A Badge Of Shame: The Government’s War On America’s Military Veterans — The Most Revolutionary Act

Originally posted on peoples trust toronto: Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “For soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, coming home is more lethal than being in combat.” – Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston Not all heroes wear the uniform of war. In the United States, however, we take…

via A Badge Of Shame: The Government’s War On America’s Military Veterans — The Most Revolutionary Act

 

From the article:

“In recent years, military servicemen and women have found themselves increasingly targeted for surveillance, censorship, threatened with incarceration or involuntary commitment, labeled as extremists and/or mentally ill, and stripped of their Second Amendment rights.

An important point to consider, however, is that under the guise of mental health treatment and with the complicity of government psychiatrists and law enforcement officials, these veterans are increasingly being portrayed as threats to national security.”


So do you still want to enlist? Do you still believe the bullshit that you are protecting ‘freedom and democracy and rights’ even as you are left without any of the aforementioned because we never had any to begin with regardless of what patriotic bullshit they fed you? Think for yourselves! It is not a novel concept. People had been doing it for years too numerous to count, but I guess since new technology has come down the pike and ‘smartphones’ have taken the place of brains as has Alexa and Siri and whatever else is out there called, a ‘personal assistant’, no one can think for themselves anymore.

Read the entire article and get a clue! Those folks who are welcomed into the U.S. military, whereupon completing their stint, they are discharged, but are also scrutinized, apparently, since they have been deemed, a threat since they know the shit that the United States government via the U.S. military has done all across this godforsaken planet.

If they can label all former service men and women as mentally ill, then who is going to take seriously what they have to say as it pertains to war crimes and other horrors that have been committed in our name and for what? ‘Freedom and democracy and rights’? Fucking shut the hell up already about that shit because it is all just bullshit. We don’t have ANY goddamn rights. We never had any rights and we never will. But go ahead! Continue to sign on the dotted line and if you don’t get your ass kicked overseas, come on back here and get your ass kicked by the very shits that sent you overseas. They know you’re fucked up in the head. They just don’t want you spouting off at the mouth about the shit they made you do in foreign lands and here on Amerikkkan soil. If they don’t kill your ass, they will make sure that you are viewed as a mentally ill extremist and the elephant in the room is that you are exactly what they say you are. Witness the headlines out today!

California shooting suspect was a decorated Marine veteran

Nov 8 (Reuters) – The man suspected of killing 12 people in a bar in a Los Angeles suburb was a decorated Marine Corp machine gunner deployed in Afghanistan who had several prior brushes with law enforcement, police and Marine officials said on Thursday.

Ian David Long, who also died in the attack late Thursday, was 28 years old and lived in Newbury Park, a prosperous suburb of Californian bungalows and tidy front lawns, about 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Borderline Bar & Grill where the shooting took place.

Long joined the Marines in 2008 and rose to the rank of corporal before leaving active service in 2013, Joseph Butterfield, a Marine spokesman, wrote in an email.

He served in the war in Afghanistan for seven months beginning in late 2010, the Marine Corp said, and was awarded multiple ribbons, commendations and medals.

Ian David Long, dead at 28, once lived in his nice prosperous suburb with nice, tidy lawns where there were no Black folks around to be bothered with and yet, he felt the need to join the U.S. military and murder people he’d never even laid eyes on over in Afghanistan. The U.S. military then promptly fills his chest with multiple ribbons, commendations and medals and upon serving his stint, he gets a discharge and now, he’s made headlines for shooting up a bar full of people he didn’t even know. What’s the matter? He can shoot some people he didn’t know over in Afghanistan, but once he comes back to Amerikkka, he must be able to turn the ‘kill switch’ off and resume a ‘normal’ life(whatever the hell that is these days) as though he had worked for the Post Office and had not been in the U.S military where he was trained to kill? You people are really stupid if you can believe that a person who has been given a weapon, was trained on how to use that weapon and was told he’d better use it on ‘the enemy’ which is whomever the U.S. government points a finger at and told to “Get to shooting!” can just resume life as he had lived it before joining the military. Yeah! He’s going to be alright! All he needs is to come back to his nice little suburb and relax and look fondly upon ALL his ribbons, commendations and medals that were bestowed on him for murdering people he didn’t even know. Don’t forget that he is also looking fondly upon that weapon that was put into his hands by the U.S. military. Well, he did, right up until either he was killed by first responders or he killed himself. I guess they’re still trying to sort that out.

When are you going to stop feeding these people some patriotic bullshit about honor and bravery and sacrifice and freedom and liberty and rights when that’s not why warmongers are sending young American teenagers into warzones? Warmongers, who represent U.S. in the halls of congress and in the White House are sending our children to their death or into mental illness diagnoses to further enrich their coffers and you stupid motherfuckers had better start realizing that fucking fact! Donald Trump’s draft-dodging ass was too smart to ever get himself drafted to fight for some bullshit, but now he wants to take umbrage with some NFL players for kneeling, claiming that they are disrespecting the troops who ‘serve’ in the most murderous military on the face of this planet that even he refused to ‘serve’ in. Another fact is that many of these mentally ill killers join the police force and are corrections officers and are tormenting and killing people over here just as they did those in foreign lands.

Even though the original article claims that the U.S. Government has declared ‘war’ on those who have ‘served’ in the U.S. military and are now deemed a threat because they know the truth in that we are fed lies, lies and damned lies about why there are over 700 military bases stationed all across this planet costing trillions of dollars a year doing fuck all, the fact of the matter is that those who ‘serve’ in the U.S. military are never ‘free’ from war even after they are discharged. They have been turned into ‘killing machines’ and there is no ‘off switch’. Both are wrong; the U.S. government and those who sign on the dotted line.

And I don’t ever want to hear that mess about how the poor people join the military as a means to escape poverty. Ian David Long does not fit that profile and so that makes a lie out of why many join the military. Maybe there are those who join in an attempt to escape poverty, but I have also read that newly enlisted grunts start out receiving wages that still qualify them for food stamps. So much for escaping poverty.

Another mass murder and this time, twelve victims and the shooter was a highly decorated marine veteran who was WHITE and who was from a prosperous suburb in California. And yet whites loudly proclaim that Black people are the problem. Are you motherfuckers really that fucking stupid, ignorant and racist? Never mind answering. I know the answer. Yes, you motherfuckers are! Suck it!

 

 

After police unions threaten Nike with boycotts, black officers insist they stand with Kaepernick — Moorbey’z Blog

by Jessica Sutherland Daily Kos Staff Those who despise Colin Kaepernick—for his originally-silent and always-peaceful on-field protests against law enforcement’s rampant racism and unchecked brutality against people of color—are always quick to hide behind baseless accusations about what they believe are Kap’s real motivations. “He hates America!” some say. “He hates the military!” others shriek. All ignore the […]

via After police unions threaten Nike with boycotts, black officers insist they stand with Kaepernick — Moorbey’z Blog

This is an excellent read on Moorbey’z Blog that so succinctly points out the fact that white cops don’t even consider those who work on the force and are Black to be of any importance or consequence because they never even sought out the Black cops on the police force for their opinion before sending a letter to the ‘head honcho at Nike basically stating that, well read it for yourself:

“The inclusion of Mr. Kaepernick in Nike’s “Just Do It” ad campaign also perpetuates the falsehood that police are racist and aiming to use force against African Americans and persons of color. In reality, officers across the nation risk their lives not only protecting the athletes featured in Nike’s various campaigns, but also serve aspiring athletes across the country who use the Nike brand, through the thousands of Police Athletic Leagues, Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brother/Big Sister programs where our officers donate their time and energy. They deserve to have the respect and full support of corporate citizens like Nike.”

Black cops participate in “Police Athletic Leagues, Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brother/Big Sister programs” as well as “donate their time and energy,” and so what the WHITE KKOPS are saying is that THEIR time and energy is more important than Black cops’ time and energy simply because they are ‘white supremacists’ and Nike should act accordingly. How dare Nike disrespect ‘white supremacists’ by hiring a half-breed to promote their product who has stated that he took a knee in protest for, well, read it for yourself:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

“This is not something that I am going to run by anybody,” he said. “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.” – Colin Kaepernick

There is NO pride in that racist emblem; the flag. It is drenched in Indian and Black blood and I would not stand and honor that shit any more than I would give a sip of water to a dying white man in the middle of the Sahara Desert. His depraved and thirsty ass would end up being deader than dead can ever be dead! There is no pride in joining the military to kill people who have personally done you no harm. You are in the military keeping war hawks and warmongers laughing all the way to the bank. There is no pride in being a racist cop who gets his/her jollies off on brutalizing and murdering people because their skin tone is dark.

And this brouhaha over Kaepernick and Nike is ludicrous seeing as how no one can really take the ‘high road’ because Nike’s products are made in overseas sweatshops. But then, whose fault is that? It is the fault of those who murdered the Indians and who dragged my ancestors to this shithole to serve as slaves to the most demonic, depraved, psychopaths ever to have crawled and slithered all across this planet and who are involved in doing the same exact filthy and depraved shit to this day but who absolutely foam at the mouth when called out on the atrocious shit they do. You sick and twisted deviants know what you are and so do us all a favor and drop dead!

You fucking white-assed KKKops have surely played your racist hand, this time! But believe me, we already knew how sick, twisted, depraved,  sadistic, racist, brutal and barbaric you are. So you are telling us nothing new! We already knew that your fucking twisted job was to fuck us up because when have you ever “PROTECTED AND SERVED” Black people? Not fucking ever! And we certainly don’t expect you to start now! We fucking know where we stand and that is NOT with you! Fuck you!

And though no whites are interested in what the National Black Police Association had to say, I’m posting an excerpt anyway:

It is with great dismay that we were made aware of a letter that you received from the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) regarding your use of Colin Kaepernick in your new “Just Do It” advertising campaign. The National Black Police Association (NBPA) is not in agreement with NAPO on this matter, and we strongly condemn their call for police officers and their families to boycott Nike and its products.

The NBPA believes that Mr. Kaepernick’s stance is in direct alignment with what law enforcement stands for—the protection of a people, their human rights, their dignity, their safety, and their rights as American citizens. NAPO has shown an adeptness at maintaining the police status quo and the tone in their letter further validates Mr. Kaepernick’s concerns, as it undermines the trust that is needed by law enforcement in order for the profession to maintain its legitimacy. That NAPO has chosen this matter to take a stance only perpetuates the narrative that police are racist, with no regard, acknowledgment, respect, or understanding of the issues and concerns of the African-American community.

But seriously Black cops, I cannot believe how you can expect something white to ‘watch your back’ when in your own letter, you are denouncing the white cops for not even acknowledging your existence or what you may have had to say before the white cops penned their letter to Nike. You even state that their letter “further validates Mr. Kaepernick’s concerns” as it relates to the facts of racism, bigotry, prejudice, hatred and brutality that is initiated against Black ‘citizens’ in AmeriKKKa by white-assed KKKops.

This bears repeating, “THAT NAPO (THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POLICE ORGANIZATIONS) HAS CHOSEN THIS MATTER TO TAKE A STANCE ONLY PERPETUATES THE NARRATIVE THAT POLICE ARE RACIST, WITH NO REGARD, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, RESPECT, OR UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES AND CONCERNS OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.”

And there you have it, the truth at last, directly from the POLICE. The white cops don’t even respect the Black cops and so how in hell are we to expect them to respect the everyday Black person in their homes, out on the streets or at work and play? We don’t! But this is the system we are MADE to live under! So don’t even act like you don’t know why Black people are getting gunned down daily by racists in KKKop uniforms and who get off with “I feared for my fucking worthless ass life!”

 

White Cop Punches White Woman In Her Head On The Beach! Gotta See This!

As long as cops were manhandling Black people, it was okay, but I wonder what the fallout will be over this!

We’re off to a great start for the Memorial Day Weekend, folks! It does not get much better than this; a cop beating a woman in the head for underage drinking.

Emily Weinman 20, of Philadelphia, was on a beach in Wildwood, NJ, celebrating Memorial Day when cops, who apparently, through ESP, sensed that she was underage and had alcohol in close proximity to her, pounced on her and ordered her to take a breathalyzer test, which she passed, but for some reason, the incident escalated to what we see in the video; a white cop beating the shit out of a white female on a beach.

How ironic. When I first started drinking, the age to consume wine and beer was 19 in my state(hard liquor, 21) and believe me, I had jugs of red wine stashed in my closet awaiting my pleasure. I guess the laws are different in different states but at 20, it seems to  me that a person should be able to drink if they are so inclined because after all, the recruitment age for the military is 18.

The federal law that can be manipulated in a case by case basis states that the minimum age for enlistment in the United States military is 17 (with parental consent) and 18 (without parental consent).

In a few hours, it will be Memorial Day, a day we honor those who were killed in service to this country and I am pretty sure that there were those who died at age 18. Why is it that we can die for this country at 18, but we cannot drink until age 21? Americans can be carried home in body bags after having been blown to bits in war and never see age 20, much less 21 and we have no problem with that, but a woman must get her head bashed because she is suspected of drinking on a beach at age 20. Something is really wrong with this just as something is really wrong with nearly everything about this country that we call, America, where young people, as young as 18, are sent off every day to foreign lands to either shoot someone or get shot at and that is perfectly fine, but they’d better not drink on a beach at age 20 because they risk getting exactly what Emily Weinman got, fists pounded into their head and arrested.

If you cannot understand that we have no rights, then something is wrong with you. If you can suit up and protect such as this, is it really worth it? Because when you suit up in that camouflage outfit given to you by the U.S. military, you are aiding and abetting the ‘elites’ who control this country and this world. You, along with cops all across America are making sure that Americans and the rest of the world stay in their place. America’s cops make sure that we don’t get any ideas that we are free in this stolen land just as the U.S. military grunts make sure that the world knows that it is not free from American hegemony.

We are about to celebrate the deaths of so many who died in vain. They died to protect a dying empire that should have died already but because they fill you with patriotic bullshit, you gladly give your lives up for something that doesn’t even exist and never did. America was founded on the blood of dead Indians, built up on the backs of Africa’s people and on Memorial Day, we are to celebrate the continuation of spilled blood, stolen land, terrorism, capitalism, police brutality, war crimes, corruption, lies, depravity, racism and murder. And they have made you ignore all of that by touting patriotism. Patriotism should be displayed for a country that stands for human rights, justice, liberty and freedom for ALL her citizens and that is not America, never America!

America’s flag is drenched in blood, her national anthem honors slavery and her people are castrated, indebted slaves to corporations and subject to brutality at a whim. Tell me, where is the honor in dying for this? There is none!

Millions of people have been murdered because of the color of their skin. Millions are imprisoned because of the color of their skin. Millions are hated because of the color of their skin. Is all of this because America’s founding fathers believed in liberty, justice and freedom for all? All would have included every shade of color from darkest Black to palest pink. But those of the darkest hue were never included in America’s founding documents; The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights. No matter that you can overlook a country so mired in evil and find something to be patriotic about, you are lying to yourself when it comes to the truth about this nation. Wave that flag of hypocrisy. Sing that anthem of slavery and boast about our military’s might, but there are those of us who will look on and think how foolish you are in your willful blindness because we know the truth of what this nation really stands for.

And finally, 20-year old Emily Weinstein, according to America’s laws, had no right to drink an alcoholic beverage on a beach, and the cops were well within their right to try and beat her head in for that, but if she were 18, she would have every right to join the U.S. Military and die in a foreign land. Which is worse? Drinking an alcoholic beverage on a beach at 20 or dying in a foreign land at age 18 because you joined the U.S. Military to protect the mistreatment and murder of millions of people?

What Did This Teacher Say That Was So Wrong?

I am in total agreement with this teacher.

Military-bashing California teacher pulled from classroom pending investigation

“Think about the people who you know who are over there. Your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumbshits. They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the lowest of our low.” – Gregory Salcido,49, who allegedly made this statement after asking his students why would they want to serve in the military overseas?

I am literally in tears from laughing! The man is absolutely spot on! So, why hate him for stating the truth because that is what he did? He called it like it is.

My stupid cousin Harold is in the military and he is even more stupid than Homer Simpson is portrayed and he’s also a nasty son-of-a-bitch in the bargain and cousin Harold signed up because he couldn’t keep a job, but the U.S. military said, “Welcome Harold!” And in went freaking stupid cousin Harold, right into the U.S. military.

The cannon fodder that make up the U.S. military are grunts fresh out of high school who cannot find a job or are working low wage jobs that don’t even pay them enough to live in a studio apartment in Cleveland, OH. These people are not ‘academic people’, nor are they ‘intellectual people’. They are indeed, ‘the lowest of our low’ because you can’t have much sense if you sign on the dotted line to kill or be killed in some foreign land while your wife here in the states is heading to the military base store to redeem food stamps because the couple’s baby would starve otherwise. The life of a new recruit is not worth much to the U.S. military and then we have the nerve to wonder why our military keeps getting its ass kicked everywhere it goes and don’t forget about the fact that the U.S. Navy can’t even navigate past ships in the ocean without ramming into them. Now, whoever was maneuvering that was freaking stupid!

sailors missing from US Navy warship involved in collision, US admiral says

Seven U.S. sailors are missing from the USS Fitzgerald after the ship collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal while operating off the coast of Japan

Now, this was a ‘warship’ that couldn’t even navigate around a merchant vessel and so since that was the case, what the hell is it going to do in actual live combat? Ram an enemy vessel? And that would probably be by accident and if some grunt was manning the torpedoes, so to speak, the torpedoes would probably be turned the wrong way and blow the U.S. Navy ship to bits.

Yes, indeed, as the teacher featured in the article has intimated, you’d better think long and hard before you sign on the dotted line to go overseas to engage the enemy with your freaking stupid Uncle Louie watching your back because how the hell do you think soldiers die from ‘friendly fire’? It is because of a bunch of freaking stupid Uncle Louie’s, that’s how. It is much better to remain at your low wage job and stay alive, than to risk life and limb for wages that still keep you in food stamps. Poor is poor except when it’s U.S. military poor which still means food stamps for your family and almost certain death for you if you are sent to a war zone and at the very least, mental illness and even homelessness because the U.S. military cares not one whit if you become mentally ill. You are then just as useless to them as if you were dead.

Have you forgotten Army Sgt. La David Johnson? Johnson and three others were killed over in Niger while acting as ‘advisers'(and even I don’t know to whom) when they were shot dead and before Sgt. Johnson signed up for the army, he worked in the produce section of his local Walmart. How could pulling bad lettuce and tomatoes from shelves at Walmart be of any use to an Army Sgt.? Now, if he had been responsible for plating salads over in Niger, hell yeah, he’d of been properly trained for the mission, but this soldier was carrying a gun, not a salad bowl when he was killed. So, this man had a high school diploma and was referred to as ‘produce boy’ by his friends and family and then he enlisted and was sent to Niger, with gun in hand and told to be a soldier. How well did that work out for Sgt. La David Johnson? Ask his widow and his little children who are left behind. This man would still be alive if he had continued to be ‘produce boy’ at Walmart instead of taking his dumb ass over to Niger and serving the U.S. military as expendable cannon fodder.

So, don’t castigate this teacher for telling the truth. Everything is not about disrespecting or dishonoring the troops. There are times when you ought to listen to the message without attacking the messenger, who in this case, is trying to save your stupid life.

Trump To Dead Soldiers Widow, “He Knew What He Was Signing Up For When He Enlisted.”

 

Donald Trump speaks the truth AGAIN and AGAIN the fallout is unbelievable!

President Trump told the widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger that he “knew what he was getting into,” said U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami), who said she was in the car where the phone call was received.

Army Sgt. La David Johnson was purportedly in Niger advising local troops on how to counter Boko Haram and al Qaeda when he and three other American soldiers were leaving a meeting whereupon they were shot dead. So much for their role as ‘advisers’. Now, we are not focusing on exactly why the government of Niger is in need of America’s military to advise them on how to handle their own business, issues or problems that’s got nothing whatsoever to do with America. We are to focus on what Donald Trump is alleged to have said to a widow about her dead husband.

Black-assed, dead Army Sgt. La David Johnson had no business in Niger in the first place. What happens in Niger is Niger’s business and yet, Sgt. Johnson was in Niger minding Niger’s business and in the process, got himself shot dead. Is America at war with Niger? Has anyone in Niger sent a missile to America? Has a ‘terrorist’ from Niger escaped Niger’s officials, boarded a plane, landed in America and promptly shot up hundreds of people as was the case with the ‘white’ terrorist that did exactly that in Las Vegas a few weeks ago? Uh…that would be a resounding “NO!”

So, yes indeed, Sgt. Johnson got exactly what he signed on the dotted line for. He signed on the dotted line to KILL OR BE KILLED and so no one should be surprised at all that Sgt. Johnson was killed. He had a gun, did he not? He was taught how to use that gun, was he not? And so whose fault is it that the other guy got the upper hand on Sgt. Johnson? It was Sgt. Johnson’s fault. No one told him to have eyes in the back of his head? No one told him that everyone he meets is presumably an enemy? So, keep your head low and your gun ready? Too bad, so sad, shit happens, right? Right!

Now, let’s all get bent-out-of-shape because Donald Trump told Sgt. Johnson’s widow that he “knew what he was getting into,” because Sgt. Johnson’s widow did not know did she? Of course she did! Did she think that Sgt. Johnson’s checks were issued on his behalf for reparations? No! Did she think Sgt. Johnson’s checks were issued on his behalf because he was providing modeling services for the U.S. military? No! Get real! Sgt. Johnson and his family were housed, fed and received medical coverage because Sgt. Johnson signed his body over to the elites killing squads known as the U.S. military. He signed any rights he had to live over to the elites when he signed the dotted line to “kill or be killed.” The elites don’t care about Sgt. Johnson, nor do they care about his widow and his children who are left behind to mourn their father who would rather be over in Niger minding Niger’s business over minding his own. No one forced Sgt. Johnson to sign on the dotted line. No one held a ‘gun’ to his head and made him fly over to Niger to ‘advise’ Niger’s officials as to how to fight who the hell knows who!

Did Sgt. Johnson know what he was signing up for when he enlisted? Damn right, he did! And for that he got just what every dead soldier receives; he got a flag-draped coffin. Now, whether or not his family received letter or a phone call from his commander-in-chief is anyone’s guess, but he got just what he signed on the dotted line for. So, if you don’t expect to get shot dead when you sign on the dotted line to “kill or be killed,” then don’t sign on the dotted line. I do understand that Americans are some stupid shits, but even this should be crystal clear to you. And if it looks to you as though those who send you to foreign lands to “kill or be killed,” don’t give a damn about you, it is because they don’t give a damn about you! Donald Trump was a draft dodger because he was not about to risk his neck for not a goddamn thing because why should his ass suit up and fight the elites wars? He thumbed his nose at “risking his life for love of country, freedom, liberty and justice;” because he knew what you can’t seem to understand in that these are mere useless words that have no meaning for the likes of Donald Trump and the elites who send other peoples children to die for no cause at all. This country has never stood for freedom, liberty and justice because this country has never understood what those words mean and so just how can you fight for something that has no bearing on a country you were born in? You cannot. You are not fighting to keep America safe. You are fighting for American hegemony; you are fighting for elites to own and control the world just as they own and control you! But because they feed you patriotic bullshit, you lap that shit up, swallow it down and beg for more and then get pissed off because someone stated the obvious to you; that you “knew what you were signing up for when you enlisted.”

You fight for something that never was. You are killed for nothing! There is no honor in dying for hypocrisy and that is exactly what you are dying for; for America to continue to reign supreme when it comes to hypocrisy. How can a nation that is filled with hatred, white supremacy, illegitimacy, stolen lands, stolen people, bigotry, prejudice, Jim Crow, slavery, racism and mass murder ever be synonymous with freedom, justice and liberty? It cannot, not when a gnat couldn’t wipe its ass on the amount of freedom, justice and liberty that can be found in America. You die because you are too stupid to see beyond the fake ass displays of patriotism; a flag that is literally dripping with the blood of Indians and slaves. You die because you are too blind to see past the first stanza of the national anthem; an anthem that pays homage to slavery, an anthem that you are supposed to sing proudly as you are led off to fight people you have never met and who bear you no ill will but yet, you expect them to not want to kill those who are in their lands minding their business. You die because you are too willing to be a tool for those who wouldn’t spit on you if you were on fire to help put it out but for whom you willingly and knowingly and with malice forethought sign up to do their dirty work and then when you are killed, they tell your family members, “He knew what he was signing up for when he enlisted.” Oh yes, he knew! And Sgt. Johnson signed up any way.

“So Mrs. Johnson, when your baby is born, tell your baby that his father died for hypocrisy. His father died for nothing. His father died to protect slavery, stolen lands, stolen people, hypocrisy, rape, torture, enslavement, whips, shackles, chains, prejudice, bigotry, racism, white supremacy, capitalism, neo-liberalism, American hegemony. Yeah! You tell him/her that!”

 

And for Black folks to take up arms in defense of this shithole called America is a disgrace to your slave ancestors who fought against the Americans; who fought with English soldiers for their freedom. Francis Scott Key who purportedly wrote the national anthem; the star-spangled banner, had his ass handed to him by a battalion of Colonial Marines; Black men who were fighting on the side of the English. Key was so pissed off that he got his comeuppance at the hands of Black men that he wrote, in favor of slavery, in one of the stanzas of the star-spangled banner, the stanza that you never heard sung by Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Ray Charles, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Luther Vandross, Beyoncé and others. Oh, no! You never heard this stanza being sung, but you had damn well better believe that those who sang the first stanza knew about this one!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

At Black people, especially those who should know better, I can only shake my head over their willful acceptance of third class citizenship in a country that continues to view them as slaves and will forever do so. You perform for Massa today just as your ancestors did hundreds of years ago, just as Sgt. Johnson did until he got what he signed up for. “No refuge could save the hireling and the slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.” No, indeed it could not! Just you ask Sgt. Johnson and his widow!

I’m Back!

It’s been awhile, I know. But if anyone has read my last blog post, then you already know that I was hell bent on getting out of Baltimore and I could not wait for the movers to fit me in on their schedule. I ordered a Penske truck, hired some guys to load the truck and actually put my ‘big’ girl pants on and drove the truck myself for hundreds of miles. Now, some of you may recall that when I was attempting to leave Minnesota heading for Baltimore, I could not even drive my vehicle because of injuries I sustained in a recent car crash, but this time around, car crash be damnned, I was going to get the hell out of Baltimore, one way or another. I drove hell for leather out of Baltimore and I didn’t stop except for gas and restroom breaks and of course, me being me, I happened to chance upon an overdose victim lying on a bathroom floor in a Sheetz gas station in the back of beyond. People were yelling for someone to get the baby that had fallen out of her hands and landed on the floor beside the overdose victim who was in the women’s restroom, also lying on the floor. For the love of!!! And for the first time in my life, I had to use a GASP!, men’s restroom. You guys can have it. One young lady who was about 12 was with her mother and her three siblings and when she saw the inside of the men’s room, she gasped and ran out while her mother was begging her to use the restroom because they did not want to have to stop again right up the road. That little lady was having none of it. Not to mention, one of the workers at the gas station had to provide us ladies with toilet tissue. You guys don’t wipe your butt? GEBUS CHRIST! You’re nasty! But as usual, I digress.

I made it out of Baltimore, just barely because I got stuck in horrific traffic and was basically crawling out of that hellhole. But I made it out. Where I am now is Hillbilly Heaven, Redneck Row, Klan Headquarters, NRA Recruitment Center, Deer Hunters Anonymous, Trailer Park Outcasts, No-Teeth Bubba Club and the list is endless, but you get the message. So far, thankfully, none of the above mentioned groups have bothered to ‘bother’ me. They’re too busy at the gun range and at the road side gun shows to even look in my general direction. Do I feel threatened? Not at all. You see, I was raised amongst this lot and don’t I know them or what? I know them and they know the likes of me and I can put up with them more so than where I left; Baltimore, that is. Ain’t it something how I can put up with the ‘Supremacy Clubs’ but I couldn’t put up with being in “The Hood?”

Now, I bet you’re saying, “Shelby, have you lost your mind?” No, not yet, I don’t think. Just because I now live in a trailer park with all the riffraff you can imagine is no reason to suppose that I am worse off than I was in Baltimore. Like I said, I grew up around the likes of these folks who go on and on about ‘supremacy’ to whomever will listen, but the thing is see, I don’t listen. I’m too busy swilling my moonshine right alongside the likes of them. We understand each other and my trailer is just a bit wider than theirs. You see, I gots me a ‘double wide’ since I had so much stuff loaded up in the truck and the folks that make up Hillbilly Heaven, Redneck Row, Klan Headquarters, NRA Recruitment Center, Deer Hunters Anonymous, Trailer Park Outcasts and No-Teeth Bubba Club actually helped me unload the truck and moved me in. Once I opened my mouth and said, “Howdy y’all!” They knew I was from a neck of the woods like their own. I may have a little deeper tint to my skin, but it meant no difference to them. They asked me how I liked their ‘gawd’, Donald Trump and I said, “I think he’s the greatest thing for America since the Boston Tea Party and that right there sent them into spasms of hoots and hollers. They even passed the jug of corn liquor around to me and after I swiped it with my sweater sleeve, I partook of a swig and I gotta tellya, it put hair on my chest. But, we is getting along, oh yes, we is. In fact, we had a discussion long into the night about Trump and the national anthem and the flag and #TakeAKnee and they were of course against taking a knee and I told them that likewise, I was agin taking a knee. They was outdone that I was, a few of ’em were, while some of em just leaned back with a knowing grin on their face like they knew what I was going to say about that.

I said, “I wouldn’t take a knee for the national anthem, nor would I place my hand over my heart because I ain’t American. That’s for you guys to do. I happen to be here on sufferance through no fault of my own and so that lets me off the hook in so far as recognizing national anthems, flags and the like. How do they apply to me? They don’t. Why should I get bent out of shape over an anthem and a flag that has no meaning for me since I was never recognized as a citizen of this nation? If others want to make a big deal out of something that does not pertain to them in any way, shape or form, then that’s on them, but as for me, I got no skin in the ‘game’. I’m merely a bystander. I am not required to take up arms in defense of this nation because this is not my nation. This is not my country for if it were, then I would have no need to take a knee when the national anthem was played. I would have no need to refuse to place my hand over my heart when reciting the pledge of allegiance. Pledge allegiance to what? A country that has never recognized me as a citizen? And why should I get upset if Donald Trump calls some grown men who play a child’s game, ‘sons of bitches’ because he is just doing what he has been doing since getting himself elected; being an egotistical asshole? This fool lives to goad people into playing right into his hands. Donald Trump is good for America because he has been able to do what no other president could do and that is to expose America’s hypocrisy for all the world to see. He has given you guys in the Klan and you Hillbilly Heaven Boys and you Redneck Row guys, your gonads back. You can now waltz down the street flying your confederate flags and wave your rifles and handguns in the air without hearing your president condemn you for doing so. You feel that he is one of you. He got cho back. You feel that since Obama had my back for eight years, it’s now YOUR turn. So, hey! I ain’t mad at none of you guys because even though Obama ignored the likes of me, Trump is going to do what for you? Exactly what he has done; embolden you to show your true colors and for that, I thank him. I have always known where we stand, but it had to take Donald Trump for some to figure it out? Unbefuckingbelievable! Now, pass that jug over here again!”

So you see folks, Donald Trump is quite actually doing more FOR America than any one of us could have ever hoped for. He has removed all doubt that racism, bigotry, prejudice, intolerance and hatred was ever really on its way out the door. It has simply been seething beneath a thin surface, waiting to be uncovered. And while I was waiting to get internet service hooked up to my double wide trailer, I was perusing blogs on my flimsy, cheap ‘smartphone’ and I came across so many blogs by ‘whites’ who stated that since Donald Trump exposed what ALL Black folks already knew, they are now quite aware that they are actually, drum roll please, “A RACIST!” WOW! May they now go to the head of the class! Some expressed the desire to change. Others wondered if they could do so. Some claimed to have had no idea that they were racist until after having been confronted with acts of racism whereas they saw themselves thanks to those ‘uncovered acts’. Don’t that beat all? I do believe that I would know, and in no uncertain terms, if I had it in for people who filled me with hatred for them based solely on the color of their skin of which they have no control. But, by all means, ‘white’ folks, please continue in your attempts to pretend that you are just now finding out, thanks to Donald Trump’s descent to the presidency that you are what you’ve always been; flaming hypocritical shits who are indeed, racist, ignorant, hate-filled, pathetic worms who slither around on this planet filling it with your toxic slime.

And no, I will never acknowledge your anthems or your flags. “I Am Not Your Negro.” I will not celebrate your holidays. I will never bear witness to what you consider to be your achievements when your achievements are not your own but are due to the backbreaking efforts of those who look like me while you took the credit and banked the profits. To me, this is not about an anthem or a flag, but about your flaming hypocrisy and arrogance in thinking that someone had to point out to you that you are a vile piece of filth not even worthy to be worm food. Fuck you!

Yes indeed, I am back! Now, ain’t you glad! I know you is, you pasty-faced, fuck-faced racist shits!

We Celebrate Memorial Day!

We celebrate Memorial Day in honor of blood spilled.
And we stand silently by and watch those coffins, filled
with the bodies of dead soldiers who once knew joy
but then lined up as though they were a tin soldier toy.

We take this day to solemnly give thanks and praise
to those who willingly reduced on this earth, their numbered days.
What a wonder it is to be alive and to show our gratitude
while those who served this country lie in glorious solitude.

As we head to the store to buy flags made in Vietnam
to bestow upon the grave of the sacrificial lamb,
we honor the memory of every unknown soldier
by giving him a neighbor to lie beside him, shoulder to shoulder.

Why should we cease to inscribe names on yet another wall,
since it is so easy to produce another soldier to heed war’s call?
No, we must never truly show our gratitude for our war weary dead,
and to those whose body lives while their mind died instead.

So, eat your hotdogs and your apple pie and wave your flag
while another soldier is soon to be placed in a body bag.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

And here we go again! Taking a day to honor our war dead while still at war and so what have we learned? Not a goddamn thing! Monday, Trump’s depraved ass will solemnly place a wreath at the tomb of ‘The Unknown’ soldier; ‘The Unknowns’. And just which soldier did he know? What soldier did Obama or Bush know, either Bush, for that matter? Trump, after having just recently dropped the Mother Of All Bombs on Afghanistan and declared that more soldiers are necessary to fight some bogeymen that the U.S. trained and/or caused to be unleashed on the Middle East by way of the CIA will ‘borrow’ some dignity from somewhere just long enough to get through the hypocritical ceremony of the placing of the wreath. And then, it’s off to golfing and ordering some Big Macs.

Oh, how we really mean it when we “Thank a service man/woman for their service to this country” while we continue to add to their numbers because hardly any of us know a soldier who got him/herself killed in the line of ‘duty’ because it has always been some poor schmuck who was too dumb to understand that he’s still poor after having signed his life away and for what? Not a goddamn thing! Food stamps, a gun, a backpack and a flag to drape over his coffin. Yeah! Now, go eat your hot dog! Celebrate!

War Never Takes A Holiday

Another government shutdown looms
and with it clouds of mushroom plumes.
Can you smell the toxic fumes
that reek of death, mankind it dooms?

Bombs away! Look lively there!
Behold the rocket’s bright red glare,
as soldiers stand, salute and stare,
no thought for a mother or child she’d bear.

Duty calls and they obey.
War never takes a holiday.
My child, your child; both will pay
for peace will always to war, give way.

And though we think we are immune
here at home, war will come soon.
You’ll pay the piper for this tune.
No Star Spangled Banner will you croon.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

Here in the land of the stupid and the brain dead, and it should go without saying that I am speaking of America, we go about our business as usual. Government shutdowns are threatened as congress plays the same tired old game of supposedly shutting down a government that doesn’t work anyway. So what’s to shut down? I don’t know because nothing that is ever good comes out of the halls of congress or the White House. And inside both chambers sits the useless, the deranged and the greedy bastards who are owned; lock stock and barrel by the very corporations that also run our lives. We have certainly given up on any pretense that we have a say over any aspect of our lives. What we eat is owned by nine corporations. What entertainment we still thirst for is owned by a handful of corporations who feed us what we see and hear.

I read just the other day that Trump’s poll numbers soared after he gave the order to launch 59 missiles at Syria and when he also ordered the MOAB(Mother Of All Bombs)to be dropped on Afghanistan. And now, we anxiously await his orders to drop bombs on North Korea. Well, just sit back and think that this will have no impact on US and you’re in for a rude awakening. Regardless of whether or not you think that Kim Jong Un is crazy has no relevance on what is going down. Donald Trump is just as crazy and yet, this nutcase has his finger on the ‘red boom-boom’ button. The war chickens are coming home to roost up your ass, AmeriKKKans and I sure hope you like it hot; hot and funky ’cause you’re going to smell the fallout from your living rooms and from your spa hideaways and your luxurious hotel suites. The claim is that when you fly for 7 hours, you are subjected to what amounts to an x-ray. Well, that’ll be the least of your worries, but then you’ve never considered how much radiation you’re subjecting your body to when before you are even allowed to board a plane, you must first be radiated and those of you who are frequent flyers, well…let’s just say that you are already a cancer ticking time bomb. But no worries for you because just as soon as your son and your husband, cousin, father, brother and nephew start sending nuclear missiles to North Korea, you can thank them for what they’re about to set off up your ass because you’ve been lucky thus far but your luck is about to run out. And about time, I’d say.

So, you thank Donald Trump, you damn warmongers for killing your ass via your own sons and husbands, but the last thing you will be applauding is Trump’s rising poll numbers as you watch AmeriKKKa get what she has so long been begging for, war at our front door! I’m placing big bets on this and my money is backing Kim Jong Un! Bring it!

I Owe You Nothing!

Colin and Jesse

Colin, I too, sit!
Not only do I sit,
but I also spit
upon a flag
that I perceive
to be nothing
more than
a worthless rag.
No one fought
to free me,
for I am
still, a slave.
If not,
then why,
why am I
in jail?
I am
making money,
not for me,
but for
my white masters.
In this arena,
I am,
a spectator sport.
I am admired
for my prowess
on the football field,
on the tennis court,
on the hip/hop stage
and for the NBA.
I sit because
I cannot stand,
not with these
iron chains
that drag
me down.
Tired, though
I am,
you want
me to stand
and salute
my slavery;
your hypocrisy.
I owe you nothing;
not my soul
nor any allegiance.
You want me to leave?
Tell that to my ass
and kiss it good
for you know
why I am here.
So, hate me!
That’s nothing new.
Denounce me
for I could care less.
When are you
going to leave?
No one
invited you here.
Ask an Indian man
just what the fuck
your white ass
is doing here!
Me? Disrespecting
the troops?
The troops
can kiss my ass!
How’s that
for disrespect?
Killing the Vietnamese
did not set me free.
Killing Iraqis
did not set me free.
Killing Iranians
did not set me free.
You are the Nazis,
experimenting
on my blood,
infesting it
with your diseases,
but you want me
to stand and salute
my annihilation
by your hands.
Suck it motherfuckers,
and go to hell!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.

His latest refusal to stand for the anthem — he has done this in at least one other preseason game — came before the 49ers‘ preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium on Friday night.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

And before you get started on the questions, “Why are these bi-racial people taking such public stands against oppression of Black people in Amerikkka? Is it because they are insulated due to the fact of their having a ‘white’ parent and so therefore, they feel as though they’ll not suffer much from the condemnation of their stance?,” ask yourself, does it really matter who is taking a stand? We all remember Jesse Williams speech at the 2016 BET awards.

“Now, this award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. All right?” he explained. “It’s kind of basic mathematics: The more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize.”

And ‘white’ Amerikkka, right on par, went nuts, being ‘post-racial’, of course. “There’s a Black man in the White House! What more do you ‘people’ want?” I am sure that is tame in comparison to all that was said and all that is being said because Colin Kaepernick had the nerve to sit and by doing so, dishonored the troops. Who the fuck cares about the ‘troops’ when the ‘troops’ are needing all up and down on some medical care and some anti-suicide help in their time of crisis? You fail to recall concrete evidence that no one gives a shit about the troops until a Black person takes a stand that’s deemed, ‘unpatriotic’ and then, let’s put the ‘troops’, front and center, when the ‘troops’ can’t even get necessary medical care when they need it. The ‘troops’ are homeless, hungry and fucked up in the head, but Colin disrespected the ‘troops’ by not standing during the national anthem; an anthem that is as racist as the day is long and well into the night. As racist as it was from the time this land was ‘discovered’ and illegally occupied by a nasty, syphilis dripping ‘white’ ass! You hypocritical shits take the goddamn cake with your fake ass attempts at outrage; outrage that acts as a shield to cover the filth that hides beneath it. You’re not outraged! You’re a nasty ass blight on the face of this planet and you hate to be shown up for what you are! Well, you can suck it! Because the ‘troops’ don’t mean shit to you and they certainly don’t mean shit to me since not one of those military whores did I ever ask to put a goddamn thing on the line for me and quite frankly, they have not put a goddamn thing on the line for freedom. For when has ‘freedom’ ever been achieved by violence, missiles, drone warfare, torture, war crimes and illegal occupation? It has not!

So, yes indeed, I SIT with Colin and damn the consequences! Now, come on up in here with your fake-assed outrageous patriotic bullshit and see if I don’t sit your hypocritical ass down beside me for the next singing of the national anthem!

Oh and lastly, yeah! This is how much we fucking care about the ‘troops’!

“VA Suicide Hotline! Hold Please!”

The VA, has been swamped with calls since opening in 2007. The volume increased from fewer than 10,000 in 2007 to more than 500,000 last year, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

A 2010 calculation by the VA estimates that 22 veterans kill themselves each day. The VA, which has not updated that estimate, says the hotline “rescues” 30 veterans from suicide each day.

Some workers handle only one to five calls each day and leave before their shifts end even though phone lines have gotten busier, the emails say. As a result, 35% to 50% of the calls roll over to back-up centers where workers have less training to deal with the emotional problems of former service members.

In February, an Inspector General investigation revealed that some of the in-coming calls early last year had rolled over to back-up centers and gone to voicemail.

But we ‘care’ about the ‘troops’???!!! Shut the fuck up! Because if you really cared about the ‘troops’, your ass would be ‘manning’ the suicide hotlines in an attempt to aid those military whores in their quest for some peace of mind that they will never find since they willingly chose to surrender peace to a gun, a uniform and ‘fake-ass patriotism’! I spit on the flag and to hell with your racist ass national anthem! Shove it up YOUR pink ass! I can’t because I’m sitting this shit the fuck out!

Now Repeat After Me! “Black Lives Matter!” Once Again, “Black Lives Matter!” Now, Get Real!

black lives matter

Black lives matter!
Keep telling yourself that lie
and that it’s just a matter of time
 before you get your piece of the pie.

Black lives matter!
 Blacks are why the morgues are full.
 and why the jails are overcrowded.
That Black lives matter shit is bull!

Black lives matter!
It’s why you’re holding up a sign
because Freddie Gray is dead.
They broke that Black man’s spine.

Black lives matter!
This is what you must make known.
You want them to understand
that you can’t help your Black skin tone.

Black lives matter!
But how can you be so sure?
 It would seem that Black must be a disease.
And that death is the only cure.

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

 

Yes indeed, Black lives matter!

Over 2.3 million men in America are in prison — about half for drug crimes. Seventy percent of all men imprisoned are black or Hispanic. Thirty years ago, before the “War on Drugs” was implemented, there were only 300,000 people in the American prison system.

Yes indeed, Black lives matter!

Homelessness has become an especially serious problem in the African-American community, with Blacks making up half of the nation’s homeless community, according to a report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, African-Americans disproportionately represent 47 percent of homeless people, although they make up only 12 percent of the general population.

Yes indeed, Black lives matter!

You really can get pulled over for driving while black, federal statistics show

A black driver is about 31 percent more likely to be pulled over than a white driver, or about 23 percent more likely than a Hispanic driver. “Driving while black” is, indeed, a measurable phenomenon.

Yes indeed, Black lives matter!

The ACLU is committed to challenging the “school-to-prison pipeline,” a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many of these children have learning disabilities or histories of poverty, abuse, or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services. Instead, they are isolated, punished, and pushed out.

“Zero-tolerance” policies criminalize minor infractions of school rules, while cops in schools lead to students being criminalized for behavior that should be handled inside the school. Students of color are especially vulnerable to push-out trends and the discriminatory application of discipline.

So, as you can clearly see, Black lives matter! BLACK LIVES MATTER, keep up the good work, #Blacklivesmatter! Because whatever you’re doing, it is crystal clear that it IS working! Hell! Where do I sign up????!!!!!

Now, here is another reason to join #BLACKLIVESMATTER!

Minn. cop fatally shoots black man during traffic stop, aftermath broadcast on Facebook

A Minnesota traffic stop turned deadly Wednesday evening when a police officer opened fire on a black driver and killed him — less than 48 hours after another fatal police shooting in Louisiana.

Philando Castile, 32, died at a Minneapolis hospital.

Word is that he died because of a broken taillight, but the reality is he died because BLACKLIVESMATTER at the morgue! Just ask the coroner in every shitty ass city in this shithole!

Philando Castile is dead, not because his vehicle’s taillight was out, Philando Castile is dead because he was “driving while Black” and that is against the law as is every goddamn thing a Black person does in bloody ass racist AmeriKKKa!

Once AGAIN!, for the motherfuckers that are slow or otherwise, dumb as all hell, Black folks would not be in AmeriKKKa if your ancestors hadn’t been some lazy ass motherfuckers who had NO goddamn work ethic whatsoever who produced the very same in you because if you were any different from your slave owning ancestors, would we continue to see this shit play out? Yeah! Look in the mirror and answer that question! I dare you!

And just how many of us Black folks were out looking at fireworks on the 4th of July? Raise your hands. My hand is raised because that is exactly what the fuck I was doing. Was I standing in the middle of the street with my lame ass, dusty ass, fifty year old protest sign just getting arrested and some mo shit for blocking traffic every single damn time bail is posted? Fuck no! I was too busy enjoying the fireworks and when I’m not enjoying the fireworks, I’m out pumping gas into my car and aiding and abetting oil wars in the Middle East. I am sitting up in a movie theater watching “Independence Day Part 62” and some more shit! I am out there doing my part to make sure that I am part of the problem, not part of the solution.

I refuse to get up off my ass and fuck shit up! I refuse to even attempt to make a difference in the lives of those who look like me that’s getting planted, daily! I refuse to do anything but pen some goddamn kindergarten poetry and then I get up and out the door to pursue my pleasure, I go.  I am out shopping for clothes for road trips and shit! I am cussing and carrying on when someone parks their vehicle too close to mine but do I cuss and carry on out in the middle of the street over KKKop killings of those who look like me? Fuck no! I am apathetic and complacent over THAT shit! What’s that got to do with me? I ain’t been pulled over. Not yet! But I sure as hell expect someone to moan and wring their hands and gnash their teeth when I get pulled over and shot for having a broken taillight, but quite actually, I would have gotten pulled over for “driving while Black!”

Goddamn it! Ain’t we just having fun? Poor, poor Alton Sterling, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. And poor, poor Philando Castile, same goes for him; wrong place, wrong time. And Freddie Gray? Same thing! Sandra Bland? Yep! Tamir Rice? Indeed! We had ALL better hope that we ain’t never at the wrong place at the wrong time, ’cause the party WILL be over! No fireworks, no movies, no shopping, no  champagne brunches; none of that shit! Yeah! Life is good, ’til it ain’t!