By Mike Ramey
America’s favorite underground commentary column is BLACK and BACK right here on the usual electronic frontier outposts of reason and courage. It’s Black History Month! I could NOT wait to ‘lay it out’ for reader consumption!
LET’S START WITH AN OLD TV SHOW!
I happened across a clip of The Jeffersons TV show, entitled “George’s Old Girlfriend”. It seems that one of George Jefferson’s old flames from back in the day showed up at his swank apartment…with a gun. In her mind, it was George’s fault for her life turning out as bad as it did, and she wanted some payback.
George got the gun away from her and gave her some harsh truth. First, the woman was told that back in the day, she didn’t give George the time of day, because he was always working and didn’t make enough money to ‘wine and dine’ her…but the neighborhood numbers runner DID! Second, IF they had been ‘an item’, he would not have followed the path fueled by hard work leading to eventual upward success. Lastly, George pointed out that the woman wanted hers NOW, rather than later and would not stick with her man in the bad times AND good times like Louise did.
Let’s face facts. There are a LOT of folks out there like this gun-toting woman. Instead of decreasing, they have INCREASED in number like Bebe’s Kids. These individuals are quick to blame the successful for THEIR not being successful—no matter how many ‘helping hands’ and solid advice they had been supplied during their lifetimes. Further, they like to get rich quick and live life in the streets without consequences RATHER than building their wealth slowly, planting roots in God and marriage, and becoming a credit to the community, rather than a plague and drain upon ALL of us.
For all the faults that George Jefferson was portrayed as having during the series, this season 10 episode was one of those ‘character depth’ episodes that explained the how and why of who he was. Those three points that the episode outlined also was a historical look into the divide which has grown in the Black community during our times of prosperity. Sadly, even though the show was made years ago, in our modern ‘mainstream mess’ era; George would have been heralded as a bully because he dared to a) get the gun away from his assailant, and; b) told his cowardly former flame the truth about her life.
George Jefferson ‘moved on up’ the right way…and faced down bullies and cowards along that climb to the top.
IT STARTS IN THE HOME!
Since when did society replace parents? Since when did parents allow society to replace them? Right! When parents FORGOT that THEY oversaw their OWN homes and their OWN children.
Parents abdicated their standing in the home because of two things: bullies and cowards.
Parents believed the bullying bluster from social do-gooders and jack-booted politicians that they had no ‘power’ in the running of their offspring. Further, these self-same social do-good cowards (and their allies in BLM, Antifa, the MSM, Teacher’s Unions and the like) coerced many parents into silence.
I still cannot forget an event from a few years back. A bunch of Black teens were acting out in public with assorted mayhem. Of course, it was shown live on the local TV news. A brave mother saw that her son was causing the mayhem, jumped into her sneakers and went down to where the ‘action’ was. In short order, Mama snatched a knot into her son, and—live on television—proceeded to drag him home!
Mama realized that she did not have to ‘cower’ to the politically correct. She acted her part as a parent and took action. Action, I might add, which may have embarrassed her son…but saved his life in the long run. She caught some ‘heat’ from a LOT of people of many races during her stand. But she showed the bullies and cowards who opposed her that she was responsible for HER son. And, as the saying goes: “As long as he lives under my roof, he plays by my rules!”
THE REAL DEAL:
I’d like to clue some of the parents in the house about some of the truths that bullies, and cowards do not want you to know. Call this my ‘real deal’ section.
First, bullies and cowards do NOT have all the answers when it comes to THEIR children—but ‘create’ the illusion that they do, when it comes to YOUR children and YOUR way of life. Now, there IS a difference between friendly advice to help your family, and a dictator who gets their kicks in trying to break up YOUR family bond.
Take the issue of school choice. Teachers Unions do NOT want Black and Brown parents to have the option of putting their children into a better learning environment. However, IF one peeks behind their bluster and pulls back the curtain, one would be shocked to see how many of those IN such unions send their OWN kids to charter, private, and parochial schools for better educations while they destroy YOUR child’s chance for scholarships and academic advancement.
All to keep their kids at the front of the line. It didn’t used to be that way. It is now.
Another issue? Defunding the police. How many liberal Democrat politicians run cities where they want to take away police protection for mostly Black and Brown families—but the families of these same politicians have either police OR private security protection, claiming that because they are ‘in the public view’ they have a right to be protected. But the people who vote them into office have NO such right to protection.
It is sad when Black politicians forget themselves. It is sadder when they forget their people.
Another issue? Homosexuality and Transgenderism. Two issues loaded with dynamite but lacking in morality and common sense. God only made two sexes—not sixty-two! I find it highly insulting that those individuals who want to take their perversion public and attack the Black male image are allowed to ‘get away’ with such a horror show. Again, look behind the curtain of these cowards and bullies and you fill find drug abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and a godless mindset. Then, they have the nerve to lay their opinions on normal people and demand that we accept them? Yeah, right. The devil is a liar.
Anyone falling for these two biblical abominations are falling for satanic deception, period.
Another issue? The last group of bullies and cowards to be brought up in my column? Black Lives Matter—or, as I like to maintain—Black Lives Manipulated. This is a rough patch of road because the offenders were young Blacks—mainly led by young Black women who were given a lot of money and power and paid lip service to helping those in our communities who had been ‘victimized’ by trauma and violence either imagined or real. At last word, $60 Million in their coffers is ‘missing’. None of the money went to our people, but rather to enrich the BLM leadership with houses and land and supporting Communist causes. To make matters worse, one of the female co-founders is allegedly married to another woman. Both women spent funds on lavish lifestyles. Many of those who were ‘swept’ up in this cause are hurt, dejected, and confused at being made a ‘tool’ for someone’s warped agenda.
BLM made suckers out of a LOT of Black folks, especially the Black parents who birthed them.
I could go on and on, but you catch what I am throwing. Time was that people in the public eye—even our people—did what they did to represent and better the race. These days, the only ‘race’ that these social influencers (of all shades) run in, is the race to the bank to deposit what they have made at the expense of the hard working, moral, god-fearing, and normal.
GETTING BACK TO SANITY IN TROUBLING TIMES:
That’s right, I said that bullies and cowards of today are paid and paid very well to force the hard working, moral, god-fearing, and normal to back down from righteous positions by the power of illusion. They pull mock outrage and insult from thin air faster than a magician can pull rabbits from their hat.
Too many of all races yield to their wisdom without filtering it through truth.
Here is but one example. What is the REAL bottom line of ‘Critical Race Theory’ being taught in some school systems? NOT to address and correct past racial wrongs, but to render YOUR child or grandchild from being an academic or economic threat to the offspring of the CRT bullies and cowards. It’s pretty hard for a young man or young woman to graduate with a chip on their shoulder. It is harder still to fill out a job application IF you have not mastered the 3 R’s but HAVE mastered CRT. Amen?
You heard it here first, in ‘The Ramey Commentaries’.
If you want to break the power of bullies and cowards, it is going to call for some of us getting back to basics. Some cowards are going to have to be stood up against and faced down with the truth of their insanity. Some bullies—if they aren’t willing to stop pushing—are going to have to be dealt with the same way we used to handle them on the playground; stand our ground and bust ‘em in the mouth repeatedly until they get the message that we ain’t playing their games anymore. One standing their ground and standing up for truth and justice does wonders for clearing the battlefield of bullies and cowards. Yes, there may be some momentary pain or loss of social position. Yes, you may be battered and bruised. In the end, you WILL be the one smiling.
One riot…one Ranger!
When BLM and Antifa started burning Bibles and churches, they crossed the line with God. He has been ‘raising up’ some champions to confront our modern-day bullies and cowards. Further, it has been interesting that confusion has been entering their ranks, as them have been turning to feed on their own. Many of their ‘strong’ men and women have been revealed to be 98-pound weaklings as—one by one—they have been caught in a host of scandals and illegal activities.
THIS Black History Month, stand for the truth of our God and our history. READ about George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, Sojourner Truth, Tony Brown, Marva Collins etc. God raised THEM and others to do exploits…he can do the same for YOU! God brought us a mighty long way. He didn’t bring us this far for us to fail.
God didn’t bless us to be victims, but victors!
Is THIS ‘Black enough’ for ya?
Mike Ramey is a Retired Minister, KJV Bible Teacher, syndicated columnist and book reviewer who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. “The Ramey Commentaries” is one of a variety of his columns appearing and abounding in print and cyberspace, written from a biblical, business, and common-sense perspective since 1996. To drop him a line—or a whine—the address is still the same: firstname.lastname@example.org. ©2022 Barnstorm Communications International.