Let’s Talk About Race

President Obama uses the N word talking about racism

Back in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama called for a “national dialogue on race”. [1] Since that time, on different occasions, President Obama will revisit “Let’s talk about race.” Then poof! The subject for discussion disappears.

“Let’s talk about race” re-appeared in tandem with the church shootings in South Carolina. The church shootings of June 17, 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, coincided with pressures for and against “fast track” authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. One Dylann Storm Roof is the alleged shooter. I still haven’t figured out the significance of “storm roof” in the name. However at least one web site, All News Pipeline, connects the demonic shootings with an attempt to divert attention from the controversy generated by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) deals. [2]

So President Obama obtained his “fast track” authority and coincidentally it is no longer time to have that “frank discussion about race.” It is almost like whenever the current President is under pressure it again becomes time to talk about race, no? Now it suddenly has become time to have a “frank discussion” about the Supreme Court instead, consequent to uproar about yesterday’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare).

New frontiers on the “let’s talk about race” evolving front include the concept of “micro-aggressions”. Microaggression is a recently coined term which some use to refer to unintended discrimination. [3] If you cross your knees wrong, for example, thereby sending a negative “body language” signal, that would be a micro-aggression.

Let’s talk about God. Let’s talk about Original Sin. Original Sin is variously described, including “automatic guilt of all humans through collective guilt.” [4] Notice the “all” in this, indicating everyone and not just white men.

I am losing “clicks”, “views”, and “likes” no doubt at the point I say, “Let’s talk about God.” Is that what Ersjdamoo’s Blog is about, though, about getting “clicks”, “views”, and “likes”? This blog has as its mantra, “Defending against the barrage of lies.” Defense means getting as close as possible to Truth. It does not necessarily mean getting “clicks”, “views”, and “likes”.

Ah, but without the “clicks”, “views”, and “likes” then what is the use? This type of conundrum was addressed by Thomas Wolfe (1900 – 1938) in his novel, You Can’t Go Home Again. Critics of Wolfe usually say he was “too autobiographical.” As one professor put it, “When Thomas Wolfe moves north, his characters also move north.” George Webber is obviously Thomas Wolfe and Foxhall Edwards is obviously Maxwell Perkins (literary editor for Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald) in You Can’t Go Home Again. For Foxhall Edwards (Maxwell Perkins) it was also, “What’s the use?” He took the position of the preacher in Ecclesiastes: “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1: 2) It is all meaningless, translate other versions of the Bible for this passage. [5]

Only darkness was immense and everlasting. Yet George Webber (Thomas Wolfe), in spite of his friendship with Foxhall Edwards, saw it differently. In real life, the two, Wolfe and Perkins, eventually parted ways. Webber (Wolfe) agreed that only the darkness was permanent, and yet, to just resign oneself was to assist that darkness by an infinitesimal amount. Foxhall Edwards was wrong: if one gave up in the face of losing “clicks” and “likes”, then one assisted the darkness, even if only a very little.

So let’s have that frank discussion about God. Whatever your religion, Muslim, Jew or Christian – or even Atheist, I do not seek to convert you. And I do not claim to have any special “hot line to God.” The people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church had been engaged in Bible study when nine members of their church were killed. What better way to resist the darkness than to follow their example, for they have now resumed their Bible study in spite of the traumatizing event of June 17th. [6]

We are all sinners, not just the white men but all of us. “He that is without sin among you, let him cast a stone at her,” says Jesus in John chapter 8, verse 7. And what happened? Did some of those people decide they were oppressed and therefore without sin? Did some of those people decide they were “saved” and therefore without sin? No, that didn’t happen. “And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.” (John 8: 9)

——- Sources ——-
[1] “A race conversation? What are you talking about?”, by Jonah Goldberg. Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2008.
[2] “Charleston, S.C. Shooting Was FBI-CIA False Flag Attack After Obama Tried To Nuke Charleston: Conspiracy Theory”, Inquisitr, June 20, 2015. http://tinyurl.com/q2cgl98
[3] “Microaggression theory”, Wikipedia, June 26, 2015.
[4] “Original sin”, Wikipedia, June 26, 2015.
[5] “Ecclesiastes 1:2”, Biblehub, June 26, 2015. http://biblehub.com/ecclesiastes/1-2.htm
[6] “Emanuel AME Bible study reclaims room: ‘This territory belongs to God'”, by Martin Savidge and Pat St. Claire. CNN, June 24, 2015.

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Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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