In case you hadn’t noticed, everyone and their mother’s brother’s uncle has an opinion about what’s going down in Ferguson, and what some folks have to say about it borders on clinically insane.
Take for example, University of Pennsylvania Professor Anthea Butler, who regularly appears on MSNBC is claiming in a new article that Michael Brown’s death was a sacrifice for America’s “racist god.”
Yes, she really said that. No, somehow she’s managed to avoid being carted away in a straight jacket.
From Weasel Zippers:
“America’s racist god requires black people’s blood to atone for the sins committed by its followers,” Butler writes in Religion Dispatches, an independent non-profit news and commentary blog hosted by the University of Southern California.
“This time, the blood shed in sacrifice to this god of white supremacy was Michael Brown’s,” Butler writes.
Butler’s insane ramblings didn’t stop there. She went on to call prosecutor Robert McCulloch “Pontius Pilate,” and claimed Officer Darren Wilson was an “agent” of the “god of white supremacy.”
For those who are in need of something nutty to spice up this year’s fruitcake, Prof. Butler is available for in-home speaking engagements where she can share her vast knowledge of this “god of white supremacy” for a small fee.
This is the kind of rhetoric that just leaves a normal person speechless. Michael Brown wasn’t a “sacrifice” for anything. He was a troubled young man who made some very bad choices, which inevitably led to the premature end of his life. It’s sad and it’s tragic, but as the evidence suggests, it’s not about race.
Is there racism in America? You bet. As long as imperfect people–sinners–are on earth, there will always be wickedness like racism. By the way, racism isn’t something reserved strictly for white folks. People from all walks of life engage in it, and it’s just as equally wrong.
We all need to stop with ridiculous statements such as the one above and focus on learning how to be good to one another. That’s a much better use of time and energy.
Courtesy of Young Cons