Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mychal Massie: Stand Up or Get Run Over

I say 'Amen' to this good word from Mychal Massie.  The time is now!

Stand Up or Get Run Over

As we straddle the days between Memorial Day, D-Day, and Independence Day, it is paramount that I challenge you, (yet again), to stand up.
I view truth as a variant form of a palindrome. The truth is the truth regardless of whose mouth and/or pen it comes from. And, with that said, the purveyors of same should disinterest themselves pursuant to how the truth is received by those who embrace evil as good, and good as evil.
I am tired of people telling me that because of my color, only I can say the things I say and make the points I make pertaining to blacks. Following their logic only white Southerners would have had the right to speak out against slavery or Jim Crow.
This is particularly true of those who claim to be Christians. Liars abhor the truth and they will go to every length available to subvert and discourage the presentation of same.
Specific to that point, it is my opinion that oftentimes people avoid speaking the truth as a means of removing themselves from being involved. Perhaps they are afraid of being ostracized; perhaps they are just timid.
But there comes a time when in the life of every man, woman, and child that they must stand up for the truth or face forever the bullying and demagoguery – and that time is now.
Many are attacked as much, but none are attacked more or called more names for speaking the truth than I am. But in the absence of fact and intellectual standing, that is all those who bastardize truth can do.
While liberals are prolific distorters of truth and pernicious revisionists, i.e., liars – it is blacks, liberals, and homosexuals who rely upon threats and intimidation. I should here say if their positions were just, there would be no need for such actions. The truth would stand on its own merit and not depend upon their vitriol and threats.
We cannot sit silent shivering in fear of what we may be called or of what people will say. The future of America is dependent upon our confronting lies with truth. Evil only triumphs when good men do nothing. If we do nothing; if we depend upon others to speak for us, we will doom what future we have left.
As Martin Luther King famously said: “Yet there are in [America] millions of people of goodwill whose voices are yet unheard, whose course is yet unclear, and whose courageous acts are yet unseen. These persons are often silent today because of fear — fear of social, political and economic reprisals. In the name of God, in the interest of human dignity, and for the cause of democracy these millions are called upon to gird up their courage, to speak out, to offer leadership that is needed.”
“If the people of goodwill [in America] fail to act now, history will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and violent actions of the bad people, but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people. Our generation will have to repent not only for the words and acts of the children of darkness but also for the fears and apathy of the children of light.” (Dinkier Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia; 1/27/65)
Those who espouse extremism and who have committed themselves to the deconstruction of our great nation foment discord and froth boorish vitriol in the hope of intimidating us into silence.
They are fully aware of that which so many truly concerned people fail to recognize. Said being, the only way for them to be victorious is to keep us silent and afraid. Faith in God Almighty and our collective voices are our greatest strengths.
When we rose up against government anarchy in 2010 (vis-a`-vis the Tea Party revolution), we not only triumphed – we sent a clarion message to those in power and their radical minions. But instead of staying on point we retreated to our living rooms trusting politicians to carry on for us.
I warned at the time that was a critical mistake and my warnings have been borne out. We cannot afford to relax. Good soldiers are always on guard and prepared for the next attempted assault on our freedoms.
As Ronald Reagan said: “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. (A Time For Choosing; The Speech; 10/27/1964)
Americans on bent knees to God carried the saber of resolve to ensure our standard of life. We must not let their commitment be in vain.

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