Friday, August 7, 2009
When things got rough while I was laid off from a good job at AMC/ Chrysler I went back to school to study more welding and related subjects at the Milwaukee Area Tech College and got into a temporary Gov't housing [VPC] [run by a black organization that treated the white Veterans badly, with intimidation,etc] in a Milwaukee crime area jungle, [35th and Wells Street] and I got to see first hand how things were in 'the Ghetto.' It was like the 'Planet of the Apes' where everything was 'upside down', very corrupt, dirty and extremely dangerous. I heard other people including some Black Staff members saying that they had to use their Army training to survive in that environment! Those 6 months at Vet's Place Central were very scary and made many of us [even the Black displaced and homeless Veterans] anxious. I carry those bad times with me in the heart, and I have NEVER witnessed such prejudice and bias in my entire life! People used Food Stamps to buy anything including drugs, and prostitutes sold themselves for $5 just to buy more 'Crack' cocaine and smoke it. It was very smart to stay sober so as not to fall into 'temptation' and get HIV and STD. Those folks even had their own peculiar brand of ghetto English that other good, hard working Blacks couldn't understand, and I can elaborate on this via personal email. I have many Black Christian friends who are the salt of the Earth whom I expect to see in Heaven! There is good and bad in ALL races and we ALL came from Adam and Eve. However, the Lord directed the Apostle Paul to go WEST on his missionary tours/ preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ... not East. Right now, I don't exactly know the reason why, but Abraham's union with the slave girl, Hagar, produced the races/ nations of people that plagued Israel even until now! Go figure. We are so blessed in the USA for having the FREEDOM to hear and accept the Gospel, Bible and Lord Jesus Christ without fear of being jailed, tortured and murdered like many other nations on earth, like China, SA, Indonesia, India, and all Muslim lands!! I encourage you ALL to check out: The Voice of the Martyrs. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have the happiness and JOY to be able to contribute a monthly gift to that fine Christian Org. as they continue to help, support Christian in persecuted lands and give them the forbidden Bibles they desire. PTL!
That was the time that I started keeping a Journal to record all the strange things I saw and heard-- intending to write a book latter, but after I finally got called back to Chrysler in 1995, I got sidetracked and back to reality, the way I was raised by my hard working middle class parents on the farm in S.E. Wisconsin. I know that the following is true.
BUCHANAN TO OBAMA
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America . Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.. This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:
First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known. Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.
Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ' 60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream. Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks -- with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated their time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.
We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude???
Barack talks about new 'ladders of opportunity' for blacks. Let him go to Altoona ? And Johnstown , and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for 'deserving' white kids.? Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America ? Is it really white America 's fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?
Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?
As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?
Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?
We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena . And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.
Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.
We are a Christian Nation even if Mr. Obama says we are not.
This needs to be passed around because, this is a message everyone needs to hear!!!