Friday, January 15, 2010

A Stark Reminder of The Poisonous Vine of Racism That Still Grows in This Generation

A Stark Reminder of The Poisonous Vine of Racism That Still Grows in This Generation: She was on top of the world for a brief moment. As a lead singer in the internationally acclaimed experimental British soul group called Soul II Soul, Doreen Waddell was taking the MTV generation by storm. Soul II Soul can be seen performing their global #1 hit "Back To Life" in the video below.

However, singing alone was not enough to help Doreen overcome the racial hatred and lack of opportunities for minorities that have marked Great Britain for hundreds of years.

Once the music stopped and Doreen Waddell was no longer another popular pawn in the music industry, she moved into the protective Mosaic neighborhood group inside of Britain's Brighton and Hove Community. Nearly a decade after her rise to the top of the charts, Doreen lived day to day like so many blacks and mixed races in Great Britain in poverty often borrowing money from neighbors for food. Once a rising superstar on the world music scene, Doreen Waddell slipped out of the limelight and did not recapture similar stardom.

According to the Argus Newspaper, neighbors described her as a pleasant and friendly character who would pop round to their flats for a coffee and a chat. She kept her past musical acclaim hidden. On the weekend preceding Monday, March 4, 2002, Doreen scribbled this note on a piece of torn brown envelope and pinned it on the door of the little apartment flat she shared with her four year-old son, "Back in five mins, D," and signed with a kiss. No one was at her home during the weekend.

Doreen Waddell never returned. She had gone into Tesco's supermarket at Holmbush and attempted to shoplift children's clothes and other groceries. She was chased out of the store and without looking she ran into the A27 highway where she was hit by three fast moving vehicles. Doreen Waddell died instantly. Waddell's body was so badly injured police had to rely on fingerprints to confirm she was the internationally acclaimed singer.

Was Doreen Waddell right with God before her tragic and desperate attempt to steal children's items from a grocery store? One of her neighbors said of Doreen soon after her death, "On February 17 Doreen sang for us for the last time at our gospel event. This is a beautiful and lasting memory. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Doreen's family and friends."

It took hundreds of years to force the British Empire out of their brutal and murderous slave trade. Great men like William Wilberforce gave their lives to the abolishment of a heinous British industry that kidnapped and enslaved over ten million Africans. Despite legally ending such brutality, the social elites of Great Britain, in partnership with the British monarchy and parliament, have really never ended the racist-driven culture in their nation. Only a handful of blacks have ever been elected to the British Parliament.

The only two black women in the British lower house have complained of racism in the mother of parliaments. Dawn Butler, at 38 one of the younger MPs in the House of Commons, said she had suffered explicit racism from politicians, lobbyists and police.

The Thaindian News reported in 2008 of the racist war against Dawn Butler in parliament: In one incident of alleged racism recounted by Butler, a white MP - David Heathcote-Amory of the opposition Tory party - questioned her presence at a members-only section on the terrace, she wrote in a book of essays published by the Fawcett Society, which campaigns on women’s issues in Britain.

“He actually said to me: ‘What are you doing here? This is for members only.’ “He then proceeded to ask me: ‘Are you a member?’ And I said: ‘Yes I am, are you?’ And he turned around and said to his colleagues: ‘They’re letting anybody in nowadays’,” Butler has written.

Butler, a rising Labour star, said another time, when she was sharing a members only lift, “a number of politicians started talking about how cleaners and catering staff shouldn’t be allowed to use that specific lift…. It was obvious they were talking about me.”

When the world analyzes the current catastrophe in Haiti, it must remind itself of the reason that Africans are in Haiti in the first place. They are the brutalized offspring of slaves who were traded like merchandise by the rulers of ancient Europe and Islam. No longer useful to the greedy slave trade, Haiti was abandoned to the will of wicked dictators and oppressive spirits.

There is a day coming when God is going to call into account the heinous crimes against humanity that have been committed by the elitist racists of this present age. One day, God will raise up men and women from the ashes of discrimination to save humanity, but He shall not forget the grievous and oppressive crimes that were committed by the racist halls of greed and corruption.

And they took Joseph, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. And they sat down to eat a meal. Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt. So Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh." And his brothers listened. Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.
Genesis 37

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