Over the last several months I have focused my tidbits on American patriotism, with special emphasis on Black American Patriotism. The antics of Colin Kaepernick, Jesse Williams, Black Lives Matter, and liberals in general, who hate America, and who are tragically inspiring young people (especially Black youths) to hate America, have inspired me to look back into history.
One of the many points that make me a proud ‘American’ Black is the incredible suffering Blacks endured historically---without hate! One of my past heroes giving witness to this great truth (suffering without hate), is Harriet Tubman, a.k.a. The Black Moses. Of course, the idea of suffering without hate is completely foreign to contemporary liberalism, especially Black liberals; who while accusing others of hate, racism, and intolerance, are the most guilty of the same.
I have found the two best ways to refute contemporary liberal anti-America propaganda is:
1.The Word of God
2.To offer the lives of past great Black patriots.*
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1822ish. Her understanding of the horror of slavery, along with the glory of freedom are revealed in several quotes:
1. “I grew up like a neglected weed, ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.”
2. “I think slavery is the next thing to hell.”
3.“I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I have never say one who is willing to go back and be a slave.”
4. “The man that owned me, was not fit to own a dog.”
In spite of American slavery decimating her life, the evidences of her love for America are obvious. For example, one of the many roles she played in support of the Union army, was a spy. In other words, Harriet Tubman’s ‘voluntary’ decision to risk her life spying for the Union army teaches that her understanding of America’s commitment to freedom for all men, regardless of race, was not only real, but worth dying for—that is Patriotism! If Tubman believed, like contemporary liberalism, that slavery makes America hopelessly and irredeemably racist, why would she have offered her very life as a sacrifice?
Furthermore, the acid test verifying the previous truth are the contexts of contemporary liberalism and 1860 America. Whereas, Harriet Tubman held her views in the midst of an America where 50% of the nation not only enslaved Blacks, but believed in their inferiority! On the contrary, Kaepernick and Williams, etc., all hold their views in the midst of an America that not only has a Black president, but an America which has created more opportunity, wealth, and power for Blacks (and minorities) than any other nation in world history!!!
Second, biographer Beverly Lowery writes: “On a sunny June day in 1908, with an American flag draped around her shoulders, Harriet stands before a crowd of well-wishers in a celebration to mark the opening of the Harriet Tubman home.”
Furthermore, in 1913, Harriet Tubman died at 91ish years old. Her services were held at AME Zion Church. With open casket, the lower half of her body was covered with an American flag! This means two things:
1.Prior to her death, she instructed those with authority over her remains, to cover her lower body with the American flag.
2.The AME Zion church--a Black church--with hundreds mourning her death, did not agree with contemporary liberals who hate the flag, hate the national anthem, and teach young people the same!!! The traditional Black church proudly honored Harriet…with her flag!
Ooops! If you are a liberal, it ok to cry: “Ouch!”
It doesn’t take much common sense to understand that these two instances of ostentatious flag bearing are evidence that Harriet Tubman was purposely making a bold statement: “I love America!” Or, “America is my nation!” Or, “I believe in the greatness of America!” On the contrary, no human being who hates America drapes self in the American flag! I mean do we see Colin Kaepernick, Jesse Williams, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michael Eric Dyson, Al Sharpton, or any other contemporary liberal--draped in an American Flag?
Who are those people burning the American flag? And, to what group do those kneeling during the National anthem belong? Ahhhhhhh……liberals!
I am a proud American Patriot! I reject liberalism’s anti-patriot, racist, rhetoric! I choose to agree with the Blacks of American antiquity who loved America!
*William Carney last tidbit, now Harriet Tubman
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