Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Dream Hijacked

Martin Luther King’s dream has been hijacked. By whom, you ask? You decide.

The Civil Rights Movement has been described, not as a movement about blacks and whites, but as a movement that was about right and wrong and freedom and justice. Blacks and whites alike fought and died together. They fought against laws that denied rights to blacks because of the color of their skin. Some, such as Viola Liuzzo, died because of the stand they took. Others were assasinated where they stood, because of the stand they took.

When Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the now famous I Have a Dream speech, he and the 200,000 standing with him were standing for the removal of laws that denied personhood and equal protection to blacks. As I remember it, he and those with him were fighting for hope and justice for all, and it was not a movement that was behavior driven, but was driven by the laws of the land.

So when I was confronted, for the second time, with the idea that because I am pro-life, I cannot lay claim to the legacy of the Civil Rights movement, I was stunned. Some want me to believe that my having grown up and survived in Jim Crow America does not count. According to those who say they are continuing the civil rights fight, the legacy is only available to those who want the government in their lives, taking care of them as Al Sharpton said on August 28, 2010. My memory is so very different from that. I recall the movement as one that asked the Government to get out of our lives by removing the government sanctioned Jim Crow barriers that blocked us from the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Movement I recall revealed numbers of blacks and whites working together in a “symphony of brotherhood”. Blacks and whites were working together in faith to see "justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

My participation in the pro-life freedom rides and the launching of the Endangered Species education campaign are extensions of the hope, justice and freedom mantle those in the real civil rights movement left us. However, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, characterizes today’s “civil rights movement”, as a movement that is about being pro-abortion, a movement that is all about choice. Their notion of justice focuses only on the 'reproductive' justice of the mother and never on paramount right to life of the child that dies as a result of that choice. They call death by abortion a civil right that is to be guarded. Their notion of freedom centers on the sexual behaviors of consenting adults and in many instances the death of those conceived as a result of that sexual behavior. Their coalition embraces a fight for the approval of behaviors that back in the fifties and sixties was considered and called sin.

I am not sure when we entered this modern day era of civil rights, but the Movement I was raised in never gave consideration to men having sex with men and women with women or men and women sleeping with multiple partners at will. The movement I am acquainted with never condoned the killing of black children in the womb. Such a notion was unconscionable in light of the many children that were ripped from their mothers arms and sold as property.

The leaders of the Movement I am acquainted with would have joined me in standing with Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of A. D. King. Not only do I believe they would have stood with us, but they would have lead the freedom rides and education campaigns because they understood that the only way for the Black community to grow into a political force is through increasing our numbers by having our children. I believe they would have fought, bled and died to keep the eugenicists and other elitists from destroying America through abortion.

For the first time since the Jim Crow laws were erased from the books, America can see the hand of racism as it extends into every woman’s womb. The history books don’t lie. The KKK, Nazi like destruction of life can be traced back to an elite group of racists who clearly proclaim their desire to “exterminate” the black race and other “dysgenics” as Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood Founder openly stated. But some of us have been so blinded by the woman’s right to choose dogma that we willingly participate in our own destruction as Sanger and others intended.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. his brother Rev. A. D. King and many others sometimes fought alone, while locked in roach infested jails, for our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Others like Emmet Till died lonely tortuous deaths because the rabidly racist did not want them to exist. And like Emmet Till, some of these brave men and women were betrayed by their own, turned over to their assassins by other blacks. But they fought nonetheless, so that one day we could indeed say “Free at Last!”

It was more than ten years from the start of the Movement before change came. May it not be ten years before we see an end to the practice of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acknowledged population control by abortion, lest there be no population to control.

Martin Luther King’s dream has been hijacked. By whom, you ask? You decide.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Stain on The Dream, Part 2

While the National Park Service was busy violating our first amendment right to peacefully assemble, the ‘protestors’ were loudly chanting their dissent through their megaphone. Ignoring the fact that a significant number of those on the Freedom Ride were black, the protesters acted as if those present were all white and they were angry and offended that we sang We Shall Overcome. Despite the presence of Naomi and Alveda King (wife and daughter of A.D. King) they were angry and offended that we sought to show our respects at the tomb of MLK. They were defiant in their anger, believing we had no “right to co-opt” the civil rights legacy.

Co-opt the civil rights legacy - what does that mean?! The civil rights movement that I remember brought attention to the horrific impact of slavery and Jim Crow. Martyrs like Emmet Till put a face on the inhumane treatment of blacks in the south and around the nation. It demanded an end to government sanctioned institutionalized racism. The prolife movement has drawn similar attention to the abortion industry. As clearly documented in the annals of history, abortion is cloaking government sanctioned institutionalized discrimination. The location of the clinics and the numbers of abortions performed on blacks bear this belief out. Yet these protestors condemned us for "stepping on their rights" as they accused us of perpetuating the discrimination.

In my mind I had thought that once the abortion industry was exposed, there would be an uprising all across the nation to stop it. When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledged her understanding “…that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of” I had no idea that abortion was so deeply rooted in our community. I believed everyone would recognize that the group we "don't want too many of" is African American. Even with this revelaton many black women override our history of racism and discrimination in order to participate in abortion’s killing fields.

There was a time in the black community when it would have been unconscionable for a black woman to even consider killing her children in this way. Despite being raped by slave or KKK masters of the south, black women bore their children with a dignity that surpassed the day to day obstacles of race. My memories of being black in America are of strong black men and women that defied the odds and kept and raised their children despite massive social justice concerns that sought to make it otherwise. Many black women suffered the indignity of being considered the mammy of the white child when it was her own child. Blacks suffered the indignity of being shuffled aside when whites passed, or when they were made to sit in the backs of buses and other transportation, in order to make a way for their children to live.

The civil rights era I remember draped itself in the principles expounded in the Bible. It did not subordinate itself to the political dogma of ungodly principles, such as those found in today’s Democrat Party. Never were we defined by whether or not we supported ungodly principles over all others – until now. Many blacks are so busy being Democrat we have forgotten our roots and what it means it be black. We no longer protect one another and our interests. We have succumbed to a dogma that has true racists shouting with glee because we participate in our own destruction.

I am sure that had we arrived earlier, we would have seen the white women of Planned Parenthood doling out the signs and other protest paraphernalia to their black “sisters”. We would have seen who is really behind these protests to keep killing black babies in the womb. We could have observed for ourselves how the puppet masters pulled the strings of those unfortunate women that were dancing the macabre dance of a woman’s right to choose.

The stakes have changed in the fight for rights. At stake are not civil rights, but the lives of millions of babies, little human beings the abortionists don’t want America to recognize or think about. At stake is the very legacy of the African American community. Without babies there is no African American community, there is no heritage, there is no lineage, and there is no life.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Stain on The Dream, Part 1

The pro-life Freedom Rides were launched this weekend in Birmingham Alabama. From the rally in Birmingham to the caravan to Atlanta, every detail was attended to, every life memorialized, and every care taken to make room for the healing of America’s second greatest tragedy after slavery. High on the success of the Rally held the night before and prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood Saturday morning, we rolled onto Auburn Avenue.

As we pulled up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. burial chamber, planning to place a wreath and pray, we were dashed with the cold water of today’s political bias. We were denied the opportunity to place the wreath and in fact were told that if we set it down we would be arrested. We were told that earlier in the day barricades had been placed to stop us from even walking in front of the wading pool!

Apparently saner heads prevailed because while we were not allowed to get off the bus at the burial site, we were allowed to be ushered by it. But we could not stop, we could not pray, we could not even stand and reflect. Park guards stationed along the way were screaming instructions to keep moving and reminding us with almost every step that the wreath was not to set down lest we face arrest.

Believing we had the freedom (the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action) to pray on the grounds of the ‘new’ Ebenezer Church, we walked across the street. Again our path was blocked when we were accosted by the park staff, to the point of the megaphone being snatched, unceremoniously, from the hand of the priest who was beginning to lead the prayers. As we regrouped to determine what we could do, my passion and anger began to rise.

I realized the rights of free speech and assembly that enabled civil rights protesters on the streets of Birmingham and Selma, Ala. to convene and protest America’s segregation laws were now being violated by a contingent of the federal government that had once provided protection to those who were protesting. And they did this at the gravesite of the man that led the fight.

Federal agents that had once been dispatched to ensure freedom of speech in America, were now denying that same right to us. We could not peacefully assemble and place a wreath, pray or reflect anywhere on the grounds of the federally funded Martin Luther King National Historic Site. Finally we were forced across the street on what we were told was “public” property where we prayed and sang.

The irony of the situation however, was that those who had gathered to “protest” us were permitted to stand on the federal grounds. They were allowed to heckle, to chant, to hurl abusive phrases at us through the bullhorn that was not confiscated from them, as they stood on federal property. The federal government that had once protected the rights of those that marched, those that memorialized the lives that had been lost in lynchings and others killings, was now the wielder of influence that blocked peaceful demonstrations against a moral wrong- the taking of innocent lives.

Some of you may feel that what happened at the Martin Luther King National park should not be placed in the same category as the violence that was perpetrated through the days of Jim Crow especially since those protesting us were black. But I disagree. The violence perpetrated in the abortion mills across the country is much worse than that of Jim Crow. You see millions did not die on southern streets. Our families fought to ensure we remained alive, healthty, able to live full lives once we were really free of racial constraints.

But millions, over eighteen million eight hundred seventy thousand lives,surpassing the number of Africans that died in the middle passage, have died thus far and the number continues to rise by over 1450 almost every day in America. Instead of the streets, alleys, woods and trees of Selma, Atlanta or Birmingham, the womb is now the place of terror for the black race.

We later learned permits had been applied for, but denied the Pro-life Freedom Riders who are black and white. The money to secure the permit was returned and although verbally approved, the permit was rescinded. On the other hand, the protesters were permitted and given all approvals to voice their dissent against us days after they had turned our requests down. We were there to pray and memorialize the more than fifty million babies, over eighteen million eight hundred and seventy thousand of whom were black.

We were there to honor the man we believe understood that while God is our source, our children are our strength, our source of lineage, political, and social power. We wanted to recognize the strength he passed on to us at the cost of his life by laying a wreath at his tomb. However, those at the park were too vested in being Democrat than American. They were more interested in pushing the pro-abortion agenda than protecting the rights of those most devasted by the atrocity of abortion.

This is not the America my great-grandparents, grandparents, parents and others fought, bled and died in to ensure I had the right to lay a wreath at the gravesite of one of America’s great heroes. This is not the America they sang about, fasted about, or prayed about as they helped build this nation and their families into greatness. My ancestors fought for liberty- the quality or state of being free from outside domination.

It is in their memory that I pledge to fight these injustices just as hard as they fought those found in their time. And if I perish, I perish. But my America must be free. It must honor the blood of the martyrs that made it so. In my America, this last bastion of institutionalized racism will fall.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Changing Hearts, Changing Minds

On November 26, 1921 the headline in the Memphis Commercial Appeal read: Negro Ambushed, Lynched for Writing White Girl. Blacks reading this headline I am sure were terrorized, shaken to their roots, because yet another black man had become the “Strange Fruit” Billie Holiday so plaintively sang about.

Eugenics is a word that should have that same effect, striking fear in the hearts of every black person in America. It is the device by which millions of black lives have been taken over the past 36 years. It is the pseudoscience the abortionists have adopted to carry out their genocidal agenda against an unwitting group of people. Abortion Kills More Black Americans than the Seven Leading Causes of Death Combined, Says CDC Data according to an October 23, 2009 CNSNEWS article. Yet, few blacks are aware of this great tragedy.

People who support eugenics believe those considered genetically superior should have children and those considered genetically inferior should not. Elitists such as Sir Francis Galton, Thomas Malthus and Charles Darwin began a program of population control based on race promoting the sterilization and elimination of vast numbers of people because they did not meet their definition of genetic superiority.

By the early 1900s, philanthropists such as the Gambles (of the Proctor and Gamble fortune), Rockefellers and Carnegies adopted the mindset of the eugenicists as they sought to control the birth rate of those they deemed weeds and misfits among America’s ethnicities.

Out of this festering pool of eugenic elitists arose the most ardent of advocates, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She focused her sights on the black community, deliberately targeting them in what she called her Negro Project. Sanger believed “the masses of Negroes ...particularly in the South, still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among whites, is from that portion of the population least intelligent and fit...” In order to control this “careless breeding”, she revealed that she intended to hire three or four Colored Ministers "to travel to various black enclaves to propagandize for birth control." She wrote: "The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the Minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

Taking the helm of Sanger’s organization in 1962, Dr. Alan Guttmacher , expanded the tools of her movement to include abortion at will. By expanding the definition of a threat to a mothers’ health to include “a more general and indefinite threat”, “including especially her psychological heath” he erased the line between physical health and psychological health. Today, psychological health includes any reason that could cause a woman to feel stressed or challenged.

Advocating the notion that a woman has a right to kill her child and that right is above the right of her child to life, abortion sycophants persuaded the America culture to accept the killing of a child as a civil right. By the time of the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision, sitting Supreme Court Justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg understood that “… there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion”. But not all of us are accepting this lie.

Like those who fought the terror of lynching, Georgia is fighting the terror of abortion. Ripping away the cloak of acceptability the pro-abortion community has woven; GRTL is exposing the racial and genocidal impact the abortion practitioners have had on the black community. GRTL will fight to end the final bastion of racism in this state by promoting and supporting H.B. 1155,legislation that prohibits the abortion of a baby based on its race, color or sex. GRTL will fight to enforce the civil right of blacks to be free of racial profiling and targeting for extermination by the pro abortion community.

You can help. Get engaged. Call your legislator and ask him/her to support H. B. 1155. Support a Pregnancy Care Center by volunteering your time and giving a donation.Pass the information on.Knowledge will end our perishing.