July 10, 2008

Shooting Yourself in the Foot

This is not a political statement or endorsement.

I know most of us have had enough of politics this last year or so. We had probably had enough before it ever began! Things are starting to come into the clear though; either John McCain or Barak Obama will be the next President of the United States.

As I look at Barak Obama I see several things: some that concern me and some that truly excite me. Much of what I see that lands on the positive side is my attempting to see it from other people's perspectives. I think about the possibility of having the first African American President and what a huge thing that would be. I also know that Obama (in the eyes of most of the world outside the US) would be a bridge builder. Again, I see some exciting possibilities.

That's why it plain flat astounds me (and at the same time doesn't surprise me one ounce) that the first cataclysmic, hurtful, damaging, and reprobate verbal miscue would have to come from no one else but Jesse Jackson. Thanks again to the "Reverend" for showing his true colors and for exposing his true character. Kudos to you, Reverend Jackson, for once again taking the positive strides and movement of progress and in effect, crapping on them. (Excuse the verb, but I was toning it down!)

I am not making these observations in judgement - but this is a man who has chosen to be a "God-ordained" leader. When you take that banner and place it above your head and in front of your wagon you have asked for my criticism and the accountability of others. So stop opening your mouth, start inserting your foot, starting trying to see things from everyone's perspective, listen a LOT more, and remember that every single word that comes out of your mouth can and will have consequences and ramifications for ALL African Americans and for ALL of us who call ourselves Christians. Please realize that you are essentially shooting yourself in the foot every time you make this mistake. You would think the public humiliation and apology would be enough of a bullet through the big toe to make you aware of this. Once again, only time will tell.

Thank you.

1 comment:

The Ken said...

Is this an endorsement?