Blacks Involved In Petition Against Councilman Anderson Are Being Used

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Dear Mr. Abdullah, I've known you and spoken with you on several occasions in the past. However, it's apparent you and others in the black community don't really know the people behind this and a few other petition drives and their true goals and agenda. It wasn't all that long ago some of these very same people were expressing their intolerance of people who look like you and me. Many of them were openly hostile and weren't shy with expressing their views about minorities. You all are being used. When you're no longer needed you'll be thrown under the bus or to the lions just like you always are. I can promise you. 

It's up to the black community to address the issues facing the black community with little to no outside interference. We already know what happens when others are invited or asked to solve issues on our behalf. We get brutalized. Why hand over to others the power to control and change your destiny? The power is within us....You'll never come across other groups begging for someone to come in to solve their issues. Perhaps, they already know from looking at us the likely outcome.

A major part of the problems and issues facing the black community today is there are too many cold/calculating/self-serving hands pretending to help to the point the black community doesn't really know who's really there to help and who's constantly throwing in  a wrench. Where many in the black community see only problems, others see the opportunity to exploit, create division, strife and mistrust, then take over. It's time for the black community to stop waiting for Superman. He's a fictional character anyway. He doesn't exist. 

I didn't vote for Councilman Anderson in the last election, but it had nothing to do with his lifestyle or expecting someone to come in and do something for me or where I live. I'm capable of doing myself. And I know with a certainty that some of the same people getting the black community all riled up to go after him once supported him because, in their words, "he's very conservative." I'm not sure if you understand what that means to some, but I certainly do. They are also some of the same people who once were openly hostile towards the black community. I doubt very seriously if they've changed.  All this sudden "love" for the black community on their part is suspect.

Just remember, before Chris Anderson, it was people who look like you and me. After Chris Anderson, guess what? It will be back to people who look like you and me. Think about it.   

Take the time to research these people. Learn who they really are, their belief system, how they really think before jumping on their bandwagon of intolerance. 

"Toleration is good for all or it is good for none."---Edmund Burke (1672-1719)

Brenda Manghane-Washington 


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