Niecyb2 posted a comment · Jul 23, 2019
Dr. Brown, I am a black female. I have experienced racism in its many forms in my lifetime. I am so surprised at the many people who have jumped on the Racism bandwagon. I am not a fan of President Trump; however, I am not mad at him, and believe his policies have benefited the entire country. President Trump is not a racist and it is almost laughable as it is ridiculous that his tweet about the 4 congresswomen whether they are American born or not has been interpreted by those who hate this President as been racist in its form is nonsense. Those who want to see President Trump fail have decided to use the issues of race and ethnicity as a weapon and tool to stir people up. Lord we need you!
PhelimMc posted a comment · Jul 20, 2019
Um - really? Were any such posts put towards people who have made similar comments from those who were not of African/Middle Eastern descent? No! So why the posts were not "racist" as such the fact that they were aimed at only those who were from African and Middle Eastern descent is what makes them racist and it is nonsense to suggest otherwise. And this is before we start looking at his grins when the crowd started shouting "send her back" about a Puerto Rican (which is actually part of the USA). The twisting of the rightful condemnation back towards the accusers was not the act of a Jehu, let alone a Cyrus, but of a Jezebel. Jehu allowed the continued worship of Asherah through the golden calves at Dan and Bethel, in fact he engaged in this worship. The calves were images of Hathor, an Egyptian goddess of sexuality fertility and destruction/war, who was seen by the Assyrians as Annas and Asherah. While Trump's administration appears to be standing up to the Jezebel spirit concerning abortion and militant feminism in these tweets and the twisting of the accusations we see Trump engaging in exactly the behaviour we would expect from a "Jezebel". It is time to stop wishing Trump had used better words and start calling this out!
Gadgettribe posted a comment · Jul 19, 2019
Dr. Brown. I’m not sure whether you read the comments section on your posts or not. Nevertheless, I’ll venture to share my thoughts on your latest article. Before I do, I just want to say that in 2000 when I began following Christ, I was eager to share the gospel with my Jewish neighbors. I grew up near Crown Heights, Brooklyn and felt called to minister to them. So I purchased your series on ‘Answering Jewish Objections...’ and attended many of your debates with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. We might have crossed paths because I became good friends with the late Jhan Moskowitz when I began working for a campus ministry in Brooklyn College. I had moved to Ditmas Park, BK and attended his Shabbat dinners regularly before he passed away. All that to say that I appreciate your work and ministry. Having said that, I’m somewhat puzzled and disturbed by your recent post (and some of your more recent posts as of late). But what should it matter what my opinion is if what you’re saying is true. In your post, I appreciate that you admit that the President’s rhetoric and style of communication can be somewhat offensive to say the least. What puzzles me is that you failed to call it what it is racism shrouded in euphemisms. At best, your articles seems to present as though you are objective and fair; calling out President Trumps mishaps while maintaining that his rhetoric wasn’t racist. What puzzles me is that if his words were directed at four Jewish congressmen and they were told to go back to where they came from (if most of them were born in America), this would certainly be viewed as anti-Semitic speech. I’m not sure how he can tell Americans to go back to their countries when (for the three of them) their countries where they came from is America. It means that somehow, for some reason Trump must not believe that they belong - or at the very least, he must viscerally believe that they are from other places. While you dismiss this as a ‘mistake’ on his part, I think it’s more than a mere mistake. Trump has routinely done this. It’s his M.O. He did so relentlessly with Obama in demanding to see his birth certificate before claiming that Obama was a Muslim from Kenya. Even after the birth certificate was produced, he continued to call into question Obama’s citizenship. Moreover, when Trump now famously denounced and demeaned countries like Africa and Haiti (place of my parents birth) as ‘sh-thole’ countries and suggested bringing in people from Norway and Denmark, was he simply speaking to the condition of those countries? Whatever happened to ‘give me your poor, your tired, you huddled-masses yearning to be free’? I thought that America was about THAT! Is it now, we don’t want people from countries that are failing, we want the cream of the crop? When did that change? You wrote that to Trump ‘Omar and her political colleagues are biting the hand that feed them, showing ungratefulness rather than appreciation, criticism rather than gratitude.’ You added that to Trump this is ‘more an issue of patriotism than of race, more an issue of national solidarity rather than skin color.’ Firstly, these were not the President’s words. This is more of an
mrejack posted a comment · Jul 19, 2019
As an Asian American of Immigrant parent who has been told to "go back", I can definitively say, President Trump's tweets were not racist at all. If someone yells that at me on the street without knowing anything about me other than my apparent race, then yes, it's a racist comment. But if you know someone's actions and words and tell them to go back based on that, then no, it's not a racist comment because it wasn't based on race. I tell my Chinese Canadian relative who is living in the USA to go back to Canada when I hear him complaining about how bad the USA is and how great Canada is. That's exactly what Trump did. Not racist comment. Racist Only to those who want to play politics with it and try to slander and demonize him and get the uninformed to not vote for him.