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Saturday, December 28, 2013

LGBT is the New Black Power

Interesting, with A&E lifting the suspension on Phil Robertson and the Gay Lobby losing their bid to see him silenced--the liberal media has begun framing the aftermath, leading with: "...comments made by Robertson about AFRICAN AMERICANS and homosexuality..." 

Suddenly black folks are getting the lead emphasis, when before, the Duck Dynasty star’s comments about race in the GQ Magazine interview which sparked the controversy, where rarely mentioned, if mentioned at all, but never first. When Robertson’s ham-fisted and misguided observations on the Jim Crow South were referenced, it was an aside: "And don't forget what he said about black folks."

Racism against black folks, ever the fallback position for leftists when the more important issue to them has failed to achieve the desired result. Of the two groups, the one currently enjoying primacy on the left is obvious. Particularly when you consider President Obama, the head of the party, has spent far more time and energy addressing the LBGT agenda, than the issues plaguing the black community.

If you Google: “Obama addresses LGBT,” You will actually get an untold multitude of results with titles like: “President Obama Addresses LGBT Youth While on Higher Education Tour” – “Obama Addresses 3,000 LGBT Advocates in Video Message.” – “Days after his historic inaugural speech, Obama addresses national conference for LGBT equality.”

We even see: “Obama Addresses LGBT Community During Morehouse College Graduation.”  It seems, as pointed out by The Huffington Post; “President Barack Obama made sure that his speech during the spring 2013 commencement ceremony at Georgia's Morehouse College was inclusive.

The Atlanta-based historically black private college is exclusively for men, but Obama spontaneously referenced gay and lesbian Americans, as The Advocate notes.”

So even while delivering a commencement speech at a historically black college, the President fit the LGBT agenda into the mix—but I didn’t find references to the issues hampering the advancement of the black community peppered into his exclusive addresses to the LGBT community. Heck, you will even see: “First Lady Michelle Obama To Address LGBT DNC Luncheon.” These were all pulled from the top of the results and all just from 2013.

If you Google: “Obama addresses the black Community” You find him telling Black Enterprise Magazine: “I’m not the president of black America.” – “Obama Needs A Plan To Help Black America, Say Activists, Economists” – “President Obama to Address Frustrated Congressional Black Caucus”

At the bottom of the page I found: “Obama addresses 'crisis' of absent fathers in the black community,” an article appearing on The Grio dated 2009—But it was not a specific address, just a mention made in the midst of an address given on the importance of fatherhood in America in general, not the pandemic illegitimate birth rate that has achieved the status of "New Normal" in the black community. It’s also worth noting this web hit came ironically after one entitled: “Obama Addresses Homophobia, Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia Among Black Americans”—You can’t make this stuff up.

(Full disclosure, I Binged instead of Googled, but Binged has not yet reached the same status in the American Lexicon.)

He may not be the president of black people, but he sure does appear to be the president of LGBT people! If nothing else, they seem to represent a percentage of America he seems more interested in uplifting and advocating for than any other.

Here’s the point of this article and it is meant primarily for Black Democrats. The President is in fact not the president of black people exclusively—nor do I wish him to be. However I do not think anyone would begrudge the first black president the unique opportunity to use his influence to actually go and specifically address an audience of black folks and speak frankly about our issues. Especially our youth!

I don’t mean a sound bite in the midst of his usual soaring rhetoric on conceptual inequality and social justice delivered before the General Assembly—I mean visiting schools in the inner city from time to time, in problematical urban centers, the President vis-à-vis the youth, admonishing them to stop attacking people in the street, educate themselves, cease haphazardly making babies—Put a halt to the behavior grinding our communities into self-perpetuating misery pits.

Just the attempt would be appreciated—I’ll take the rhetoric at this point in lieu of indifference or leftist solutions, if it is targeted. The President can't offer real answers, because the only answers on a scale great enough to address and effect real and lasting “Change” in the inner city, or even the country on the whole, run counter to his ideology—The ideology incidentally most responsible for the very issues he would be confronting.

The real solutions have a spiritual and moral foundation—without which you can’t  ”Hope” to find temporal answers. That sort of thinking is anathema to Democrats and leftists in general. Hence the reason so much stress is made on advancing the LGBT agenda—it's one more brick removed from our nation’s moral foundation. The LGBT agenda represents another thumb in the eye of the Immutable Source undergirding our Republic’s values.

A strong foundation means less grievance and more personal responsibility, which means less dependency, which means less power for the left. Forgetting that strong foundation inescapably leads to more corruption and a weak nation. Most importantly for the Democrats, it means you are placing your faith in faithless men and government instead of the sustaining power of that Holy, Immutable and faithful God.

 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. Luke 6:45-49

good man does not advocate tirelessly for behavior God calls sin, while virtually ignoring the other sins he finds too mundane, or problematical to address. Sins tearing the inner cities apart. When will the black community wake up to the realities of the soft, ever eroding ground the Democrats build on? How much more decay in our communities do you have to see? Does the house need to collapse on our heads before we realize it’s time to get out?

Digital Publius

Friday, December 20, 2013

Culture War: The Impotency of Sticks and Stones

Earlier this week, on Facebook I posted this status update:

If you are prone to using terms like Moochelle when referring to Mrs. Obama, or President Zero, Odumbo, Obummer or any other names other than President or Mr. Obama--I will thank you not to do so on my wall or in one of my threads--I am no fan of President Obama and his policies, but I strive to conduct myself in a manner above that sort of thing. I don't have time to waste explaining your ignorance whilst doing battle with the ignorance on the left.

I would remind those who would say stupid things like: "The liberals don't keep it civil so why should I?"

"Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul." Proverbs 22:24,25

That is a passage I find myself employing more and more these days, both for a reminder to myself and in conversations with nice people now very angry as the left’s policies wreak havoc across the American landscape. It is exceedingly difficult to maintain civility in the face of the Democrats and the left in general’s epic indifference to the concept. Later in the tread I posted:

"Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you." Luke 6:28

That IS a hard saying--but it is what the Lord called Christians to do--It doesn't mean we should not fight against our enemies--We are to “be angry, but sin not!”

The Holy Bible clearly teaches there’s “A time for war and a time for peace a time to kill and a time to heal.” The trick is in making war without hating your enemy—without becoming your enemy!

An FB friend named Keith asked this question later in the virtual conversation: “Okay, so SAY I agree with you. Where exactly does that get you in the fight to save the republic? I think we need swords not saucers. What think you?”

Those who have followed Digital Publius for a while know, that on occasion I will turn a discussion I had somewhere online into a subject I will share here—This generally occurs if I find my answer to someone’s question takes more than a couple of paragraphs in a comment section, followed by the inspiration the subject is important enough to share more broadly. Such was the case with Keith’s very good question. My response:

I am a big fan of swords Keith
, but I know I don't have to debase myself when using one when battling the enemy! I don't have to lower myself to be like them, to hate like them! I actually own swords (And in this day more importantly guns,) But my Sword of choice is the living Word of God--it is sharper than any two edged sword and as the kerfuffle with Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson proves, is far more offensive to the enemy than any insult my severely limited brain can throw at them. (Incidentally, the Scriptures as Phil paraphrased don’t merely equate homosexuality with bestiality, they also equate plain old-fashioned fornication and adultery with that repugnant act, GLAAD seemed to miss that.)

What do you think the left hates more--someone calling the President Obummer or showing them where President Obama's policies conflict with the teachings of God? The left takes your use of Obummer, laughs at you and calls you an idiot and racist--but it cuts them to their very souls and makes them blow a gasket when you tell them they are against God. Nothing provokes the left like comparing their morality with God’s truth revealed in the Holy Bible. This loses power though when you then turn and act as they do.

Jim Crow laws were ended not because those fighting against them used better insults in an attempt to demean the enemy. Let the enemy demean themselves then highlight it. As long as we act like they do, there is no way for people to discern a difference between our conflicting paradigms--as it stands right now you have people in the middle who see both sides acting and looking exactly the same. Hard to examine results coldly and logically for bystanders, when both sides are equally revolting in their behavior.

The left makes pictures of George W. Bush in the image of Adolf Hitler, so what do people on the right do in response? Make pictures of Barack Obama in the image of Adolf Hitler. At best all one can hope for is an impasse—That’s not good enough for me, I don’t care for stalemates, never have. I like winning—Call it a character flaw on my part if you must.

It wasn't Malcolm X’s "By any means necessary" that won the Civil Rights movement if I may again use it as an example. It was people highlighting the bestial cruelty of the Jim Crow laws and the hideous visage of those who maintained the institution, in strong contrast to those taking the high road that won out. It may not be as much fun or as viscerally appealing, but it damn sure takes a great deal more intelligence and courage.

I am a firm believer in the idea of fighting fire with fire. However, your fire does not have to be the same as the fire employed by the enemy. We ought not limit our definition of equal or greater force to the same kind of force. I would argue; Godly integrity is the greatest force we can bring to bear in this battle for our nation’s soul—It’s like pitting their sticks and stones against an A-bomb.

I would much prefer losing a temporal battle that by its very definition is temporary, than to lose the spiritual battle that has eternal consequences for all involved. Whatever the outcome, I like our chances in the end standing before my God after having taken the high road.

"Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation." I Peter 2:12

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