I was taken to task by a fellow blogger for having the gall to point out the situation between Black women and Black men who are ADOS(American descendants of slavery). And even though I never waffled or flip flopped or what have you from my initial stance, what Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal said, if anything, proved MY point without a shadow of a doubt. Now, first I’d like to post the comment that led me to blog about the situation in the first place.
Fri 6/19/2020 3:10 PM
From: The Stormy PoetTo: Shelby Courtland
Shelby,I hope this afternoon bids you well.I wanted to speak with you privately about something. I’ve noticed the past couple of posts you made were about black men not caring about black women.I wanted to ask, do you consider brother like myself, who put it all on the line to combat and fight against systematic white supremacy, in that category? Your pieces seem to make a sweeping assessment, based on coons and sell-outs that have made it their life’s mission to chase interracial sex over the survival of their people.I only ask because I have great respect for you and your point-of-view.I didn’t want to bring this up in your comment section because I know white people follow you–as they do me–and the get off on black male bashing as a form of porn, so I just wanted to pull you to the side and address you in a private setting.Looking forward to hearing from you, sister.Much Respect,
“I don’t think this one was like George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery and things like that,” Barkley began. “I feel sad that this young lady lost her life. I think this one was — the no-knock warrant is something we need to get rid of … across the board. But I am worried to lump all these situations in together.”
He continued, “And I just feel bad that the young lady lost her life. But we do have to take into account that her boyfriend shot at the cops and shot a cop. So like I say, even though I am really sorry she lost her life, I just don’t think we can put this in the same situation as George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery.”
Now, let me get this straight, because Breonna Taylor was shot inside her home in the middle of night while she lay sleeping, expecting NO visitors obviously, since she was sleeping and somebody is trying to break down her door and instead of offering them ice cream and cake, her boyfriend did what ANYONE with a gun would do, he fired a shot, Breonna Taylor’s death is not on par with George Floyd’s or Ahmaud Arbery’s? Those two dumb asses are stating that stupid shit because it was Klan kops at Breonna’s door as opposed to whom? Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal? Or am I missing something here? Seriously??!!! It just so happened to have been thugs in blue using a ‘no knock warrant’ to enter Breonna’s home and so where does “your home is your castle” begin? Only if it was Charles Barkley or Shaquille O’Neil trying to break in, then Breonna’s boyfriend would have had reason to get to shooting, but because the Klan in blue was breaking into Breonna’s home, then that negated the need to shoot at intruders? Is that what those two massa house slaves are saying? As long as it’s the Klan kops, they have a right to break down every damn body’s door and enter their home even though kops fuck up ALL the time and ‘mistake’ someone else’s home for their own as was the version that Amber Guyger put out as her reason for entering Botham Shem Jean’s apartment and murdering him.
And I would love for Charles Barkley to tell us how many homes housing whites that Klan kops have bust down the door and shot dead while they were merely sleeping.
Breonna Taylor did not shoot anyone and her boyfriend only fired a shot because he had no idea who was breaking in and even the witnesses claim that they heard no knocking or pronouncements that “This is the police, open up,” besides most likely some Mexican who can’t even speak English and is more than likely here illegally and was going to go along with whatever the Klan kops said just to keep his ass over here in this shithole and not get deported.
Mattingly, according to the source, told investigators he banged on the door several times and announced, “Police. Come to the door,” before a lieutenant ordered officers to break down the door.
This is a major point of contention: While Cameron said one neighbor corroborated the police account, a lawyer for Kenneth Walker III, Taylor’s boyfriend, says the neighbor did not speak English well and changed his story, while several other neighbors said they didn’t hear police identify themselves.
Everyone knows that so-called ‘eye witness’ accounts cannot be relied upon to get at the truth since as you can see, the person who does “not speak English well changed his story, while several other neighbors said they didn’t hear police identify themselves. That right there gives Breonna’s boyfriend all the reason in the world to fire a shot because he assumed that someone was breaking into Breonna’s home and he was trying to protect them both. But somehow, Charles Barkley has come to the conclusion that Breonna Taylor’s death is not on par with that of George Floyd or Ahmaud Marquez Arbery. The real reason is because Breonna Taylor is a Black woman and in the eyes of Charles Barkley, that makes her less than a black man. I have NEVER had ANY respect for Charles Barkley. In fact, I don’t know shit about Charles Barkley except bits and pieces of pure shit that’s escaped from his piehole over the years. Not to mention, I can also honestly state that I have never watched basketball and I never will and I don’t get the damn hype! And it is no wonder that massa’s house slaves that make up the pro sports world are ALL misogynist assholes because I do recall that there have been multiple instances of those pro sports players beating the shit out of their wives and girlfriends and so what that piece of shit said, more than likely surprises no one. And the shit continues because that ugly ass, stupid looking Shaquille O’Neal agreed with what Massa’s house slave, Charles ‘equally stupid looking’ Barkley said.
“I have to agree with Charles, this one is sort of lumped in,” O’Neal said. “You have to get a warrant signed and some states do allow no-knock warrants. And everyone was asking for murder charges. When you talk about murder, you have to show intent. A homicide occurred and we’re sorry a homicide occurred. When you have a warrant signed by the judge, you are doing your job, and I would imagine that you would fire back.”
It’s worth noting that O’Neal has long expressed an affinity for the police, once even being deputized in a county in Georgia.
Barkley also dismissed the “Defund the Police” movement that has emerged in the wake of the killings of Floyd and Taylor.
I am honestly at a loss for words at this point. Black women, all I can say is, “We are on our own.” But then, that’s nothing new. I know I have always been on my own. I ran away from home at the age of 15 and had to be dragged back multiple times. I had to go to juvenile court for being a runaway because I was trying to escape the abuse from my mother and from watching my father abuse my mother and my sister. And then I was abused by my ex-husband. My own son has verbally abused me and we have no relationship because I am not going to tolerate that especially when he verbally abused me for refusing to allow one of those pasty-faced cows he ‘dates’ in my vehicle when I was trying to have a mother/son birthday celebration and he knows that I have had to bail him out of jail over the very same pasty-faced cow having him arrested for TRESPASSING and yet, he wanted me to drive that THING around with us to celebrate his birthday.
Lastly, I will leave you with a poem that I posted on the blog titled,
On the loneliest road on earth,
is where you will find a Black woman,
for she must stand alone
since no Black man, can she summon.
Black women, don’t settle for less.
Never doubt the truth of your worth.
Don’t cape for a punk ass bitch
even for the ones to which you gave birth.
You see, they will turn on you
and never think anything of it.
You’re always taken for granted.
And you put up with too much shit.
Don’t be played for nobody’s fool.
You are worth more than you know.
If we turn our backs on Black men,
what they reap, so shall they sow.
If a ‘Becky’ is what they want,
then let them have that filthy white bitch.
But don’t you give them the satisfaction
of thinking you’re bothered when they scratch that itch.
‘Becky’ will never care about them.
That Black dick is all she is after.
But when the cops send him to hell,
‘Becky’ and the cops will share in their laughter.
And so Black women, don’t you protest.
Don’t you scream and wail or moan.
That Black man got just what was coming.
What he did was for him to atone.
You don’t owe a Black man your life.
Let him cape for his goddamn self.
You stand up for you.
Only for you, take your cape off the shelf.
Let him say that we’re being divided
and that it’s because we don’t understand;
that it’s hard being a Black man,
who was born in a hostile land.
That Black fool’s been dropped on his head
because we too, are in a hostile land.
And so Black women, we have no Black men,
not with us, when with ‘Becky’, they stand.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2020 Shelby I. Courtland
This poem for ALL the Black women who have ever been abused by Black men and yet will still head to the front of every protest line and cape for those assholes who don’t appreciate what we do.
Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and I am so through with these punk ass bitch black men, it ain’t even funny!
What Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal said is beyond evil, atrocious and down right wrong. They sound crazy. Regardless of what went down at Breonna Taylor’s apartment that night, she did NOTHING to cause her own death and neither did her boyfriend whose only thought when he fired that gun, was to protect Breonna and himself from intruders. And yet those two pieces of filthy shit, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, would have you believe that Breonna Taylor is less than George Floyd, Breonna Taylor is less than Ahmaud Arbery when nothing could be further from the truth. She had devoted her life to saving lives and yet hers was snuffed out in the blink of an eye and she had no idea why for she did not have a long, lingering illness. She lost her life in a hail of bullets by intruders in blue uniforms who broke into her home in the middle of the night. And I can honestly say, that I would have done the same as her boyfriend. You break into my shit in middle of the night and I’m not offering your ass ice cream and cookies, that’s for damn sure! But I guess that’s what Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal would do, offer up some ice cream and cake AND cookies while getting their asses handed to to them. For the love of !!!!!! I’m done. I am SO fucking done, it don’t even make sense!
And I repeat: ALL BLACK WOMEN, IF YOU HAVE ‘THE GENERAL’ AS YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY, BOYCOTT THAT SHIT AND SEE HOW LONG DUMB ASS LOOKING SHAQUILLE O’NEAL KEEPS RUNNING HIS DAMN STUPID ASS MOUTH; THE BIG, UGLY, SLOW KLAN KOP LOVING LUG!