Ignorant and devoid of concern…

That’s my description of Kanye West after his tirade concerning George Bush. It’s fascinating to me how some money, fame and success can create brilliance. I don’t know personally if George Bush is a racist, although I’m inclined to think, and hope, that he’s not; but I do know that I am not qualified to expound on his ethnic preferences. You want to know why I’m not? Because I don’t know the man. Guess what? Neither does Kanye West, as far as I know. As a result of that, he is absolutely not qualified to comment on George Bush’s “supposed “racism.” In fact, since he does not know Bush, his comments about Bush are as narowminded as he claims Bush himself is. While Bush is ultimately responsible for the operation of FEMA, he is not in charge of the day-to-day operations of the organization. Therefore, the fact that they did not move in an appropriate manner is not a reflection Bush’s leadership at all, but rather the failed leadership at FEMA. As a matter of fact, it really wouldn’t have mattered who was the president since the president didn’t make that call. Is Bush ultimately responsible? Yes, he is since he assumes ultimate leadership. Is Bush to blame, no, I don’t think he is. That would lie at the feet of the head of FEMA. You know, back to West, I wish people would not just snap off at the mouth with the easy way out, aka attacking people. The time for laying blame at people’s feet will come. Now is not the time, however. Now is the time to fix the problem, not call out the failures. I’m not against holding people accountable, I just think that needs to be postponed until the immediate problems are corrected.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

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