On this Pentecost Sunday let us remember that Derek Chauvin stole from George Floyd, who called out he can’t breath as he lay dying othe street, what was not his to take, the breath of God. As it is written in Job 33:4:
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
As a people we must demand that Derek Chauvin meets his earthly justice. But as a people we must not fear him or his kind for their everlasting justice awaits them. As it is written in Matthew 10:28:
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
I don’t like:
Seeing people getting hurt
Seeing innocent business owners watched their life’s work destroyed
Seeing a movement being marred by the actions of those who loot and riot only to enrich themselves or push the narrative in a negative direction for their own depraved political gain
I also don’t like
Open season on African-Americans
Killers who mar the good name of most police officers by masquerading as them
But what I don’t like most of all is a President who does not speak to America but instead hides behind twitter using the tragedy of George Floyd and the subsequent unrest it has sparked to post tweets designed to spread division hate & racism. Tweets designed to motivate his base to harken back to a time when they felt America was Great. A time when “vicious” dogs were unleashed on protesters of racial inequality. Tweets designed to try and keep him in power so he can continue to “loot” this country of its morality and enrich himself.
He did it knowing he was being filmed but he didn’t care because he didn’t think the black man under his knee was a man but an animal.
Three accessories to murder masquerading as police officers watched and not once did one of them think I should stop this because they didn’t think the black man who couldn’t breath was a man but an animal.
They met the protesters with tear gas, mace and rubber bullets because they didn’t think they were men and women but animals.
They didn’t charge him with 1st degree murder because they don’t believe the life he took was that of a man but of an animal.
Wait…I’m wrong because a dog is an animal and they care more about a dog’s life than the lives of African Americans.
I’m one who believes that non-violent civil unrest is the preferred course of action but there can be no denying that when one refuses to allow everyone to drink from the trees of equality, justice and freedom they plant the seeds of anger, resentment and revolution
I have seen many people today including African Americans, denouncing the protests/riots in Minneapolis especially the looting of the Target and while I am a proponent of non-violence it is rather difficult to expect that after centuries of oppression and the senseless killing of our people African Americans are expected to continue to peacefully march and sing we shall overcome.
We will overcome?
We already have overcome:
Our culture being stripped from us
The lost of our ancestral history
We are still battling
Socialinjustice but we have not let it destroy us as a people
Now is the time for America to overcome its
Racism and Bigotry
Only then will America truly be the country it gave lip service to when it was founded. One where all people are created equal.
Even the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood there was a time when a peaceful non-violent protest was not always going to bring about the necessary change.