Why Many Black People In America Will Never Get Ahead

 

 

I love to read and, unfortunately, the books that I love to read are “whodunits.” I love to read about murder and about a detective sent in to solve the murder and I have read so many books of that genre that I can pretty much tell who the murderer is long before I come to the end of the book. Suffice it to say, to solve puzzles, it takes a mind that likes to study; to observe and that is what I have been doing. I have been observing the Black people who live around me and the conclusion that I have come to is that Black people are their own worst enemy.

Now, when COVID-19 first reared its viral head, not much was thought about where this could lead. Then, when things got serious enough for people to make a run on stores for every damn thing in sight, the shit got real. But what did Black folks do? Went on partying, having a good time, that is until now.

I noticed before COVID-19 that the Black people who live in the apartment complex that I live in partied ALL the time. The smell of weed was constantly in the air. No one who loved their lungs could do laundry at night in the laundry room because the druggies would take over in there and it was a free for all.

My next door neighbor had moved in with him, a guy who smoked weed, incessantly because every time I opened my door, the smell of weed coming from next door, overpowered me. Not only that, but I know the difference between visitors and traffic. The screen door was banging ALL the time with people pulling up in cars to buy weed and what all else, I don’t know. Not only that, but the folks coming from the complex and knocking on the door was just ridiculous. The loud music and other commotion coming from that apartment was just obnoxious.

In the apartment above me, same thing. The music, the loud voices, the weed smoke coming into my window was just too much, but I thought, “okay, I know Black folks and I know what’s going to happen and so, chill!” And that is exactly what I did; I chilled. I sat back and I waited for the stimulus checks to be spent on partying and drugs. I waited for the refund checks from the IRS to be spent on partying and drugs. And now that the money has been spent, the sounds of partying are no more. The smell of weed is no more and the guy who moved the other guy in who brought along with him, the drug addicts, his ass is gone. Either he lost his job due to COVID-19 or he lost his job because he was pulled over, was high and since he was driving the company van, lost his job via that route. But either way, I’ve seen him over here once since he was put out, visiting someone else and he no longer had the company van which he used to drive everywhere like a bat out of hell. Also, the guy who is actually on the lease next door, put some shit out, which obviously belonged to the dude who is no longer residing there.

While my cousin and I were just going about our business bringing in needed supplies and only needed supplies and while we were not doing drugs or partying like it’s 1999, and were saving for a rainy day that we knew was coming, I made sure that I am locked and loaded because those broke ass motherfuckers are not coming for our shit. And now those who live around us are quiet as a damn mouse because their damn asses are broke or either they’ve been put out because it is THAT damn quiet. And as each day comes and goes and this pandemic only makes things worse, there must be less and less people living around us. Cars are sitting in the parking lot with expired tags and expired inspection stickers on them. Management has had to send around multiple letters demanding that people either get the shit legal on their vehicles or they will be towed. Of course, the vehicles are still sitting out there in the same condition because those Black folks who own them don’t have the money to pay to get their shit legal. And yet, they would be the first ones talking about how the police are always harassing them when the police pull their asses over for having no insurance, expired tags and an expired inspection sticker. The state of Virginia does not play when it comes to owning a vehicle. You’ve got so much shit that goes with making sure that you are driving legally, it don’t make sense. But there you have it. If you want to drive in Virginia, keep your shit up to date. But the sad fact is that those Black folks whose shit is illegal as can be, had the money to keep their shit legal, but instead, CHOSE to party, CHOSE to buy weed and other drugs with the money instead. So who would be to blame if they did get pulled over with all of that shit expired on their cars? Whose fault would it be if the landlord put them out because now that their hours have been cut and they kept no money in savings, they can’t afford to pay the rent? Many Black people NEVER think of saving, EVER! It’s all about party over here and party over there.

One of our neighbors, for July 4th asked us over for his cookout. We declined. And apparently, so did everyone else because there were no signs of a cookout, but I guess the reason why was because there were so many parties going on all around us, no one had time to head over to dude’s cookout and so he just chucked it. We don’t associate with these people. The only reason I know about two names of some neighbors here is because they chose to speak and tell me their names, but beyond that, I don’t go looking to be friendly with people because in this day and age, the few you know, the better off you are because when the shit hits the fan, they know what you got and who to get what from whom.

But what I have observed about many Black people is the fact that they are just so damn predictable, it ain’t even funny. Partying comes before anything and everything, including a damn pandemic. Partying and weed smoking and smoking every damn thing else will always take precedence over saving or educating themselves on how to invest their savings or even a willingness to just save money. I can truly believe that the majority of people who do not have bank accounts are Black people because you can’t keep shit in a bank if you are going to party and smoke weed every payday or when you get your tax refund. I just don’t get it. Black people are the first at a Popeye’s chicken shack to get the latest chicken sandwich fad or can be found, before COVID of course, at the damn theater staring up at some fantasy, make believe shit from a comic book, but when it comes to saving for a child’s future college fund or even just for a rainy day fund, Black people cannot put two dimes together because getting high is a priority, being entertained is a priority. I am SO very glad that I am not like that. Yes, I brag about having two good pairs of shoes and only the clothing that I need because I have NEVER been one for spending money. The only thing ‘good’ that I got from my daddy was being tightfisted. I don’t spend money on fake eyelashes, makeup, wigs, hair extensions, fake nails and shit of the like because what good does that really do anyone? It only enriches someone else while rendering some Black person, broke.

The shit is getting real! The shit is not going to get better any time soon and so I hope that the partying was worth it for those who just could not do without smoking weed and partying all night long. Maybe, while they are sitting up in some lousy ass homeless shelter, those thoughts about those good times being high and busting somebody else’s ear drums, comforts them. Some nights, I had to listen to that shit until 2am. But not anymore. All around me is almost eerily quiet. The bongo drums have ceased and they certainly were not calling these Black huckabucks down here for an insurrection. The weed odor has ceased. The banging of the next door neighbor’s storm door has ceased. The parking lot has emptied out of the cars of those who could no longer pay the rent and had to get out. But to show you what some Black folks will do when rock bottom hits, look at this shit and this would be why I’m locked and loaded.

Danville man charged with murder after body believed to be missing N.C. man found

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va., (WSET) — According to court records, a Danville man has been charged with the murder of a North Carolina man.

On Thursday, Sept. 17, the Raleigh Police Department reported that a body believed to be that of 39-year-old William Anderson Banks was found in Pittsylvania County.

Police said that Banks was reported missing after he met with people interested in buying his car. Friends and family became worried when he wasn’t answering calls or text messages.

On Sept. 14, authorities charged Merritt with robbery, larceny of motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with a stolen vehicle.

This thing knew that he had no money to buy a vehicle and yet, lured that guy somewhere and robbed, murdered and stole the man’s vehicle.

So, because he broke, he goes out to steal and kill for shit. This is exactly why I have prepared for this type of shit to start going down. Even the banks and stores know what’s what even in this dead ass burg and have hired security guards. My bank has security guards. Even fucking Walmart has security guards and someone thinks that I’m not going to be prepared when the shit really hits the fan? Now is not the time to be trusting people. Now is not the time to be selling or buying shit on Craigslist and believing that you are going to simply make a sale and go on about your business because there are folks out there who never prepare for emergencies or for anything else. They just want to party and when the party is over, want to look around for someone to steal from. Every other day, some convenience store is getting robbed. Not that I care about that shit because they are ALL owned by those damn Hindus. But with everyone wearing masks and shit, extra precautions are being taken in some places and quite obviously not in others. But I am most definitely taking precautions because I know what’s going down. I watched the shit go down all around me and now, these Black folks looking raggedy as hell. That shit’s on them because they should have known better. The signs were everywhere. Black folks will NEVER learn and more’s the damn pity. But if they come after me and mine, they gone get the shit!

And I don’t even want to hear about “why am I throwing Black folks under the bus?” They’re throwing themselves under the bus because of the fact that Black people don’t have the sense god gave a goat to know that any shit that’s coming down the pike is going to affect us first. And so while knowing that shit, why would you want to party and smoke your money away and then when it’s gone and the shit is hitting the fan, expect someone to take pity on your broke ass? I am not saying that ALL Black people are like this, but far too many are and that is a fact. I don’t give a damn what color you are, if your shit is fucked up, I’m calling you out. No one is immune to getting called out on their shit and that includes people who look like me. Black folks don’t get a free pass just because we share the same complexion. I call their shit out in the hopes that they will recognize and try and do better. The white man is not going to do a damn thing for Black folks and so who is it incumbent upon to help Black folks out? Other Black folks, But if your ass was partying and smoking weed like there was no tomorrow and disturbing MY goddamn peace, then I got nothing for you except to call your ass out on that shit! Don’t expect a pity party from me when some Black folks could have been doing the right thing and chose not to. That shit’s not on me. Some may say that, “I am my brother’s keeper,” but goddamn, my brother had better have made an effort on getting his shit together because damn it if my brother is partying here, partying there, partying every damn where and then when the bottom falls out, is looking up in my face. Oh hell no! Don’t play that shit with me. I’ll help those who are helping themselves, but who still come up a bit short. But I will not help those who decided to throw their money at parties and drugs and then when the rent came due, gonna look up in my face. For what??!! I don’t have shit for them, not now, not ever.

 

Who Is Going To Be Left Standing To Vote Or Have A Home In Which To Send A Ballot To?

 

While the senate leaves until September without a coronavirus relief bill, California courts lift eviction and foreclosure moratorium. In the absence of a new law, 365,000 households in the state are at risk of eviction.

As the lamestream media celebrates Joe Biden’s pick for VP, the Senate leaves to go on vacation while still ‘earning’ taxpayer money while leaving said taxpayers to figure out where their next meal is coming from and also worry about getting evicted from their homes. While the Democrats are screeching and yelling that Donald Trump has stated that he is not going to throw money at the Postal Service in order to make sure that ballots are mailed out in a timely manner, the Democrats are also headed out of Washington, taking their ill gotten gains in the form of taxpayer money with them while also leaving said taxpayers to make it or break it; they don’t hardly care which. All of this is going down as some schools have opened, only to have hundreds quarantined in them awaiting COVID-19 tests. Not to mention, wildfire season and hurricane season is in full swing and California is battling multiple wildfires while yet another serious storm system has been recorded churning up in the Atlantic Ocean. Amerikkka has done something seriously wrong. I wonder what it could be, don’t you?

The Senate left Washington, D.C., on Thursday until September – the latest sign that a deal on a fifth coronavirus relief package is, at least, weeks away. The House already left town and isn’t expected to return until Sept. 14.

Now isn’t that just grand? Those are the elected officials of this country who are supposed to be on the job making sure that Amerikkkans are not suffering, however, they are on vacation and have quite obviously forgotten why they were elected. Do they believe that they were elected in order to stand around and ‘earn’ taxpayer money and take vacations? Because that is exactly what they are doing. They all have multiple homes to go to while millions of Amerikkkans are about to get evicted during a pandemic that no one seems to be able to get a handle on. And all of this is going down in the richest country on the planet. Go figure. Meanwhile, this is occurring.

The Judicial Council of California voted 19-1 on Thursday to lift its moratorium on most evictions and foreclosures. California’s top justices voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to lift emergency rules meant to halt most evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying any extension of those moratoriums must be passed by the state’s lawmakers.

The courts are basically stating that it is not their job to legislate, they are only to resolve disputes under the law and ruling on eviction moratoriums is not something that they are obligated to do and so figure it out, but figure it out elsewhere. Meanwhile, those who are sitting in their homes, biting their nails are wondering where they are going to go if no last minute legislative act gives them a reprieve. The last thing anyone should have to be worrying about right now is being put out of their home with COVID-19 raging and social distancing strongly encouraged as well as wearing face masks. And as if Californians don’t have it bad enough, the wildfires are making things worse. At least 94 wildfires are burning in the U.S., as record heat scorches the West. And the Lake Hughes fire has destroyed more than 90,000 acres across three states.

In Oregon, the Mosier Creek Fire has burnt 791 acres and is 10% contained. At least 900 people were forced to evacuate.

In addition to the fires, record heat is scorching parts of the West. Tucson, Arizona, hit 111 degrees Thursday, which is the second hottest day in August ever recorded for the city.

A record high was tied in Phoenix at 115 degrees and in Palm Springs at 116 degrees. Phoenix has now seven days of at least 115 degrees this year, which is the most on record.

Record triple digit temperatures have been ongoing since May and seldom let up until well into October. Where I live, it was still 101 in October of last year and I am in the south. People in my area even experienced a 5.3 earthquake just a few days ago and the last one that rattled the area was in 2011. That frequency hadn’t occurred before, but apparently, something is causing the earth to shake now more than ever despite what some scientists say to the contrary.

The so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’ are stating that we are in the end days. Who the hell knows, but it sure as hell ain’t looking good for man’s continued existence on this planet for the long term.

Tropical Storm Josephine is churning in the Atlantic as I type this and has been steadily gaining in strength. So, from one end of this shithole to another, shit ain’t looking so good, regardless of where you live. It is not just about hoarding beans and bottled water anymore. That’s been over. Hardly anyone has any money to hoard even if they wanted to what with so much shit going down at one time. Maybe it would be a good thing just to get it all over with; the suffering, the misery, the poverty, the uncertainty of whether or not you’ll have a home next month or be on the lookout for a box and a bridge. Not to mention the fact of continued brutalization of people by the kkkops who are absolutely at the end of their rope. Who did not think that there would be a spike in crime all across this shithole with what is going down?

If “we reap what we sow,” then Amerikkka is not even close to reaping what she has sown. Look for the headlines to get more and more grim as each day passes. When a country refuses to acknowledge its brutal past and attempt to do right by those who were so cruelly wronged and the same is going down to this very day, what is going down should be expected and you had damn well better believe that until some efforts are made in the right direction to correct that shit, what Amerikkka is experiencing now is going to seem like a mere case of the hiccups compared to what is coming. You have been warned multiple times for many years and you took no heed. Now that it is upon you, are you still willing to roll the dice and see what you get? Believe me, you are not going to win and you can count on that.

“WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I Am So Bored! I AM Tired Of Sitting At Home With My Family! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!”

That is all I hear when I am out and about getting groceries or other essentials. Well, let me tell you something, you won’t be bored for very much longer because you’ll be dead.

Trump has decided that come May, America is reopening. And so I can just hear this shit now, “May Day! May Day! Send help, my sister can’t breathe!” But the thing is see, no one is coming, or if they do, by the time they get to you, your sister will be dead because once this shithole reopens, the very last thing you are going to have to worry about is being bored.

So, when Trump gives the “all clear!,” bust through those doors and go out and head inside a restaurant, go to Disney World, go to Six Flags, go to a nail salon, go to the wig store, go and get on a plane and head to wherever you feel that you’ll not be bored. Go ahead! And then, come on back in here and tell me what a great time you are having on a COVID-19 hospital ward somewhere. Go ahead! Head out those doors and go do whatever it is you feel won’t bore you since sitting at home with your supposed “LOVED ONES” bores you.

This “boredom” shit just goes to show that there really isn’t anything called ‘love’ going on at all because at first, you couldn’t see your loved ones much because either they were working when you weren’t and you were working when they were at home and now that all of you are at home at the same time because of a PANDEMIC, you’re now bored. It is all psychological, but you cannot understand that. You balk when someone tells you that, for your own good, you must ‘shelter in place’. That don’t set well with you. You’ve got to be the one to decide when you stay home and when you go dine out at a restaurant or see a movie or drive down the damn street or go to the gym or wherever it is that you go when you’re not at home and that gives you so much pleasure. What? Can’t sneak out to see your side piece?

If you are so damn bored, call a hospital and see if you can volunteer on the COVID-19 floor holding a dying person’s hand as they breathe their last. And if that’s not something they’ll let you do, Walmart is hiring and so you can be out working at Walmart as many hours as you please because Walmart is desperate for workers. In fact, Walmart is going to take extra precautions next week by requiring all employees to wear face masks. They have installed coughing stations at checkouts and so you should be good. Of course the Walmart employees who have already died from COVID-19 weren’t so good, but since Walmart has stepped up its game, you should be fine, and you’ll certainly not be bored, especially if they station your ass near the toilet paper or water aisle. You’ll constantly get bombarded about when the next shipment is due while someone with COVID-19 is breathing down your neck, but you will NOT be bored. Soon, you will be dead. So, which is it going to be boredom or dead? “Most Americans will take ‘dead’ for $200 Alex!”

And for those of you who think that since you’ve already been infected with COVID-19 and survived, you’re fine. Not so fast. It seems that some of you can get it AGAIN. So, do you want to spin the wheel and see if you’re one of the lucky ones? How’s your luck? And if it’s been good, do you think that’s about to change?

Since Trump thinks that America has flattened the curve, let’s just see what COVID-19 has to say about that and in case you’re wondering how other countries are faring when they thought they had beat COVID-19, just ask the Japanese how they’re faring these days. I’ll give you a hint. It’s not so great!

Come May, there’s going to be so many “May Day! May Day!” scenarios, no one will be bored because for one, you don’t even know how many people are dead and have yet to be found inside their homes or apartments. COVID-19 cases and deaths are escalating in America as I type this and yet because Trump wants business back up and running, and since you are bored anyway and since the Trump Administration has also seen to it that any assistance that was supposed to help since many are unemployed right now, has not been forth coming, that makes it all the more appealing to you to throw open your front door and head out as though the only thing that’s been keeping you at home is a hurricane.

This virus is no hurricane. It is not a tornado. It is not a wildfire. It is a virus that is highly contagious and hardly any country was prepared for it, especially NOT this one. You may think that because you’re not elderly and in a nursing home that you’ll be fine, but do some research and you’ll find that there are plenty of people under the age of 70 who are dead and who also had no underlying health conditions. Don’t take my word for it, do your own research or better yet, don’t. Just head on out the door and venture forth and enjoy yourselves because it is quite obvious that time spent with your families ain’t doing it for you because you are bored. The situation is so bad that I read an article yesterday about the fact that thanks to COVID-19, divorces are about to skyrocket. Is it really because of COVID-19 or is it because there was no love there anyway? How could spending a little over a month with your loved ones have caused spikes in domestic violence, boredom and probable high rates of divorce proceedings just as soon as the papers can be filed? This virus has brought out the worst in people or maybe it is simply that there is nothing more to people than the worst. It has shown ‘humans’ for what they really are; selfish, self-serving, self-centered, dispassionate assholes. None of you have a clue what love means because if you did, you could not be so upset to the point of whining and crying that you have to spend time with your own family members. What’s the problem? You’ve got Alexa. You’ve got Siri. You’ve got your smartphones. The lights are on since power companies have been told to cease disconnections. Your washers and dryers are still running since you’re not living in the midst of a hurricane. You’ve got all of your creature comforts at home to get you through this and yet, you are bored, but most of all, you are bored with YOUR OWN DAMN FAMILY!

Let me ask you something, since you are bored, have you ever given a single thought as to how the homeless are coping during this pandemic or has it been all about how bored you are? Have you ever given a thought for those who could not stay home and be with their families during this time because they’ve been on the front lines trying to save people and have themselves, died trying? Have you thought about that as you complained about how bored you are? Has it ever entered your mind that those who were deemed ‘essential workers’ wish they had had the opportunity to spend that time at home with their loved ones before many of them died? Did it ever cross your mind that while you’ve been bored, there have been people who you didn’t even acknowledge at the checkout register that rang your groceries up and they are no longer there because they contracted COVID-19 and died? Have you ever thought about that? Does it resonate with you at all? Of course not because it is all about you and how bored you are.

For those of you who claim to believe in God, please shut up! Something is trying to get through to you and as each crisis or disaster comes down the pike, you never pay attention; you never take heed. And just like COVID-19 has come along to see if there is an ounce of humanity left on this planet, so too, will another crisis come that will make COVID-19 seem like a mere case of the sniffles. And you will fail that test as well because there is no sign of humanity on this planet when all you’re doing during this crisis is wailing and moaning about how bored you are at being at home with your family; a family you supposedly love and yet you cannot wait to head out of that door and away from them. Seriously??!! How sad is that? People are fighting with one another just because they cannot stand being around one another for more than a few days. People are contemplating divorcing one another simply because they have been in each other’s company too long to suit them. People are contemplating suicide at the loss of a vehicle. It is ALL about you, isn’t it? But then, hasn’t it always been? And people have the nerve to wonder why there is so much hatred and animosity displayed towards one another while there are no signs of love to be found anywhere. I don’t wonder. I see ‘humans’ for what they really are and what I see is so damn ugly, all of you are a waste of skin, no matter the color and I sincerely mean that and none of you could prove me wrong if you tried.