“…[Black] preachers steered their congregations away from…the Black led Civil Rights movement; staying on top of (and involved with) revolutionary scholarly developments that offer new religious insights took a backseat to rigidly worshiping deficient European piousness…”
“…America’s extreme [“radicalized”] obsession…spawned conditions creating a catastrophic cultural double-whammy: ‘off-the-hook’ …Black-on-Black homicides and an incessant obsession with violently denigrating homosexual life.”
Trouble In Black Paradise Chapter 14: The Bible As A Weapon In The War On Gays, pages 288 & 289.
Greetings heart filled readers!
Trouble in Black Paradise shines light on a long U.S. trail—its beads of diversity still bunched on a string of chaos.
Tawdry “defense” of yet another disgraceful incident reveals much more than intended.
Most by now know the Republican presidential nominee retaliated against an elderly immigrant couple who’d spoken at the Democratic national convention. Civilians joined veterans in thorough outrage, trampling partisan boundaries.
Khizr & Ghazala Khan are Muslim. The Khan’s son Humayun was killed in Afghanistan, saving fellow troops from an attack by 2 suicide bombers.
The nominee of course says Muslims should be banned from entering the U.S. Thus a deeply angered & offended Khizr’s delivery said, “You have sacrificed nothing & no one!”
The nominee sidestepped him to target his wife, saying she kept silent probably “not being allowed to speak”; a double shot attempting to discredit them while again slamming Islam (implying their women are paralyzed by subservience).
CNN, revving up their known tawdry debates, pitted an older Latino Republican (from his office) against a young woman clad in tight scarf (who still drove in traffic). The irate defender was allowed to mow over the woman, definitely getting the last word. His audacious final rant hammered in this: the only terrorist murder in the U.S. is from “radicalized” Islam, not white supremacists or the KKK!
CNN swiftly moved on, not challenging the claim whatsoever! Leaving such an outrageous assertion without response gave a weird impression CNN actually agreed.
My scathing reality check in this matter though, clearly “shreds” that disgraceful & ludicrous claim:
The Orlando killer appears not to have been a single-minded monster, “radicalized” to murder exclusively on behalf of some demented Semitic sect. But U.S. news has gone totally dark on the matter—their investigation “coverage” & interest seems to have ceased; not even following up on Spanish Univision TV’s interview of “Miguel.”
We do know that “radicalized” Christian cookers here have produced homegrown terror “specialties” (over 500 years); psychological attack joins a physical throttling to break those who resist, ensuring Blacks stay strapped at the bottom, LGBTQ folks are pounded beneath them & Black gays lay ground under them all.
A predicament here is eye-opening: “radicalized” white rulers don’t consider these rock bottom underdogs to be “insider family”—Blacks are legal commodities (at best) & LGBTQ are labeled as abominations to root out; hence these “outsiders” are treated as foreign, subject to regulation rules that rationalize their being severely managed—or even “attacked!”
But Buddhism says Bodhisattva “mystic leaders” (likened to a multitude of individual “messiahs”) do arrive: at social rock bottom—not in corruption’s “wealthy” comfort zone.
These “messengers” of the cosmos wield the power (& solutions) to effect profound harmonious repair—they’re born specifically with the mission to uplift the downtrodden & restore integrity “overall,” whereby ruling powers also have the opportunity to reclaim their own humanity.
Though each social group does have “rock bottom” candidates (cosmic reps can show up anywhere) no likelier ones more broadly fit this bill than both the Afro-American & LGBTQ communities.
Case & point:
History (before colonial Christian conquering) reveals the world’s first social “democracies” in Africa, with evidence of extraordinary hospitality cradled there; it also shows homosexuals as shamans (thru a long “cosmic” line) appearing in every global community—cradling the “stuff” that preserves (& transfers) a human’s fabric of spiritual integrity.
A provocative notion’s implied here:
As the Afro mission is to lead “world dominant” whites (and masses they’ve stunted) back to spiritual hospitality—rebuilding humane principles whites have shredded—gays are to lead the world back to a sexual/spiritual synchronization. Together at rock bottom they repair the fabric of human “integrity,” working their way up!
It’s a jaw-dropping notion!
Obviously rock bottom underdogs are receiving monstrous assault—& it’s absolutely trickier when attackers (as the epitome of corruption) are the very “system” itself that is legally supposed to nurture & protect.
But here is exactly why the East emphasizes this:
“Insider” corruption only strengthens a “foreign” intrusion—or attack (but “insider” unity of strength can foil it). Hence, governments (or “leadership”) absolutely have the broadest influential effect.
So a conclusion must now be adjusted. The worse monsters churned out of those “test tubes” (now topping all others) is this: leadership—failing, misleading & exploiting the people (or being totally “missing-in-action”).
Afro-Americans have a clearly defined leadership bravely stepping out in U.S. history (like abolitionist Frederick Douglass seen at right). But even then “radicalized” U.S. historians denied our actual worth & contributions, thru outright character assassination. This was bad enough—but our very existence couldn’t be denied.
For gays our existence itself, especially as a “society,” was all but eliminated by chroniclers.
History proves what is sure: the grand “cooker’s” managers know the power of strong “leaders” (& how to exploit mere ponds). Keeping so many feisty “tubes” capped required an absolute essential here: replace strong, noble, visionary leadership with convoluted “social managers.”
And governors did create the perfect “radicalized” recipe for Afro containment (that would last into eternity) saturated with an insatiable desire for grand, self-inflating, easily corruptible prestige. Their result is none other than the Black preacher.
My book Trouble In Black Paradise more thoroughly fleshes out the “breaking process” insidiously creating Black preachers—moving them (from mostly being backboned Afro-spiritual warriors) to sedentary agents for docile inaction. I won’t belabor it here, but this must be said:
Black preachers make up the vast, overwhelming majority of U.S. Afro community leadership; churches are practically on every corner. Clergy allegiance though is not to Black “people”—as it definitely is to their hard earned resources (in total step with governors who made them) but instead glorifies this: “radicalized” Protestant Christianity.
The Afro-American “test tube” being so thoroughly saturated with status-quo Black preachers did the unthinkable: enable 500 years of social horror & disaster to slam unfinished business right into the 21st century.
Black churches became mini “test tubes” within the “tube.”
Instead of stoking congregants with spiritually enlightened items like “insider” unity (to take collective, defiant “liberation” steps) preachers did the opposite: put the distorted, colonial “fear of god” version into folks; the afterlife now became God’s true reward—docility & obeying (or, staying out of “white folk’s business”) instantly elevated to worship; perfect for concentrated social management.
We can’t forget that psychological is the worse damage.
The Black preacher is simply the worse “monster” produced by the “cooker,” easily above politicians & civic admin. Much of the Black folk moving out into social positions come from the “radicalized” protestant environment, hence their monstrous attitudes flout the “me” (& not the “we”); snubbing greater masses that actually made wealth possible for them.
Big-time Blacks became narcissistic “monsters,” inflated by quick “get-over” areas:
Music (including multi-million dollar “religious” units), acting & sports; then comes corporate execs, politicos, doctors, lawyers, educators & others in the standard labor field. But the “average” person’s allegiance to keeping “white moguls” filthy rich in a billion dollar fashion & cosmetics industry (Black women especially) is a monstrous abomination.
I’ve also not forgotten here that these are the very colored folks chosen as “mouth pieces” by media execs to speak on “racial matters”—(only added to the “discourse” because these execs can clearly distinguish monstrous attitudes, from those that are not).
“Radicalized” attack on human “spirituality” shatters one’s allegiance to their own—a task Black preacher’s carry out catastrophically well:
Demonizing the wretched—instead of galvanizing outlets to overhaul strapped areas—exacerbate Black internal crime; blighted Afro areas are still being drained & managed by “foreign attack.” Black emasculation (the boxed-in “effect”) is central to our system’s use of “foreign attack” (victims devour each other), only now it’s managed by preachers—a phenomenon also well drawn out in my book.
- Blacks are absolutely disposable to Afro-Americans. 2. the most horrific emasculated product of all time is the creation of Afro “gang culture”—super efficient in skyrocketing an Afro-cultural implosion: “Black-on-Black” crime.
And that damnation attitude does “outer” damage: it validates white emotions, religiously enabling whites to justify their rigid social disconnection—making Black lives “foreign” & religiously disposable among the legislation’s “controllers.”
If Black Lives Mattered to Black preachers parishioners would flood streets coast-to-coast—there’s totally enough clout to do so! There’d be numerous major Black news & media outlets in existence (ending total white control of the discourse where facts are distorted—about “us”); now an endangered species, Black owned “full-power” TV stations (mostly watered down) are in shambles.
Black voices immediately would scream!, refuting a Latino Republican’s lies in trying to obscure centuries of “radicalized” Christian terror—exemplified so recently by the 2015 murder of nine in S. Carolina’s historic Black Church (the 21-year-old “radicalized” white supremacist killer admitting it’s why they were targeted).
And a menacing police “culture,” groomed to break & contain Afro communities (bragging so brazenly in exposed racist/homophobic “emails” about being monstrous adversaries) would be nailed—no longer shrouded by fake sincerity from white ex cops & sparkling host “experts” (or monstrous Black pundit altruism).
Right now Black pulpit silence about all of this is deafening.
“Others” do cry-in-the-dark about these issues, but another pulpit abomination hardly gains outcry: the silence around age-old attempts to obliterate Black lesbian & gay congregants.
With a sensationally gaudy flair to beat the band, Afro preachers continue drumming-up life-shredding campaigns against gays. Congregants are whipped into “radicalized” frenzy, turning on vulnerable family like junkyard dogs.
And as expected many of these same clergy use privilege, secrecy & coercion in the ultimate act of sacrilegious hypocrisy: to feed their own insatiable homosexuality. Shockingly these very preachers (like Bishop Eddie Long) would not be rebuked by sanctimonious parishioners (who’d turned viciously on their own families)—even at the expense of alleged underage victims (the 2 at left getting million dollar out of court settlements from Long, shared with 2 others).
The rising toll on LGBTQ Blacks (hemmed on all sides) is staggering; & the general similarity here—of homosexuals also being disposable to gays—is no coincidence:
Social work had told me a staunch lesson: “the abused do abuse their own.” I learned this over 40 years ago starting my leadership training—doing social repair work 1st with Black trailblazers.
Seeing this lesson operating so starkly in Afro scenes was agonizing enough. But instinct told me similar conflict blazed though a drastically more wretched gay arena when I “came out”—again finding Blacks severely marginalized there.
Such legendary cruelty aimed at gays by Black churches (being major social direction components) makes any “uplift” mission unifying the two segments seem a pipe dream. The word “miracle” though does seem to appear through-out the world’s religions.
Maybe there’s a bit of social magic yet left up Mother Earth’s celestial sleeve.
To be continued…