Ferguson & The Courage of Non Conformity

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Ferguson & The Courage of Non Conformity

When they had brought them in and made them stand before the San­hedrin, the high priest ques­tioned them, “We gave you strict orders (did we not?) to stop teach­ing in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teach­ing and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.”

But Peter and the apos­tles said in reply, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ances­tors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hang­ing him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as leader and sav­ior to grant Israel repen­tance and for­give­ness of sins. We are wit­nesses of these things, as is the holy Spirit that God has given to those who obey him.”

When they heard this, they became infu­ri­ated and wanted to put them to death.

Acts 5:2733

Eddie: What I’m say­ing is, is there’s black peo­ple need to stop lying.

Bar­ber­shop 2002

One of the most Amaz­ing things about the rise of Chris­tian­ity is illus­trated by the ini­tial clashes between the Apos­tles and the Jew­ish author­i­ties after Christ’s death

To under­stand the sig­nif­i­cance of this meet­ing you must under­stand that while the Holy Spirit had already come upon them the Apos­tles had spent a life­time as obser­vant Jews who had con­formed to the laws of Moses since their youth. Addi­tion­ally not only had Peter denied Christ three times but all the Apos­tles but John had fled at Christ’s arrest. Fur­ther­more both before & after Christ’s ascen­sion they con­tin­ued to stay in hid­ing until the day of Pentecost.

Given these facts it would have been very easy for them to decide to obey the High Priest. After all Jews had a his­tory of stick­ing together. Jews had stuck to the Mosaic Jaw even after being con­quered by the Romans and before them the Greeks and the Baby­lo­ni­ans. The Jew­ish cul­ture was so strong that its cohe­sive­ness remained intact even dying at Masada rather than sub­mit­ting. Fur­ther­more there would be no penalty (at least no earthy one) if they had cho­sen to con­form rather than resist.

Yet thanks to the faith pro­vided by the Holy Spirit and their free accep­tance of that gift, they had the courage to clash with the estab­lished Jew­ish cul­ture not only while they were in Jerusalem but mim­ic­k­ing that non-​violent resis­tance as they spread all over the world.

And while all but John died hor­ri­bly for it, the human race reaped the ben­e­fits, not only in terms of the eter­nal mercy of Christ but of a basic phi­los­o­phy that has been in the fore­front of the advance­ment of human­ity. The rights of man and the con­cept that all are equal in the eyes of God and thus equal before the laws of men.

But the only rea­son why mankind gained these ben­e­fits and the rights that came from them and achieved the abil­ity to break free from the slav­ery of sin was the courage to stand up against their cul­ture in the first place.

And this brings us to the black com­mu­nity and the Riots in Ferguson.

One of the things that have plagued the black cul­ture since the rise of the great soci­ety is the con­cept of “Act­ing White”. The idea that cer­tain behav­iors from being schol­arly and striv­ing to achieve, to con­for­mity to law,to even the respect of woman is dis­missed as “act­ing white” thus caus­ing one to be rejected.

Fur­ther­more this idea has been used by some within the black com­mu­nity to advance them­selves as power bro­kers. Not only those who liai­son between the larger Amer­i­can cul­ture and the Amer­i­can black sub­cul­ture, but by crim­i­nals within the com­mu­nity that prey on it sug­gest­ing that those who might coop­er­ate with police who might arrest or con­tain them are act­ing as trai­tors to their race.

Mind you immi­grants from Africa have not bought into this non­sense, but for the major­ity of the black com­mu­nity descended from those for­merly held as slaves in the 19th cen­tury this is taught as gospel. Fur­ther­more the slav­ery of eight gen­er­a­tions ago is used as not only an excuse but as a jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for fail­ure to advance within in the larger culture.

All of this is self-​evident but that’s not what is amazing.

The amaz­ing thing is the dirty lit­tle open secret that many Amer­i­can blacks don’t actu­ally buy into this non­sense. They rec­og­nize a thug when they see one and under­stand that if you are knock­ing off small vari­ety store, get­ting your­self sus­pended from school, deal­ing drugs or act­ing like a thug you aren’t going to get any­where in life, but in a com­mu­nity where sin­gle par­ent­hood is the norm rather than the excep­tion that les­son is hard to teach with­out a pos­i­tive male role model to rein­force it.

How­ever while this might be expressed in pri­vate, in pub­lic racial sol­i­dar­ity is the rule and the ret­ri­bu­tion from within the com­mu­nity is ter­ri­ble if one dares to express this in pub­lic. There is a rea­son why the black eye wit­nesses who backed up the tes­ti­mony of offi­cer Dar­ren Wil­son did not go pub­lic and to go against this culture,

Put bluntly most of the prob­lems that are plagu­ing the black com­mu­nity, have their ori­gin in the black com­mu­nity and the lib­er­als who enable black “lead­ers”. If you dis­be­lieve me ask your­self why cities where the black com­mu­nity have it the hard­est, have been under lib­eral con­trol, and in come cases like Detroit, lib­eral black con­trol for decades?

More­over the time where strong intact black fam­i­lies advanced a cul­ture of self reliance even in the face of actual repres­sion is still in liv­ing mem­ory within the com­mu­nity. The solu­tions to these prob­lems are known because just a cou­ple of gen­er­a­tion ago the great civil rights vic­to­ries of the 50’s & 60’s were won by those peo­ple who lived said solutions.

The only ingre­di­ent that’s miss­ing to achieve it? Courage! The courage of the civil rights marchers who didn’t riot in Wash­ing­ton or Selma or Mont­gomery but who marched. The courage of the McCarthy Sis­ters who stood up against the IRA and the courage of the apos­tles who were able to stand up to their own cul­ture and say the truth aloud.

Until the black com­mu­nity is will­ing to do this they will never achieve their true poten­tial and will con­tinue to con­demn gen­er­a­tions yet to come to be defined by a bunch of thugs and loot­ers defend­ing the right to break the law with impunity for the sake of a bunch of hus­tlers out for themselves.

Per­son­ally I think that’s rather short-​sighted and a bad bargain.

Let’s pray that the com­mu­nity can mimic the courage of the Apos­tles & the mar­tyrs from James to St. Moses the Black because until they do this cycle will con­tinue to repeat for generations.

Update: Ann Coul­ter gets it:

About a half-​dozen black wit­nesses sup­ported Offi­cer Wilson’s ver­sion of what hap­pened. One was a black woman, who saw the shoot­ing from the Can­field Green apart­ments. Cry­ing on the stand, she said, “I have a child and that could have been my son.”

And yet, she con­firmed all cru­cial parts of Wilson’s account. She said “the child” (292-​pound Big Mike) never had his hands up and the cop only fired when “the baby” was com­ing at him. “Why won’t that boy stop?” she asked her husband.

I always want to know more about the heroic black wit­nesses. They are put in a posi­tion no white per­son will ever be in and do the right thing by telling the truth — then go into hid­ing from “the com­mu­nity” being cham­pi­oned by goo-​goo liberals.

White peo­ple don’t feel any oblig­a­tion to defend some thug just because he’s white. Only blacks are expected to lie on behalf of crim­i­nals of their own race.

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When they had brought them in and made them stand before the Sanhedrin, the high priest questioned them, “We gave you strict orders (did we not?) to stop teaching in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.”

But Peter and the apostles said in reply, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as leader and savior to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. We are witnesses of these things, as is the holy Spirit that God has given to those who obey him.”

When they heard this, they became infuriated and wanted to put them to death.

Acts 5:27-33

Eddie:  What I’m saying is, is there’s black people need to stop lying.

Barbershop 2002

One of the most Amazing things about the rise of Christianity is illustrated by the initial clashes between the Apostles and the Jewish authorities after Christ’s death

To understand the significance of this meeting you must understand that while the Holy Spirit had already come upon them the Apostles had spent a lifetime as observant Jews who had conformed to the laws of Moses since their youth.  Additionally not only had Peter denied Christ three times but all the Apostles but John had fled at Christ’s arrest.  Furthermore both before & after Christ’s ascension they continued to stay in hiding until the day of Pentecost.

Given these facts it would have been very easy for them to decide to obey the High Priest.  After all Jews had a history of sticking together. Jews had stuck to  the Mosaic Jaw even after being conquered by the Romans and before them the Greeks and the Babylonians.  The Jewish culture was so strong that its cohesiveness remained intact even dying at Masada rather than submitting.  Furthermore there would be no penalty (at least no earthy one) if they had chosen to conform rather than resist.

Yet thanks to the faith provided by the Holy Spirit and their free acceptance of that gift, they had the courage to clash with the established Jewish culture not only while they were in Jerusalem but mimicking that non-violent resistance as they spread all over the world.

And while all but John died horribly for it, the human race reaped the benefits, not only in terms of the eternal mercy of Christ but of a basic philosophy that has been in the forefront of the advancement of humanity.  The rights of man and the concept that all are equal in the eyes of God and thus equal before the laws of men.

But the only reason why mankind gained these benefits and the rights that came from them and achieved the ability to break free from the slavery of sin was the courage to stand up against their culture in the first place.

And this brings us to the black community and the Riots in Ferguson.

One of the things that have plagued the black culture since the rise of the great society is the concept of “Acting White”.  The idea that certain behaviors from being scholarly and striving to achieve,   to conformity to law,to even the respect of woman is dismissed as “acting white” thus causing one to be rejected.

Furthermore this idea has been used by some within the black community to advance themselves as power brokers.  Not only those  who  liaison between the larger American culture and the American black subculture, but by criminals within the community that prey on it suggesting that those who might cooperate with police who might arrest or contain them are acting as traitors to their race.

Mind you immigrants from Africa have not bought into this nonsense, but for the majority of the black community descended from those formerly held as slaves in the 19th century this is taught as gospel.  Furthermore the slavery of eight generations ago is used as not only an excuse but as a justification for failure to advance within in the larger culture.

All of this is self-evident but that’s not what is amazing.

The amazing thing is the dirty little open secret that many American blacks don’t actually buy into this nonsense.  They recognize a thug when they see one and understand that if you are knocking off small variety store, getting yourself suspended from school, dealing drugs or acting like a thug you aren’t going to get anywhere in life, but in a community where single parenthood is the norm rather than the exception that lesson is hard to teach without a positive male role model to reinforce it.

However while this might be expressed in private, in public racial solidarity is the rule and the retribution from within the community is terrible if one dares to express this in public.  There is a reason why the black eye witnesses who backed up the testimony of officer Darren Wilson did not go public and to go against this culture,

Put bluntly most of the problems that are plaguing the black community, have their origin in the black community and the liberals who enable black “leaders”.  If you disbelieve me ask yourself why cities where the black community have it the hardest,  have been under liberal control, and in come cases like Detroit, liberal black control for decades?

Moreover the time where strong intact black families advanced a culture of self reliance even in the face of actual repression is still in living memory within the community.  The solutions to these problems are known because just a couple of generation ago the great civil rights victories of the 50’s & 60’s were won by those people who lived said solutions.

The only ingredient that’s missing to achieve it?  Courage!  The courage of the civil rights marchers who didn’t riot in Washington or Selma or Montgomery but who marched.  The courage of the McCarthy Sisters who stood up against the IRA and the courage of the apostles who were able to stand up to their own culture and say the truth aloud.

Until the black community is willing to do this they will never achieve their true potential and will continue to condemn generations yet to come to be defined by a bunch of thugs and looters defending the right to break the law with impunity for the sake of a bunch of hustlers out for themselves.

Personally I think that’s rather short-sighted and a bad bargain.

Let’s pray that the community can mimic the courage of the Apostles & the martyrs from James to St. Moses the Black  because until they do this cycle will continue to repeat for generations.

Update:  Ann Coulter gets it:

About a half-dozen black witnesses supported Officer Wilson’s version of what happened. One was a black woman, who saw the shooting from the Canfield Green apartments. Crying on the stand, she said, “I have a child and that could have been my son.”

And yet, she confirmed all crucial parts of Wilson’s account. She said “the child” (292-pound Big Mike) never had his hands up and the cop only fired when “the baby” was coming at him. “Why won’t that boy stop?” she asked her husband.

I always want to know more about the heroic black witnesses. They are put in a position no white person will ever be in and do the right thing by telling the truth — then go into hiding from “the community” being championed by goo-goo liberals.

White people don’t feel any obligation to defend some thug just because he’s white. Only blacks are expected to lie on behalf of criminals of their own race.

 

 

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