‘It’s all gone’: Tiny Florida beach town nearly swept away by Hurricane Michael

Not quite, but it’s getting there!

Now go sailing in that!

 

 Entire blocks of houses were wiped clear off their foundations. The town’s landmark El Governor Motel was gutted, its heated pool and Tiki Bar a pile of detritus, colorful beach umbrellas shredded and upended. The popular RV park looked like a junkyard. Beach houses were pulled off their pilings. Toucan’s, a favorite seafood restaurant, lay in ruin.

Hurricane Michael destroyed her home and killed the love of her life

Hours after Hurricane Michael left her home in ruins, Gayle Sweet refused to leave. Her husband’s body was still trapped in the rubble. They had just reached their front door in an attempt to take shelter, Gayle Sweet said, when an oak tree went down, smashing their home and landing on top of her husband.

Tyndall Air Force Base sustains ‘catastrophic’ damage

 

On Thursday, Air Force officials conducted the first aerial assessment of the base and found extensive damage. A report posted on the base website said the flight line is devastated and every building on the base suffered severe damage, with many considered a complete loss. In addition, the Tyndall marina, the drone runway and Tyndall Elementary School sustained severe damage.

Power and basic utilities have not been restored to the base.

Laidlaw said in the letter to staff that crews will need time to clear trees from roads and repair power lines before anyone returns.

Residents of Florida Coast Increasingly Desperate for Food and Shelter

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. — In this storm-ravaged town, where homes have been battered and even food and water are in short supply, Martha and Lindsay Brown have been sleeping in their car.

Much of the roof of their two-bedroom rental home failed when it was hit by Hurricane Michael’s 155-mile-per-hour winds, and they had no luck when they contacted the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency looking for help.

“They referred us to two shelters, but they were already full,” said Ms. Brown, 60, a former government worker. “There’s nowhere to go.”

Now, isn’t that a great ocean viewWhy look so despondent? Now you have almost an uninterrupted ocean view.

 

“There’s nowhere to go.” Exactly! I told you over and over that the shit that you have done is finally going to come home to roost all up your ass and you are starting to feel the effects of the shit that you have done to others. This is only the beginning. Yeah! Where you gonna go? To “higher ground?” Good luck with that because there is no higher ground. Just ask those who are flooded out in Georgia, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and even in Michigan because those in the Midwest are not immune to flooding. Just ask the assholes who study flood levels at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. They and their shitload of graphs and charts and stats are floating down the goddamn street. So, they’ll be of no help to those of you who are moaning and whining that FEMA and the Red Cross are not there to assist you and there are no availability in shelters. Your pasty ass and your houses and vehicles are in deep fucking, relentless water and there is nowhere to go. You set this shit in motion and so deal with it!

I told you worthless white assholes that all your money would not get you what you need; a heart, compassion, empathy and selflessness. For how could it when you depraved demons are the devil’s own spawn and there is nothing filling your pasty shell except heartlessness, depravity, barbarity, hatred, brutality, prejudice, self-entitlement, and an absurd sense of superiority. But your superiority is no match for a hurricane, is it? You and your shit are nothing more than pieces of flotsam, drifting around in the wind until finally settling and lying amongst the wreckage of what was once your beachfront homes, SUVs and yachts. And please, rebuild! Rebuild in the very same area and watch it all wash away, AGAIN! And for the pasty bitch whose husband got treed, get married again, get the tree out of the old trailer, remove that one and place another one in the exact same spot. Why doncha and then wish for the very best. But that is not what you are going to get.

What’s actually quite funny is the fact that even an air force base has been destroyed. Who needs ISIS or Osama bin Laden when a hurricane will do the job? How the fuck can the government fix shit for ordinary folks when the shit that’s supposed to be in place to help in disasters, needs help? I hope the whole world is watching this fucking disaster called Amerikkka get its ass kicked by a hurricane. Here we have a military installation having to be abandoned by its personnel because they are just not up to handling a hurricane and so how are they supposed to go and fuck up some people in foreign lands when they have to be evacuated from an air force base? That is just beyond absurd and we wonder why the U.S. Military is useless in warzones? This is why. If they are of no use in a natural disaster, how the hell can they defeat some camel herders in Afghanistan? They cannot. Those camel herders in Afghanistan are fucking our dumb military shits up to no end and sending them back here crazy and some more shit! “Power and basic utilities have not been restored to a military base?” Now that beats all. They mean to tell us that the same power lines that are linked to our homes are used by military bases? There is no separate power source available to military bases? There is no special material used in the construction of military base facilities that could withstand hurricane force winds? Seriously? That is down right ridiculous to know that our tax dollars are going to support the latest in technology to keep our military up to par and yet, where is the money going? Because from where I sit, it’s not doing the military any damn good when a hurricane can cause the military to get almost completely destroyed when it is the sole purpose of the military to be deployed in natural disasters as well as wars to help the general population. Those at a military air force base are somewhere getting evacuated themselves because even their shit is fucked up? That should just be beyond comprehending.

No wonder people are sitting somewhere exclaiming, “There’s nowhere to go.” There is not going to be anywhere to go and don’t even look for FEMA or the Red Cross because they are still ‘allegedly’ aiding the victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Virginia and so you folks in Florida, sit tight, shut the fuck up and dig in for the long haul because the military has been evacuated out of Tyndall Air Force Base and so that should tell you dumb fucks something right there. If the military has to be evacuated because their shit is so fucked up, they can’t do anything with it, how the fuck do you think they are at the ready to help your pasty ass get some water and some food and what the hell else you need? Oh the moaning and wailing is beginning in earnest. “Where is the government?” “Where is the Red Cross?” “Where is my personal assistant Alexa?” “Where is my electricity?” “When am I going to be able to take a shit and flush it?” Yes indeed, so many questions and the answer. “Shut the fuck up and take a page from the homeless. Get a tent and consider yourselves on an adventure.” You pasty-faced motherfuckers like to camp out and so fucking hop to it, already! So? Your RV is lying on its side, all fucked up and some more shit. Too fucking bad! Hop in through a window, see what you can salvage. You may even be able to salvage the little toilet in there and so sit your ass down and wail good and long while you take a mean shit because since FEMA is not coming for you and the Red Cross told you to “Suck it!” you’ve got a lot of time on your hands to contemplate what you’re going to do now that ALL that your money could buy is now destroyed! Fucking HA HA HA! I’m loving it!

And since you voted for Trump, expect NO help from that orange-colored, racist piece of putrid garbage which I am sure you are smelling right about now, putrid garbage, that is. You see, while you’re sitting down in Florida and in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and numerous other places wondering when the government is going to come and save you, Trump is busy being entertained by Kanye West and when he is not being entertained by coonhead sellouts like West, he is busying holding rallies while lauding confederate army general, Robert E. Lee as a “great general.” “Man was he a good general. And he’s finally being recognized as a great general,” Trump added. Wow! What a racist! What a bigot! Just like those of you who are sitting somewhere wondering why this fool hasn’t sent you some help. He can’t. He’s gone back in history in an attempt to resurrect General Robert E. Lee. In fact, I would not be surprised to hear that Trump intends to hold a séance at the White House in an attempt to “get in touch” with the long dead and roasting on a spit in hell Robert E. Lee who is turning on a spit right next to the one labeled, “Donald J. Trump.”

So, all you racists sitting down in Florida today screeching and wailing that you’ve got no electricity, no running water, no homes and no hope, remember that it is better to live in the past and continue to commemorate those who stood for slavery, genocide, racism, hatred, bigotry and prejudice. You know, the same shit you stand for and the piece of shit you elected to lead you and this fucked up country into what you are looking around seeing today; total destruction. That is what you ALL deserve and you ain’t finished getting what you deserve yet. Not by a long shot! I hear tell that there is yet ANOTHER hurricane forming. So, please rebuild. I do realize that you will not have had time to rebuild before this next hurricane descends on your worthless ass, but eventually get around to rebuilding because I cannot wait to see the exact same occur again. It could not happen to a more deserving bunch of racist, intolerant, right wing parasites! All hail Hurricane Michael and the many hurricanes to come! Thank you Mother Nature for doing for us what we cannot do ourselves and that is to wipe out as many entitled, privileged white trash racist bigots and their shit as you can. My sincere hope and wish is for hurricane after hurricane to descend on your worthless asses. You are no loss, none at all!

Lastly, maybe Trump will deign to throw your damn shitty asses some paper towels to assist with cleanup efforts. Isn’t that what he did to the people of Puerto Rico after two hurricanes devastated that island? Actually that is all entitled white racist trash deserves! Now suck on that!

Police: Bristol woman’s death due to blood clot

Does the headline sound familiar? It should!

Hospital: Mom booted from ER who died in jail was treated appropriately

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Officials at a St. Louis hospital on Thursday defended their actions in the case of a homeless woman who sought treatment for a sprained ankle and died in police custody after being arrested for refusing to leave the emergency room.

Anna Brown

An autopsy determined that Anna Brown’s death in a jail cell in September was caused by blood clots that formed in her legs and migrated to her lungs, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Move over Black-skinned Anna Brown. Meet another Black-skinned woman that was put out of the hospital even though she knew that something was wrong with her. Like you, the hospital called the police to escort her out of their exalted doors and there she promptly collapsed while in handcuffs and had to be taken back inside the hospital, only to die from a blood clot in her lungs. She couldn’t breathe and she told those worthless see-through skinned shits that had taken a hypocritical oath to do no harm unless it is to Black people, that she could NOT breathe. And would you believe it, Anna Brown, she is just as dead as you are. And you had also let it be known that you felt that you needed the attentions of hospital personnel and likewise, you found yourself handcuffed and escorted to jail where you promptly collapsed and died from a blood clot that traveled from your leg to your lungs.

Now, meet Barbara Dawson who had this same foul ass shit play out on her!

Barbara Dawson

So, Black folks! Are you getting the message? You are fucking NOT human(not even three-fifths) and therefore the Hippocratic Oath that medical students take does not apply to you!

The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history. Written in antiquity, its principles are held sacred by doctors to this day: treat the sick to the best of one’s ability, preserve patient privacy, teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation, and so on. “The Oath of Hippocrates,” holds the American Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics (1996 edition), “has remained in Western civilization as an expression of ideal conduct for the physician.” Today, most graduating medical-school students swear to some form of the oath, usually a modernized version.

The ‘Hippocratic Oath’ will only be put to use when lily white asses are admitted to the hospital. It is sort of like that new disease called, “affluenza” that only applies to little white shits that kill people with their cars because they are just too rich, isolated and confused. You see they are isolated because their parents are too busy playing golf and drinking at the local country club to be bothered over what their depraved offspring is up to.

It was a case that captivated the nation, prompting a discussion about wealth and power: A white teenager from a well-off family killed four people in a Texas suburb in June 2013 while driving drunk. At trial, a judge gave the teenager probation after a witness testified that he had suffered from too much privilege — an affliction the witness called “affluenza.”

But let us not forget that Black people cannot suffer from this affliction as noted here!

Oregon woman to face murder in Las Vegas Strip crash

Lakeisha N Holloway

You see, Lakeshia N. Holloway was homeless and therefore, did not suffer from ‘affluenza’ like this little white shit that mowed down and killed four people. Let’s look at the face of ‘AFFLUENZA’ next!

Ethan Couch

Now, remember, he killed FOUR people with HIS vehicle in a Texas suburb and was given probation and a little bit of counseling. But get this! Texas is now looking for him.

This month, the case came roaring back after the authorities announced that the teenager, Ethan Couch, 18, had disappeared with his mother before a hearing that could have transferred his case to adult court, possibly resulting in prison time.      

What? He didn’t even have a tracking device attached to his ankle so that the Texas authorities would at least know what this little rich white shit was up to? I mean, they knew he was rich and so therefore, was a flight risk. Oh never mind! He is lily white-assed and so there you go! He is a natural born honest motherfucker. Just you ask all of the other natural born see-through skinned honest motherfuckers!

Has everyone been playing close attention to the ties that bind these stories? Are you getting the ‘picture’ here? Do I need to spell it out even further for you? I am going to ‘assume’ that my readers have more than two brain cells connected and working and so you get the connection. You get the point I am trying to make. 

How many lily white-skinned motherfuckers are pictured here that were turned away from hospitals that house so many white-coated ‘pale’ skinned doctors that have taken the ‘Hypocritical Oath’? How many lily white-skinned motherfuckers are depicted here that were taken away in handcuffs and died in police custody either outside the doors of a hospital or inside a jail cell? How many lily white-skinned motherfuckers died from the natural causes of receiving NO medical treatment for obvious signs of illness? These two Black women knew that they were ill, tried to seek help from the very facilities where help is supposed to be available and what did they get for their efforts? They got dead! From natural goddamn causes and one was 29, that’s TWENTY-NINE years old and dead from natural causes of receiving no hypocritical care for a blood clot that traveled from her legs to her lungs! And according to the lily white assed shits that tricked instead of treated Barbara Dawson, she also died from the natural causes of a failure to be treated for the blood clot in her lungs; a failure to be treated by the lily white-assed hypocritical oath takers that swore all up and down to “DO NO HARM!”(but only if you’re lily white-assed). So Black women, when you feel ill and it turns out to be a blood clot that traveled to your lungs, AFTER you had been turned away from the hospital, if you die, it is from natural causes. No lily white-assed motherfucker is responsible because only the HYPOCRITICAL OATH applies to you!

And for those of you who are Black and homeless and fed the fuck up because your child is also homeless and you have been turned away from every parking lot in Las Vegas and you cannot find the homeless tunnels in Las Vegas to live in and you drive your car into a crowd on the sidewalk and someone dies, you will be charged with murder unlike the rich lily white shits that have that most horrible of all illnesses called ‘AFFLUENZA’. I sure as hell wish that I was an attorney because Lakeisha Holloway would have an attorney and I would argue, ‘POVERTENZA’ AKA ‘HOMELESSTENZA’! I would demand that she be given a pat on the back for that shit, some sessions on a therapeutic couch and she’ll be good as new!

If I have made anything clear here, it is the fact that racism, white privilege and AmeriKKKan hypocrisy will NEVER end! Black folks, put down those lame ass protest signs, surrender to the enemy and march inside a jail cell and shut the goddamn door. For those of you who are feeling ill, march inside a morgue; you’ll end up there anyway!

And as always, at this time of year, Merry Goddamn Christmas and Happy Motherfucking New Year! Now, celebrate this  fucked up bullshit!                                                                               

Wal-Mart’s Shit Is Backed UP!

walmart

Wal-Mart has flung so much shit at customers and employees that when both threw the shit back at Wal-Mart, the piles of shit and bullshit caused massive plumbing problems that were felt in Wal-Mart stores from California, Texas, Oklahoma and as far away as Florida and the shit abruptly closed five Wal-Mart stores.

Employees were notified via a shitty letter from Wal-Mart’s corporate office that the stores were too knee-deep in bullshit and shit to remain open. Employees are aghast, not only over the stench but over the fact that Wal-Mart may in fact be lying as to why the shit hit the fan resulting in closed stores. Employees should know that ‘corporations NEVER lie! They just ‘shy’ away from the truth. It is not the same thing. *wink* *wink*

 

Word on the street is that Wal-Mart employees have been staging sit-ins for a living wage and that Wal-Mart’s official word is, “To hell with THAT shit!” “Close the goddamn stores and hang a ‘toilet is out-of-order sign on the goddamn door, NOW!” Something stinky this way comes. I suspect foul play because when the shit hits the fan, everybody should know to duck!

 

Employees of Wal-Mart lined up at Motel 12 to await further instructions from Wal-Mart management on the plight of the plumbing unknown bottom line corporate profits problems. Wal-Mart has assured all 4 full-time employees that they will be transferred to other Wal-Mart stores in Bangladesh and Madagascar. They must, however, pay their own travel costs and other expenses related to relocation. Thousands of part-time employees are on their own. Never has this much shit been known to close 5 stores in 4 states. Simultaneous massive plumbing problems of this magnitude are off the Richter scale! Even California is shocked and they are used to shitshock waves!

 

Seriously? How in the hell does Wal-Mart get away with closing 5 stores, simultaneously in 4 states and state that it is due to plumbing problems? According to reports, there have been no requests for permits for plumbing issues at any of the 5 closed Wal-Mart stores. The stores will be closed for at least 6 months. Also, at least, 2,200 workers are affected by the closures and at the Pico Rivera, CA Wal-Mart; the employees had staged a Black Friday protest over wages. And let us not forget that this was not such a jolly season for retail stores and they have been reeling ever since despite the bull roaring on Wall Street as we all know that that is just a magic act of smoke and mirrors and no substance.

 

Was it only a couple of months ago that Radio Shack filed for bankruptcy and most of those stores will close? JC Penny is barely holding on as is Sears and Kmart. I cannot wait to see how the government is going to skew the employment figures in the coming months and how economists are going to downplay Wal-Mart’s bullshit plumbing problems. Plumbing problems, my ass and pun intended!

“In Midland, Texas, where another store was closed, a plumbing inspector was turned away when he visited the store and offered to help secure construction permits.”

Does that sound like Wal-Mart has a ‘plumbing’ problem?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born With A Defect, I Did Not Choose!

chained hands

I heave a cross too heavy to bear.
The burden is the hated skin I wear.

Born with a defect, I did not choose.
My birth mark is this Black and Brown bruise.

It got me shot, for why else am I dead?
I tried to cover it up; I put a hoodie on my head.

In my vehicle, I don’t want to be seen
by the slave patrols on supremacy caffeine.

If I take a walk in the wrong neighborhood,
they gun me down like I’m made of wood.

When they make me the enemy everywhere I go,
the law is on their side and I’m a duck in a row.

These iron chains, I cannot break.
I am still a slave, make no mistake.

They hunt us down and we’ve no place to run.
My hands are in the air; white man, you have won!

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN!

eric garner and michael brown and walter scott

We dance this dance again,
so move over Eric Garner.
A new video is in town;
another Black man is a goner.

March again and protest.
Where is justice? Where is peace?
There is no hint of either.
Sit down! This shit won’t cease!

Paste another face on a shirt.
Go out and scream your pain.
Blow dust off an old poster.
Let your tears blend with the rain.

Yes, here we go again.
The same writing is on the wall.
Nothing much has changed.
Black lives matter to none at all.

You really can’t see the truth?
Seriously, must you be so dense,
to think that you can change
what has never made any sense?

Our bodies don’t mean shit
to the ones you protest to.
We’ve never, ever mattered
and you know that this is true.

But still, you beg them to care.
You plead to be left alone.
They’ll walk with you for a day
And then, you are on your own.

You see, we are here on sufferance,
and have overstayed no welcome,
that was never extended to us.
We’re just an object for their venom.

Now, protest all day long.
Take it to the streets.
Stand shoulder to shoulder,
with those who wear the sheets.

Give it another month or two,
and you’ll be doing this yet again;
the very definition of crazy,
expecting justice from white men.


Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

SIGH!! I don’t even fucking want to hear it! ‘Cause here it comes! “Oh Shelby, what a travesty this is, oh sweet GEE-ZUS, what the fuck? We just need to gather our forces together for the common good of ALL mankind against our oppressors that are oppressing ALL of our asses on up outta here!” Oh, really? Who the fuck is going all up outta here? Newsfuckingflash!! It ain’t motherfucking whitey white asses, it’s fucking Black people! You don’t get that? Huh? Eh? I can’t fucking hear you! We ain’t in the same goddamn boat together! So, get that bullshit right out of your head now! Goddamn it! How many white asses have been in the damn news ALL the goddamn time for getting shot dead all across this shithole?! So don’t come all up in here with no, “Kumbaya bullshit shit!! I promise you that I WILL wipe the goddamn cyber floor with your goddamn filthy white nasty ass! I promise YOU! Don’t bring that fucking shit up in here!! You fucking got that???!!!!!! You filthy ass, barbaric, inhuman, racist ass, white sheet wearing, vile than a motherfucker perverted white assed creatures! I don’t give a shit about some ‘likes’ and ‘followers’! To hell with THAT shit and fuck EVERY GODDAMN BODY!!

White SC officer charged with murder in black man’s death

Dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man after a traffic stop has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement agents.

The video shows Scott falling after the shots and then the officer slowly walking toward the man and ordering him to put his hands behind his back. When Scott doesn’t move, Slager pulls his arms back and cuffs his hands. Then he walks briskly back to where he fired the shots, picks up an object, and returns the 30 feet or so back to Scott before dropping the object by Scott’s feet, the video shows.

Walter Scott may have tried to run from the officer because he owed child support, which can lead to jail time in South Carolina until it is paid, Stewart said. Scott had four children, was engaged

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/white-sc-officer-charged-with-murder-in-black-mans-death/ar-AAaA2kR

..to be continued….

Malcolm X, How We Need You!

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Malcolm X, how we need you.
The movement now is dead,
and the slaves are in the pen.
Black power has all but fled.

What’s left are Uncle Toms,
and coons that play the fool.
They bow down before ole Massa,
and for his scraps, they all but drool.

There is none throughout this land
that can spit your fire and truth.
And the sad fact of the matter is,
we refuse to protect our youth.

With a half and half in the White House,
the movement is tagged and bagged.
And with bootlicking in the halls of justice,
the Black man’s voice is bound and gagged.

They all stand idly by,
and watch their numbers dwindle.
There is no man among these men,
that could a movement, kindle.

They look around and wait,
for a savior to light the way.
And when they’re shot or sent to jail,
they just stare in mute dismay.

Oh Malcolm X, we know you’re gone,
and we will never see your like.
Today, our men tremble in fear,
while the militants are out on strike.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

“Any time Uncle Sam, with all his machinery for warfare, is held to a draw by some rice eaters, he’s lost the battle. He had to sign a truce. America’s not supposed to sign a truce. She’s supposed to be bad. But she’s not bad any more. She’s bad as long as she can use her hydrogen bomb, but she can’t use hers for fear Russia might use hers. Russia can’t use hers, for fear that Sam might use his. So, both of them are weapon-less. They can’t use the weapon because each [country’s] weapon nullifies the other’s. So the only place where action can take place is on the ground. And the white man can’t win another war fighting on the ground. Those days are over. The black man knows it, the brown man knows it, the red man knows it, and the yellow man knows it. So they engage him in guerrilla warfare. That’s not his style. You’ve got to have heart to be a guerrilla warrior, and he hasn’t got any heart.”

“It takes heart to be a guerrilla warrior because you’re on your own. In conventional warfare you have tanks and a whole lot of other people with you to back you up—planes over your head and all that kind of stuff. But a guerrilla is on his own. All you have is a rifle, some sneakers and a bowl of rice, and that’s all you need—and a lot of heart.”

– Malcolm X

And ‘heart’ is exactly what we are losing even though we know that America ain’t about shit when it comes to hand-to-hand combat and that is why drones were invented because whites can’t fight up close and personal and win. And even with using drones, ISIS is still kicking ass and will continue to do so while Black bodies pile up at the morgue in America and Black women will continue to moan and wail over the demise of their sons and daughters. We don’t have what it takes and now, we never will. We should be fucking shit up over here but all we do is raise our hands in the air and march down the goddamn street begging some white motherfucker to give us the same goddamn rights that are afforded to the whites by the Constitution. So, do you still think that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights pertain to you, Black man and Black woman? And since they don’t apply to you, they sure as hell don’t apply to your children. But go ahead! Sign up to go and fuck with ISIS or fuck up the Iraqi people some more and continue to disturb the goddamn peace in Afghanistan and if they send your ass to Libya, you’re in for it ’cause it’s off the goddamn chain, thanks to the good ole red, white and blue and bully NATO.

You are marching because some white motherfucker shot and killed your son or daughter because the whites are afraid of you. That is why they don’t bother to get up close and personal, they just shoot you from 300 yards away. That is why police departments all across this shithole have requested and received militarized weaponry from warzones because they want to launch a grenade all up your ass from miles away. Next, they’re going to be drone striking your ass because that’s what the whites are doing to every other Black and Brown body all across this planet. Malcolm X warned you in ways too numerous to count and when he died, all of his fire and spirit and truth and action died and was buried with him and now, we just quote him and protest and march against the next murder of one of our own by racist ass cops. That’ll show ’em!

No One Gives A Damn About His Dream!

the dream

Yes, let us celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day when we don’t give a damn about his dream. His children don’t even give a damn about his dream since they are too busy fighting over his Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize. So when did they ever listen to any one of their father’s speeches? When did they ever take just one to heart? It is quite obvious that they never did and neither do we. Oh we dutifully put his image up for all to see as if we are actually doing something and the truth is, we’re not doing a damn thing about realizing the dream that this man had. And quite frankly, he is not the only one to have a dream. Many, many Black people have been dreaming of a society where they will not be “judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” and is that the case? If you are Black, you will forever be judged by the color of your skin because as far as whites are concerned, you have no ‘content of character’.

Just recently we marched and protested that #BlackLivesMatter and for all I know, some are still protesting, but do Black lives matter? Answer this. How many world leaders came to America and stood front and center in front of a million people to say “#Je suis Black?” How many world leaders went to Nigeria when Boko Haram killed over 2,000 Nigerians and said “#Je suis Nigeria?” Did Netanyahu? Did Angela Merkel? Did Francois Hollande? Of course they didn’t.

“French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by Heads of state including (LtoR) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Switzerland’s President Simonetta Sommaruga” ‘to protest the murders of Charlie Hebdo employees, employees of a piece of filth rag claimed as a satirical political weekly that produced racist and blasphemous filth. But still, some white folks got killed over their ‘freedom of expression’ and so solidarity was called for’.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/11/us-france-shooting-idUSKBN0KK05S20150111

To those people, Black and Brown lives don’t matter. White lives do. It doesn’t matter how vile whites are and how much corruption they spread and how greedy they are. Their lives are the only lives that matter. It has always been this way and it will always be this way. These are the ‘people’ that you march and protest to and who you want to correct wrongs. Think about it. Why should they? They don’t care about you. Michael Jackson told you that but you believed all the lies put out on him by the whites. They tore that man’s reputation to shreds because he had a message and through his talent, he spoke. But he got silenced. Whitney Houston had the most beautiful voice that I have ever heard and yet, where is she? Dead and buried and some filthy slut named Beyoncé is strutting around in nothing, sounding like shit. And if it’s not her crooning to her piece of filth pimp, it’s Nicki Minaj doing much of the same. And what are the Black men of today doing besides rapping about bling and hoes or getting their bodies mucked up playing sports? Yes, we are realizing the dream, aren’t we?

Today we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s accomplishments; the success of the Civil Rights Movement when in fact, the movement was not a success. It was an unmitigated failure. What has changed since Martin Luther King marched along with all the others who peacefully gathered to have their grievances heard? Not a goddamn thing. The same issues and problems that Dr. King’s marchers faced, we face today; only our tormenters have upped the ante. We’re now shot with rubber bullets and tear gassed, but we are still jailed. That’s a given and never will it be any different. And why are we still marching? We were marching in the 1960s and here we are in 2015, still marching for the same damn things. What’s the point? Who needs to become aware of what we are marching for? They already know. It’s not going to change, that’s what those of you who are still marching need to know. If you haven’t figured out that since the same shit is stil in play 50 years after the Selma to Montgomery march, then your marching ain’t gonna change a damn thing because since when have Black lives mattered?

The people that you want to change things are not going to change them. They like things just the way they are and that is why the police force has been militarized, that is why Black bodies are lying in morgues all across this shithole called America, that is why inner city schools have become a pipeline to prison for little Black children, that is why slavery in the form of the prison industrial complex is necessary, to house the slaves who ‘slave’ away for corporations, producing goods at a fraction of the cost. And those of us on the outside, head right inside a store and purchase what slaves have made. We are slaving away at stupid jobs to purchase what other slaves have produced. But we will continue to march and we will continue to protest and dream and hope and wish and pray and maybe someday, someday, someday, those who we want to see our marches will realize that this is all so wrong and they will then right the wrongs. Stop lying to yourself and stop dreaming. Dreams are for people who are asleep and don’t want to wake up because reality sucks. It stinks. No one is going to realize your dream for you but you.

The powerful that control all of us are not going to loosen their grip. They are not going to stop being corrupt, greedy, deceitful and instead are going to recognize that they should share in the wealth that they have acquired by the fact of your making it possible by your willingness to work for peanuts, by your willingness to indebt yourselves to them to purchase what slaves are producing, including you. We are all slaves. We are all enclosed in our own little cages. We have the illusion of freedom, some of us, but not many. We pretend that we have rights and freedom and that our lives are lived how we choose. No, it’s not. What you do with your life has been chosen for you. You are doing exactly what the powerful choose for you to do, no more and no less. Step out of line and see how fast you find your ass handed to you. You don’t think that all of this surveillance is for your own good, do you? It is to keep tabs on you. You need a passport to go anywhere. You need an ID to show everybody. You need a number assigned to you. You have a FICO score. Your medical records are digital. That means that every government agency knows where you shop, what you drive, where you go, who you talk to, what your medical conditions are and how much money you make, where you spend it and on what. Does that sound like freedom to you? Are you marching against that? If so, why? What do you hope to accomplish? I’ll tell you what you are going to accomplish by marching. Not a damn thing. You are owned. We all are. This is all an illusion. We are in the matrix, but the matrix that we are in, there is no Oracle and no savior. You’re on your own, just as all the rest of us are. We are here until we’re dead. Accept it.

So, remember Dr. King today. Thank him for all his sacrifices because you are where you are today because of Dr. King and all the others who marched and protested to get you where you are. And where would that be? You’ve just finished college and started a job. Good! Now, pay back that student loan. You are flipping burgers and you are sick and tired of it. Too bad! What else are you going to do? You are filing endless forms in an office and thinking about a vacation you’ll probably never get to take because you’ve got mouths to feed. I’m sorry. Keep dreaming. Dream on, fellow matrix dwellers, dream on!

Oh and Je suis Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! Je suis Charlie got pretend solidarity from the world’s leaders in France, but damn it if they even bothered to pretend solidarity with the murdered Nigerians or the murdered young Black men in America, murdered by racist ass cops, or the drone-struck and bombed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Ukraine, Gaza ……” Never forget, it’s white bodies that matter and Dr. King’s dream will never be realized because Dr. King could not say “Je suis white!”

“I Am Weighed Down By Anguish…”

gone too soon

I weighed myself today,
and I’ve gained so many pounds.
The weight is not from calories.
It’s not from Almond Joys or Mounds.

I am weighed down by anguish,
at the loss of so many men,
And Black though they were,
I had no idea that was a sin.

My doctor chastised me,
over all the weight I’ve gained.
He doesn’t know of all the ghosts,
and that to them, yes I am chained.

Trayvon, you’re not forgotten,
and Skittles I won’t touch.
I still put my hoodie on
but I don’t go out much.

When I see a giant of a man,
standing on a New York Street,
I see Eric Garner,
he’s breathing and on his feet.

In another corner of my mind,
Michael Brown will never leave.
I can’t forget him lying there,
and for his senseless death, I grieve.

John Crawford, you are here,
You stand in the light to show,
the gun was just a toy,
but into a casket, there you go.

Oh Tamir, Tamir, little child,
you played in Autumn’s park.
And when play time was over,
another gun had found its mark.

You’re on the scale with me now,
you cute, little twelve year old.
Come take a walk with me.
Your hand in mine, I hold.

I don’t know if there’s an afterlife.
But I do know that you’re here,
adding weight upon my scale,
and of this weight, I have no fear!

Written by
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

For so many days, I have shed so many tears and still they come. This one is not about rhyming or about ‘getting it right’ because this is all so very wrong. This one is about how I feel when I think of the senselessness of these murders and of the fact that there was no punishment nor will there be any punishment for those who murdered them. I can’t even wrap my head around that.

And I’ve just read that MSNBC’s lackey, Al Sharpton, is organizing yet another ‘march on Washington’. How many will this one make? Anybody bothering to count anymore? What’s the point? We’ve been marching for how long now and what’s changed? Oh, right! The names, that’s all! Shall we build a ‘wall’ and put on it the names of all the dead Black men and dead Black children and dead Black women that have been murdered by cops that kill with impunity and shall we also just cut out that grand jury nonsense? For what else is it? Another ‘dog and pony’ show while the body count continues to pile up? Let us pray and let us march. It has worked SO well thus far. Shall we give it yet another go? Onward ‘christian’ soldiers!

“My Soul Cries Out For Justice!”

stand your ground

Did you not gun me down and take my rights away?
When you ‘stand your ground’ and kill me, there’s nothing I can say.

I’m dead and still being tried, the burden is on me.
While I’m lying in a casket because I bought some tea.

Your legal team destroyed my name and said I was the thug.
Though I’m the one who’s dead and it’s you who pulled the plug.

I knew I’d be found guilty, it started at my birth.
There was never any doubt. I knew I had no worth.

I wore a target on my chest the minute I was born.
When you followed me that night, your eyes were full of scorn.

I stood no chance that rainy night against a gun and hate.
As I walked towards my destiny, I walked towards my fate.

My family, those who loved me, awaited me in vain.
Not knowing I lay dying out in the pouring rain.

So, you get to tell your side, and silenced me with death.
While you claimed I did you wrong, interfered with your good health.

My soul cries out for justice and to let the truth be known.
But I lie here in my casket, so cold and all alone.

I was seventeen years old, what crime did I commit?
I was born into a world where I never did quite fit.

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

I am not about to stop posting about this tragic taking of a young life because, lest we forget……