It’s always interesting to see how the lefties will try to ruin a perfectly good holiday. To them, Thanksgiving is a celebration of genocide, Christmas commemorates divine date rape, and now Easter is a call for blacks to revolt against white supremacy. I’m not making this up. CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill says Easter Sunday is the one day a year where blacks can be free from servitude and celebrate black power.
Writing for Ebony magazine, Hill decided to grace the world with Easter: A Revolutionary Holiday. Try not to laugh, he’s serious:
Sundays have always been important to Black people. Sunday was the only day that slaves were given a break from their unpaid labor to praise God and openly dream of deliverance.
With Easter Sunday taking on special racial significance:
But Easter Sunday took things to another level. Men and boys rocking pastel colored suits, little girls wearing shiny shoes and white gloves, and church mothers with huge ornate hats proved that White supremacy had not stolen our joy or stripped our style. Easter Sunday was a sartorial testimony to the beauty and power of Black culture.
Wow, that’s certainly an interesting take on the resurrection of Christianity’s messiah. Some might even call it blasphemous, but don’t worry: Hill is an atheist and doesn’t believe any of this “nonsense.”
While I do not believe in the story of Easter as a historical event, I nonetheless find resonance, power, and possibility in its message.
As to how this resonates to the black community, Hill suggests:
The story of Jesus is a reminder to challenge state authority, question unjust laws, and offer humanizing mercy to the prisoner.
Besides rallying against whitey, Easter should also be used to affect redistribution of wealth:
The holiday is a testimony to the power of actionable love…Love of the poor should translate into humane public policy. Love of the Black community should be reflected in investment, both by the State and other Black people.
Then there’s this bit that seems like Hill is saying Easter should be an occasion for blacks to kill white people, or at the very least destroy white people’s power:
After confronting each other and ourselves with mercy and love, we can find the strength to “kill” the bad choices, unhealthy relationships, and dangerous structures that undermine our individual and collective happiness.
And finally to promote a lack of self-awareness:
We do not have to be prisoner to statistics, predictions, or past events.
Hill just spent a couple of hundred words complaining how blacks have never recovered from slavery but he’s not a prisoner of past events. Got it.
Here I though the holiday was all about celebrating the resurrection of Christ, Easter egg hunts, and a glorious glazed ham. I know it’s only April, but Hill is now the front-runner for race hustler of the year. I can’t wait to see his take on Arbor Day as an allegory for white privilege.