(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.