Everybody reading this column has a family member, a friend, a classmate, a coworker or a neighbor that always seems to be complaining, protesting, speaking out or standing up about insensitivity, injustice or inequality.
Instead of those people being honored, appreciated or praised, people we know that fight for our rights, write about our enemies or talk about our victimizers are often labeled as trouble makers, rabble rousers, radicals or militants.
As a people, we tend to shy away from community activists. We discredit community truth tellers. And, we dislike modern day freedom fighters! When something drastic or traumatic occurs in the Black community or something wicked happens to a Black person like the murder of an innocent teenager, a puppet show is quickly organized!
I know you don’t like for me to write like this but I try to write the truth whether you like it or not.
The masses of African Americans hesitate to move an inch until the devil’s puppets tell them to move and tell them how to move!
When Blacks in Florida became outraged, there were Black activists that talked about hunting down the murderer of Trayvon Martin like Jews hunt down Nazis. There were Blacks that talked about lighting Central Florida up and setting Disney World and other attractions on fire!
So, the devil called all of his puppets and ordered them to travel to Florida and calm those N-words down.
Civil rights leaders and opportunistic politicians we haven’t heard from in years immediately descended on Sanford, Florida. Other wannabe leaders organized marches and rallies in other US cities.
They said the way we can address the Trayvon Martin issue is to buy the white man’s Skittles and Iced Tea. They said we can take photos of us wearing Walmart hoodies and post the pictures on Facebook and Twitter. They said we could chant outdated chants and sing “We Shall Overcome”. They said if Black people didn’t want to be shot and killed, all they have to do is pray!
The devil is not creative. Satan has tricked our people this way for years and years.
Don’t take my word for it; remember how the famous March on Washington came about. When poor people in Alabama and Mississippi said they were fed up with exploitation and mistreatment and called for the march, the government immediately got on the phone with so-called Negro leaders and told them to stop the march. When the leaders said, “Boss we didn’t start it and we can’t stop it”, the Negro leaders were told to join the angry protesters, take it over and subdue the march that way.
The same thing happened in Sanford. A lot of speeches were given, songs were sung, hands were held and the murderer of Trayvon Martin is still free as a Jay Bird when he should be a Jail Bird and the Police Chief is on a paid vacation called a temporary leave of absence!
Being a puppet is a good gig. You fly in on a private plane, get a limo to pick you up at the airport, make a few photo opportunities, take up thousands and thousands of dollars in contributions, then you leave town.
Real leaders stay, Satan’s puppets don’t! When Harriet Tubman started the Underground Railroad, she stayed with it until many slaves were transported to freedom. When Martin Luther King started a bus boycott or a garbage strike, he stayed with it until the job was done. When the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee organized voter registrations drives in the deep South, they stayed with it until Blacks were registered.
Is it just me, or does it seem like the people speaking about Black issues on network television the most are the people that the television networks can control. The devil wants your leaders to tell you to pray but doesn’t want them to tell you to fight. They will tell you to change politicians but they won’t tell you to change the political system. They will tell you to lift every voice and sing but they won’t tell you to lift every fist and swing!
If you didn’t know, the powers that be in the country have a tactic called “PsyOps”. That is a program of psychological operations, or propaganda. They use fake rallies, fake rescues, senseless marches and so on to move the people in the direction they want people moved. This tactic has both foreign and domestic applications. Just google “PsyOps. There is even a movie about psyops and propaganda.
Kermit the Frog, Howdy Doody and Lamb Chops are good puppets but they are nothing compared to the imperialist puppets masquerading as America’s Black community leaders that will water down, wash out and nullify every serious Black movement in America! When the TV cameras go off, off goes Kermit the Frog and off goes America’s so-called Black leaders!
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