The MLK Table of Brotherhood
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
the sons of slaves and the sons of former slave owners
will sit together at the table of brotherhood." MLK Aug. 28,1963
While neither of We the People, of the conjoined, paternal twin “sons of former slaves and former slave owners” are not guilty of the present conditions and situations of racial unrest in this
Union of the United States of America, nonetheless, together, we do have a role of RESONSIBLITY to mutually rectify it.
Both sons of the republic, whom profess belief in Jesus-Yeshuah Christ, the only Monarch to Whom we Americans bow, or respect, must approach the MLK Table with a predisposed attitude-spirit of not "pointing the finger" of accusation, but rather confessing our own faults to one another, followed by forgiveness, mutual prayers for and earnest, cooperative efforts to be reconciled with each other and subsequently GOD. Such is the humble behavior and character that HE desires of us all for salvation.
“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you forgive not others of their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.”
We were not there when our respective ancestors jointly, equally, [ participated in capturing, Enslaving, selling and purchasing fellow children GOD, primarily from western and central Africa as slaves and then shipping them to Europe, but mostly to the Americas'.
No we of today didn’t cause, initiate n or participate in the slave trades, but rather were born into and inherited the gruesome matter from our mutually respective ancestors and fore parents.
Nonetheless, as their descendent children, we are responsible to rectify it for the sake of our respective, succeeding generations.
Those circa 740,000 young, innocent white boys and men, and the 38,000 escaped chattel slaves and Freemen in the US Civil War between 1861 and 1865 to end chattel slavery, “who gave their lives that the nation might live”, were and are innocents.
Yet, 89 years after the fact, it was required of these innocent boys and men to shoulder the responsibility left to them to pay with their lives the dysfunction and imperfection of the Union left to them in 1776.
These Americans had nothing to do with slavery, yet, it was divinely requited of them to suffer for it.
The greatest and most nation-threatening imperfection of the new born Union was obviously chattel slavery and its generational aftermath.
In order to fulfill the demands of the Declaration of Independence of holding "...these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights", etc, and eradicate the hypocritical stain on it, was, and is to be carried out in two phases, they being;
I. Ending the peculiar institution inherited from the British Empire in 1776 -
II. Ensuring the freed chattel slaves, Freemen, refugees, colored peoples, Negroes-black lives, an experiential, US citizenship “as enjoyed by white citizens” See White Citizens (the url http://tedhayes.us/THAC_Pt_I_white_citizens.htm)
However, while Phase I was accomplished 150 years ago, Phase II remains to be completed as evidenced by the present, increasing turmoil of so called racial unrest and the continued cry of "Black Lives Matter".
Therefore, on November 19,1863 at the Gettysburg battlefield solemn ceremony to dedicate "a portion of that field as a final resting place to those who here gave their lives that the nation might live", President Abraham Lincoln clearly admonished that it is "for us the living to be dedicated here...to the unfinished work...the great task remaining before us...to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion..."
In fact, the Presidents' admonition becomes a dire warning that should We the People fail to complete the work of "these honored dead", that this "nation under GOD" will not have a "new birth of freedom", and subsequently this republican form of government, shall "perish from the earth", because they would "have died in vain"
Henceforth, the responsibility for the fate-destiny of the nation now lay in the hands of this exciting generation of the mutually conjoined, paternal twins, We the People, "sons of former slaves and sons of former slave owners", and the outcome of the sacrifice of the 740,000 primarily white lives, is yet to be decided as a worthy cause or one that is vain, null and void.
These innocent boys and men died that we may live to finish their work "thus far so nobly advanced" according the founding fathers' dream that a future posterity will to accomplish that which they admittedly couldn't and wouldn't, that is "to form a more perfect Union” by the healing of its inherited chattel slavery-race wound our collective and generational soul.
It is now up to us whom are being seated at the Table of Brotherhood to actualize that great original and only American Dream.