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Dear George Floyd’s Brother, Now Is Not The Time To Preach Peace

Dear George Floyd’s Brother, Now Is Not The Time To Preach Peace
LISTEN JUN 4, 2020

Dear Terrence

My deepest condolences for the tragic death of your older brother.

However, the reason I am writing this open letter to you is because I am deeply disturbed by the speech which you gave yesterday. I thought I was the only one who was disturbed, but my 16-year daughter actually asked me if you were paid to make the speech.

You said…

“If I’m not over here blowing stuff, If I am not over here messing up with my community, then what are yall doing? Yall doing nothing, but that’s not going to bring my brother back at all. My family is a peaceful family, my family is God-fearing. Let’s switch it up and do this peacefully, please. I know George would not want ya’ll to be doing this. Educate yourselves and vote for change. “

I had to scratch my head a few times and ask myself, is this a man who just lost his brother in the most barbaric, cruel, merciless, unjust, inhuman way in front of the whole world. Why on earth are you preaching about peace brother?

Black people are already the most forgiving peaceful people on this earth. They are ever so compliant to their masters, that’s why they were even enslaved and colonised in the first place. For 400 years they have been nothing but peaceful. They have tried talking to their oppressors. They have tried singing gospel songs. They have tried going to Church an crying out to God. Hungry for change, they have tried rapping it, speaking it in spoken word, acting it in their low budget films. God knows these people are peaceful, way too peaceful for their own good.

So America is burning today, because the peaceful people are tired of being peaceful. Your brother’s death is not just about you and your family, and how God-fearing you supposedly are. Your so-called peace with God is irrelevant right now. This is about everyone who is at risk of being shot or strangled in broad daylight by the American police. This is not the time for you to now make it about you, or your twisted gospel of peace, which is always one-sided. How dare you scold the people who are so angry at the racial injustice in America? Where are you even getting the energy from to talk about education and voting? Your brother was mercilessly murdered in broad daylight and you come out and talk about peace with so much passion!

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You want to talk about honouring George now, was he ever honoured when he was alive, begging for air to breathe? There is nothing honourable about anything that happened to your brother in his dying minutes, so why switch now to bring honour?

Why preach peace where there is no peace offering?

Please leave the biblical God out of this mental slavery of yours, even his most wisest of wisest preachers explicitly said that there is a time for everything under the sun.

There is a time for peace and a time for war. A time to speak, and a time to be silent. A time to build and a time to tear down. Everything has a season, so the season of black people being murdered in the streets and staying silent and peaceful is over.

I’m sick and tired of people like you, the relatives of the victims, and most of the times even the victims of these barbaric race crimes turning into some unrealistic saints when the most abnormal atrocities are done to them. Just last week a black man offered a pitiful peace offering to a white woman who almost destroyed his life.

Last year, Botham Jean’s brother also claimed to be peaceful and God-fearing, to the extent of begging the judge to hug the cold-blooded murderer of his own brother, claiming that his brother would have wanted peace with his killer. As black people, I don’t understand your obsession with peace and forgiveness especially towards people who are so evil to you.

Were the scriptures about forgiveness and peace only ever written for black people?

So Terrence, if you have nothing to say in public, go into your house and mourn your brother, do the ‘honourable’ thing in your own house. But do not come out, knowing that the world is listening, and try to quench a fire that the institution has started. Maybe read the bible again, especially the words of King Solomon, and he will tell you that its utter madness and insanity to preach peace at such a time like this.

Don’t twist a God you don’t even know and bring Him into this evil. Who told you that George would not want this? Ask yourself why there so much anger worldwide? Many black men have been killed mercilessly by the American police system, but there has never been any reaction like this in world history. Right now you do not have the right to speak about what George would want or not want, the man speaketh for himself, his blood is crying out from the ground, hence the world burns because of his blood. People can not sleep, because George’s blood wants vengeance and justice.

If you are so burning with peace inside of you, tell the right people to do the right thing so that there will be peace. Tell them to avenge your brother’s blood and arrest all the four officers involved in his murder. That is the easiest way to get peace.

Otherwise do not try to stop a revolution happening. Do not try to stop change.

If riots won’t bring George back, with all due respect, neither will peace.

And the irony of it all is that you want to preach peace in a country which goes to war and kills innocent women and children because “911” happened. Should I say more?

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