Friday, May 1, 2015
America burns, president lectures, leaders hide
There is a tremendous void of leadership in this country. The bulk of the people in charge are not statesmen, neither are they leaders, nor are they virtuous people with honor and integrity to lead. America elected a man of color, hoping upon hope that he would do as he promised–bring Americans together, bridge the racial divide. That hasn’t happened. Tensions between Blacks and Whites has increased during this presidency and is, quite frankly, at a tipping point. What does the “president” do? He lectures Americans about solving the problem by paying attention to it everyday, not just when a CVS drugstore is burnt to the ground. That helps a lot, Captain Obvious. We don’t need lectures, we need leaders.
The White House posted some of the “president’s” remarks as if they were news. In reality, they are empty words that inflame rather than unite, demonstrating that he has no desire to influence the situation for the benefit of all Americans. His White House post said, “We don’t just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns, and we don’t just pay attention when a young man gets shot or has his spine snapped. We should be paying attention all the time because we consider those kids our kids, and we think they’re important and that they shouldn’t be living in poverty and violence.” No dialogue. No solutions. No leadership. His remarks seem to encourage more destruction across the country.
Case in point: The “president” says the destruction is good news because it has brought awareness. He said, “This is not new, and we shouldn’t pretend that it’s new. The good news is that perhaps there’s some newfound awareness, because of social media and video cameras and so forth, that there are problems and challenges when it comes to how policing and our laws are applied in certain communities and we have to pay attention to it.” This coming from a man who picks and chooses which laws he wants to apply–can anyone say: offshore drilling, defense of marriage, border security, health care, electioneering? This is the type of twisted logic that causes civil unrest and disenfranchisement.
Most Presidents would bring people together, have dialogue and work toward a solution. This “president” says riots are a good thing because they bring awareness and that police shouldn’t enforce the laws in “certain communities.” And it’s not just the “president,” although he is in a good position to do something constructive. Leadership in the Black community isn’t coming from the churches, its coming from insurgent Islamist groups like the New Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, and other radical elements. There is no leadership from the White community, none from Congress, nor from governors, and especially not from the church. Jesus said in Matthew 12:25, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” We are a nation divided with a vacuum of leadership.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
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