Here are two related commentaries from Bill Wilson’s website, The Daily Jot:
First Commentary: Stupidocrisy: Doing More Harm Than Good
There is perhaps an unintended lesson for all of us found in the national conversation of race. Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Marxist Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Khan-Cullers say they are civil rights activists. Yet foolish actions in recent weeks have harmed the very people they say they represent.
Abrams’ half-truths and lies about the Georgia voting reform law essentially single-handedly cost Blacks jobs and revenue in Atlanta. Khan-Cullers’ actions called into question her use of Black Lives Matter funds to personally enrich herself. Waters’ remarks encouraging violence now may be part of a mistrial on appeal in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.
Abrams put up such a squawk mischaracterizing the Georgia voting reform law that Major League Baseball (MLB) pulled out of Atlanta for its planned All-Star game, costing the city—and its businesses and hard-working citizens—over $100 million in anticipated revenues. Black businesses were severely harmed. Black citizens in the retail, hospitality, food service, tourism, and other related businesses were irreparably injured.
Then Abrams had to backtrack, begging MLB and other corporations to reconsider. It didn’t happen. MLB’s business went to predominantly white Colorado—which also demonstrates the hypocrisy of “wokeism.” Since then, several major media outlets such as The Washington Post and USA Today have corrected Abrams’ outright fibs about the voter reform law in Georgia.
Waters, under police escort, went to the already violent streets of Minneapolis and encouraged protesters to “get more confrontational” if the Derek Chauvin jury didn’t return a guilty of murder verdict. If not, she said, “then we know that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice.” Chauvin’s lawyer petitioned the court for a mistrial because Waters’ remarks could influence the jury. Judge Peter Cahill denied the motion but said, “I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.” Today, Waters’ remarks are a focus of Chauvin’s appeal. Waters’ attempt to fuel violence over the verdict further harms civil rights progress.
Khan-Cullers raised eyebrows by buying multiple homes totaling well over a million dollars. The BLM Foundation she heads raised over $90 million last year. Khan-Cullers denied enriching herself from the movement, saying that she has several other jobs. But those “jobs,” such as TV shows, book deals, etc., came from her involvement in BLM. She called the media “racist” for asking about it.
As Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) recently said, there are those who make a lot of money pretending no progress has been made.
James 3:13 says, “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness and wisdom.”
The lesson in this for all of us is to not allow ego, hypocrisy and foolish actions to trump wisdom, doing more harm than good. Say it with me… Stupidocrisy.
Second Commentary: Senator Tim Scott and Racism
Responding to Joe Biden’s address to Congress, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) shined a very bright light on the hypocrisy and extreme agenda of Biden and the Democratic party, and because he is a black Christian, he was ridiculed as an “Uncle Tom.” While Senator Scott said that America is not a racist country, he also exposed a racist political party—the Democratic Party. In the spirit of Jim Crow laws instituted solely by the Democratic Party after the Civil War that continue to oppress black people even to this day, the Democrats and leftists, who call everybody else racist, attacked Scott for offering a truthful counterbalance to the extremism of Biden and his buddies and their use of race as a political weapon.
Scott exposed the multi-trillion-dollar Democratic plans for just what they are: extreme leftist programs designed to turn this country to socialism. These programs are deceptively named The American Rescue Plan, The American Jobs Plan, The American Families Plan, and so forth. None of them are about their titles, but rather are about expanding the reach of government and lining the pockets of freeloaders so they will support the politicians advocating this redistribution of your hard-earned money. And if you disagree with these people, you may as well be dead. I’m talking about the visceral expressed by leftist politicians, left-leaning corporate bosses, and Hollywood elites.
There has been no better example of their hate and racism than what they have been saying about Senator Scott since his rebuttal to Biden.
Scott attacked the divisive Democratic Party and leftist race narrative. He said, “Nowhere do we need common ground more desperately than in our discussions of race. I have experienced the pain of discrimination. I know what it feels like to be pulled over for no reason, to be followed around the store while I’m shopping… From colleges to corporations, to our culture, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven’t made any progress at all. By doubling down on the divisions we’ve worked so hard to heal. You know this stuff is wrong. Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”
And he predicted exactly what would happen in the wake of his rebuttal.
He said, “I get called Uncle Tom and the n-word by progressives, by liberals. Just last week, a national newspaper suggested my family’s poverty was actually privilege because a relative owned land generations before my time. Believe me, I know firsthand, our healing is not finished.”
Since his speech, he was labeled “Uncle Tim” on social media. Politicians and others like Jesse Jackson, who make a lot of money pretending no progress has been made, criticized the speech, saying it was an “inherent contradiction” and “sick.”
Racism is a heart issue. Those who would hypocritically weaponize race are like those described in Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
We know it when it exposes itself as it has with these people.
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