English: In January 2009, President of the United States of America, George W. Bush invited then President-Elect Barack Obama and former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter for a Meeting and Lunch at The White House. Photo taken in the Oval Office at The White House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
First published in 2009
By Bob Barney
"America's chickens, have come home, to roost," stated a now-famous black Christian pastor and ex-pal of Barack Obama. How accurate that man was! No, I am not talking about 9-11 and the Muslim attack on America and her people. I am talking about America's 75-year policy of ignoring God's Word and following a multi-cultural rationalization.
In the book of Jeremiah, God says "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain." This is exactly what American politicians, leaders and educators have done to our country.
In my recent column on the real cause of the economic meltdown, I proved beyond any shadow of a doubt that America's pandering to multi-culturalism, especially to the black and Hispanic people has led to our recent economic collapse and friends. It is going to get worse, unless we stop and listen to what our God has to say to us. These are NOT racist comments, these are realistic comments! It is not racist to choose right from wrong, positive versus negative.
Truthfully, the best thing that could ever happen to black Americans would be to learn how to be an "American." Italians, for example, have been able to do it, and they were hated in their day more than blacks are today. My grandmother, born in Italy was called a "macaroni" bender in the second grade! The Italians learned how to become "American." The American way works, and when our age-old, Christian-based values are followed, everyone will succeed! We do not do the black race any favor pandering to its needs.
Bill Cosby, who is routinely pounced on by the liberals, white and black, has it right. He understands that to succeed, you follow the example of what works. Black culture does not work! Hip Hop gangster baggy-pant thugs are thugs!
America is a Christian nation, and as long as it remains a Christian nation, we will survive any war, any depression any calamity. Multi-culturalism is what was being talked about when God called His people out of Egypt, which is a type of sin, with Pharaoh being a type of Satan. God said:
"When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits [demons], or a wizard, or a necromancer [one who claims to communicate with the dead]. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God" (Deuteronomy 18:9-13).
In plain English, we are not to try and learn other cultures to make us more modern. Other people are to learn our cultures, our ways and our laws!
Millions do not know who it was who issued this command to Moses. Believe it or not, it was the member of the divine Godhead, called "Elohim" in Genesis who became Jesus Christ of your New Testament! Here is the proof:
"In the beginning was the Word [Greek: Logos, meaning Spokesman"], and the Word was with God [Theos, the Greek equivalent of Elohim, meaning more than One] and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him [He was the CREATOR of Genesis!]; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own [the Jews], and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12).
There is no possibility of misunderstanding or misinterpreting these verses of your Bible! Jesus Christ of Nazareth was the GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT! He said to the Jews, "Before Abraham was, I AM" (John 8:58). He said to Moses, who asked him his name, tell the people that "I AM hath sent me unto you." (Exodus 3:14). Look it up for yourself.
There are millions of hard-working, Christian blacks that are as American as you and I, that have fought for this country, but more importantly, live by the words of our God. This is what America was really about. Yes, our forefathers did not want an established religion, but they wanted a religious nation! They sought a Judeo-Christian nation, following sound Biblical doctrines. God made a promise that when we did not follow His laws and "And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made. And the children of Israel (see who Israel really is in your Bible!) did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God (2 Kings 17:8).
What have we been doing as a nation? We have been turning away from God and not turning to God.
"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables." (II Timothy 4:4)
Now comes news of a result from a new poll. It disturbs the liberals and the politically correct, but anyone who is honest, black, white, purple, red or yellow, understands the root cause of the shocking findings! Yahoo News reports today:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks – many calling them "lazy," "violent," responsible for their own troubles. The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama due to his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 – about two and one-half percentage points.
The survey has even more findings. "Forty percent of all white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks, and that includes many Democrats and independents. More than a third of all white Democrats and independents – voters Obama can't win the White House without – agreed with at least one negative adjective about blacks, according to the survey, and they are significantly less likely to vote for Obama than those who don't have such views."
The survey also focused on the racial attitudes of independent voters because they are likely to decide the election. Many Republicans harbor prejudices, too, but the survey found they weren't voting against Obama on account of his race. Most Republicans wouldn't vote for any Democrat for president – white, black or brown.
Not all whites are prejudiced. Indeed, more whites say good things about blacks then say bad things, the poll shows. Many whites who see blacks in a negative light are still willing or even eager to vote for Obama. On the other side of the racial question, the Illinois Democrat is drawing almost unanimous support from blacks, the poll shows and supports a belief that most know that blacks distrust whites in overwhelming numbers. In other words, racism goes both ways.click on image for larger view AP went on with this quote: "We still don't like black people," said John Clouse, 57, reflecting the sentiments of his pals gathered at a coffee shop in Somerset, Ohio. Given a choice of several positive and negative adjectives that might describe blacks, 20 percent of all whites said the word "violent" strongly applied. Among other words, 22 percent agreed with "boastful," 29 percent "complaining," 13 percent "lazy" and 11 percent "irresponsible." When asked about positive adjectives, whites were more likely to stay on the fence than give a strongly positive assessment. More than a quarter of white Democrats agree that "if blacks would only try harder, they could be just as well off as whites.” Those who agreed with that statement were much less likely to back Obama than those who didn’t. Among white independents, racial stereotyping is not uncommon. For instance, while about 20 percent of independent voters called blacks "intelligent" or "smart," more than one third latched on the adjective "complaining" and 24 percent said blacks were "violent." Nearly four in 10 white independents agreed that blacks would be better off if they "try harder." (excerpt from the AP story) (The survey of 2,227 adults was conducted Aug. 27 to Sept. 5. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.)Erik Eckholm's column, "Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn" at Allhiphop.com states: "Black men in the United States face a far more dire situation than is portrayed ... . [N]ew studies, by experts at Columbia, Princeton, Harvard and other institutions, show that the huge pool of poorly educated black men are becoming ever more disconnected from the mainstream society, and to a far greater degree than comparable white or Hispanic men.""There's something very different happening with young black men, and it's something we can no longer ignore," said Ronald B. Mincy, professor of social work at Columbia University and editor of "Black Males Left Behind" (Urban Institute Press, 2006)."Over the last two decades, the economy did great," Mr. Mincy said, "and low-skilled women, helped by public policy, latched onto it. However, young black men were falling farther back.""If you look at the numbers, the 1990s was a bad decade for young black men, even though it had the best labor market in 30 years," said Harry J. Holzer, an economist at Georgetown University and co-author, with Peter Edelman and Paul Offner, of "Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men" (Urban Institute Press, 2006).Other stats Eckholm sites:
– Incarceration rates climbed in the 1990's and reached historic highs in the past few years. In 1995, 16 percent of black men in their 20s who did not attend college were in jail or prison; by 2004, 21 percent were incarcerated. By their mid-30s, six in 10 black men who had dropped out of school had spent time in prison.
– About half of all black men in their late 20s and early 30s who did not go to college are noncustodial fathers. The share of young black men without jobs has climbed relentlessly, with only a slight pause during the economic peak of the late 1990's. In 2000, 65 percent of black male high school dropouts in their 20s were jobless — that is, unable to find work, not seeking it or incarcerated. By 2004, the share had grown to 72 percent, compared with 34 percent of white and 19 percent of Hispanic dropouts. Even when high-school graduates were included, half of black men in their 20s were jobless in 2004, up from 46 percent in 2000.
Yes, it is not popular to say these things, but most Americans have a right to feel the way they do about black America, and all of the media hype is not going to make it go away. As long as one fears for their lives whenever they are in a black area, or watches any news broadcast, or sees the fate of half of the NBA and NFL players in the newspapers, this so-called racism isn't going to end. It is not racist to be in fear when you have a reason to be in fear!
Black Americans can, if they change their culture, make it in America, just like almost every other group has done. This is America, not Africa. To be accepted here, one must want to be here and adopt the ways of this country. Nobody would move to China and expect that nation to adopt the English language, banish Chinese culture and adopt American customs, yet that is exactly what black America has expected from this country. It is not going to happen.
Black Americans can change their fate, they can merge themselves into our culture and most Americans want that to happen, but unless there is a big change in that community, the continued fear and distrust of blacks will continue. Their leaders hold the key to the improvement of their own people. America is waiting for it to happen, and I hope that someday it will.
There was a time in this country when people spoke up for God and country. Today, we are ridiculed and called "racist," "homophobes" and "just plain dumb." That's fine with me. I guess I am not "modern" and "enlightened."
As for me, I'll take what Jesus said more seriously than what others might say: "In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." (Mark 7:7)
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