How Dare You Question My Voting Record?
The antics of Timothy Johnson and Bobby Gibson at Tuesday night's board meeting has firmly established them as a prime of example of Lumberton's black on black crime. The term black on black crime was coined in the eighties to publicize crime perpetrated within the black community and I think the term is fitting for the Gibson and Johnson because the damage they're inflicting upon our community is far worse than any tactic used by a so-called racist because Gibson and Johnson's attack was unexpected. Eugene Underwood wanted to address the board regarding their hiring practices and Timothy Johnson, apparently the leader of "the collective" basically stopped Underwood in his tracks and refused to allow him to continue to address the board. But we've witnessed that type of behavior from Johnson before. Just like he continued to interrupt Mayor Holder on the Youtube video when she wanted to address the citizens of Lumberton, he did the same when Eugene Underwood wanted to question them regarding their hiring policy. There's no doubt that politics and racism play a major role in contributing to the chaos that's taking place at city hall, but describing that reality time and time again doesn't do much to change that reality. I could continue to blog about Stephanie Mullings and Dennis Hobson, but it seems that it would be futile. Instead, it's time to focus on those that are allowing this chaos to take place. We all know about the problem and challenges that's plaguing the City of Lumberton. Now the question is what are we going to do about it?
Month after month, Johnson and Gibson exhibit such hatred for their mayor and for the people that elected them as their representatives and it's on full display for the whole world to see. We can no longer take our anger out or be distracted by the actions of Kent Crider and Rebecca Hale because, for the most part, they're doing what their constituents want them to do. Rest assured most of the residents of Wards 1 and 2 are ecstatic that every worker at city hall is white, that the police department is purging blacks from their roster, that the City of Lumberton has an all white fire department, and the list of improprieties goes on and on. But they aren't the one's WE voted for; our community is responsible for electing Timothy Johnson and Bobby Gibson, but their allegiance is not with us now that they've taken office. You can call them Lumberton's version of the minstrel show, Uncle Toms', the help (well, I wouldn't categorize them with the women of the help because the women of the help did try to make things better and had a purpose) or we can refer to them as the Black KKK, a termed coined by blogger Jason Whitlock. Timothy Johnson and Bobby Gibson are enforcing the same crippling standards as the parent organization; they want to keep Lumberton’s black population in their place, uneducated and outside the main stream. When Whitlock labeled a group of atlhetes as the Black KKK and he said he did so because the pain, the fear and the destruction are all the same and when I look at the voting records of Johnson and Gibson, I must say that I concur. But when the original hood rats’ lynched, terrorized and intimidated black folks at least the black community had enough sense to be outraged, but we just sit back and let Gibson and Johnson go unchecked as they continue to destroy our community.
I guess the new millennial strategy is to pray that Johnson and Gibson go away. How's that working? Especially since those that are causing the most grief not only sit on the board, but they're singing in the choir, sitting at the deacon table and preaching in pulpits. Let's cut through the bull (manure) and deal with reality. The black community of Lumberton is being targeted by Bobby Gibson and Timothy Johnson. We no longer have a police department that takes on the montra of "To serve and To Protect" they, along with the Lumberton Board of Aldermen are working under Amendment III of Bobby Gibson and Timothy Johnson's Bill of Rights which may read something likeBryonn Bain's "Walking While Black" article: "No nigger shall, at any time, fail to obey any public authority figures--even when beyond the jurisdiction of their authority. They have made it clear that anyone that opposes them will no longer be employed by the City of Lumberton. Case in point, Adrien Fortenberry, Franklin, Cassandra Fortenberry, Jonathan Hosey, Joshua Messner, Andrew Phillips, Ketera Johnson. . do I need to contine? Now that's not to say that Hobson is not responsible/accountable for his actions, but he's witnessed what they're willing to do whenever someone deviates from their authority. It's intersting that Gibson and Johnson wouldn't vote to terminate the employment of the one person Fortenberry brought before the board, but they don't hesitate when it comes to terminating certified officers. Which is why Gibson and Johnson are so adamant about keeping Byrd on Lumberton's payroll. Byrd lost his certification, but somehow, after just a few months in Lumberton, he's so crucial to day to day operations of Lumberton's police department. That's just a cover. The real reason they're insisting on keeping Byrd on the payroll is to reward him for his attempt to shut me up. Last night I was thinking about the night Byrd had my car towed, and while trying to get the matter resolved, Byrd was constantly calling Bobby Gibson, the one that apparently sent him out in the dark, lurking around my car, searching the police handbooks looking for something they could get me on. Also, I remember Bobby Gibson riding by that night, I guess he was alerting Byrd that I was home. Let me get back on the subject matter at hand, and stop focusing that douche, Timothy Ryan Byrd.
As Whitlock stated, "rather than whine about white folks' insensitivity. . .we'd be better served mustering the kind of outrage and courage it took in the 1950's and 1960's to stop the white KKK from hanging black men from trees. But we don't want to deal with ourselves. We take great joy in prescribing medicine to cure the hate in other people's hearts. Meanwhile, our self-hatred, on full display for the world to see, remains untreated, undiagnosed and unrepentant."