What, To The Amerikkkan Slave, Is YOUR 4th Of July? – Frederick Douglass

Fuck you! And fuck YOUR 4th of July, you filthy, depraved, debased, white-assed motherfuckers!

What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy-a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.

Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.

Take the American slave-trade, which we are told by the papers, is especially prosperous just now. Ex-Senator Benton tells us that the price of men was never higher than now. He mentions the fact to show that slavery is in no danger. This trade is one of the peculiarities of American institutions. It is carried on in all the large towns and cities in one-half of this confederacy; and millions are pocketed every year by dealers in this horrid traffic. In several states this trade is a chief source of wealth. It is called (in contradistinction to the foreign slave-trade) “the internal slave-trade.” It is, probably, called so, too, in order to divert from it the horror with which the foreign slave-trade is contemplated. That trade has long since been denounced by this government as piracy. It has been denounced with burning words from the high places of the nation as an execrable traffic. To arrest it, to put an end to it, this nation keeps a squadron, at immense cost, on the coast of Africa. Everywhere, in this country, it is safe to speak of this foreign slave-trade as a most inhuman traffic, opposed alike to the Jaws of God and of man. The duty to extirpate and destroy it, is admitted even by our doctors of divinity. In order to put an end to it, some of these last have consented that their colored brethren (nominally free) should leave this country, and establish them selves on the western coast of Africa! It is, however, a notable fact that, while so much execration is poured out by Americans upon all those engaged in the foreign slave-trade, the men engaged in the slave-trade between the states pass with out condemnation, and their business is deemed honorable.

Your 4th of July is nothing! You sit somewhere waving a flag that has the blood of over a billion innocent people on it all because the premise for this country is based on a lie; a goddamn vicious lie! A country stolen from the Indians by SLAVE HOLDERS; vile white parasites that roamed the earth in search of continents to suck dry, people to enslave and make a profit off of and then turn around and tell bald faced lies about what was done, what is being done. Make claims that slavery ended by getting people to celebrate some Juneteenth bullshit when slavery only morphed into the FOR PROFIT PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. No amendment ended slavery and you lying white trash parasites know this! And yet you pat yourselves on your goddamn depraved backs and laud one another all day and night about how fucking humanitarian and benevolent you are when you couldn’t even get next to those words without bursting into flames, you goddamn lousy hypocrites.

And this bears repeating!

Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.

“Revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy” is exactly what you white-assed motherfuckers are celebrating today! Take your goddamn bullshit and shove it up your pale white wide open assholes; all you sick and twisted, depraved, debased creatures. Me? Celebrate my continued enslavement at YOUR hands? Not fucking EVER! I spit on YOUR flag! I refuse to sing YOUR national anthem and I refuse to pledge allegiance to a goddamn rag that you fucking shits have raised in the name of theft, enslavement, brutality, torture, war, shackles, chains, destruction and death and that is why your shit is getting fucked up now because ALL the vicious and atrocious shit you’ve done and are still doing is coming home to roost all up your ass! California just experienced a 6.4 earthquake. Alaska is baking and is on fire. There is an alert over volcanic activity in Hawaii and pretty soon, there will be reports that more and worse happenings are taking place at Yellowstone. Your planting season is almost over and the majority of farmers couldn’t even plant half a field, much less enough to keep capitalism running smoothly. What’s not burning up is flooding and we have debased whites to thank for that shit and that is why you are going to reap the vicious and vile shit that you have sown. Yes indeed, celebrate the fact that as you celebrate, your shit is about to get fucked up, big time and there is not a goddamn thing that you can do to stop it. Your credit cards won’t save you. Your bloated bank accounts won’t save you. Your FICO score won’t save you. Nothing is going to save you because you debased shits, not a one of you is worth saving! You are now screeching about climate change and global warming and yet, you are still driving SUVs to the goddamn store and firing up the AC because it is hot as hell outside thanks to your white ass putting all of this shit into play. And now you want everyone else to have issues because of the shit you caused while you feel that you should get off scot-free. Well, that ain’t gonna fucking happen. You depraved white shits are going to be the first to get your shit, fried, toasted, oven roasted, flooded, lightning struck and some more shit because you have made damn sure that people who look like me have nothing to lose. So who the fuck is going to do the losing? Your fucking filthy white ass, that’s who. But you’re so damn stupid, you’re out celebrating the fact that your ass is about to get fucked up! Good! Don’t bother trying to see it coming because there will be NOT a goddamn thing that you can do about what’s coming for your sick, twisted white ass! I am going to love to see you get your fucking due!

So enjoy this day because the next fireworks display, I guarantee you are NOT going to get a thrill out of them! So eat your shit you call hot dogs. Sit back and enjoy a child’s sport on a baseball field. Kick back with a beer, but remember this, your good times are at an end! No amount of the shit you’ve stolen from others, no amount of the shit you’ve acquired off the backs of my ancestors is going to continue to cushion your vile, worthless white ass from what’s coming for you! Your time is up, you filthy pieces of shit! And I don’t mind going out just as long as I know that there is no way in hell that ANY white-assed motherfucker is going to be allowed to continue sucking air. And newsfuckingflash, your white debased ass is NOT going to escape the shit that you’ve got coming to you by you taking your depraved ass to Mars or the Moon or any damn where else. This is it for your ass! You ain’t going no goddamn where in an attempt to escape YOUR fate! HA! I’m laughing at you filthy white-assed motherfuckers! No one is buying your fake ass “you are humanitarian and benevolent” bullshit! TV ain’t enough these days to keep even the brain dead from knowing what your vile asses are up to. Ain’t nobody thinking about the whores and whoremongers of Hollywood. We don’t give a shit for your awards shows for your ability to act. That’s all you do anyway, is act; act like you’re fucking doing the world a favor as you fuck us over. We are awake, many of us as to how foul you white-assed motherfuckers are! And we are laughing at YOU! Every single time I see your white ass wailing because your shit’s been flooded out, I fucking laugh! Every single time I saw pictures of the Kilauea volcano’s lava flowing through your neighborhoods, covering YOUR shit you’d stolen from others, I laughed. When I saw the Midwest flooded out just a couple of weeks ago, I laughed. When I saw the wildfires in Paradise, CA, and elsewhere, I laughed. You own every goddamn thing and so you are the ones who are going to lose every goddamn thing and that is why I can laugh, that is why I get to laugh.

I didn’t go all around the world stealing everything that wasn’t nailed down. I didn’t go all around the world stealing and enslaving people. I didn’t go all around the world bombing people and destroying their countries. I didn’t go all around the world fucking people up while thinking that the shit I’ve done would never come home to roost all up my ass. That’s what you fucking debased whites did and are still doing. But your time is SO goddamn up, it ain’t even funny! So go ahead, celebrate while you still can because soon, you won’t even be able to do that much.

“What to the American slave is your 4th of July?” A day that celebrates the whites revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, which America has always and will always reign without a rival! Fuck YOU Amerikkka and you whites know that I am saying, “Fuck YOU!” Now chow down on that, fucking leeches!

Your Ass Is Too Good For That Rag!

Black girl, you have known such brutality
from the slave fields to Jim Crow.
And yet they expect you to celebrate
what for you has been a hard row to hoe.

You are to display that racist American flag
and watch it wave over land you have tilled.
You have watched your mother and your father
work harder because they were unskilled.

Go sit outside and watch the fireworks display.
Put a couple of hot dogs on the grill.
Don’t forget to eat some apple pie
and then head for the baseball field.

Forget about all the horrors
that this nation has heaped upon you.
Don’t think of all the innocent people
who were killed by this red, white and blue.

Remember what this nation stands for.
And that brutality is sown in the flag.
They have watered down the truth of its history.
And your ass is too good for that rag!

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

 

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!