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Real AmeriKKKan Terrorists: Failed Obama Assassination

Posted in Change, Political, Social Issues with tags , , , , on October 27, 2008 by hiphopdemocrat

With terrible news this morning highlighting the horrors of violence, another story just broke releasing news that the ATF foiled an Obama assassination attempt as well as the attempt to kill and decapitate 102 other black youth in Tennesse. I can obviously say who-is-barack-obama that this is GOOD news, and many thanks to the law enforcement officials who brought these criminals to justice.

I also see this as very disturbing, and it hit on another issue that I have been thinking about.  The nation, the media have launched numerous attacks on the Hip Hop community claiming its responsibility for most of the violence and negativity in the country. Then I start to think, well with a story like this, what’s next? Will there be an in depth look at the evils of racism that obviously still exist in our society? Will there be a nationwide witch hunt forcing those that secretly HATE because of skin color? Will the media throw all of its resources towards combating racism the way they seem too when hip hop is the prime suspect? I HOPE so, but know that its unlikely, just as quick as this story came, it will be GONE. All they will say is, its just a dumb group of people that don’t represent a majority view.

I wonder what this would have been if this group had been Muslim or of Arab decent. This war on terror that we fight overseas war-on-terror against an enemy outside of our borders is continuing full speed, when there are still plenty of terrorists within the United States. They’ve been  here for decades, not hiding, in the open, terrorizing women, people of color, people of different sexual orientations. I want to know what is being done about that.

Luckily, this attempt was foiled today, but what about tomorrow, and the next day. These terrorist are  here, living right next to us, picking up their children from the same schools, and everybody doesn’t have an anti-terrorism task force to protect them.

Why? I Don’t Know, Just PRAY!

Posted in Change, Social Issues with tags , , , , , , on October 27, 2008 by hiphopdemocrat

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”- Psalm 23

News broke this morning related to the Hudson family tragedy. The white Suburban was found on the west side of Chicago with a young boys body. HORRIBLE NEWS….and it made me just pray, because in times like this that’s all we can do, PRAY. For the hudson_wideweb__470x300,4families that are affected by this tragedy, for the law enforcement officials that worked night in day to bring justice and closure to the incident, for the supporters who continuously prayed for a small glimmer of light in this dark situation, for the victims of these terrible crimes, and last but not least for the individual(s) who committed the crime.

There’s a lot that we can ALL agree is wrong with the world, but when a CHILD is not allowed to grow up,  and is not given the opportunity Jesus the son of GOD died for us to have it hurts that much more. Everything that we fight for, within our communities, in the government, in our homes, is for the future. The hope that our children will be able to pick up the pieces an hopefully make the world a better place than we did. The value of a human life is  priceless, the value of a childs’ life, I feel, can not be described by any word.

There have been nearly 500 homicides so far this year in Chicago alone, beating both NY & LA. Not needed to say TOO MANY of those stop the violencewere children. So, what can we do to stop this vicious circle? What plan of action can we take to eradicate this level of negativity, and  unecissary death? This is a MAJOR problem not only with our urban black communities, but ALL over the world. From the villages in Darfur, urban communities in Europe, South America, Central America, EVERYWHERE. What can we do? I say PRAY!!!! Because this is a problem that has gotten much too big for us to handle we need GOD to take care of this one, and we need to trust him to do so.

With that, I would like send my own prayers and condolences to  the Hudson Family & the King family with hopes that the LOVE they have for the victims prevails over sadness, and the knowledge that GOD’s will is in action and this is all part of his master plan.