, then they would not have a business. However, is Rap Music to blame for the violence, disrespect of women and the overuse of the N word in the Black Community?

#2. Target audience

In Marketing it is stressed to Know Your Audience. You would not market to an area with a demographic that is less likely to buy your product. To ensure your product sells you have to know whose going to buy it. Rap Music is purchased by young white boys, then black boys, and last females. This is a given statistic fact that can be researched and verified.

This poses a problem. If young white boys are purchasing the music then why are they not killing each other after listening to these lyrics? Yet, the other groups seem to take it to heart. So if it’s the lyrics by themselves causing the behavior this is a failed argument based on the target audience.

#3. Environmental – The Hood

I live in The Hood. Children as young as 4 and 5 walk around here and go to school singing these exact Dr. Dre and Soulja Boy lyrics I showed you above. Imagine those words above coming out of an innocent child’s mouth who has no idea what these things mean. The parents play the music around the child thinking it has no effect. The child grows up in that environment. Sometimes Rap is the only music the child is exposed to. It becomes common place and nothing is thought about it.

Across the street from me the elementary school kids get off the school bus calling each other the N word. Kindergartners!  These high school girls dress scantily after school to immolate the girls in the rap videos while the high school boys rap these lyrics above to the girls. The girls giggle and like it. To them being called the B word is a compliment. The environment from children through teenagers has conditioned them to think this is normal or perfectly fine to speak, dress and behave this way.

Am I saying everyone in the hood acts like this? No. But a good majority in the hood do. Back to the question. Are the rap lyrics themselves causing these kids to behave this way? The lyrics are not stating how to dress. Which means they have visual to go along with it.

#4. Parental Involvement

I’m a parent.  At age seven my kid was Daft Punk and Lenny Kravitz. He was one of the few black boys in the hood who liked jazz and classical music instead of rap. He heard the rap songs when his friends played it at their house but never really cared for it. Was it because I didn’t play it around him? Possibly. Or it just wasn’t in him to begin with. That’s another possibility.

I often ask myself two questions, “Why would a parent play this kind of music around a baby or child that can repeat what he or she hears?” and “When these kids are at school repeating these rap lyrics and the teachers hear them why are they not saying anything to the parents?”

The only answer I can come up with is the parents are not as involved as they should be with what their kids are listening to and when the school addresses anything with the parents I’m sure it turns into a fight. Therefore, the environment plays a large role again.

#5. Self Reflection

What are the young black girls hearing when they listen to these lyrics. They are hearing that “I should dress like a skank and shake my butt or a guy won’t like me”. What are the young black boys hearing? They are hearing that “women are here for sport, I have to carry a gun, sell or do drugs, and I need to break the law or I won’t get anywhere”. What are the children under ten years old hearing? They are hearing that “when I become a certain age this is what I must do in order to survive”. What are the parents hearing? Nothing. Because they are already conditioned to these thoughts.

What are young white kids hearing in rap music? They are hearing that “all black guys are thugs and all black women are good for is shaking her butt and likes to be called a hoe.”

#6. Conversation I had with a guy and a girl over rap music in a car

Me: Why do you listen to this crap?

Guy: What crap! This is my jam!

Me: He’s disrespecting women, talking about drug use and basically being a big jerk. You enjoy this?

Girl: You taking it personal. It’s just a song. Nobody takes this stuff to heart.

Me: So you don’t think these lyrics are seeping into young people’s minds and running in the background?

Girl: No! Anybody who thinks that is just stupid.

Me: What about the 5 year olds I heard repeating these lyrics.

Guy: That’s the parents fault. You can’t blame a kid whose parents don’t monitor him.

Girl: We’re big enough to know that these songs are just songs.

Me: So neither of you see any problem whatsoever with the messages that are being sent by these songs!

Both: No! People blow it out of proportion! They’re just songs.

Me: What about non black people who listen to these songs and think this is how black people are? Based on these songs.

Girl: They stupid!

The Question

Are Rap Lyrics to Blame for black violence and over-promotion of the infamous N word?

If it’s the lyrics alone causing the problem and other people who are not black are also listening to the music then the problem should be wide-spread and not contained to black people. That’s not happening, therefore it cannot be the lyrics.

Is it the videos? Non black people watch the rap videos and still, there is no widespread violence so it can’t be the videos.

Is it peer pressure? Since the friends are acting this way and listening to them music they listen to it too? Not likely. Non black people listen as well and don’t have the problem.

Is it the environment? If the household environment promotes this kind of energy and is encouraged by the legal guardians or parents then yes it is a possibility that it is the environment.

Is it the parents or the neighborhood they live in? Given the conversation I had with the two in the car who honestly felt that it’s just music and whoever takes this to heart is “stupid”, that raises several questions, issues, and flags. Rap music is played over seas and they look at black Americans in a different light than black Americans see themselves. Black America does not see this.

The parents listen to this music avidly around the children. To the kids its just background noise just like the two said in the car. What’s not being realized is that kids are impressionable. They take what they hear to heart. Uninformed parents or parents who are lacking in attention won’t know this.

If a child from the age of being able to speak starts to hear and repeat that they should carry guns, do drugs, shoot or kill anybody who gets in your way and girls are here for sport, and is conditioned to this thought pattern from birth; does this not sound like a set up?

The Rap Music Industry

They just want to make money. Whatever else happens is not their problem. As long as their pockets are lined and people buy their music the perceptions, the arguments, the anger, and the questions around their morality is a null and void subject.

Is Rap music a positive functional type of music with family values to hold to? Some people think so. But no, its a dysfunctional mess that was introduced into an already dysfunctional society and based on the samples above it can have an effect on the psyche.

At the same time nobody is forcing anyone to listen to it or not to listen to it. Rap music lyrics are not the problem by themselves. However, Rap music plus the hood is a bad combination. The proof is when 5 year olds are at the bus stop calling each other B’s and N’s thinking this is a normal way to address someone before school. Is it the 5 year olds fault?

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August 20, 2015 · 6:41 am

Black History Fact: Singing Negro Spirituals During Thunderstorms In The Dark For The Lord

Black Southerners, Southern Indiana, Southern Ohio, and Southern Illinois people born before 1975 know exactly what I’m talking about.

During a light sprinkle or thunderstorm all appliances including televisions, air conditioners, radios, fans, stoves, clocks, and in some cases refrigerators were turned off and disconnected for fear of the Lord.

Baby Boomers parents and grandparents were born in the late 1800’s through the 1940’s. They lived through the late 1970’s and mid 1980’s. More often than not they were born out in the country sides and back hills and migrated to the city. They were deeply rooted in religion. 

During a rain storm the household had to migrate to the living room and sit in the darkness and remain silent while the Lord does his work outside. Some families had no talking at all. Other families sung Negro Spirituals while it rained.

Also, no going to the bathroom or flushing a toilet. You had to hold it.

Some of you are saying to yourselves right now:

I have never heard of this before in my life!!!

Either you were born after 1975 or you are not a Black person, or both. Or your family did not come from the back hills or countryside or your family had the money to have a lightning rod or some form of grounding that country people couldn’t afford or didn’t know about.

List of popular Negro spirituals sung during a thunderstorm

The songs were not limited to this list and some songs are not on this list but these were the most popular if you had to sit through a thunderstorm in darkness. Every single verse was sung for each song. Disney’s “Its a Small World” and all of its million versus has nothing on this! If you ran out of songs for any reason you have to remain silent until it stops raining. Lyrics to these songs are at the bottom of this post.

Negro spiritual table

Question: What if I refused to comply or sing or sit in the dark and I defiantly flushed the toilet?

It would not be suggested that you do that. They were very influential with a stiff backhand and believed the Lord required this. The end result of you refusing to cooperate with this tradition would have resulted in a slap so hard that Linda Blair in movie  “Exorcist” head spinning around wouldn’t hold a candle to the RPM’s of yours. You will be dizzy with stars (temporary retinal dislocation after effect) after your hang time in the air. When you come back to your senses you will immediately conform to the Lord’s will without a sassy mouth.

 Question: What was the purpose of this?

 Afraid that the lightning would strike any running appliance, or water and burn the house down. Afraid that if lightning strikes the house then you’ve angered the Lord. Thus, the reason why you were to remain quiet or sing Negro Spirituals that is pleasing to the Lord.

Question: This is totally ridiculous you must be making this up

No. I am not. Some people still do this today. It’s rare but it happens. Todays houses and apartments are grounded and we don’t have worry as much about lightning strikes. Before 1885 electricity was rare. Those people born in 1885 through the early 1940’s lived in houses with electricity and no grounding. Lightning struck appliances all the time. The solution was to not give it a reason. So turn everything off and be quiet and the lightning strikes somebody else who left their radio on. If the lightning can’t see you, he can’t strike you. Kind of like hiding.

Question: I am black, born after 1975, lived in the south and I’ve never heard of this

You were in a nicer neighborhood, out of the country hillside. You were privileged enough to have a lightning rod or your family could afford grounding if they knew about it. Or grounding came with your house and you didn’t know about it. Most black people didn’t have that kind of money back in the early 1900’s through the 1940’s. They made do with what they knew.

Question: I’m white and my family did this so it’s not limited to blacks

There were plenty of other people including white people who lived in the black neighborhoods. Chances are they were just as poor and couldn’t afford the grounding on the house. Lightning struck white people too. But they didn’t sing Negro spirituals to ward it off. They probably ducked and ran away scared and more than likely cussed outloud. They were also allowed to talk and pee.

Question: What about flashlights and lanterns if you can’t have lights.

 You only light those if absolutely necessary. Otherwise you sat in the dark and stayed quiet with everybody else or led a Negro spiritual.

Question: You said people born after 1975 have never heard of this. Why wouldn’t they?

More than likely they did not experience this first hand. They would only know if someone told them about it.

The Baby Boomers (WW2 kids)  who are the children of the Silent Generation (The Depression and WW1 Babies) were more educated about thunderstorms and grounding. They put more emphases on protecting the house with the latest technology rather than singing Negro spirituals to ward off the lightning and please the Lord. Yet had to conform to the Silent Generation who wished to continue this behavior.

The Hippies, who are the kids of the Baby Boomers, were more educated than the Baby Boomers. Yet had to conform to the Silent Generation who was still living and wanting to sit in the dark.

Generation X, who are the children of the Baby Boomers, were still subjected to the few people alive from Silent Generation who made us sit in the dark during a thunderstorm. By 1975 the Silent Generation was either in a Nursing Home, dead, or the Baby Boomers no longer conformed to their parents and grandparents demands of the thunderstorm dark sitting.

Millineals who are the grand kids of Baby Boomers have no idea about turning off appliances and singing Negro Spirituals while the Lord does his work. Only a handful of the Silent Generation is left. (those born in the late 1930’s and a few still alive from the 1920’s) The Generation X’ers, who are the Millineals parents, aren’t having it. Singing Negro spirituals in the dark during a thunderstorm is a thing of the past.

 

Lyrics to Negro Spirituals Sung During Thunderstorms

Old Dan Tucker

I come to town de udder night,
I hear de noise den saw de fight,
De watchman was a runnin roun,
Cryin Old Dan Tucker’s come to town,
So get out de way! Get out de way! Get out de way!
Old Dan Tucker, Your too late to come to supper.

Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man,
Washed his face in a frying pan.
He combed his hair with a wagon wheel,
And died with a toothache in his heel.

 Get out of the way Old Dan Tucker,
It’s too late to get your supper.
Supper’s over and dinners cookin’,
Old Dan Tucker just stood there lookin’.

Old Dan Tucker rode into town,
Riding a billy goat, leading a hound.
Hound dog barked, and the billy goat jumped,
Old Dan Tucker landed on a stump.

Old Dan Tucker he went to the mill,
To get some meal to put in the swill;
The miller swore by the point of his knife
He never had seen such a man in his life.

Old Dan Tucker, he got drunk,
Fell in the fire, and kicked up a chunk.
Red hot coal popped in his shoe
Lord almighty, how the water flew!

Kumbayah

Kumbayah,myLord Kumbayah
Kumbayah,myLord Kumbayah
O Lord, kum ba yah
Someone’scrying,Lord
Kumbayah
Someone’s singing, Lord
Kumbayah
Someone’spraying,Lord Kum ba yah
O Lord, kum ba yah

 Pick a Bale a Cotton Pick A Bale a Day

Oh my soul, gonna pick a bale of cotton
Oh my soul, gonna pick a bale a day
Oh my soul, gonna pick a bale of cotton
Oh my soul, gonna pick a bale a day
Jump down spin around pick a bale of cotton
Jump down spin around pick a bale a day
Jump down spin around pick a bale of cotton
Jump down spin around pick a bale a day

 John Henry

Well John Henry
was a little baby Sittin’
on his daddy’s knee
He picked up a hammer
and a little piece of steel And cried,
“Hammer’s gonna be death of me,
Lord, Lord Hammer’s gonna be the death of me”

Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water,
wade in the water children.
Wade in the Water.
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Who are those children all dressed in Red?
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Must be the ones that Moses led.
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Wade in the Water,
wade in the water children.
Wade in the Water.
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Who are those children all dressed in White?
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Must be the ones of the Israelites.
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Wade in the Water,
wade in the water children.
Wade in the Water.
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Who are those children all dressed in Blue?
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Must be the ones that made it through.
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Wade in the Water,
wade in the water children.
Wade in the Water.
God’s gonna trouble the water.

 Old Black Joe

Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay,
Gone are my friends from the cotton fields away,
Gone from the earth to a better land I know,
I hear their gentle voices calling “Old Black Joe”.
I’m coming, I’m coming, for my head is bending low:
I hear those gentle voices calling, “Old Black Joe”.

Go down Moses

Go down Moses Way down in Egypt land
Tell ole Pharaoh To let my people go

 Mother, is master going to sell us tomorrow

Mother, is master going to sell us tomorrow
Yes, yes, yes! O, watch and pray
Going to sell us in Georgia?
Yes, yes, yes! O, watch and pray
Farewell; mother, I must lebe you
Yes, yes, yes! O, watch and pray
Mother don’t grieve after me
No, no, no!  O, watch and pray
Mother, I’ll meet you in heaven
Yes, my child! O, watch and pray

 Joshua fit de battle ob Jerico, Jerico, Jerico

Joshua fit de battle ob Jerico, Jerico, Jerico
Joshua fit de battle ob Jerico An’ de walls come tumblin’down.
You may talk about yo’ king ob Gideon
You may talk about yo’ man ob Saul
Dere’s none like good ole Joshua
At de battle ob Jerico

Pass Me Not

Pass me not, O gentle Savior Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling Do not pass me by
Savior, Savior Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling Do not pass me by
Let me at Thy throne of mercy Find a sweet relief
Kneeling there in deep contrition  Help my unbelief
Trusting only in Thy merit
Would I seek Thy face Heal my wounded,
broken spirit me by Thy grace
Thou the spring of all my comfort More than life to me
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in heav’n but Thee

Before I’d be a slave I’d be buried in my grave

Before I’d be a slave I’d be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord And be saved
And before I’ll be a slave,
I’ll be buried in my grave And go home to my Lord And be free
No more weepin’, no more weepin’ no more weepin’ over me!
And before I’ll be a slave,
I’ll be buried in my grave And go home to my Lord and be free.

Down By The Riverside

Oh, hallelujah to the lamb Down by the river
The Lord is on the giving hand Down by the riverside
Oh, we’ll wait ‘till Jesus comes Down by the river
Oh, we’ll wait ‘till Jesus comes Down by the riverside
Oh, we are pilgrims here below Down by the river
Oh, soon to glory we will go Down by the riverside
Oh, we’ll wait ‘till Jesus comes Down by the river Oh,
we’ll wait ‘till Jesus comes Down by the riverside

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home Swing low,
sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
I look over Jordan and what do I see
Comin’ for to carry me home
A band of angels comin’ after me
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home

Follow The Drinking Gourd

 Follow the drinking gourd
Follow the drinking gourd
For the old man is a waitin’
For to carry you to freedom
Follow the drinking gourd

When the sun comes up
And the first Quail calls
Follow the drinking gourd
For the old man is a waitin’
For to carry you to freedom
Follow the drinking gourd

Follow the drinking gourd
Follow the drinking gourd
For the old man is a waitin’
For to carry you to freedom
Follow the drinking gourd Chorus

The riverbank will make a mighty good road
The dead trees show you the way
Left foot, peg foot travelin’ on
Following the drinking gourd

The river ends between two hills
Follow the drinking gourd
There’s another river on the other side
Follow the drinking gourd

Follow the drinking gourd
Follow the drinking gourd
For the old man is a waitin’
For to carry you to freedom
Follow the drinking gourd

Question: They sung all these song just because it was raining?

Yes.

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August 17, 2015 · 9:40 am

Atlanta Georgia: 5 points Marta Station, Kenny’s Ally and the Slave Trade With Video

Before some of y’all get mad and start acting up just hear me out.

Go to Georgia State University History Department on the top floor and ask for the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps from 1884-1922.
Then go to the Atlanta Public Library to the reference section and the genealogy section and look at city maps from 1853, 1863, 1865, and 1870. All of what I am about to say can be researched, and verified by pulling maps, reading old newspapers, and doing your own research at libraries and reference tables.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

According to the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of 1884 the slave auction blocks were still in place in Kenny’s Ally and Forsyth and Alabama Streets. Also, slave drop offs, pickups, and selling points had not been removed in downtown Atlanta.

The Kenny’s ally auction block was located where the Welcome To Underground sign is now, next to the escalator goes down to the Underground Shops.

The 5 points block was located at Forsyth and Alabama Streets across from the 5 Points Marta Station. The blocks have been removed but the spaces where the blocks were is still empty today.

Google Maps

I used Google Maps as an overlay to the Sanborn maps to see which streets and railroad tracks are still in existence today. The railroad tracks that go under CNN, behind the old Atlanta Journal Constitution building and continues to The Underground are the same railroad tracks that carried carts full of slaves. The train route has not changed. They had a slave drop at Forsyth and Alabama Streets and at Kenny’s Alley.

Click on this link to see the slave store/slave holding pin on Atlanta’s Whitehall Street from 1863. The building in this picture is where slaves were held in pins and also auctioned before being transported to Kenny’s Ally or Forsyth Street. General Sherman burned
this and other buildings during his famous march on Atlanta.

http://www.mrlincolnandfreedom.org/photo_credits.asp?photoID=23&subjectID=2&ID=5

Garnett Street 1863

According to the 1863-64 maps Garnett Street and Whitehall Street intersected. The business district was at the corner of that intersection. After overlaying the maps again that intersection has been replaced with the Greyhound Bus Station and the Garnett Marta
Station today.

Click on this link to see the Sanborn maps. If the link does not work type in Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. After you get into the link you have to type in each street name, city, and sometimes the year in order to view the map.

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sanborn/?Welcome

Post Slave Meeting Spot. Alabama & Forsyth Streets

After slavery ex-slaves wanted to be united with their families. They decided that Alabama and Forsyth streets would be the official meeting place. According to the archives and the Atlanta History Center that corner has been the meeting place since the end of slavery.

That location is extremely close to where the original auction block was located. Today there is no auction block.

However, black people still stand there all day long waiting on family members, friends, or meet people. I have stood there too waiting on a ride after work but was not a part of the loitering crowd.

At Kenny’s Ally, Whitehall Street, and 5 Points there is no marker, no sign, and no post, stating the initial use of these areas. There is no marker near the Garnett Train station or anywhere around that area identifying where the slave holding house and auctions took
place. Many people have no idea how close they are to history and that they are standing on a hot history spot.

A history of a train stopping, people being pulled off in chains and shackles, and led straight to auction block and sold. Sometimes they were stripped naked, beaten and whipped, held in a pen, or in some cases killed in broad daylight if the ‘cargo’ did not cooperate during the auction.

The Marta

A train still stops there delivering black people from around the world to that spot. Its called MARTA.

5 Points Entertainment- Unofficial Gold Chain Franchises 

While researching this I had one question. For those same two questionable bad customer service gold chain selling reps. Who walk around with a shoe box with those weak, tired, sad, sorry, spray painted fake gold chains and cussed me out when I would not buy one. And to all the other colorful characters who stand there all day not catching the bus, not working, and just hanging
out bothering working people.

Do they have any idea or the slightest clue as to why they are standing in, or choosing, that particular location to wait for their friends and act up all day? Do they even know the history of that spot?

If they knew the background as to why they were standing there, would they still  cling to that corner?

Should the brown signs be placed in downtown Atlanta identifying where the auction blocks, slave holding, and original buildings were?

AJC.COM Video on 5 points Marta Station Slave Trade

http://www.ajc.com/videos/news/five-points-and-the-slave-auction-house/vCjmBN/

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Why Reparations Makes No Sense

Warning: Highly Controversial/Highly Debatable/Heated Subject

Slavery goes back before Biblical times and nowhere in the Bible did it say that anybody was black or from Africa.

The following people would and should receive a reparations slavery check.

1. Michelle Obama, her mother and daughters.

2. Descendants of Native Americans who were enslaved for a short while.

3. Descendants of White Slaves. This is different from indentured servants.
They were really slaves who were white people.

4. Free Blacks who came to the United States as Free Blacks and were never enslaved and
their descendants were not enslaved either. They would receive reparations just
because they are black. That’s not right now is it?

5. Any white person, who is a descendant of a black person, who was passing
for white and never told the family they were actually born a black slave who looks white.

6. Descendants of the Africans who actually made it back to Africa either on
their own or with help.

7. Black WWII soldiers who were descendants of slaves who had babies during the war with
women overseas. This would include all countries.

8. Entertainers and famous people like Stevie Wonder, Colin Powell, OJ Simpson,
Flava Flave etc…

9. Descendants of escaped Slaves who joined the Northwestern Indian Tribes.
Those tribes would receive a check.

10. Descendants of the Black Alaskan Highway Men who worked on the Alaska Highway.

11. Descendants of escaped slaves who made it to Canada.

12. If a slave was freed by papers or bought his own freedom then his descendants
should not receive a check. Because he was legally free. But will still get one
just because they are black. That’s not right now is it?

13. Asian people who were forced to be slaves for some reason or another during slavery.
This means Asian people should get a check.

14. Me and my whole family.

15. Ireland. The whole country. Because some where brought here as slaves and were sent back. They are due reparations checks.

16. Hawaiians. Captain Cook enslaved many or at least tried very hard to make them slaves. They are due a check just because of the attempt to be enslaved.

17. The IRISH were brought to the US and enslaved for about ten years. They would receive a check as well.

Good luck!!!

This information on this touchy subject was gathered from several sources, debates,
conversations, and heated discussions. Information was also found posted online,
in magazines, books, and from those who filed to receive reparations checks.

Information was also found from those who filed, against those, who filed to receive
the reparations checks.

Either the whole world receives a check or we drop the subject. It’s too much to sort out on who’s legitimately who.

Open discussion starts now:

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