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Don’t Apologize for Me to Blacks
By Gary F. Zeolla
I have seen several Facebook posts with a similar message about the George Floyd tragedy that occurred on May 25, 2020. They start out decrying his death, saying it was wrong. On that point I agree. The videos are horrendous. I discuss them in depth at the beginning of my two-part article Protests Turned Riots, posted on my politics website. However, I will wait for all the evidence to come forth in the criminal trial to make a final judgment, as is proper in the American court system and as the Bible requires (Proverbs 18:17).
But then the Facebook posters go on to acknowledge the “hurt and wrongdoing” whites have committed against blacks. Then they apologize on behalf of all whites to blacks for the wrongdoings done to blacks at the hand of the white race.
I’ve been wanting to post a response to these messages, but I knew if I just posted a short response, it would be taken wrongly, and a longer response would not fit too well nor be very readable in the format of Facebook comments.
As such, I took the time to write out a general response to publish in this newsletter and to post on my Christian and my politics website. It is located below. Since these Facebook posters generally claim to be Christians, I have included many Bible references in my response. I'm writing this as if I am responding to one person, but it is really a response to an aggregation of comments on social media I have seen.
I was very dismayed by your “apology” post on Facebook. My first thought was “Why are you apologizing for something you did not do?” I almost posted that in response, but I didn’t have the time to respond to the flood of hate-filled responses I am sure I would have gotten. But I do want to respond to what you said.
You are not responsible for the actions of anyone else, let alone all of the other members of your race. And you cannot apologize for anyone else besides yourself. The Bible is clear on that fact. Each person is only responsible for his or her own sins (Deut 24:16; Ezek 18).
If a white person has committed racist acts against blacks, then yes, he or she needs to repent. And if you have engaged in racist acts yourself, then yes, you need to apologize for those acts, as the Bible is clear that racism is a sin, since we are all created by one God and are all one in Christ (Acts 17:26; Eph 4:28; Col 3:11; Rev 5:9f).
However, I have not engaged in such acts. In fact, I find your implication that I am a racist simply because I am white very offensive. And even if I were, I would not need you to apologize for me. In fact, you could not. I would need to do so myself.
Racism in America
More fundamentally, there is not “widespread racism” in our country as you claim. That is a leftist lie that that you have fallen for, probably because of your public schooling. There most definitely was racism in our country’s past; but today, such widespread racism simply does not exist, except in the minds of race-baiters that turn every situation into a race issue.
Yes, there are isolated racists, but they are a very tiny minority. There is not even yet evidence that this particular incident was race-related, no matter how many times the media might make that connection.
Moreover, do you personally know anyone in real life that you could point to and say without hesitation, “That person is a racist?” I know I cannot. In fact, few people could, further proving racism is not widespread in our society today. Unless, of course, you say every white person is a racist simply because he or she is white. But that again defies the personal responsibility part of sin.
There also is not a wave of police killing unarmed black men, and the vast majority of cops are not racists. It is additional leftist lies that there is and that they are. In fact, there is a growing percentage of minority cops. They are by no means racists.
The Real Reason for Problems in the Black Community
The reason for ongoing problems in the black community has nothing to do with white racism against blacks. It is rooted in one simple fact—72% of black children are raised in homes without fathers. I document that statistic and expound on its implications in my book God’s Sex Plan: Volume Two. But here, fathering a child and not being involved in his or her rearing is a sin (Eph 6:4; Col 3:21). If you truly want to help those in the black community, then address that issue with them (Luke 1:17).
That is not just me saying that. Candance Owens harps on this point in her podcasts. I would suggest you check her out on IHeartRadio. She is a black woman who just turned thirty. You could learn a lot from her. I know I have. I started listening to her podcasts a few weeks ago, starting with the first from over a year ago and working my way through them in order.
In the meantime, I would suggest you read my two-part article on Protests Turned Riots. See especially the section under the subtitle “Lack of Respect” in Part Two. Then read the articles in the References under “Systemic Racism and Killings by Cops in General.” They document my points here and in that section. And be sure to watch the video by Tucker Carlson from June 3, 2020 on YouTube. Or click here. It is worth the 15 minutes.
In the first half of this video, Trucker displays the gravity of what is happening in our country. The young woman kneeling could be you, apologizing on her knees for her “white privilege” to a black man standing over her. As a Christian, you should never bow a knee to anyone or for any reason, except to pray to and worship God and our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ (Matt 4:10; Phil 2:10).
White Privilege vs. Black on Black Crime
As for “white privilege,” there is no such thing. We all have our struggles to deal with in our lives, be we white, black, brown, yellow, or red. If someone were to say that to me, I would challenge him or her to live in my body for a couple of weeks. With my myriad of health problems, he would see I am in no way “privileged.” And I am sure every person regardless of color could list struggles they have dealt with in their lives. But again, the problems in the black community are mostly self-imposed, via the sins of premarital sex and out of wedlock pregnancies (Deut 22:23-24). Yes, those are sins, as I detail in both volumes of my God’s Sex Plan set.
In the second half of the aforementioned video, Tucker presents statistics buttressing my comments in the preceding section of my two-part article. That video and the other links in that section also provide statistics on another important point, that black on black crime is far greater than white on black crime or even white on white crime. Simply put, blacks kill, rob, and rape other blacks at far greater rates than whites commit such acts against blacks or even whites commit such acts against other whites.
That is why blacks are incarcerated at a much greater rate proportionally than whites. It has nothing to do with alleged racism in our criminal justice system. It goes back to my previous point about absentee fathers.
Along with being crimes, all of those behaviors are sins before God and need to be repented of by those who engage in then, be they black or white (Exod 20:13,15; Deut 22:25-27).
Absentee Fathers and Abortion
In my Sex Plan books, I present statistics that those raised without fathers are more likely to engage in criminal behavior than those raised in a two-parent, husband/ wife households. They are also more likely to have physiological/ emotional problems, to not graduate high school, and then to get pregnant or to get someone pregnant out of wedlock. And the cycle repeats.
Note also, if there is a genocide occurring in the black community, as you are claiming, it is not due to white cops killing blacks. That number is in fact miniscule. The genocide in the black community is occurring in the wombs of black women. Black women abort their babies at a far greater rate that while women do. That high rate of abortion in the black community then feeds into the lack of respect for human life and the lack of a sense of a need for fathers in the black community.
Abortion then itself is a sin that needs to be repented of, again, whether it is committed by black or white women (Exod 21:22-25). Again, I detail that fact in my Sex Plan books.
Repentance and Faith Needed
All of these points are why there are problems in the black community, and none of them have anything to do with white racism against blacks. As such, please do not apologize for me to blacks. I have nothing to apologize for. If you really want to help the black community, then encourage them to address these issues in their own community and to stop blaming whites for their problems.
Again, all of the behaviors I have mentioned in this article are sins, from racism, to premarital sex, to murder, to robbery, to rape, to abortion. All who engage in such behaviors need to repent and trust in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross for their sins (Matt 26:28; Luke 24:46-47).
That would be the best first step in turning things around in the black community and in America as a whole, as these sins are prevalent among those of all races in our country, though, as indicated, for most, at a higher rate among blacks than whites.
That last point explains the greater problems in the black community. Though only the person who sins is responsible for his or her behavior, sin always carries consequences that affect those beyond the one who commits the sin. That is why God so strongly warns against such behaviors, as He knows they are detrimental for not only the person sinning but also for society as a whole, while obedience to God’s commands brings blessings upon a society (Lev 26; Deut 28). I discuss that last point at greater length in my article Don’t Blame God for the Coronavirus Outbreak.
My heart has broken over the events of the last few weeks and months in this country. As I discuss at the end of my two-part article Protests Turned Riots, I fear the judgment of God is upon American for our many sins. Repenting of the sins mentioned in this article will go a long way towards healing our country and our racial divides, while improving life in the black community and in America in general.
The preceding is just a preliminary discussion of this very complex topic. I will be greatly expanding this article into at least a couple of chapters in a forthcoming book.
To explain, last summer (2019), I began working on a book to be titled, Breakdown of American Society. It was prompted by the wave of mass shootings we experienced that summer. Along with that subject, and somewhat because of it, that book was also going to address racism. In it, I had already addressed the killing of a black man by a white police officer here in my home area of Pittsburgh, PA.
But then in September, when the impeachment inquiry began, I put that book on hold to work on a book on the impeachment. That turned out to be a much greater project than I envisioned, as it turned into a two-volume set. Then I got diverted from working on those books, as I wrote extensively about the Coronavirus crisis for my politics website (see Coronavirus Articles and Commentaries on Biblical and Constitutional Politics).
But now that I have said just about all I want to on that crisis, I am back to working hard to finish up my two-volume set on Dems Cannot Beat Trump, So They Impeach Trump. I hope to have that set finished by the end of this summer (2020).
God-willing, I will then get back to working on the Breakdown book. Again, it will greatly expand this discussion and provide extensive documentation for all of the points I raised in this article and many more related issues. It will also discuss in depth the two most recent high-profile cases of a white officer killing a black man.
Thus, again, the preceding article is just a preliminary discussion. There is much more than can and needs to be said which I will be addressing in that forthcoming book.
Don’t Apologize for Me to Blacks. Copyright © 2020 by Gary F. Zeolla (www.Zeolla.org).
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