We Can’t Make America Great Again — From Queen to Queens

Today has been difficult for me. Last night as I watched the midterm election results pour in, the hope and joy I felt of the possible restoration of America as I once knew it was quickly replaced by a deep sadness. I, like many people last night, expected a “blue wave” or the overwhelming election […]

via We Can’t Make America Great Again — From Queen to Queens

 

Every single word is right on point! I could not have said it better if I tried. Even though this stolen nation was never great, this young lady brings home her point.

And I will admit, I didn’t even bother voting. I had too much to do. I have not been blogging lately because I have been out in the trenches taking poor sick people to appointments, to grocery shop, to pick up their children from daycare and the list is endless because so many are living in ‘food deserts’ and public transportation is a joke that isn’t at all funny.

While those of you who were standing in line voting, hoping that whites would get their collective act together and disassociate themselves from who and what they are, there were those of us out there doing what we can with what we have because we know ‘whites’. We don’t want to, but we do. Those of us who are descendants of slaves have been on the receiving end of racism, bigotry, prejudice, hatred and violence since our ancestors were dragged here and only through the advent of technology has the world been made aware of our plight in Amerikkka, not that it’s done us any obvious good, nor will it. We have to help one another. No politician on the local, state or national level is going to do a damn thing about a damn thing besides line their pockets by continuing to sell us out since they are owned by corporations and we ALL know how corporations are treating their ‘workers’.

I have heard that women made inroads in the political field  and the LGBTQ community did likewise. Well now, ain’t that just something. Every other ‘group’ will always make headway but those of us who are descended from slaves, we best sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up because a white supremacist’s bullet has our name all over it and the murder of us by them is sanctioned by a government that will never truly be a representative government to us because if we have to be declared ‘citizens’ by amendments to the Constitution, then what does that tell you? I’ll give you a hint. Several prominent politicians and wannabe politicians have made statements in essence saying that “slavery was the best era in Amerikkkan history.” The sad fact of the matter is, what has changed? With three million Black men and women locked up in cages, slavery never went anywhere. It just morphed into the Prison Industrial Complex. Every person who is a descendant of slaves is on lockdown every goddamn day and don’t we ALL fucking know this. We’d better fucking make sure every goddamn light on our vehicles is in functioning order because if not, we are going to be pulled over and nine times out of ten, shot for “failing to comply with orders barked at us by a member of the Klan.”

Who the hell is going to do a damn thing about the school-to-prison pipeline? No member of congress is. We have got to go into our schools and mentor our children. Take those smartphones away from them and put a book into their hands. Who is going to open the prison doors and free our brothers and sisters? No member of congress is. We have got to become lawyers and defend our own in a system set up to send us straight to prison because many of us are too poor to afford a good attorney and so we end up with a public defender. Who in unholy hell thinks that a white parasite paid by the ‘state’ is going to do a damn thing to help a descendant of slaves stay out of jail over some bullshit ass charges? Are we even helping our elderly neighbor get to a doctor’s appointment or asking her if she needs to be taken to the grocery store or to run an errand? There is plenty that we can do. It does not have to be anything big. We don’t need a big, huge church building and a 501c exemption. Churches aren’t the answer. Religion isn’t the answer because if it was, would the shit that’s going down today, be going down if religion is the answer? Hell fucking no! The money that the Reverend, Bishop, Pastor, Rabbi and the like take from the blind, the stupid and the gullible all goes where? You see ANY evidence of church funds helping out the community? Oh, they’ll dole out some expired canned goods, but that’s about it. Why is homelessness so problematic when we have palaces of worship all across this godforsaken country doing fuck all about it? I wish to hell I thought I’d step foot inside one of those palaces of hypocrisy and sit up and listen to dog shit from a pedophile or another hypocrite who is preaching at me about sin and who is, after church service, fooling around on his wife with one or two of the ushers.

Black folks, despair is for those who have no hope. As long as there is someone in need in the ‘Black community’, there is someone who could come to their assistance. Why can’t that ‘someone’ be you? To sit somewhere and moan about the outcome of an election is foolish. You should have known that whatever the outcome, the same problems that existed before the election would continue to exist. Politicians don’t care about us. And you can see that whites are so damn stupid and filled with hatred that even after voting, they have no home to go back to or if they do, they don’t even have dental coverage or adequate health insurance, but that’s fine because according to those fools, ‘white supremacy’ is going to take care of ALL of their issues. Just ask those white folks down in Florida who are still reeling from Hurricane Michael. Many of them are homeless, fucked up and would still vote for Trump if only they could have gotten to a polling place because hate TRUMPS everything, including sickness, homelessness, joblessness and hunger.

So, Black folks, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and realize that if we don’t get our act together, we will never thrive. We should never look to a politician of ANY stripe to help us because since when have they ever??!!! Get real! What you need to do, you won’t do and if you continue down this path, expect despair, hopelessness and death. It need not be this way, but until we understand that looking out for one another is our only hope,  we will continue to be disappointed on ‘Election Day’ and every day thereafter.

Finally, I’ll leave you with a little poem I wrote for Election Day 2016. I titled it:

I Voted!

I voted……..in my sleep.
 Stood in line with the other sheep
as we were prodded, one by one.
Oh I voted, but I voted for none.
Yes, into that voting booth, I went,
made my mind up to some extent.
I threw my ballot on the dirty floor,
said I’d never vote for a war whore.
 And that no bigot would get my vote,
I’d rather drown in a goddamn moat.
The security guards escorted me out,
told me I was crazy, without a doubt.
 But that’s okay because I had my say
on the 6th of November; election day!
Don’t do as I did and vote in your sleep,
head out the door like good little sheep.
Cast your vote for your favorite clown,
and I’ll sit back and watch as you drown
in piles of shit that they fling your way,
because you voted on election day!

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

So now you can say that you voted FOR the pile of shit that those politicians will heap on your plate. Not me, never that. Not again. I learned my lesson.

 

Freedom Rider: No Protest for Black People

A must read article from Margaret Kimberley, BAR editor and senior columnist

27 Jun 2018

Donald Trump is certainly a motivator for white liberals. That group was quiescent when other presidents committed human rights abuses and war crimes, but they spring into action when Trump does something they don’t like.

But where is this level of outrage when black people are victimized by this system? Anti-black racism is the most prevalent and the most accepted of all prejudices and bigotries extant in the United States. The subjugation of black people through incarceration, police brutality, job discrimination and various forms of racial profiling are committed thousands of times every day around the country. Keeping black people literally in their physical place and preventing them from forming any political cohesion or movement building is the driving force behind law making and public policy.

All of the tactics that are part of the family separation protests can be used against the police, prosecutors, and judges who devastate black communities. Where is the online list of prosecutors whose misdeeds send innocent people to prison under draconian sentences or even to death row? Why not barricade courthouses and police precincts? The 1,000 police who kill every year in this country certainly deserve a list of shame in cyber space.

Liberal white Americans will latch onto almost any injustice that isn’t directed towards black people as a group. Non-black immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, or anyone else can have their grievances acted upon quickly. Gender-neutral restrooms appeared like magic overnight for the small transgender community while the numerous ways in which millions of black people are attacked go unaddressed.

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Margaret Kimberley could not be more spot on!

But like she said in her article, ICE (Immigration and Custom Enforcement) offices have been blockaded,  ICE employees ‘outed’ online, presidential employees chased out of restaurants by angry ‘white’ people but why haven’t prosecutors been ‘outed’ online whose misdeeds send innocent people to prison under draconian sentences or even to death row? Why not barricade courthouses and police precincts? The 1,000 police who kill every year in this country certainly deserve a list of shame in cyber space. It is because of who they are killing; descendants of slaves. In the eyes of the ‘whites’, we are somewhere underneath a worm since why is it that every other group that gets fucked up because of them, receives their support, at the same time?

Who is at the root of the ‘Muslim ban’? Who is at the root of the ‘South and Central American immigrant family separations’? Who is at the root of ICE officials dragging screaming children from their parents who are fleeing from their homes thanks to policies put in place by puppet dictators installed by America’s CIA to incite violence, drug wars and promote sex trafficking? Who???!!! They look like you! And yet, there you ‘whites’ are, storming the Capitol building to show your solidarity with Muslims over Trump’s Muslim travel ban.

And oh how horrible! You went and got yourselves arrested. It’s not as if you’re ‘BLACK’ or anything and so, therefore, a natural born criminal, who upon getting arrested for breathing while Black, usually gets fucked up! But I am quite sure that nothing of the kind happened to you as they gently persuaded you into the back of a paddy wagon. No one was out to break your spine, as was the case with Freddie Gray, who like you, hadn’t done a goddamn thing to cause cops to break his spine. But you didn’t have to worry about that and you knew you had no worries. You’ve got ‘white privilege’ to see to it that the cops go easy on you. You were merely protesting what your own kind put into play to show that you’re nothing like them. You’ve got a heart and empathy and compassion. No, you don’t! You are just a fake-assed piece of hypocritical shit and you think you’re fooling the world that you’re worth something. You are just as worthless as those who put the laws on the books in the first damn place and those who enforce them because you are all one and the same; cut from the same cloth! You pretentious white, hypocritical shits are no different from Trump.

You are busy protesting the separation of migrant children from their parents because of a policy in force thanks to another worthless piece of dog shit that looks just like you, but at the same time, you have no problem with thousands of Black people getting shot dead in the streets, hundreds of thousands homeless thanks to gentrification, hundreds of thousands of Black children who are unwilling participants in a school-to-prison pipeline and the millions of Black men and women who quite actually are sitting behind bars for one reason; those Black people, those descendants of slaves are the shame that IS AmeriKKKa. We are to be gotten rid of as soon as possible in every way possible because we are a reminder of what this country truly stands for. We are a reminder of what you whites really are. Our presence reminds you each and every single day of the filth that you came from; the filth that is you!  We are an ‘in your face’ legacy of what you and this stolen nation represents; brutality, rape, pedophilia, molestation, whips, chains, shackles, torture, inhumanity, hate, racism, prejudice, slavery, Jim Crow, water cannons, lynchings, ‘Colored only’ signs, hatred, genocide, assimilation, a veritable cesspool of corruption, avarice, vice, greed and evil that is not even a rival for hell.

Muslims and those south of the border are welcome to your dubious help because they do not remind you of the rot you see in yourselves when you look at us. We are the reminder of the fact that you are rotten to your very core and irredeemable in every way. They don’t remind you of exactly what you are and you hate us for that. You hate us because we show the world just exactly what makes you tick; brutality, rape, pedophilia, molestation, whips, chains, shackles, torture, inhumanity, hate, racism, prejudice, slavery, Jim Crow, water cannons, lynchings, ‘Colored only’ signs, hatred, genocide, assimilation. And for that, we must die!

But know this, upon our death, you will never look any better! You are what you are and killing us won’t make you look humane, humanitarian, compassionate, kind, considerate or just; it makes you look like the diseased, depraved, parasitic filth you’ve always been and always will be. There is not a grain of good in any one of you! You’re ALL pure dead white filth, down to the very last one of you! Getting arrested doesn’t make you look any better. Displaying fake ass outrage won’t get it done! You have no options because whatever originally spawned your ass was the host of a disease against ‘humanity’ because ‘human’, you are not! Deal with it white motherfuckers! You are the spread of a disease that needs to be wiped out!

 

The Hypocrisy Of ‘White’ Vegans And Why I Am Opposed To ‘Veganism’ As Defined By Them

 

Decades ago, I never heard so much about vegans and veganism. It was only in recent years that the concept of veganism has grown. And though white vegans would have us believe that there are still too many people who eat animal flesh, the movement is growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, many companies are now producing commercials that tout their products as ‘vegan’ friendly.

Now, what I take exception to regarding ‘white’ vegans is the fact that they believe that they should be heralded as some sort of savior to the animal species of this planet. They are taking the high road in as much as they believe that they actually spearheaded the movement against eating animal products and that because they are vegans, they have somehow transcended beyond racism. For who can love animals enough not to eat them and still be a racist? We are all sentient beings in the eyes of a ‘white’ vegan. They tell themselves that lie a million times and still, vegans are just as racist as non-vegans.

In reality, white vegans are lying to themselves as they seek to ignore the fact that ‘whites’ are the reasons why billions of people are consuming animals even as they seek to forget that it was those who look like them that, as usual, have engaged in the mass killing of their so sacred sentient beings; animals. Shall we take a look back in history? Yes, lets. When The Europeans arrived in North America, bison herds thundered across this land. There are estimates that as many as 50 million bison lived until the Europeans came and slaughtered the vast majority of them. It is believed that this occurred largely to starve off the Indian population to make it even easier to steal their land. And indeed, it worked. As vegans like to refer to animals as sentient beings, so were the Indians who were killed off, but no vegans are running around screaming that raising a hue and cry over the plight of the few remaining Indians should also take precedence. Their hypocritical stance is that they are the true warriors for the animal existence on this planet. Au contraire.

You hypocritical shits and those who look like you are why the few remaining bison had to be relocated to protected parkland and that is why people can go to Yellowstone National Park and view bison today. Not to forget that it was also due to railroad expansion that the bison had to be killed off after millions of Indians had been killed off due to starvation, diseases they contracted from the white man and from the poison the white man supplied them with in the form of alcohol. But you won’t hear ‘white’ vegans talking about that. Oh no! Because they must puff out their chests and assume a swagger that is beyond hypocritical just because now that they have reduced the animals of this planet to mutated, toxin-filled specimens for consumption, it is now time to declare war against the annihilation of said toxin-filled specimens for human consumption.

Now, let us fast forward to mass food production. Who owns the slaughterhouses that kill animals for human consumption? Who owns the trucks that deliver the animals not only to slaughterhouses but also to supermarkets all across America? Yeah! Who owns them and let’s stick with America because America leads all other nations and countries on this planet in abuse of any and every being; four-legged or two-legged, makes no difference.

You ‘white’ vegans sit on your sanctimonious, holier-than-thou asses and pretend as though you have all the answers, that in fact, you are the answer when you and your kind are responsible for the desecration and murder of your so beloved four-legged ‘sentient beings’ throughout history up til present day. You want to pretend that you are different from the rest of those who are just like you when you are one and the same. You’re no better. You pretend to have some sort of awakening that makes you feel superior to the others of your kind who still eat meat. You are not the vanguards; the protectors of animals. You have just decided that now is the time to recognize that so-called humans are in fact, dying because they are eating mass produced toxic animal products and so to reduce the prescriptions in your medicine cabinets, you are now attempting to detoxify your bodies even as you would have us believe that your predilection for non-animal food means that you have a greater sense of awareness of the value of all beings on this planet. Not true. You are still racist down to your core. It is in your DNA. It is what makes you a toxin to this planet. We are ALL walking toxin factories thanks to your white ass!

Veganism; another definition of ‘white privilege’ or is it by virtue of ‘white privilege’ that you can practice veganism? Yes indeed, one day, you just decide that you’re not going to eat animal products anymore and then you are going to preach to others that they should do the same and if someone who happens to not be ‘blessed’ with white privilege and who hates whites because of their racist ass ways, then they cannot include themselves in your exalted circle of white privileged hypocritical vegan shits because they just don’t have the right pedigree. They must love your white privileged ass and if they don’t, then according to you, there is no way in hell that they can have enough compassion and empathy to be a ‘vegan’ for they must love all ‘sentient beings’ and those include racist whites. To hell with that!

You and your kind have brought disease and death to every single cultural group you have ever come into contact with and now, you want to take the high road by announcing that you refuse to eat animals. Too fucking late! The damage has already been done and it is irreversible and what’s more, you know this. You have become so demented in your obsession over not eating animals, that you ignore the fact that innocent humans are treated worse than those animals you so abhor eating even as you keep animals in your homes as pets for what home that has a ‘white’ ass in it does not have a pet of some sort?

You ignore racism and if you don’t outright ignore it, then you castigate the person who is on the receiving end of it, even as you try and subtly state that no one who can hate a group of people who have oppressed them from hell and back can maintain that they are ‘vegan’. According to you, they would embrace their racist oppressor and turn the other cheek because they must love all ‘sentient beings’, even those who oppress them because of the color of their skin, even if they are oppressed by the same type of ‘white’ shits that killed millions of bison just because they wanted  to wipe out another group of people and steal their land. Yes, I can hate because the same type of people who enslaved my ancestors are still at it today and they look like you. I can hate because racism will never endear me to those who practice it with relish! I can hate because I am not of your kind who graduated with honors from the school of barbarity, depravity, brutality, sadism and murder. Your kind is why you are now referring to yourself as a vegan. Your kind is why though you may not eat animal products, you are no better than the others who do and who look like you. It is far too late for you to wear a mantle of righteousness for not one single ‘white’ piece of filth can ever aspire to humanity; you are all pure, dead ‘white’ filth. Now, chow down on that!

The next time you drive by a supermarket, don’t forget who owns it and who supplies it with meat. They look like you. When next you read the news that hunting season is about to start, remember who loves ‘shooting’ defenseless, helpless animals with their big ole rifles. They look like you. Remember who flies over to Africa  to go ‘big game hunting’. They look like you. Remember who killed off the bison in order to starve the Indians. They look like you. Remember who corrals the animals for slaughter just as they corralled my ancestors in slave pens. They look like you.  I will continue to call out you worthless white assed motherfuckers for what you are and I don’t care what you call yourselves. None of you are any good. You’ve never been any good and what’s more, you can’t stand the truth all up in your pasty-faced, hypocritical, self-serving, ugly ass mugs. Too damn bad! The truly innocent people of this planet were living in harmony with it before you pasty-faced assholes showed up. It was you depraved pasty-faced demons who thought of yourselves as gods and who decided that instead of living as one with this planet, you would destroy it to gain money and power. And now, you’re ‘vegan’ and self-righteous? Get the fuck out of here with that blatant, bald-faced bullshit! You are much too goddamn late to pull that card out especially since it was YOUR kind that is responsible for the condition your beloved animals are in today; on land and sea.

It is your kind who tested atomic weapons in the Pacific Ocean and what the fuck do you think happened to the oceanic life? But now, not only are you ‘vegan’, you also want the simple life. Every other group WAS living the simple life until you deranged, sadistic killers arrived on the scene and fucked that up. But, you’re vegan. No, you’re nothing but a goddamn sorry ass bunch of leeches who’ve sucked the life out of this planet and now that everything is tainted by you, you want to chow down on some bok choy and trail mix and you think that by doing so, you get to  tell others that they cannot consider themselves to be ‘vegan’ if they can have hate in their hearts for racist ass whites. Hypocrite that you are, you don’t get to say a goddamn thing because you are too busy being THE problem that you’ve always been and always will be. Now, kiss my ass! It’s ‘vegan’ friendly!  

Slaughtered: Men in the mid-1870s pose with a mountain of buffalo skulls soon to be ground into fertilizer, the sad remains of an animal that once ruled the American plains.
Yes indeed, ‘whites’ cared so much about the plight of animals. Doesn’t it show?

 

Stand In Solidarity With You? HA! (A Re-Post)

 

I am going to do a complete about face and I am going to stand in solidarity with the white motherfuckers who are now fucked up and ain’t hardly liking it. I am going to stand in solidarity with them because they stood in solidarity with me.

When I lost my job because I was the last person to get hired and when the economy tanked, I was the first person to get laid off. You white motherfuckers stood in solidarity with me. You told the boss, “that ain’t hardly fair! She’s such a hard worker. If you fire her, you’ve got to fire me too. We’re standing in solidarity together!”

When my credit took a nosedive because I lost my job and couldn’t pay the rent and was homeless with my two kids, you white motherfuckers stood in solidarity with me. You spoke up and said, “those goddamn credit reports are hurting those who have lost their jobs. It ain’t hardly right and we’re standing in solidarity to protest the foulness of that shit because shit happens to good people. We’re standing in solidarity together!”

When I had to get on public assistance because I couldn’t find a job and my kids were failing in school because shelter life ain’t easy, you white motherfuckers stood in solidarity with me. You didn’t belittle me and call me a ‘freeloading, Cadillac driving welfare queen who couldn’t keep her legs closed.” You went to bat for me. You saw that I was just about broken and with your relentless reaching out on my behalf to city and state officials, I was able to pull myself up with the aid of the assistance that I had to take while trying to get back on my feet. You said, “We’re standing in solidarity together!”

When the police brutally beat my teenage son, put him in a wheelchair simply because they could, you white motherfuckers stood in solidarity with me. You didn’t turn your back when you saw the beatings and heard of the outright murders that were perpetrated against other young Black men by racist ass cops. You stood in solidarity with me because you knew that shit was wrong. “We’re standing in solidarity together!”

When you white motherfuckers saw that my nieces and nephews were not getting a decent education and the new catch phrase became, “the school to prison pipeline,” you weren’t okay with that. You loudly voiced your disgust at what was purposely being done to Black communities all across this country. You stood in solidarity with me because you know that shit just ain’t right. “We’re standing in solidarity together!”

When you saw the incarceration statistics for young Black men caught up in the ‘for profit prison industrial complex’ over selling some dime bags of weed, you raised such a hue and cry, they let ‘em go. You stood in solidarity with me. “We’re standing in solidarity together!”

When you saw the national unemployment rate inch down and yet the unemployment rate for Black people remained in the double digits, you decried the foulness of that shit. You said, “goddamn it! Crime is high in the Black neighborhoods because unemployment is so goddamn high! Something needs to be done!” You stood in solidarity with me. “We’re standing in solidarity together!”

When you saw the abject poverty in Black communities all across this country, you…uh…never mind, you’re scared to come into the ‘hood’, but I am sure that you stood in solidarity with me. “We’re standing in solidarity together!”

Now, let’s fast forward to 2008 when the economy was collapsing and people were losing their homes and the Wall Street criminals were bailed out and then we began to hear about the ‘middle class’ getting fucked up. I went to pick up the phone because you had stood in solidarity with me throughout all of my troubling times but when I tried to find a number to call in the ‘solidarity group’ that had stood beside me, there were only blank pages!

When did you stand in solidarity with me? When did you ever give a goddamn about the problems that have plagued Black communities and just why the fuck are there so many ‘Black’ communities and not just ‘communities’ if we stand in solidarity together? Surely, you live right beside me because we’ve been in this all along, haven’t we? We stood together, side by side against those who have been oppressing my ass all along. Uh…no, we haven’t stood together in solidarity because my problems were never made your problems until now and now, I’m to stand in solidarity with you? Hell if that’s so!

We’ve had our ass handed to us and then some and now you want me to stand in solidarity with you because you’re just now starting to feel the impact of some shit that’s been finally let loose on YOUR ass? Ain’t gonna happen! Over a million of our Black men are in prison. We are segregated just as we’ve always been. We’re still suffering from the effects of disenfranchisement, rampant unemployment, extreme poverty, drug addiction, racism, bigotry and hate, but now, you want some solidarity? Ha! That IS funny! You left me to make it or not on my own and that is exactly where YOU stand. Make it or get broken by it because it don’t hardly matter to me what happens to you! You’ll get from me as much ‘solidarity’ as you gave me, nada! I’ve figured out what I need to do and now it’s YOUR turn! Figure it out!

And now, we come to the latest victim of a police involved shooting, Justine Damond, who we all know was murdered by a cop who was spooked by a trash can lid hitting the ground or was he spooked by the sound of someone dropping a plate or by someone breaking wind or belching or sneezing, coughing or playing bongo drums in an upscale area of South Minneapolis?

All of a sudden, some white people are calling out Black Lives Matter and the NAACP for not coming to protest for Justine Damond. First of all, Black Lives Matter has been front and center in Minneapolis since this event went down and the NAACP has, as well. It is my opinion that neither group should stand up in protest over this police involved shooting because many whites have tried to get Black Lives Matter defined as a ‘hate group’. Apparently, stating that Black lives should matter is projecting hate towards others. Never mind the fact that the majority of police killings have directly impacted Black people for hundreds of years starting with the slave patrols. And if white America had ever stood up, en masse with us, would we still continue to see this play out in every city in every state in America in the year 2017? We know the answer to that!

Don’t sit on your pink ass now and point the finger at Black people and tell us that we should be standing in solidarity with you because of one incident that has happened to the likes of you. I feel nothing for your plight! Not a drop of sympathy do I have and there will be none. A gnat couldn’t wipe its ass on the amount of sympathy that I can drum up for you pink-assed motherfuckers. BULEEEDAT! So come on up in here and tell me that we are all in this shit together and like I always say, “I will be more than happy to mop the cyber floor with your pink ass!”

Black people have been saying for decades that police brutality is rampant; running unchecked in this hellhole and is even encouraged and we were paid no mind by the likes of you pink-assed motherfuckers who basically told us to “Fuck off!” And so now, I am telling you to do the same! “Fuck off!” Your ‘plight’ don’t hardly concern me. And you hypocritical shits have the nerve to now parade around with signs stating, “White People: Are You Awake Now?” Yeah!, You’re awake now, but only because Miss Upscale Neighborhood ‘pink-assed’ Goldilocks got herself shot to death by some Somali-American cop who was startled by her farting or belching near them. But so many Black men, women and children have been murdered by cops and you’ve not called for the heads of police departments on a platter, but now that Miss Australian Goldilocks has been murdered by cop, it is now time to fire the Minneapolis police chief, bring in a Black cop, who by the way, has experienced racism in the very department that he will now oversee, to the point whereas he had to file a lawsuit and received compensation. So that right there tells us just how far he will be allowed to go in attempting to reign in trigger happy cops or cops who are ‘spooked’ into killing people because of loud noises nearby. Seriously?!!!

We must all get out the purple crepe and black armbands and violins and take to the streets to protest over an ‘upper class immigrant from Australia getting herself murdered by those thugs in blue uniforms? Yeah! Right! Wait for me to don my marching shoes and dust off my lame ass, fifty year-old protest sign and git ta stepping and you will find yourselves turning just as blue as a cop’s uniform. Yeah! I’m going to git ta marching and shouting, “No justice! No peace!” for this here ‘white’ woman who chose to come on over here to America and live the good life until she got what millions of Black people have been getting for hundreds of years in AmeriKKKa! I am not even marching for Black people anymore and I’m damn sure as hell not marching for Miss Goldilocks. She’s got the Australian government fighting for justice for her. She’s got her Australian family to fight for justice for her and she’s got all the upper crust white folks in an uproar storming City Hall fighting for justice for her. But where were they at when Jamar Clark was shot dead by cops? Where were they when Philando Castile was shot dead by cop? They were certainly not storming the mayor’s office demanding that she resign just as she demanded the resignation of her police chief and received it, post haste.

You pink-assed motherfuckers will never understand that what comes around, goes around. It’s now come around to you. Deal with it or not! I don’t hardly fucking care! But you will not blame us or demand that we Black folks stand in solidarity with you simply because we have been protesting this very same shit for hundreds of years, ON OUR OWN, while you hypocrites simply sat back and watched it all go down knowing all the while that this vile shit was put in to play by those who are your own kin folks. Fuck you AND yours!

I Am Not A Shell Of A Human Lacking Humanity!

no humanity

Strong hands rest on gently rounded hips,
smooth dark skin and thick, full lips.
Tightly curled hair, my crowning glory;
a picture perfect, wordless story.

Sculpted features, carved by time,
upon my face, not one wrinkle or line.
Legs that stand firm to bear my weight,
and a Teflon coating that repels all hate.

Torn from Africa and brought to these shores,
compared and found lacking to pale-skinned whores.
Desire in the eyes of sickly white men,
with fetid breath and reeking of gin.

Sent to the fields and whipped every day,
trying to understand why I’m treated this way.
No hope of returning to the home that I loved.
I’m poked and prodded, pushed and shoved.

Stripped and sold and draped in chains,
told that I’m an animal and that I have no brains.
Am I a beast of burden or the white man’s slave?
To him, I am both until I’m lowered in my grave.

He will have to whip me, both day and night.
And still he’ll not crush me nor dim my light.
It glows from within and it will not die.
My bloodline will continue to multiply.

I will not worship his god; a deity of hate,
nor confine my soul to the white man’s fate.
That is not who I am and never will be,
I am not a shell of a human lacking humanity.

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

I absolutely refuse to bow down and worship the white man’s god! How can I worship that which produced filth that would enslave my ancestors and me, commit unspeakable atrocities against us and then have the unmitigated gall to then turn around and head inside a church to bow down and worship a so-called, god ‘of love’?You cannot have it both ways. Love cannot come from hate and whatever hatred is praying to, it is not a ‘god’ of love! You are being played! Stop playing the fool!

The ‘white’ man’s god is not a god of ‘love’ if it produced him, he who is filled with nothing but hate! Negro people, where is your capacity for critical thinking? How can you emulate the ‘white’ man’s ways when you know it doesn’t make any sense to follow him over the cliff? How can you know what he has done to your ancestors and is also doing to you and yet, you take up his habits, his beliefs, his justifications for why he does what he does and worship the same false idols? Are you insane? Because that would seem to be the case from where I sit. You dutifully bow your heads at the table and pray to a ‘god’ that produced hate, bigotry, racism, prejudice and a false sense of fake assed superiority designed to keep you in your place when that filth that has you believing that you are inferior is rotten to the core?

And yet, you still believe that evil personified is going to save you if only you will stand in line and vote for that which has been trying Its damned best to wipe you out of existence? Go ahead and continue playing the stooge for something that is less than an animal and is planning your genocide at all times!

This Holiday Is A Travesty!

Dr Martin Luther King Jr1

They say your life had meaning.
You even played the game their way.
And still they had you killed.
But they claim to honor you today.

So toss and turn in your grave,
for how can you sleep peacefully
when hate did strike you down;
hatred drenched in white supremacy?

There is no such thing as freedom,
just ask the men and women behind bars.
This holiday is a travesty,
given the white man’s thirst for wars.

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

Trophy World!

save cecil the lion

They look upon me as though I’m game
like ‘Cecil’ in his kingdom.
They shoot me just for sport;
these men so short on wisdom.

This hunter’s paradise
is hell on earth for me.
And the white man with his gun,
to kill would pay a fee.

Can you see the correlation
between Cecil and my ass?
To the white man, we are animals;
we are in the same class.

Hunting season never closes
for the Black man in this land.
Where is the petition to save me
from death at the white man’s hand?

How can you be so blind
to the trophies in the morgue
of all the Negroes killed
by killer cops gone rogue?

We must save the lion.
 So pass the petition, please.
Send it to my mother,
her heartbreak, it will ease.

You see, her son,  was killed
by hunters shooting game.
They shot him just for sport
and never knew his name.

So, pass the petition, please!
Let’s save a lion or two.
But when it comes to me,
a petition just won’t do.

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

US, EU: Save Africa’s lions!To US and EU authorities:

As concerned citizens deeply disturbed by the tragic killing of Cecil the lion, we urge you to act swiftly to stop the decline in lion populations across Africa. We call on you to ensure they are classified as an endangered species and ban the import of any hunting trophies that threaten the survival of these majestic animals.

And now, I have a petition!

US, EU: Save Negro lives in America!

As a concerned citizen deeply disturbed by the tragic killings of Negro people in America, I urge you to act swiftly to stop the decline in the Negro population across America. I call on you to ensure they are classified as an endangered species and ban the hunting and killing of Negroes by Caucasians as this threatens the survival of these majestic human beings! I would sincerely appreciate it if you would add the Negro to the endangered species list and act appropriately to put a halt to open hunting season on the Negro population.

signed, Shelby I. Courtland

Anybody else want to sign THIS particular petition? Step right up!

* crickets chirping*

I am getting real tired of this hypocritical shit! Caucasian man with money jets off to Africa, pays a hefty fee, kills ‘Cecil, the lion’ and all hell breaks loose.(Can anyone say, “White privilege?”) “Put that Caucasian motherfucker down and use his own gun to do it!” is basically the cry but when the Caucasian motherfucker hunts the Negro down in America, day in and day out, shoots him/her like they are hunted game, filling up morgues all across America with dead Negro bodies, where are the petitions calling for that shit to cease and desist? You don’t fucking think that the Negro in America is an endangered species? You don’t read the goddamn news? You don’t notice all of the YouTube videos depicting killing chokeholds, Black children getting gunned down in parks, Black women getting mysteriously murdered inside jail cells over a minor traffic infraction? You don’t see any of that, do you? But you do see innocent ‘Cecil, the lion’ don’t you? Because of course ‘Cecil, the lion’ was innocent and all of those hunted down and murdered Negro bodies were somehow deserving of their fate, weren’t they? Yeah! Protect the lions, fuck the Negro! You goddamn pretentious, hypocritical assholes make me want to puke and spit over your goddamn selective ass outrage! Fuck you and fuck your goddamn lame ass petitions!

Why The Fuck Are You Killing Me?

eric garner and michael brown and walter scott

I’m not indigenous to America,
so why the fuck are you killing me?
I didn’t row to the shores of this hole
to make slavery, my destiny.

Take a good look in the mirror
and I will tell you what you see.
What you see is your own guilt
 and you inflict your guilt on me.

I am proof that you are evil,
and that to you, I am hunted game.
I know that human, you are not
and that I bear your hated name.

You stripped everything from me
from where I was to who I am.
To this day, you are my owner
and I am a sacrificial lamb.

I took your god for my own
and look where it has led.
You burned my church down to the ground
because christian bullshit, I was fed.

Why should I be forgiving
since you still hold the whip
 and you lash my back until I bleed
as though I’ve just got off the ship?

In your eyes, I am nothing
 but in reality, you are less.
When you look at me, you know
that over your death, I do obsess.

I did not capture you,
nor did I bring you over here.
I would destroy you if I could.
That is why you look at me with fear!

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

….and I mean every GOD-DAMN word!

It Is Not Amazing, It Is Absurd!

obam sings amazing grace

It is amazingly absurd
 that a slaver wrote a song
 and it was sung for a Black man.
How could this be more wrong?

Just how wrong could it be?
It was sung by one who is Black,
 and cheered on by ignorance.
They must have been on crack!

The lives of nine were so disgraced
 by an ignorant son-of-a-bitch.
He howled the words of a slaver;
 this puppet of the rich.

The nine who died while praying
 had hopes, but they were dashed.
No shield was there to save them
 when hate and Black skin clashed.

The hatred Blacks encounter
 is never far away.
It slithers through the doors of church
 even as they pray.

For all these hundreds of years,
Africa’s people suffered much.
And each new year will yield
 another death from hate’s cold touch!

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

The song, ‘Amazing Grace’ was written by a white slave trader; a man that made his living off selling Black men, women and children into slavery, torture, rape, beatings, whippings and death. This slave trader turned to ‘god’ after riding out a horrific storm that caused him to become an Anglican priest, but nevertheless, he was a slave trader and for Black people to not even know the history of what they take up and run with, is beyond insanity.

Barack Obama is a Harvard graduate and therefore, should know better and yet, in the picture, those gathered around him, are supposedly, well-read and so they too, should have known better. But what we see is some Black people that either pretend ignorance or have dedicated themselves to remaining underneath Massa’s boot. As long as Massa is paying them, then they would sell their own grandma for the white man’s table scraps. Am I shocked at Obama’s filthy ass singing ‘Amazing Grace’ over Reverend Pinkney’s dead body? Hell no! His sell-out, bootlicking, Uncle Tom ass is a given, but every Black person should not just get down on their knees and continue to bow to Massa and go with the fucking flow! It is a damn shame when Black men cease to be men and will instead, shuffle and jive to the white man’s tune.

Amazing Grace was written by an Englishman who in the early part of his life was an outspoken atheist, libertine, and slave trader. John Newton was born in London in 1725, the son of a Puritan mother and a stern ship commander father who took him to sea when he was 11.

By 1745, Newton was enlisted in the slave trade, running captured slaves from Africa to, ironically, Charleston, S.C. After he rode out a storm at sea in 1748, he found his faith. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1764 and became an important voice in the English abolitionist movement. At that time he wrote the autobiographical Amazing Grace, along with 280 other hymns.

 Oh the absurdity of ‘Amazing Grace’, written by your friendly neighborhood slave trader and sung at funerals for Black people shot up by white supremacists, everywhere. Soon to be sung at a church near you!