Wednesday, April 30, 2008

With friends like him does Obama justa need an enemy!!

Wow, Is all I can say. Well not really,

you know I'm going to say much more than wow. Jeremiah (Wrong) came out yesterday and showed me why  there was one reason I was no longer a member of a congregation in The United Church of Christ. That's right as some of you know I used to be a member in A Church that will go nameless in Bayberry, Ny. They too have a pastor at that church that thinks nothing of throwing a member of the church under the bus. I'm not going to go into great detail here. Just suffice it to say. The Pastor of the church that I was a member of, had not a clue as to how to deal with a member of his church in the middle of a Bi-Polar manic episode. Luckily for both me and the church I was able to extract myself from the situation before it got overly ugly. Enough damage was done though to scar both myself and a pastor. Maybe for life. I'm working hard to pray daily for the ability to forgive and forget. Obviously from this post it is still an uphill battle for me.

Enough about me.

Again I refuse to call some one Reverend that doesn't deserve the title. At that news conference at the press club. Jeremiah (Wrong) had some valid points. Some of them I agree with. It's the ones I don't agree with that I'm going to talk about here. Listen up Jeremiah, come a little closer to the screen so you can here this.I WAS NOT AROUND AT THE TIMES OF SLAVERY!  I don't want to be blamed for things my relatives may have done that were wrong any more than you would want to be. Get over yourself. Rise above your past. Let's try to be positive about the future so that we don't repeat the mistakes of the past. I'm sure with friends like you in the pew beside me I sure as hell don't need any enemies do I? You in the eyes of many people in America (white & black) embarrassed yourself the other day in the question and answer segment of the news conference. You were giddy and boastful and enjoying your 15 minutes of fame. Time is up!! You've done your damage you can go home now.

Oops! One other thing before you go home though

You are not from Africa are you? Why do you and your brothers continue  to call yourself African Americans? I'm from German decent. I don't call myself a German American. Drop the African and maybe that will be the first step in reconciliation that you so ardently seek. Just a simple request on my part. I can't and won't speak for others, but when I hear others put something else as a heritage in front of American it makes me question your loyalty. I don't care how many years you spent in the military. I too served my country for 4 years in the Military. I don't flaunt it like I feel like I'm owed something.It was a privilege shared by many of my brothers and sisters black or white, or green or red or what ever color you would like to insert. I worked for everything I have, always have and always will.I'm not embarrassed to have things. I worked my ass off for them. I'm not going to apologize for what I have. I could go on because you brought up a lot of points but to do so would be rambling and I think I'll leave that up to you as you seem to be on a roll right now.  One more thing, lets all stand together as one race of people, not races of color. lets all stand together in these tough times as Americans . I'm justa saying!!    P.S. I'm tired as hell when making a phone call to a business, pressing 1 to speak English. You've got- to- be- kidding me!!!              

Sorry no picture today. You have to use your imagination.


B said...

i think it stems from how america is only a relatively new place with no cultures of its own(asides from the natives), which has led to ancestoral pridebeing a big thing in american culture.

Mark Krusen said...

But B, we have been a country for over 200 years. We are all Americans. If you are a citizen. Your an American citizen first,your other heritage comes 2nd. It is just my opinion any way.

B said...

that's the way it should be, but the very nature of america basically means it MUST be otherwise.

every batch of people who immigrated there were basically forced to stick to themselves.
also an insistence on being politcally correct in recent years has pushed this even more.

Mark Krusen said...

Im trying to say "We need to change that" the status quo isn't working. If it was we wouldn't be having this discussion would we?

preciousrock said...

Hola Amigo,
Hablas espanol? Para ingles, marque el numero uno! LMAO You are too much and very right. P, what do you mean America has no culture of it's own? Hello? I shun political correctness as a smokescreen--a way of making things sound or seem better or worse than they are!

Hasta la vista hombre!

Mark Krusen said...

Precious Rock, you amaze me. You speak more than one language. I don't even speak or write one language. Have you seen what I've done to the English language?