Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Pope's visit to Africa and the Western media

On the WDTPS blog, Father asks the question as to why the media is ignoring the Pope's trip to Africa. Well, I think I can answer that. One, becuase they hate Benedict. And that's okay. When the main stream media of America, lionizes a churchman, you can be sure that something is wrong. If they hate him, he must be following the road of Christ.

Second, because they don't give a genuine damn about Africans. And that's okay too in a round about way. When the West tries to fix Africa or black people anywhere it usually makes things worse, much worse. I ask for Africans and black Americans the same thing Frederick Douglas asked. Stop treating people of color like victims, children or as if our collective IQs are all somewhere around 64. Frederick says it better than I:


" Everybody has asked the question..., "What shall we do with the Negro?" I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are wormeaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature's plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! If you see him on his way to school, let him alone, don't disturb him! If you see him going to the dinner table at a hotel, let him go! If you see him going to the ballot- box, let him alone, don't disturb him! [Applause.] If you see him going into a work-shop, just let him alone,--your interference is doing him a positive injury."


Our Ladyof Africa, pray for us.

4 comments:

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Hey Dymph,
I have a posting along the same lines scheduled to post early this afternoon. I actually thought of you as I was writing it.

Thought you may find it interesting.

May God bless,
Kevin

Dymphna said...

I can't wait to read it.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

This affair was commented on at Pentecost in an Orthodox parish.

THAT made me revert to Catholic the next thing I did, going to SSPX next Mass!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"When the main stream media of America, lionizes a churchman, you can be sure that something is wrong."

How DO you live with Bergoglio?