YEAH thats right...I'M BACK bitchez!
IT has been quite a long time, since I graced you all with my presence, my wisdom and my awfully skewed view of this big chunk of dirt we call earth. Since my last communique we have elected our nations first black president and the world lost it's collective mind because, unfortunately too many naive people, whether black or white really believed that all our blemishes of the past were magically wiped away with Pro-Active (and no that is not an endorsement). So while we now argue about getting better health care...seriously? We're arguing over better health care?! No, we're arguing about an HNIC for real, this time, not on television or in a movie, this ain't President Palmer or Putney Swope! This is a real life niggra president!
YEAH I SAID IT!!!<(like they haven't!) People are still scared SCHITLESS!
AND meanwhile we still struggle, whether you want to admit it or not we all still suffer from that fateful day with questions to answers and still no answers.
My wife and I have gone to and returned from Switzerland, it's a nice place to visit and I would LOVE to live there! I felt such a sense of safety and security there, perhaps because being a black man from America I felt like nobody was gonna fuch with me regardless but even in the "bad" part of town (a park where drugs are sold predominantly by Africans) I never felt any sense of danger or risk. Considering the mind fuch that we as a nation have been living through over the last..what..ten years now...(close enough to ten), any sense of safety is something we all would like to comprehend at a deeper level. Hmm?
FOLKS that I once complained about are still on the loose making life for the rest of us more difficult. I still suffer from OPS (other people's stupidity) and nothing I have written about in the past has come to pass, well none of the positive stuff anyway.
We still drop our stress on each other and make life miserable, has nothing I wrote made a dent in your thick skulls or pierced your hardened hearts?! And as I sit here watching Spike Lee's documentary about hurricane Katrina, it all becomes a little clearer, not only do we as a nation have short memory spans but we also have a collective need to sweep everything under the rug and forget about the past.
I really am curious, what are white folks so scared of, actually why are you even scared in the first place? Where does this "guilt" that you speak of come from? Is it possible that fear comes from your guilt? Because your ancestors enslaved raped and killed my ancestors and you think that it would be logical for the commander in chief to look out for his own? It does stand to reason that could happen. My question though is why you have a problem with that? See, now we get into the tender part.
SOME time ago I watched Bill Maher's show and he had John McCain's daughter on as a guest. Her running theme seemed to be that we should just "move on", as if we should just forget our nations history and "let it go." She seemed to me to deflect her lack of knowledge on just about anything (besides cuppin the balls) with this idea that anyone opposed to the arcane ideas of her father's party (Republican) is some yahoo who isn't part of the American fabric. In other words, poor or "non-white" (which means poor or black, hope you're not both).
AS a black man in America I can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that the fabric that is the makeup of America was made by us, from the picking of the cotton to the actual stitching of the rug. Not to mention who raised and continues to raise your kids, your bratty, whiny, spoiled because you can't control 'em so you have to bribe 'em kids. None of you could have such a sense of entitlement if it were not for the way things were laid out for many of you and the built in advantages we aren't privy to even now. Or how most of the old money was kept safe by making the sons go into the family business and marrying his cousin...its happened before...in some very prominent families. But again we sweep it under the rug...out of sight out of mind.
PLEASE folks don't get me wrong, I know none of you had anything to do with the past intentionally but you continue to reap the rewards without remorse and all the apologies and "guilt" won't make the issue go away, from Tuskeegee, to Emmit, from Rodney to MLK and from fourty acres and a mule to the afforementioned Katrina the constant injustices makes you wonder deep down, don't they...they make you wonder...WHEN? When will the scales tip the other way and how frightening will the result be to live through. Run out and get your black friend TODAY!!!
So many of us all have forgotten that we are nothing more than a result of our experiences and having been born and bred in this country automatically strickens you with sickness. Our experiences are vastly different even though we share the same air...
So while more of my young brothers have to get their education in"hustlin'" at an earlier age, picking up certain skills that will be key to their survival, their white counter parts need only worry about picking a school.
WHILE watching the documentary the thought occured to me that what happened down there was murder. That my government wanted to evict the poor and black citizens for whatever reason, by any means necessary. That knowing full well the dangers of the coming storm and the state of the levees (the lack of their effectiveness) they just let thousands of more black people die, the more the merrier I thought and the fact that I even have such a thought is fuched up, I said out loud...we got a black president...yeah but it took over a century...and apparently there are still way too many people who feel it should never have happened and you can tell by all these town hall meetings, where the shouting and the anger isn't even hidden then I looked under the rug...this is YIH8uuu.