I know this lady who was raised in a very depraved environment. She, her mother and her siblings were treated as if they were the private property of her ‘father.’
This young lady had been worked, raped and nearly beaten to death. She was not allowed to go to school so she never learned to read.
Throughout her teen years, her ‘father,’ who had been her main abuser, gave his friends permission to violate her in any number of ways. As a result, she gave birth to six children; each with a different man. Her father sent several of the children away because he said that it wasn’t his responsibility to feed them.
Sadly, the young lady was never told of their whereabouts. Before long, she and her remaining children suffered the same fate.
This young lady, who had nothing but the clothes on her back and three children in tow, did the best that she could to keep her family alive. However, she found that she was unable to suppress the urge to imitate her abusers. She frequently beat her children mercilessly. She sometimes neglected them and oftentimes withheld love and affection.
No doubt, she had begun to recreate a home environment that was not unlike the one that she had been born into.
Unfortunately, the other day, I learned that her 14 year old daughter is pregnant.
Frankly, I am disappointed, but not surprised.
Anyway, recently, I stumbled across a man on TV sporting a T-shirt with the graphic “One nation under God” yelling, “It’s not my responsiblity to ….”
Frankly, my friends, I couldn’t be bothered with listening to the details of his diatribe but I can tell you that I’ve seen just about ten thousand variations of this same hypocrite complaining that it’s not his/her responsiblity to help:
And the freaking list goes on!
I promise you, I wanted to jump through that TV screen and yell the following:
Dude! I implore you to take that T-shirt off because you are doing God a huge disservice! Please just stop it! And another thing, go read that Bible that you, no doubt, have ignored. Pay particular attention to the words that Jesus said! As cousin Ron teaches, “Read the red!” (Remember, in some versions of the bible, red words are used to denote things that Jesus actually said.)
Now, dude, after you’re finished doing that , ask yourself WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?
Here’s a hint, if you get any answer other than help those who are in need then I have to ask, “What Jesus are you talking about?”
End of Rant!
Ok so don’t get me wrong, I get the concept of self sufficiency, but everybody who has ever achieved any amount of success has had some amount of help from somebody! You better believe Donald Trump’s pappy helped him to attain financial success.
Remember, one can only pull himself up by the bootstraps if he has BOOTS!
America, the world is watching!
So what is we gon’ do y’all?
Lady G is now stepping down from the soap box!