I Voted! NOT!!!!!

 

I voted……..in my sleep.
 Stood in line with the other sheep
as we were prodded, one by one.
Oh I voted, but I voted for none.
Yes, into that voting booth, I went,
made my mind up to some extent.
I threw my ballot on the dirty floor,
said I’d never vote for a Hindu whore.
 And that no bigot would get my vote,
I’d rather drown in a goddamn moat.
The security guards escorted me out,
told me I was crazy, without a doubt.
 But that’s okay because I had my say
on the 3rd of November; election day!
Don’t do as I did and vote in your sleep,
head out the door like good little sheep.
Cast your vote for your favorite clown,
and I’ll sit back and watch as you drown
in piles of shit that they fling your way,
because you voted on election day!

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

This election day, I refuse to participate in a farce. I could have voted, but I chose NOT to vote for racist no. 1 or for racist no. 1 because make no mistake, they BOTH are racist and don’t give me no shit about not being able to complain because I didn’t vote. I complained when I did vote and so my vote counted for what? SHIT, that’s what! And so does yours.

I hear whines and complaints from the Democrats that the ‘Black vote’ is not what they would wish it to be. Shut the fuck up because you lousy ass dogs have used us in numerous election years and we’ve got nothing to show for it. Black people dutifully show up at the polls and vote for the Democrats as though they are some wonderful saviors that are coming to our rescue when nothing could be further from the truth. If the Democratic Party was of any use to Black people, we would not have a school-to-prison pipeline to show for our voting for their racist asses. We would not have millions of Black people incarcerated on bullshit drug charges feeding the ‘For Profit’ prison slavery system that thanks to Joe Biden’s 1994 crime bill, fed. We would not have gentrification running unchecked throughout this hellhole. We would not have horrific unemployment statistics, income inequality, unbelievable poverty, homelessness, inadequate health care and the list is endless. If your vote benefited you, Black people, then it would show and from where I sit, it shows that you have no reason in the world to vote. It matters not who is at the helm of this lopsided, sinking, stinking shithole barge, you’ll never see one ounce of support for what’s needed to help descendants of slavery in this shithole.

AGAIN, send a message to the Democrats. Tell them by your lack of support, to go fuck themselves!

I absolutely refuse to answer for another lie by voting for warmonger no. 1 or warmonger no. 1 because make no mistake, they are both warmongers. Every goddamn body on this fucked up planet is fucking insane; standing somewhere in line at any given moment, anywhere on this planet voting for some supposed ‘leader’ that has done nothing but cause harm, suffering, torment, misery and death to millions. It matters not where because it is happening EVERYWHERE!

Here in the states, the shit is fucked up and Black people in Amerikkka seriously think that by standing in a long ass line and voting, that that will change things for the better for you. Are you STUPID??!!! Either that or you were dropped on your goddamn head, multiple times because regardless, the piece of racist filth you vote for, Klan kops will continue killing us. And tell me, what Klan kop is in prison for murdering Breonna Taylor and still the Klan kops murdering us, continues. The poverty rate for us will be off the scale. Child hunger, homelessness and mass incarceration will still be out of the ballpark. The unemployment rate for us will continue to climb and introduce even more of us to homelessness. Health insurance will still be a ‘no show’ as well as health care. We only get ‘health despair’ because those damn white bitches and bastards in those white coats only see to it that we get dead.

What the fuck is there to vote FOR? You tell me! I can’t wait to hear THAT shit!

Whites Call The KKKops On Black People ‘Just Because’ And You Say, “I’m Not Racist!” Really??!!

 

Into the Oval Office struts Donald J. Trump, dripping bigotry, racism and hatred towards anyone not of his ‘orange-white’ complexion and whites go bat shit nuts and head over heels in displaying outlandishly racist acts and with no apologies since they apparently, had to keep that shit in check until someone just like them descended to the presidency.

A white woman called police on two Black men who entered a Starbucks and who requested to used the restroom and when told they had to order something, they sat down and the barista proceeded to call 911  to state that two Black men were”sitting down while Black” and here comes the police who promptly arrested them. They were charged with, “sitting while Black,” but because of all the hoopla, they were released. You see it turns out that many ‘white’ people came forward to announce that they too, had strolled inside a Starbucks, failed to order something, used the restroom, sat down and never had the police called on them. Go figure!

A white female graduate student at Yale called the police on a Black student who fell asleep in the common area of a dorm, sparking a nationwide conversation about race after videos of the incident went viral. After the white woman called the police on the Black student, the police promptly arrive, questioned the Black student for over 15 minutes, asks to see her ID which states that she too, is a student at Yale. The 911 call in this instance was for being guilty of “Sleeping while Black.”

On April 29,  a white woman reportedly called police on a few black people who, she said, were using a charcoal grill in an area where it was banned, and the police promptly arrive for the case of guilty for “BBQing while Black.” Does anyone really believe that if the folks using a charcoal grill had been white, that the police would have been called? Or actually showed up?

White woman calls police on a Black real-estate investor who was taking pictures of a house he was interested in buying. The police promptly arrive for the 911 call of guilty for “Taking pictures while Black.”

White store employees at Nordstrom Rack called the police on Black teenagers after falsely accusing them of shoplifting. The police promptly arrive and conclude that no crime had been committed. Nordstrom Rack President Geevy Thomas met with the teenagers and their families on Tuesday, the company said in a statement.  This is the case of guilty of “Shopping while Black.”

Someone ‘white’ called the police last month on a black firefighter who was participating in a safety inspection in Oakland, California. Someone(white) else filmed him and asked him to produce identification. Kevin Moore was one of a number of firefighters carrying out legally mandated exterior inspections to determine if vegetation posed an extra risk to homes in the event of a wildfire, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Working in an upscale area of the Oakland hills, Moore was in uniform and carrying a clipboard and a radio, with his station’s fire truck parked nearby. Based on a ‘white’ resident’s call to 911, a dispatcher called Moore’s fire station to inquire as to whether or not he was indeed, a firefighter. This is the case of guilty for “Doing your job while Black.” And yet this man said that he does not look at race when he goes to a fire, he’ll rescue your white ass even if you’ve called the damn cops on him. Whites questioned this man, filmed him and called the cops on him for doing his goddamn job!

White woman dubbed, “Permit Patty” is alleged to have called the police on an 8-year old Black child for selling water without a ‘permit’. I wonder if she would have called  the police on little white children for selling lemonade without a ‘permit’. Actually, no I don’t because she wouldn’t have. “Permit Patty” now admits that she only bluff-called the police but if she had called the police, the police would have responded to the complaint of “Selling water while Black.”

There you have it Black folks. We cannot sit in Starbucks, that’s a crime. We cannot attend college, that’s a crime. We cannot barbecue, that’s a crime. We cannot go shopping, that’s a crime. We cannot take pictures of houses we’d like to buy, that’s a crime. We cannot do our job of inspecting for safety issues as it relates to fire hazards because, that’s a crime. We cannot sell water even while little white children sell lemonade all over the place because when we sell stuff, that’s a crime.

No wonder millions of Black people are locked up inside ‘For Profit Prisons’ since there’s not a goddamn thing we can do that won’t get us locked up. And let us not forget that Trayvon Martin was walking home from a convenience store and so since he was “Walking while Black, he was murdered. And just recently, Antwon Rose was “Running while Black” and he got himself shot in the back by the cops and now he is dead and buried. Never forget Freddie Gray, who was “Talking while Black” and that got him chased by the cops who then broke his spine. Tamir Rice was playing in a park and the police were called and he was shot dead for “Playing in a park while Black.” And we must never forget 7-year old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was shot while asleep in her home. This was the case of “Guilty for sleeping while Black.” This child was shot by a cop and charges were dropped against the ‘white’ cop who shot her dead. Our lives are meaningless to dead white filth. Never forget that! But then, maybe we have since the only thing we do about this is to continue to print protest signs and march down the street right up to the door of Klan headquarters because make no mistake, no matter what building you enter, be it a doctor’s office, a courthouse, a department store, a grocery store, a restaurant or a farmer’s market, you have entered Klan headquarters for if whites are not actively participating in Klan rallies, they know who are and they are kin to many of them, but do they denounce that shit? Hell no! And they won’t. They are just like them.

And now the Supreme Court has delivered another triumph to that bigot in the White House, a Muslim travel ban at the same time that Central and South American migrant children are being separated from their parents and the parents deported. However, those of us who are descendants of slaves, have no dog in that fight since not one of those groups has ever spoken up on our behalf. We go it alone and they must as well. Why any of them would want to come here completely mystifies me for they must not read the news.

Yet we hear from the ‘whites’ all the time that we are being purposefully divided by ‘their elites’. ‘Their elites’ look just like them and so who the hell is doing the dividing? Take a look in the mirror because as a Black person, if I call the cops on you, what is going to happen? Nothing or if they do come out, they’d probably arrest me for wasting their time on a bullshit 911 call. Black people are busy getting arrested for just breathing and so when do we have time to fight for some screaming migrant children who are separated from their parents or for some Muslims who, despite all hell, want to come to this fucked up shithole? We are too busy answering questions from the police as to why we are sitting up in Starbucks. We are too busy answering questions from the police as to why we are having a barbecue. We are too busy answering questions from the police as to why we are exhausted and taking a nap in a common area of a college dorm we’re paying tuition at. We are too busy getting falsely accused of shoplifting and being confronted by the police only to be told that there was no reason for the police to be called in the first place. We are too busy getting shot dead for running. We are too busy getting shot dead while sleeping. And ‘whites’ are the reason why, even if we did have the desire to help out another group, whites refuse to get up off our ass long enough for us to help anyone else because if we are not answering questions barked at us by racist cops, we are attending funerals for those who were shot dead by racist cops.

So save that ‘divided’  talk nonsense and go eat shit! You’ll find plenty of it because this here country is nothing but a shithole from one end to the other!

 

 

 

You Can Take Down The Flag!

flags

You can take down the flag
 but what it stands for still remains.
We cannot eradicate a heritage
 and wipe away its ugly stains.

In the hearts and minds of racists
 lies hate that will never die.
That flag means much to them
 as does the confederate battle cry.

The south IS the confederacy
 and shall forever remain so.
And by taking down the flag
 the hatred seed will grow.

If you’ve ever lived down south
 then you know this to be true.
They never lost the war.
In their minds, they beat the Blue.

“The south will rise again!”
 is still the battle cry.
Men of great position
 don’t even wonder why.

We all know where we stand
 and nothing much has changed.
By taking down the flag,
 hate will not be constrained!

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

Yes, you can take down the confederate flag that flies atop the state capitol building in South Carolina. And Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon can discontinue selling it, but for all the good it will do, why bother? The confederate flag will still be available online and to anyone that wants to purchase one or two or three or 15,000. What you cannot take down or take away is the mindset of someone that is infested with irrational hatred. Those southerners that cling to the confederate flag, cling to it with the fierceness of a mother clinging to her child in a raging storm. Those people think that it is a disservice to their ancestors that died fighting for what they believed in; as atrocious, vile, disgusting, barbaric and filthy as it was, they consider the confederate flag as part of their rightful heritage. They don’t see what Black people see when we look at that flag.

Am I making excuses for that filth? Absolutely not! But I am a realist. And believe this! By taking down the confederate flag, it will only cause more problems than it will solve. For hundreds of years, the confederate flag was left undisturbed from where it flies and it was distributed by the likes of Wal-Mart and Target and many other stores just as the American flag was and is and speaking for myself, I am just as disturbed when looking at the stars and stripes as I am when viewing the confederate flag because the American flag does not represent me. It too, stands for barbarity, slavery, hypocrisy, torture, murder, Jim Crow; the same as what the confederate flag stands for. There is a difference?