Saturday, November 22, 2014

Postal

I'm on the way to the post office to send the books and CDs that were ordered last week.




If you have ordered either and don't receive a personal email from me today, let me know. It probably means that I missed the order.

Cootie alert: whenever I handle any of the items being sent, I wash my hands first. Call it an acknowledgement of the Ebola (scare) age.

I have another welcome task to perform this weekend: upgrading the appearance and features of my book site! (Thanks To Tyrone Steels II.)

And there's one task that's more immediate: don't miss my Saturday column at Da Tech Guy, NLT 4PM ET.

I think I may change my tagline, since I have been repeating variations of it to whomever will listen:

A free woman does not expect to be given a job from another. She creates her own job.

I'd like to think that I have a responsibility even to those who donate and don't expect return. Unexpected returns are the best, as I well know.






Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paperbacks on the Way

Just now received a load of 25 paperbacks. I have to sign them; they'll be in the mail tomorrow.




As for the disc copies, I'm waiting for a few items: more blank discs, more labels--and my laptop, which is being repaired. These, along with many other essential office items--including food--were made possible by all the sales and donations

For each sale, I will send an email letting each person know that the book is sent.

Oh! Tonight, I will be editing the re-tooled book site, where customers will be able to buy both paper and e-versions of the book! Will give a heads-up when I'm done.





Saturday, November 15, 2014

Yesterday and Today

So I was sitting outside this morning, drinking my coffee and talking to God--per usual--and commenting on the difference between yesterday and today.

Yesterday, at the same time, I had been asking Him to solve some of my problems and asking him what He wanted me to do. (I don't believe that God is the Great Sugar Daddy in the Sky; He wants us to ask Him what to do, then act--whatever that action may entail.)

The advice to "ask and receive" applies here; receive information as to what to do. In my case, it was to take the resources I did have at hand and to use them: to tell my friends and readers what is going on and, as we know, that's what I did. And, oh my--I am still receiving. 

So the difference between yesterday and today is this: yesterday morning, I did not know, specifically, how my problems would be solved. And, this morning, my utilities are paid, one of my laptops will be fixed--to facilitate my writing--and, best of all, I'm preparing to send out dozens of copies of my novel, Tale of the Tigers. (The book site is about to be upgraded, courtesy of yet another spontaneous act of generosity from an old blog friend who saw a need. Hey, I'm a writer, not a website designer. /McCoy)

And, oh yes, my primary task today is sending Thank You notes. Each person will get one, but this post is a public, blanket expression of gratitude.

God bless you all, in Jesus' name; especially, you, Glenn Reynolds and a number of people who wish not to be named. Your names are known to God.That's for sure.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Bleg: Changes in My Life (UPDATE: Goal and Grateful)

Here's the situation: I lost my house and I am moving. I have roughly enough for the first and last on rent, but I need moving and storage fees (across town, behind the Mount Wilson Curtain, close to my church) and utilities. I have two weeks. Oh and also, my gas is turned off and I'd like to have it back on at least while I'm here in the house.
Here's one way I can both earn my moving/storage fees and lessen their potential amount: I'm selling several items on Craig's List. Surely someone in the LA area needs a treadmill.

To see the other items I'm selling over there, click on More Ads By This User.

Other ways to fund this move: buy my book--a lot of copies.
Paperback (link really fixed this time; you can get it at Amazon, but if you get it at this link, it will be autographed).
Ebook (also at Amazon).

Or donate.




To be honest, I always feel a little uncomfortable doing this. Then, when I read about this latest Provoker of Outrage--Jonathan Gruber, who was paid $400,000 of taxpayer money to lure Americans into Obamacare--I feel a little bit less like a beggar. At least you know what you're getting if you help me and I'm not strong-arming you.

Yes, I'm still writing Arlen's Harem, though I will likely change its focus and its title. In the meantime, please help me keep warm while I prepare to say goodbye to an old friend.

UPDATE: Love to all who have contributed and have bought books! And my gas bill is paid for, along with my Internet bill...

I suppose that I should set a top goal, so I will: $2000. The good news: I'm almost halfway there!

Blog plan at least for the next few days: the joys and pain of moving. And don't forget to check out my column at DaTechGuyBlog Saturdays and Tuesdays. I may be busier than usual for the next few weeks, but I won't be shirking my duties.

UPDATE: Re-edited the post and fixed some links. One of the things I will be able to do now: get one of my laptops fixed. Editing posts on a pad or on a Windows XP Desktop is difficult.

UPDATE: Paperback link really fixed this time. Where did all that extra code come from?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Scattered: Spritual Reasons for Black Failure

This essay is directed toward persons who are of black African descent and toward all observant Jews and Christians. If you don't fall into these categories, that's fine and it's okay if you comment, but for you, the premises on which this essay is based don't apply. 
We watch as set after set after set of black Americans blunder short-sightedly, most recently in Ferguson, MO, and in nearby St. Louis and it gives me one basic feeling. Fatigue. 
I am tired. Tired of the stupid stuff. Tired of the desire for Selbstmord. That last word is German for 'suicide,' and, to me, since I occasionally think in German, it is more descriptive of what I have in mind: not personal suicide, nor even group suicide. Selbstmord connotes--at least in my mind--the psychosis behind following after those who would help your death along and the demonization of those who want to save you--even those of your own number who don't want to follow you into oblivion.
What the Hell is this...this insanity...about?
Like many others, I’ve considered the perennial plight of black African-descended persons and occasionally wondered whether it is due to some defect in our nature or plain old "bad luck." But, I refuse to believe that God assigns differing potential IQs for different ethnic groups and I don't believe in luck. However, if those notions are discounted, then what is left?

A proper perspective; it’s difficult thing to gain, for many reasons. When considering the truth of a matter, perspectives can take many sizes, shapes, and agendas; some straight, some skewed; others -centric, -phobic, or -supremacist; still others too large or too narrow. 

But what about spiritual perspective? Why do we--especially we who are Christians--not view the plight of black African-descended persons from a biblical perspective, especially considering that black persons are specifically mentioned in the Bible?

Answer: because we don't want to. We Christians tend to ignore what God says about black persons in the Bible, and we do so out of two emotions which God says are sins: pride and fear. Well, I'm tired of both of those emotions, in myself and in others, so, Christians, let's walk in truth, without fear and with humility. If we believe that the Bible contains narratives which are true, let's face them and let's walk in that truth.

What the Bible Says

The plight of black people is documented in the book of Genesis and that plight is the result of the disobedience of two of our forefathers--and the consequences of that disobedience has lasted for four thousand years.

If we accept that the sons of Noah were the first to be separated by race and that Ham is the father of the black race, we have but to read and comprehend. So let's read first.

20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his brethren without.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim and Phut, and Canaan.
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Haviah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sathchah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech, and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime they had for morter.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of the earth.

From these passages, and from what we know of the subsequent history of Africa and black African-descended persons, we can only conclude that black people were scattered on purpose. The whole reason that Nimrod built the Tower was to keep his people from being scattered--in direct disobedience to God. So when God confounded their languages, they ended up being scattered anyway and remain so up until today. And every misfortune, every curse, which has befallen black people as a whole is a result of that disobedience in one form or another. We have never wanted to admit this. But if we are indeed the children of Ham, how can we look at the last four millennia of African history and the history of African-descended persons on other continents and believe otherwise?

Are we cursed via the curse of Canaan? Yes. But the curse of Canaan affects only a small portion of Ham’s descendents—he had other children, as mentioned. However, we are largely cursed through this means, this act of pride and hubris from Ham’s grandson, Nimrod, whose name means ‘rebel.’ The Bible history of black African-descended persons explicitly spells out the terms of the Canaanite curse and the terms of the Babel curse are implied: the scattering. 

I submit that any black African or anyone of black African descent who is not covered by the atoning blood of Jesus the Christ is still under the terms of the Babel scattering and the Canaanite curse and will still feel the battering of them.

Through the Babel scattering, the entire earth began to speak in different languages, but, in my opinion, the brunt of it fell on Nimrod’s people. One look at the hundreds of languages existing on the African continent makes that plain. If God blesses a people, can He not curse them? To deny the latter is to deny many other Biblically-recorded blessings and curses by God upon other peoples.

God, being merciful, decided to take the terms and effects of these curses and use them to provide the opportunity to lift the curses on some of us by showing us how to be saved. He did this by allowing us to go into captivity into two areas of Christianity: Europe and North America. It is in both of those places that many of our ancestors first heard the Gospel, believed it, accepted it, and relied upon it; and, conversely, it is how we were rescued from the curses and the main snare of the Enemy: idolatry—the chief form of which is known as Islam.

Most black people, even those who say they are Christians, don’t want to look too far back into the dismal history of our African ancestors because focusing on it tends to support the long-held allegation that we are genetically inferior to other races. The "inferiority" is not genetic, but spiritual. And the mistake that many have made in researching Africa and Africans isn’t only that many don’t go far enough back in history. 

There are more fundamental mistakes: we don’t want to accept the Word of God as history, and, on top of that, we don’t want to accept the judgment of God for the actions of our ancestors. Acknowledging that the judgment exists is the first step toward grabbing hold to the dismissal of that judgment: accepting Jesus the Christ as Lord and Savior. If we don’t take the first step, we find ourselves blundering through our lives as individuals and as a people.

A Comparison With Another People
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

These were God’s words to Abram, whom He later renamed Abraham. Of course, that great nation is Israel, aka the Israelites, Hebrews, or Jews. (And let's not forget that God has punished the Jews more than once for disobedience.)

But if God blessed the Hebrews to be His beacon to the world—to send His Son down to earth as one of them—why should God’s curses not be in effect when another people remain outside of the Lifter of curses, Jesus the Christ, the one to whom God refers to in this line: "in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed?

The Scattering 

The enemy was the author of the Babel scattering and he is the author of scattered thinking--confusion. Confusion produces chaotic action. We have but to look at the aftermath of the Babel scattering to see how our forefather's actions have affected us. 
  • Hundreds of different languages on the African continent, resulting in
  • Forgetting the Living God and turning to idolatry
  • Tribalism (enslaving and massacring each other) and as a result, failure to unite against invaders from other continents—mainly Islamic
  • Enslaved and nearly wiped out (through the killing and castration of black men and boys) by the Islamic Civilization; joining with Islam in order to save ones skin and becoming slavers of other black Africans themselves, which softened the continent up for
  • Enslavement by Europeans and Americans, and
  • Colonization of most of the African continent by Europeans. (Ironic that the western version of slavery and subsequent colonization likely kept Islamic slavers from wiping black Africans out, the 20th century crimes of King Leopold's Belgium notwithstanding.)
And the present
  • AIDS, Ebola and other epidemics (much of the deadliness of these plagues is due to primitive, idolatrous practices)
  • Tribal wars continue
  • Islamic genocide, enslavement and colonization continues
  • Colonization by China
  • America
  • After slavery, second-class American citizenship (Jim Crow and other black codes) lasting until the mid-twentieth century
  • My (step) dad, 72 years old, says that his generation of black Americans failed the succeeding generations by failing to instill the love of the Living God in them--a characteristic which sustained black Americans through slavery and through legislated discrimination. According to Dad, it was his generation of black Americans which was the first to reach adulthood in real freedom. They could obtain real education, get real jobs, live where and how they wanted—they had freedom of choice, but most of them made the wrong choices, the chief being the abandonment of real Christianity and Christian value of the family. Black women were lured by the government into widespread harlotry, which funded them when they had children without being married. This nearly universal phenomenon has resulted in,
  • Not recognizing the re-enslavement (dependence on the children of Shem and Japheth)—the terms of the Canaanite curse. In fact, we view the New Slavery as our just due.
  • Black criminality out of proportion with the rest of the population
  • Self-contempt resulting in black-on-black murders and abortion far out of proportion
  • Contempt for all other races resulting in mindless brutality for sport (Newsome Murders, Wichita Massacre e.g. the knock-out game)
  • Feral gangs of black youth
  • Robberies and burglaries resulting in most homes in black neighborhoods with barred windows
  • Internalized inferiority and anti-intellectualism resulting in the widespread idea that a black person who does well in school and in life through legal means is "not really black"
  • Drug use far outside of proportion
  • Venereal diseases far outside of proportion
  • Women behaving like men and vice versa (more than just a reference to homosexuality)
  • Hard-heartedness; self-centeredness
  • Oath-breakers; believers in subjective definitions for words and concepts
  • Nasty attitudes; not bothering to subscribe to the rules of politeness and not teaching those rules to the children
Just for the sake of argument, let’s assume that the Biblical phenomena to which I've referred are not connected with the black race. Looking back in our history—and observing our present—how could we tell the difference? 


How God’s Judgment on Black People is Related to God’s Judgment on America

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jew, published the much-acclaimed novel, The Harbinger, in 2012. In the fictionalization, he points to ancient Israel’s downfall--a curse from God--as a result of that nation turning away from God and shows how that pattern relates to the USA as a result of that nation turning away from God since the Supreme Court decision of 1963 which put Yahweh out of the public sphere. 

God warned ancient Israel what would happen to it if it fell to idolatry and the curses were many, but one stands out in relation to my topic.

43 The stranger [foreigner] that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

Ancient Israel turned away from God many times, but He gave them chance after chance to repent. But at some point, God had enough and gave them no more chances (for a while). After the downfall of ancient Israel, the prophet Jeremiah laments the many consequences, including the following.

8 Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.

Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States in 2008 and reelected in 2012. And while there are many questions yet to be answered about his citizenship, background, and heritage, one thing is for certain: he is of black African descent. (In spite of the well-circulated, but culturally ignorant assertion that President Obama’s alleged biological father is mostly Arab, one look at a photograph of the latter refutes this, as does real research into the ethnic group of the Obamas: the Luo tribe.)

There has been much speculation that the president is not a Bible-believing Christian due to a ton of circumstantial evidence and one large piece of solid evidence: his twenty-year membership at Chicago’s Trinity Church, where the doctrine subscribed to is Black Liberation Theology.

If it is true that Barack Obama is not a US citizen and not real Christian and that black persons who are not covered by the blood of Jesus the Christ remain cursed to be slaves and servants to the children of Shem and Japheth, then Barack Obama—the stranger, the servant--is one of the curses on America for turning away from Him! Adding to this theory is that Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. The Biblical number for judgment is 44. 

It should be stressed that, were a black American, Bible-believing Christian to become the President of the United States, none of this would apply.

The hidden elite powers that rule this world—who have no religion other than worship of the Enemy--believe that all blacks should be killed. They believe that we are inferior and are a trash race of no use to the ascending New World Socialist Order which they plan on ruling and the course of our history seems to prove them correct.

But I suspect that the actual reasons that the earthly powers and principalities want to be rid of the black race are twofold: 1) The black failure at Babel—caused by lack of secrecy--to successfully infiltrate the Kingdom of their enemy—Yahweh—and the four millennia-long result, and 2) they recognize that blacks are a physically and spiritually gifted people. These powers fear what would happen if blacks as a whole were to nullify the Canaanite curse and the Babel scattering by accepting the Redemption of and submitting to the Lordship of Jesus the Christ. I think that we have the spiritual tools to be a powerful weapon for Jesus’ coming Kingdom. So it is that the blacks have been long targeted by the Enemy and his human servants, including black ones--to be enslaved, to facilitate the enslavement of their brethren, to scatter their own progeny (through eschewing of marriage) and, finally, to murder their own flesh. The last has been going on in earnest since 1973. 

Assuming that any or all of my conclusions are true, what are we to do with this information? That’s easy. Getting out and preach the actual Gospel—the Good News that Jesus the Christ died for us and rose again and sits at the right hand of Yahweh, His Father—can still be done freely, though one wonders how much longer that will last.

The difficulty lies in penetrating the layers of pride that have been indoctrinated into the black American psyche. The idea that any type of pride is anything less than a sin is one of the great deceptions put forth by the Enemy. The notion of Black Pride has resulted in a two-pronged idiocy: 

1) that anything said about the black race must always be positive, and 
2) that anything negative said about the black race is a result of racism or self-hatred, depending on the speaker. Veracity has no bearing on the latter. Neither does genocide. 

Saying what needs saying takes faith, courage, humility and wisdom. All of these attributes are gifts of Yahweh for the asking, but they begin with the fear of God. 

I asked, and this essay was the result. I am no Bible scholar, nor am I a historian. I’ve simply taken what I’ve know, what I’ve read, what I’ve seen, and put those things together at the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. And I’m willing to be told that I’m wrong and to have the reasons explained to me.

God means more to me than my pride and I’m certain I’m not alone.

*All biblical quotes are KJV.

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Monday, October 6, 2014