Slave Poet Thanked God for America, Christianity, and White Preacher (Thu, Jul 11, 2019)
A little white history: Photos of me five years ago July 4, 2014, with my niece, a white baby! I have newer photos too… but I’m hesitant to show her because some people are psycho. (Podcast listeners can find these pics on my FB page.)
Caller Log, courtesy of Jesse’s producer Nick
Neil from Wisconsin touches on ANTIFA with James and how the news doesn’t report on them. This is just typical of the anti-America news media. James remarks how pathetic Republicans are about speaking up. MSM always trying to say the violence is on the right when it’s just not true.
Skip from Georgia wants to speak on Jeffrey Epstein. James doubts any big names are gonna be taken down from this. Skip alludes to the Clintons killing opponents that speak badly of them. James mentions that this Epstein stuff is another wedge in order to attack all men. James touches on other similar cases being used to attack all men, for example, the Dylann Roof case was used to attack whites.
Kelly from Georgia wants to know if James believes everything Jesse says. Kelly can’t hold back her outrage when talking about things Jesse says. James is surprised with Kelly’s attitude considering she is from the South!
Patrick from Arizona speaks on SKIP, the previous caller and says something because he know “James can’t say it”... whatever that means. He describes Epstein as a special boy and how he is protected because he is Jewish. James is not into that, and asks if Patrick is successful. He says he was, but was targeted. He’s 61.
Mark from Brazil challenges the notion that America was built by slaves. The South was actually economically hindered by slavery and that slavery was a factor in stopping the industrialization of the south. James asks what made him go to Brazil. Mark mentions how the emerging Brazil market interested him.
Alex from San Antonio speaks on Kelly, a previous caller and is impressed by James’ handling of her. Alex is wondering about the homelessness in Los Angeles. James blames Democrats and Obama. It's outrageous that officials are more worried about plastic straws and bags when illegals are going around dumping these things! Government involvement is a problem in a lot of cases. Alex highlights Adam Smith for White History Month.
Julian from Georgia thanks James for his work and his comments on how the world is using men of questionable character, such as Harvey Weinstein and Jeffery Epstein, to wedge themselves into taking down all men. He commends James on how he handled previous caller, Kelly. James says his opinion of the south won’t change even with people like Kelly.
White History: George Whitefield
One of you sent me a video on George Whitefield by Museum of the Bible channel.
(Wikipedia) He was an actor-turned-preacher, big in the First Great Awakening from UK to the American colonies. He died in 1770 (6 years before the Declaration of Independence) at age 55. He was cross-eyed which people thought meant he was favored by God, according to Wikipedia. He was associated with John Wesley and others, a Calvinist, whatever that means. (I think it means that God chooses you, not the other way around, but dunno.)
His sermons were published and distributed in the colonies by Benjamin Franklin who was more skeptical of religion or something. But Ben Franklin was impressed by his ability to speak. Whitefield talked to crowds of 10 to 20 thousand! He could be heard at 500 feet, which is like 166 yards or something! George Whitefield told Ben Franklin the Bible verse John 3:3, “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” That’s a quote from Jesus to Nicodemus the Pharisee, I believe, who came to visit him at night in secret.
He wanted Georgia to re-legalize slavery for his orphanage, without which he couldn’t have afforded to run the place. But he urged slaveowners to be good toward their slaves. He criticized some slaveowners for treating their dogs with affection, but not their slaves. He left 50 slaves to someone when he died. I believe John Wesley spoke against slavery.
He was honored by a slave after his death in a poem dedicated to him, mourning his passing, written by a young slave woman Phillis Wheatley (Wikipedia), born in west Africa, who was taught by her so-called “progressive” slavemasters to read and write. She lived to the age of 31. She married a free black man who I think died, she had kids die, and she became poor after being freed, unable to publish a second poetry book.
A Slave Thanks God for Slavery?
One poem by Phillis Wheatley on slavery is "On being brought from Africa to America":
Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
"Their colour is a diabolic dye."
Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.
So Jesse Lee Peterson is not the first black to thank God for slavery! Well, she doesn’t mention slavery, but is glad to be in America, a Christian nation, as opposed to her “Pagan land.” She did describe slavery negatively at another point. But she was glad to be a Christian.
A YouTube Comment on 'Telling the Truth'
I used to “tell the truth” and you still might catch me doing it. But Jesse’s right, we don’t have truth. So I’ve gone around repeating Jesse before, or other people who make a lot of sense to me, looking down on others who don’t see it! SMH, and I knew it was wrong because I was too embarrassed to admit to Jesse I was imitating him to others! I remember Jesse said if you’re angry, that’s not the truth. And that’s true, truth is spirit, God holds the truth. Us getting all self-righteous, may spew “facts” but no love, no genuineness. People see through that.