At this time of supposed national racial unrest, pyromaniacs, petty larceny looting and the occasional peaceful protesters, we can see we have been here before.
Something from a 2000 year old letter to remind ourselves in these Covid Chauvin ravaged times: “Remember this, my dear brothers and sisters: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and should not get angry easily.” James 1:16
After the Watts Riots in the 60s, Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at CSU, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966. Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. Thus, this week long celebration from Dec 26th through the new year. That riot began August 11th, 1965 lasted for six days, resulting in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries and 4,000 arrests, involving 34,000 people and ending in the destruction of 1,000 buildings, totaling $40 million in damages.
Mobocracy in action; been to CHAZistan, Seattle lately? Speaking of mobs:
100 years ago, the worst “race” involved battle since the Civil War, happened in Tulsa, OK, May 31-June 1st, 1921. (hat tip Mary Murphy)
Tulsa, Southern Democrats stronghold, is the same place where a century later, Trump’s rally was pranked by Chinese owned TikTok teens reserving a million tickets to depress the turnout. There was nothing depressing about the energy at the rally, but proof dirty tricks and cheating is not beyond sympathizers for the party of slavery, secession and Jim Crow segregation.
The trigger in Tulsa, May 30th 1921 was a rush to judgement witness on Memorial Monday:
19 year old Dick Rowland, due to Jim Crow segregation laws, had to go next door; he had permission to use a restroom at the top of the Drexel Bldg.
17 yr old Sarah Page operated the elevator; the most plausible explanation of many was: “A common explanation often offered is that Dick Rowland tripped as he got onto the elevator and, as he tried to catch his fall, he grabbed onto the arm of Sarah Page, who then screamed”
Her scream led to said witness. Many people knew Mr. Rowland, a shoe surface engineer, as a nice young man working at the shoeshine parlor next door and were shocked he was the “assailant”.
In fact, Sara Page refused to file a police report, saying he just had grabbed her arm. Sometimes adults act less than adults.
Irony how this could be played out today, 100 years later, with destruction in mainly one party controlled major cities. Truth didn’t matter in 1921. And 55 years after Civil War bloodshed, 800 in the hospital and 36 dead, black and white. At least today, the rioters, arsonists and looters aren’t using drones.
From Wiki: “The attack, carried out on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the district—at that time the wealthiest black community in the United States, known as “Black Wall Street”.
For more detail of this sad time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_massacre
Catalysts for mob rule happen in the oddest ways; the Officer Chauvin powder keg during the Plague of Xi far eclipsed either of these. James 1:19
But, remember if any Civil War statue (or Lincoln himself) still stands, 600,000 people died leading up to the Juneteenth incidents in 1865. Apparently, Tulsa didn’t get the message, just as Galveston, right away.
Juneteenth is rooted in a document undelivered, a proclamation slow to get to the Lone Star state in the 1860s. Here is that story:
Southern Democrats, from the party founded in 1854, were not happy. Even Senator Robert Byrd, KKK king, centuries later did not agree and became the Clintons’ mentor. But truth is well, truth.
ALL slaves go free. ALL humans have a right to life, to liberty, to property and the right to pursue being happy.
“Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.
Most American History buffs know the Republican party was the party founded by abolitionists, who were trying to free humans owned as property, the slaves.
But, giving up things you own, in this case precious human beings, doesn’t often happen without a fight.
“The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
Later attempts to explain this two and a half year delay in the receipt of this important news have yielded several versions that have been handed down through the years. Often told is the story of a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news of freedom. Another is that the news was deliberately withheld by the enslavers to maintain the labor force on the plantations. And still another is that federal troops actually waited for the slave owners to reap the benefits of one last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. All of which, or none of these versions could be true. Certainly, for some, President Lincoln’s authority over the rebellious states was in question. Whatever the reasons, conditions in Texas remained status quo well beyond what was statutory.”
The word didn’t get to Texas, in part, because smart phones and satellites were 120 years away. But, there also was a reluctance to turn your black (or white if you were a white slave) property into human and have to pay them as employees.
Here is Lincoln’s next bit: General Order Number 3 ALL slaves are free.
“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance
with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States,
all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights
and rights of property between former masters and slaves,
and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes
that between employer and hired laborer.”
Talk about creating Human Resources Departments with one swoop of the wand. But, in this Covid hysteria as we battle the Plague of Xi, always look for relief: BBQ! But first, look at the first reactions to the delayed news…
The reactions to this profound news ranged from pure shock to immediate jubilation. While many lingered to learn of this new employer to employee relationship, many left before these offers were completely off the lips of their former ‘masters’ – attesting to the varying conditions on the plantations and the realization of freedom. Even with nowhere to go, many felt that leaving the plantation would be their first grasp of freedom. North was a logical destination and for many it represented true freedom, while the desire to reach family members in neighboring states drove some into Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Settling into these new areas as free men and women brought on new realities and the challenges of establishing a heretofore non-existent status for black people in America. Recounting the memories of that great day in June of 1865 and its festivities would serve as motivation as well as a release from the growing pressures encountered in their new territories.
The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants. The Juneteenth celebration was a time for reassuring each other, for praying and for gathering remaining family members. Juneteenth continued to be highly revered in Texas decades later, with many former slaves and descendants making an annual pilgrimage back to Galveston on this date.
Food and Fun!
A range of activities were provided to entertain the masses, many of which continue in tradition today. Rodeos, fishing, barbecuing and baseball are just a few of the typical Juneteenth activities you may witness today. Juneteenth almost always focused on education and self improvement. Thus, often guest speakers are brought in and the elders are called upon to recount the events of the past. Prayer services were also a major part of these celebrations.
Certain foods became popular and subsequently synonymous with Juneteenth celebrations such as strawberry soda-pop. More traditional and just as popular was the barbecuing, through which Juneteenth participants could share in the spirit and aromas that their ancestors – the newly emancipated African Americans, would have experienced during their ceremonies. Hence, the barbecue pit is often established as the center of attention at Juneteenth celebrations.
Food was abundant because everyone prepared a special dish. Meats such as lamb, pork and beef which were not available everyday were brought on this special occasion. A true Juneteenth celebrations left visitors well satisfied and with enough conversation to last until the next.
Dress was also an important element in early Juneteenth customs and is often still taken seriously, particularly by the direct descendants who can make the connection to this tradition’s roots. During slavery there were laws on the books in many areas that prohibited or limited the dressing of the enslaved. During the initial days of the emancipation celebrations, there are accounts of former slaves tossing their ragged garments into the creeks and rivers and adorning themselves with clothing taken from the plantations belonging to their former ‘masters’.
So, people, if you were a slave on a Southern Democrat plantation or in Galveston of the Lone Star state, I will pray for you. And if you can prove you worked the cotton fields as a slave, I will pay you three fifths of a $20 bill in rePAIRations for your pain.
If NOT, let’s figure out the best way to help get out of this Dark Ages of Radical Anarchy. And begin or restart the American Renaissance.
Be a life long learner. Look for opportunities to be a man of chivalry, and a woman of valor. If you are black and want to find a black national figure as a mentor, look to Dr. Ben Carson. Clarence Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Frederick Douglas, MLKing, Shelby Steele, Candace Owens and so many more. If you don’t worry about the color of one’s skin but access the quality of one’s character, you are well on your way to being an American adult. We live in the most blessed country on earth. Even our poorest have more conveniences and opportunity than the most wealthy Southern Democrat plantation owner in their Greek Revival mansions just 150 years ago.
The New York Times, known for ignoring 6 million jews dying in the 40s, came up with a fake way to revise American history. Project 1619. The radical leftists at the Dem’s propaganda orgs (ABCNNBCBS, NYTimes and WAPO) don’t care about the truth. They want you to believe our founding is not in 1776 and 1789, but like Senator Raisin’ Tim Kaine said “US created slavery” and “We didn’t inherit it from anyone”
Poor Tim, never took world history. The Israelites were slaves to the Pharaoh in Egypt. Slaves ships in England brought over African slaves until Wilberforce became the English Lincoln and emancipated slaves in London. Pelosi and pals 8 minute kneeling shrouded with Kente cloth is interesting, since it was from the Asanti tribe and Ghana’s clothing. They ran the West African slave trade. Appropriate since Queen Aunt Pelosi runs with AOC the Dem party of slavery, secession and segregation founded in 1854. The top kleagle of the KKK, became Senator Robert Byrd and his statues still stand reminding us that history matters.
Slaves of all colors, sizes and nations of origin continue today. Googol it yourself
Enough of Tim. TY to the Juneteenth site for the information above. https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm
Remember this: there is not systemic racism clouding like a virus and permeating America. But we do have racists in our midst (KKK Robert Byrd is dead). To combat it, we can’t pull down the #1 racist org, the Southern Democrat party of 1854. They love their dead babies sold for parts and honoring their beloved mentor, Margaret Sanger, who hated blacks. Just be careful telling your favorite radical revising history leftist anarchist Maggie and Planned Barrenhoodlums love blacks…as long as they are sliced up and packaged for resale to UTexas Med Branch or Yale Med.
But we CAN do this: BKind 4Give B4Given and most importantly:
Amazing what doing something nice, like surprise and celebrate, to someone else does for you. There is only ONE human race and we have but ONE life. Live Life as if you only have that one. Love God and Love your neighbor. As Bob Dylan sang “you’ve gotta serve somebody” why not serve your Creator God. Not the whiners, racist pimps, rioters, looters and pyromaniacal anarchists.
Funny, if Truth is your desire, the Republican party were the Abolitionists, the party of FREEing the slaves. The other one that enslaves most major cities that are dying, was founded in 1854 to KEEP the slaves employed with a zero per hour maximum wage.
You’re a grownup or smart kid. Do your research and since you are helping Homeschooling Grandpa Len, where i went wrong