Chris Rock Needs a History Lesson
In my inbox I received a notification from the Washington Times that Chris Rock tells white people to own the actions of their ancestors.
I’d like to state right here and now that Celebrity Networth estimates comedian, actor, and screenwriter Chris Rock has a net worth of $70 million. I can only imagine that much wealth was paid to him, in part, by a few “white people.”
I am not sure why the main stream keeps perpetuating this need to keep us all divided, but I’d like to give Chris Rock a little history lesson that I read* today:
Half of the entire Roman Empire consisted of slaves. The city of Athens had four hundred thousand inhabitants; on hundred thousand of those were free and three hundred thousand were slaves. Slavery in the ancient world was far more brutal than anything modern slavery has demonstrated. One Roman had six hundred slaves put to death for the killing of a man. Another Roman master put a slave to death simply for the pleasure of a guest who had never seen anyone die.
Slavery was revived again [in 1516] by Spain and Portugal. It was the slavery of the newly discovered blacks.
Chris Rock doesn’t like Christians either. â€œA black Christian is like a black person with no memory.â€ â€“ Chris Rock
Again, he needs another history lesson.
We know that slavery was first abolished in England through William Wilberforce, who had been converted by the preaching of
Wesley. Wilberforce, a small hunchbacked man, became one of the most powerful of all England’s prime ministers. Consumed with the gospel of Christ and with the freedom that Jesus brought, this man devoted all his energy and eloquence to the overthrow of the obnoxious African slave trade. His success in abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire led to agitation for such action in this country. Through the proclamations that thundered from the pulpits of the North, the abolitionist parties came into being and succeeded finally in destroying slavery in America.
We are far from Obama’s campaign promise of unity. Perhaps more than we ever were…
*Taken from Why I Believe by D. James Kennedy.