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, together, we are nonetheless RESONSIBLE to mutually rectify it.
Both sons, whom profess belief in Jesus-Yeshuah must approach the MLK Table with a predesposed attitude-spirit of not "pointing the finger" of accusation, but rather confessing their own faults to one another, followed by forgiveness, mutual prayers and earnest, cooperative efforts to be reconciled with each other and subsequently GOD, by such humble behavior and character.
“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.” [James 5:16]
We were not there when our respective ancestors jointly, equally, participated in capturing, enslaving, selling and purchasing fellow human beings to be slaves primarily from western and central Africa, and then shipping them to Europe, but mostly to the Americas'.
No we didn’t cause slavery, but rather were born into and inherited the grusome 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 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/are innocent.
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 inalianable 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 an experiential, US citizenship “as enjoyed by white citizens” See White Citizens
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 continued cry of "Black Lives Matter" as the most assuredly are, particularly from GOD's perpective.
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 lays in the hands of this exciting generation of the mutually conjoined, paternal twin, 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 worthy or vain. They died that we may live to finish that which they "thus far so nobly advanced" according the founding fathers' dream for their posterity, to do what they admittedly couldn't and wouldn't do, that is "to form a more perfect Union."
It is now up to us whom are being seated at the Table of Brotherhood.