Which is Better?

confederate-flag

Question: Why does the flag on the right offend black people more than the one on the left?

Which is better? The Flag that fought to keep slavery or the one that created it? The American flag just slaughtered nine of your brothers and sisters and yet in less than a month you’re going to stand proud in it’s honor and celebrate it’s independence. An independence that began while you were in chains; for a servant has not the privilege of being invited to the feast, he is only there to serve at the table. In the words of Frederick Douglas, “What to the slave is the 4th of July?” Its time that we wake up and realize the truth of who we are, and why these things are continuing to happen to us. It is only ignorant hypocrisy, a kind of Stockholm syndrome, that makes the oppressed mimic the ways of its oppressor. But your redemption is near. The prophets and the priests and the soldiers will not be niggas too much longer. The servants of truth are on the rise and the American Flag will not much longer bleed with the stripes of our blood, for the first shall be last, and the last shall be first.

Isa 49:14- 16 < Read it. Though you have forgotten Yah of host, the Almighty Power has not forgotten you.

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Yecheilyah

I write Black Historical Fiction, Poetry, and Inspirational Non-Fiction for the Freedom of all People. Visit me on the web at yecheilyahysrayl.com/

6 thoughts on “Which is Better?”

  1. Our family gathers annually over the July 4th weekend because of the long summer weekend. There aren’t flags flying, but there is red, white and blue. What you write makes perfect sense and I will bring it up as a topic when we get together this year. I will suggest no longer calling it a July 4th Celebration but our Annual Summer Family Gathering or something like that. It might be a good idea to ask family members to come up with a new name, theme and colors. Will share the outcome.

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    1. That’s a good idea, to inquire on everyone thoughts about it, because a lot of our people don’t know why they celebrate it. If the 4th is symbolic of freedom, and there were people who were not free during it’s conception, then what freedom lies deeper within the core of America’s most treasured holiday? I look forward to the outcome.

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  2. EC,
    This was very thought provoking. I appreciate your ability to breakdown this complex issue and start a much needed conversation.

    BTW, I love your new website. You are doing great things.

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