Well, there you have it. No matter what blacks do, they can’t be racist, and the only racists are white people, and since they are ALWAYS going after blacks, like cats do mice, they are the bad oppressors etc.
There is really nothing I could say to that. So I won’t. It is clear you have figured it out. Thx.
I get from this that “the system” favors only whites at the expense of blacks. You have bought into Harry’s view, Whites are racists whatever they do, and they support “the system” that suppresses blacks.
How in the world did Barak do it when only 20% of the electorate is black?? Did they vote 3 or 4 times each? How did America not keep that black man down???
And here I thought segregation was outlawed, when 1956??
Look, all of you. I know there is racism, but it is not so prevalent as you aver. When the blacks were arrested at the Starbucks, several white patrons objected. Etc.
I am proud of my white heritage. The constitution is a wonderful document, written and adopted by whites, to the benefit of blacks, whites, hispanics, even illegal aliens. Wow, and it was a white devised document. I am proud that whites died in the civil war to free slaves. And that Eisenhower (a Repubican) put into effect the 1954 school ruling, passing it through a congress where the ones who were against were Democrats. I am proud that capitalism has succeeded in freeing millions, even billions from their poverty in China and India. It has done more to destroy poverty than any ideology that has existed so far. And this came about from the efforts of white nations.
You of course can bring up slavery and Jim Crow. But that was not done by all whites in contrast to Londis’s claim, and to blame some who had no interest in such things as if they did is to be unjust as well.
I told you: He has said he will institute polices they favor. It is that simple. Blacks support blacks or whites that promise to do things they favor, as Londis says. I think he is right. So evangelicals favor some of the things he says he will do.
The question is whether to vote character or issues. In Obama, you had an apparent home run if you were a liberal (though I think there may have been some shady dealings). Obama seemed to have a sterling character. But for conservatives, his policies were anathema. So they voted policies.
For Turmp, you had a man who said he would institute certain policies that conservatives favored. His character was a mess. And though he is big mouthed talker, i have not seen anything criminal as yet. So you held your nose and voted policy.
You have to realize, that Hillary had her faults as well, and this was a choice between the two, and you cannot separate that. You guys had to hold your noses and vote for her.
I have already said Trump is immoral. Apparently that is not enough. He is, a sinner for sure. But he has shown himself willing to institute policies that conservatives favor, and does it in a way that no one else could do, or would dare to do. I like that.
Wait a minute. Are you speaking of Manafort? The accusations have nothing to do with Trump at all and occurred years before Trump started to run. So what is the issue here?
Are any journalists in jail? Has he done what Obama did by putting some under surveillance?
And if the press is so stomped down, how is it that 90% of the reporting at the NYT, WaPo, adn other outlets is negative and hostile? If Trump were so effective a manipulator, I would expect a bit more reporting in his favor. Maybe he is just bad at manipulation.
I am awaiting an inditement. You can start crowing when you have more than speculation
I will tell you.
- He has stopped the government support of political correctness. I think this is the main one.
- The economy is humming. Black unemployment is as low as it has been in 40 years, and Hispanic unemployment is way down as well.
- He is showing American strength on the world stage rather than the weakness of Obama policies (Red Line anyone?). Even liberals have noted this.
- Taxes have been reduced.
- Government intrusion is being reduced. (Not so with Hillary)
And as far as faith informing political views, the homosexual issue is the issue that will cause our institutions real problems It was about to be made such an issue that our teachings on it were going to be challenged in court, and it looked like we as a church supporting the traditional view of scripture would suffer.
That is not going to happen with Trump in the WH. And it would have with Hillary there.
Now you may disagree on the issue, or even the prediction, but it was clear that that is the way things were heading.
Read Habakkuk. God used a wicked people, the Babylonians to punish Israel. It may be that a wicked man,Trump, will give the church a bit more time before it has to face that crisis.