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Arthur Lewin; A Lynching By Any Other Name…

October 27, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.com) Last week we saw a lynching on TV.  We saw a man pleading for his life as he was brutally beaten and subsequently killed. His name was Muammar Qadaffi, and he was the leader of the African country called Libya. This is not the time to debate what he is alleged to have done or not done, to glibly discuss whether or not he was a hero or a tyrant or both. This is the time to note that he was a child of God and that he did not deserve that fate. This is the time to say may his soul rest in peace.

 

Doesn’t everybody deserve to have a trial? To cheapen one live is to cheapen all lives. We can only pray that the children who happened to see that video will not be warped and stunted by the brutality that they were so callously, wantonly shown by the news media who, in their crass pursuit of the Almighty Dollar, shed any last vestiges of decency they had remaining. The term “tabloid journalism” should just be shortened to “journalism.” They all pretty much sank to the nether regions inhabited by the likes of Rupert Murdoch’s minions. 

 

Over the years thousands of African Americans have been set upon by wild mobs exhibiting unbelievable barbarism. Today, however, we pride ourselves that we seem to have gone beyond that. Today our government officials no longer stand idly by as the rule of law is discarded and people descend into savagery. To think that our government supports the people who were in that lynch mob, that our media gladly broadcast that video and that our leaders rushed to take credit for what happened is deeply disturbing.  I fervently pray that we will come to our senses before it is too late and that God in His mercy will forgive us and help us to find a better way. 

Staff Writer; Arthur Lewin

This talented writer has also self published a book which is entitled; Africa Is Not A Country: It’s A Continent

 



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4 Responses to “Arthur Lewin; A Lynching By Any Other Name…”
  1. Obamanation says:

    This was all done by your black president.. they set africa up for a fall and put a black man in office to insure it.. yall better wake up and stop falling in love with bull shit and bull shit niggas

  2. Akash says:

    My thoughts exactly. For a country that is supposed to oppose terrorism; America simply dropped the ball on this one. When I heard the news that he was killed in a bombing– I must admit that I was both surprised and relieved that he fell because he was a so-called tyrant. Imagine my surprise when I saw his bloody body being battered by those “freedom fighters.” If the US continues to contribute to brutality like this, what will he rest of the world think of this country? America’s power not only lies in the strength of military, but in the positive image that it exerts on the world. Those signs of justice and compassion were almost wiped clean by the media showing Qudaffi’s bloody corpse being spat on.

    My only only question is: who’s next? Will we stay in the middle east? Or try to take rich oil fields in other continents? Chavez?

  3. Akash says:

    My thoughts exactly. For a country that is supposed to oppose terrorism; America simply dropped the ball on this one. When I heard the news that he was killed in a bombing– I must admit that I was both surprised and relieved that he fell because he was a so-called tyrant. Imagine my surprise when I saw his bloody body being battered by those “freedom fighters.” If the US continues to contribute to brutality like this, what will he rest

  4. Lawanna Fox says:

    I was thoroughly disgusted by the images I saw on the front pages in some of the news tabloids, regarding this man’s death. I said to myself what is the world coming to, but if anyone has not noticed, this was the modus operandi for all the leaders America went after in that region of the world. Right, for example, was not Bin Laden’s image paraded around, well the dumping of his body in the sea, I think it was, then there was Sadam. It is like the Nation lives off this kind of imagery, feeds from it or feeds off of it! It is not a good idea to be so de-sensitize to this mode of operation, but when we are living in a militarized Nation, what else should we expect! It is going to come back to bite us, betcha that.

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