Friday, August 14, 2015

What of the Human Potential in America?

What of the Human Potential in America?
William G Burmer

John Greenleaf Whittier was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on December17, 1807 and he died September 07, 1892.

He was known for writing nonfiction poetry. Interestingly he was of the Quaker religion, and was a devoted advocate for the abolition of slavery in the United States.
He is probably most recognized for writing the following words, words recognized by most Americans and readers round the world."

"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been."

This past week we have been reminded again byAgitators, Communists, Socialist, Progressives, or whatever you want to tag such inhumanity as in Ferguson Missouri,those who refuse to allow any healing to bear sway. They are determined to re-open the bloodywounds of one year ago rather than allow the healing process to proceed. What "might have been" is left to waste away.

I would like to believe such, is an act more of ignorance, than true intellect. But then I would be naive. There are unfortunately, especially in Black Society, people of the caricatures I have described above, who are selfishly bent upon destroying any good, or of healing any wounds, past nor present. They take advantage of poverty and ignorance, they feed upon it like rabid dogs on bloody flesh.

To spite the genuine efforts made by men of character and integrity, those such as Martin Luther King, and Booker T. Washington, to lift and elevate the Negro from slavery, poverty, and ignorance, many, choose to remain ignorant of theirindividual potential and abilities, to contribute to the goodness and greatness of American society, why? because sadly, many of the Black race are determined to maintain themselves as slaves of the past, made tools, so called "useful idiots" who vote for the very things, and for same type politicians, decade after decade, who continue to provide the same useless formulas, which are in truth, purposely designed to maintain, "the status quo."

For over two hundred years America has done all it could to eliminate slavery, ignorance, and prejudice from it bowels, yet there remains a sizeable minority who refuse to eliminate it from their lives and American Society generally, why?.... for selfish, tyrannical purposes. There are both a Black and White Political Class, who, are at the very heart of this cancer.

There a many Blacks today, those such as Condolezza Rice, Dr. Ben Carson, and Clarence Thomas who should be looked up to as examples of genuine character, and achievement. They instead, are viewed by some in Black Society as "Uncle Thom's." Traitors to their Blackness, rather than the exceptional individuals, men and women they truly are! These are People who have made something of themselves, have contributed to the betterment of society in which they live. They are examples of the goodness and the potential greatness in all of us. That potential which has blessed America and made her a light, or as President Reagan proclaimed "A beacon upon a Hill." America has always been and shall always be a place where the human potential might excel or be allowed to blossom, regardless of race or social standing.

I pray our Republican candidates for the Presidency will consider these words, and be not afraid to say what is true, for John Greenleaf Whittier also said:

Most Thankful to call myself an American

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