REV. DR. WILLIAM H. MYERS SPEAKS UP AND OUT:
0000 by Jeff Hess
IT’S TIME FOR BLACK AMERICA TO ARM ITSELF,
WHAT SAYETH YOU BLACK CHURCH…?
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“…How long, O Sovereign Lord…until you judge…and …avenge our blood…they
were told, wait a little while longer.” (Rev. 6:10-11 NIV)
Once again, another unarmed black male was gunned down in Tombstone, America by a racist policeman in broad daylight ,who has no value for black life, and no fear of retribution in white supremacist America. What does White America have to say about this genocide, this ethnic cleansing? What does the Black Church have to say about that? What does it mean to be Black and Christian at this moment, given these conditions? How long, O God, must we wait for someone, even you, to judge and avenge this degradation? What shall we do until…?
I will tell you what must be done. Black America must arm itself against any and all with such moral depravity as to count a black man’s life as less than an animal. We have the right to defend ourselves against any and all, no matter who gets caught in the crossfire and becomes a CIA. Isn’t that the single most heard mantra in America recently–we, Israel, the police officer have the right to defend ourselves. Didn’t I just see that out west when a group of white citizens pointed guns and sniper weapons on border guards? Didn’t I see some politicians support them, and other politicians evade condemning them? Does anyone with half a brain believe that had they been black citizens it would have turned out the same, women and children present or not? Michael Brown was not armed. Michael Brown was running away. Michael Brown had his hands up. Michael Brown was an 18 year old kid on his way to college. Oh, I forgot he was a Big Black Gorilla in the mist.
Surely, I will gain overwhelming support for this idea, even this ideal, by an American majority who loves their guns. I know I will have the tenacious backing of the NRA and all the politicians, Democrat and Republican, that don’t have the courage or conscience to oppose them. An NRA that supports and is silent about a child being taught to use an Uzi that she can’t handle, as a result killing her trainer, certainly will defend the arming of a people being slaughtered in the streets. After 911 they called for all pilots—yes, pilots—to be armed. After Sandy Hook, they called for teachers–yes teachers–to be strapped in the classroom. They wanted citizens to be armed in the movies. Imagine, a gunshot on the screen, one person starts shooting and everybody starts. Yet, they were for it. Surely, they will join me on this one as well. Or, is there something about the hue of my people’s skin that will cause them to flinch? Continue Reading »