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Crisis flares into bitter racial revolt!

Seething racial outbursts in Harlem, Rochester, St. Augustine, Jersey City,
Kansas City and around the world indicate serious TROUBLE ahead.
Where will it lead?
And WHY?


SCREAMING headlines tell of racial violence. The world over, explosive racial hatreds have been bursting to the surface.

In Rochester and far-off Singapore, in British Guiana and New York's Harlem, the fires of racial hatred are being whipped up by agitators, by Communists, and by some apparently sincere people who have convinced themselves that "this is the only solution. This is the only way to air our grievances and solve our problems."

But Is IT, really?

Have these methods EVER solved anyone's problem? Where WILL THEY LEAD in this current crisis?

What lays ahead in the explosive race conflicts in America, in Asia, in Africa?


A World-Wide Problem

The race problem is international in its scope. In late July, several days of fierce rioting between the Malays and the Chinese in the city of Singapore resulted in at least twenty-one deaths and hundreds being wounded. Local authorities acknowledged that the hatred was certainly RACIAL in its origins.

Racial violence has persisted for more than five years in British Guiana. Rioting between Negroes and East Indians has resulted in one hundred sixty deaths and more than ten thousand of both races being left homeless.

Racial animosity still persists in the Congo. In late July, four Belgians were killed in the town of Kindu. With terrifying frequency, over the past few years, whites have merely "disappeared" in the massacre of an entire religious mission, village or outpost. Some were merely slain. Others were tortured or burned to death.

Still others — after they were killed — were cut up in pieces and FED to the rampaging natives. CANNIBALISM!


Riots in Major U.S. Cities

"We're going to have to kill cops and judges!" urged William Epton, head of the Harlem Defense Council and self-admitted Communist.

"We will not be fully free," he told the crowds, "until we smash this state completely and totally. Destroy and set up a new state for our own choosing and our own liking. . . "

In the Rochester riots, a muscular young Negro said he expected "WAR."

"They (white residents and police) are going to get it now," he shouted, waving and spilling a can of beer. "No more crawling around here. We're getting rifles and shotguns and we're going to have a war."

A Negro woman who asked that her name should not be used because she was afraid, said when the rioting began she came out of her home to look.

"They broke glass . . . broke glass until I was, sick to my stomach," she said. "They were just WILD . . . pure RAGE . . . just like MAD PEOPLE. They were after the white folks' [business], not the colored's." (Emphasis ours)

She gazed at workmen sweeping glass shards into a pile to be picked up and carried away.

"Every time I hear that glass I feel like my stomach is turning over," she said.

Frankly, a lot of people's stomachs are going to be "turning over" in the next few years!

For MAN'S solution to the race problem is just simply NOT WORKING OUT AT ALL!


'What's 'WRONG?

In Harlem and Rochester, in Jersey City and Cleveland, in Kansas City and St. Augustine, the recent outbreaks and riots all stem from a common CAUSE. Do you know what it is?

It is lawlessness and REBELLION against constituted authority!

Regardless of our personal feelings on the current movement to integrate the races, we need to understand the above principle behind ALL these riots.

In Harlem, the rioting started over the shooting of a young Negro by a police officer — apparently in self-defense. If, instead of rioting, the proper LEGAL steps [which are now being taken], had been taken to investigate this shooting, there should have been no reason for ADDITIONAL lives and property to be lost.

In Rochester, this same principle — REBELLION against constituted authority — was involved. The rioting there was touched off when police attempted to arrest an intoxicated Negro youth at a street dance. The weekend of mob violence resulted in four persons being killed, at least three hundred fifty injured, and millions of dollars in property damage.

Exactly the same pattern was followed in the Jersey City riots. A crowd gathered and the rioting began after a Negro man and woman were arrested for disorderly conduct at a housing project. The rioting had no purpose but REBELLION against the legal authorities!

The same thing happened in Cleveland. This time, excited Negroes attacked two police officers of their own race. The officers were investigating a strong-arm robbery and started to make an arrest when the suspects' relatives and neighbors began attacking the patrolmen.

In Kansas City, Kansas, rioting broke out when police tried to investigate an automobile accident. 'they attempted to clear the area of the accident, but were attacked by a group of Negroes whose ranks soon swelled to fifteen hundred jeering, cursing REBELS against the legal forces of their own city!


Every Man "His Own Supreme Court"?

Los Angeles Police Chief William H. Parker recently told a National Law Enforcement Conference that federal troops should be sent to the Harlem district to quell racial disturbances. He told the National Conference of Police Associations, "There are things going on in this nation and New York today hinging on anarchy."

"In this nation today, each individual is getting to the point of becoming his OWN Supreme Court," said Parker.

"The police are rapidly being put in the same light as the criminal."

"We are currently undergoing a revolution," he declared, "and it is not entirely a bloodless one."

Then, in a recent interview, Chief Parker stated: "I think (the) continued attack upon the police in this country is one of the great tragedies of our time. The American people are destroying the power to protect themselves."

Under the thin guise of supporting the "civil rights" movement, these outbreaks are TAKING AWAY true civil rights from thousands of innocent citizens.

This type of lawless activity leads directly down the path toward total ANARCHY!

Given time, the continued practice of this type of individual and group rebellion against government authority would lead to the total breakdown of civilization and CHAOS such as now exists in the Congo! Many educated white and Negro Americans need to face the fact that the long knives and the unrestrained, bestial emotions of Harlem are NO DIFFERENT from those in the Congo.

Another important facet of this terrible problem is that militant, young Negroes are "running away from their best leadership, following publicity hounds who are emotionally aroused and won't listen to reason." This confession was recently made by Arthur B. Spingarn, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

"Anyone who gets along with white people," he said, "is suspect."

Thus, when the Negro leaders are unable to be responsible for the actions of their own people, what will the outcome be?


The "Gospel" of Civil Disobedience

The theory of "civil disobedience" has been acclaimed recently by an increasing number of white and Negro preachers and various organizations of men. Even our Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson, recently said in a public speech that going to jail in connection with "demonstrations" has come to be regarded as "no longer a dishonor but a proud achievement."

One of the major Protestant denominations recently asserted that it was permissible for Christians to fight racial injustice by DISOBEYING LAWS which were contrary to their feeling on civil rights.


What Does the BIBLE Say About "Civil Disobedience"?

It would be well for misguided human religious and political leaders to go to the real source of AUTHORITY on the subject of "civil disobedience."

Notice what the Bible says of the Christian's obligation to civil power:

"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation" (Rom. 13:1-2).

Those who resist the civil power "shall receive to themselves DAMNATION"! They are resisting GOD HIMSELF who allows that authority!

Your Bible proves government authority and power are ORDAINED OF GOD. "For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God" to keep the peace.

Wide World Photo

Dr. Martin Luther King and New York's Mayor Wagner
bid each other farewell after discussing racial revolt.
King, civil-rights leader, admits Negro youths
in North are out of control.

Just before His crucifixion, Jesus Christ had to remind Pontius Pilate of that fact. For Pilate undoubtedly felt that his authority was derived from men, and challenged Jesus: "Speakest thou not unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?"

Then Jesus answered: "Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except IT WERE GIVEN THEE FROM ABOVE. . .” (John 19:10-11).

Yes, your Bible reveals that it is GOD who has ordained human offices of government. And those offices must be RESPECTED.