Several people sent me the following 5 minute video this past week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2xGoeKsiDA&feature=youtu.be
You will have to review it to understand this tidbit. Now, let’s examine its liberalism.*
1.He offers $100 to the winner of the race. In this video, the ‘$100’, and the ‘foot race', illustrate not only his point, but an unbiblical economic world view, which he uses to make his point. Of course, Donyes and liberals will argue he is just using the $100 to get the kids involved; but what is his point?
“And it’s only because you have this big head start that you’re possibly going to win
this race called life.”
My response: The underlying economic assumption driving Donyes point is that there is only ‘one’ 100 dollars in the ‘race of life’. This unbiblical economic model, for example, states: There exists one pie with 8 slices; if there are 10 people, two people will not receive a piece of the pie. Therefore, this model teaches because there is only a limited supply, we must all share, i.e. take less, or many will be left in poverty. According to its proponents, this is the reason for poverty.
First, the Bible states, God created “the earth full of His riches” (Ps104:24). Therefore, the earth will never run out of supply for its inhabitants. Second, God created nations, which are comprised of individuals, to create wealth(Deut8:1-18). Therefore, the ‘pie’ example is refuted by simply making/creating more pies, i.e. more supply, i.e. more money! I repeat money is God-designed to be created, NOT distributed!!!! Wealth distribution is unbiblical, and a doctrine of Socialism/Communism.** Third, the Bible states, My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory(Phil4:19). His “riches in glory” are inexhaustible!! Conclusion, “…let God be true, but every man a liar” (Rom3:4)i.e. there is no limited supply of wealth!
2.Now let’s examine the “take 2 steps forward” statements:
i.“Take 2 steps forward, if both your parents are still married”
ii.“Take 2 steps forward, if you grew-up with a father figure in the home”
iii.“Take 2 steps forward, if you had access to a private education”
iv.“Take 2 steps forward, if you had access to a free tutor growing-up”
v.“Take 2 steps forward, if you never had to worry whether your cell phone would be shut off.”
vi.“Take 2 steps forward, if you never had to help mom or dad with the bills”
vii”Take 2 steps forward, if it wasn’t because of your athletic ability, you don’t have pay for college.”
viii.“Take 2 steps forward, if you’ve never wondered where your next meal was going to come from.”
My response: Let’s examine the first two, “step forward” statements. Both marriage and father figures are the consequence of God’s plan for humanity. In other words, instead of making kids step forward who possess these; kids that don’t possess them, should step backward! Because life includes the consequences of sin, many children, obviously of no fault of their own, will tragically have to bare the negative consequences of parental sin! Contrary to this video, those who have Godly homes should not be made to feel guilty through liberalism’s definition of ‘privilege!!!
Point iii. Private education does not guarantee people will “make it”. Many kids attend good schools, but make bad decisions, and fail. Many kids attend bad schools, but make good decisions, and “make it!” Although statistically, private schools are better, contrary to this video there exists no “liberal privilege” for kids to attend private schools! They key is obedience to God’s success principles—regardless of the school!
Point iv. is simply ignorant!! Parents pay for tutors, not kids—which means tutors are free for kids! In addition, many schools pay for tutors.
Point v. is preposterous! (Points 6-8 makes this piece too long!)
My point…Donyes attempts to use his “step forward” statements to prove that:
a.“certain” people have a head start
b.“you have nothing to do with anything any of you have.”
c.“certain” people have more opportunity
These are all liberal half truths, i.e. manipulate viewers to support his initial point!
a.Donyes’ “head start” can be attained by obedience to God’s word, which anyone can do(Josh1:8), therefore the benefits of obedience are available to all(Is1:19)… not some select group!
b.Every kid begins life totally dependent on their parents(Mat7:11)!! God created it this way to teach humans of His provision(Ps136:25; Ps145:16; Phil4:19). While all are given different gifts (Mat25:14-29); and some are even given ‘more’ than others, only right action guarantees success!! This quote reveals all: “you can go anywhere from anywhere”!
c.God ALONE gives opportunity(Ps75:6,7), and He does not give to all people equally. Proof? Not every or any person can become an NBA basketball player! NBA players originate from American colleges and universities, or foreign country pro leagues. In addition, college professorships require a Master’s or Doctorate degree--it is not open to everyone! In real life, everyone having the same opportunity is a myth! Opportunity appears at the end of preparation!
3.Probably the worst part of this video is its covert racism. For example, Donyes says, “We would be foolish to believe that we have not been given more opportunity. We don’t want to recognize we’ve been given a head start. But the reality is we have.” Who is the “we” to which Donyes refers? White people!
Or, how about this racist statement: “If it wasn’t because of your athletic ability, you don’t have pay for college.” First, it’s a lie that most blacks get (or even need) athletic scholarships to attend college! Most blacks in America don’t even play sports!!!
What about this racist statement, “The reality is if this were a fair race, and everyone was back on that line, I guarantee you that some of these black dudes would smoke all of you. And it’s only because you have this big head start that you’re possibly going to win this race called life.” First, not all Blacks are sprinters! Second, Whites don’t need a head start to win in life! There are many Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, and all races that have started at the bottom…and ‘made it’! Race has nothing to do with winning in life! Third, this statement reveals his real motive: ‘White privilege!’
Lastly, the worst racism is in the video editing. Re-watch the video, and with each “take 2 step forward” statements…notice the editing!!! For example,
i.“Take 2 steps forward if both your parents are still married”
Video edit cuts to white kids stepping forward (59-1:01)
ii.“Take 2 steps forward if you grew-up with a father figure in the home”
Video edit cuts to white kids stepping forward(1:05-1:06); then cuts to black kid
scratching his face.”(1:07-08)
iii.“Take 2 steps forward if you had access to a private education”
Video edit cuts to white kids stepping forward(1:10); then cuts to Black kid standing and
‘Every’ video edit gives visual imagery of who “We” refers to: White people!*** Then he cuts to Blacks to show who the victims are: Black people! However, there are Black people--both men and woman--in the crowd that have stepped forward(2:24), but no video cut shows a black person stepping forward!
If you are still not convinced, do you really believe that all Black parents are not married? Why are only Whites shown stepping forward? Or, do you really believe Blacks don’t have their biological father as a father figure? Why then are only Whites shown stepping forward?
At 1:59 and 2:28, the video cuts to the back of the group, where all the kids except one, are Black; AND all are Black males! Does this not convey that Black people, and specifically Black males are victims of the White privilege system where only Whites take two steps forward?
I’m Black, and a male…and I ain’t NOBODY’S victim! The Word of God calls me a Son of God(Jn1:12)!! AND, it says, I have (past tense) the victory(1Cor15:57)! AND, it says I can do all things through Christ (Phil4:13)!! Contrary to liberalism…no devil or man can hold ‘me’ back!
Choose this day whom you will serve…man or God! (Josh24:15)
*Remember, atheism is a religion which possesses doctrines. Liberalism is one of its doctrines.
**Socialism/Communism is another doctrine of atheism.
***Interestingly, Donyes is a liberal in race, but not in sexual issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlnhw7ui7hI