And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it. (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed. And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken. Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness. But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD’s flock is carried away captive. Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory. The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried away captive. Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock? What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee? for thou hast taught them to be captains, and as chief over thee: shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail? And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil. Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness. This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me, saith the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood. Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame may appear. I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings (whinnying), the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
In 1969 (52 years ago) when I was 15 in the 10th grade, public schools had just been desegregated and were still in the process due to busing issues. Both black and white parents were displeased with having to buss their kids clear across the county just to appease the numbers game. Those were also troublous times; for we the teenagers were struggling with those raging hormones released by the ole thyroid glands. We all had them, both black and white! In the 11th grade, there were National Guard on the High School grounds. It was a violent year in Wilmington, NC that year. In the 12th grade, it was Boone’s Farm, finding a little pot and just graduating. Today? Oh, the insanity! Reminds me of a Star Trek, the original series episode:
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (1969) – A Memoriable Episode!
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (1969) Trivia!
From above site Quotes:
Captain James T. Kirk: [in Sick Bay, McCoy is examining the unconscious Lokai after the Enterprise recovers him in a stolen shuttle] Your prognosis, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: Well, I can’t give you one, Jim. I’ve never worked on anyone like him or any THING like him.
Mr. Spock: Yet you are pumping him full of your noxious potions as if he were a human.
Dr. McCoy: [angrily] When in doubt, the book prevails, Mr. Spock. I’ve run tests. Blood is blood, even when it’s green like yours.
A little later:
Dr. McCoy: Well, however we view him, captain, he’s certainly no ordinary specimen. Well, Lokai, I don’t know what’s normal for you exactly, but if I had your readings I would be the most incredible physical specimen of all time. We’ve never encountered a being like you. I’d like to know more about you and your planet.
Lokai: I’m very tired.
Captain James T. Kirk: And very evasive, or at least not fully responsive. Now then…
Lokai: I insist, I’m extremely tired, made so by your vindictive cross examinations. I will answer no more questions.
In another scene:
Mr. Spock: The obvious visual evidence, Commissioner, is that he is of the same breed as yourself.
Bele: Are you blind, Commander Spock? Well, look at me. Look at me!
Captain James T. Kirk: You are black on one side and white on the other.
Bele: I am black on the right side!
Captain James T. Kirk: I fail to see the significant difference.
Bele: Lokai is white on the right side. All of his people are white on the right side.
Another scene – Dialogue between Bele and Lokai.
[Bele and Lokai are bi-colored aliens whose skin is white on one side and black on the other, except on differing sides]
Bele: You’re finished, Lokai! We’ve got your kind penned in on Cheron into little districts, and it’s no good to change. You’ve combed the galaxy and come up with nothing but mono-colored trash, do-gooders and bleeding hearts. You’re dead, you half-white!
Lokai: [to the crew] You useless pieces of bland flesh.
Lokai: I’ll take you with me, you half-black!
Bele: [to Lokai] You insane… you filthy little plotter of ruin. You… vicious subverter of every decent thought. Oh… you’re coming back to pay for your crimes!
Last scene’s [last lines].
Mr. Spock: [On the bridge, after Lokai and Bele have beamed to the surface of Charon] And another life form has appeared on Cheron.
Uhura: That doesn’t make any sense.
Mr. Spock: To expect sense from two mentalities of such extreme view points is not logical.
Sulu: Their planet’s dead. Does it matter now which one’s right?
Mr. Spock: Not to Lokai and Bele. All that matters to them is their hate.
Uhura: Do you suppose that’s all they ever had, sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: No, but that’s all they have left. Warp factor two, Mr. Sulu. Set course for Starbase 4.
I recall an interview with Michelle Nichols who played Lt. Uhura (the communications officer). Don’t remember by who or on what program, but what I do remember is that she had an opportunity to meet Dr. Martin Luther King after she first started with show. She did meet him and told Dr. King that she was thinking about leaving the show. He told her no, and to stay with the show and that her role could probably do more for civil rights than she could image. She took his advice and the rest of her career is mostly Star Trek history.
When it come to slavery in America, whites weren’t the only slave holders.
Neither were they the first. Things sort of got out of hand after 1655, thanks to a judge under the crown. The American Declaration of Independence and Revolution wasn’t until 1776, 121 years later.
Slavery was abolished on January 1, 1863 – the day the final proclamation was issued. It was first issued September 22, 1862. [2023 – 1863 = 160 tears or 8 JST’s. See “Cosmic Clockworks” in main menu. 2023 is the year the pale horse joins the other three. See “Missing Links Appendix IV” in main menu.] Much blood was spilled in America to end that slavery! The slavery today of young children goes almost unattended and unnoticed!
What a way to start off the first day of the week! Well, first time I’ve addressed the subject of CRT. Sometimes the spirit moves me in unusual ways. So it is. Yawl have a good first day of the week. Cloudy and rainy here in good ole southeastern North Carolina. Am sure the sun is shining somewhere! Meanwhile, those volunteer mustard greens can use a little more water. Thank you, Father!
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