I ended part 1 with the startling statement, “I learned that 2/3’s of lynchings happened to Blacks, which means 1/3 of recorded lynchings in America did not happen to Blacks…I was shocked!” Of course, when I discovered this important information, the questions that immediately popped into my mind were two-fold:
1.who were those being lynched other than Blacks?
2.who was doing the lynching? Up to this point, I was taught
White people lynched Black people because their skin was
From my high school Black history class, television documentaries, the media, friends, etc., I was given the impression that lynchings were perpetrated by White people against Black people...because of racism. Through research however, I discovered this to be a half-truth! What is a half-truth? A half-truth possesses at minimum, two positions:
1.a person who is ignorant of a complete truth, i.e.God’s
providential view, and innocently offers that information to
others as truth. Most honest people who innocently possess
only partial facts fall under this category.
2. a person with an evil agenda, who only offers that information
that both supports and furthers their agenda, with a willful
intent to deceive.
While I do not believe many of the people, such as my teacher in High school, willfully tried to deceive me, I do however believe that many contemporary teachers and leaders use their status as a platform to deceive! Romans 1:18 identifies these people as those who “suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” Truth suppression is one of the three methods* of deception employed by liberalism.
So…what group or people comprised the 1/3 of the non-blacks lynched? White people! The Tuskegee Institute records show that between the years 1880 and 1951, 3,437 Blacks(72%) and 1,293 Whites were lynched(27%). When I first learned these horrendous facts, I was both angry and confused.
First, I was angry because those who taught me the history of lynchings taught me a half-truth**!! But why? Remember, if something is a half-truth, what is the other half? By default, what remains is a half-lie***! But, what happens to the half-truth when a half-lie is added? That is like asking what happens to a pure, refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade on a hot day... after watching someone add one drop of urine!!! Would you drink it?
Again, I had to ask myself, did the people who taught me about lynchings in America actually know the truth? Why would they make it ‘appear’ that only Blacks were lynched? If they did know the whole truth, why didn’t they tell me? Once again, I became driven to know!
Second, I was confused because I did not understand why a White person would lynch another White person! Obviously, Whites can look at Blacks and see the color of their skin, and through their irrational hatred, determine to lynch a Black person. On the contrary, a White man would not look at another White man, and then determine to lynch him simply because he is White! Why then would a White lynch another White? Shockingly, I discovered that the answer lay in the lyncher’s political identity! Whites were not lynched because of their skin color, but because they were Republicans! Why were White Republicans lynched? Because White Republicans helped Black people, and were labeled as “N****r-lovers”! Here is the remaining million dollar question--who then was doing the lynching? Democrats!!
In other words, the often-heard sentiment: ‘Whites lynched Blacks in American history, therefore Whites (America) are racist’ is a half-truth; which through truth-suppression, overtime, actually evolved into a whole lie! And what is that lie? Very simply: “Whites are racist because they lynched Blacks!” Or, “America is racist because Whites created systems that oppress Blacks, for example lynching.” On the contrary, it was not ‘Whites who lynched Blacks in American history’, but Democrat Whites who lynched Blacks!!!!
As shocking as this may be to some, my preceding statement is yet an incomplete truth! The complete truth is that Democrat Whites did not just lynch Blacks because they were Black. On the contrary, Democrat Whites lynched Blacks for two reasons…not just one reason!! What are those reasons?
1.Blacks were lynched because of their skin color
2.Blacks were lynched because they were Republicans
Let me repeat myself in a visual:
1.Democrat Whites lynched Blacks because of their skin color, i.e.racism
2.Democrat Whites lynched Republican Whites because they helped
3.Democrat Whites lynched Blacks because Blacks were Republicans
If you are not aware of these facts, ask yourself, Why?
If you are aware of these facts and don’t care, ask yourself, Why?
If you are aware of these facts and are now angry at me because I presented them, and then start accusing the Republicans of past evils**** in order to justify your affiliation with the present Democrat Party, ask yourself, Why?
These facts are not a promotion of Republicans, they are simply Biblical and political facts!
*Liberal methods of deception: 1.Word Manipulation; 2.Truth Suppression; 3.Derision/Mockery
**Which I have found to be true of many liberals who teach both American and Black history!
***Or, a full-lie forced into a half-lie container.
****Remember, to identify the evils of Republicans neither erases nor reduces the evils perpetrated on Blacks by the Democrats! It does however reveal two things:
1.No political party is guiltless, because all mankind has sinned.
2.Identifies an irrational emotional attachment to the Democrat Party!
The Legacy You Leave Is the Life You Lead. Deeds supersede creeds. Credibility is not founded upon intentions but on actions. -James Kouzes and Barry Posner