Monday, November 14, 2005

Not a Mistake

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that one of my favorite online columnists is a savvy young man by the name of Richard O. Jones. Now, Mr. Jones may not be syndicated or well-known, but his weekly words of wisdom in The Black Voice News are always inspired and right on target. And his targets, more often than not, are the young black men of today's America.

Mr. Jones' most recent essay is written for young men who are currently incarcerated (with enough meat to be used as a frightening preventative medicine for those who may be heading that way), giving advice on how to turn their lives around after paying their dues to society. But this little bit is just too great not to pass on.

Being a criminal is not making a mistake. Planning a crime is not a mistake. A mistake is when you do something accidentally, like making a wrong turn while looking for a street or calling a man 'Paul' when his name is 'Henry'.
That right there addresses at least half the liberal mindset and agenda in today's society. Nothing is their fault, they just made a mistake.

For more words of wisdom by Richard Jones:


Blogger Dave said...

To the people who think they can go nowhere in life after prison, I say look at the life of Malcolm X. He completely turned his life around after his incarceration. His life to this day should be a celebrated role model for how to overcome adversity and strife in todays world.

3/14/2006 6:59 AM  

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