Jun 12 2011

Are You A Silent Lamb?

Some of my friends that read Branded are a little upset with the MATC negative review of my book. They wonder if the reviewer even read it in its entirety to get the just of it, or did they just skim it? One said, “It’s just a fictional story not reality”. Another person said, “It’s designed to be an easy read. Not an analysis of the subject matter.” I had to tell them to look at it as someone’s opinion, even though it’s public record.
 I am okay with the negative reviews for now. It comes with the territory, especially with this subject matter. I’m not going to please everyone and I expect a few free minded individuals every now and then, to say what’s on their minds. That’s one of the reasons I wrote the book – to get people thinking. If people read it and are not somewhat disturbed by this subject, then I failed. I want the reader’s attention! I want people to be aware that this could happen in their area. Television and other media channels will confirm it for me. Once their eyes are open, then maybe they will be more aware of what’s going on in their neighborhoods.

Too many people today don’t want to get involved. They want to stay anonymous, hidden from any retaliation. I say, the more people involved, the better community we live in. We just need to do what’s right, not what’s easy.

It all comes down to this: Are we, as individuals, going to be silent lambs, because we didn’t want to get involved; or a warrior of righteousness and have freedom from all types of oppression? The choice is really yours! You’re the one who will have to atone for it later.

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