SENTINEL 4-5-2012
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Did Someone Say "Race War"?

Trayvon is still dead

The Firpo Files

(Sentinel, April 5-11, 2012)

Some believe the weary legs of a decrepit Uncle Sam are straining under the burden of systemic racism and discrimination so prevalent in these United States. His knees are close to buckling.

Part II of an unfinished Civil War--occurring over a century and a half ago--appears to be imminent, so say concerned observers.

Shots killing Archduke Ferdinand triggered World War I. The shot killing Trayvon Martin rings around the world. Instead of Civil War II, will it lead to Race War I?

The following edited and condensed comments from bloggers on the April 1, 2012, edition of the "Huffington Post Internet Newspaper: News Blogs Video Community" are enlightening. My commentary is interspersed:

‘Start Killing Innocent Whites?': ‘We will not get their attention until we start killing them. The only thing police understand is violence. Justice is not what men and women join the police force want.

'They are there for the violent rush one experiences after killing another person. If they are eager to kill our babies it is necessary to kill theirs. Let us die in dignity but let us die in peace.

'Don't shoot a woman or a child and then call it a tragedy, have a community meeting to express your interest in community policing and return to your old ways!'  

Carr: During the 1960s and ‘70s the Black Panther Party and Symbionese Liberation Army have already had shootouts with police.

During this same time, the "Zebra murders" ("a euphemism for Black-on-white slayings"), and East Bay killings occurred in the San Francisco-Oakland area. Killed first was a White woman at a bus stop.

As a Black man came to her aid, she twice cried: "I didn't do anything."

An elderly White man walking home was next; then a White mother washing her family's clothes at a Laundromat; a White hitchhiker, and so on--"thirty in all"; murders unsolved to this day, intones Thomas Peele in Killing the Messenger (2012).

In 1831 Nat Turner and fellow slaves went from plantation to plantation slaying White men, women, and children, 60 in all. Trayvon is still dead.

Armed African American History: "You should arm yourself, because it is your constitutional right to own guns. You can and should get basic training in the handling of firearms and get a permit to carry." ‘We headed for a race war.'

Carr: Well-trained Black men fresh from WWI armed themselves in defense against racist White men in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921.

Blacks were winning until they ran out of ammunition. Neither were they a match for the aerial bombs that rained from heaven. Trayvon is still dead.

Failed slave revolts: Here are the 14 suppressed major slave revolts: New York Slave Revolt (1712), St. John Slave Revolt (1733), Stono Rebellion (1739), New York Conspiracy (1741), Tacky's War (1760), Gabriel Prosser (1800), Chatham Manor (1805), German Coast Uprising (1811), George Boxley (1815), Denmark Vesey (1822), Nat Turner's rebellion (1831), Baptist War (1831-1832), Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation (1842), and John Brown's Raid (1859).

Successful slave revolts: Here are the three significant revolts that were successful: Haitian Revolution (1791-1804); Amistad, ship rebellion (1839); and Creole, ship rebellion (1841). Trayvon is still dead.

Alternative Resolutions?: ‘This is a free country with some of the best protections against government abuses.

'Speak up! Freedom of speech ended the detestable institutions of slavery and segregation. Your silver bullet doesn't come from the barrel of a gun.

'Get involved in protests! Write to newspapers and engage in dialogue on blogs such as this one. The government and politicians react decisively to strong public reactions and opinions. And most importantly, vote!'

Carr: We have a Black President, a Congressional Black Caucus, the Black press, Black activists, and Black voters. Trayvon is still dead.

Responsible Parties: God's enemies the Devil, demons, and demon-crazed humans are ultimately responsible for blind racism.--2 Corinthians 4:4.

Satan is controlling and misleading the entire world. (1 John 5:18; Revelation 12:9; Luke 4:5, 6) Since he and his works are impervious to man-made weapons, spiritual weaponry is necessary to defeat the racism he inspires. (Ephesians 6:11-18) Happily, he is soon to be incarcerated.--Revelation 20:1-3.

Solution: God's government will bring "to nothing all government" that can't defeat racism.--1 Corinthians 15:24-28. 

Yes, Trayvon is still dead--for now. But there's going to be a resurrection of the righteous and unrighteous. (Acts 24:15) And then, Trayvon will be alive.

In the meantime, peace and blessings to all. Amen.