It is no secret that blacks have been mistreated in our past. There have been periods in American history that blacks lived in fear. They dreaded the actions of groups and sometimes whole towns. Living in abject fear and oppression.
But, to use these past crimes to justify new ones is unjust. The idea that the son or daughter should pay for the sins of the father is not only absent from the scriptures but our country. But unfortunately, this is a popular moral concept in our day.
This is clearly displayed by Babu Omowale when asked by Aaron Klein about the recent violence in black protests.
He was also asked about the mentality displayed in videos of black protesters targeting white people during unrest in August in Milwaukee.
On Friday, protestors wearing Black Lives Matter shirts attacked two teenager sisters in Stockton, California, with the victims saying they believe they were targeted because they were white.
I can’t justify any of the things that you are talking about. And for myself I haven’t seen these videos of so-called black man hunting down white man. But when we look at this country that’s the exact thing that white men did to black people for decades and for centuries. They would come into our communities and they would hunt down our children just so that they could be associated with a certain organization, such as the Aryan Nation or the Ku Klux Klan or things of that nature. Only thing I can say is it ain’t no fun when the rabbit has the gun. And right now the black man is the rabbit.
But his final two statements are exactly what he said he was unable to do. He said that he could not justify the actions, and turned right around and gave a justification. And then Omowale goes further.
I asked in turn:
So are you saying that white people today in 2016 and that every white man needs to pay for the crimes of certain white individuals a century-and-a-half ago that have no relation whatsoever to what is going on today? Are you justifying that?
I’m not justifying anything. Nor did I use the term every white man or every white woman. That’s the term that you are using. What I am saying is that black men and women are tired of what they are seeing in this country.
The police department for the most part are not protecting. They are not serving in the black community. They are there to monitor the black community. And they are there to keep blacks in a certain social order. A certain social perspective. So until this thought process, until this system changes, you are going to continue to get people who is going to fight back for their basic freedoms. And that is their right to be a human being. And that is their right to live. People are going to fight back, man.
We face a terrible situation in our country because of devils of both colors. For a different reason, they wish to keep our races a part and hating each other. They do this to gain power and influence. But all they will receive is a cup of wrath.
If we do not stop these people, we will have to drink it with them.