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The fallacy of perpetual protest

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In March 1988, I witnessed one of the saddest spectacles of my life.  I saw four police officers pry open door 303 at the infamous Lorain  Motel in Memphis TN and forcibly evict a poor, single, Black woman named Jacqueline Smith from the only home she had known for eleven years.  It was televised.  It was a spectacle.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered at the Lorrain Motel on April 4, 1963. The motel had been purchased at auction and was to be repurposed into a civil rights museum.   Ms. Smith had challenged her eviction, believing that Martin Luther King, a man who had championed the plight of the poor, would have sided with her and not the money-grubbing capitalist there to profit from his murder. She swore to never voluntarily leave her room.  She had been offered better employment and better housing.  She refused.  She swore she would resist every step of the way. She kept her word. Smith did not make it easy. As four female police officers picked her up by each of her limbs carrying her down the stairs and off the property,  she kicked, screamed, flailed about making their job as difficult as possible.

After moving Ms. Smith and all of her possessions to the curb and threatening her with imprisonment, if she ever stepped foot on the property, again, Jacquelin Smith made a vow.  She vowed to never leave that spot and to protest until her eviction is overturned.  That was 32 years ago.  Jacqueline Smith is still there protesting. As the world continued to spin, something has kept her trapped in the time loop of 1988.  Some say it is conviction and courage. Others will say it is Pride and Hate. During these decades, while others went to college and trade schools to become mechanics, doctors, teachers, and parents, she has stayed on that spot selling trinkets and protesting. She says she is still poor and still angry.  In an interview, she said, “ thirty years on I still feel the same. “

Jacquelin Smith is a visual representation of Black America and the fallacy of endless and perpetual protest.  As America has moved on to become tremendously prosperous and powerful.  The Black community remains trapped in a time warp where they are trading prosperity, happiness, and freedom for the prison of endless protest.

The rich liberals, while enjoying their lives, see her as a martyr to their cause. She’s someone they can use. Therefore, they see her as someone to be respected, revered, and even lionized.  Conservatives see her as a tragic figure, consumed with pride, hatred, and unforgiveness,  the symbol of a wasted life and all that a wasted life entails: anger, sadness, and regret.

Black Democrats are the new Palestinians.   Most are like Ms. Smith; they are so consumed with revenge, hate, and self-pity; it is impossible for them to function as a proper part of society. They have become so dysfunctional and so undisciplined instead of steeling themselves to obey the laws that most other Americans follow effortlessly; they instead are now fighting to defund the police so they can now break the law without consequence.

For the past two months, America has witnessed raw and in living color, the hidden society that liberal democrats consider normal.  Rioting, murder, and thuggery.  Democrats have started every riot in America over the past 60 years. Watts, Detroit, Washington DC, Los Angeles,  even Charlottesville.  Now they are rioting, looting burning and killing all over the Country.

Isn’t it amazing that Conservatives of all races never riot?  We may demonstrate but never riot. Why? Because we do not trust the government. We know the government cannot fix our problems.  We will demonstrate to remind the government of what will happen to it if it attempts to infringe, abridge, or violate our unalienable rights.  Observing the spectacle over the past two months, you can see how some can say that Liberals are full of hate.  Their hatred is toxic and contagious.

As in the book Moby Dick, when the hateful Ahab infected the once peaceful crew of the Pequod with the deadly disease of revenge, anti-Christian Liberals have infected once peaceful Americans. Even in death, the corpse of the hate-filled Captain Ahab summoned the crew of the Pequod to its death. Likewise, Democrats are using the corpses of long-dead Confederate Democrats and their victimized slaves to summon America to its demise. Black Democrats have learned well from their former masters and present oppressors how to hate and justify all manner of evil because of perceived or imaginary injustice.  They are on a rampage seeking revenge against dead and imaginary foes.  They are summoning all of America to follow them to Hell.  We must resist at all costs.

C.S. Lewis said all suffering originates from the sin of “Pride.”  He calls “Pride” the most damnable sin.  It is no coincidence that all of the Liberal movements, whether they be the Feminist, Black, Gay, and LGBTQ, have the word “Pride” to describe their purpose. Thusly, the sin of “Pride” has sidetracked the Black community from GODS purposes. The healing acts of forgiveness, love, and forbearance are forgotten by Democrats. For decades now, they have been replaced by the pestilence of hatred, revenge, and self-pity.

There comes a time in life when you have to confront the law of diminishing returns: When is the input more than the output?  Someone is profiting from this, and it isn’t Black Americans. The Black community is dying from a festering would of hate, not racism. Democrats have always picked at this wound and then profited from the pain.

Here’s the good news.  This is not unto death.  Most people are good.  Most people are sane.  The anarchists are a small noisy minority that we can shut down whenever we choose.  Sadly, in the meantime, there are many  Jacqueline Smiths out there being exploited by the Democrat Party.  We must convince them that they are not hero’s.  They are pawns in a savage game.  They can still be parents, teachers, and happy.  Because of hatred and revenge, the life Jacquelin Smith and the lives of many Black Americans are currently marred in tragedy, not heroism. If you doubt my conclusion, consider this. While Jacquelin Smith stands there for thirty-two years, applauded by the left and pitied by the right.  Ask yourself this question:  Would you want your child to emulate her?

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