Tom Yossarian JoadTom Yossarian Joad's Journal
This President has been many things since arriving: a national embarrassment, a global punchline, an environmental disaster, a divider of people, a prolific murderer of the English language.
But hes also been a floodlight. Hes fully exposed millions of people whod kept themselves carefully concealed. I can really see them now in ways I never could previously. Its all out in the open.
Intellectually I always knew that racism was deeply embedded into the fabric of our nation, but Id convinced myself that it had slowly but certainly begun to unravel, that we werent as hopelessly bound by it as our ancestors had been. As a pastor in largely white churches in the south over the past two decades, I told myself the story that the Church was changing. It may have been a combination of privilege and wishful thinking, but I truly thought that we were getting better, that the arc of the moral universe was bending toward justice.
I surely never imagined that so many people I loved, lived with, worshipped alongside, or worked next towere as afflicted with supremacy as they apparently are. I never fathomed that so many people claiming to love Jesus would so resent foreigners and so worship America and so abhor difference. They were really good at pretending and in my naivety I suppose I was more than willing to believe them even if they werent.
<snip> The remainder may be read at https://johnpavlovitz.com/2019/11/01/this-presidency-has-exposed-my-white-christian-friends/
Profile InformationMember since: 2003 before July 6th
Number of posts: 19,180
- 2024 (17)
- 2023 (147)
- 2022 (159)
- 2019 (1)
- November (1)