“HATE?”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and If they can “learn” to hate, they can be “taught” to love.”

Nelson Mandela

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“DON’T TRUST THEM”

I am going to tell you a little story that was told to me by my father years ago. There was once a slave named Johnny Boy, now Johnny Boy was younger and more competent than your average slave, and although young, Johnny Boy was taught to read under the stars at night while massa was asleep. Johnny Boy could read well but he was told to keep his talent hidden, for if massa found out he would cut Johnny Boys wise tongue out. Johnny Boy was constantly thinking of ways to escape the plantation that held him hostage, for his mind was young, and his appetite for freedom kept his mind full of ways to escape. Then one day massa came up to Johnny Boy and told him that he would be working for him in the Big House. Johnny Boy had been working hard for years trying to please massa for the opportunity to get into the Big House, for that was his plan all along. Johnny Boy felt that this was his first major step to escaping his chains, so Johnny Boy packed up his few belongings and headed towards the Big House. Once inside the Big House Johnny Boy began to take mental notes of everything that was now at his disposal, for he knows that his stay in the Big House would be short lived, “NEVER LET NIGGERS GET TOO COMFORTABLE,” massa would often say. Then one day out of the blue while Johnny Boy was cleaning house, massa came up to him and said, “You are free now boy!” With a look of astonishment Johnny Boy responded with his best ignorant nigger act, “I is free now boss, I is a free man now?” “Yes!” “Now leave this place, for shortly you will be charged with trespassing” he said, all while holding on tight to his shotgun and smiling mischievously. Without delay, Johnny Boy grabbed his belongings and left the Big House. Once outside Johnny Boy seen many slaves jumping in jubilation, “We are free!” We are free!” “We are free!” Although elated, Johnny Boy noticed that many of the older slaves were not celebrating their freedom, they just shook their heads and kept their eyes on their work. “They are just old,” Johnny Boy thought to himself as he continued to celebrate his freedom while working his way off of the plantation. Although free, Johnny Boy realized that he had no where to go, but he knew one thing, he knew he was not going back from whence he came. Johnny Boy was never heard from again……

If another human being was given the authority to punish you on a daily and continuous basis for years, and then one day decides to let you free from your life of servitude because he knows that you have nowhere to go, what would you do? Massa knows that your freedom needs to eat, it needs to stay hydrated, it needs to stay warm, and it needs direction, for massa knows the cost of freedom, a cost that a free slave can not afford. Once the free slaves realized that they could not afford to stay free, many decided that it would be in their best interest to go back to their plantations. But the white man is a evil one, he conjured up a law to recapture the free slaves who continued to search for a way to pay for their so called freedom, a law that exist to this day……..

VAGRANCY: state of living as a vagrant; homeless; loitering.

1. Vagrancy Act of 1866- made it a crime for a person to wander from place to place without visible means of support. Basically, these laws criminalized being jobless and homeless. The law came shortly after the American Civil War, when hundreds of thousands of African Americans, many of them just free from slavery, wandered in search of work and displaced family members.

“But you God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days, but as for me, I TRUST IN YOU!

Psalm 55:23

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“BLAH” “BLAH” “BLAH”

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

Pluto

Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

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“DEEP WATERS”

Cesspool- a disgusting, evil, filthy, or corrupt place.

The world is a cesspool that is too deep for me to swim in without aid, for the world has no lifeguard on duty. In life there are pockets of deep waters where a life jacket alone will not be enough to keep you afloat……

“He reached down from heaven and rescued me; He drew me out of deep waters.”

2 Samuel 22:17

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“LOST AT SEA”

Lord I come to you on this night with a pleading heart, for there are many who are drowning in the stormy seas of life as they have not yet chosen you to be their lifeguard who is always on duty. The disbelief that those “lost at sea” carry within is beginning to weigh them down, for they are slowly sinking towards the abyss. As the winds from the sea blow across the shoreline I can hear the cries of those lost, for without your grace and mercy, the rising tides and their tears that fall will soon become one. Lord there was a time when I was “lost at sea” and I thought you did not hear my cries, but you saved me from a watery grave. Lord there are still many “lost at sea” and I pray that you hear their cries, for those sinking now know that they cannot stay afloat without you in their lives. Lord I also pray that you show the lost ones mercy, and that the rising tides and their falling tears never become one.

“He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.”

Psalm 107:29

Thank You!

DAME

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“TA-DA”

Through his vision the white man has painted a unholy picture of the American Black male in a dark light for the world to see. His gallery of illusions has changed the Black mans true course, for his never ending exhibition of deception has deceived the eyes and minds of millions around the world. Many have been tricked into thinking that we are less than, for the white mans sleight of hand is a skill that he has perfected over hundreds of years.The white mans intentional misdirection, the action or process of directing someone to the wrong place or the wrong direction continues, for he has us on the path to make “America great again,” a path that leads us back to his past.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them. Take heed that no man deceive you.”

               Mathew 24:4

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“DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER”

On August 13, 2007, I officially started working for Sprinkler Fitters Local 483. I started out as an apprentice, a person who learns a job or skill by working for a fixed period of time under someone who specializes in his or her trade of choice. My apprenticeship was for five years, I was also required to fully complete eight hours of mandatory classroom work per week, and tests were given at the end of each month. My goal was to become a journeyman, an individual who has completed his or her apprenticeship. As my apprenticeship began I was truly overwhelmed at first, but the Lord puts the right people, in the right places, at the right time for me. Rick Woods, a balding, obnoxious, overweight white man was my first blessing, for he took me under his wing. Rick was one of the few people in the trade that was patient with me, he taught me everything he knew, and the belief that Rick had in me was overwhelming. I do not want to get to ahead of myself, for there is another side to Rick, it is his excuse making, non-liable, close minded, inherited white side. Can you imagine some of the colorful conversations that Rick and I had? As a matter of fact, I think this would be an appropriate time to share with you our first conversation as it pertains to our getting to know each other. Before I can begin a working relationship with any white male, I have one question that I need answered, so I asked Rick…

Me: Do you have a problem working with a Black man?

I asked Rick that question to see how quick he was mentally, for his response will tell all. Does he take time to think before he speaks? Does he take my questioning him defensively, or does he tell me what he thinks I want to hear? When I asked Rick that question his response was quick, but not rushed…..

Rick:

“I am a white republican married to a woman of Asian descent, and I have no problem working with a Black man. But what I do have a problem with is your inquiry, as I now feel the need to ask you the same question.”

He then proceeded to ask without hesitation….

Rick:

“Do you have a problem working with a white republican that is married to a woman of Asian descent?”

My reply was quick and to the point….

Me:

“No, but I would like to state for the record that counter questions are mainly used for investigation or interrogation purposes, which of the two are you using, or is it both?

We both looked at each other and laughed, we then proceeded to introduce ourselves in a more traditional manner…..

Me:

My name is Damon O’Bannon, and it is truly a pleasure meeting you.

Rick:

“My name is Rick Woods, and it is truly a pleasure meeting you as well.”

Rick and I have been friends for over twelve years, and if I ever needed this “white man” for anything, I can call on him.

“Just like all Blacks are not criminals, all white people are not racist.”

Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

John 7:24

DAME

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“TAKE A CLOSER LOOK”

The KKK did not just wake up one morning and decide to stop hating niggers, what they did was make one simple adjustment, well two. (1) The white man changed his nightly attire, he went from wearing hoods and robes, to wearing hats, suits, and ties. (2) The white man then decided that it would be in his best interest to integrate our two cultures for his benefit and not ours, for the influx of immigrants from other countries was at a all time high, he had to clean his house. The white man gave us jobs that only paid us a few cents more than his slave wages, but they made sure that it was enough to purchase pain, hate, poverty, high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease, diabetes, violence, hopelessness, anger, drugs, and alcohol. The white man painted a picture of the American Black male and female without us posing for the canvas, he made it look as if he was trying to help us advance in a society that was built on his lies, but in our truth, his lies remain, for they are hidden in plain sight.

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravaging wolves.”

Mathew 7:15

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“HIS”-story?

History- the study of past events, particularly in human affairs.

“HIS”-story- a fictional tale; falsehood, “HIS” own narrative; “HIS” truth.

“History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books, books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe.”

Dan Brown

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“I WANT MY TIME BACK!”

For many years I locked myself out of “this” life and I did not try to open another door. Although there were many doors to choose from, I just stood there knocking on the door from which I came, for I wanted the time that I wasted back! Father Time waits for no one and I am not an exception to this fact, for I am a living witness to his truth, for he left me behind. As I stood alone frozen in time I prayed to my Lord and savior for guidance, for his truths, tell me no lies.

“I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.”

Revelation 3:8

Thank You!

DAME

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