By Rev. Harold E. Bailey
Newt Gingrich, who is presently front-runner of Republican candidates for the United States presidency, has simply revealed his true feelings for those persons who are not wealthy and not better able to fend for themselves.Â Some wonder as to whom he speaks?
â€œReally poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. So, they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of â€˜I do this and you give me cashâ€™ unless itâ€™s illegal.â€Â Says Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House.
It is such a disrespectful statement from a person who apparently knows very little about the African-American experience, nor as to their plight in life. The despicable statement can also reflect the background of one who has traces of racism or not-so-well covered up bigotry.
Can such a man as president be trusted at the helm of these already not-so-United-States?Â The question becomes as to what road he would not only take our Black/Hispanic/Asian children. Consider the fact that deprived elders and their children wouldnâ€™t stand a ghost of a chance for survival.
This is truly a shame before a living God that this person Newt Gingrich, has for far too long sat at the helm of this nation leading us to perhaps where we are today! Â Actually, his distasteful words spell out a lot as to his undercover bigotry.
There are others of course who hide their feeling quite well, while others have simply taken off the boxing-gloves and are blatantly about the matters of beaten disrespect not only for America, but for the President Obama, who did not gain his seat by a lottery but by voters who voiced their opinions.
Where is this country going based upon lies and deceit coming from those who proudly sit in seats of authority?
True: The African American community has a history of building this nation on their backsâ€¦ and, anything worth the mentionâ€¦ that we enjoy today was built by those that Gengrich down-plays. Without question the gentleman who was Speaker of the House, did not attend history classes. Blacks have always worked by sweat, blood and many tears regarding their family survival, while others didnâ€™t have that worry, because they had the â€˜helpâ€™ who reared their infantsâ€¦ and did so quite well â€“ far better than they would themselves.
Why many Blacks didnâ€™t do as well as they could have â€“ was because many people who sat in seats of financial well doing â€“ didnâ€™t care to share what they had to bring others into the arena where they based in the sun.
Letâ€™s not kid ourselves, Gengrichâ€™s statement was spiritually governed to allow those who did not know â€“ who this man really is!
What example is this man setting for our youth â€“ when they emulate that which they see?Â We ask the question as to whatâ€™s wrong with our youth. Letâ€™s take a long hard look in the mirrorâ€¦ they see us! Please donâ€™t judge a few Blacks by the majorityâ€¦ we work and do it hard to prove a point andÂ we show up on Mondays, because we canâ€™t afford to miss a day. We were taught that it is an honest dayâ€™s work, for an honest dayâ€™s pay. This was instilled in us until this day. We built this country based on our honesty â€“ and we then were financially robbed! Who speaks of whom in this lack of principles?
Newt, should take a look into his own bag of misbehaving and see if any dishonest things can be found like: Robbing from Peter to pay Paul?
Rev. Harold E. Bailey, President of Probation Challenge/PCC Internet Broadcast Network: http://probationchallenge.org Â â€˜The Truth Networkâ€™ â€¦