Obama has decided to bomb the country of the King of the kings of Africa, the Leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was recognized such by a certain number of Kings, Princes, Sultans, Sheiks and Mayors of Africa.
Only people with minima logos tinted with racism and complex of superiority/inferiority will deny the fact that there are kings in Africa. And the purpose of this post is to remind Barack Obama, in case he has forgotten like a Pharisee the teachings of the man who strengthens his « audacity to hope », that bombing the African continent is not a wise act.
He is currently disrupting the repose of our land, of the souls of our ancestors. From someone who has African roots, this reckless act on the pretext that Khadaffi, the king of kings of Africa is a dictator, may still bring back one day or another the big question of his wise pastor Jeremiah Wright: What should our response be?
I would like also to tell him that he has to think twice about what is happening in Côte d’Ivoire. Ivorians want their TOTAL INDEPENDENCE and this is a new era for Africans and he MUST HELP GBAGBO’s Supporters not the mercenary elites that want to sell the African Continent to savage capitalism…
Again, He has to remember the 9/11 Sermon !
Every public service of worship I have heard about so far in the wake of the American tragedy (9/11) has had in its prayers and in its preachments sympathy and compassion for those who were killed and for their families, and God’s guidance upon the selected presidents and our war-machine as they do what they got to do – pay backs.
There’s a move in Psalm 137 from thoughts of paying tithes to thoughts of paying back.
Move if you will from worship to war. A move, in other words from the worship of the God of creation to a war against whom God has created.
And I want you to notice, very carefully, the next move. One of the reasons this psalm is rarely read in its entirety. Because it is a move that spotlights the insanity of the cycle of violence and the cycle of hatred.
Look at verse 9, look at verse 9, look at verse 9:
“Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rocks ».
The people of faith are the rivers of Babylon. How shall we sing the Lord’s song if I forget the (inaudible?). . . The people of faith have moved from the hatred of armed enemies, these soldiers who captured the king, who slaughtered his son, they put his eyes out, the soldiers who sacked the city, burned the towns, burned the temples, burned the towers, and moved from the hatred of armed enemies to the hatred of unarmed innocence, the babies, the babies.
“Blessed are they who dash your baby’s brains against a rock.” And that my beloveds is a dangerous place to be.
Yet, that is where the people of faith are in 551 BC and that is where the people of faith are, far too many people of faith are in 2001 AD.
We have moved from the hatred of armed enemies to the hatred of unarmed innocence. We want revenge. We want paybacks and we don’t care who gets hurt in the process.
Now I-I-I asked the Lord, “What should our response be in light of such an unthinkable act?”
But before I share with you what the Lord showed me, I want to give you one of my little faith footnotes. Visitors often get faith footnotes, so that our members don’t lose site of the big picture. Let me give you a little faith foot note. Turn your neighbors say “faith footnote.”
I heard Ambassador Peck on an interview yesterday. Did anybody else see him or hear him?
He was on Fox news. This is a White man and he was upsetting the Fox news commentators to no end. He pointed out. You see him John?
A White man he pointed out –an Ambassador! He pointed out that what Malcolm X said when he got silenced by Elijah Mohammad was in fact true.
America’s Chickens are coming home to roost!
We took this country by terror away from the Sioux, the Apache, the Aroawak, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo.
We took Africans from their country to build our way of ease and kept them enslaved and living in fear.
We bombed Grenada and killed innocent babies, non military personnel.
We bombed the black civilian community of Panama with stealth bombers and killed unarmed teenagers and toddlers, pregnant mothers and hard-working fathers.
We bombed Gadhaffi’s home and killed his child.
Blessed are they who bash your children’s head against a rock!
We bombed Iraq. We killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living.
We bombed a plant in Sudan to payback for the attack on our embassy. Killed hundreds of hard-working people; mothers and fathers who left home to go that day, not knowing that they would never get back home.
We bombed Hiroshima!
We bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye!
Kids playing in the playground , mothers picking up children after school, civilians – not soldiers – people just trying to make it day by day.
We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and Black South Africans, and now we are indignant???
Because the stuff we have done overseas has now been brought back into our own front yard!
America’s chickens are coming home to roost!
Violence begets violence.
Hatred begets hatred
and terrorism begets terrorism.
A White Ambassador said that y’all not a Black Militant. Not a Reverend who preaches about racism.
An Ambassador whose eyes are wide open, and who’s trying to get us to wake up and move away from this dangerous precipice upon which we are now poised.
The ambassador said that the people we wounded don’t have the military capability we have but they do have individuals who are willing to die and to take thousands with them and we need to come to grips with that.
Let me stop my faith footnote right there and ask you to think about that over the next few weeks if God grants us that many days. Turn back to your neighbor say “footnote is over.”
Now, now come on back to my question to the Lord.
“What should our response be right now in light of such an unthinkable act?”
I asked the Lord that question Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I was stuck in Newark New Jersey. No flights were leaving LaGuardia, JFK, or Newark airport. On the day the FAA opened up the airports to bring into the cities of destination because those flights had been diverted, because of the hijacking, a scare in New York closed all three airports and I couldn’t even get here for Mr. Radford’s funeral. And I asked God, “What should our response be?”
I saw pictures of the incredible. People jumping from the 110th floor. People jumping from the roof cause the stairwells above the 9th floor were gone. No more. Black people jumping to a certain death. People holding hands jumping. People on fire jumping. And I asked the Lord, “What should our response be?”
I read what the people of faith felt in 551 BC. But this is a different time. This is a different enemy. This is a different world. This is a different terror. This is a different reality. “What should our response be?”
And the Lord showed me three things. Let me share them with you quickly and I’m going to leave you alone to think about the faith footnote […]