Thank God for Black Preachers and other thoughts this 9th day of the riots, protests and looting. #BLM #LOVECONQUERSALL #Justice #peace
June 03, 2020
Have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised to see the peace marches happening in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach yesterday. But while it's easy to march, it will be interesting to see if the white people marching decide to hire black people for more than delivering their groceries, their take-out orders, or retail jobs. I hate to say it, but talk is cheap and action means more when taken in a new positive direction.
So, all you investors and celebrities living in the South Bay in your mansions, will you hire minorities on your sets? Fund their startups? Rebuild their businesses? Fund their dreams? Or merely march once, figure you've done your civic duty and go back to your normal lives feeling better about yourselves? Will you donate to help change inner city kids lives? Will you recognize the constant threat of violence so many children grow up under with no hope for a way out of the vicious cycle because their parents aren't able to get out of years of systematic poverty?
And yes, minorities do hold some of the responsibility for their situations, just like I do mine. I'm just saying, let's take the high road and create a bridge to another life rather than wave at them from the other side and wish them well.
And that's all I'll say on that for now.
I listened to a black preacher my friend Maria and my little Mom used to love named Creflo Dollar who really spoke to me this morning. I want to share the scripture he shared and how he shared it because maybe you need a little encouragement today too. I always love black preachers because they've been through some things and they get how much we need God in times like these. Sometimes I think white preachers are so far removed from the trenches minorities live with on a daily basis they just can't give the comfort necessary to those of us living with the nightmare on a daily basis.
Last night I had numerous thugs walking around near my place setting off fireworks - not just fireworks, cherry bombs that sounded like bombs. Firecrackers that sounded like gunshots. Finally I had enough and yelled at them to cut it out. Then I saw more going off and I called the police. The idiot dispatcher was like where is it? I gave them a general vicinity and because she still refused to understand I told her I'd go do her job for her and raced over to the street the largest display was coming from only to find a group of young kids.
Interestingly though, earlier, down the street I heard what sounded like a domestic violence disturbance from the messed up house down the street and kept waiting for someone to yell for help. It eventually subsided so I didn't report it. However, when I raced out of my house to track down the explosions I saw a black guy wearing a hoodie scurrying away and two cars ran the stop sign to get away too.
This is my life right now. And what minorities live with on a regular basis in these low income neighborhoods.
I was so mad I called Maxine Waters and demanded she do something to make it stop. I also tweeted at her, and all the black bishops leading these congregations in the hood, and all the black politicians doing nothing to quell the unrest. Whether or not it does any good will have to be seen. But I felt better. LOL
Sometimes you just need to yell and scream which is why I understand why people are "peacefully" protesting. However, allowing Antifa to run wild and not report it as news is where the media is failing society. They're so intent on libeling our President they refuse to report anything else than that which is a total disservice to the black officer who lost his life due to looters, the black businesses that have been devastated, the black homeless living in DTLA and under the bridge near Otis, or anywhere you drive in California lately.
WE HAVE TO DO BETTER! WE HAVE TO REPORT WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON AND STOP BLAMING TRUMP FOR EVERYTHING. WE HAVE TO REALIZE GAVIN NEWSOM HAS DIVERTED FUNDS CONSTANTLY FROM THE STATE BUDGET DESIGNED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR VETERANS, OUR HOMELESS, OUR UNEMPLOYMENT, OUR SENIORS AND USED IT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT CITIZENS.
At a certain point we either defend our state and our rights as citizens to live in a city that is devoid of corruption, or accept the results of it. Gavin Newsom acts like Robin Hood, only the poor people he thinks he's saving aren't who most normal people want him to save. We want him to save our Veterans, our Homeless, our Seniors and when he spends $150 million to save illegals I have a problem with that. BIG PROBLEM.
Who is going to bail out the businesses that were just ransacked, looted and damaged? Why are celebrities saying defund the police when they have expensive security protecting them? When will they be as defenseless as the rest of us to hear how insane what they're saying is, or who they're funding is? I just can't understand the depths of ignorance and self-righteous posturing I see. But then again, you may consider what I'm doing the same. LOL And therein lies the conundrum.
I know I said I wasn't going to say anything else, but this really, really, really bugs me. And 140 characters in a tweet aren't enough to express my sheer frustration and anger at the lack of protection, leadership, and sanctity of human life I see in all areas of California administration.
I'm glad Jamie Foxx, Stephen Jackson and others are in Minneapolis calling for justice. I stand with them. There needs to be change and justice, but you have to also realize this isn't a one-sided conversation. Watch this:
I was happy to hear Andrew Cuomo back off his statement criticizing the NYPD after what they're having to face with organized rioting. If you don't believe me, then believe this soviet since so many of you love Russia.:)
Or how about Investigative journalist.Winner of Alfred I duPont–Columbia Uni Silver Baton, multiple Emmys, Edward R. Murrow Awards etc Lara Logan Has No Agenda on Fox Nation Just read her twitter feed because it's all there: https://twitter.com/laralogan?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Saw this just now and feel it fits my thoughts today.
And with that, I will close out this missive with the words of the Pastor I promised to share earlier, but then got fired up sharing something else.:)
Psalm 91: 1 - 16
I DECLARE Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
I DECLARE I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
I DECLARE Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
I DECLARE He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
I DECLARE You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
I DECLARE A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
I DECLARE You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
I DECLARE If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
I DECLARE For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
I DECLARE they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
I DECLARE You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
I DECLARE “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
I DECLARE He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Amen and Amen. May God bless the reading of His word and God bless you.