Unless Blacks leave Christianity, incidences like of Floyd, Wright etc and general apathy towards weaker sections will not stop in USA. By Hem Raj Jain
14 Apr 2021
Sub:- Religion is supposed to be the custodian of the values of the society but Christianity has failed the weaker sections of the society in the USA.
An African American Daunte Wright was shot dead on April 11 by a police officer during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center in the State of Minnesota as reported at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/11/us/brooklyn-center-minnesota-police-shooting.html?auth=login-google1tap&login=google1tap . It was near the place where Derek Chauvin is on trial in the death of another African American George Floyd who was strangulated to death by the police of Minneapolis in May 2020 as mentioned at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/george-floyd-investigation.html . After the murder of Floyd by police (when countrywide protests & demonstrations happened) so many promises were made by the leaders to ensure that such unfortunates incidences (especially against the weaker sections of the society including the African Americans) do not occur again.
The repetition of murder of an African American by police in the State of Minnesota is an evidence of the fact that it is not merely the police but even the political & religious leadership of Minnesota (which are not Minnesota specific but belong to national level political parties and national level Christianity) simply don’t bother about the weaker sections of the society though they (political & religious leaders of Minnesota rather of the USA) get all the power, money, influence, respect etc from this weaker sections of the society too.
The only solution to one specific problem (which African-Americans & other weaker sections of the society are facing ) namely of the trigger happy police is to ban the lethal bullets in the USA for civilians (whether people or police) while keeping the ‘right to gun’ as a fundamental right (which is necessary because women are going out of their home in increasing numbers for education, jobs etc. and like other vulnerable sections of the society they need guns for self defense). But the US establishment will not do it and the Christianity will also not constrain the political leadership of the USA to do it for the simple reason that neither political nor the religious (Christianity) leaders of the USA care for the weaker /vulnerable sections of the society.
This apathy of political & religious leaders of the USA for the weaker section of the society is evident also in the matter of Coronavirus (as mentioned at https://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/opinion-details/3698 ). Out of total deaths in the USA of about 575 thousands, the maximum who have been killed by Coronavirus are from weaker sections of the society. Earlier it was Trump-administration and now the Biden-administration which is simply not bothered about moving the UN (or any other world body) to investigate as to which country / countries made this coronavirus and which countries are responsible for the spread of coronavirus. The political & religious leaders are not even concerned that if these investigations are not carried out and if proper protocols are not established (based on the findings of such investigations) for the regulations of the laboratories all across the world which deals with viruses etc then such viruses (pandemics) may come again and which has made the entire mankind (mostly the weaker sections of the society) uncertain about their health / lives in future (in addition to economic loss they suffer due to such pandemics)
There is no point for the weaker sections of the USA to expect relief from the political leadership of the USA because the US-Christianity (which is mainly the religion being followed by these weaker sections of the society in the USA) is simply not concerned about their sufferings. Therefore the weaker sections of the USA (including and especially the African Americans) should leave the Christianity and should convert to some other religion which they will be able to find out easily if they make little effort.