WHEN PEOPLE EXPECT YOU TO DO WHAT THEY WOULDN’T DO…

My ‘rant’ on the Confederate flag and monument debate:
I feel there is a level of arrogance (even if unintentional) to expect Black people in America to respect any symbol that TO THEM represents:

Bondage,

Oppression,

Rape,

Separation of families,

Humiliation,

Beatings,

No rights,

Degradation,

Not being regarded as human…

I could go on describing what American slavery was.

The Confederacy also represented those who were willing to die to maintain that way of life.

In fact, the rebel flag is just as painful to many Blacks as the Nazi swastika is to Jews. It represents the first acts of terrorism in this country.

The Confederacy made war against the United State. They fought against and disrespected the same flag that many people criticize Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest as disrespectful as if their cause was more noble. As if they determine what constitutes a proper source protest. How arrogant!

It was treason.

Heritage not Hate?

History lesson?

How can you expect me to celebrate that heritage?

Seriously?

I know the Civil War (War of Northern Aggression)was about states rights, but any fool knows it was primarily the right to own slaves.

So here it is…

Would you honor a symbol that represents misery to your great, great grandparents?

Every culture has aspects of their heritage/history that should be remembered, but not celebrated.

If you want a rebel flag on your car, home, clothing or personal property that’s your right, but it has no place on a government property than does a swatika.

We all have to learn to disagree without insults or becoming enemies.

This post is to provoke thought from another perspective…not insults. God’s love to all if you!

Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)

12 Therefore, (A)whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for (B)this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 15:1-3 (NKJV)

15 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”

3 He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?

Yeshua pissed off the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees for threatening their traditions. God constantly rebuked Israel for not forsaking the sins of their fathers.

It’s time for some traditions to die.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

2 thoughts on “WHEN PEOPLE EXPECT YOU TO DO WHAT THEY WOULDN’T DO…

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  1. I just don’t get it – how is this still an issues – it defies logic although now that I think about it the idea of “it’s my right” or “It’s a free country” is often the self serving words used to defend any action that makes someone feel like they are in control – maybe because of sin we don’t care who we hurt as much as we care that we have the ability to choose whatever we want – a snake once told a woman in a garden you can be in control, do what you want, be like God/replace God, basically be free of God and His holiness and do it on you own – that is what started this thing – I want the right to do what I want no matter who it hurts and no matter how wrong it is – it is the way Satan gets us to feel justified maybe even godly because freedom in a political sense to do what we want is equated with biblical freedom – freedom from sin is what God offers, freedom to sin is what Satan temps us to do – too close for many to tell the difference

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