Brooks isn’t the only person to believe a great change must occur for inner cities across the country to be able to break free from the poverty and crime that envelope them. But the pastor is looking to a different source than others for that change, one that doesn’t usually count O Block among its campaign stops: Republicans.
Look around the neighborhood that contains O Block—Woodlawn—and you’ll see why, Brooks said.
“We have a large, disproportionate number of people who are impoverished. We have a disproportionate number of people who are incarcerated, we have a disproportionate number of people who are unemployed, the educational system has totally failed, and all of this primarily has been under Democratic regimes in our neighborhoods,” Brooks said from the office of New Beginnings Church of Chicago, his own, Wednesday morning. “So, the question for me becomes, how can our neighborhoods be doing so awful and so bad when we’re so loyal to this party who is in power? It’s a matter of them taking complete advantage of our vote.”
The Progressive element in America has convinced the Black and the Brown communities that they are inferior to other ethnicities. The Progressive element has convinced the Black and the Brown communities that they cannot compete on an equal basis and they must be given special advantages. The Progressive element has convinced the Black and Brown communities that in order for them to survive they must become reliant on the government and be self-reliant.
Members of the Black and Brown communities have taken advantage of this message and have further enslaved the members of these communities by convincing them that anybody who says the Black and Brown communities are capable of competing in any society, that they are not inferior and need special privileges, and that they are capable of providing for themselves and their families without government assistance are racist and haters.
The Progressives and members of the Black and Brown communities like Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Jarret, Obama, Lee, and all the others have used them and destroyed these communities. South Chicago is an example. Now realistic people within the Black and Brown communities are realizing how devastating these real racists and haters; Sharpton, Jackson Holder, Jarret, Obama, Lee, and the others have been.
The way out of this dilemma for these communities is to take the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. to heart when he said that nobody should be judged on the color of their skin but they should be judged on the content of their character. The members of the Black and Brown communities will thank you Pastor Corey Brooks for believing they are capable of competing in any society without special advantages or government reliance. As this believe becomes stronger, so will the members of the community. We must never forget that we are not African Americans, Mexican Americans, or anything but Americans. We must ignore and thus eliminate the racism and hatred of Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Obama, Jarret, Lee, and the others whose goal is to keep the Black and Brown communities enslaved for their own power and enrichment.
Will the real leaders like Pastor Corey Brooks stand lead their people to be Americans and denounce the racists and haters who have enslaved them.