Shots Ring Out Every Single Night!

Michah Johnson

Shots ring out every single night.
People stand on the corner and scream and shout.
Torn protest signs litter the streets.
And no one seems to know what it’s all about.

A young man in Baton Rouge was shot and killed.
Another young man in St. Anthony, the same.
In Ferguson, MO, blood flows down the street.
And at the heart of it all is a KKKop’s killing game.

In a Wal-Mart store, a man held a toy gun,
he is dead too and the killing didn’t stop.
A young boy played in a Cleveland park
and the next sound he heard was a gun going, “POP!”

A young woman went to Texas to start a new job,
she made a wrong turn with her signal light.
And now she is dead, found hanged in a cell
all because her color was Black and not white.

I tell myself that any killing is wrong,
but when I heard about the shooting in a Texas town,
I never even flinched nor did I say one word.
I simply poured a flute of champagne and I chugged it down!

Call me insensitive or call me what you want,
but I will not lend myself to hypocrisy
because in my heart of hearts, I don’t care for KKKops,
when those they kill by the thousands, look like me!

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

The Dallas gunman claimed white police officers were conducting “genocide” against black people before he launched his attack, a friend told the Telegraph.

A week before Micah Johnson, 25, targeted police in Dallas the normally “chill” military veteran became upset, the friend said.

Israel Cooper, 19, said: “He was upset. He said white cops are just slaying black people, basically genocide. He said, “this is getting out of hand’.”

“Getting out of hand,” is right! And for people who say that this is the beginning of  a race war, tell me when have white people not been at war against America’s most unwilling ‘citizens’; descendants of slaves? You forget yourself and since you do, might I remind you why Black people are here? You mean, you don’t know? We are here thanks to your ancestors and here you are, taking up where your ancestors left off and you expect us to love you? Get real!

You can call this a ‘race war’ if you like and you can denounce us from here to hell, but the reality is, you put this shit in motion and now you want us to wring our hands and gnash our teeth because some racist KKKops got wacked by a man who was sick and tired of reading endless reports of racists gunning down innocent Black people? You can wag your finger over this until it falls off, I don’t give a good goddamn because tonight, I am celebrating AGAIN! That’s right! The only “POPPING” I am going to hear is the popping of another champagne cork!

“Cheers!”

And in the words of Tupac, “I was given this world, I didn’t make it.” And we ALL know who made this world the way it is now. So, you own up to what you set in motion. You goddamn right, I’m gonna celebrate! Eight 0 clock sharp and that’s central daylight savings time, “POP” goes the goddamn cork, motherfuckers!

And as for the KKKops out there! You sons-of-bitches ain’t even good enough to suck on the cork AFTER I trash it, you worthless racist bastards! Grieve with you? Nothing fucking doing!

Gun-Toting White Folks!

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We gun-toting white folks are a blessing to this land.
So, Black folks, you know just where you fucking stand.
It’s a goddamn emergency, now be in bed by nine.
Get off the fucking street before your ass is mine.

I’ve got Humvees on the prowl to protect the status quo.
I’ll fuck you up and lock you up, to jail, your ass will go.
Don’t think for one damn minute that you’re free to walk the street.
Step off the goddamn curb and a wall of blue, you’ll meet.

Now get your Black ass on your knees and humble yourself to me.
I get paid to shoot to kill and I am on a killing spree.
Your protests, they don’t matter, just you ask Dr. King.
He got just what you’re getting; his life didn’t mean a thing.
You think I care about your dreams? Who dropped you on your head?
The only good nigga I know is a nigga that is dead!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

Heavily-armed members of a controversial right-wing “patriot” group added an extra dose of unease to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday.

The Oath Keepers organization says its members — all former military, police and first responders — pledge to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Protesters and police confirmed that a handful of Oath Keepers with what appeared to be assault rifles, bulletproof vest and camouflage gear were seen early Tuesday on the streets of Ferguson, which was under a state of emergency following demonstrations pegged to the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

Now, how about that? Too bad the Ferguson protesters didn’t show up with ‘assault rifles, bulletproof vests and camouflage gear’ because maybe, just maybe, the ‘wall of blue’ would have merely considered them to be ‘oath keepers’; defenders of the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. But what I would like to know is who is the ‘enemy’ in Ferguson, MO that has the Constitution under assault? It would appear to me that the ‘oath keepers’ should have initiated a shoot-out with the police since the police, with their armored vehicles on the streets of the ‘land of the free and home of the brave’, are the shit-stirrers that are assaulting the Constitutional rights of the Black protesters in Ferguson, MO. Oh my bad! Those Black protesters, at the time the Constitution was written weren’t even considered ‘citizens’ of AMERICA:

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is AMERICA!

..and Black people, change your chant from “Black lives matter!” to “Why the fuck am I over here? That shit ain’t crystal clear?” Just keep reminding the white motherfuckers why you are the fuck in this shithole and the next time you show up at a protest rally, remember to bring your assault weapons, bulletproof vests and camouflage gear. Oh, my bad AGAIN! You’ll still be Black, so never mind, that won’t work! You’ve got to be white to strut around, carrying an assault weapon out in the open, wearing bulletproof vests and camouflage gear calling yourself  an ‘oath keeper’, code words for KKK, Aryan Brotherhood, skin heads and the like. For the love of ………!!!!!

 

Freddie Gray, We Failed You!

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Freddie Gray, we failed you.
It would seem, we always will.
We failed Amadou Diallo,
and all the rest on their list to kill.

Poor Michael Brown lay in the sun,
but his body cooled so fast.
And Trayvon still roams the night,
for being Black, he was harassed.

Eric, we failed you too.
What is there left to say?
They choked the life right out of you.
And no one was made to pay.

Oh we get upset and burn some things,
and then we quickly get over the pain.
They call us all bad thugs
but why you are dead, they can’t explain.

A mother slapped her child,
for throwing rocks and glass and such,
and the media played that up.
At that shit, they always clutch.

They always blame the victim,
for acting out of rage
“Our anger should be doused!”
So says the wise old sage.

Something’s wrong with that old sage,
He does not speak the truth.
A man is dead who did no wrong.
He was buried while in his youth.

Twelve, eighteen and twenty-two,
and on and on it goes.
These are the average ages
of Black bodies laid out in rows.

The funerals never stop.
And the buckets of tears are shed.
The lines are out the door,
but no one says what needs to be said.

Peace will never be ours to know
in this shithole built by slaves.
When have they ever cared for us,
these primates out of caves?

Never think the day will come
when they’ll stop the killing spree.
The time is now for you to act!
You’re a slave, you are not free!

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

If anyone thinks that the racist cops will be held accountable for Freddie Gray’s death, are you serious? With video proof that Eric Garner was murdered in cold blood, where is the indictment? With video proof of the murder of Tamir Rice, where is the indictment? With video proof of the murder of John Crawford, where is the indictment? And certainly what happened to Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina deserves a mention. What slap on the wrist will that cop get even with being charged with murder? And poor Freddie Gray was just minding his business in what the whites labeled a ‘high crime area’ so he must have been committing a crime, but so far, we’ve yet to know what crime he committed. Oh, that’s right! He fled! Even if I was in a wheelchair, I would have fled as fast as my battery powered seat could get me the hell out of there especially seeing as how Black men don’t seem to fare well when coming into contact with AmeriKKKa’s storm troopers.

And we want to think that the deceased are resting in peace? Get real!

Oh and for the woman that slapped her child, he should have hauled off and slapped some sense into your ass!

Freddie Gray Has Joined The Ranks!

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Freddie Gray has joined the ranks
of those killed by the slave patrol.
His nightmare finally ended
in this here racist ass shithole.

The list just keeps on growing.
When will it ever stop?
One by one, we die,
while the whites, they dine and shop.

Oh, there’s a baseball game in progress.
This is inconveniencing me.
So what? A Black man’s dead!
I’ve got a game to see!

Just dump him in a ditch.
He’s Black, don’t you know.
No one will care at all.
Dead Blacks don’t stop no show!

Go protest somewhere else.
There are things I want to do.
I don’t care if his spine was severed.
Why should that matter to you?

Blacks are not even human.
Just ask the ‘founding fathers’.
They bred them just like cattle
That’s why they wore slave collars.

Freddie Gray won’t need his again.
He’s been effectively neutralized.
I have no need to join a protest
over what’s been dehumanized.

I didn’t make the rules of the game.
But I will follow them to the letter.
Freddie Gray to me was a thing.
A dead Black man, all the better.

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

The time before the last time before the time before that, I said, “We will see this again and again and we will protest and we will march and I gave it a month. I don’t even think that much time passed before another, “Here we go again!”, moment takes place!

I have been reading the reports from every source that I can find and for some strange reason, I cannot find out why Freddie Gray was chased in the first goddamn place? This man was treated worse than a dead deer; tossed into the back of a police van and carted off as if he was another hunter’s trophy and in all actuality, he was! Another notch on the belt of the racist patrols that gun down, choke, shoot or sever spines of Black people. And the citizens of Baltimore have taken to the streets just like the citizens of Ferguson, MO and the citizens of Beavercreek, Oh, and the citizens of Cleveland, OH and the citizens of New York, NY and the citizens of insert yet another city here->___.

So, let us continue to march with our signs and seek justice from the shits that are hell bent on killing us. It has been working SO well thus far, hasn’t it? And Obama had this to say, “Move along! Nothing to see here folks! Let’s ALL have a beer! He should be glad he didn’t get ‘friendly’ drone struck!” Yeah, he’s ALL heart, he is, that lying piece of hypocritical filthy ass shit!

…to be continued…..

Officials have declined to provide 911 call recordings related to Gray’s arrest or injury, citing the open investigation, and police have declined to provide dispatch recordings that would contain any conversations between officers and dispatchers while Gray was in custody. The timeline for when and where the van stopped remains incomplete, and no time has been provided for the van’s last stop, back on North Avenue for another pickup before its arrival at the Western District police station.

When Gray was taken out of the van, Rodriguez said, “he could not talk and he could not breathe.”

Beyond damage to his spinal cord, Gray had a crushed voice box.

At 9:24 a.m., officers called a medic to the Western District station, reporting that Gray was in “serious medical distress.”

Paramedics responded, spent 21 minutes treating Gray at the station, and arrived at Maryland Shock Trauma Center — where Gray would fall into a coma and die a week later — at 10 a.m.


Black folks, keep expecting whites to ‘feel’ your pain! They won’t because they are not even human! You better act like you know! This shit ain’t playing with you! Marching and waving signs around ain’t doing you a goddamn bit of good and you can’t understand that by now? What the fuck?

As the breakaway group reached Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles were scheduled to play the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night, they were met by police officers in riot gear. There were reports of damage to some cars parked at the baseball stadium.

As protesters blocked the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, a major downtown intersection, the Baltimore Police Department urged demonstrators to remain peaceful. Its Twitter feed reported “isolated pockets of people from out of town causing disturbances downtown.”

Black folks, remember, you can NOT disrupt traffic for the white motherfuckers trying to reach Camden Yards to see the Orioles and the Red Sox because a dead Black man don’t mean shit to them! Never fucking think it! And don’t forget to look real closely at the picture of Freddie Gray! He was the goddamn big and scary Black man weighing in at a whopping 145 pounds! Oh! And he had a switchblade, so they say! Yeah! Uh huh!

“Death To The West!”

 

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I am from Yemen and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Libya and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Pakistan and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Afghanistan and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Syria and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Iraq and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Somalia and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Vietnam and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Iran and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Niger and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Yugoslavia and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Russia and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Haiti and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Ukraine and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Ferguson, MO and I say, “Death to the West!”

 

*America and the UK

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

The U.S. has drone struck Yemen, set Libya on fire, drone struck Pakistan, started a war in Afghanistan and why? The U.S. is bombing Syria and Iraq AGAIN. The U.S. is sending its military back into Somalia, and don’t even act like you don’t know why Vietnam would say, “Death to the West!” The U.S. AND Israel is out to make sure that Iran is ‘declawed’ or in other words, is no threat to Israel by having nukes although, it’s fine for Israel to ‘enjoy’ a nukes program. The U.S. has set up a drone base in Niger and I am certain that if Niger decided to set up a drone base in the U.S., and to say that, “That would not go over well!”, would be the goddamn understatement of the year! And what about Bill Clinton’s War in Yugoslavia? Never forget the U.S. neo-Nazi shit stirrers that have fucked up Ukraine while Russia got the blame. We all should know that U.S. help for Haiti is a fraud! And last but certainly not least, “Death to the West!” for what went down in Ferguson, MO and for what went down in Ohio and for what went down in New York and for what continues to go down every single goddamn day for people all across this shithole! “Death to the West!” Now fucking cart me off to a FEMA camp, I fucking dare ya!

The Ferguson Police ‘Feel’ Under Siege, Play The World’s Smallest Violin For Them!

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A recent shooting of two pigs in Ferguson, MO has the pig force feeling under siege. Insert violin concerto here! Two pigs were standing on the outside next to their trough when bullets started whizzing past a few protesters and struck the two pigs near their trough. Both are still alive and well and asking for their daily slop bucket of donuts. And now the other pigs in blue are crying “Foul OINK!” “Oh, it’s not fair! We’re only doing our job of shooting unarmed Black people down! We are only doing our job of routinely targeting African-Americans for arrests and ticketing! Is that really SO bad? It was all sanctioned by the judge, the mayor and all other city officials that are dipped in pig pink! So, why shoot us?”

A scathing Justice Department report sheds a light on the systemic racism that is deeply embedded in the Ferguson, MO police department and court system. Black people are targeted almost exclusively and ticketed in order to raise revenue for the city’s coffers.

The Justice Department report found evidence that the mostly white police force in the two-thirds majority black community was more focused on revenue-raising than public safety. The Justice Department also said officers had a pattern of using excessive force and making illegal arrests, as well as deploying attack dogs and using Tasers on unarmed people.

And yet, the Ferguson pig department feels under siege. Really? For real? So, the Black people that are the victims of their racism; the ones that were subjected to excessive force, illegal arrests, attacked by dogs and were tasered while unarmed should not ‘feel’ under siege? Oh my bad! Racist ass pigs believe that Black people have no feelings to begin with. It all goes back to that slavery and three-fifths of a person law as pertaining to Black people that were dragged over to AmeriKKKa for the sole purpose of being worked to death and bred like animals, AGAIN, for the purpose of being worked to death.

It all becomes so clear. Whenever revenue is needed, why that’s what Black people are for. Who gives a shit about Black people anyway? We can fill our coffers with ill gotten gains from all the bogus traffic stops while judges and their colleagues fix their own tickets. Who’s to know since we run this town? Just ask Judge Ronald J. Brockmeyer, who by the way, has owed back taxes since 2007 to the tune of $170,000, but since he is no different from the pigs in pink, that’s all right!

The judge in Ferguson, Missouri, who is accused of fixing traffic tickets for himself and colleagues while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid taxes.

Ronald J Brockmeyer, whose court allegedly jailed impoverished defendants unable to pay fines of a few hundred dollars, has a string of outstanding debts to the US government dating back to 2007, according to tax filings obtained by the Guardian from authorities in Missouri.

And there you have it folks; corruption, racism, tax evasion, racial profiling, the use of excessive force, the use of tasers on unarmed Black people, the inflicting of a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s majority Black population, system wide abuse of power in the city of Ferguson, MO and the pig pinks dressed in blue ‘feel’ under siege. Ain’t that a bitch? They cannot for the life of them figure out why anyone would want to shoot such fine, upstanding, impartial officers of the law that swore to protect and serve those who pay their salary. They cannot figure it out! Not even with a Justice Department report all up in their snout denoting their use of excessive force against Black people, a report all up in their snout denoting their deployment of attack dogs on unarmed Black people, a report all up in their snout denoting their use of tasers on unarmed Black people, a report all up in their snout for illegally arresting Black people, a report all up in their snout for filling their coffers with bogus traffic ticket money from the Black residents of Ferguson, MO. But let’s get out the violin and bemoan the pig pinks feelings of being under siege!

My Black ass and every other Black person in AmeriKKKa has been under siege since day one in this shithole. Walk a goddamn mile in our shoes and then talk about ‘feeling’ under siege. You worthless motherfuckers are one of the main reasons why we are always under siege and yet, you want to bellyache when someone busts a cap all up in YOUR ass when you goddamn worthless motherfuckers should not be able to get anywhere near a damn cop uniform, gun and badge. You sons-of-bitches terrorize Black people every single goddamn day and YOU’RE under siege??!! Get the fuck outta here with that bullshit! You get no motherfucking sympathy from me, you racist ass bitches!

Obama, You Hypocritical Bastard….!

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…how the hell can you stand there with a straight face and declare that Venezuela is a national security threat? A national security threat? Venezuela? Are you shitting me? For fucks sake, this shit gets more ludicrous by the goddamn second! The goddamn White House had this to say,

“Venezuelan officials past and present who violate the human rights of Venezuelan citizens and engage in acts of public corruption will not be welcome here, and we now have the tools to block their assets and their use of U.S. financial systems,” the White House said in a statement.”

Venezuela is violating the human rights of THEIR citizens???!!! …AND the Venezuelan government is corrupt? Oh really??!! For real??!! The United States is violating the human rights of its citizens and you, you piece of filthy ass shit ain’t doing a goddamn thing about it or even posturing over the fact that human rights abuses abound in this shithole called America. And what government body could be more corrupt than the shits that take bribes and kickbacks from the ‘corporations are people’ corporations? Here is a list of American state and local politicians convicted of crimes, but this piece of shit is pointing the finger at Venezuela? For the love of ……!!!

And speaking of human rights abuses, my Black ass cannot even stand on a goddamn street in New York city and sell some loose, untaxed cigarettes without getting choked to death! That is not only a human rights abuse, that is motherfucking outright murder! And the fucks that committed that murder, walk around, free as a goddamn bird.

A 12-year old child by the name of Tamir Rice was gunned down in a park by filth in blue for playing with a toy gun and he is to blame for his own death and THAT is not a human rights abuse, not to mention, once again, goddamn out and out murder.

A mentally ill Black woman got her faced bashed in and beaten all about the body in California for having the goddamn gall to walk down the highway and what happened to her is not considered, a human rights abuse?

Let me set the record straight. What are human rights? Human rights are rights which you are entitled by virtue of being human but apparently, many of us who are American citizens are not considered, human and for that matter, neither are many other people that are held in secret U.S. prisons all across this planet, be they American citizens or otherwise.

Also this article states that the U.N. holds U.S. Accountable for Human Rights Violations At Home and Abroad but what I would like to know is, how so? Because in the article:

“The committee condemned the United States’ lack of accountability for disappearance, torture, and unlawful killings of terrorism suspects, and its failure to apply the ICCPR to international operations. In addition, the committee denounced racial disparities in law enforcement that have led to the incarceration of a disproportionate number of minorities (particularly Blacks and Latinos), effectively denying them basic human rights throughout the criminal justice process. This includes severe sentencing such as the death penalty and life without parole for juveniles; improper use of solitary confinement; and denial of civil rights following incarceration (most notably, the right to vote).”

Again, how is the U.N. holding the U.S. accountable for its human rights abuses since not a goddamn thing has changed? The U.S. is busily abusing our human right to privacy at this very minute by recording my motherfucking key strokes and listening in on my phone calls and having the ability, if they don’t like what they see or hear, to have my ass drone struck at any given moment without benefit of counsel or trial. So what the fuck difference did it make for the U.N. to even bother condemning this shithole for human rights abuses when this shithole is GOD to the goddamn world by virtue of its military?

This GOD called America can determine that Venezuela is abusing human rights when this shithole has not one goddamn human rights leg to stand on because they’ve all collapsed in a heap and been shoveled into a goddamn hot ass furnace, burned the fuck up and the ashes as was the case with Osama bin Laden was thrown into the goddamn Ocean, never to be seen or heard from again! Damn it all to hell! The blatant, outrageous hypocrisy of the shits at the helm of this lopsided, sinking, stinking shithole barge, knows no bounds! How the hell do they come off looking askance at another country’s perceived human rights abuses when this shithole is mired in human rights abuses and is damn fucking proud of it? Just ask Dick Cheney who is so fucking proud of the fact that innocent people were tortured to death, so proud to the point that he would do it all again in someone else’s heartbeat! Now if that don’t beat all? Why that heart that he stole from someone that was most likely cooling their heels in a U.S. prison, refuses to beat in his filthy ass chest is a mystery to me! Because if it was my heart that they had given to that depraved, blood thirsty, demonic bastard, it would have leaped up off the goddamn table and fled the goddamn building and thrown itself in front of a motherfucking bus so as not to get set inside that filthy bastard’s nasty ass chest! Meanwhile, Chelsea Manning is rotting in prison for exposing torture, war crimes, lies and hypocrisy, otherwise known as human rights abuses while Edward Snowden is in exile for exposing human rights abuses in the form of the U.S. government spying on us all as if we are all, enemies of the State. If that don’t take the goddamn cake!

The United States reigns supreme in human rights abuses and that is why China has told this shithole to “Fuck off!” when chastising them over their human rights abuses and so have other countries over this ‘pot calling the kettle, black’!

Is the U.N. going to recommend that the U.S. sanction its damn self over its human rights abuses? Fuck no because everybody is goddamn terrified of the U.S. and with good reason, with the exception of Russia’s Vladimir Putin who even condemned this shithole for the human rights abuses perpetrated on the Ferguson protesters when they protested the murder of Michael Brown by a racist ass cop. China had this to say, “It’s ironic that the U.S., with its brutal manner of assimilating minorities, never ceases to accuse China and countries like it of violating the rights of minorities,” and Russia had this to say, “Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement last week that the United States needs to clean its own house if it wants to call itself a “bastion of human rights” that “declares its own ‘exceptionalism.’ ”

“I would like to advise the American leaders to pay more attention to restoring order in their country before imposing its dubious experience on other states,” the Foreign Ministry said.”

But now the shits that run this shithole are pointing the human rights abuse finger at Venezuela and getting out the “SIGH”….sanctions book AGAIN! Who the fuck hasn’t been, is being or will be sanctioned by this hypocritical shithole? Cuba has been sanctioned as has Iran, Iraq, Russia, Burma, North Korea, Côte d’Ivoire and now, Venezuela.

AGAIN, I say, “WORLD!!!” Get your act together! Get up off your ass and blow this shithole to hell! Send your goddamn secret messages by carrier pigeon if you have to in order to elude the goddamn NSA, CIA, FBI and all the rest of the spying eyes over here and carry this thing through to end the reign of this shithole and blow Great Britain’s ass to kingdom come along with it because the two go hand in hand. Cut your losses already and get with the program that this shit is never going to let up off your ass and the hypocrisy is overwhelmingly all up in your face. It is undeniable and they lie and don’t even blink!

WORLD, you’ve got three choices! Expect to kneel and continue to kowtow to this sick ass twisted shit here in America and in Great Britain or get sanctioned to pieces and then have drones and other missiles raining down on your heads or plot together and destroy this shit, once and for all! My continued hope is for the latter! Do yourselves and US, a goddamn favor! Blow it the hell up!!

“I Am Weighed Down By Anguish…”

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I weighed myself today,
and I’ve gained so many pounds.
The weight is not from calories.
It’s not from Almond Joys or Mounds.

I am weighed down by anguish,
at the loss of so many men,
And Black though they were,
I had no idea that was a sin.

My doctor chastised me,
over all the weight I’ve gained.
He doesn’t know of all the ghosts,
and that to them, yes I am chained.

Trayvon, you’re not forgotten,
and Skittles I won’t touch.
I still put my hoodie on
but I don’t go out much.

When I see a giant of a man,
standing on a New York Street,
I see Eric Garner,
he’s breathing and on his feet.

In another corner of my mind,
Michael Brown will never leave.
I can’t forget him lying there,
and for his senseless death, I grieve.

John Crawford, you are here,
You stand in the light to show,
the gun was just a toy,
but into a casket, there you go.

Oh Tamir, Tamir, little child,
you played in Autumn’s park.
And when play time was over,
another gun had found its mark.

You’re on the scale with me now,
you cute, little twelve year old.
Come take a walk with me.
Your hand in mine, I hold.

I don’t know if there’s an afterlife.
But I do know that you’re here,
adding weight upon my scale,
and of this weight, I have no fear!

Written by
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

For so many days, I have shed so many tears and still they come. This one is not about rhyming or about ‘getting it right’ because this is all so very wrong. This one is about how I feel when I think of the senselessness of these murders and of the fact that there was no punishment nor will there be any punishment for those who murdered them. I can’t even wrap my head around that.

And I’ve just read that MSNBC’s lackey, Al Sharpton, is organizing yet another ‘march on Washington’. How many will this one make? Anybody bothering to count anymore? What’s the point? We’ve been marching for how long now and what’s changed? Oh, right! The names, that’s all! Shall we build a ‘wall’ and put on it the names of all the dead Black men and dead Black children and dead Black women that have been murdered by cops that kill with impunity and shall we also just cut out that grand jury nonsense? For what else is it? Another ‘dog and pony’ show while the body count continues to pile up? Let us pray and let us march. It has worked SO well thus far. Shall we give it yet another go? Onward ‘christian’ soldiers!

I Am Privileged Because I’m white!

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Tell me what to do.
Show me what to buy.
I have no imagination.
And I don’t question, “Why?”

There is an angel on TV,
so pale with wings of gold,
and not much else, I see.
That’s how we are controlled.

On the evening news,
they shot a Black man dead.
He was such a big Black brute,
I’m surprised his blood was red.

There’s a child with a pellet gun.
The cops are on the scene.
They shot him in cold blood.
He’s Black; that kill was clean.

I’ve done my nine to five.
And homeward bound am I.
There goes a homeless man,
why don’t those people die?

The billboards scream at me.
And I look at all the news.
I have no thoughts to own.
Inside my head, insert your views.

Tell me who to hate,
and you know it will be done.
Repeat and play it back.
Don’t pause, just hit rerun.

Shield me from the world.
Tune me in to mindless drivel.
For my brain, I have no use.
And like a penis, it will shrivel.

They’ve got a pump for that,
so I can masturbate to porn.
I don’t need to think or feel.
Inside a tube, my seed is born.

There is nothing I can’t do.
I take such great delight,
that I was not born Black.
I am privileged because I’m white!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

They Can Kill Us, But Don’t Burn The Town!

burning

Let it simmer and let it smolder.
What do we do when it all boils over?
Don’t make it burn, just go sit down.
They can kill us, but don’t burn the town.

Display your anger, respectfully.
Remember to protest, peacefully.
There’s a time and a place for everything.
The white man wants us to march and sing.

That puppet in the White House is an Uncle Tom.
He wants peace from us and yet, he orders a bomb.
He’s got the Zionists fist shoved so far up his ass,
when he farts, Netanyahu can smell his gas.
If his girls were murdered, would peace still reign?
What do you think? Is a white man sane?

They play games with us because they can.
There are some who say that this is all a plan.
So, if indeed it’s true that we are mere pawns,
over our genocide, whites can’t hide their yawns.

They can only claim ignorance for just so long.
Then they have to realize what’s right and what’s wrong.
To keep blaming what they do on shadows in the night,
is to absolve them for not doing what is right.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

I have had about all I can stand from people stating that the protestors should have used more restraint. When are the cops going to act with restraint and stop killing Black people? When is enough, enough? When we’re all dead? I don’t give a goddamn about a fucking business. I don’t care if its Pizza Hut, Kamikaze Nail Salon, Frank’s Toupees or a goddamn grocery store. None of that shit matters because the only reasoning behind protecting those businesses is to keep CAPITALISM up and running. Gotta have those stores open for Black Friday specials. Fuck that an unarmed Black teenager is dead; killed by a racist cop. It’s ALL about priorities. To hell with that shit! Stores are insured and can be rebuilt, a life taken, cannot! Michael Brown is dead and buried. Insurance can’t bring him back to life.

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and all the others that peacefully marched and protested did everything ‘right’, what did it get them? Eh? High powered water hoses, dogs, jail, beatings and who did that? Whites did! But now, Black people are demonized because of some burnt out stores??!!!! Demonization of that shit should have started long ago, when whites were tearing unholy hell out of Black peaceful protestors. But now, let’s get all put out over some burned buildings because after all, the dead teenager was just Black!