“You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea.”~Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers, 7/02/1925-06/12/1963
50 years later, and what would Medgar Evers think of America now? What would he think of Black Americans? I wonder what Mr. Evers would think of today’s Black American youths, their pop culture, some of their styles with those that wear their pants ‘sagging’, those that don’t want to be seen as too smart or speak well because that’s too ‘White’. The young and older Americans that now have freedoms gained from the very lives of Civil Rights Leaders such as Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr., and yes even Jesse Jackson Sr., and yet they are still today talking about the White man holding them down.
I wonder how Mr. Evers would feel to hear such defeatist talk from the ones that were not even born during his time. They did not have to find a way around to obtain an education of higher learning. They do not have to walk 12 miles to school because the Negro schools did not have a bus. They do not have to enter the back door for any establishment.
50 years later I wonder what Medgar Evers would think of the government, that same government that he worked so hard to change their perception of the rights of all it’s citizens regardless of the color of their skin. Medgar worked diligently to have Jim Crow laws abolished, to open up voter registration, and integrate schools, he is most noted for Mississippi University’s desegregation and the law suit brought against that institution’s law school with Thurgood Marshall as his attorney. Medgar’s brother, Charles Evers who made a switch to the Republican party and in his book titled, Have no Fear, The Charles Evers Story he states:
I feel there should be blacks in every Party. I believe in most of the things Republicans stand for….I’m against abortion. I’m for prayer in schools. I’m for economic independence. I don’t believe in welfare. I think it’s a joke. I believe welfare makes you lazy and unproductive. The only thing I don’t agree with is the war. I think the war is wrong. I think the President is wrong on this. The main thing I believe in is freedom. I don’t think the Republicans say it as much as Democrats, but I think the Democrats say one thing and do another. Most of them are white.”
The war that Charles Evers was speaking of is the Iraqi War and his criticism of President Bush for going in that direction. It should also be noted that Charles Evers went on to state that he became a Republican because he believes that blacks should be in every party, yet it’s also aligns with his principles, which is what I think far too many miss that point. I wonder if Medgar might have switched parties himself based upon how his own brother could see where the Democrat party was heading.
What would Medgar Evers think of the NAACP, ACLU, and the direction as well leadership of these organizations today? There are so many questions one could only wish to ask a civil rights leader of the caliber of Medgar and his fellow freedom patriots. Perhaps we should be asking ourselves (those that are advocating for civil liberties) is this how our predecessors as well as God would have approached this matter? Make no mistake about it those civil right leaders of the past were Godly men, but men never the less and therefore apt to humanly mistakes but they knew what was right as ordained by God.
A veteran that was involved in the invasion of Normandy, a Husband, a father, a civil rights leader. I wonder how many really remember the real man and not just a Hollywood movie based on a man that believed so much in the cause for so many, one that could have at any time left a state that did not want “his kind” there and creating agitation, one that KNEW without a doubt he would be murdered and yet continued to fight for freedom.
The gifts of God should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.~Medgar Evers
From the beginning and after much speculation with days, weeks, and months of primary campaigning to narrow the GOP’s pool of candidates for a strong choice of those that most closely represent the core values of Conservatives. The great race officially began. What we as conservatives, as well as those that identify more as “Christian first”, than conservatives underestimated was the “new deal direction” of this nation. The constant but subtle teachings in schools, universities, and even some churches with the sneaky infiltration of liberal leanings and desires. Which is why immediately into the primary campaign season conservatives watched the brutal character attacks upon their primary candidates, as one by one Bachmann, Cain, and Santorum faced some of the most despicable character assassinations seen in the political arena in years. Everything from sexual innuendo photos circulating of Michelle Bachmann (not to mention the grossly racially twisted misuse of her statements), the mysteriously appearing then disappearing ”ladies of Cain”, to the false and widely liberal spread lie of Santorum’s wife having an abortion. Everything and anything to tear down those that dared speak of, “christian values”, morals, ethics, regardless of messages that spoke of economics and employment. The movement of liberal progressiveness is to remove any religion that stands alone, one that will not submit to merging its theological views with another or even that of man’s rule is abhorred.
Conservatives are excellent at working hard, rallying back, as well as being strong warriors. We quickly banded primary candidate supporters together, and threw our energies with renewed vigor behind the few remaining GOP primary candidates to rally support for the primary elections. Once that choice was determined by the voters, we thrust ourselves into preparing for the republican convention. We (republican/conservatives/tea party) held well attended if not full house rallies. Millions of dollars were raised, on both sides of the political aisle to be spent on campaign ads, campaign signs, billboards and other paraphernalia, with last-minute stomps through “toss-up” states. The greatest race and most followed known to Americans, finished last night for President of the United States. Pres. Barack H. Obama won his race for reelection. Last night for many conservatives became too much to bear and for democrats a sweet victory of course with the opportunity to gloat and goad, all that gloating from those that call themselves the party of tolerance!
Being as active as I am on a good number of social media sites, I got to witness many acts of poor, make that distasteful in way, winners attacking and mocking conservatives, Christians, and anyone that declared “independent” in the past on these vessels of mass communication. I also saw some that represented themselves as one way, such as; Christian, behave in a manner that was most unchristian like! The thing about building affiliations with those that you can only assume to take at “screen value” is you have to give a benefit of a doubt to the content of their character, and regardless of their value similarity to your values, it’s still a gamble on their true person. I will be fair though and say, this country has been so divided by race, what is truthful, and a sinful disregard towards Christians, that I have to believe that some people were just extremely overwrought with the pent-up emotions from years of desiring better for this nation and for it to go back to the church not backwards in civil rights, pity though that their emotions got the best of them and spiraled out of control.
Reflecting back on last nights attacks to my person, over a simple Facebook posting of a picture that had Ron Paul’s picture on it, and even though I was only using for the worded message (yes I know Paul-bot, and an enemy of division to the true conservative cause as seen by many and myself), I in my tired state and trying to stay strong didn’t even think about the fact that Ron Paul’s image, a mistake that led to several people who address themselves very adamantly as “Christian first” conservatives, made some rude comments and then chose to block themselves from my page. Fine by me, because like I stated, allusions of character are prominent on social media sites. What came to mind though with their actions is this thought, “why would a christian be so distraught over a picture”? Then another thought occurred and this one I credit to God, as I do all those ideas, and thoughts in my head that makes more sense than I could have alone, “You all put too much faith in a man for your salvation”.
How true is that thought of putting so much faith in a mere mortal human-being during this earthly activity of electing a president? I woke up this morning reflecting on that thought (didn’t sleep well at all). I know I fell into that behavior too, all the while praying for God’s intervention into politics. I can say it appeared based on my own assumption that many others did the same exact thing too. We got caught up in the political fervor, not to say we lost sight of who the true leader, the king of Christians is, but we started looking to Gov. Mitt Romney to save us from the trials and tribulations in our lives and this nation as if he has Godly powers.
I had an uplifting and brief discussion this morning with some wonderful people on a social media site, and an acquaintance of a friend in this prayerful and uplifting conversation stated:
“…you know what… I have to ask myself questions too. Am I putting too much stock in this worlds government? Am I putting too much stock in America? Jesus wasn’t political, and he even said to render to Caesar what belongs to him, and to God what belongs to Him. It is time we as Christians no longer put our stock in this faulty system. It has divided us as a body. It has caused me to look at my brothers and sisters with disdain for voting for Obama. That shouldn’t be so. Be angry, but sin not (not even in your heart). I don’t appreciate the lame jokes and remarks I see. All the while knowing that spiritual darkness has been given a license to grow in America.
But even as I type this, The Lord is telling me “that is the problem. You CAN’T stop the kingdom of darkness through earthly government and politics. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but SPIRITUAL.”
Eloquence of words and truth that I couldn’t express, were expressed above by someone I would be proud to call my friend!
That my friends is the true answer! Our fundamental foundation in spiritual belief is shattered in pieces and while not being pieced together they are being trodden upon with impunity. God’s judgement will rain down and those blows will be with a ferocity of fury unlike any known to mankind. Christians are fed up and yet we are too forgiving in some sense, sugar-coating, and softly tread with those that are advocating to uprooting of christian’s true path instead of speaking with brimstone fire upon the conviction of their truth!
It is time friends for us to go towards the future with a new affirmation of how we continue about our lives in this nation and what actions each of us will choose. The time has come for you to make a choice that has nothing to do with a man’s governmental position, idolatry, or displaced blind faith in humanly powers all while shouting hallelujah at Sunday church services. Another wonderful christian friend shared with me and many others publicly the scripture of God quoted below. This scripture clearly addresses the true polarization of this nation’s progressive political movement that is leading us into darkness and judgement,
Isaiah 29:13: The Lord says, “These people worship me with their mouths and honor me with their lips. But their hearts are far from me, and their worship of me is Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men..
Your choices and the path you choose has been laid out before you, it is now the time to make that choice. God Bless.