An Ice Cream Truck

Just before the sun went down,
I heard the jingle from an ice cream truck.
Here, it is business as usual,
but in Afghanistan, a bomb just struck.

Tomorrow, the ice cream truck
will make its way down my tree-lined street.
But over in bomb-struck Syria,
little children have no bread to eat.

The next day, the ice cream truck
will once again offer cold, creamy treats
while we wait to hear from Donald Trump
about North Korea via his stupid tweets.

Another day, another ice cream truck;
an absurdity in a world at war.
 It would seem to be quite laughable,
but I just cry til I can’t no more.

I’d send you an ice cream truck,
if I thought it would do you any good,
but when you’re fleeing a war torn land
there’s only debris where homes once stood.

One day, that ice cream truck
will drive down my street no more.
We’ll have killed those across the sea
and on our own, we will then wage war.

That day will surely come,
since war is all we know.
And though we killed you first,
where you went, we too shall go.

So to those who lust for war,
and who gloat over all we’ve killed,
the treats in an ice cream truck
are not as cold as your heart so chilled.

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

At around 8:00pm, the ice cream truck jingles its way down my street and I look out down the street and the children are gathering in front of it with their money in hand which they exchange for cold, creamy treats. I cannot help but think of the children in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Yemen who have been killed by bombs dropped on them by our government via the U.S. military. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that soldiers, who have children, can send missiles to foreign lands knowing that there is no way to hit only fixed targets since we all know that ‘collateral damage’ is inevitable in military operations and that they are killing children while expecting only ‘ice cream truck’ experiences for their own. Their children are never to be ‘collateral damage’, otherwise known as the unintended casualties of war. I am sure that the ‘unintended casualties’ of war are most glad to know that they were mortally wounded, accidental like by America’s soldiers who want only ice cream truck encounters for their children. I am sure that those who were blown to bits died knowing that they were just in the way; in the wrong place at the wrong time. There will be no ice cream truck rolling down the street offering them cold, creamy treats; just body bags for those who are more than just bits and pieces.

But here in America, the ice cream trucks are still rolling down our streets, inviting our children to come and pick their favorite cold treat and go happily back to their yards to play while those in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Yemen are praying that the bombing will stop, wishing that they still had homes to go to, trying to remember what it felt like to play and certainly are not hearing the jingle of an ice cream truck as it makes its way down a tree-lined street on a quiet evening inviting them to partake of its cold delights.

I am going to keep this one civil even though I am seething and ready to spontaneously combust over the fact that all is quiet here and there is only the echo of the jingle from an ice cream truck and I cannot know or appreciate the hell that those in foreign lands are being put through thanks to those who are hell bent on making it a fact that this world will never know peace. Oh, the absurdity of an ice cream truck!

Bomb This Hellhole To Bits!

Not one American was gassed
And so America bombed Syria because..
 Well, these things just should not be done.
After all, there are international laws.

What applies to America is unique.
There are none so exceptional as we
who were not gassed by no terrorists we trained,
but we still bombed a foreign country.

Some things just make no sense at all.
America refused Syria’s refugees
who were escaping a war torn land
brought on by our own tragedies.

Now let’s turn this all around.
Did America not gas the Iraqis?
And it was okay when we gassed the Vietnamese
and then say, “We are better than the Nazis.”

Tell that to the dead Vietnamese.
 Or have you forgotten all about Napalm?
Our selective amnesia is telling
when we can forget about a Napalm bomb.

White phosphorous, the Iraqis will never forget.
How can they when we are still there?
We bombed them over a big ass lie
since those WMDs are where?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were cities
bombed by the US of A.
How many people did we kill?
And we still think that was okay!

We are all American dogs
who drool and piss and shit
on a planet of people at will
and we all deserve a direct hit!

So China, Iran and North Korea,
Russia and even Bangladesh
bomb this hellhole to bits!
Maybe this world can then start, afresh!

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

Unfortunately, I shall not get my wish that Russia, Iran, North Korea and China will blow this hellhole to kingdom come, but I can still keep hope alive.

So, Donald Trump has initiated what amounts to déjà vu because didn’t we go over this already about Assad using sarin gas during Obama’s reign? And what happened? It was found that the Assad government did not gas their own people, the rebels that America’s CIA trained did that, but even so, Russia stepped in and helped to broker a deal that relieved the Assad government of any chemical weapons it may have had and yet, here we are again. Donald Trump is just so disturbed at the thought of little children getting gassed that he just could not contain himself and so sent 59 missiles to do what? Kill more innocent little children? Because that is what happened, isn’t it? Civilians were killed by those U.S. missiles and so where is the outrage from Trump about that?

That no good bastard is not even outraged that the U. S. Department of Justice issued a scathing report on Baltimore’s police force due to the fact of rampant and systemic excessive use of force and police brutality against a majority Black city. In fact, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions stated that, “the consent decree would keep the KKKops from doing their job of continuing to brutalize, racial profile and fuck up Black folks on a regular basis just ’cause they should!”

And here we have all these pasty-faced motherfuckers just declaring how horrid it is for Assad to gas his own people when these same pasty-faced assholes would rather see me dead just because my skin tone is dark. Don’t that fucking beat all? Talk about this shithole drowning in hypocrisy, America is the very definition of hypocrisy from one end of this cesspool of corruption to the other. And here we sit, biting our nails and hoping there’s to be no draft. My post titled, “The Draft Is Being Reinstituted On January 1st, 2016! is the number one post because you scared ass pieces of whiny assed exceptionally brain dead cretins are shaking in your cowboy boots and wife beaters over the possibility of you having to get up off your fat ass and get it handed to you by the Russians and the Chinese. You don’t have to worry about being drafted because you’re fucking useless, what with a needle stuck in your damn arm loaded with heroin and who knows what the hell else. Your fat ass can’t even fit in the cockpit of a fighter jet because you’re too damn lazy to even get up off the couch and turn the channel on the TV. The only thing you’re good for is nothing! Ain’t no use for you whatsoever. So quite actually, if a bomb was to land squarely in your fucking living room, it’d be doing you a favor by sending you to meet your fairytale maker sitting up in the sky waiting to receive your worthless ass, or so says your slimy piece of shit reverend; the snake oil selling bastard! Yeah, a bomb would quite actually be good for you because it’d put you out of your sorry ass misery. I wish they would send a bomb up the ass of every single piece of American filth and think I don’t mean that, you sorry ass filthy fuckers!

Man In Kansas Uses Racial Slurs And Then Shoots…..

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….wait for it, not Black folks, but Indians, Indians born in the land of cows and Hinduism. It has been alleged that Adam Purinton, a ‘white’ man, was using racial slurs and glaring at two Indian men who were in a bar in Kansas and then he jumped up and fired a gun at them and shouted, “Get out of my country!” killing one and wounding the other before running out of the bar.

Many news reports are insisting that President Donald Trump is responsible for this crime and that he should be the one who gets punished for it. Not only do they think that Trump should be impeached for this crime, but that he should also get life without the possibility of parole. And many Indians, who had once supported Donald Trump and his ‘Muslim ban’ that’s not a ‘Muslim ban’ since many Indians are upset with neighboring Pakistan because of Pakistan’s overwhelming Muslim population, are now afraid that Donald Trump’s immigration policies will affect them because of Trump’s talk of “America First!”. Now, you see how that works, right? I mean, Indians liked Donald Trump until they realized that “America First!” could also apply to them since many of them are over here on work visas and could be impacted by a ban if enforced that states that if you are not a natural born citizen, then you need to get packing and there are millions of Indians living and working in America. In fact, they’ve come here in droves; of course, welcomed by our government since our government has been hell bent on dumbing us down while the Indians have out-paced us in every field especially math and science; those fields that are exceedingly in demand these days. No one is begging for those with an art degree.

It would seem that Indians don’t much like mixing with Muslims either; it’s that religious intolerance thing, ya know. Apparently, those who claim to be ‘deeply religious’ are only tolerant with people who share their religious beliefs. They cannot seem to find it in themselves to accept that others have a right to their religious beliefs. But as usual, I digress. So, back to the subject at hand.

This here fella, Adam Purinton, was just pushed to his limits because he was sick and tired of his nieces and nephews being out-of-work thanks to a sorry public education system that failed them on purpose so that others could come over here who were brighter, smarter and not American and who could get the jobs that were denied his dumb kin folk. Why should his family members be called, “trailer park trash” and yet these Indians were sitting up in a bar, swilling liquor with him every night and obviously, having the time of their lives? Purinton knew that they were foreigners by merely looking at them and hearing them talk. In fact, he even told them long before he shot them, that they did not belong here. But they took no heed. They figured his kind was just into donning a hood and a white sheet to burn crosses in the yards of Black folks, but that Indians from the land of cows and Hinduism were immune. Well, not anymore, it would seem. Now, there are calls from all across India for the return of India’s brightest and best who are living and working in America. “It is time to come back to India,” they say, “It is just not safe anymore!” They don’t seem to think that Donald Trump is going to help them live ‘The American Dream’ safely in America anymore.

You see, the focus is on everyone with a green card or an H1B visa which is what the two men who got shot by Adam Purinton had; an H1B visa. It is not just on those who are here from Mexico or from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia or Yemen. “Foreigners, Go Home!” is the new catchphrase along with “America First!” In fact, no one seems to think that the words, “Give me your tired, your poor huddle masses…” even applies to those from the land of cows and Hinduism because they are neither poor nor huddled. The poor and huddled are already over here. They are huddled in makeshift tents and they are living in tent cities and they are living in underground tunnels in Las Vegas. They are living without running water and a roof. But they are not the ones who are shooting anybody. They have no funds to even buy a gun. They are too busy searching for their next meal and wondering if that pain in their side will ever go away because they were turned away from the hospitals that so many Indians from the land of cows and Hinduism work at thanks to their H1B visas.

America’s government, for decades, has by virtue of mass immigration, allowed others from countries all across this planet to come to America and step on and over Americans who have lost jobs to these same people who epitomize what used to be ‘The American Dream’ for natural born Americans and now, the chickens are coming home to roost. Expect more Adam Purintons and in fact, there have been more Adam Purintons acting out on “Get out of my country!”

Also noted that same day as the [bar] shooting, two Kansas men were sentenced for their roles in an assault on a black Somali man in Dodge City, Kan.

According to the Justice Department, Armando Sotelo, 24, was sentenced to two years of supervised release in that case, while Omar Cantero Martinez, 32, was sentenced to 26 months in prison and two years of supervised release for committing perjury during the hate-crimes prosecution into that assault.

In the fall, federal prosecutors charged three Kansas men with plotting to attack an apartment complex, mosque and many Muslim immigrants from Somalia.”

If the attack had taken place, many Somalis would be dead because the entire apartment complex was home to Somalis. Natural born American citizens need not apply. I have seen this times too numerous to count in Minnesota. Many apartment buildings and townhouses are strictly ‘Somali only’. Now, how fair and right and just is that when many American citizens are sitting on the rolls of HUD waiting lists and have been on them for years? How many Section 8 vouchers have gone to house immigrants who take precedence over America’s natural born citizens? It was okay when this was happening mainly to America’s Black citizens. But now that ‘whites’ are feeling the pinch, the focus is finally and with good reason on all of the millions of immigrants,  on both the legal and the undocumented. Americans are finally fed up with America’s immigration polices that have directly adversely impacted millions of natural born American citizens.

I am not calling for the outright murder of these people, but I am however, lending my voice to that of Trump’s, “America First!” I will even take it a step further, do us all a favor, people from other countries who are here on green cards and visas, “Go home! For once, we need to start taking care of our own!” And since your own people are calling you back, do yourselves and us a favor and listen to and heed their calls for your return! Don’t let the door hit you on your ass on the way out!

February Is Slave History Month

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Yea though I stand humbly draped in chains,
I am allowed to celebrate slave history gains.
And since I shall die while serving my white master,
make a note that I worshipped at your feet, sweet Alabaster.

Make no mistake, I am grateful for no freedom
since oppression is what I’m used to as I head to God’s kingdom.
There, I will be judged by their god of outrageous lies
and found stunningly unfit by the lord of these flies.
So, please stand with me now as we thank our dear captors
for our place in history; all twenty-eight chapters.

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

As we are all aware by now, we are in the midst of celebrating Slave History Month and so without further ado, let the celebrations begin.

Those of us who had no choice but to be here since we did not immigrate but are here nevertheless thanks to our ancestors having been forcibly dragged here, take this opportunity to thank those who are the spawn of what dragged us here for giving us this month to celebrate that fact. It is quite apparent that those who wish us to thank them for this opportunity to stand before them in chains to this very day, are awaiting demonstrations of gratitude from us. We have not humbled ourselves in their kitchens, slave quarters, bathrooms, bedrooms and fields quite to their satisfaction for why else have they given us this month in which to thank them for their generosity; their thoughtfulness in dragging our ancestors from Africa to America? How can we let them know just how truly delighted we are to have twenty-eight chapters…I mean, twenty-eight days in which to celebrate our slave history?

And if you think you are not still a slave, why, Donald Trump just disabused you of that notion by in essence, speaking of Frederick Douglass as though he were still alive today.

Trump had this to say about Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass is an example of someone who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I noticed.”

Frederick Douglass, on behalf of Donald Trump, we wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued excellence in getting your point across as it pertains to “What to the slave is your fourth of July celebrations?‘ as you tour America today. Apparently, you did not die in 1895 since Trump is noticing that you are being recognized more and more wherever you go even though most of us are aware that you were born into slavery. It is good to know that you are still with us and even though you are still a slave, they have given you leeway to go on tour to promote your abolitionist views.

I hear tell that Harriet Tubman is being brought back to life in the form of her picture on the twenty dollar bill. What in the world is President Jackson saying about this? And I know he will not keep quiet about it. But then, we shall surely wait for Donald Trump to get around to enlightening us on that score. So many slaves still here with us today to celebrate Slave History Month and so let us thank them for their continued sacrifices on our behalf. For theirs has been an excruciatingly long and arduous struggle and we also have many Civil Rights icons that we want to thank as well; Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bayard Rustin, Ralph Abernathy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Ella Baker, Medgar Evers and so many, many more.

But today, as we celebrate Slave History Month, our celebrations are being upended thanks to The Donald’s Muslim ban and the cries for us to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community that never stood in solidarity with us; in fact, went out of its way to make sure that the ‘whites’ knew that we could not count on Muslim solidarity in our time of need. What group has ever stood in solidarity with us? Most certainly not the Muslims. And just so you know this to be true, here is a little excerpt that I took from a blog that I was reading earlier.

In the Fight Against Islamophobia, Solidarity with other Marginalized Groups is Key

when I sit around listening to aunties at parties giving pointers to each other on the best times to go to yoga classes so as to avoid black people. (Honestly, it’s a charitable interpretation of their language to even say they refer to black folks as people; most of the time they casually use the term kala, which literally means just “black” in Hindi/Urdu.)

Isn’t that nice? Black people are not even referred to as people, only as the ‘color’, Black, literally by the Muslims. You are less than a color to these Muslims. At least the ‘whites’ gave you the dubious distinction of being three-fifths human, but the Muslims don’t even give you that much. And so, you are going to stand somewhere in solidarity with some shits that don’t even see you as ‘human’? What does that say for them? Send their ass packing Donald Trump; each and every damn one of them. Send them packing!

And yes, we must be avoided at all times but because the Muslims are afraid for their very lives now, it has now been deemed appropriate to wake up and recognize that the ‘whites’ are now coming for them, so let’s get with the program that it would be to their benefit to get with ‘the color Black’ at yoga class because those  ‘Black colors’ have been marginalized since forever. The Muslim marginalization has just begun and they want to recognize the fact of ‘the ongoing color Black’ marginalization just NOW! Too goddamn late! Don’t let the door hit you on your ass on the way out of yoga class or on the way out of this country! Send them packing, Donald Trump! Send them packing! And if that isn’t bad enough, read this:

I knew my marginalization wasn’t unique every time I heard my classmates cycle through a seemingly endless repertoire of racist jokes on the schoolbus, about everything from the emo-Muslim who lets out angst by crashing planes to the Mexicans coming out of holes in their backyards to the eternal crowd favorite, “What do you call 3 black men on the moon? Three black men on the moon. What do you call 3 million? Problem solved!”
Just as horrifying as these jokes was the expectation that I would laugh at them too — since, hey, I’m not Mexican or black, so what business do I have being offended?

To take offense for the sake of people different from you is to begin to become invested in a politics deeper than your own individual hurt.

WOW! Hey slaves in America, you taking note of this? This newly marginalized Muslim here has been listening to these racist comments all her life but has chosen this time to dig up some hurt for you because now Muslims like herself are being targeted. So, this indeed is the case of “I did not speak up when first they came for the Blacks in my yoga class, I did not speak up when they told racist jokes about Black men, but now, I want these same ‘marginalized’ people to get with the program that we should now gather in a group hug and recognize that we need each other since I am now one of the ‘marginalized’.” Nope, not going to happen! If you were never in my corner…AND, you were NOT!!!, you are never going to be in my corner simply because the focus is not just solely on our ass anymore, but now they have dumped their collective hatred onto your ass! And even your various college degrees are not enough to save you from their hysterical hatred for Muslims from select countries who hold green cards or an H-1b visa. You see the one difference between us is I don’t hold a green card nor a visa because I was born here. Can you say the same? No, I didn’t think so because if you could, you wouldn’t be so put out about this Muslim ban, would you? They cannot put your sorry ass out of this country fast enough to suit me! Send them packing Donald Trump! Send them packing!

So, let us celebrate Slave History Month, my fellow slaves because we are on our own. There is no need for you to feel pressured to march through the streets with those who are afraid of some immigration ban because their fight is not your fight since your fight, they never bothered with or even thought about since it did not seem as though the ‘whites’ would ever pick a fight with them. No, celebrate your Slave History Month for what it is worth and tell those who would stand in solidarity with you now that karma is a bitch! Send them packing Donald Trump! Send them packing!

Why Boycott Starbucks?

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Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, in opposition to Donald Trump’s recent executive action regarding banning immigrants from certain countries for a few months, has decided to hire 10,000 refugees at Starbucks locations all across the globe. So according to this article, Trump’s supporters took to social media to ramp up a boycott against Starbucks because of the CEO’s stance even though it has also been stated that Starbucks pledged to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018.

People are boycotting Starbucks (SBUX) again, and this time it has nothing to do with its cups.

On Sunday, Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz disclosed that the coffee giant would be hiring 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years, a direct response to President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants — including refugees — from seven countries from entering the U.S.

Now, let’s take a look at something. The average pay of a barista at Starbucks is between $7.63 and $10.63 per hour, and shift managers earn an average of $9.12 to $13.44 which still leaves the employee in poverty since it has been established that a person needs to make $48,788 a year to cover standard costs of living expenses and if I was to take an average of what a Starbucks shift manager earns which would be around $11.00 an hour, that employee would make $21,120 a year, well below what’s needed to live on. So, how is Starbucks doing any favors for veterans and their spouses or even immigrants since they will need social programs to live on and need to make use of food banks to supplement their Starbucks earnings because their take-home pay will not be $21,120 since taxes and other payroll deductions will come out of their pay? How is the CEO of Starbucks in any position to attempt to take the high road at all since this is also known by the Starbucks CEO? How is he even attempting to take the high road against Donald Trump by announcing his plan to hire 10,000 immigrants and pay them poverty wages while the CEO of Starbucks makes $9,200 an hour which makes him one of the biggest hypocrites to even attempt to take the high road?

Where is his concern for those who enable his sorry ass to rake in $9,200 an hour while Starbucks shift managers start out earning $9.12 an hour and the starting salary for a barista is only $7.63 to $10.63 an hour? Why was there never a call to boycott Starbucks in protest over the paltry wages paid to those who work there?  Or better yet, to make a noise over the pay of its CEO in comparison to that of the average Starbucks employee? Why not stand in solidarity with those who, once they finish their shift at Starbucks,  must then head out the door, change clothes and go to their second job; that’s the only way they’ll be able to afford more than a box underneath a bridge because I hear tell that boxes underneath bridges are at a premium these days. We will never make a difference because the only way to make a difference is to boycott every single business in every single country and turn our cities into communities where we help each other. But that will never catch on because we only boycott when something makes us mad and for only five minutes. What’s that going to do? Not a damn thing. So, no one is worried about your Starbucks boycott, especially not the one you’re hoping will be worried; its billionaire CEO, Howard Schultz.

Isn’t it nice when billionaires decide to take a stand to help the helpless? Isn’t it just wonderful to see one billionaire pit his empathy and selflessness against another? I mean, on the one hand, we have Donald Trump calling for a ban on immigrants from certain countries because ‘average’ Americans need to be kept safe from refugees who were made so by the very fact of this country shit stirring in theirs; bombing the hell out of their country and on the other hand, we have another billionaire who steps in and saves the day for the ‘average’ immigrant by throwing poverty wages at them if they can indeed, get past Donald Trump’s immigration ban. How this circus of horrors will play out is anyone’s guess. But we can be sure that things will only go from bad to worse at this point with billionaires telling us what’s best for us. When has a billionaire ever done anything but what was best for the billionaire? Both are bloated windbags with more money than brains and who have been using their silver spoons to sip from their bowls of wealth and privilege and who never knew what it actually meant to earn one honest dollar in their lives.

We have 10,000 veterans and spouses of veterans about to start earning poverty wages, and by the way, this must be how billionaires ‘thank them for their service’ and soon to be joining them in about three months time will be 10,000 immigrants and with both the House and the Senate hell bent on cutting social programs, we wonder why more and more homeless tent cities are popping up and why food banks are stretched to their limits and are running out of food? Ha! Keep wondering. Meanwhile, being the ever so helpful person that I am, I did a bit of research and found the cheapest apartment in America. It is located in Cleveland, OH and it’s only $350 a month. Sweet ain’t it? If you don’t mind living in Cleveland, then you’re all set. No need to thank me, that’s what I do, help the helpless and can you believe it, I’m not even a billionaire. I’m just a thoughtful, empathetic person who does indeed know what it feels like to live like a refugee in ones own supposed, ‘country’. I am one who has seen much suffering of those who are not deemed ‘refugees’ but who also live like refugees in their country of birth.

We don’t even take care of the least of us who were born in this country but we want to add to the burden of a system that is already bulging at the seams to the point where its ready to burst and deflate and what with these hypocritical Christian charities over here taking donations left and right and doing nothing that amounts to charity work, we need more people who have empathy and selflessness because we are the only ones who will attempt to step up to the plate when billionaires and Christian hypocrites add to our problems instead of resolving them.

I don’t need to boycott Starbucks because I have never stepped foot inside one. Of course it could be because caffeine disagrees with me but it also could mean that I loathe the very name ‘Starbucks’ because everyone is running through the doors of Starbucks as though it is the first and last name in coffee. We’re talking coffee folks, something that just should not be that important. If you were running through the doors of say, ‘Habitat for Humanity’ seeking to help build some poor person a much needed home, then I’d say, “Way ta go!” But that’s not what’s happening.  When was the last time you ran inside the doors of a homeless shelter because it was bandied about as being the most hip spot to go into and get your ‘help the poor’ fix? When was the last time you ran inside the door of a food bank or food shelf to help out because it was the most hip spot to go into and get your ‘help the hungry’ fix? When others hype up a place like a ridiculously named coffee joint to the point where that’s the only name you hear, I do just the opposite and that is exactly what I do, head in the opposite direction.

So, Cleveland it is then, eh?

First They Came For The Blacks And…..

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….and you fucking did nothing! So now, you can just shut the fuck up!

Seriously, y’all wanna go there?

All over my reader, all I see is “First they came for the Muslims and I did nothing…” Oh, so you wanna do something now? You’ve seen killing chokeholds, you’ve seen lynching, you’ve seen mass incarceration of an entire ethnic group and just recently a woman at the heart of the Emmett Till case has now stated that she fabricated her story but now that Muslims are having a hard time thanks to policies put into play by those who look like you, you now want to do something?

Woman at center of Emmett Till case tells author she fabricated testimony

It was the lynching that outraged African Americans, spurred the civil rights movement and etched the victim’s name in history: Emmett Till.

The 14-year-old Chicagoan was visiting relatives in the cotton country of the Mississippi delta on 24 August 1955 when he allegedly wolf-whistled at a white woman.

Three days later his body was found in the Tallahatchie river. Till had a bullet hole in the head, an eye gouged out and other wounds. The murderers had wrapped barbed wire around his neck and weighted him down with a cotton gin fan.

It was a ghastly crime that changed the United States but the woman at the center of it, Carolyn Bryant, long remained an enigma.

A few weeks after the murder, the then 21-year-old testified in court that Till had grabbed and verbally harassed her in a grocery store. “I was just scared to death,” she said.

The all-white jury cleared her husband Roy Bryant and his half-brother JW Milam of the crime. They later publicly admitted their guilt, saying they wanted to warn other blacks. Carolyn Bryant disappeared from public view.

Now, 62 years later, it has emerged that she fabricated her testimony about Till making physical and verbal advances.

“That part’s not true,” Bryant told Timothy Tyson, the author of a new book, The Blood of Emmet Till.

A fourteen year old child was most heinously murdered and over six decades later, the truth is finally revealed that a WHITE woman lied on a Black child that resulted in whites murdering this child in one of the most brutal of ways and now you debased creatures are sitting somewhere shouting to all and sundry about who “They first came for?” Which means your depraved ass came for Black people and everybody else and handed them their ass on a platter after having lynched them and blown their country to bits but now you’re all benevolent and empathetic when none of you are any different from the filthy, vile and loathsome worms that did this to an innocent Black child. Oh yes, I believe how merciful and full of good will you are just like I believe in GEEZUS and Santa Claus. And if there were any truth to any of your so-called ‘christian’ religion, then your damn god would have smote you into non-existence eons ago. But unfortunately for us, we still have to bear witness to the vicious shits that you really are thanks to your actions; that of continuing to attempt to push us off the face of this planet through gentrification, through mass incarceration, through a school-to-prison pipeline, through medical experimentation, through abject poverty, through racism, homelessness, income inequality and joblessness while you blame us for all our problems that you worthless beasts set in motion.

Again, a fourteen year old child was horribly murdered because of what? The color of his skin? Hell no! He was murdered because of what makes whites so goddamn ferociously racist; the fact that you’ve no heart or soul or empathy or conscience to berate you for what you do to others. You’re the walking dead. You don’t have to watch ‘The Walking Dead’ because you epitomize it. Everywhere you go, you bring that which you are; death! And yet you have the goddamn nerve to pretend that you are something you are not; merciful, kind and full of good will. Get the fuck outta here with that goddamn bullshit! You are now going to show the Muslims how outraged you are over their plight and you are going to do something about it even though you’re the very reason they have a plight!

When I read what had really happened to this child, was I surprised? Hell NO! Because anyone with two brain cells connected and working knew what happened to this child and that what was previously stated had happened was a big ass lie! But now, the whites are out marching through the streets demanding some rights. What rights are you missing? You ain’t missing a goddamn thing except a heart, a soul and a goddamn conscience; something you can never have because you are pure evil and death and you need to all just drop dead already. The sheer unmitigated gall of you having the balls to talk about when they first came for somebody like you ain’t what’s come for every goddamn body besides you motherfuckers. Somebody should come for YOUR ass! That’s what needs to happen because the world would get itself in order if we didn’t have the likes of you to deal with!

Ask me if I give a damn over how you take this post and that would be a resounding, “NO!” You know you ain’t shit! I know you ain’t shit! You ain’t never been about shit but yet there you go, just a marching through Washington, D.C. pretending to protest the likes of you. Are you fucking serious? Do you know how dumb and stupid you look protesting your own ass? I laughed when I saw you marching through the streets acting like you was really doing something when the only thing you did was show how hypocritical your ass really is that you can take to the streets and show your ‘white privilege’. Show that you can board a plane at any given time, leave home and no job because you’re a ‘stay-at-home’ mom’ that’s got nothing but time on her hands and look at you, just a protesting that you’ve got no rights. You’re the biggest goddamn jokes that’s ever lived but the sad fact is the joke is on us because you ain’t fucking funny, not at all!

So, yeah! First you came for the Blacks and since when have you stopped coming for us long enough to come for the Muslims? That’s exactly what I thought. You never stopped, you hypocritical, sanctimonious, evil spawns of where you SHOULD reside; in hell!

Orange/White Privilege

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Bigotry from a man who turned himself orange;
protests from those who know nothing but privilege.
Would that I could turn myself orange and know privilege,
I would never need another pair of walking shoes.

If love trumps hate and all things in between,
how is it that love does not trump my skin tone?
For if it did, those signs would read:
“Stop killing my Black brothers and sisters, please!”

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

I Will NOT Apologize To Faggots!

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Almost daily, some Black entertainer is reportedly being forced to apologize to faggots.

Vivica Fox apologizes to LGBT community over offensive remark

“I’ve been a FRIEND n supporter of the LGBT community for years! My intention was not to offend anyone and I’m woman enough to apologize if you felt that way,” Fox, 52, wrote in response to an Instagram comment saying that she was against her dancers performing for gays.

“My show has already been taped and I was just doing something for the ladies but all are welcome to enjoy Vivica’s Black Magic Show! It’s HAWT… I’m all about LOVE not HATE dawling! Have a blessed day,” she continued.

The homophobic accusations came after Fox and some of her dancers were asked if gay guys go to shows during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club.”

“Hell no,” she said. “They dance for women… it’s called the ultimate girls night out.”

After the remarks, the show’s director and producer Jean-Claude LaMarre adamantly stated he wanted nothing to do with Fox, but would continue to work on the series.

How in the world did Vivica Fox say anything that was offensive by merely stating that her show was not catering to ‘gay guys’ but was catering to women because “it’s called the ultimate girls night out?” And why the hell did she feel the need to apologize to some damn butt pluggers? Those nasty ass no account, filthy, shit smelling faggots should be disrespected, but the sad fact is, no one is disrespecting those nasty ass dogs and yet every single time I turn around, they’re screaming that someone’s offended them! How in the fuck can you find anything anybody else says or does offensive when you nasty fucks are somewhere digging in each others ass searching for shit? And then commencing to howl in orgasmic pleasure when you perform a goddamn colonoscopy on each other whereas your dick, if it’s long enough, is quite welcome to stretch from each others rectum up until it touches your goddamn molars? Can’t nobody get more offensive than you disgusting, vile and filthy degenerates! And Vivica Fox has lost all credibility by stooping to a whole new level and destroying any dignity she might have had by kowtowing to those filthy animals by apologizing for doing not a goddamn thing wrong! I would not apologize to you rejects from hell if my life depended on it, depend upon it! And of course the show’s producer is a flaming faggot since he was most ‘offended’ by Vivica Fox’s inoffensive comment but not enough to stop working on the project because he knows who’s buttering his bread and the faggotfucker that’s plugging his ass wants that money coming in from his ‘end’.

And next, we have Miss Dreamgirl herself, Jennifer Holliday, the latest to apologize for offending the most offensive shits to ever slither and crawl across this godforsaken planet.

Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration, Apologizes to LGBT Community (Exclusive)

Jennifer Holliday has canceled her appearance at Donald Trump’s inauguration event next week, calling her decision to perform a “lapse of judgement.”

Holliday, considered a longtime LGBT ally, explained that she changed her mind after reading a Friday Daily Beast story titled, “Jennifer Holliday Will Perform at Trump’s Inauguration, Which Is Heartbreaking to Gay Fans.”

“My only choice must now be to stand with the LGBT Community and to state unequivocally that I WILL NOT PERFORM FOR THE WELCOME CONCERT OR FOR ANY OF THE INAUGURATION FESTIVITIES!”

The LGBT Community was mostly responsible for birthing my career and I am deeply indebted to you… You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded.

What in the world? Jennifer Holliday did not pull out of performing at Trump’s inauguration due to him being a racist bigot. Oh no, that’s not a problem. What IS a problem is that gays find Trump offensive to them and so therefore, anyone who supports Trump does not support the gay life style and so sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up because you are against us. Are you sick fucks serious? You honestly want everyone who is not down with your lifestyle choices to apologize to you if we so much as look cross-eyed at your nasty ass? Well, beg me to apologize to you useless fucks and please hold your breath until I do because that way, you’d all be dead because you’d turn blue and keel over before I’d ever apologize for a goddamn thing I say about you or to you.

And Jennifer Holliday is a straight up liar if she can come out of her mouth and say that gays launched her career and paved a way to stardom for her ass because Black people is the reason why her stupid, clueless ass achieved fame. She blew up on the RnB charts; not on some fucking gay charts. That stomp down hussy forgot where she came from and is now apologizing to the most loathsome worms on this planet and for not a goddamn reason. She owes those nasty fucks, nothing! LGBT birthed your career, my goddamn ass! The hell you say! You can thank Black people for your fame, you thankless bitch! And don’t even bother castigating me for calling a Black woman, a bitch because this bitch deserves that and so much worse, it’s fucking unreal!

I am sick to pieces of hearing of Black people constantly kowtowing to this sick ass, twisted shit! Those immoral freaks of nature are the last things slithering that’s deserving of an apology. Now bring your fucking grease-coated ass on up in here and pitch a goddamn bitch over this here post and I will be more than happy to mop the goddamn cyber floor with your lubed up ass, you despicable abominations!

Oh, and lest I forget, I received a comment on another blog post of mine here and the comment reads as follows:

Why does it[LGBT] bother you so? Are you in the closet? Me thinketh so.

See what I mean? If you’re not waving the rainbow flag back and forth, those useless nasty fucks either want you to apologize or accuse you of being ‘in the closet’. I feel no need to explain my sexuality to you, but let it be known that if I did indeed, harbor feelings so abominable to me as to be unendurable, I would rather kill myself than act out on them, but seeing as how I am not one to shy away from anything and since it is the ‘in’ thing to do these days as in declaring oneself ‘out of the closet’, then what would it avail me to rail against my ‘true’ nature when I would be welcomed into the fold by such an unwholesome bunch? I am a woman, and though men do not appeal to me, neither do women. Now, you can make of that what you will and go straight to hell while you’re at it. And by all means, keep thinking about whether or not, I’m gay since it is quite obvious that you need something to do to keep you occupied.

So, let’s all apologize to the LGBT community for breathing because that’s offensive to them. Let us get behind Vivica Fox and Jennifer Holliday and everyone else that’s apologized for offending the offensive. Like hell I will !!!!!!!!!

Trump Is Obama’s Legacy!

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Decades from now, Obama will be thought of as the president that ushered in Donald Trump. Forget about the ‘first Black president’. Forget about Obamacare. And there really isn’t anything else of note to even bother mentioning, is there?

In January, Obama will hand over the reigns to Donald “You’re Fired” Trump! And basically, that is what the American people told the democrats. “You’re fired!” For many, many years, the democrats, Obama included, took the Black vote for granted. They took the ‘poor’ vote for granted. It mattered not if the poor were Black or white, their vote was taken for granted because the democrats ignored their constituents until it was time to keep a senate seat or a house seat or keep the presidency under democrat control. The democrats spouted the same old tired ass rhetoric, decade after decade and they weren’t really listening to it anymore because it was all recycled garbage; the same message that they’d always used and it did work for a long time. But now, the fat lady has sung for the democrats and for Obama’s legacy.

I will not remember Obama as the first ‘Black’ president since I cannot name a single thing his Administration has done to improve the lives of Black Americans. I cannot think of a single stroke of his executive pen that improved the lives of Black Americans. From day one, that Kenyan born asswipe turned his back on the very people who overwhelmingly voted for him. He turned his back on people who he knew voted for him in the hopes that he would recognize what we all know and do something about helping us take down a deck that has been stacked against us since our ancestors were dragged here. Even though we knew that he was born of a man from Kenya and a white mother, we knew that he had a Black wife and together they produced Black children. We thought that he would look into his wife’s eyes and into the eyes of his daughters and see our daughters, our sons but he did not. He feathered his nest and that of his family’s and left the rest of us to make it as best we could with odds so stacked against us that no bookie would even take the bet.

He promised transparency in government and then turned right around and held secret meetings with insurance companies when putting together the details of Obamacare. He promised us a single payer health care system and we got skyrocketing premiums and little options and now companies are bailing on Obamacare, left and right. He promised jobs and then turned around and held secret meetings over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement(TPP) that would have strengthened corporate strongholds over entire nations with the ability to bankrupt them and take their natural resources, impoverishing the nation’s people.

Obama said he was “opposed to dumb wars” and yet, US troops are in Afghanistan to this day, protecting poppy plants that when harvested are given a free flight straight to the U.S. and into the veins of addicts in every city in America. Iraq is still seeing heavy fighting between U.S. trained insurgents and ‘the other guy’. Libya, which was not a hotbed for terrorist activities is off the chain thanks to policies put into play by the Obama Administration and with loving approval of his former Secretary of State Hillary “We came! We Saw! He died!” Clinton when speaking of the murder of Libya’s former leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. That warpig, Hillary Clinton guffawed over the senseless and needless murder of Gaddafi and with all else that was attached to her filthy ass, she actually thought that Americans wanted any more to do with her or with the Administration she was attached to? We showed you!

Obama did nothing; not one damn thing about the school-to-prison pipeline unless you think ignoring it is doing something about it. Inner city children are kept ignorant, on purpose because they are being groomed to feed the ‘for profit’ prison slavery system. Our children lag behind children in most other developed nations in just about every subject, especially math and science. Many cannot even find other countries on a map. There are so many who cannot even read, the calls for tutors and mentors are ear piercing. Is this another Obama’s legacy? Indeed, it is and not a proud one; not at all.

Barack Obama did more for gays than for any other group. Lit the White House up in rainbow colors when the Supreme Court approved gay marriage. Was the White House lit up in somber colors when twelve-year old Tamir Rice was gunned down two seconds after cops showed up at the park where he was playing? Was the White House lit up in somber colors after Trayvon Martin was executed by a racist who is still walking around grinning and having a good time after killing that child? Did Obama light up the White House in somber colors after Sandra Bland was found mysteriously hanged in a Texas jail cell after having been arrested for failing to make a proper turn signal? Was the White House lit up in somber colors when Freddie Gray breathed his last after having been arrested for doing nothing wrong and in the process had his neck mysteriously broken while being carted to jail in the back of a police van? No! No! No! No! No and NO!

And yet, the Obama justice Department by way of his next favorite coonhead Loretta Lynch is suing the state of North Carolina because North Carolina does not think that men who have ‘transgendered’ should be able to enter restrooms that are designated for females. Black people have been systematically butchered by racist cops and there was no reason in the world to make a stink over that, but along comes a transgender bathroom sign and it is time to get the justice department to sue over it. But to hell with ‘murder by cop’ of unarmed Black men, women and children. Does that give you a clue as to what Obama thinks of you, Black man, woman and child?

Not one asshole on Wall Street saw the inside of a prison cell for bringing entire economies to their knees thereby causing a Depression and yet then Obama Administration’s Justice Department head, Eric Holder stated that, “Bankers were too important to jail!” even though they had engaged in fraud, money laundering and other nefarious deeds, they were indeed, too important to jail. And yet, over two million Black men and women are sitting in prison for being caught with a plant(weed). Is this also part of Obama’s legacy? You goddamn right it is!

This so-called ‘first Black’ president has nothing to show for his presidency but Donald Trump and mass protests in the streets. And before that, there were mass protests in the streets over the murder of Black citizens by racist cops. Is that also an Obama legacy? You bet. Is that something to be proud of? Hell no! But he must own it because it is surely his to own.

History will indeed, remember Barack Obama and we shall as well and when history ‘whitewashes’ everything as it inevitably does, we will tell the truth. We will make sure that our children know why a racist bigot succeeded the so-called ‘first Black’ president. We will tell our children how we were lied to, ignored and thrown underneath the bus, time and time again and still many in Black communities all across this country, looked up to him. I certainly hope that they learned their lesson. Never make more of a man than he is for when all is said and done, he is still just a man and some are even less of a man than others. Obama is the lesser man and that is why his legacy to end all legacies is Donald J. Trump!

Donald Trump, “Sarah Palin To Be Secretary of State!”

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At an impromptu press conference held at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan yesterday, president-elect Donald Trump dropped a bomb with his announcement that the former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin is his pick for Secretary of State. When describing her qualifications for this position, Trump had this to say, “As you all know, I am trying to repair America’s relationship with Russia and who better to get the ball rolling in that regard than Sarah Palin who actually golfed with Vladimir Putin from the governor’s mansion in Alaska. Sarah has told me all about the many times she looked across the pond that separates Russia from Alaska and saw Putin playing golf on the front lawn of his estate. She told me that they developed a certain rapport whenever the ball went into the hole, Sarah, here would call, ‘Love 15!’ and Putin, upon hearing this would answer back, ‘Love 30!’. The two would then wave one final time at each other before disappearing inside their respective mansions. Who better to get America’s relationship back on track with Russia than Sarah Palin who is already fondly perceived by the Russian president? And before you get started on the fact that Sarah Palin has no experience for this position, remember that I am not completely stupid. I did give Sarah a test and she passed with flying colors. I asked her to find Alaska on the map and she pointed to it easily enough. She actually pointed to New Zealand but she explained to me that if I fly from New Zealand by way of Amsterdam, I would arrive in Alaska by 6pm eastern standard time if I depart at 4pm New Zealand Kiwi fruit time. I must say, I am quite floored by Sarah’s abilities and I think she has gotten a raw deal in the past by the press. And so without further ado, I shall hand the microphone over to my new Secretary of State, Sarah Palin! A round of applause, please!”

“Thank you! Thank you Donald! I am underwhelmed and I promise to do a wonderful job as Secretary of State, but to be fair, if Hillary Clinton and John Kerry can do it, I see no reason why I cannot. I think that I am more qualified than those two. They are responsible for the current hostile climate between the Soviet Union and Russia. I am so glad that Hillary is not the president, she never liked me anyway, and that John Kerry person is going to have to relinquish the Secretary of State jet to me. He, with his long face did not go well in a such a wonderful mode of transportation, nor has he exhibited one clue as to how to reign in those pesky insurgents that have been relentlessly fighting our own terrorists in the Middle Eastern country of Berlin. When I am Secretary of State, I promise to get everyone in Stockholm at the table and make them understand that they will no longer get away with harboring those Yemini terrorists that they think we don’t know about. I was watching a documentary the other day on the Discovery Channel and you would not believe how many terrorists are hiding out in  the Swiss Alps. Why, there were twenty-two female terrorists participating in some sort of ritual, kneeling by a creek and rinsing their hair and toweling it dry and I said right then and there, ‘look at that, they are attempting to fool everyone into thinking that they are merely washing their hair when we all know that they are the wives of ISIS members’.”

“I have already been in contact with the UN and I let them know that we will get NATO forces together and prepare to bomb Berlin from France and we will be successful in removing the command center for terrorists in that country. I am going to put ISIS on the run, for good. I am going to make you proud of me Donald. You are going to be so proud of me that when you win a second term, you will want me to continue on as your Secretary of State! Take that Hillary ‘has been’ Clinton!”

“Next week, I am scheduled to fly to Iraq and once I land in Iraq’s major city, Aleppo, I will drill our troops there and get to the bottom of why Iraq is still a hotbed of terrorism. We will brainstorm and find a way to get Toyota to stop doing business with IS and then since those terrorists will have nothing to drive once Toyota stops supplying them with pickup trucks, we shall bring peace and prosperity back to that region. I shall also call on Saddam Hussein to step back in as the leader especially seeing as how Pakistan was doing wonderfully when he was the dictator there. Those CheeseKurds, Soonistas and Sheisties will soon know who’s boss. And if Hillary hadn’t killed Ghaddaddy, Libya would not see me, but I must do what I must do and Libya will be my next stop because I must find a way to run the rebels out and return Libya to Ghaddaddy’s son, Alibaba. It is too bad that he has forty thieves in his regime, but there are going to be some bad guys and sometimes, it takes one bad guy to get to the other bad guys and we must depend on a bad guy at times to make sure that the other bad guys don’t get out of control. So, Alibaba and his forty thieves will run Libya. I have almost achieved world peace because Putin has already assured me that he is returning Ukraine back to Crimea and he has also agreed to allow Petroclevoceous, the former ruler of Spain to return and guide the Slovakian people back to Yugoslavia.”

“So, gentlemen of the press, my new outfits are being prepared as I speak to you and just as soon as they are all ready for me, I shall be on my first world peace mission. And Donald, thank you ever so much for giving me this opportunity to prove that I have more than just air between my ears! Suck on a lemon Hillary!”