President Obama unleashed a storm of condemnation with his May 9 public statement in support of gay marriage, and changed the political conversation. But with the American economy in free-fall, police brutality reaching epidemic proportions, and the military and prison industrial complex operating at full steam, shouldn’t we be talking about something else? Is the gay marriage debate just a distraction from the real issues that should be talked about?
Yesterday, I started a Twitter conversation discussing the issue of gay marriage (if you arent already, follow me @BlackAmericaU).
Mr.Gunn (@TheSophistGuy) came back with “It’s the right thing politically”.
Pompieus Magnus @pompieus said “its progressive considering that more are becoming gay…thanks BPA and Eugenics for your population control”
easy, Bakes (@cerca87) ”Gay” is not an economic, financial, or political circumstance so politically Y Is anyone giving a damn? #moreimportantissues
p.m.Chloe @sapioamor threw out “support isn’t enough. he doesn’t take initiative … with anything. All hype but no action
I partcularly liked Kushite Prince’s comment ( @KushitePrince ) All the Obama dick riders go along with whatever he does. Nothing but sheeple.
Following the announcement, a poll was taken of likely voters to get their thoughts on Obama’s announcement. Sixty-seven percent said they thought Obama’s announcement was made “mostly for political reasons,” while 24 percent said it was “mostly because he thinks it is right.”
Im glad to see more citizens are becoming increasingly more aware of the facts: President Obama’s actions are transparently political, and laughably irrelevant to real life. Its not what he IS talking about that matters to me – its whats NOT being talked about thats important – and dangerous.
Beyond Politics – Is Supporting Gay Marriage the “Right thing to do”?
After making his announcement, President Obama told gay and lesbian supporters at a LGBT Leadership Council fundraiser that legalizing gay marriage was “…the right thing to do.”
In my opinion, the powerful gay rights lobby in Washington D.C. is guilty of holding real political discourse hostage with the non-issue of so-called gay rights.
So was this the right thing to do? Sure, if youre accepting campaign donations from gay rights lobbies.
Obama professes to be a Christian. However, in light of his faith, was supporting gay marriage the right decision?
One of my favorite bloggers, Denmark Vesey published a post with the following Bible passage: “Woe To Those Who Call Evil Good, And Good Evil; Who Put Darkness For Light, And Light For Darkness; Who Put Bitter For Sweet, And Sweet For Bitter”. In it, DV did the knowledge on this quote from Manny Paquiao:
“God’s words first … obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man…It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of Old.”
For those of you who have forgotten the story:
The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.” … Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” …. They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door. But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. … The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the LORD against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.” … By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the LORD out of the heavens. (Genesis 19)
Later, the Bible makes its position even clearer:
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders. (1 Corinthians 6:9)
So was this the right thing to do? Sure, if youre not really a Christian. “But Obama was a Muslim, right?” The Quaran s also clear on the issue:
Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds. And his people gave no answer but this: they said, “Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!”" (Qur’an 7:80-82)
and in another passage:
“Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)! They said: “If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!” He said: “I do detest your doings:” “O my Lord! deliver me and my family from such things as they do!” So We delivered him and his family,- all Except an old woman who lingered behind. But the rest We destroyed utterly. We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)! Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe. And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an 26:165-175)
So how was Obama’s support of Gay marriage the “right thing to do?”
Here come the House Negroes
Jay Z rode the Presidents dick on CNN when asked about his personal feelings on gay rights.
In an interview with CNN on Monday (May 14), the Brooklyn born rapper and entrepreneur was asked for comment on Obama’s same-sex marriage and shocked many by saying, “I’ve always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.” – The Grio
Jay, who recently made Forbes’ list of the Top 5 earning rappers in hip hop, joins celebrities like Mariah Carey, Russell Simmons and Janet Jackson who are in support of gay marriage.
Then out comes Michael Eric Dyson.
Georgetown professor and MSNBC analyst Michael Eric Dyson has gone on a tear, excoriating the black church and its leaders, members, and supporters for not standing on the right side of history or theology, referring to them as bigots and “sexual rednecks.” In that way, it’s not so strange that Jay-Z has also voiced his favorable opinion of same-sex marriage.
Just as Obama’s behavior is politically transparent, so is the ignorance and house negro mentality behind these celebrities. These are the same steppen fetchits that try to ride the wave of every new social trend that pops off, without any thought behind the negative repercussions of their actions.
Rather than using their platforms to discuss relevant and important issues, they use their mics to promote ignorance and ride some Presidential dick.
Other Examples of Mass Distraction
I have said it before, and will say it again: GAY RIGHTS IS A NON-ISSUE. The real issues are OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, ECONOMIC MANIPULATION, GOVERNMENT SPONSORED MURDER, AND THE REPETITIVE EXPLOITATION OF BLACK MEN AND WOMEN AT HOME AND ABROAD.
The definition of insanity is repeating the actions of the past and expecting different results. We will continue to face destruction and decline by falling for the “dummy issues rather than looking at the wizards behind the curtains.
Here are three other examples of Non-Issues that have attempted to hide real issues.
Did that overnight viral campaign seem fishy to you? Just like with this gay marriage non-issue, celebrities came out of the woodwork to jump on the bandwagon.
The Non-issue: Protect the poor children of Uganda from this bad Black guy!
The Real Issue: Kony 2012 was a crude hoax to legitimize re-colonization of Africa. Ugandan authorities, backed by the World Bank and British carbon trading companies, are slaughtering Ugandan villagers and stealing their land in a brutal new form of neo-colonialism that has gone largely unnoticed.
“Not surprisingly, the [film] is seriously misleading, falsely implying there’s war raging in Northern Uganda when there’s not. In fact, Kony has not been in the country for six years; his group is a much-depleted rump, numbering a few hundred people at most,” writes ABC Australia’s Jeff Sparrow.
Read on here.
Im not even touching the 9/11 issue again. Do the knowledge. However, at a time when the country was facing complete economic collapse, Obama kills a man and tries to direct everyone’s attention to that, rather than the real issue.
The Panama Deception
This one might be a little old school for some of you, but it shouldnt be forgotten. It was a key point in America’s “War on Drugs”.
On December 19, 1989, most Americans were glued to their televisions in disbelief as thousands of U.S. troops prepared to attack Panama with the stated purpose of ousting the man the media loved to hate, General Manuel Noriega. By early morning, they were reassured that Operation “Just Cause” had achieved its goal of hitting twenty-seven targets, thus making Panama safe for Americans living in that country as well as those safely at home in front of their televisions.
The Non-Issue: Killing Noriega would make America safer and reduce the flow of drugs into the United States.
The Real Issue: The corruption of the country. Noriega was funded and supported about the CIA and President Ronald Regan. Also, in the mid 1980s, the CIA created an intelligence unit in Haiti, known as SIN, whose purported purpose was anti-drug activity, but was in reality “used as an instrument of political terror”, and was heavily involved in drug trafficking. The members of the unit were known to torture supporters of populist leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and threatened to kill the local head of the DEA who had investigated them and exposed their operations. According to one U.S. official, the unit was trafficking drugs and never produced any useful drug intelligence.
In 1989, the United States invaded Panama as part of Operation Just Cause, which involved 25,000 American troops. Gen. Manuel Noriega, head of government of Panama, had been giving military assistance to Contra groups in Nicaragua at the request of the U.S.—which, in exchange, allowed him to continue his drug-trafficking activities—which they had known about since the 1960s.
When the DEA tried to indict Noriega in 1971, the CIA prevented them from doing so. The CIA, which was then directed by future president George H. W. Bush, provided Noriega with hundreds of thousands of dollars per year as payment for his work in Latin America.
However, when CIA pilot Eugene Hasenfus was shot down over Nicaragua by the Sandinistas, documents aboard the plane revealed many of the CIA’s activities in Latin America, and the CIA’s connections with Noriega became a public relations “liability” for the U.S. government, which finally allowed the DEA to indict him for drug trafficking, after decades of allowing his drug operations to proceed unchecked.
The U.S. invaded Panama illegally. Various regional and international human rights commissions estimate that between 2,500 and 4,000 Panamanian civilians were killed in the invasion, a far cry from official U.S. reports of only several hundred.
I say all that to say this:
- Gay marriage doesnt matter when Black men, women, and children are being gunned down in the street by members of the U.S. government.
- Gay marriage doesnt matter when we are on the verge of man-made mass extinction.
- Gay marriage doesnt matter when more Black children suffer from malnutrition in the U.S. than in Libya (at least until the U.S. invaded Libya to “set its people free”)
- Gay marriage doesnt matter when Haiti, Africa, and Black America are under attack.
- Gay marriage doesnt matter when politicians refuse to act on the illegal mass incarceration of Black men and women.
- Gay marriage doesnt matter when the cost of college has skyrocketed to the point of being a luxury. The child whose parents can no longer afford tuition will instead find a job in a restaurant, telemarketing, or working in a warehouse to make ends meet. That same child could have discovered an HIV vaccine, walked on the surface of Mars, or uncovered a lost civilization.
But y’all dont feel me, tho.