LETTER TO THE EDITOR
by Dr. Artis Cash
As we come to the end of the silly season, it has become clear that the Jim Jones Experience is very much alive and well. History reveals that some have sold out the advancements made by Dr. King, Medgar Evers, and others by forgetting the suffering for equality.
Here in the state of Louisiana and in Caddo Parish the “We Cannot Advance Syndrome” is evident -- from those blacks who have asked for my personal help, to the want-to-be somebodys living on the past sell outs - we are witnessing horrific forms of samboism to date.
To maintain the status quo is tantamount to saying “we will never overcome.” To my
surprise, those merchants of fear work overtime to forge a victory in keeping things as
they are. Many known ministers and politicians, unknown to each other, have concocted
to keep this Parish divided.
Their actions are being duly noted, and at the appropriate time each of their names,
nicknames and heritages will be reported. My purpose has been, and is, to make justice rain down for all - because it is crystal clear that Blacks, for the most part, are fearful of change.
Take a look at those lining up behind the candidates in the runoff. Ethnicity (the black
experience) has no reflection or meaning in the hearts of those, who like Esau of the
Bible, will sell their birthright for a one time meal. But when difficulties come to their
door, they cry out for help from the ones they “sold out” to rally to their aid.
Moreover, we have some who don't want change because they will not be the “go to”
person in the Black community. They promote their agenda as the delivery person, or the
character assassin, that will work to silence any voice that causes people to look into the
Early voting has started, and it is imperative that blinders be taken off our body politic
and we not repeat the terrible turnout of the last election. We need to get back to basics by encouraging one another to early vote, and to take someone else to vote with you.
No man or woman is an island. Our position for change should always be “I need you.
You need me.”
Finally, as people of vision, let's collectively gather future leaders and nurture them in the
way of advancement. Don’t molest them.
Let’s refer to the past as an inspiration and not a place to camp out until some other
movement falls out of the sky. Today's technology affords us more opportunities than
previous generations. Because of this, ALL ice is the same!
To those that get upset and say I'm talking about you, for the record I am, but I don't do
drive-bys on other blacks.
You know who you endorsed, who you embraced, and who you turned your back on -- so
in the words of Jesus, REPENT!
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Dr. Artis Cash
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