Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What Respect Means to Don Lemon


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It’s amazing how many ways that we human beings find to usurp the position of God.

In response to the report that black unemployment is the lowest it has ever been since the metric began to be measured, CNN reporter Don Lemon said this:
There’s no question today’s job report is good news, including the news that we’re as closest we’ve ever been to full employment in the black community. But what’s full employment without full respect?
Of course, I’m reminded of the hit song by Aretha Franklin, but even she didn’t tell her man what R-E-S-P-E-C-T meant to her. He had to “find out” which makes me suspect that the goalposts got
John Cazale (1935-1978) as Fredo Corleone
moved often.

I’m also reminded of The Godfather, Part II in which the dumb-as-a-brick Fredo Corleone demands respect after his brother confronts him for his betrayal. (Did anyone else notice that, except for Michael, Vito Corleone's children were morons? It was just like King David and his children: all stupid except for Solomon.)

This is what Lemon gets wrong: he believes that the "black community" deserves (gah! I hate that word) respect from those outside the group just for existing.

God is the only one who is due respect for who and what He is, and for that alone.

Everyone else is due respect for who they are combined with 1) the things they do/have done, and/or 2) for some authority acquired by them from an external source.

No human being or group of human being is due respect for who they are and for that quality alone.

And, without getting into the specifics of the respect which Lemon thinks is due to the "black community," you can bet that there are some moving goalposts for that, as well. It's the perfect application of Leftist thought.

This is the essence of pride or, as I’ve coined it, Carcass Worship.

It’s insidious.

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