This essay was motivated by the news of murders in Reference 4, below.
I want to share a detail now, respecting 560 years of racism. On February 19, 2015, I attended the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s speech at Southern University in order to circumvent the media’s monopoly on freedom of speech such as the blinding sensationalism in 2008 respecting Wright's 2003 sermon. Inhabitants just cannot depend on the media to report events as they happened. American goodwill is still at bay--imprisoned by--media mendacity. I think that “flag burning” sermon, in Rev Wright’s vernacular, for his flock in 2003, is patriotic. But I thought the February 19 speech was divisive respecting a civic people. I would not have known that from The Advocate's coverage of The event. Apparently, it is neither prudent nor accepted propriety for The Advocate writers to report the-indisputable-facts-of-reality.
Usually, when I try to discuss black culture with a person I am tacitly rebuked; maybe for my ignorance or impudence or fear or something I don’t fear such as someone's requirements respecting propriety. I think "black culture" that way is unfair to all other skin-colored people. I would like to live securely in the same hometown. This entire section is to say that I am not writing with “whiteness” but rather with a desire to establish a civic culture throughout Baton Rouge: the culture practiced by a civic people. The two murders that were reported today tear at my existence. Last evening, for the first time, a person encouraged me to share my thoughts. [Note, today, 3/4/16, I learned about www.blackliberationcollective.org/ upon reading www.libertylawsite.org/2016/03/04/the-ultras-and-their-ultimatums/. I also commented on today's post.]
Mitochondrial DNA, mtDNA, informs it is still kin against kin. Instead of whites against whites over Bible interpretation and an unresolved Constitution for the USA, it's blacks against whites over divided Christianity, a culture rather than a civic compact. And black non-Catholics represent only 12% of the USA population. A recent Pew report gives me the impression black church represents only 6.5% of the population; see www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/, perhaps 21 million people among 320 million. And they are divided Baptist vs Methodist. Dedication to black theology does not seem promising for the individual with perhaps sixty years adult life, whereas PLwCM is for everyone during their lives. And that is the difference between religion vs civics: salvation of souls vs salvation of lives.
No one questions DNA, an understanding from the study of evolution. No one questions DNA's power to identify either parenthood or a rapist or other criminal. However, few people are even aware of mitochondrial DNA, which informs us that everyone alive descended from one woman who lived 140,000 to 200,000 years ago. She and the other women during that time evolved from the earliest homo species, at least 2.8 million years ago. Blood lines of her contemporaries did not make the biological and cultural changes needed to survive changes in their environments or cultures. Since everyone alive is kin, racism is not supported by physics, from which everything emerges. It takes a while for a new idea to take hold of our awareness: Everyone alive is kin.
Unlike socialism, Marxism, the rule of law, democracy, and other forms of oppression, collaboration by a civic people can establish real-no-harm personal-liberty-with-civic-morality. Our generation can establish A Civic People of the United States. In 2016, persons can 1) establish personal understanding of the theory and 2) share the message, so that a civic people can organize and start practicing as soon as possible. Please volunteer to help.