The Daily Jot: Of Race, Terror, And Heart’s Intent

Bill Wilson
The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.


NOTE: When writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus–the actual original names and the true nature and character of them.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Of race, terror, and heart’s intent

The look of terror in the eyes of 24 year old TV reporter Alison Parker tenths of a second before being gunned down by a man who wanted to start a race war should be enough for anyone with a heart to say “No More” to this kind of hatred. The gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, was an embittered man who was fired from the television station where Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward, 27, worked. Ward was also executed by Flanagan. Flanagan wrote in a suicide manifesto that he killed the victims as revenge for the Charlestown church shootings, he wanted a race war, and that he was about to explode because he faced racial and sexual discrimination as a black and gay man.

Flanagan was fired from two TV stations, both after having made numerous complaints about racism among co-workers and station management. All the allegations were deemed to be unfounded, according to sources involved. The UK Daily Mail reports that in his suicide note, Flanagan wrote: “‘Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am. And I have every right to be…’The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!'” He also confesses to killing his cats, blaming the news station for the animals’ deaths. And he was censured for reporting from a voting booth wearing a campaign sticker for the “president.”

There is a huge difference in this crime compared with Travon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray. There is clear evidence that that the assassination of Parker and Ward was racially motivated–the shooter admitted such. The other cases were not or have not been proven to be clearly racially motivated, but people perceived them as such. The “president,” Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the New Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam and those with ties to the Communist Party USA have all condemned the Martin, Brown and Gray cases as race-related. As of the writing of this Daily Jot, neither the “president,” nor Jackson, nor Sharpton, have uttered one public word about Flanagan and his racially motivated executions–None of the usual talk of banning guns; no expression of sympathy to the families.

The racially motivated shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were condemned by a huge community of blacks and whites. There was no doubt that Caucasians stood together with their Black brethren in mourning this deplorable act. Today, silence from those who normally speak out when racism is perceived. Does this expose their true hearts? People, in God’s eyes we are all part of the human race. Galatians 3:29 says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” The condemnation of hatred cannot be one sided otherwise there is no ground for coming together to solve the problem. There is no trust. The “president” said he would bring people together, yet look at what we have. Let us do our part as disciples of Christ.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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