24 January 2009

Completely Clueless About History

I joined this blog network, which has brought a few more visitors to my blog, and has taken me to a few other sites. One of those was chocolatechicago.cc, a liberal blog hosted by American of African Ancestry. ( I do not like the term African-American any more than I like Scandinavian- American. I am unsure of the acceptability of the term Black, so I will go with AoAA. :-) )


Now I have seen the ".cc" suffix attached to websites before, and I didn't know what it stood for. Apparently it can stand for "completely clueless."


In a post lauding the Bishop Gene Robinson, the blogger makes this astounding statement:

The Conservative Evangelical Christians have been around for years and there is absolutely no record showing them picking up arms against slavery, lynching, racism or other barbaric crimes or social injustices that are committed or were committed in the past.

Completely Clueless.


Evangelicals are the theological descendents of the Methodist movement of the 19th century. It is a direct line from John Wesley to the Holiness movement to most Evangelicals and Pentecostals in North America today. As a professor of mine once said, Methodism in the 19th century was the tail that wagged the American dog.


While it is true that the Baptist, Methodist and other churches did split at the time of the Civil War into southern and northern factions, it is also true that Methodists, the conservative evangelicals of their day, led the fight for abolition in England and the United States. A simple Google search would have led chocolatechicago to Wikipedia and Library of Congress where he could have learned about these things. Or he could have just gone to the movies.


But then, liberals don't want to learn. It might challenge their opinions.


And I am posting this here, because I refuse to join a blog in order to comment on it.

7 comments:

victorsleeps said...

Tony,

It's all part of their spin. If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.

Oddly enough, the word I have to type for your word verification is "repent".

Exodio said...

Are these the same people who believe that blacks created whites via genetic manipulation thousands of years ago, to be their slaves? And then the white folk rebelled and usurped the black position as master?

Tony said...

That is a new one to me Exodio .... Don't know of those folks.

And victorsleeps: maybe the computer is acting prophetic. I am available for confession ... S/B in Chi Feb 15-18. Will give more detail later.

Exodio said...

Nation of Islam. I highly recommend looking into it.

"The Blackman is the original man. From him came all brown, yellow, red, and white people. By using a special method of birth control law, the Blackman was able to produce the white race. This method of birth control was developed by a Black scientist known as Yakub, who envisioned making and teaching a nation of people who would be diametrically opposed to the Original People. A Race of people who would one day rule the original people and the earth for a period of 6,000 years. Yakub promised his followers that he would graft a nation from his own people, and he would teach them how to rule his people, through a system of tricks and lies whereby they use deceit to divide and conquer, and break the unity of the darker people, put one brother against another, and then act as mediators and rule both sides." [10]

^ a b Elijah Muhammad|Message to the Blackman in America, Muhammad's Temple No. 2, 1965 & Dorothy Blake Fardan, Yakub and the Origins of White Supremacy, Lushena Books, 2001

Tony said...

Wow is all I can say.

Too many things I need to read to spend much time at that website ....

victorsleeps said...

Hey my conscious is clear, no need for confession here.

Perhaps my computer has some things it would like to purge from it's memory card. Like how it caught that virus.

Tony said...

To prevent the infection of your computer by viruses, take a condom and slip it over the end of the network cable plug or wireless usb device before plugging it in.

If you are internally wired for wireless, that is kind of the computer version of satyriasis and there is not much you can do about that.