‘The Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin, Got No R-E-S-P-E-C-T At Her Own Funeral

 

Now, I will admit that I did not watch the funeral. I only saw a snippet and a picture and I was too through. It seems to me that Aretha Franklin’s funeral was a circus of horrors otherwise known as a ‘freak show’ because the freaks came out in droves.

I have heard that some Reverend by the name of Jasper Williams gave the eulogy which was 50 minutes long and consisted of every topic imaginable, but said next to nothing about who he was there to eulogize, Aretha Franklin. Also, I have heard that the family of the deceased, is quite upset with the Reverend over his ‘eulogy’.

His eulogy “caught the entire family off guard,” Vaughn Franklin said. The family had not discussed what Williams would say in advance, he said.

“It has been very, very distasteful,” he said.

Would you buy a car without seeing it first? The same premise holds here. Why ask someone to eulogize your loved one, but never ask to see what it is he is going to say about her? Because if that had occurred, they could have nipped at least one distasteful moment in the bud at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

The eulogist, the Reverend Jasper Williams Jr., described children being in a home without a father as “abortion after birth” and said black lives do not matter unless blacks stop killing each other.

Aretha Franklin was a single mother of boys and I do not believe that any of them killed each other and so what point was the Reverend trying to make here? And “abortion after birth?” What the hell is that? And how could Aretha Franklin have engaged in that when her sons are alive even as she lies dead?

So, instead of expounding on the life of Aretha Franklin and all that she overcame as it relates to being a Black woman and a single mother in AmeriKKKa, who I am sure experienced much racism, experienced Jim Crow; the whole nine yards and then some, he instead, focuses on what ails the Black community? And this from a Reverend? Why am I not surprised? I am not surprised for the same reason you will never find me sitting up listening to lies, lies and damn lies by so-called ‘men of the cloth’ who are nothing more than pimps attempting to ‘pimp’ their congregations into some fake ass heaven as a reward for keeping his/her ass decked out in the finest threads while driving around in expensive style. ‘Religion’ is for the weak-minded who cannot think for themselves and who believe in childish fairy tales because growing up is just something they absolutely refuse to do.

Even when Black women do not get abortions, according to the Reverend, they are still, somehow, able to have abortions performed on male children who are born because if the father of the child is not around for whatever reason, it is ALL the fault of the Black woman. Is he then stating that Black women should abort their babies since, according to the Reverend, they cannot be sure if the baby is going to be a male child and will end up “aborted” anyway because their father is not around? Now, I am quite sure that this Reverend has had an extensive, expensive education, however, someone should get a refund because this man is clueless and stupid. And I am quite sure that his church is filled to overflowing on Sundays with people nodding their heads and “Amening” everything that this clueless and stupid asshole has to say, no matter how ridiculous it all sounds.

Here we go with that “Black on Black” crime shit again! As if he does not have any clue as to what is going down in Black communities, nationwide. He is well aware that drugs and drug turf wars are being fought in every city in this shithole. The lame stream media, controlled by whites is certainly not going to report the crime statistics of other groups because Black people are to always be viewed as the most violent thugs and thugettes to ever have crawled into slave ships and rowed to these fucked up shores. No mention is ever made of the fact of the violence that is perpetrated against people based solely on the color of their skin by skinhead groups and the Klan and other white nationalist groups. No one says a thing about the gangs whose members hail from south of the border. No one says a thing about the many ‘other’ white gangs that terrorize cities. Cities like Chicago, you would think, only have Black gang members in them and when there are shootings and murder, it is often reported that Black people are killing other Black people all over the city of Chicago. That is not true. And don’t even get me started on the fact of white male mass murderers never getting lumped into ‘high crime’ statistics because of once again, who controls the media, controls the narrative and so white male mass murderers cannot help themselves because we are told that they are all mentally ill!

The gun violence is mostly concentrated in high poverty areas which we all know are where Black people are segregated and who have no hope of getting out. When a group of people are packed tightly into one area and the only business that’s going strong is drugs, what the hell do you think is going to happen? Exactly what the whites intended to happen. And meanwhile, they’ve got bougie Blacks onboard screaming and yelling to all and sundry that “Black on Black” crime needs to end so that then we can all agree that “Black lives matter!” Black lives have never mattered to the whites who have seen to it that people who were owned are still owned and for the most part, still don’t own a goddamn thing. The Black people segregated in those communities are on lock down as if they are in prison. They are only allowed to go so far and it ain’t damn far that they are allowed to go and that is by design and don’t that fucked up Reverend know this, but he is pimping for the whites.

Our Black youth are denied jobs. They are purposefully being groomed to head straight from a classroom into a prison cell and so why do you think they are being dumbed down? It is to make sure that the status quo continues in that the only ‘good’ Black person is a dead one or an incarcerated one; incarcerated inside a ‘For Profit Prison’. Yes indeed, blame the victim of  a system built up on a bullshit ‘white superiority’ aka ‘supremacy’ platform for being its victim. We as Black people don’t stand a chance in this shithole called AmeriKKKa. We never did and despite all the marches, sit-ins, protests and Civil Rights leaders, we are still at square one and there is not a goddamn thing we can do about that except hope that the white man’s shit continues to wash right past his pasty ass and hope that the climate change that the white man caused, causes his demise. He is going take us all out with him, but what the fuck do we have to lose? He is the motherfucker who is ALL about his possessions, not us!

This clueless, stupid Reverend wants to talk about abortion? What is the definition of abort? “Bring to a premature end because of a problem or fault”. Our Black lives were aborted the minute, our PROBLEM, the white man showed his pasty face in Africa and absconded with our ancestors because what do we as Black folks have to show for our existence in AmeriKKKa? And the few who do make a couple of dollars look down on those who don’t as if it is something that they are doing wrong when as Black people, we can do everything right and still end up in prison or shot dead by racist police because our lives were aborted when whites showed up in Africa and they are still over there aborting Black lives in Africa to this very day! Ask Bill Gates and the Red Cross and the U.S. military and the Chinese, the French and hell! Just go on down the line!

And lastly, if you want to hear a nice eulogy about your loved one, make sure that you look over what you are going to get before you pay for it because only by doing so, will you have no regrets especially seeing as how Reverend Williams was not the only asshole in attendance at Aretha Franklin’s funeral to show her no R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Could Ariana Grande’s dress have been any shorter? Because where the hemline was, I am sure those in back could probably tell us that she had no panties on. But then look at the freaks who are in the front row. Freak after freak after freak. Unfortunately, this picture does not show that Bill Clinton’s sexual predator ass was in attendance and staring at what Grande was oh so willing to display. Why Aretha Franklin didn’t get up and put an end to her own funeral freak show, I will never know because that was, for sure, some wake the dead shit right there!