Monday, October 10, 2016

Racial Cancer, Flu and Food Poisoning : What do you battle hardest?

Take a look at the number of black abortions, black on black murders and blacks killed by the police. For the sake of a very imperfect analogy, look at the numbers of people killed by the cancer, the flu and food poisoning in the US. I will correlate the cancer numbers with abortion, black on black murders with the flu and all lethal force by the police with food poisoning. Numerically, cancer is the biggest threat, followed by the flu and then food poisoning. All the problems need to be dealt with. But it's imperative to go after the most immediate threat first and hardest. 

Abortion is the cancer of the black community.

Black on black murder is the flu. 

Death by police is food poisoning. 

The single largest cause of death of black people in America is abortion.

In announcing the new web page, Right to Life of Michigan said, “More than crime. More than accidents. More than cancer, heart disease and AIDS. Abortion has taken more black American lives than any other cause of death since 1973.”

“Did you know that? Abortion is the leading cause of death in the United States, but for black Americans abortion causes more deaths every year than every other cause of death combined. Now is the time for this fact to be addressed in the media and in the classroom,” it added.

In America today, almost as many African-American children are aborted as are born. A black baby is three times more likely to be aborted as a white baby.

Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent. Twice as many African-Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.

80 percent of abortion facilities are located in minority neighborhoods. About 13 percent of American women are black, but they receive over 35 percent of the abortions.

Source: Life Dynamics, Inc.

Over 86 years, the Ku Klux Klan lynched 3,446 blacks – a figure matched in less than four days if tallying the number of black babies who are aborted.

While, of course, there is racism in America, (only the extremely naive could believe otherwise) it is by no means the largest danger to the black American populace. While every single unjustified shooting of a black (or any other) person is horrible, a black man is much more likely to be killed by another black man than a police officer of any color. EVEN IF every single person that was killed by a police officer was black, unarmed, utterly compliant and completely innocent of all wrong doing, the numbers bear out the fact that the number of blacks murdered by blacks would still dwarf the numbers of those killed by the police.

If true, killer cops are rubbing out some 313 innocent, law-abiding blacks annually.

Rise Up October asserts that there are “over 1,000 people a year killed by police.”

Except it’s not true, by a long shot.

University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson examined the latest data from the FBI and Centers for Disease Control.

From 2003 through 2012, law-enforcement officers killed an average of 429 people per year in “legal interventions.” These include a relatively small number of innocent people killed by cops and many more who died due to reasonable use of force.

But the biggest problem black men face is that their black lives don’t matter to other black men.

On average, 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012, according to the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports. Using FBI and CDC statistics, Professor Johnson calculates that 112 black men, on average, suffered both justified and unjustified police-involved deaths annually during this period.

This equals 2.5 percent of these 4,472 yearly deaths. For every black man — criminal or innocent — killed by a cop, 40 black men were murdered by other black men. The, at most, 2.5 percent of the problem generates relentless rage. And, yet, it is rude-to-racist to mention 97.5 percent of the problem.

The notion that America’s cops simply are gunning down innocent black people is one of today’s biggest and deadliest lies”.

U.S. police have killed at least 194 black people in 2016, according to a project by The Guardian that tracks police killings in America. Keith Lamar Scott became the latest addition to the list on Tuesday after an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, shot him dead.

Scott was the 173rd black person to be fatally shot by police in 2016, based on a tally from The Washington Post. (The Guardian’s figures include all deaths resulting directly from encounters with law enforcement, while the Post counts only people who were shot dead by police.)

The year isn’t over yet, and police have already killed at least 800 people — many of whom were unarmed, mentally ill, and people of color.

This number comes from The Guardian’s police killings database, but the Killed by Police database counts 855 people who have died at the hands of police so far this year. The Washington Post reports that 715 people have been shot and killed by cops.

Going by the Guardian’s count, Native Americans and black people are being killed at the highest rates in the United States. 194 Black Americans have been killed by police so far this year, at a rate of 4.86 deaths per million.

All are deadly and need to be combated. But the cold hard fact is that abortion will kill off the black population long before the police possibly could. All I care about is the truth. And that is the truth as far as I can see. My black son has already escaped cancer, which leaves the flu and food poisoning. Argue my figures, doubt my logic, deride my lack of black authenticity. But all I care about is truth. And to the degree that I have been able to determine the truth this is what I have concluded.

I honestly feel that the Black Lives Matter movement does more to enable those that would carry the flu than it does to stop food poisoning. How can I possibly believe this, as a black man? Because, instead of encouraging the police to be proactive in is forcing them into retreat and fear. It is instead of showing the police that we are not to be feared any more than other segments of the population it is giving the police more reason for wariness, fear and suspicion. It's put both police officers and the black citizens it purports to want to protect in more danger. Because it gives legitimacy to the theory that the police are out to get you and simultaneously says so don't respect them, don't obey them. This is suicidal. If you truly believe that someone who's job requires them to carry a gun is out to get you, why would you make yourself appear more threatening by disrespecting, disobeying and be aggressive towards them? It doesn't make sense.

I don't want to see another black man to die at the hands of the police. No good person does. So why is it acceptable to set up scenarios where already tense situations are going to be exacerbated? Help me understand where I have gone wrong in my logic. Show me the numbers. Show me the facts.

Once again, as always, I have acknowledged that racism is a thing. A wretched, horrible, detestable thing. Please show me how it is still the most dangerous thing to Black America. I just don't see the math. While racism is abhorrent, the facts, the data, the numbers suggest to me that abortion and black on black crime will kill us long, long before the police will. And the stance of the BLM movement will not help that. It is my sincere belief that until the BLM movement takes the stance that all BLACK lives matter, not just the ones that are taken by the police, it will be impossible for me to believe in the legitimacy of the movement. The numbers just don't work for me.

Racism is real. Even more real is the fact that we are killing ourselves. Unless my grasp of math is much, much worse than I think. Please engage truthfully, respectfully and factually. I am more than willing to be corrected. 

As always, I am not saying racism is not a problem.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Before you react to this read EVERY WORD, please.

But is it possible that some some people think that in our culture, where disrespect is already rampant, that the even non-violent yet open and blatant disrespect of the flag is just not a good thing to model, to teach, to present as a standard to reach for? Is it possible that it is looked upon (I think rightfully) as a gateway drug to utter disdain for the country. Can one approve of the non-violent approach and still take issue with the disrespect? I think it's possible. Sometimes two seemingly opposing things can be true simultaneously.

Peaceful protest is great and needed at times.
Encouraging the police as pig slur is not ok.
There is no place for destroying property and harming other citizens and/or police officers.
There is no place for resisting arrest.
Respect and instantaneous cooperation with the police are not 100% guarantees but they are much more likely to give you a safe and favorable outcome.
I know racism is an actually thing.
I've dealt with it on numerous occasions.
On infinitely more occasions I have being treated like I was just Aaron who happens to be black and I have no problem. I said it last week, even the most racially charged, bigot infested, year of my life yielded me lifelong friendships that far outweigh the hideous effects of the prejudice I encountered.
Does that have anything to do with how I and others carried ourselves during that ordeal? Absolutely.
Does THAT excuse bigotry, hatred and injustice? Absolutely not.
Did MLK achieve the progess, the very real progress that has been made, through respectful and non-violent means? Absolutely.

So please don't even think of going there.

On the other hand, some things are as diametrically opposed as they seem.

No sane, honest person denies that racism exists unless they are incredibly naive.
PLEASE HEAR ME SAY THIS AND INGRAIN IT IN YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS. Any person that that takes a black life and or any other life unlawfully should be dealt with accordingly. Any law enforcement officer that does so unlawfully should have the full weight of the law come down on them. Any officer than makes a fatal mistake should be dealt with accordingly. But police and/or racial victimization is not the greatest physical danger facing the back community.

" "There were almost 6,000 blacks killed by other blacks in 2015.

By contrast, only 258 blacks were killed by police gunfire that year."
Black pastor Walter B. Hoye II wants to get on board with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, but it troubles him how the movement ignores the leading cause of death among Black Americans – abortion.

Hoye, president of the Issues4LifeFoundation, said abortions on Black Americans outnumber the homicides of Black Americans by 69 to 1. Yet, little attention is drawn to ending the genocide of abortion in the Black community."


"He uncovered some shocking data by comparing a 2013 report from the Violence Policy Center, which shows that there were 6,217 Black American homicides that year, and national abortion statistics from 2013 showing that there were 429,000 abortions on Black American women.

According to his breakdown of the numbers:

In other words, for every three Black babies born in America, two will be aborted.

The numbers get worse.

In 2013, there were an estimated 429,000 abortions in Black America.

This equates to …

35,750 abortions per month
8,250 abortions per week
1,175 abortions per day
49 abortions per hour
This amounts to 1 Black abortion every 74 seconds."

None of this is to say that racism has become a thing of the past. This is just to say that to whatever extent there are people, organizations, systems or institutions trying to rid America of the "Negro Problem", we must stop doing their dirty work for them at such an efficient pace.

How can we convince others that black lives matter so much when we can't even convince ourselves?

I just refuse to be a victim of racism beyond the duration of the actual event. And I absolutely refuse to be party to actions that give however many racists are out there, their sick justification of "See, that's how THEY are."

I love you all. I don't see you as colors. I see you as humans. Some good, some bad. I love you all, even those of you who despise me. We all have choices to make. I choose to love my enemies and (when I remember) pray for those that persecute me.

By the way,
I know there is racism in America I've experienced it. I just refuse to live a life of victimhood.

THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF LOVE IN THIS COUNTRY. It's about time we acknowledged both that there has been great progress, but there is still a very real struggle. But there is more than one struggle. And often the struggle to wrestle with both of these competing realities is abandoned. Because the truth is often messy. It's like life that way.

Last week a older, Christian, conservative white guy literally gave me the shirt off his back. That really happened. No latent hate/pity/white man's guilt/overcompensation. He just thought it suited me better than him.

Racism/ugliness happens and so does harmony/beauty.
Why don't we all make a point to be part of the harmony and beauty today, this weekend, always?

We need, more than ever, to unite in America.

Taking a knee is better than throwing a brick through a window.
Take note what it going on around Colin Kaepernick...
Taking a hand is even better than taking a knee.
Best choice: Unity. Defiance against injustice. Was most effective in lasting change.


there is also a lot of love

I HAVE experienced both and one far, far, far more often than the other. That is the one I'm going to continue to live out. Love.

I treat people well and I EXPECT to be treated well. Equally, harmoniously. And for the very most part of my almost 50 years of being black in America that it what I've gotten in return. Although I readily acknowledge that racism exists I don't expect it on a daily basis. Nor should I.

Letter From A Birmingham Jail:

Are we still there? (Worse still have we RETURNED there?)

If we are on the road back to those days, why is it so?
We've come so far. Injustice will never end but it has been decreased, significantly. This is a very different country.

Consider this:
Could MLK have imagined a two term black president?
Two black Secretaries of State?
Two black Attorney's General?
Is there a long way to go? Absolutely
But have we come a long way? Absolutely


I love you all!

God loves you infinitely more, infinitely better and absolutely equally.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.