Hi to my Forum Friends,
On the News Forum, our Friend, Ronnie P, has posted a discussion titled "More Flash Mobs" where he claims that white kids are being mistreated by being subjected to a curfew. Ronnie tells us, "I wonder how the innocent kids in these big city feel about getting a curfew because of the action of a few black teenagers? White kids aren't roaming the streets beating people up, attacking people on the subway, or rushing into convenience stores en mass to rob them. Why are white teenagers subject to the curfews? Teenagers aren't the problem. The problem is groups of teenagers in the black community."
The article, found at http://www.nbcwashington.com/n...in-128062773.html?dr does not mention teens at all. It tells us about ten women, adult women, who rob a convenience store. Yet, for some reason, Ronnie has translated this to black teens.
For most of my life I have loved to walk. And, traveling on business a lot in earlier years, I have walked in just about every major city and in many small towns in America -- and in England. As I meet folks while walking, my Southern nature comes out -- for I love to smile and greet people as we pass.
Over the years, I have noticed young people showing less respect when I greet them. But, and this may shock YOU -- every single incident where there has been a problem -- has been with WHITE teens. I am Caucasian; yet, remove the covering and inside we are all the same.
In California, there have been many times when, during my walk, I find myself meeting a group of young kids of color -- very obvious by their clothing, kids in the "hood." But, they have never failed to return my greeting -- and not once with any smart answer or wise cracks. I have only gotten those from white teens.
I recall an incident a few years ago, my wife and I were walking in the evening. While walking we were talking about the effect of taking God out of our public schools, starting in 1963 when Madelyn Murray O'Hair joined hands with ACLU -- and the most obvious casualty of that erroneous decision has been the loss of the teaching of positive moral values in our public schools today. Today, public schools teach Relativism, Relative Moral Values, i.e., if it feels good to you, it is okay.
As we were walking, we approached three teens coming toward us, two boys and a girl, all white. As we passed, I greeted them, "Good evening. How are you?" And, after they had walked on past to a safe distance, one of the boys turned around and shouted, "Better than you, old man! Better than you!" He was obviously trying to impress his friends. I looked at my wife and told her, "That is exactly what you and I were just discussing -- no moral values being taught to teens in our public schools today."
About a year before that, I was walking alone. And because it was a chilly evening I was wearing my dark raincoat (a California overcoat). I passed three teens, again two boys and a girl, all white, talking in the driveway of a home. As I walked past, one of the boys yelled out, "Hey, Mr. Magoo!" I suppose the fact that I am tall, was wearing a dark raincoat/overcoat, and have white hair reminded him of the Leslie Nielsen character in the movie "Mr. Magoo." It was apparent the kid was not being complimentary.
But, I was thrilled by the response of the girl. She looked at the teen boy in disgust and told him, "Why don't you shut up?" Yes, my heart sang, not all teens have been brainwashed into the Relative Moral Values lie being taught in our public schools.
My point in all this, Ronnie, is that you use this news report to slam black kids -- and the article does not even mentions teens -- of any color. It speaks of adults stealing from a store.
I say that the plague of Moral Relativism is color blind. My experience with this destructive teaching has been exclusively with white teens. Not necessarily because they are white; but, I presume it is because they have the same arrogant attitude you seem to carry -- a result of the Moral Relativism being taught in public schools today.
God is color blind -- and so can our children be if we teach them Positive Moral Values, as found in the Word of God -- instead of the secular inspired Moral Relativism.
God bless, have a wonderful, blessed day,
Hi to my Forum Friends,