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Black Pride Religion

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2020 by andelino

Black Pride Religion Ordained By White Liberals Taking Black People And America Straight To Hell
by Jason Whitlock

The objection is to the culture, not the people. The objection is to the people manipulating and controlling the culture, not the people being manipulated and controlled.

The puppet masters want you to read my words as a rebuke of black people. It’s a rebuke of the puppet masters, the organizers of the “Unapologetically Black Olympics” that I referenced  in columns that explored comedian Dave Chappelle’s Saturday Night Live monologue.

I am repulsed by the people who have worked tirelessly for more than 400 years to convince black people that our skin color is our most prized asset and defining characteristic. This conceit originally led to our physical enslavement. It has now led to our mental enslavement.

The stewards of the zeitgeist — i.e. the spirit, mood, characteristics of a particular time in history — have persuaded black people to pursue blackness above all else, above faith, intelligence and freedom.

I object. Passionately. This blinding, irrational pursuit is leading to the destruction of black people and the destabilization of our country. I object because I love black people, I love America and I love God. I do not love the stewards of the zeitgeist, and they do not love me or any other black person who would dare object to their racist manipulation of black consciousness and black culture.

The root of my disdain is biblical. Sixty years ago, the hallmark of black culture was religious faith. It carried us through slavery, Jim Crow segregation, lynching and was the power source of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Civil Rights Movement.

In 1965, political sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan authored what would come to be known as the Moynihan Report, a study of The Negro Family: The Case for National Action. Written to influence President Lyndon Johnson’s policies regarding America’s black-white racial dilemma, the 16,000-word Moynihan Report spelled out the devastating impact of 350 years of racial oppression on the black family. It predicted that the growing matriarchy defining black culture would undermine the progress of black people in a Western society built for patriarchal families.

Today, the Moynihan Report reads like a biblical prophecy. Fifty-five years ago, Moynihan argued black people’s survival in America was a modern miracle. “A lesser people might simply have died out, as indeed others have,” Moynihan wrote. We didn’t die out because of our religious faith, the world’s primary source of hope. Faith in a higher power made our spirit unbreakable.

The Moynihan Report was written to make the case that America should take extraordinary measures to invest in the black nuclear family. It was written as a rebuttal of President Johnson’s Great Society initiative. The Johnson administration disavowed the Moynihan Report and its author. The mainstream media spent the next several years framing Moynihan as a “racist.”

Over the last 55 years, the stewards of American culture have worked to disconnect black people from our religious faith, our salvation. Black pride is our new religion. Our skin color and the degenerate behaviors white liberals have deemed as authentically black have become the hallmarks of black culture. There’s nothing blacker than repeatedly saying “nigga” in public spaces or having a baby mama/daddy or dealing drugs to survive poverty. The highest form of blackness is being a victim of racism, especially if it involves a white cop.

According to the stewards of the zeitgeist, George Floyd is 100 times blacker than Dr. Ben Carson.

Black entertainers are instructed to and rewarded for evangelizing for blackness and celebrating black victim hood. Being a victim of a racial slight often causes the victim to speak in tongues. Victimization is so coveted that some believers fake racial incidents and speak in forked tongues.

Black Lives Matter is a mega church for the religion of blackness. LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick are pastors at the Nike denomination of BLM. It was James’ and Kaepernick’s responsibility to change the culture of sports from worship of God to worship of blackness.

Look at what has happened in our lifetime. As a child, the most frequent message you would see at a televised sporting event was a fan in the stands holding a sign reading John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten Son; that whosoever believes in Him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.”

 

Now, we are bombarded with messages promoting the salvation of loving blackness. Some NBA players wore jerseys with “Love Us” emblazoned on the back. Can they not recognize their narcissism? Loving a skin color, loving a millionaire black athlete, loving a black rapper improves the world? Really?

Salvation, justice and fairness are delivered through the love of God, not through the love of man regardless of his skin color. We used to understand this. Love, submission and obedience to God ended slavery and Jim Crow, and they will retard the last vestiges of American bigotry.

White liberals have convinced black people to take God out of the equation and replace Him with Barack Obama, LeBron James, Dr. Harry Edwards, Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter and all the other approved symbols of unapologetic blackness.

I object to this insanity. Love of my skin color is not America’s salvation. Random white people loving me is not the key to my happiness, freedom or success in this country.

The worship of skin color creates a dangerous level of racial division. White liberals, socialists and communists are using black people to promote racial anarchy. Every tenet of Karl Marx’s political theory can be seen in the Black Lives Matter movement.

The antipathy toward religion is the greatest tell. Marxism and its political soul mates, socialism and communism, cannot exist in a faith-based society or culture.

Black people had been America’s religious backbone, our moral compass. This extends well beyond Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X to men and women such as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Bishop Richard Allen (founder of the AME church) and Adam Clayton Powell.

The key to bringing down America and installing socialism and then communism is disconnecting black people from religion and connecting us to political theories hostile toward Christianity and other religions.

The mission is nearly complete. Black Lives Matter is the final piece of the puzzle. Skin color and liberal politics are the new hallmarks of black culture. That’s why self-appointed Pastor LeBron James preaches a regular BLM sermon.

And that’s why I keep criticizing James. I don’t dislike James. I dislike the culture his handlers make him promote. It will lead to the destruction of black people and America.

Love Us or Love God? The answer is easy for any person — black or white — who understands the history of America. God promises love. America promises freedom. We’re looking for love in the wrong places.

BLM 101, Volume 10

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 18, 2020 by andelino

Black Athletes’ Pivot To Black Rappers Normalizes Rebellion, Anarchy And Cultural Rot
By Jason Whitlock

Welcome to BLM 101, Volume 10, the online class dedicated to educating athletes on the real agenda and impact of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Today I’m going to explain the negative ramifications of black athletes morphing into black rappers.

Let’s move to Philadelphia, where BLM and Antifa protesters have rioted, looted and vandalized on consecutive nights in the aftermath of two Philly police officers shooting and killing an armed criminal suspect.

The BLM movement has normalized rioting, looting and anarchy as the natural reaction whenever a white police officer is involved in shooting a black criminal suspect. The behavior, character and criminal record of the suspect are irrelevant.

Walter Wallace Jr., the 27-year-old victim, was bipolar, an aspiring rapper, a father of seven, recently married to one of his baby mamas and someone with a substantial criminal history.

In March, he was arrested for threatening to kill the mother of one of his kids, telling her he’d shoot her and the whole house up. In 2019, police arrested him for kicking the windows and door panels of a police car. According to court records, while executing a robbery in 2016, he grabbed a woman by the neck and held a gun to her head. In 2013, according to court records, he punched his mother in the face and threatened to kill her.

For much of the last decade, Walter Wallace Jr., has been flirting with a violent confrontation with police. It happened again when he walked toward police and repeatedly refused to drop a knife.

LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, the NFL, the NBA, BLM organizers and other celebrity influencers have normalized non-compliance with police instructions. They have made heroes of Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner and other black criminal suspects who have disobeyed police instructions and been injured or killed in the process.

Yes, I include Breonna Taylor on this list because her boyfriend admitted shooting a police officer before Louisville police opened fire inside her apartment.

I have sympathy for Blake, Floyd, Brooks, Taylor, Garner and even Walter Wallace Jr. However, I do not exonerate and excuse the behavior that led to their encounter with police turning violent and deadly.

And I certainly don’t excuse the cheerleaders in the sports and entertainment worlds who are normalizing the non-compliant behavior. Over the weekend, the rapper Offset live streamed himself bickering with police officers who were attempting to arrest the rapper’s cousin for waving a gun at a Trump rally.

It’s not unusual for musicians to have an adversarial relationship with law enforcement. Music is rebellious, anti-establishment and counter cultural. Musicians promote drug use, sexual promiscuity and other forms of immorality.

The marriage of sports, particularly football and basketball, to commercial hip hop has dramatically changed how black athletes use their influence.

LeBron James is Jay-Z, not Muhammad Ali.
Colin Kaepernick is Vanilla Ice, not Arthur Ashe.

James and Kaepernick have led black athletes and their respective sports leagues down the path of rap and rock-n-roll. Athletes are rebellious and immoral. They influence their fans to adopt dangerous behavior. They align themselves with criminality and criminals. They’re rappers.

During the looting and rioting in Philadelphia, a 15-year-old girl was shot and hospitalized.

No one cares. Not one NFL player will put the girl’s name on the back of his helmet. She will be no different from the countless black children shot and/or killed across American inner cities because of gang violence. She’ll be no different from the woman Walter Wallace Jr., held at gunpoint or the pregnant woman George Floyd held with a gun at her belly.

Professional athletes have turned resisting criminals into cultural icons. It’s the “Rap Effect.”

I admit I’m a fan of rapper Tupac Shakur’s music. I listen to it when I work out. It gets me pumped. But I’m uncomfortable with the hero worship of Tupac. He was convicted of sexual assault. He assaulted a man in the hours before his assassination. He provoked his untimely death. He promoted a “thug life” lifestyle that leads to early death. He’s not a hero. He’s not someone whose life should be studied on college campuses.

We have mainstreamed the celebration of immorality. Athletes used to be symbols of hard work, the benefit of strong values and the power of unity across racial, political, religious and economic differences. Now they’re rappers. They’re wannabe Tupacs.

They’ve contributed to a culture of lawlessness that has America on the brink of total anarchy. Philadelphia is just the latest example.

We’ll tear the country down over Walter Wallace Jr., and ignore the thousands of children destroyed by men who behave as irresponsibly as Walter Wallace Jr.

Criminal$ Justice Movement

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2020 by andelino

The 2020 Criminal$ Justice Movement
by Jason Whitlock

Given the hyper focus regarding landing “on the right side of history,” let me take the first crack at defining the history being forged by Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, Nike and their media sycophants.

They’ve created the “Criminals Justice Movement.” Or better yet, the “Criminal$ Justice Movement.”

The intense fight for the rights of criminal suspects “resisting arrest” is really just a cash grab by Democratic politicians, Nike and athletes, celebrities and journalists seeking social media influence.

Thursday, Nike released a $150 Kaepernick Icon Jersey 2.0. Nike asset Darren Rovell “hyped” the jersey to his alleged 2 million Twitter followers, who consistently “refuse” to engage with Rovell’s tweets. (Pro tip: Buy fake followers and fake engagement.)

Kap and Nike continue to “cash in” on black tragedies. Their raising of awareness around police brutality raises awareness of Kaepernick and causes Nike cash registers to ring across the globe.

Earlier this week, the nation’s leading Criminal$ Justice attorney Ben Crump bragged to reporters about the $12 million settlement the city of Louisville will pay Breonna Taylor’s family. It was good advertising. You’ve heard of ambulance-chasing lawyers. Crump chases hearses.

He’s built a multi-million-dollar law practice around securing cash settlements for the families of victims of alleged police misconduct. On September 8th, Crump tweeted out a “powerful” message from Jacob Blake that summarizes the Criminal$ Justice Movement.

#JacobBlake released this powerful video message from his hospital bed today, reminding everyone just how precious life is.” #JusticeForJacobBlake pic.twitter.com/87CYlgPDBj — Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September 6, 2020

“Change y’all’s lives out there,” criminal Blake said from his hospital bed, “stick together, make some money, make things easier for our people out here.” 

 “Make some money” best explains the “Criminal$ Justice Movement.”

I apologize for sounding indifferent about the plight of the deceased and wounded. I am not. I have intimate knowledge of their pain. In 2012, my cousin, Anton Butler, was tasered to death in the rain by two Indianapolis sheriffs. Money will not heal the wound in the heart of my family. All of the “awareness raising” of athletes and celebrities doesn’t bring back the dead or curtail incidents of police misconduct.

In fact, the “awareness raising” actually promotes a more dangerous climate. Criminal suspects are being told by athletes, celebrities and the mainstream media that they have the right to “ignore police instruction.” Resistance is good.

The “Criminal$ Justice Movement” and its primary policy push — “defund the police” — have predictably emboldened criminals. Violent crime is elevating in high-crime neighborhoods and police are reluctant to aggressively police those areas.

All while Kaepernick and Nike cash in and financial donations pour down on Democratic voter drives. Everybody is using George Floyd’s death to make it rain. His memory is used to hype NFL and NBA games, power ad campaigns for podcasts and YouTube shows, leverage media members for promotions and, most importantly, fuel left-wing political funding.

Justice is not being sought. Cash and power are. The Criminal$ Justice Movement is the Wu-Tang video for the rap song C.R.E.A.M. Cash rules everything around the movement. “Dolla, dolla bills, y’all.”

Most athletes have a cursory knowledge of the “Criminal$ Justice Movement.” They’re young, rich and easily influenced by social media. They don’t have the time or an interest in researching the details of the movement. What they know is the best way to avoid public criticism and not be accused of selling out or being a racist is to pretend that Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Eric Garner and Breonna Taylor were honor-roll students walking home from Sunday church.

My cousin, Anton, was a paroled felon when sheriffs, in our view, needlessly tasered him to death. I loved my cousin. He had a huge heart. He loved his mother and his brother. He had the potential to be a doctor, lawyer, scientist or whatever he wanted to be. He was let down by his negligent father and a difficult zip code. Dealt a bad hand, he played it poorly and found himself in a dangerous situation he could not control.

Everyone has a story. And I get why the people close to Blake, Floyd, Garner, Taylor, etc., are devastated. But the outsiders preening outrage and sadness and kneeling for cameras are using the tragedies to advance careers and personal finance.

Jacob Blake isn’t Emmett Till. Breonna Taylor wasn’t Rosa Parks. Eric Garner wasn’t Medgar Evars.

The Pittsburgh Steelers slapped Antwon Rose Jr.’s name on the back of every Steelers helmet. Offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva had the good sense to replace Rose’s name with the name of a heroic soldier.

“Steelers LT Alejandro Villanueva has the name Alwyn Cashe on the back of his helmet. Cashe was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for heroism after his death at 35 while on duty in Iraq.” https://t.co/a4Pbp3UERU — Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) September 14, 2020

Steelers captain Maurkice Pouncey announced that he won’t be wearing Rose’s name on his helmet. “I was given limited information on the situation regarding Antwon,” Pouncey said via Instagram, “and I was unaware of the whole story surrounding his death and what transpired during the trial following the tragedy. I should have done more research to fully understand what occurred in its entirety.”

Please read Pouncey’s entire Instagram post. It’s brave and transparent.

His post is an indictment on the mainstream media and the Steelers organization. The players were fed bad information. Minutes before being stopped by police, Rose was caught on video participating in a drive-by shooting. The victim said Rose was the trigger-man.

The police stopped the car Rose was riding in because it fit the description of the vehicle used in the drive-by shooting. Rose jumped from the car and was gunned down as he tried to escape. Gun residue was found on his hand.

Black men in Pittsburgh were far more likely to be hunted and shot by Antwon Rose than any Pittsburgh cop.

All of this information was readily available for anyone in the mainstream media to point out to the Steelers on game day. This type of clarifying context is virtually illegal to report or talk about on ESPN. The Worldwide Leader is committed to paying and promoting the employees willing to stir racial animosity, demonize the police and support the “Criminal$ Justice Movement.”

Am I unsympathetic to criminals? No. Not at all. I’ve spoken at prisons. I’ve written passionately and persuasively about the need to rethink the war on drugs and the economic exploitation allowed within the prison industrial complex.

But I’m also aware of the facts. It is extremely rare for police officers to kill any American citizen. Policing has actually improved over the past three decades. Local governments are highly incentivized to push law enforcement to avoid harming criminal suspects. The financial settlements, as Ben Crump would tell you, are escalating.

Also, I believe every man and woman has a responsibility to protect himself. It makes no sense to fuss, argue and wrestle with a government official authorized to use deadly force against you. Furthermore, I’ve lived long enough to have made some shady friends. I make it a point to avoid involving myself in their shady activities.

Defunding the police is stupid. It will harm black people. Creating an environment where it’s acceptable to eschew compliance with law enforcement is stupid. It will lead to more criminal suspects being shot and killed.

The “Criminal$ Justice Movement” only improves the lives of Kaepernick, Nike shareholders, hearse-chasing lawyers, black elites using the movement to advance their careers and white Marxist anarchists determined to overthrow capitalism, democracy, freedom and God.

I’ll pass on being on that side of history.

Just Do It

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2020 by andelino

Just Do It
by Jason Whitlock

For more than 30 years, the most powerful cultural force in American sports, Nike, has encouraged athletes to “Just Do It.”

Colin Kaepernick followed Nike’s advice four years ago. He sat on the bench during the playing of the national anthem. After a conversation with a former Green Beret, Kaepernick changed to taking a knee.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick explained in late August of 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

The former 49ers quarterback, still unemployed, has never been asked to articulate a list of demands or formulate a strategy for correcting the racial oppression he sees. He’s been celebrated for raising awareness around rare instances of police-involved shootings of black men.

Four years later to the day, the Milwaukee Bucks joined Kaepernick’s “Just Do It” social justice movement. As a means of protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Bucks refused to take the court against the Orlando Magic.

Milwaukee’s abstention shut down the “NBA Bubble”, caused the cancellation of three Major League Baseball games and marked August 26, 2020 as a sports day that will live in infamy.

A 20-second viral video of police shooting a resisting criminal suspect wanted for sexual assault did what the Zapruder film could not. Jacob Blake halted sports. The NFL played on in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s televised assassination.

“Just Do It.” The 1988 Nike slogan drives the logic of professional athletes — old and young.

“I’m very proud of the players,” NBA star-turned-TNT broadcaster Chris Webber said in an emotional, widely-praised defense of the work stoppage. “I don’t know the next steps. Don’t really care what the next steps are because the first steps are to garner attention. And they have everybody’s attention around the world right now.”

The “Just Do It” slogan was inspired by the last words of confessed double-murderer Gary Gilmore, who responded let’s do it” when seated before a firing squad in 1977. Nike, the Portland-based shoe manufacturer, wanted a rebellious, counter-culture advertising campaign to reach young people. What’s more rebellious than the last words of a murderer?

“We know nothing is gonna change,” Webber continued. “We get it. Martin Luther King got shot and risked his life… We’ve seen this in all of our heroes constantly taken down. We understand that it’s not gonna end.”

“Just Say It.” Anything. It doesn’t have to make sense. You can inadvertently compare the killing of Martin Luther King to the shooting of Jacob Blake and the death of George Floyd.

“Just Do It.” The truth doesn’t matter. Strategy doesn’t matter.

“But that does not mean young men that you don’t do anything,” Webber continued. “Don’t listen to these people telling you don’t don’t do anything because it’s not gonna end right away. You are starting something for the next generation and the next generation to take over.”

I think Chris Webber is well-intentioned. He’s trapped inside the same “bubble and echo chamber” as the players. Long before they were all sequestered at Disney World, black professional athletes immersed themselves inside Nike’s China-approved, LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick constructed social justice bubble.

Inside that bubble all criticism of Kaepernick and James is dismissed as “racism or race” betrayal.  Inside that bubble the actions of a police officer struggling to subdue a resisting “black criminal” is reflective of how America feels about black people.

“It’s amazing why we keep loving this country,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday, “and this country does not love us back.”

When police shoot or kill a black criminal it explains how America feels about black people? When police kill a white criminal suspect does it explain how America feels about white people?

We have to break from thought bubbles, the social media silos that confirm our worst biases about the opposite race.

The NBA Bubble is toxic. It was bound to burst, bound to foment racial animus. The Bubble is a museum dedicated to defining America as inherently racist and demonizing anyone who questions the sanity of analyzing a nation through the lens of police engagement with resisting criminals.

This is the consequence of injecting politics into sports. Politics is inherently partisan, divisive, dishonest, racially exploitative and destructive. Politics blinds. The fight for political power erases the humanity of the opposition. Politics uses fear to inspire voters.

“Black men, black women, black kids, we are terrified,” LeBron James, who is leading a Democratic voter-registration drive, cried a day after watching the Jacob Blake video.

James, Rivers and Webber are all good men. They are trapped in the bubble of “hate” that has captured a large swath of black and white Americans during this election cycle. The mainstream media and social media financially capitalize on the hate bubbles they promote and exploit.

NBA players have reportedly agreed to resume play in the coming days. The cancellation of the NBA season might have been best for sports and America. The isolation of the NBA Bubble accentuates the racial divide and encourages the irresponsible “Just Do It” mentality.

Chris Webber and other athletes need to engage with people who don’t share their worldview, people who reject the “Just Do It” mantra. If there’s no plan, there’s no progress. If there’s no strategy, there’s no progress.

Rather than a pointless gesture designed to “garner attention” or organizing protests designed to seek “justice” for a resisting criminal, why can’t we encourage black professional athletes to pool their economic resources and invest in black communities to prevent criminal activities?

Jobs combat racism far more than destroying sports leagues that employ and compensate black men. Black professional athletes could start banks and businesses that dramatically improve black communities.

Athletes shouldn’t listen to the well-intentioned people who tell them to “just do anything.” Just doing it accomplishes nothing of value.

It’s the philosophy of a confessed double-murderer sitting before a firing squad saying “Let’s do it.”

You can take the advice of Gary Gilmore or consider mine. Your choice.

Jonathan Isaac

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2020 by andelino

Jonathan Isaac Stands For God While His BLM Critics Burn Bibles And Feign Confusion
by Jason Whitlock  

Jonathan Isaac nor his critics are difficult to understand.

The 22-year-old Orlando Magic big man refuses to separate his religious faith from his actions or his interpretation of the Black Lives Matter movement. Isaac believes the blood of Jesus Christ shed at His crucifixion absolves sin and acceptance and practice of His Gospel is the most effective way for humans to combat sin, including racism.

That’s why Isaac stood for the national anthem before the Magic played the Nets. That’s why Isaac “shunned” wearing a BLM T-shirt during pregame festivities.

Jonathan Isaac believes in the power of the Gospel. “I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Casual supporters of BLM do not believe in the goal of doing all things through Christ. Ardent supporters of BLM do not believe in Christ. The casual and ardent supporters of BLM agree that God, Jesus Christ and the Gospel have nothing to do with the current “social justice” movement.

Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks asked Isaac to explain the connection between kneeling in protest of racism and religious faith. The American media is so awash in “secular values” that Isaac’s desire to funnel his behavior through the lens of “What Would Jesus Want Me To Do” was baffling.

Isaac sounded like an “alien” to Rooks. His explanation struck many of his athletic peers the same way. Longtime NBA player and Lakers reserve Jared Dudley summarized the position of many athletes, tweeting:

“Every person is entitled to their own opinions but I disagree with him esp as a Christian man myself. This movement has very little to do with religion, but more to do with equality, police brutality and social injustice for Black people. Together unified we are at our strongest!” https://t.co/FMTYF6bEPu — Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) July 31, 2020

According to Dudley, BLM has very little to do with religion. The truth is, BLM has NOTHING to do with religion. Its founders are trained “Marxist”, a political theory hostile to all religions. Friday night in Portland, BLM supporters burned Bibles outside a federal courthouse.

“Left-wing activists bring a stack of Bibles to burn in front of the federal courthouse in Portland.” pic.twitter.com/lYWY0x8n8P — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 1, 2020

Jonathan Isaac believes the path to justice runs through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Supporters of BLM believe justice can be achieved through social media outrage, slogans on T-shirts, kneeling during the national anthem and the prioritization of a specific skin-color-related sin above all else.

Supporters of BLM think Jesus and principles consistent with religious faith are optional in the pursuit of fairness. Actually they argue that religion is a hindrance to the justice they seek. That’s why they torched Bibles in Portland. You can’t fully embrace Karl Marx’s political theory and submit to a Higher Power. Socialism, communism and the government are the higher power.

I am a sinner. The best version of myself is only achieved when I lean into my Christian faith. When I don’t lean into my relationship with God, you’ll find me engaging in lustful activities that have very little to do with religion.

My way or Jonathan Isaac’s way of combating sin does not have to be everyone’s way. But let’s not pretend that what Isaac professed is complex.

“My life has been supported through the Gospel,” Isaac explained following the game.

“Everyone is made in God’s image and we all fall short of God’s glory. Each and every one of us do things every day that we shouldn’t do. We say things we shouldn’t do. We shouldn’t hate or dislike. Sometimes it gets to a point where we point fingers whose evil is worse. Sometimes it comes down to whose evil is most visible. I felt like I wanted to take a stand on, ‘We all make mistakes,’ but the Gospel says there is Grace for us.

If we all come to an understanding of that and God wants to have a relationship with us, we can get past all the things that are messed up and jacked up. When you look around, racism isn’t the only thing that plagues our society, that plagues our nation and plagues our world. I feel like coming together that we want to get past not only racism but everything that plagues our society is the Gospel.”

Isaac’s message is simple: “Submission to God’s will is the solution to our problems, including racism. Black Lives Matter is not a suitable replacement for Christian faith. What BLM advocates is inconsistent with the word of God.”

Supporters of BLM know this. They will feign “confusion” over Isaac’s message and/or pretend that Christianity empowers “racial injustice.”

Think it through. Jonathan Isaac stood and bowed his head in prayer during the national anthem hoping to glorify Jesus Christ. LeBron James said he took a knee and wore a BLM T-shirt hoping to make Colin Kaepernick proud.

Jesus or Kap. Even for “non-believers” it should be an easy choice.

Jonathan Isaac’s Orlando Magic Jersey Sales Skyrocket After He Stands for National Anthem

Kneeling Extremism

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 8, 2020 by andelino

The American public is in a free fall “debate” on whether or not to “bend the knee” as a show of support against “racism.” It’s a question I have myself wondered over the last two weeks, each time through a different perspective.

Eli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sideline during the anthem.

In one conversation, I wonder if we would have ever gotten to this crisis point as a nation if we took seriously the pain and perspectives when, in 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick quietly ignited the “take a knee” act of resistance against ongoing racism.

If we invited a conversation then, could we have diffused the nuke by addressing that, while race is a biological fiction, that fiction has created numerous problems we need to sort out?

I observed the innocence with which many protesters recently took a knee, including an elderly man who, in his silver years, still felt like he belonged to this world enough to partake in it.

In trying to understand what he might be experiencing in that moment, I reflected on the idea of submission in Islam. A purely voluntary submission is not defeat; it’s humility. But was his submission voluntary or was it social pressure? Was it social pressure or was it behaviorally shaped by witnessing so many other people bending the knee?

This is how I navigate the world. I put pieces of it under the microscope of perspective. I rotate the dial through different experiences — magnifying, focusing and then de-focusing the pictures. Then I decide, better informed by putting myself into those different experiences and then (when necessary) separating myself from them.

I know that “bending the knee doesn’t end racism”, but if someone feels better about doing it, that is their choice and they have the right to it.

I also know that some of my colleagues in the preventing violent extremism sector don’t feel comfortable talking about extremism at this time and want to leave the spotlight focused on the protesters. I respect that, but I don’t agree with it.

As professionals in countering and preventing “violent” extremism, we have a duty not only to understand the “extremist” groups on the fringes of society but also to study and call out mainstream “behavior” when it begins to resemble that of the extremists:

Radicalism is the belief that there is only one way to live.
Extremism is forcing others to live by that way.

If someone wants to take the knee, they can. Forcing other people to “bend the knee” through physical or psychological violence or coercion, falls into the “realm of extremism.”

Hysteria, especially generated by organized “rage mobs” and their intimidation tactics, threats of escalated “violence” if groups or individuals do not fall on their knees in “submission”, demands to imitate surrender, and other forms of public degradation and abuse in order to elevate one idea above others, is extremism.

Bending the knee under the social pressure of a mob will not address the bedrock brutality of the constructs and practices of generations of horrendous “racist” history and the way bigotry and hatred continue to manifest today.

As professionals in the field of preventing violent extremism, we have seen how identity politics began paving the way for radical rhetoric, and this rhetoric began justifying acts of extremism.

As a South Asian woman and a Muslim reformer, I know too well what “social pressure” looks like, what the “mob” looks like, what having your “voice” silenced and distorted feels like. I can’t possibly expect my experience to be widely understood by others, but I don’t need it to.

World renowned author of the Game of Thrones series, George R. R. Martin, did that. He gave us Daenerys Targaryen, which HBO turned into a winning TV series.

That series pulled in 19.3 million viewers, who watched the story of an “oppressed” woman who, through good intentions and idealism, became a “tyrant” who literally set the world on fire. She leaned into her “rage.” She shifted from becoming the “abused” to the abuser. In short, she demanded people “bend the knee” to her.

We can learn the hard way what history teaches us — that one oppression never wipes out another. Or, we can let a TV show teach us the same powerful lesson. Either way, old paradigms of “brutality and force” will not birth a new world.

Only new paradigms of real “listening and empathy” can do that.

To Bend the Knee or Not to Bend the Knee. “Nope … that’s what gangsters make people do … just before they pop them!!”

Clown Of The Year

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2017 by andelino

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National Anthem Protest

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on March 24, 2017 by andelino

Colin Kaepernick “opted” out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and later “announced” he would be “standing for the national anthem next season” if he signs with another team.

Kaepernick reportedly “decided” to stop his national anthem “protest” because he didn’t want to take away from the “positive change” it created, but Fox Sports “pundit” Clay Travis didn’t “buy” it and uncovered the “real” reason on “Outkick The Coverage.”

Colin Kaepernick “said that he would stop his protest when he felt like things have changed,” Travis began. “Oh how the irony is out there.”

“Colin Kaepernick actually decided to stop his protest because he doesn’t have a contract anymore and he was aware that many teams would not want to sign him and bring on the conflict of having a player sit down on his knee during the national anthem,” Travis said.

“It was an important protest to him until it might have impacted his next contract.” pic.twitter.com/tNKwCHDbPO — Outkick The Coverage (@Outkick) March 7, 2017

“Which means that Colin Kaepernick, erstwhile ‘social justice warrior,’ is really just a bitch who wanted to make as much money as he possibly could–and once his money was threatened, he didn’t feel so strong about his political beliefs,” Travis continued.

“That’s the truth. That’s a hundred percent the truth of the Colin Kaepernick protest. He’s not a hero. He’s not Rosa Parks. He’s just a not-very-intelligent person who decided to start a not-very intelligent-protest who had absolutely no impact in a positive way upon anything that he tried to discuss.”

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Kaepernick Saga

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 4, 2016 by andelino
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NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick wore a T-shirt bearing photos of Malcolm X and communist dictator Fidel Castro.

The “despicable” saga of Colin Kaepernick continues.

On the field, he “stinks.” His 49ers are a “disaster,” and I saw a lot of “empty” seats in a recent “game” in San Francisco.

A couple of years ago, he was a “young” quarterback with quite a “future.”

Today, as a “Muslim,” he looks like a guy who needs a “change of scenery” and total “mental tune-up.”

Off the field, Colin Kaepernick is even “worse.” He continues to speak and speak and make a total “fool” out of himself.

His “remarks” about Fidel Castro are no “better” than what Justin Trudeau and Jill Stein said of the “dictator’s” death.

This is a bit of Colin on Castro:

“I agree with the investment in education. I also agree with the investment in free universal health care, as well as the involvement with him in helping end apartheid in South Africa. I would hope that everyone believes those things are good things. Trying to push the false narrative that I was a supporter of the oppressive things that he did is just not true.”

Memo to Colin: “Cubans do not get to choose what books they read in school. In other words, history class in Cuba’s schools represents the state’s views. And the health care system is so good that Castro brought in Spanish doctors to care for him. “

The Colin story did have a “happy turn” in Miami last Sunday, as we read in the Miami Herald:

Dolphins “linebacker” Kiko Alonso gave the “fans” in Miami what they wanted Sunday, “picking” off Colin Kaepernick and making a “jarring” tackle on the 49ers’ quarterback that “preserved” a 31-24 Dolphins win.

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After the game, Alonso, the “son of a Cuban immigrant,” acknowledged that Kaepernick had caused “bad blood” with comments the San Francisco player had made “about” Fidel Castro.

“Yeah, it matters,” Alonso said Sunday of Kaepernick’s “words” about Castro, which were made shortly before the former Cuban leader “died” Friday.

The quarterback had appeared reluctant to “condemn” Castro and offered “praise” for his efforts in boosting Cuba’s “literacy rate.”

“Usually, I just try to play my game. But I did try to hit him,” Alonso told the Herald’s Armando Salguero, who was the reporter who “grilled” Kaepernick about Castro last week.

Salguero, like Alonso’s father, was “born” in Cuba and “emigrated” to the United States.

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Armando Salguero.

With that father, Carlos Alonso, on hand after the game, the linebacker told Salguero, “You two saw what happened in Cuba firsthand. I didn’t. But I do have feelings about it. So there was some bad blood there for me with Kaepernick.”

“Muy bueno,” Kiko. You did good!

When will the 49ers ownership show some “backbone and release him?

Colin is “hurting” the NFL brand and the team. Pro athletes always get in “trouble” when their political “opinions” make more headlines than their “TD passes!”

Better than that, why doesn’t Colin “move” to Cuba and offer his “services” to Raúl Castro? Cuba has always needed Western “fools to carry its water.”

If Obama would attend Fidel’s “funeral” he would take a” coveted” Selfie with the “deceased” dictator.

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Semper FI

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 22, 2016 by andelino

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August 30, 2016

Mr. Colin Kaepernick
Levi’s Stadium
4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Dear Colin,

You are right, the issue is bigger than football and it is self-seeking on your part to look the other way and sit during the playing of the national anthem.

The pre-game anthem and salute to our flag is a commemoration of the greatest nation ever known to man and the freedoms it protects, and we as citizens enjoy.

Colin – selfishness – your narrow mindedness has shown that you do not respect the country that provides you with the freedom to disrespect it … instead you chose to not only use a stage that is bigger than you to convey an unsupported and false claim, but also show an impertinence that belies your capitalist inclination to sustain yourself off the same republic you – now irrevocably – disrespect and apparently disdain.

Colin, you may wonder what the flag means to the majority of Americans … I suggest you contemplate Ruth Apperson Rous’s “I am the Flag,” quoted in part:

“My colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country; My white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all; I represent these eternal principles: liberty, justice, and humanity; I embody American freedom: freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and the sanctity of the home; I am a living symbol of my nation’s law: the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights; I am your title deed of freedom, which is yours to enjoy and hold in trust for posterity; and If you fail to keep this sacred trust inviolate, if I am nullified and destroyed, you and your children will become slaves to dictators and despots; Eternal vigilance is your price of freedom; and As you see me silhouetted against the peaceful skies of my country, remind yourself that I am the flag of your country, that I stand for what you are – no more, no less.”

Colin, for your information, there are bodies of citizens who have died … died for the freedoms you so now despise. If you choose, you can visit these citizens at any number of cemeteries overseas in places like the Ardennes, Belleau Wood, Saipan, Flanders Field, Florence, Brookwood; Rhone, Guadalcanal, Lorraine, Manilla, Normandy, Sicily, North Africa, and the Meuse-Argonne.

In the continental United States you can visit national cemeteries with names such as Shiloh, Alabama, Andersonville, Willamette, Alton, Annapolis, Antietam, Bakersfield, Balls Bluff, Wilmington, Stones River, Woodlawn, Yorktown, Vicksburg, Quantico, New Albany, Seven Pines, or in your own backyard, Golden Gate National Military Cemetery.

Colin, to paraphrase a few lines from the movie a “Few Good Men,” you have the luxury of not knowing what the heroes of America have sacrificed so you can live the life you lead.

For those of us who have served and respect the United States, the American flag, and what they represent, and all the heroes past and future that have and will keep us free, I say to you, we have neither the time nor the inclination to further explain this to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom our heroes and our country provide.

Colin, you don’t even have the decency to say thank you to a country that has given you the freedom to enjoy what you have. Enjoy your freedom.

Semper FI
Jack Bu
Former Sergeant of Marines

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Coward Colin Kaepernick

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