For This Latest Mass Shooting, We Offer MORE Condolences, Thoughts And Prayers For The Bereaved And That’s It Folks!


Former student Nikolas  Cruz, 19, entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland armed with an assault rifle and began shooting just after 2pm. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed that 17 people had been killed and dozens more were injured. Cruz was armed with at least one AR-15 rifle and had ‘multiple magazines’ when he stormed the school, according to the sheriff. The teenager had been expelled from the school for unknown ‘disciplinary reasons’. Authorities have already started dissecting his social media accounts and reported that some of things he had been posting was ‘very disturbing’. After the massacre, Cruz went to Subway for a drink and then on to McDonald’s to get his Big Mac fix. Apparently, shooting people makes a body hungry seeing as how cops treated Dylann Roof to a Whopper after he murdered nine Black church goers in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.

 

 

 

What does a shitload of condolences, thoughts and prayers do for anybody? What has any of those ever accomplished? Not a goddamn thing! That’s what. But here we go again, getting out the same playbook after……WAIT FOR IT, yet ANOTHER mass shooting by yet ANOTHER MENTALLY ILL WHITE MALE!

Here’s an idea! Lock up ALL white males because according to Donald Trump and everyone at CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC, ALL white males are mentally ill and that is why we have these mass shootings, monthly! White males have not been studied enough and so it is now time to study their brains and find out what genetic trait predisposes them to mental illness of the sort that causes them to grab assault rifles and instead of hunting deer with them, they hunt ‘human’ targets instead. And if Nikolas Cruz is merely mentally ill, then he is not responsible for his actions. He just has ‘white male mass murderer’ syndrome. Put him under a 72-hour psychiatric hold, get some other fucked up in the head white males to poke and prod him and fill him with anti-depressants and then release him back into society with a boatload of Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac and Abilify and he’ll be right as rain.

If Nikolas Cruz is mentally ill, then he is a vulnerable adult who only needs some meds, a little counseling and some understanding. Ain’t that what ‘white male’ Ethan Couch received when he got drunk and mowed down and killed four people with his car in Texas? His attorney argued affluenza as a defense and got Ethan Couch out of paying for his crime. So, who is going to come to the rescue of Nikolas Cruz and get him out of doing time for mass murder? Guns are sanctioned by every single one of us and we all know what guns are used for and so let’s cut the bullshit and stop pretending that we are all so shocked and horrified over yet another mass shooting. These shootings are so frequent, they should barely even illicit a glance from us. In fact, I hear tell that many people are just now finding out that there was indeed, yet another mass shooting because they were busy in line waiting for the theater to open for the new Black Panther movie.

We don’t care that more people are dead in Florida just as we don’t care that people were murdered in Las Vegas, at Columbine High School in Colorado, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, at Va. Tech in Blacksburg, VA, and on and on I could go, but what’s the point? Because this will continue and so who is next?

It has also been stated that this here Nikolas Cruz was a member of a ‘militia group’ which we all know stands for ‘white supremacy’, ‘Alt-right’, ‘white nationalist’, etc., and so AGAIN, these groups have been sanctioned by white folks since white folks declared an ‘official’ end to slavery which we know never really ended. Not one white person should have a problem with this latest mass shooting by an avowed ‘white supremacist’ because you know who those people are and yet you say nothing so don’t even bother coming forward now to state that your ‘mentally ill’ brother is a member of a ‘militia group’. You condone this mess and you always will because they are supposed to be intimidating and killing Black folks but for some strange ass reason they are also filling white asses with bullets. Don’t that beat all! Is that why you are somewhere busily declaring this here Nikolas Cruz to be mentally ill? Because you just can’t figure out why he killed some white folks? He was not supposed to do that, now was he? So, now we’ve got to try and understand why Nikolas Cruz didn’t board a bus or a train and head to the south side of Chicago and go on a shooting rampage there, no he shot up some more white folks and can you believe it, the FBI had prior knowledge that dude had every intention of going the fuck off on a school and he did!

But you see, the FBI has not deemed white males to be a threat who have joined militia groups. Oh no! They are just good ole boys letting off a little steam and so let them have their fun. Yep! That’s how the FBI rolls. No harm! No foul! The FBI was notified of Nikolas Cruz’s Youtube channel where he admits to wanting “to be a professional school shooter,” and not a thing was done about this. The FBI claimed that they couldn’t find Nikolas Cruz. For fuck’s sake! He had a Youtube channel and an IP address and since the NSA is recording our every keystroke, what the fuck do they mean, they didn’t know how to find him? It’s the FBI for fuck’s sake! It’s the NSA for fuck’s sake! They claim to know everything about US! And here we are supposed to sit somewhere and be concerned about ISIS because the government spy agencies tell us to and yet, they can’t even find little ole ‘mentally ill’ Cruz here who actually tried to get found by posting a video on Youtube. Seriously? You ain’t got to worry about ISIS. You’d best be looking cross-eyed at that ‘white guy’ sitting next to you in History Class. You’d best be looking sideways at that ‘white guy’ who is sitting next to you in a movie theater because the FBI is going to do what? Drop the ball, again!

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it mishandled a January tip that the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the potential to carry out a school shooting.

A person close to accused gunman Nikolas Cruz called an FBI tip line on Jan. 5 to report concerns about him, the FBI said in a statement.

“The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,” it said.

The tip appeared unrelated to a previously reported YouTube comment in which a person named Nikolas Cruz said, “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” The FBI has acknowledged getting that tip as well but failing to connect it to Cruz.

So, the FBI missed not one, but two opportunities to stop Nikolas Cruz from going through with this attack and yet dropped the ball, both times. This is Donald Trump’s FBI, by the way. And all Trump can say is, “I am going to see to it that the mental health field receives more support to get those mentally ill folks the help they need.” What has Trump said about the fact that a militia group in Florida has confirmed that Nikolas Cruz is on their roster? What has Trump said about the fact that the FBI dropped the ball on this twice? All Trump is doing is issuing the same lame condolences, thoughts and prayers speech that all past presidents have done while the killing continues; the bodies pile up, the morgue is full. The funeral processions roll on. The grief counselors are called in. Meanwhile, we sit and wait for the next mass shooting. We sit and wait to get a phone call from our loved one at school after each school shooting. We sit hoping that our loved one was not among the dead. We go inside a movie theater and we may not make it out because, once again, another white male that’s been deemed ‘mentally ill’ might go the fuck off with an assault weapon.

Don’t expect any useless condolences, thoughts and prayers from me because if they did any good, would you still be thinking that that is what is needed to stop the mass shootings by ‘mentally ill’ white males? When are you going to stop mollycoddling these killers and call them what they are, “Terrorists?” You have no problem calling Black men who commit crimes, “Thugs,” and you have no problem calling Muslims, “Terrorists,” when your government tells you that they beheaded someone. But yet, every single time a white male shoots up a school full of people or a concert full of people or a theater full of people, you make excuses for him by labeling him as ‘mentally ill’. Cut the bullshit! Because if that were the case, then every so-called, ‘white male who keeps to himself’ should be locked up for the common good since he’s been judged to be ‘mentally ill’ if he is not smiling and is considered, a loner. How convenient that ‘white males’ get off the hook from being labeled, ‘terrorists’ and it is because ‘white males’ are doing the killing and the labeling.

Here in AmeriKKKa, it is just another fucking day in paradise! Time for a new holiday, “National Hug Your Gun Day!” The NRA members will wet their pants that day as will the ‘militia’ groups, especially the one Nikolas Cruz was a member of. “Mentally ill white males,” all you have to do is say the word!”

Draft Dodger Commander-In-Chief Demands U.S. Military Parade!

 

That is rich, literally! I mean, mostly it was the rich who got out of heading over to Vietnam to get killed or sprayed with Agent Orange while using ‘liquid fire'(napalm) on the innocent Vietnamese.

Now enters Donald Trump, a screaming and a wailing for a massive military parade to honor the U.S. military. So, now that he can no longer get drafted, this draft dodging coward wants to honor the very military that he refused to be drafted into since he claimed four college deferments and one ‘heel spur’ deferment. My! My! My! Yep, mostly it is the idle rich who  could get away with avoiding any kind of ‘unpleasantness’ that might get in the way of their living a lavish lifestyle at the expense of the poor.

How it even makes sense that this draft dodger actually became the Commander-In-Chief of the very military he fought, tooth and nail, to never have to serve in, should just be beyond the realm of understanding on any level. The claim is that Draft-Dodger-In-Chief, Donald Trump, witnessed a French military parade and suddenly developed this nostalgic idea. It had to be nostalgia right? I mean, since he almost served, but thanks to four college deferments and a heel spur, he didn’t have to? Right?

The Draft-Dodger-In-Chief did not get hit with a ton of deep, unrelenting shame over the fact that his non-existent heel spur got him out of going to fight in a war for love of country. Oh, no, never that! France was hosting a military parade while Trump looked on and voila! The idea just suddenly popped into Tweet Brain Trump, better known on Twitter as Dim Tweet Trump who, despite the logistics and cost of hosting this type of parade,  is remaining insistent that this military parade should come to pass. The rest of the world should get a clue of how bad ass America’s military is. Newsflash! The rest of the world is very much aware of the U.S. military especially seeing as how there are over 700 military bases stationed all across this planet and Americans are most definitely aware of the U.S. military since we pay ‘mightily’ for that military through our tax dollars to the detriment of our roads and bridges, environment, food and water and safety net programs.

Here’s an idea! Since billionaire, Draft-Dodger-In-Chief, Donald Trump, wants a military parade so bad, present him with an estimated bill for this military parade and tell him that he will be responsible for this extravaganza and see how fast his enthusiasm dries up. It will dry up almost as fast as his enthusiasm for love of country dried up upon expecting to receive his draft papers. College was just too good to be true at a time when it was most needed and then when that no longer served its purpose, enter ‘heel spur’. I am quite sure that many poor men who were drafted wished they had known just how easy it would be to get their names erased off the draft list if they had just ‘developed’ a heel spur and so could lie back and enjoy the good life of having some other poor schmuck fill in for them.

What a difference in the treatment Muhammad Ali received when he refused to be drafted. Muhammad Ali was stripped of his world heavyweight title for refusing to join the army in 1967, his boxing license was suspended during his peak years for boxing, he was arrested, convicted by ‘no jury of his peers’, but by an ‘all-white’ jury and jailed for refusing to get drafted based on religious reasons. Muhammad Ali stated that, “The draft is about white people sending Black people to fight yellow people to protect a country they stole from the red people,” and “The real enemy of my people is here (in America). I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people, they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for four hundred years.”

I have much respect for Muhammad Ali for standing up for his beliefs while Donald Trump’s only belief was that he was just too rich and white and important to have his worthless hide sent over to Vietnam to die and for what? Certainly not for love of country by ‘virtue’ of military service because if he ‘loved his country’, no heel spur or college education could have kept him from insisting that he be sent to fight in Vietnam. And yet, this draft dodger, with the most dangerous and deadly disease ever to exist, ‘heel spur’ disease, would go on to eventually become the Commander-In-Chief of the very military that he was scared too shitless to be drafted into. This Draft-Dodger-In-Chief, Donald Trump, goes beyond hypocritical when espousing on how much reverence he has for the very military of which he insisted that a heel spur must keep him out of. How in the world can that draft dodger look himself in the mirror if he had one ounce of shame, guilt or embarrassment and yet, he exudes nothing but bravado when speaking of the U.S. military as if it it actually has personal meaning to him.

We should ALL have died  from the sheer shame of it, the shame of having a draft-dodger as Commander-In-Chief of the most murdering and depraved military on the face of this planet! And yet, we have no shame because not one word has been said about how much of an atrocity it is that this coward, who was so hellbent on never seeing a day of military service, actually feigned a piddling little medical diagnosis just to get out of doing so after having exhausted all college deferments, IS the Commander-In-Chief of that very same military.

Donald Trump’s ‘dedicated NON service’ to his country reads as follows:

Back in 1968, at the age of 22, Donald J. Trump seemed the picture of health.

He stood 6 feet 2 inches with an athletic build; had played football, tennis and squash; and was taking up golf. His medical history was unblemished, aside from a routine appendectomy when he was 10.

But after he graduated from college in the spring of 1968, making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he received a diagnosis that would change his path: bone spurs in his heels.

The [heel spur] diagnosis resulted in a coveted 1-Y medical deferment that fall, exempting him from military service as the United States was undertaking huge troop deployments to Southeast Asia, inducting about 300,000 men into the military that year.

The deferment was one of five Mr. Trump received during Vietnam. The others were for education.

That was then!

Today, well now, that’s another story!

[Draft Dodger-In-Chief], Donald Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Of course, Donald Trump is supportive of the military NOW! Yes indeed, all the rich white hypocrites, along with the biggest rich white hypocrite of all, the Draft Dodger-In-Chief, Donald J. Trump, can now press for the urgency of a military parade so that they can all express smug satisfaction over the fact that they, like Donald Trump, received deferments instead of draft notifications and so did not put their life on the line for a country built on the premise that “All men are created equal.” What a load of bullshit! Those who have don’t have to fight. Those who have not, have to fight! And you can be a draft dodger and still get to enjoy the status of Commander-In-Chief of the U.S. military, if you’re white, that is.

Ain’t life grand for the rich white man?!

Black Liberation and the Vietnamese struggle

“Both Vietnamese and the African-American people were subjected to imperialism and national oppression by an enemy that sought to crush their respective entitlements to peace, social justice, self-determination and sovereignty.”

And who IS that enemy? Read on to find out!

Moorbey'z Blog

African Americans reject imperialism, part 1

By Abayomi Azikiwe

Black Liberation and the Vietnamese struggle

During the height of the genocidal war waged by the United States against the people of Vietnam during the 1960s and early 1970s, African Americans were involved in a life-and-death campaign in the U.S. aimed at reclaiming their national identity, human rights and racial dignity.

January 30 was the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive that shook the foundations of the U.S. war strategy in Vietnam. In a surprise move, the forces of the National Liberation Front and the People’s Army of Vietnam attacked more than 100 cities and towns across the country.

The U.S. anti-war movement during this period is often portrayed as led by white university students who had left-wing political leanings, with African Americans being almost exclusively preoccupied with Civil Rights and Black Power demands within a domestic framework.

The reality of the period proves to be quite…

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“WHY?”

I am like a star that refuses to shine,
or you could liken me to a plant
that just won’t grow,
worn out from endless battles
fought over my skin.
  Is there no final curtain call
on a show that will never end?
These are my burdens of despair,
drooping my shoulders
and graying my hair.
Cops still shooting us down,
drugs plaguing what’s left
of hoods yet to be gentrified.
Siren-filled nights,
as gunfire brings home,
a message of cruelty,
inhumanity and torn apart lives.
I look for answers,
but all I have is one question,
“WHY?”

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2018 Shelby I. Courtland

Sometimes, I am so filled with despair over the suffering that is relentless, that it suffocates me. To have a heart that hurts so much to the point that it makes me want to just scream. Why are we devolving into debased creatures who can kill each other without even blinking? And it begs the question for those who believe in evolution, “Did we ever really ‘evolve’?” When I look around, I can honestly say, “No, we did not!” For surely, what we see is irrefutable proof that we certainly did not! And if anyone should be so disturbed as to believe that these were ‘mercy killings’…..just don’t even go there.

The blog that preceded this one is partly responsible for this post and then, add this into the equation and my heart is heavy with despair!

Homeless men are being gunned down on the street in Las Vegas

The video is chilling. James Edgar Lewis is sleeping under a Las Vegas freeway when a dark-colored SUV passes by. Seconds later, a man wearing a dark top emerges from the vehicle and shoots Lewis twice in the head before fleeing.

There is no struggle, no fight. Lewis never even appears to wake up.

“It’s basically an execution,” said Lt. Dan McGrath of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.

This is the second such killing in the Las Vegas area.

On January 29, Brian Clegg was shot and killed, also while sleeping, in front of a business on a busy street.

Two lost souls sleeping on the streets, with as many horrors and problems that entails and then,  finally, from sheer exhaustion, more than likely, finding some relief in sleep, only to be shot dead.

I look for answers,
but all I have is one question,
“WHY?”

Boy, 16, fatally shot by LA deputy who thought he had gun

 

I am horrifyingly shocked and for more than one reason!

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy who was thought to have a gun tucked into his waistband and investigators believe someone in a crowd that rushed in after the shooting may have taken a gun from the teenager’s body, officials said Monday.

My son was a good son. He was a great brother. He had the biggest heart,” Weber’s mother, Demetra Johnson, said. “He had a 9-month old daughter, Violet, that lights up every time he walks in the room. He didn’t deserve this. He don’t (sic) have that kind of heart that deserve this kind of killing.”

Once again, we have what would appear to be yet another cop killing a Black unarmed teenager because despite what the cops say about how they thought he had “a gun tucked into his waistband,” there was no gun found on his person and to say that the reason why there was no gun found on his person is because they “believe someone in a crowd that rushed in after the shooting may have taken a gun from the teenager’s body,” is just their word of what they ‘think’. Okay, so let’s deal with that part. Where is the evidence of this?

The deputies weren’t wearing body cameras or audio recorders, Bergner said. While the sheriff’s department has not rolled out an official body camera program, hundreds of deputies own personal cameras they wear on duty.

What? Seriously? They have got to be kidding. As many police-involved shootings as there have been in Los Angeles, CA and the cops still have not rolled out a mandatory body camera program? And not one of the ‘officers’ on the scene of this murder was one of the “hundreds of deputies who own personal cameras they wear on duty?” Why not? Because these particular cops want to continue to do what they’ve been doing since forever, shoot Black people  claiming they saw a gun and feared for their lives. And so now, even though these cops refused to wear body camera, they now want us to just take their word for it that this 16-year old boy was armed and was turning around to shoot at what he already knows are “trigger happy killer cops?” Yeah! I am SO buying that and if anyone believes a word of this than I have a bridge in London that I am selling, dirt cheap! But of course as usual, since the victim was Black, no harm no foul. Nothing to see here folks. Move it along.

But! And that BUT is huge! I see another problem within this article. And though I may seem insensitive to mention this, I feel that it is due a mention because it points glaringly to other things that are so wrong with what is happening to our youth today.

“He had a 9-month old daughter, Violet, that lights up every time he walks in the room.

The deceased, 16- year old, Anthony Jacob Weber,  murdered by cop had a 9-month old daughter. The sad fact is that I am more shocked and appalled at this because as shocked and appalled as I should be over the senseless murder of a 16-year old Black child, with this being the norm, how shocked and appalled over this happening are any of you?

But…but….but, over this, “He had a 9-month old daughter, Violet, that lights up every time he walks in the room,” I am literally ‘hit the floor, roll over and need smelling salts’, shocked! What in the world is a 16-year old boy doing with a 9-month old daughter? The parents are weighing in on his death, and rightly so, but some answers should be forthcoming from this child’s parents as to how in the world did their 16-year old son, what with school and homework and studying,  find the time to assist in conceiving what is now, a 9-month old daughter? He was 16!!!

At 16, I remember celebrating with my friends at my sweet 16 birthday party and the last thing we were thinking of at that age was engaging in sex and my mother would never have allowed me to have a sweet 16 birthday party if I was somewhere caring for a child. I was still a child. What is wrong with us? This was unheard of in my day which now seems a long way off. What the hell?!! Where are the parents when their children are this young and somewhere engaging in activities that produce babies? And I am quite actually afraid to find out the age of the other party who shares some responsibility in bringing a child into this world. I can only guess at her age and I am certainly not liking what my guess is because that would mean that her parents were just as irresponsible and negligent as this child’s parents were.

So, I guess the studies that indicate that teen pregnancies are becoming infrequent are wrong because I believe that this is more prevalent than we think and as disadvantaged as many Black children are before they become adults, to have the added burden of caring for a child conceived when they were children will not help matters in the least. It may appear that I am sermonizing here, sitting on my high horse, but I am not so much blaming these two young people who helped to bring about this situation as I am the parents who were negligent in their duty to make sure they know what their children are doing.

Sadly, all of this is indicative of what is so wrong in Black communities today. We have a mess of problems that we just will not address and though I do realize that this is a different world from the one I grew up in, I still think that we can do better than this for our children. Here we have a 16-year old boy, Anthony Jacob Weber, chased down and murdered by police for pulling a weapon on them that no one can find and we have a 9-month old baby girl left behind who will never know her father and we have the baby’s mother who has just lost her child’s father and we have parents and siblings and other family members who are mourning their dead 16-year old family member. If it takes a village to raise a child, then we have all failed in our responsibilities to that child.

And as we ‘acknowledge’ Black History Month by engaging in different activities that showcase our history in America, think on the ways that you intend to go about this ‘acknowledgement’ because this is certainly no time to ‘celebrate’ what with all the problems, discord and dysfunctional family relationships in our communities rampant with drug use, gangs, poverty, teen pregnancies, mass incarceration, police brutality and the list is endless.

We have got to do better for our children! We must do better for our children! But will we?

“Black People, Please Take Your Children To See The New ‘Black Panther’ Movie For Black History Month!”

 

First of all, let me start off by saying that this movie would NOT be in theaters this month if it were based on the REAL Black Panthers.

The Black Panthers, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to challenge police brutality against the African American community. Dressed in black berets and black leather jackets, the Black Panthers organized armed citizen patrols of Oakland and other U.S. cities. At its peak in 1968, the Black Panther Party had roughly 2,000 members. The organization later declined as a result of internal tensions, deadly shootouts and FBI counterintelligence activities aimed at weakening the organization.

The Black Panthers were not solely focused on violence. One notable program was Free Breakfast for Children. They fed as many as 20,000 children in the 1968-69 school year. This was portrayed by detractors as a propaganda and recruitment tool, as the children were taught party messages and ideology during the meals.

As I re-read the above paragraphs, what strikes me is this: “The Black Panthers were not solely focused on violence.” I don’t even know what that means because in order to fight against racism, hate groups and a government that is hell bent on our annihilation, how could it be otherwise? Non-violence did not work because if it did, the man who history lauds as one of the most peace-loving men to have ever lived would have lived out his natural life instead of having been assassinated and we all know who I am referring to; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That man tried in every way possible to bring about change, peacefully and what did he get for his efforts, he got an assassin’s bullet, that’s what he got for drawing attention to the plight of slaves in America. That’s right, I said, “Slaves!” Because that is what we all are and aren’t we reminded of it every single day.

Slaves make up only 13% of the population count in America and yet in 2014, slaves represented 34% of the prison population in America and that number is worse today.

Nationwide, Black children represent 32% of children who are arrested, 42% of children who are detained, and 52% of children whose cases are judicially waived to criminal court.

For as long as the government has kept track, the economic statistics have shown a troubling racial gap. Black people are twice as likely as white people to be out of work and looking for a job. This fact was as true in 1954 as it is today.

The most recent report puts the white unemployment rate at around 4.5 percent. The black unemployment rate? About 8.8 percent.

But the economic picture for slaves is far worse than those statistics indicate. The unemployment rate only measures people who are both living at home and actively looking for a job.

What do you think would happen if the unemployment rate for Black people included those who are incarcerated? Add in those who are incarcerated and the unemployment figures for Black men jumps to 18.6%.

The Black Panthers knew that there was no peaceful way to go about effecting change because those who made up the Black Panthers, had themselves been victims of white oppression as we are today. We only have the illusion of freedom because at any given moment, each of us could be killed for no reason whatsoever and this has been playing out on city streets all across America. The slave patrols are decked out in blue and brown uniforms and have been given legal authority by the government of America to round us up whenever it pleases them to do so. Some of us are actually locked inside cages, but those of us who are not actually IN a cage are just as caged. Go into the ‘wrong’ neighborhood and find out how free you are. Protest the murder of another slave for too long and see how fast Gestapo pigs are called out to initiate a curfew to get you off the streets and locked in at night because when you burn down the white man’s means by which he makes a profit, you see just how much a slave, you still are. Get sick and walk in the doors of a hospital seeking help and they will show you that a sick slave is of no use to them, here, and here.

So yes, it is most important that you, as adult slaves, take your children to see this new Black Panther movie that is set to come out in theaters everywhere during this celebration of Slave History Month. Continue to promote the ideals behind slavery, racism, bigotry, Jim Crow, mass incarceration, income inequality, mass homelessness, gentrification, a school-to-prison pipeline, low educational attainment, mass poverty and government sanctioned murder by cop because you are indeed promoting all of the aforementioned especially seeing as how this movie is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. And in order to understand how racist Walt Disney was is to read about Walt Disney.

The charge: Walt Disney was racist.
The evidence: These charges stem primarily from the use of racial stereotypes in Disney movies from the 40s: Dumbo’s black crows; Fantasia’s black servant centaurette; and Song of the South, a movie so offensive that the Disney company will no longer let it be seen in public. Then there is Walt Disney’s own behavior: Gabler cites a meeting in which Disney referred to the Snow White dwarves as a “nigger pile” and another in which he used the term “pickaninny.” The book notes that Disney anticipated the Song of the South controversy and attempted to make it less racist with a rewrite and meeting with the NAACP. The meeting never happened, and the movie was released anyway. There was also some controversy about the company’s unwillingness to hire minorities at Disneyland.

I see that I’ve got to change a few words, Slaves, take your “nigger piles,” your “pickanninies” to see Walt Disney’s Black Panther and while you’re there ask the theater to beg the Disney Corporation to re-release the movie, “Song of the South,” so that you can then return and view how happy and helpful slaves were to white folks when we were still needed to pick cotton, cook and clean for them and lie down with them upon demand.

This blog post is a direct result of another blog I read about how Black children should see this movie, “Black Panther” because it will show them that there were great Black kingdoms and it will show them that Black people can have super powers and everything will just be great. Seriously???!! So these Black pickanninies, once they’ve looked at this movie, will leave the theater thinking that they have the ability to fly to freedom, to escape poverty, to get into a leaky boat and head to some great Black kingdom, to understand that the reason their daddy, uncle and cousin is incarcerated is because they just refused to use their super powers to escape incarceration in a land where they will never be free, whether caged or not. Yes, give your pickanninies the illusion of “Black Panther,” produced and released by the same company that lovingly gave us “Song of the South.”

By viewing “Black Panther,” our pickanninies will celebrate Slave History Month like it should be celebrated. We will continue to enrich the coffers of our slave owners just as we’ve always done. We may no longer cook all Massa’s meals, we may no longer pick his cotton, we may no longer tend his fields from sunup to sundown, but by god, we shall surely give our hard-earned pennies to him during this month that he has set aside for us to celebrate his benevolence towards us by putting together a movie starring many who look like us and who are from a fake kingdom when the truth of the matter is this movie is not far off its mark because there truly was a kingdom and our ancestors resided there, but the Walt Disneys of this world saw an opportunity in your ancestors and so they took them, they took them to enrich themselves and you are a product of that enrichment and you are still enriching them today. Oh, I am pretty sure that it was just a major coincidence that “Black Panther” is coming out just in time for Black History Month, I am that naïve.

I am so very sorry that the strong Black people of yesteryear are no longer with us because the women of the Civil Rights Movement would not be taking their children to see a movie that will be released by the very same company that released “Song of the South.” Their children would take part in a boycott of this movie just as they took part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a civil-rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating. The boycott took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956, and is regarded as the first large-scale U.S. demonstration against segregation.

The Women’s Political Council (WPC), a group of black women working for civil rights, began circulating flyers calling for a boycott of the bus system on December 5, the day Parks would be tried in municipal court.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Black women and men of his day, showed us all how to stick it to the white man; one word, BOYCOTT! And that is just something we have never been willing to continue because a movie is more important than mass incarceration, massive unemployment, income inequality, gentrification, mass homelessness, food insecurity, poverty, gangs, drugs and crime in ‘Black’ communities, inequality in health care, brain developmental problems in our children due to lead paint poisoning and yet, we are going to celebrate all of this by watching a movie because we just want a two-hour break from our reality and right afterwards, we will continue to piss and moan and whine about why we are still, slaves, and  treated as such. Ask your cousin Terrell if they are showing this movie in the prison he’s serving a 30-year sentence in for having on his person, a dime bag of weed. Ask your niece, Lakeisha if they’ll be showing “Black Panther” at the prison she is serving time at because she was arrested for prostitution and drug possession; drugs to feed her crack habit. Yeah! Ask them! And then go to the affluent suburbs of Atlanta and see how white affluent heroin addicts are treated. They’ll not be rubbing shoulders with Lakeisha since affluent white addicts that have engaged in prostitution to feed their habit are sent to rehab for as many times as it takes to get them back on the road to recovery. Meanwhile, Lakeisha sits inside a prison slaving away for pennies sewing shirts and pants for corporations because you see, she is inside a ‘For Profit Prison’ and when she goes to shower, some white male prison guard is watching her and then is making her perform sex acts on him and he is raping her. But by going to see “Black Panther,” we are doing her a world of good, just as we are also doing the Black man that’s doing time and submitting to homosexual acts, just as much good because when he gets out, his wife or girlfriend is going to understand what it means to have AIDS!

And don’t forget the popcorn as you sit back, relax and enjoy “Black Panther,” the movie.

Happy Black Slave History Month!

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“War exacts its incontestable price” – Steve Pearson Poetry

A must read!

Steve Pearson Poetry

I can hear the weeping mothers
Weeping for the end of days
Sons they gave
Peace to pave
Happy ending castaways

The hollowed sons who yet return
Behind dark retreating veils
Displumed youth
Too much truth
Like hammers to their nails

War exacts its incontestable price
Uncounted within its cost
Young soldiers all
As one they fall
Unknowable futures lost

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Cruelty in Silence

Every word, nothing but TRUTH!!!!

Thank you!

Look Around

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Cruelest is the man who sits and says nothing
Stand alone stare with a harrowing message
Or maybe it’s the poorest, crudest of man
Who we all brand as vicious, biting off hands
But then what of the angry indignant man
The one who feels drained with no moral compass
Moans and groans develops own brands of justice
Then there’s the soldier in all different shapes
Who plunders and kills or kidnaps and rapes
No words for the actions of each head of state
No words for the actions of the man who wont stand
No words for all those who play life at high stakes

Doesn’t life burn you when spending it thinking
So here we all are; fast living and sinking.

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Aiming High

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

Steve Pearson Poetry

I don’t need nor want the polished ones
With their swanky one-way ways
I need and want those who shine their light
Where the shadow meets their gaze
For we are the direction of the river’s flow
And we’ll go wherever we go.

We’ll make the most of the next day’s dawn
Make the most of the little things
The least we’ll be is the building wind
Whatever tomorrow brings
For we are the direction of the river’s flow
And we’ll go wherever we go.

Ours is the new shine that lights up the world
Ours is the sweet new way.
Ours is the making of the new buzz word
Ours is the dawning of the day.
For we are the direction of the river’s flow
And we’ll go wherever we go.

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Trump’s First SOTU

“Good evening my fellow Americans. First of all, I want to assure all Americans, true Americans, that is, that I will not include in this address to the nation, any FAKE NEWS! That is CNN’s job.”

“As we celebrate America, the greatest and most exceptional country on the planet, we understand that to make America great again means to get rid of the Statue of Liberty which I never thought belonged here in the first place. Why do we want poor people from shithole countries? We don’t want the tired and poor huddled masses here raping our young white virginal girls with their filthy Mexican hands. And that is why I propose to build that wall to keep those raping Mexicans from crossing over until I need some housekeepers at Mar-a-Lago.”

“I realize that I took a lot of hits for my ‘shithole countries’ remarks when referring to people coming from Haiti and African countries, but those people who live in those shitholes are thanking me for exposing to the world, what they already know. And of course, FAKE NEWS didn’t print that.”

“However, there is much ground to cover tonight and without further ado, I shall get the show on the road. First up, we will soon have my new immigration bill signed into law and we will ignore any injunctions because a mere judge cannot undo what the President of the United States has signed into law. I am sick and tired of being told that I must answer to a higher power when there can be no higher power than the President of this great country. My new immigration bill covers not only the basics for keeping unwanted immigrants from migrating here, but this bill will also remove those who are still dreaming of remaining here. The Dreamers have been dreaming for far too long and it is quite past time that we turned their dreams into plane rides back to where their parents came from. I am quite sure that Honduras, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Cinco de Mayo and Trinidad and Tobago would welcome their people back to Latin America. America is not the only country that grows vegetables and those people who are here illegally are needed to work the fields in their parents original country of birth.”

“Next, we have to fix our infrastructure here in America because America’s infrastructure has been neglected for far too long and that is why I have signed a new executive order giving FrackAway Corporation, the absolute rights to fracking in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Stalingrad and Kansas with the assurance that there will be no serious and sustained damage to the earth and nearby drinking water wells of local residents and these people will thank me later when the price of gas goes way, way down and remains low. We will no longer be dependent on foreign oil and I have also been assured by the FrackAway Corporation that they also specialize in windmills. I want one for Mar-a-Lago and they are going to install it. Windmills remind me of those cute little pinwheels I had when I was a child and now that I’m an adult, I need adult toys.”

“What I want to do now is to introduce to you, Sgt. Dead Man Walking, Sgt. Walking has been deployed nine times to Afghanistan and since he has been in that country so long, he has been declared an Afghan citizen and he has agreed to help with the negotiations with the Taliban on getting the opium out of Afghanistan much faster than we have been able to manage thus far. By cutting down on the paperwork, Sgt. Walking will expedite the process that normally takes 19 days into a 5 day time frame from the time the plant is stripped to the time it lands at our secret Air Force base in Area 59.”

“I do realize that FAKE NEWS has been accusing me of using Twitter too much but I have been assured by Twitter that I make far less use of their services than my predecessor George W. Bush. It is my understanding that Bush and his playmate Condasleezie Rice had secret user names and they used Twitter to make secret assignations which were of course, kept secret until I inquired into Twitter usage of past presidents. Unlike what FAKE NEWS would have you believe, I am hard at work trying to make sure that I use my time to actually get things done. I have also cut my golf games down to 26 a day, 6 days a week. It was difficult, but I want the American people to know that I will not rest until every American has what he/she needs in order to be a viable asset to this great company…I mean, country.”

“Someone just whispered into my earpiece that a rumor is going around since my wife showed up here by her lonesome. Well, let me stop the rumormongers in their tracks right now. Melania came in alone at my request. I have told her time and time again that when I am dallying with another lady friend, the lady friend is apt to get jealous if she sees us together too much and that out of respect for her, my lady friend, that is, I must insist that she attend to her First Lady duties on her own. We are both adults and she does not need to hold my hand every single day.”

“Now then, it has come to my attention that some of you are still shocked and appalled that I won the presidency; stripped right from underneath ole Hillary over there! What can I say, there are just not enough Black Supremacists to counter the White Supremacists and the Black Nationalists are just now gaining their membership while the White Nationalists have been at it since 1602. And now with ANTIFA strutting around, we’ve got ourselves a big ole case of group segregation going on. What we need is yet another uncivil war to get this mess all straightened out because a house united must be divided and I aim to do just that.”

“And finally, I know that some of you are wondering why I have not fired the entire FBI and that is because I have secretly rendered that agency, impotent. The FBI no longer has the clout it once had. These so-called ‘investigations’ into my family’s affairs will cease because the Trump name and brand is spotless. We have no skeletons in our closets and despite every attempt by the Democrats, who by the way, are still suffering from their massive defeat blaming me for their losses, we are still managing to get things done because even the republicans who did not want to work with me in the beginning have come over to my side and my way of thinking. And by all means, light Twitter up tomorrow to show your support for the new tax overhaul bill, for the immigration bill and for the fact that you love number 45!”

“To the American people, the TRUE American people, I wish you a good night and to the dREAMERS, your planes are ready for takeoff!”