|Pastors Of The Urban Cure Pastors Network At The National Press Club Washington D.C. 2/26/2015|
I was proud to be one of the pastors that recently heard and heeded the call of God joining others in Washington D.C., our nations capitol, to speak to this generation regarding our country's direction and treatment of Israel.
As a part of this effort we discussed the many various ways that Black leadership, including that of the Congressional group called the Congressional Black Caucus, has let the Black community down. By far and large it is many of those "Black leaders" who have been nothing more than "on the take" from our communities while doing very little to nothing to change the conditions of the same communities in which they reside.
Don't get me wrong. I am not sophomoric as it pertains to what politics is. I know that successful politics always includes collaboration, negotiation and even compromise. So none of those things, within their proper order are at question. What is at question however, is the misdirection that many of these political leaders use when it comes to directing policy and even controlling the thoughts of the community in which they serve.
You see, when a representative is able to "get dollars" for their community or sit on certain Congressional committees, many think they have arrived and that's all there is to it.
"Let me give you what you need. Only the first one is free. Everything else costs."
This is the legal tender that we have been fed in American politics and especially within the Black community. No matter how the President boasts that unemployment is down and poverty is low, the number of Black folk placed on food stamps, and the number of Black folk suffering from unemployment under his Presidency continues to increase at alarming rates.
"When Obama entered office on January 20, 2009, U.S. unemployment stood at 7.8 percent. By April 2014, that Bureau of Labor Statistics figure had fallen to 6.3 percent — a modest improvement. Among blacks overall, joblessness dropped, though less significantly — from 12.7 to 11.6 percent. But for blacks aged 16 to 19, unemployment grew from 35.3 to 36.8 percent." ~ The National Review Online 5/16/2014On Poverty:
"Poverty has increased under Obama. Overall, 14.3 percent of Americans were below the poverty line in January 2009, versus 15.0 percent in 2012, according to the latest available data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. Similarly, the share of black Americans living in poverty expanded from 25.8 to 27.2 percent." ~ The National Review Online 5/16/2014
On Food Assistance (aka: Stamps):
"America’s population of food-stamp recipients soared overall from 32,889,000 in 2009 to 46,022,000 in 2012, the latest Agriculture Department statistics show. For blacks, the analogous numbers are 7,393,000 when Obama arrived to 10,955,000 in 2012." The National Review Online 5/16/2014
Also see Star Parker on Fox News posted 2/2015Why Fight?
What is often misconstrued as a fight against our first Black President and against other political issues, is not really a fight against anything or anyone. It is a fight FOR the freedom and liberation of a people who have been used, battered, abused and subdued by political speech, failed promises, and fear of retribution. The retribution being:
"If you don't think like us, then you ain't Black!"
Listen, one thing is clear, on many issues, I SHO-NUFF (and that is deep country) don't think like them, and I am proud to say that. I don't think that folk should endorse abortions, look at the proliferation of liquor within the urban community as an "equal access" issue and SHO-NUFF (there it go again) don't believe that the advancement of the homosexual agenda and a redefinition of marriage is either right, a human rights issue or a matter of equality!
I've been Black ALL my life but I DON'T THINK LIKE THEM AND NEVER WILL!
The Difference Between The House & Field Negro:
Malcom X delivered a speech in which he talked about the "House Negro" and the "Field Negro". He pointed out that the "House Negro" lived in relative comfort and enjoyed the "Master's house" even to the extent of calling it his own. He bought nothing, paid for nothing, but served the master faithfully because he received the benefits of the master's house differently than those of the field. While the "Field Negro" wished for a "strong wind" in a fire, or for the master to get sick and die, the "House Negro" would give his life to save the house, and empathized so in the master's sickness until he would ask, "What's the matter boss, WE sick?"
Malcom was flirting with the ideas of Black Separatism at the time he delivered this riveting, comical and hard hitting speech that yet resonates today, but in our time, I am looking at these "House Negroes" that live in comfort, have their names on some political and church role, enjoying the benefits of the "house" (eg: the community) while the whole community goes to "H E (double tooth pick)" around them....THEN, they have the nerve to tell other Black folk how to think, what they should identify themselves with and by in effort to shape their identity...
I agree that "States Rights" in the manner that the republican party adopted it early on, and in some cases espouse today, is problematic and was not intended to help or serve the needs of Black people and the Black community in general. It is true that some folk wanted the State to have the right to stop integration, in spite of federal law...BUT...with that said, the modern and current Democratic Party solution of removing God from their party platform and endorsing just about every political and social ideology that the bible and good preachers and community leaders stand against almost every day, is not exactly a rational alternative or a way to fight back against an misused or misapplied political strategy.
In other words, the arguments are not equal. The most staunch Democrat can be (and more likely is) a racist, like a radical right winger can be as well. Racism across party lines will exist until Jesus comes back. However, there is more to life than racism, and when I do the old "Benjamin Franklin" and separate fact from fiction, I find that I would personally much rather live by the edicts and moral constructs of God as revealed through and by biblical moral value standards than placate the populous by endorsing the rudiments of sin, wickedness and evil while worshiping at the alter of flesh and in the same breath destroying the community by redefining morality and values.
|Pastor Harvey Burnett on Israel |
To the critic, might I remind you that we are not a "Kingdom", and President Obama is not the "King Of America", he is the President Of America. In addition, we have a system of government that is built upon many of the practices and policies contained within the Bible, the same Bible that records the history of our greatest ally in the Mid-East, Israel.
We decided that we will no longer be silent as the "House Negroes" enjoy the benefits of our labor and election rallies without ever once heeding attention to our issues. i refuse to be controlled by the so called "talented 10th" endorsed by W.E.B. Dubois, because they have shown themselves to be "on the take", seeking associations, endorsements, and grant funding at all costs, while the community be damned!
In addition, I am tired of sick, twisted, and spaghetti-backed preachers, taking advantages of the churches, living in opulence while the people can barely feed themselves or stay afloat....by the way, has anyone seen "Preachers Of Detroit"? Have you experienced the economy of Detroit? I have and I am SICK!!!!
A National Emergency
Yes, I believe that this is a national emergency. We, the People, have been taken advantage of far too long. We have been fed a line of status quo, remain the same, "we care", within the church fight for position, and personal popularity over anything that pertains to the well being of the community and the endorsement of God.
We have delivered a scheme of control that says, "you are not a part of us until you believe what we want you to believe" as I recorded in THIS ARTICLE.
Well, as an infamous homosexual judge once said..."That Time Has Passed!"
CBC and all those endorsers of indecency, and those needing to control mass opion of Blacks within the community, please be served notice that we are coming. We are coming to the voting booth, we are coming to your streets, and we are coming to your neighborhoods, with a new message. A message of TRUE freedom. The message first demands that we rid ourselves of is taskmasters like you and your friends in leadership over us.
- It demands that we rid ourselves of policies that you've endorsed that only keep us broke and impoverished.
- It demands that we rid ourselves of unions (many of which fund your activities) who endorse failure and deliver very little value to the institutions in which they serve.
- It demands that we march and protest, not just against erroneous police policies, but against policies that you endorse that keep all of us broke!
- It demands that we take the blinders off and see that the biggest problem that we face are not spawned by people who are not like us, but by people who ARE like us and pretend to have our best interest at heart. By OPs like you!
- It demands that we change our address from the "field" in which you want us to reside, to the field that WE construct and build ourselves founded upon the values that WE cherish and hold high.
- It demands that WE educate our children again in morality, values, and what it means to be a family.
- It demands that we construct systems that will truly lift up them that are bowed down, and heal them that are broken hearted instead of getting them strung out on promises to "fund" their excess solidifying their excuses.
The National Press Conference was just one sort of event that the Urban Cure is doing to make a difference in this country and in our communities. However, with that said, the Urban Cure needs your help.
Believe me, prior to our arrival in Washington D.C. no one had any inkling that there was an alternate voice emanating from the Black community, on the issues surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu's visit. It was nearly a forgone conclusion that all us "field Negroes" thought the same and were controlled by our "popular elite" "house Negro"...I believe part of the President's frustration was not only his total disrespect of our number one ally in the war against terror, but the fact that us little ole Black preachers, that are very active within our communities will not be silenced by either him or his OPs.
Money Makes A Difference
Money Makes A Difference
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This is what it will take to bring our people and our country back from the brink of destruction that it teeters on...COURAGE! Will you be one that makes and takes a stand along with us?