I’m currently co-writing a book entitled Crazy Like a Fox. It details the methodology that my co-author Jamie Vrinios and I both used in order to overcome many of the most severe obstacles in life and succeed. Some think it’s crazy to base one’s career on faith, but we succeeded wildly with it and I suppose we’ve been able to characterize the “Crazy Like a Fox” adage with our respective approaches.
One concept that I cover is at the beginning of the planning process for a new business or project I first decide what outcome I want to achieve. I call it “Beginning with the End”. Once I have clearly defined the desired final outcome, I design my plan whereby I will have the best possible chance of making my desired outcome a reality.
So I look at the Black Lives Matter movement and their siege of Charlotte and I wonder what their desired outcome might be. We have a black President, black attorney general, black city council, black police chief, majority black police force including the black officer that recently shot the black man who would not drop his handgun in spite of repeated orders to do so in front of witnesses.
So if the objective of their protests is to get more blacks elected, that was achieved before their riot.
Originally I thought the Ferguson style riots were launched to protest a white officer shooting a black person; however, this is black on black shooting. The NAALCP (National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People) and other members of a black religious community held a press conference to talk about the police shooting of Charlotte resident Keith Lamont Scott. Listen to what black “Pastor” B. J. Murphy has to say about the matter:
“I open up in the name of Allah by bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger. I greet everyone at this press conference in the greeting words of peace. What we’re standing up for now is our black manhood and our black people who are getting gunned down in the street, and we don’t get no justice. So what I’m calling for and what we’re calling for is a(n) economic boycott of the whole city of Charlotte. Since black lives do not matter for this city, then our black dollars shouldn’t matter, right? Don’t spend no money with no white folks that don’t respect us. And that’s all I gotta say, brothers and sisters.”
Hmmm . . . Sounds good Mr. Murphy, except there’s not any white person involved in the shooting here. The police officer is African-American and so is the police chief. So why would this community leader say: “Don’t spend no money with no white folks that don’t respect us”?
No white folks were even involved.
So what is the end game?
A war zone has been created in Charlotte and the National Guard has been called out as well as state troopers.
So exactly what do these people want? They refuse to stand for the National Anthem, they take to the streets no matter the specific circumstances of any particular police event now. Truth and details don’t matter to them. We have someone draw a weapon on a police officer, a cop draws their weapon and fires. Seems like an expected reaction to me. But all they seem to need to know is a black man was shot by a cop and they are ready to riot.
What does riot equate to? Well let’s see they looted the Charlotte Hornets NBA store, CVS, various stores like Walmart, and shops at the Charlotte Epicenter. Burned police vehicles, stopped freeways.
Sigh . . . What is the end game. Some say they want change. I don’t see change coming. I see further divide on both sides every time someone refuses to stand for our National anthem, riots, burns, loots, senselessly targets innocent people because of their color and yes that includes WHITE people being attacked by angry mobs of blacks.
The end game should be to stop racism. At a recent prison event I was told by a black man that after hearing my testimony that the only reason I succeeded in life was because I was white. Oprah is one of the wealthiest women in the world. She is black. For crying out loud the President of the United States is black. Am I to understand that black people cannot succeed because they are black and whites only succeed because they are white. Gosh I guess I didn’t have to work all those 20 hour days since being white was my ticket. Someone needs to get the truth to people.
I believe the end game to solve the racial dilemma is truth. Below are some facts that might surprise those rare individuals who seek the truth.
- Cops killed nearly twice as many whites as blacks in 2015.
- Black and Hispanic police officers are more likely to fire a gun at blacks than white officers.
- Blacks are more likely to kill cops than be killed by cops.
Our end game should be truth. Some don’t want to listen to the truth and spin it however they like, but the truth will set us free.
Lord God help the Jesus Alliance and other organizations get the truth out to a world that seems to ignore it.
The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others.
September 22 2016 – Click here to listen