“So, because you are lukewarm— neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth!” Revelations 3:15
The good news is that a line has finally been drawn in the sand. The bad news is that Democrats and Biden supporters have their heads securely buried beneath it.
Even before the insurrection on 1-6-21, it was evident that White America was in the midst of a second Civil War. No bullets, bombs, or bunker busters have been unleashed, but the cold war is on and popping. We are in the opening stages of CW 2.0!
You can cast this battle as Democrat versus Republican, Coastal elites versus the middle American mainstreams, or the white folks who hate Niggers versus the Nigger lovers.
Sorry to be blunt, but Donald Trump brought the vilest vernacular of racism back to surface. Prudently, they just curtail their use of non-white pejoratives when they face the camera.
You missed it, but hatred always begins with speech. So first, Trump inferred, then he insinuated, and now he inserts White Privilege any and everywhere he wants to. It ain’t about the mask stupid! The point is that nobody has the right to tell a White man what he can or cannot do.
Refer to the Dred Scott decision. On March 6, 1857, Chief Justice Roger Taney issued the worst Supreme Court opinion ever. He ruled that “The Negro had no rights that the White man was bound to respect.”
Insert any non-White race, any gender other than heterosexual male, and you too are covered under Taney’s umbrella!
Very little has changed among Southerners and the Red States. Taney went on to support John C. Breckenridge, a confederate in deference to Abraham Lincoln. The South has never relented or retracted its hatred.
What troubles those who study history is the knowledge that hate speech leads to hate crimes. Hate speech, though somewhat protected by the first amendment, is potentially dangerous. Hate speech eventually killed America’s sacred trinity. JFK, MLK, and RFK were set up and shot down by hateful language.
Look at the lives of those who respond to hate speech. Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine who actually defected to the Soviet Union, hated JFK. James Earl Ray, a career petty criminal from America’s “Heartland,” is said to have escaped from prison in the middle of a 20-year sentence. He hated MLK to death, although he never met or understood him.
Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian born in Jerusalem, claimed several different religions and the occult in his early years. He acted out the messages of dissent, and RFK was assassinated. Hate speech does not move everyone to action, but it doesn’t take a legion to form a lynch mob.
The time has come to flip the script in an American political marquee that features the Lukewarm Left vs. The Renegade Right. Activism and energy need to emerge from the Left, and the Right must be forced to retreat. And that ain’t easy when Fox “Noose,” OAN and NewsMax are organizing 24-7-365!
President Jimmy Carter, who is always reserved and realistic, was brutally honest on race a few years ago. “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a Black man,” Carter told “NBC Nightly News.”
“That racism inclination still exists, and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of belief among many white people — not just in the South but around the country — that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It’s an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply,” Carter said.
The problem is that Democrats want a couch potato, 60-inch flat-screen view of American politics. We want to confront threats without baring our arms and planting our feet. We want peace without passing through any perils. We want to see gray when it is actually either black or white.
Democrats and Liberals are lukewarm and limp when we need to be hot and heavy. Jesus would probably become a Democrat be- cause Republicans are too cruel to be Christians.
However, our lukewarm responses to injustice would be enough to make Jesus spit!
Vincent L. Hall is an author, activist, and an award-winning columnist.