The key to all interpretation is God(Ps36:9;Jn14:26)!! Every person--without exception--views the world around them based upon how they view God. How one views God determines their worldview, which interprets their understanding of life. An atheist; abortionist; Christian; Darwinist, Muslim; nice person; Black, White or Hispanic person; unforgiving person; homosexual; transgender; or whatever or however you designate yourself---all originates in your worldview, which backs-up to your view of God, which you use to interpret life! Simply, theology determines philosophy! Last week, an entire high school football team took a knee to protest the national anthem. As they showed the video, I was saddened because it appeared that every player and coach was African-American! Where did this thinking originate? How did a high school team, who had previously honored the flag and the national anthem, suddenly begin to protest the same? When the Black coach asked about his team’s behavior, he repeatedly said his players were exercising their constitutional rights. How did Kaep, some NFL players; some NBA players; and now this H.S. team derive their interpretation of---what Kaep describes as , “I am not going to stand-up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.” Continuing, “There are a lot of things that need to change. One specifically is police brutality. There are people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. Cops are getting paid leave for killing people.”
As I have pointed-out in my last two tidbits, one place they did not derive their interpretation from is the facts!
Where then did their interpretation originate? Kaep says he watched some videos. To what was he referring? The videos of Eric Garner, LaQuain McDonald, and about 15 other Blacks who were killed by police. Of course, one may argue, isn’t this enough evidence to agree with Kaep that America is, “…a country that oppresses black people and people of colour”? O.k. let’s examine this… again! How do we interpret the words: “…a country that oppresses black people and people of color”? The protest is of the American flag and anthem, which in the protestors minds represents—not just America—but White people, or people without color! In other words, Kaep is describing ‘White oppression’, which means, Whites oppress Blacks! To support this assertion, the liberal media has broadcast videos with their interpretation of cops shooting Blacks. The videos and their inherent emotion, liberal interpretation, along with past memories of police abuse of Blacks using police dogs, water guns, Rodney King beating, etc., all serve to prove we live in a “…a country that oppresses black people and people of color”! Yet, if this assertion is true, why does the liberal media suppress(Rom1:18) any contrary evidence? If the police videos irrefutably prove Kaep’s assertion of ‘White oppression’, why not include all evidence? For example, if police shooting Blacks is evidence for ‘White oppression’, how should we interpret the fact that police shoot more Whites than Blacks? Actually, the number is almost double: 494 Whites; 254 Blacks; 172 Hispanics! (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings/) Couple this fact with another fact---not one video of police shooting a White or Hispanic has made the ‘National cut’ by the liberal media! All the popular national videos are of police shooting Blacks! Remember, the Democratic National Convention honored “Mothers of the Movement”, or mothers of children killed by police. Were any White, Hispanic, or ‘other’ mothers included on stage, in spite of the fact they represent more than 75% of those killed by police? Why not? Simply, the liberal media suppresses truth; they are willfully attempting to ramp-up Black anger! Let’s do an illustration by comparison. It is a fact that Blacks commit nearly 50% of homicides, while only 13% of the population. It is a fact that over 95% of Black shootings are of other Blacks. It is a fact that in 2015, while police killed 254 Blacks, while Blacks murder around the 6000 other Blacks annually. If ‘White oppression’, i.e. all Whites are oppressors, rests upon the evidence of police shooting blacks, how do we interpret the fact that 6000 Blacks are murdered by other Blacks? The liberal media simply ignores it! First, in review, through Kaep and his followers, we have discovered that when police shoot Blacks, it is interpreted as ‘White oppression’.* Confirming this fact, is ‘White privilege’, which teaches that all Whites have privilege over other races, thereby making Whites racist because they are White. Therefore, according to liberal logic, these two ideas: a.police shooting Blacks, and b.White privilege, irrefutably prove that all Whites are oppressors, and all Blacks are victims of White oppression. Now, because the liberal media will not do it, let’s use their ‘same liberal logic’ to interpret Black on Black homicide. Because Blacks murder multiplied times more Blacks, than the police(6000 to 254), it is only logical to conclude that because 6000 murders is worse than 254 deaths, that Blacks are multiplied times worse than the police!! Therefore, because we previously concluded from police shootings that all Whites are racist oppressors; because Blacks kill far more Blacks than police, we must therefore conclude that all Blacks are worse racist oppressors than Whites! Why? Because Blacks not only kill more people; inexplicably, Blacks racists kill their own race! Therefore, using liberal interpretation, we must conclude that Blacks are worse racists than Whites!!! However, a couple of additional facts will re-interpret this scenario correctly and disentangle us from liberal wisdom(Jms3:15). First, only 2-3% of Blacks commit all those murders, therefore Black people are not murderous thugs…in spite of those horrendous statistics! Second, if police shoot Blacks, it should not be interpreted to mean: “Police target Blacks”(which means “all police target Blacks”). Nor should another foolish leap be made from the fact of police shootings: “America is racist” (which means “all Whites are racist!”) As a matter of fact, it is more rational to conclude from 6000 murders, that “all Blacks are murderers”, than it is to conclude from 254 police shootings, that “all Whites are oppressors!” How then do we interpret police shooting Blacks? As single, isolated, incidents of either: a.a policeman was justified; or b.a policeman committed murder! We do not interpret the shootings to mean that ‘all Whites are racist’; nor to prove ‘White oppression’! These wild and irresponsible extrapolations are lies and racist, just like it is to conclude that all Blacks are murderers from 6000 murders of 2-3% of Black people! No Christian should be involved with such obvious evil; purposefully designed to create anger, strife, envy and confusion(Jms3:16)! Finally, another great tragedy of all this folly, is young Black people growing-up learning to hate America! Blacks have historically made heroes of athletes. And our Black heroes are teaching our Black young men to hate the least racist nation on the planet! Incredibly, amongst all the talk of ‘White oppression’; ‘White privilege’, ‘White racism’, both liberalism and the liberal media, have successfully blinded the eyes of America to ‘THE’ obvious contradiction, i.e. the ‘elephant-in-the-living-room’, if you will: a Black president of a White nation!! Is there currently even one other predominantly White nation who has elected a Black leader? Especially a nation that once enslaved Blacks? Using Colin Kaepernick’s liberal logic, this can only be interpreted to mean, “…a country of…” White racist oppressors, willfully elected oppressed Black Barack Obama as their leader and president!! …such is liberal logic! Where God’s word is rejected, interpretation is perverted! Liberalism rejects God’s word, it is the social doctrine of atheism, and is therefore not from God!
*This also means that police shooting Blacks transcends mere ‘police brutality’, which is why it is interpreted as ‘White oppression’. Of course, this is the liberal interpretation!
QuoteBitSuccess isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal. -Mike Ditka, former Professional football coach