Segregation is not Racist

Societal segregation is not inherently racist. Segregation is a natural human experience. Positive Examples:

  • Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA)
  • Democrat voters
  • Republican voters (including me)
  • Libertarian voters
  • Boy Scouts (including me)
  • Girl Scouts
  • LULAC (including me)
  • The NRA (including me)
  • Sunday School and Church groupings (including me)
  • Law Enforcement Officers (regardless skin color)
  • The American Legion (including me)
  • The ACLU
  • Labor Unions

The above examples are normal, healthy aggregations of people who share a common interest. Is a church of mostly white people racist? If yes, then all churches of mostly black people are racist, as are all churches of brown-skinned, Spanish-speaking people.

We are naturally drawn to people who look like us. Period. This true for me and it is true for you, also. We are also naturally drawn to people who share common objectives.

Negative Examples:

  • Black Lives Matter (BLM)
  • ANTIFA
  • Nazis
  • Islamists
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
  • Organizing For Action (OFA)
  • The ACLU
  • Labor Unions

Under what circumstances is societal segregation beneficial to the general population of

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a nation? The keyword lies within the question: beneficence (the doing of good; active goodness or kindness; charity). Beneficial segregations do no harm to other segregations. A congregation is the opposite of a segregation.

 

Did you notice I listed the ACLU as both a good example and a bad example of segregation? Likewise Labor Unions?

A segregated congregation is beneficent when it contributes to the betterment of a nation and malevolent when it serves to harm a nation.

How is it possible a segregation can be both a good example and a bad example? What principle factor shifts a people group from one category to the other?

My limited observations (my lifespan is somewhat less than a century) of human activities tell me the difference is the worldview of a people group. For over one-third of my life, my worldview was godless, existentialist.

For the first one-third of my life, my worldview was godless, existentialist. At a point in time, my worldview began a phenomenal reformation due to an epiphany, a revelation that left me with an unshakeable faith and an indefatigable desire to benefit my fellow man (the human individual as representing the species, without reference to sex).

This reformation is incomplete. When will it be complete? “…I am certain that God, who began the good work within [me], will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 personalized

My worldview motivates me to respect the opinions of others whose worldviews run counter to my own. It could be said, so I’ll say it, respect is evidence of love.

Don’t be paralyzed by political correctness when your association(s) come under attack If your segregated group is beneficial to the nation, starting with your community. On the other hand, if you find yourself associating with a group for which the goal is to harm others, you need to have a little talk with God and He will probably tell you to avoid evil associations.

I close with a thought on selfishness. Selfishness, like the above remarks on benevolent and malevolent segregations,  is good when you seek to become a better person. In fact, the Bible indicates a benevolent selfishness is highly desirable. I refer to Mark 12:20-31 where Jesus answered a question about the greatest commandment.

Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

Segregation is not necessarily racist. Evil desires in the heart of a man or woman are inherently racist and selfish. If you have black skin and attend a church with other black-skinned people, that’s okay. If you advocate protecting the natural rights of a particular people group, that’s always okay. Go ahead and enjoy your beneficial segregated groups guiltlessly.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Shall the pot call the kettle black? A word study on bigotry

Words have meanings. This is why laws and contracts feature definitions at the top of the documents. An all too commonly used word today is bigot. It seems appropriate to learn the meaning of this word. Don’t you agree?

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When someone disagrees with our president on any matter, that label of bigot gets thrown his way. There are folks labeling former Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a bigot because he defied an unconstitutional order from a federal judge.

It seems to me a lot of folks who freely use that word may not know what it actually i dont think it means whay you think it meansmeans. This is true for a lot of American English words, words like incredible; if truly incredible (unbelievable) why would use this word to describe something wonderful as something unbelievable?

Back to bigot and bigotry.

a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, especially on religion, politics or race

My understanding of the American English vernacular (estilo Tejano) is this – the person labeling another as bigotted is himself or herself a bigot.

Actions have consequences.

How does one gain advantage through bigotted name-calling? Answer: It doesn’t happen. Instead, name-calling self-identifies the person engaged in name-calling and sets up confrontations, battle lines.
The above came to mind because you see, I am also guilty of labeling persons who think differently than I do.

A debate of ideas is how peace is made. Name-calling spells the end of the debate.

I recently posted a discussion on HRES 257 a bill before the House to outlaw animus – thoughts. HRES 257 is a desperate, unwise attempt by Congress to quell public unrest. Has anyone in Washington, D.C. considered the consequences of outlawing thoughts? Do lawmakers actually think nullification of the First Amendment natural right to freedom of conscience a good measure?

Please join me in refraining from bigotry. As it is written,

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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When Fascists are allowed to steal your history they are redirecting your destiny

public disorder is neither left nor right - it is up or down

At first, Confederate monuments were their targets

Reuters: U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence | AUGUST 15, 2017

WTOP.com: Charlottesville mayor seeks removal of Confederate monuments, calls Lee statue ‘magnet for terrorism’ | August 18, 2017

Fox 5 DC: Virginia governor encourages cities to take down Confederate monuments
| AUG 17 2017

Newsweek: STONE MOUNTAIN CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL IN GEORGIA HAS TO GO, DEMOCRAT GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE SAYS | August 16, 2017

Atlanta Patch: Remove Confederate Carving On Stone Mountain: Atlanta Lawmaker | August 16, 2017

Los Angeles Times: New Orleans is tearing down its Confederate monuments, but the South has plenty of others | April 24, 2017

Next, the fascists demand removal of presidential monuments

The Daily Caller: It’s Time To Blow Up Mount Rushmore | August 15, 2017

The Washington Times: Chicago pastor urges mayor to remove George Washington statue, rename park over slavery | August 16, 2017

RT.com: Get rid of Washington and Jackson, Chicago pastor demands | August 16, 2017

Amusement Park Operators Fall for Intimidation Tactics

Fox News: Six Flags Over Texas removes Confederate flag, reversing earlier decision | August 18, 2017

Voices of Wisdom Warn Against Historical Revisionism

CNN Politics: Trump: Taking down Confederate memorials is ‘changing history’ | August 15, 2017

Washington Examiner: Predominately black group wants to protect Dallas Confederate statues: Report | August 15, 2017

CBS DFW: Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments | August 14, 2017

The Lutchman Report: NAACP Leader Just Broke Her Silence On Confederate Monuments, Sets Media ON FIRE | August 18, 2017

Esther Lee, president of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says of the destruction of monuments, “I think it’s all senseless. All senseless. We’re 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white. What does that have to do with it? I bleed red blood.”

“You know that’s history. That was in that point in time. You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people pulling down those statues,” she said.

Black Christian News Network One: Black Former Dallas Council Member Sandra Crenshaw Says People Calling for Removal of Confederate Statues Are “Cowards” | August 14, 2017

Outcry from Across the Nation against our History

Washington Examiner: Petition asking Trump to recognize Antifa as terror group reaches threshold for White House response | August 20, 2017

WhiteHouse.gov petition: Officially declare Antifa a Terrorist Organization | February 7, 2017

My Opinion

Six Flags removed the Confederate flag at the behest of a minority of Americans who deem that banner ‘offensive’. Following this line of reasoning, I suggest Six Flags Over Texas remove the Spanish and Mexican flags also. Back in 1836, Texians and Tejanos alike thought those two so offensive that they fought Mexico for independence and won.

Following this line of reasoning, I suggest Six Flags Over Texas remove the Spanish and Mexican flags also. Back in 1836, Texians and Tejanos alike thought those two so offensive that they fought Mexico for independence and won.

Three Flags Over The State of Political Correctness – There! Wasn’t that easy?

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Wasn’t that easy?

I am thankful God left all the history of his children in tact, as recorded in the Bible. He left the good, the bad, and the ugly for all to see and know.

No, further historical revisionism only draws us more deeply into the spiritual quagmire into which Satan has drawn us. The real answer is national repentance. Before. It’s. Too. Late.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Prison Camp America: Can we talk?

The numbers cry out for answers. Why are more people, per capita, locked up in the USA than any other nation on the face of the earth? Click on the link below the to enlarge the view.

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Source: The Prison Policy Institute | 2017

Any ordinary American would expect the people whom we incarcerate to come out of prison better than what they were when locked away from society. Some do come out better people, but on the dark side, petty criminals tend to become well-trained, crafty, dangerous criminals and this lends well to explain high recidivism rates.

Consider these facts about prison gangs.

Aryan Brotherhood

The Aryan Brotherhood is a product of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). This well-organized gang has a written constitution and five generals who direct criminal enterprises inside and outside prison walls.

Like cancer, the Aryan Brotherhood metastasized. This gang is now active beyond Texas borders

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Aryan Kingpin Byrd

. Favored symbols include the Nazi swastika. Unlike cancer, their tattoos make them easy to detect. Known for being ‘white supremacists’, they are pragmatic criminals who work well with Latino and African-American gangs.

The important fact you should know is this: the Aryan brotherhood wasn’t spawned by criminals in the community; it was spawned inside Texas prison walls.

Learn more from PBS station KERA: The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, May 2, 2017

MS-13 | Mara Salvatrucha

This gang was birthed in Los Angeles County jail where criminal illegal immigrants chiefly from El Salvador learned the ropes from fellow prisoners. Today, MS-13 has members from other Central American countries and the gang operates in every major city in every state in the Union. Their crimes are vicious beyond description.

MS-13 members that were deported built a criminal enterprise in their native country of El Salvador where even the government fears them. Deportations of these hardened criminals further exacerbate civil unrest in El Salvador, leading to more people fleeing that the Banana Republic in search of a better life in the United States.

Learn more from Breitbart: 5 Facts Every American Must Know About the Brutal MS-13 Gang, May 5, 2017

The important fact you should know is this: MS-13 was birthed in a county jail.

What is the definition of insanity?

Why do we continue doing things the same way and expect different results?

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What’s the Answer?

Take a moment to read how and why a policeman paid for items stolen by a shoplifter.

Toronto officer buys shirt, tie for shoplifter who needed outfit for job interview

As throwing debtors into prison did not help the lenders, throwing non-violent lawbreakers into jails and prisons does not contribute to the general welfare of the population as a whole.

Prisons notoriously transform petty non-violent criminals into hardened dangerous criminals who go on to perpetrate greater offenses after release from prison.

First: It’s time to unleash Christian ministries. As the Bible says, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

Second: Let’s end the practice of using jails and prisons to punish nonviolent lawbreakers. The only persons who should be locked away are those who are sure to harm persons or property if allowed to go free.

Former prisoners face formidable barriers to returning to civil society. Who will hire them?

Back to the first answer, I point to CARE Center Ministries and the head of that highly successful ministry that focuses on the least, the last, and the lonely, the poorest of the poor. I’ve known the head of CARE Center Ministries about 30 years. Today, the ministry has branches in Birmingham AL, Managua Nicaragua, and Mountain Home Arkansas.

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Pastor Eldred Sawyer’s disciples are living proof that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. His ministry proves there is a better more effective way to restore lives than any prison.

God has been in the business of turning sinners into saints from the beginning of mankind. He never went into retirement.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Diversity – I don’t think this word means what you think it means

E Pluribus Unum – National Motto adopted 1776

e pluribus unum
Latin: Out of many, one

Diversity – Politically-Correct Term

A reasonable translation of diversity is ‘many out of one’.

One synonym for diversity is difference. Compare with an antonym for unity: difference.

Many out of one is the antithesis of out of many, one.

Power Shift

A fundamental principle of democracy is majority rule. The diversity phenomenon deconstructs this vital principle as it shifts power from the majority to one or more minority groups.

Forgotten History – Revisionism at Work

Proponents of diversity reach back into history to say we (implying contemporary white people) murdered millions of Native Americans. These same historical revisionists say that we white people of today who live prosperous lives got to this point on the backs of slaves.

Is it helpful to know it was white Christians who ENDED slavery in America? All the while, why do we conveniently forget that it was Muslim slave traders who sold west Africans to the slave business owners? Yes, Muslims put them into slavery; Christians brought them out.

Is it helpful to know native Americans routinely conquered neighboring native American lands and killed the former owners?

Divine Truth

Of even greater importance are the Biblical truths upon which America became the greatest nation in all history. What Biblical truths?

“‘What?’ you ask. ‘Doesn’t the child pay for the parent’s sins?’ No! For if the child does what is just and right and keeps my decrees, that child will surely live. The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent’s sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child’s sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness.” Ezequiel 18:19-20

Regardless the sins of my parents and grandparents, I am not responsible for their sins. I owe no one an apology for what sins of commission or omission God may lay to their accounts.

Furthermore, Native Americans of today, descendants of their forefathers who may have been mistreated by my own ancestors, have no claim on my property for reparations.

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Bill Hybels and T. D. Jakes appear to ignore the principle of forgiveness. One who does not forgive the sins of others himself will not be forgiven by God.

Unity of purpose is essential to our survival as a nation. The diversity movement is a tool of leftists who despise all America stands for.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Will the last Christian in the Democrat Party please turn off the lights when you leave?

Franklin Graham characterizes Bernie Sanders’ berating of OMB nominee Russell Vought as “opposition to Trump”.

 

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I disagree.

Sanders violated the Article VI prohibition of religious tests and he trampled the First Amendment free exercise of religion clause.

Sanders isn’t a loner. He articulates what is in the hearts of many contemporary Democrats: virulent hatred of anyone and anything associated with Jesus Christ.

Consider the prophetic words written in 2 Timothy 3:1-9. Here are a few snippets – “in the last days…people will [be] scoffing at God. They will consider nothing sacred… They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!…These teachers oppose the truth…They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith. 9 But they won’t get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are…”

That last line, verse 9, leaves hope for all who love liberty. There will come a time – soon – when traditional Democrats (as I once was) will experience a divine epiphany.

For those who don’t know the meaning of ‘epiphany’, I quote a dictionary definition: “a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.”

A divine ‘suddenly’ is the hallmark of God’s interventions.

There is nothing I can say or do that will convert an atheist. Only a divine revelation can turn the heart of a God hater.

The bad news is, it will get worse before it gets better.

The good news is, it will get better.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

The Evidence is Self-Evident

eric metaxasThe rumors of God’s death back in 1966 were premature. Eric Metaxas, a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Large for the King’s College in New York City, discusses the basics of the universe in the context of intelligent design, all within a five-minute time frame.

Atheistic scientists argue there is no center to the universe. Is this rational?

In a NASA podcast in which Diane Fisher of the New Millennium Program interviews Dr. Marc Rayman, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the question of the center of the universe is the discussion topic. Rayman states, “Now we know that not only are we humans not at the center of the universe, but there is no center of the universe!”

Dr. Rayman uses an analogy of an inflatable balloon to support his theory. I forego quoting him. You can read the transcript yourself. If you can accept his analogy and believe there is no center to an inflatable balloon, it’s probably best you search for something else to read.

Rayman’s interesting unscientific belief that there is no center to the universe we shall now compare to other science that offers rational thoughts on our topic of the center of the universe.

From the Institute for Creation Research: “In contrast, creation cosmologies explain the data better by starting from biblically-based axioms: the cosmos has a unique center and a boundary for its matter, beyond which there is at least some empty space; and on a cosmic scale of distances, the earth is near the center.”

A movie titled IS GENESIS HISTORY features notable scientists who address the issues of creation, evolution and the age of the earth. View the official trailer. From the movie’s website, “Is Genesis History? features over a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects with Genesis. From rock layers to fossils, from lions to stars, this fascinating film will change the way you see the world.”

The movie can be viewed on demand, purchase a DVD, or view it on Netflix.

As someone who believes there is a definite center to an inflatable balloon, I personally recommend viewing the movie.

Soli Deo Gloria

John White
Rockwall, Texas