Since It Is Black History Month, Why Are Black Students Being Forced To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage?

 

I am so very glad that I have NO children in school these days because I would have been arrested so many damn times, it ain’t even funny.

She sat out the anthem in protest . Her teacher said, ‘Go back to your country’, students say.

The students were assembled in the auditorium of their high school on Chicago’s North Side, there to celebrate Hispanic heritage — but first, their teachers told them, they had to stand for the national anthem.

A group of students, who thought the request unusual, decided to remain seated. It was a silent but recognizable condemnation of racial injustice.

When one student — a Latina and U.S. citizen — refused a teacher’s pointed direction to stand, she said he replied with an infamously racist line: “Go back to your country.” The same teacher turned to a black student, who was also sitting down, and asked whether she was part of the public school system’s free and reduced lunch program, telling her she should stand for the people who have died for the country, the students said.

They were then told to leave the assembly.

Again, why were the Black students forced to attend a Hispanic heritage event in the first place when they should have been attending a Black History Month event? And why was the focus, during Black History Month, not on what the little Black child was told by the teacher, but the focus is on what was told to the Latina child? I am so damn tired of the plight of American descendants of slaves overlooked even during the month that has been set aside by the whites to ostensibly celebrate any gains made by Black people in this shithole. Our celebrations are relegated to the shadows when some other group has supposedly been slighted.

The little Black girl who sat out a racist national anthem was not the focal point of this article, the focus was on the Latina child who was told to “Go back to your country!” Black people are not telling those Latinos to go back anywhere. Whites are doing that shit and Latinos have whites to thank for why they are sitting somewhere in migrant camps on the southern border, but that’s not the problem we American descendants of slaves should be concerned about. We have multiple problems and many of them are visited on us by the whites’ greed when they hire Latinos, Latinas, Hispanics or whatever they want to be called over us because they get to pay them a mere pittance since whites very well know that there are more than likely multiple illegals attached to the one legal Latino sitting their ass over here.

American descendants of slaves are shown time and time again that we don’t matter for shit because I cannot believe that this is actually ‘Black History Month’ since there has not been hide nor hair of ANY major coverage from ANY mainstream news media about ‘Black History Month’. And this story proves my point. Why focus on what was said to a Latina while ignoring what was said to a little Black girl, who is a descendant of slaves during Black History Month?

The same teacher turned to a black student, who was also sitting down, and asked whether she was part of the public school system’s free and reduced lunch program, telling her she should stand for the people who have died for the country.

Yeah! Read that again! This little Black girl was stereotyped because all whites believe that Black students make up the majority when it comes to being poor enough to qualify for free or reduced lunch programs and even if that were true, are you skanks wondering why? Seriously?

You whites make damn sure that the Black parents of little Black girls and Black boys all across this shithole are sitting behind bars on bullshit charges. You make damn sure that we are the last hired and the first to be fired. You made damn sure that jobs that used to afford a decent living to Black families were shipped overseas. You infiltrated our organizations and incarcerated, murdered or sent our Black revolutionaries into exile because they were trying to fight back against your rabid and insane hatred of us. You burned our towns. You destroyed our Black Wall Street and you bombed our asses as well. And yet, you expect us to stand and listen to some piece of shit national anthem penned by the likes of you who got his ass kicked by some slave soldiers? Yeah! You go back and read how Francis Scott Key got his ass handed to him by some Black soldiers and he didn’t hardly appreciate that shit and so penned this stanza when he put together YOUR national anthem, not mine.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And so what does the above mean? It meant that slaves joined up with the British to fight against their tormentors; their ‘owners’.

The orders given to the Royal Navy’s Admiral Sir George Cockburn read:

“Let the landings you make be more for the protection of the desertion of the Black Population than with a view to any other advantage. … The great point to be attained is the cordial Support of the Black population. With them properly armed & backed with 20,000 British Troops, Mr. Madison will be hurled from his throne.

Whole families found their way to the ships of the British, who accepted everyone and pledged no one would be given back to their “owners.” Adult men were trained to create a regiment called the Colonial Marines, who participated in many of the most important battles, including the August 1814 raid on Washington.

So when Francis Scott Key penned “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,” he was taking great satisfaction in the death of slaves who’d freed themselves. His perspective may have been affected by the fact he owned several slaves himself.

After the U.S. and the British signed a peace treaty at the end of 1814, the U.S. government demanded the return of American “property,” which by that point numbered about 6,000 people. The British refused. Most of the 6,000 eventually settled in Canada, with some going to Trinidad, where their descendants are still known as “Merikins.”

Francis Scott Key got his ass kicked by a regiment of Black slave Colonial Marines and he didn’t hardly appreciate that fact and so penned that vile shit and called it, “The Star Spangled Banner” and yet many Black singers have bellowed that vile shit out and they had to have known about this verse as well even if they did not take the time to read up on the history of that disgusting piece of shit song. The British refused to turn over what the U.S. government deemed its ‘PROPERTY’! And what the fuck has changed? Not a goddamn thing because descendants of slaves are property. Blacks like Gladys Knight, Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Diana Ross and yes, even dead ones, Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin just to name a few have all sung a song that stands for a nation steeped in the blood of Indians and slaves dragged from Africa. A nation that proudly, to this day, confirms that it still stands for slavery and genocide seeing as how there over 2 million descendants of slaves incarcerated which is more than were original African slaves and the Indians are still segregated on reservations experiencing hunger, illness and abject poverty while the descendants of those who put them there are still waging war on the descendants of slaves and the Indigenous population.

And yet a little Black girl is told that since she most likely receives a “free or reduced lunch” that she should be “standing for people who died for this country.” Newsfuckingflash, her people did die for this country! Her people did fight and die for a country that hated them even as they fought for a country filled with the most deranged, depraved, blood thirsty, bigoted, racist filth to ever slither and crawl all across this shithole. That little Black girl had every right to sit or stand as she saw fit because the blood of her ancestors was left on every goddamn battlefield all across this shithole and the world despite the intense racism, bigotry, prejudice, Jim Crow, hatred and intolerance they had to endure in this hellhole that their ancestors had been dragged to. So shut the fuck up because she had every right to sit that vile shit out! The spilled blood of her ancestors on numerous battlefields gave her that right. She’s not sitting shit out because your pasty asses died for her. She’s sitting that shit out because those who looked like her died for her, you insane rabid, hate filled, pasty assed beasts!

And don’t start that shit up about how Donald Trump has emboldened this type of behavior in institutions all across this shithole. Are you serious? This shit has already been going down and anyone with their head not stuck up their ass would have seen this. Not one American descendant of slaves is shocked and appalled because this is the first time we are seeing this rabid, racist ‘in our face’ shit! Where the hell have you whites been? You mean, you haven’t been noticing just what the hell you’ve been visiting on our asses since our ancestors were first dragged here? Don’t start that shit! You know damn well that Trump did not instigate this shit. Did police murdering innocent Black men, women and children occur just as Trump descended to the presidency? Did the mass incarceration of American descendants of slaves occur just as Trump descended to the presidency? Likewise the so-called ‘War on Drugs’? The school-to-prison pipeline? Massive income inequality of American descendants of slaves? Mass homelessness of American descendants of slaves? A massive decline in wealth of American descendants of slaves? Mass foreclosure of homes of American descendants of slaves? Did ALL of this shit occur when Donald Trump stepped foot inside the Oval Office? Hell fucking no! And you goddamn well know this. So don’t sit on your pasty ass and exclaim that this shit just occurred when Donald Trump sat his debased, racist ass inside the White House. You whites have ALWAYS been what you are; a bunch of damn Donald Trumps. Don’t fucking act like you’re not Trump! You ALL are for if not, the shit wouldn’t have been going down for centuries, but it has and it still is and what’s more, nothing is going to change and you damn well know this!

That shit is why we are ‘celebrating’ Black History Month? If so, get the fuck outta here with that bullshit!

Another Wake Up Call About “Thanksgiving” Brought To You From The Archives When Obama’s Lame Ass Was Still President

 

What I Am Thankful For On this Day, Thanksgiving Day!

 

 

I really had no thought of writing anything on Thanksgiving Day because several of my dear blogger friends took the time to post some wonderful Thanksgiving Day blog posts. And I have already re-blogged them to my heart’s content. But I just want to take this opportunity, and this is off the top of my head, to let them know how appreciative I am to know that there are some people who truly think for themselves. It does my heart good to know that there are some who will not simply conform to the dictates of a fucked up society, but who will indulge themselves in a bit of critical thinking. Try it sometime! It does my heart good to know that there are others like me who refuse to ‘like’ all up and down on some lies that are told to us about Thanksgiving Day and because we are too damn lazy, we refuse to do our own research and dig for the truth even if we have to dig underneath a pile of outrageous lies to find it.

We had a Black-assed president, who to this very day, is hell bent on preaching the vile ass lies about how some pilgrims came to this continent and loved all up and down on the Indians and he even compared the ‘pilgrims’ to the Syrian refugees. This vicious, chronic, habitual liar had the goddamn nerve to call a band of genocidal, homicidal maniacs, “refugees!” My tongue would have twisted so goddamn bad trying to get that lie out, that it would have eventually twisted itself loose and escaped from my lying ass mouth! We are still sitting somewhere swallowing the lies of warmongers and war hawks who are just as bad as the depraved and vile shits that fucked up the Indians and then commenced to hunting down innocent people in Africa and dragged them here to become slaves. These so-called ‘pilgrims’, who were actually colonizers, were not the salt of the earth; they should have been banned from the earth, as barbaric and brutal as they were and their progeny are still at it to this very day.

Kill! Kill! Kill! How can that ever be defined as benevolent, caring, compassionate, concerned and humanitarian? How can breeding and then killing millions of birds for Thanksgiving Day dinner tables ever be considered, humanitarian? How can consuming that which had a beating heart ever be considered, humanitarian? But that right there tells me something. It tells me that we so-called ‘humans’ have never been synonymous with ‘humanitarian’ for how could we be? We send our own offspring to die in wars started by depraved rejects from hell and we don’t have a problem with that. We know that the ‘animals’ that we consume on a daily basis have stood in piles of filth, stood in their own shit inside a hell and then were butchered as though they were never living tissue with eyes, brains, legs, a stomach; the same organs that we possess. Is it any wonder that the ‘human’ race is destroying itself? No, it is not! Because when we can destroy that which has never done us any harm simply because we want a steak; when we can destroy that which would leap gracefully away from us in fright and terror, we are not ‘human’. We shoot deer for sport. We consider this to be ‘hunting’. What a brave soul we are to ‘hunt’ down something that cannot defend itself against cowardly bastards with hunting rifles. You are not some great game hunter and yet you strut around with your trophies as though you have done something to be proud of. You’re nothing but a coward! You’re not fit to stand there looking all prideful beside the body of a dead lion or a dead deer or whatever else you think it your right to hunt down and kill because you are a depraved piece of filth! A cockroach stands heads and shoulders above your worthless ass!

Now, I am speaking to the hypocritical motherfuckers that went on and on about that big game hunter that went out and shot and killed Cecil, the lion. Why are YOU sitting down to a turkey dinner? Your hypocrisy petticoat is showing. I certainly did call it right when I called you all ‘hypocrites in my post, Trophy World because, indeed, that is what you are. How are you any different from the piece of dead shit that killed your beloved Cecil, the lion? Oh, that’s right! You did not actually kill that big, stuffed dead bird that you just carved into. So that makes it alright, doesn’t it. No, it does not! You were complicit in that bird’s death just as if you had killed it yourself because you were silent as the grave you are headed for because you stood by when you knew that millions of turkeys would lose their lives just so that you could display your hypocrisy and fake ass devotion to family and tradition. The next time a motherfucker kills Cecil, the lion’s brother’s brother, shut the fuck up! And don’t put that goddamn shit up for me to read because I fucking don’t appreciate reading about hypocrisy, ignorance and fake ass outrage! Save it! Because you have no cause to feel justified in your fake ass outrage over Cecil, the lion’s death while you sit there and unzip your pants because of your expanding stomach thanks to gorging yourself on a dead turkey! And then head to the doctor so that he can give you another pill because of all your weight-related health issues and then cry me a river!

And this brings me to something else. Our instinct for killing is not just for the so-called ‘animals’. We turn against other so-called ‘humans’ and we hunt and kill them for sport. We self-righteously tell ourselves that because this person’s skin tone is darker than ours, he or she does not deserve to live. They are not ‘human’. They will become just another trophy; another notch on this gun. Oh, this killing thing is sweet. It is so sweet that we can still sit up in church on a Sunday morning and bow our heads and pray about how good, benevolent and kind we are because we just put $100 into the collection plate and we wrote a $50 check out to Goodwill. See? We’re so good and thoughtful. Let us pat ourselves on our goddamn saintly ass back. That’s ‘humanitarian’. Again! No, it is not. That is hypocrisy. You’re a goddamn hypocrite and you are deceiving yourself into believing that you are good and decent when you are just flat out, dead filth. You don’t have a heart and you sure as hell don’t have that soul that your preacher or reverend is going on and on about. You are not going to some heavenly reward for being a humanitarian do-gooder. You are going to get planted and that’s it. Kid yourself all you want, but this is it. Do you honestly think that there is going to be some ‘god’ that is going to grant you the right to murder with impunity in some paradise beyond the stars? Do you honestly think that your filthy ass is going to enjoy the riches in some heavenly mansion? Yeah! Bow your stupid head and continue to pretend that you are the next best thing to a saint. You are nothing but a lying, hypocritical piece of nothing. I don’t care what your net worth is; you are worthless. I don’t care how much perfume you spray on or how much cologne you use, it will never conceal the stench of death because that is what you are; dead. And your ass is not in purgatory; that would be too good for the likes of you. This is it. You’re either a decent ‘human’ because you have got a heart or you are ‘dead’ and most of you are dead and you are the very ones who are posting “Happy Thanksgiving” posts back and forth to each other. You are the very ones that are gathering with the other thankful ‘dead’ pretending and postulating for the benefit of who? Because you have already proven that you are dead. Why else would you just go with the flow? You know what this day called, “Thanksgiving” is all about, but because you have no heart, you go on pretending that it is all about displaying fake ass love with family members you secretly hate and wish were dead so that you can swoop in and scoop up whatever trinkets and baubles and insurance benefits they may have left behind.

So yes, I am thankful because I am not sitting down at a table with a big stuffed dead bird on it; complete with all the trimmings. I am thankful because I am not gorging myself on the remains of a carcass of what used to be a living, breathing, beautiful bird. I am thankful that I am not sitting around the table with people that I detest and loathe all the while pretending that I am pleased to be with them. I am thankful that I am not a hypocrite; who after having prayed for 30 seconds, gorged myself on a dead bird, then immediately headed out the door to get a head start on my capitalism fix. I am thankful that I think for myself and have never felt the need to conform to the dictates of a fucked up society filled with the walking dead(and no, it’s not just a TV show). I am thankful that I can say that I am indeed, human and alive!

And no, I do not wish you a “Happy Thanksgiving” because I know what this day stands for and I have never stood for genocide, theft, lies, slavery, torture, rape, hunting, hypocrisy, corruption, brutality, barbarity, murder and war and I certainly don’t stand for ignorance. And if you are celebrating this day, you are too ignorant for words! And if you have a problem with this, bite me!

With Massive Protests Taking Place In Hong Kong, Paris And Haiti, People Are Asking, “Where Are The Massive Protests In The U.S.?”

Are you fucking serious??!!!! Why would whites protest when they’ve got it so good? What need have whites to take to the streets in protest of racism, white supremacy, white privilege, bigotry, prejudice, police brutality and hate when they benefit from that shit? Stop pretending that you don’t have a goddamn clue as to why there are no massive protests all across this fucked up shithole called, The Unites States of America. You fucking know why. What whites are going to stand up and massively protest a government they elected so that the status they enjoy in this country continues? What whites are going to go against their own damn agenda? What whites give a shit about what is happening to American descendants of slaves in this shithole? They are the reasons why what is happening to descendants of slaves in this shithole is happening. They set this shit in motion from day one and so have every reason in the world to make sure that what they set in motion continues. Don’t expect the whites to take exception to a goddamn thing that Donald Trump does or says because each and every white motherfucker over here IS Donald Trump. Donald Trump IS AmeriKKKa! He stands for exactly what this shithole has always stood for. The shit that’s going down now is nothing new. From slavery to the slave patrols to Jim Crow to ‘The War on Drugs’ to the school-to-prison pipeline to mass incarceration, we have suffered through it all and who do we have to ‘thank’ for that shit? Whites!

And so why am I fucking seeing blogs all over the place, questioning why since Donald Trump is embarrassing some of them, that there are no massive protests in the streets all across this shithole? You fucking know why. Whites are something else; sitting back pretending to give a shit over what Trump says and does which is exactly why they enjoy the status they do in a country they stole from the Indians and built up on the backs of my ancestors. You debased creatures are something fucking else! You’re an embarrassment to yourselves, but you cannot even see that because you are so used to the shit you do, you think it’s normal. Stealing, raping, pillaging, killing and everything in between has always been your calling card. You don’t even get off on owning every goddamn thing. That doesn’t even make you deranged psychopaths happy because if having wealth made you happy, why would you continue to shit on people to the point whereas you attempt to make as many people as miserable as you can so long as they don’t look like you. You sit somewhere with ALL that money can buy and still call us “Niggers!” like we’ve done something to you. You sit back somewhere enjoying all the riches that you’ve acquired off the blood, sweat and tears of someone else and that was handed down to you and still you must get your jollies off by pointing the finger and exclaiming how “those people live.” Why don’t you shut the fuck up and enjoy your ill gotten gains and leave “those” people the hell alone? Because you can’t. You are evil, personified and that evil must forever manifest itself, over and over again in making sure that some poor schmuck somewhere feels your wrath; is being sucked bone fucking dry just because their suffering is the only reason you white parasites live.

Then those of you who claim to have had some sort of ‘awakening’ enough to feel for some animals that are slated for human consumption still won’t let shit go. You call yourselves ‘vegan’ and believe that you have transcended racism, bigotry, prejudice and some more shit when it is quite clear that you are incapable of loving any damn human, animal or plant since it’s you debased creatures that are responsible for why everything is dying on this godforsaken planet that you fucked up! And then don’t even want to own up to the vicious and vile ass shit that you do. You’d rather sit somewhere on your privileged, debased ass and call yourselves, “berating me for stirring the pot,” when I have the nerve to call you worthless ass motherfuckers out on the vile and vicious shits you are! And I’m going to continue and so get the hell to posting more comments about my “pot stirring” because, apparently, your damn pale asses are burning the hell up in my “stirred pot!” and make sure you head to one of your quacks to get them to take a look at that suspicious mole on your pallid ass since my “pot” is burning your asses the fuck up!

According to Donald Trump, everyone in America who is not white is vermin and that is what ALL you whites think because wasn’t it you filthy fucks who decided that slaves dragged from Africa were only THREE-FIFTHS human? Indeed it fucking was! And so why are you pretending shock and indignation that Trump is still referring to descendants of those slaves as ‘vermin and yet I am attacked for “stirring the pot of animosity,” and for also “serving my own prejudicial victim-hood to my racist, grievous pleasures.” Oh lawdy,I am such a bad girl!

This beats all!

And the response to this from the blog author.

And of course, dude should not apologize, but it is crystal clear that I should. Yeah! Hold your breath and wait for it! There’d be two less racists to worry about.

And you are so right! You’ve no need to apologize to me for it would be worthless and meaningless but by all means, hypocritical VEGANS, apologize to the animals that you claim to love so dearly and are the reasons why you refuse to eat meat. Apologize to them for why those who look like you decided to mass slaughter them for human consumption. Apologize to the fish in the oceans for why you have fucked up and contaminated the oceans with your atomic missile testing. Don’t apologize to me for I know that I have always been perceived as nothing by the likes of you depraved monsters. But know this, your shit does indeed reek because even as you seek to call me out on my supposed “stirring the pot of animosity”, a pot which you motherfuckers filled to overflowing with a putrid concoction of racism, prejudice, hatred, corruption, theft, slavery, suffering, misery and death, you debased creatures believe that you are some deity, sitting above the shit that YOU do and how the hell am I “serving my own prejudicial victim-hood to my racist, grievous pleasures” when I don’t own a goddamn thing and so cannot deny you debased white motherfuckers..a loan, a house, a mortgage, an apartment, a car loan, a car, a bottle of clean water to drink or clothes on your fucking worthless ass backs? You own every goddamn thing and so how the fuck can I be racist? There is not a goddamn thing that I can deny your fucking asses and this you know. This just goes to prove what I have been saying ALL along in that whites are the dumbest fucks to ever slither and crawl all across this planet that they have fucked up and then want to turn around and tell others about how they “stir the pot,” about how they are “serving their own prejudicial victim-hood to their racist, grievous pleasures.” Seriously??!!! For real?!!! Yes indeed, you crazy ass motherfuckers did go there and no, I am not shocked. Nothing you debased monsters do shocks the shit out of me. I quite expect nothing else from the most despicable deviants to ever have been hatched.

But you’ve most definitely got some apologizing to do; apologize to those damn animals you ate before you so-called, “saw the fucking light!” And since I have been accused of “stirring” the goddamn pot, I sure as hell hope that I stirred a good pot of “Fuck You!” stew with this one! Now, chow down on that! It’s vegan friendly!

The Extraordinary Courage of Black People

 

It takes an extraordinary amount of courage to get up every morning knowing that you face an enemy who hates you more than you can ever know and that their hatred of you is so intense,  they are consumed by it. And yet, descendants of slaves do so every single morning…or night, depending on when your ‘day’ starts. As heavy as my heart is every single time I open my eyes, I open them and get up to face the next round of challenges that I must face to get me through another day, to run the gauntlet of whites who bombard me with their unrepentant racism, bigotry, hatred and prejudice because I cannot change the color of my skin.

I shake my head in disbelief when on days set aside to honor Black men and women throughout history who have made the ultimate sacrifice, whites insist on pretending to laud their achievements even as they seek to undermine their efforts by taking us backwards in time. And when we peacefully protest the murder of those who look like us at the hands of racist police, we are viewed as thankless and ungrateful because whites believe that those of us who are in America by virtue of slavery, should be grateful that we are here since it is their belief that if we were in Africa, our plight would be a million times worse. Their arrogant and callous disregard for us never wanes since they refuse to accept us as ‘human’ thanks to their enslavement of our ancestors. We are castigated by them every single day if we cannot take nothing and build upon it. We are held in contempt by them because our slave ancestors had no business to hand down to us. We are held in contempt because we own no land on which to build banks and hospitals, schools and grocery stores.

The whites look to areas in the inner cities where violence is a daily occurrence and where drug deals go down and prostitution for drugs is an epidemic and blame us for what ails our communities as though we have ships and planes to bring drugs into our communities. We are the scapegoats for why cuts to social programs are made as though it is a punishment to us for our existence even though whites make use of social programs more so than we do. We were at one time, self-reliant in the 70s and 80s, owning homes and businesses, but because whites always need a scapegoat and must always have the upper hand, our homes and businesses were taken from us through imminent domain and other nefarious laws that were put on the books to disrupt the social structure of Black communities, nationwide as we were herded into subsidized, substandard government housing in projects and ‘ghettos’. Desegregation was not a win for the Black family. It was a loss and we have been losing from the time our stolen ancestors were dragged ashore.

Our Black brothers and sisters are incarcerated inside the new slave pens and for all those who succumb to death at the white man’s hands, millions more still fight to survive. Many are innocent who have been imprisoned for decades and upon their exoneration, do not hold grudges because we are extraordinary people. Whites know this and they hate us for it. Their slave patrols were formed to round us up for existing and to herd us back to the plantation because whites think we never should have been allowed off the plantation and they have made sure that we know that we never really did. We see bars everywhere we turn. It matters not if we are locked behind actual bars, they are there all the same and they are not invisible to us. They place barriers and roadblocks before us to intimidate us and to keep us from coming together as a community and to realize our own potential.

So that we don’t get any ideas about ‘freedom’, we are shown time and time again that whites will stop at nothing, even murder to make sure that our place is somewhere underneath their boot or the ground. We need only look to the headlines, daily to see examples of ways they use to instill fear in us which is why we are shot dead by their uniformed slave patrols who are never held accountable for their actions against us, including murder. They take to the streets with hoods and sheets and guns to show that they can gun us down anywhere at anytime and that there is nothing that we can do about it, and yet, we survive. We carry on. We keep getting up. We live despite them and in spite of them. Yes, many of our brothers and sisters have fallen, but those of us who live are a testament to the courage it takes to bury our fallen brothers and sisters and live on, carrying their memory to the mountaintop as we look over and see that all is not lost. One day, we shall come into our own.

The white man’s days are numbered. He IS his possessions; his things. And like all man made things, they never survive the test of time.  Their multi-million dollar beach houses are being swept away. They are forced to flee ever inland by the very arrogance that led them to burn this planet up and still expect an ocean view. Their mountain get-away homes are being burnt to the ground. Their island paradises are being covered in igneous rock or are under water. Their businesses are flooded, their SUVs floating down the street, their boats swept out to sea and their very skin is suffering from the effects of a sun that kisses and deepens ours. In this time of heaviness in our hearts for another of our brother who has fallen thanks to the racism, prejudice, bigotry and hatred that defines whites, we shall carry our memory of him to the mountaintop and show him that he did not die in vain. We, who live will continue to get up and face another day of hatred, racism, prejudice and bigotry and we will not be defeated because we are humanity, defined and we have the extraordinary courage of Black people. To ALL my Black brothers and sisters, though our days may seem dark and our nights even darker, believe me, those who persecute us for what we have no control over are going to reap what they have sown in ways never before imagined. Keep the faith throughout these dark time.

I write this to honor ALL my fallen brothers and sisters and to especially honor Botham Shem Jean. I wish you bon voyage, my brother!

The Brouhaha Over Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad

 

Trump’s ‘Deplorables’ as Hillary Clinton so aptly named them, are indeed, ‘deplorable’.

Nike shoes burned, defaced over Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Just Do It’ ad

Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos announced the endorsement deal on Twitter, calling Kaepernick an “All American Icon.” Kaepernick also posted a Nike ad featuring his face and wrote: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. (Hashtag) JustDoIt”

About 33 percent of Americans say they are more likely to view a brand favorably if it supports the right for protesters to kneel during the anthem, but they’re outweighed by the 38 percent who said they’re less likely to view the brand in a positive light.

Yet those views can depend on demographics, with the research company finding that Trump voters are most likely to object to brands who support anthem-kneelers. About seven out of 10 Trump voters said they’d spend less money with a brand that supports the issue.

On the other hand, Nike may not be targeting Trump supporters, given that fashion and athletic brands tend to target younger and more diverse demographics.

I worked in corporate strategy at Nike for years. Nike’s most loyal and lucrative core consumer? Black youth. Not the Trump supporter cutting his socks with pruning shears. #NikeBoycott? The company is laughing its way to the bank.
— Fonda Lee (@FondaJLee) September 4, 2018

Now I generally don’t go in for brand names, but even I am going to purchase a Nike t-shirt even if this is just a publicity stunt, but then I am no Trump supporter who will soon not be able to purchase a can of beans, much less Nike ANYTHING! When Trump finishes with his base, they will be lucky to have any teeth left in which to bite into an apple, not that they will be able to afford an apple or an Apple product, much less a Nike product. They will not have food stamps, medical coverage or a roof over their heads. All they will have is Trump’s assurance that they are being patriotic because of their blatant racism, prejudice, bigotry and hatred aimed at people who happen to have melanin in their skin. But he will not care when they must find a box and locate a bridge underneath which they must then place said box. Someone, hand them an empty Nike box because maybe then, they can keep at least one sock-less foot dry.

It is quite laughable that a draft-dodging, racist misogynist like Donald Trump, can stand somewhere and drone on and on about what patriotism means and who is disrespecting U.S. military troops when he received five deferments from the military draft during the Vietnam War, including one medical exemption for a problem with his heels. He certainly does not seem to have a problem with his heels now seeing as it has been estimated that Trump has spent 25% of his time in office playing golf and the other 75% on Twitter tweeting about who is badmouthing him and disrespecting him by not taking his tantrums seriously thanks in part to a self-inflated ego.

Trump’s supporters’ fashion statements all tend to lean to confederate flags, sheets, hoods and guns and so Nike should do well since Nike does not produce what Trump’s supporters need in order to promote racism, hatred, bigotry and prejudice. And as this brouhaha blows over, any decrease in value of Nike stock, will only be temporary and the company is very much aware of this and so there is no nail-biting taking place at Nike. Nike, in fact, expected these events.

Kaepernick’s football career may very well be over, but since his Nike endorsement isn’t, he will not have to worry about sitting underneath a bridge next to a Trump supporter who will be underneath a bridge living in a box or a tent thanks to Trump’s economic policies that have negatively impacted his base while at the same time, handed billions to his corporate cronies. Since racism, bigotry and prejudice trump’s logic and reality in the eyes of Trump’s supporters, the hardships that are coming down the pike they will inevitably face will hit them hard. But maybe they will fall softly, cushioned as they are by the cloud of racism, bigotry and prejudice that surrounds them. I think they shall regret burning their Nike sneakers since “The Farmer’s Almanac” predicts a most seriously cold winter and the Nike corporate brand will continue to be sported by golf pros, NFL pros, NBA pros and of course, everyday, average people like myself.

And for those people who suggest that Trump’s supporters are just fighting back against the status quo; those who have ignored them for decades and refused to listen to their pleas for good paying jobs to feed their families and so forth and so on, other groups are faring much worse, but they have yet to take to the streets in an attempt to terrorize innocent people. Have the Indians, indigenous to this land acted in the manner of Trump’s supporters? Indeed, they have not and yet their plight is a millions times worse than the poorest Trump supporter’s. And what about the poor Black children who are living in squalor in projects or in bedbug ridden homeless shelters? Their parents have not taken to the streets in an attempt to terrorize others. I get seriously tired of excuses being made for people who support Trump because their support of him is based solely on the fact that he emboldens them to act out on their belief that they are ‘white supremacists’. People who are down and out and who wish to fight back against those who they think made them so, would not incorporate racism, hatred and bigotry while doing so, they would include everyone who is also down and out thanks to the very same ‘elites’ who are responsible for the massive wealth inequality we are experiencing. There is no group that is going to be left out of the next Depression, looming over the horizon.

Burning and defacing products is not going to bring lost jobs back. Hating people because of the color of their skin is not going to bring jobs back. Hailing Donald Trump as your savior will not make him your savior because the only thing Trump is out to save is his status in the corporate world and that of his cronies and Trump supporters, you are not in that world and you never will be. Trump could give a rat’s ass about you and your families, but because you are blind to everything beyond your feral racism, prejudice and hatred, you cannot see what is right before your very eyes, but one thing you will do and that is to feel the cold when it bites your ass because no matter how hot it is right now, winter IS coming and so are more budget cuts to social programs that would have helped your racist ass!

Through Red And Angry Eyes!

 

When I first started blogging,
I was gentle as a lamb.
But today, my rants and ravings
couldn’t compete in a poetry slam.

Oh I come out smoking hot,
full of rage and indignation
at a society of clueless cretins
who compound my own frustration.

When I said my pen was drained,
just a few short years ago,
I should have thrown in the towel,
but what kept me going was my ego.

I was such an attention seeker
who was so pleased with what I wrote,
I quite forgot to temper my anger
and on my own bile, I almost choke.

I’ve written many a poem
and what I once thought of as prose,
but now I foam at the mouth
and no poem, can I compose.

Through red and angry eyes,
I view the world with a vengeful gaze.
I no longer believe in humanity
or think there is hope for better days.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2018 Shelby I. Courtland

I remember when I first started blogging, I was inspired and had not yet been tainted by all of the things that have now made me rage and lash out at the world. I am filled with such a white hot blazing anger that some times, I quite fear that I shall go mad. I used to pen poems about the homeless and oh how sincere I was. That is why I titled this blog, “Bringing Social Issues To The Forefront,” because I wanted to highlight the societal ills that affected so many people. I wanted to try and shed a spotlight on those who are forgotten, overlooked and ignored. I wanted to shed a light on human suffering, but by doing so, I suffered for it. Those of us who are truly caring, apparently, can only take but so much before it starts tearing away at our very soul. I am becoming something I once abhorred; a cold, callous, hateful and vengeful person who has lost her way.

I cannot find in me the poetry that once used to flow so freely from my mind to my fingers. And that is why I don’t post poems anymore. I just don’t have them in me; not the ones that I look back on and read and I can tell that I put deep feeling into them; they are me. What I write now is what I have turned into.

There have been so many people that I have fallen out with who I used to hold in high esteem, but because of what I allowed in, I’ve cussed people out, called them out and have hurt people and that was never who I was, but that is who I am now. We are letting the evil that is in the very air we breathe into our bodies and that evil is building in strength and we are hating each other because we have allowed others to feed us their hate, their callousness, their disregard for human life, their greed, their selfishness and their depravity and we have, some of us that is, swallowed it down and brought it back up. We are consumed with hatred for each other like I’ve never seen before and I am quite guilty of this. Most days I am livid from the time I wake up until the time I close my eyes in sleep and I carry this around with me every single day. I do not like what I have become and if I continue to feed the flames of hatefulness that has consumed so many, I can no longer take the high road. I must admit that I am just like them.

And lastly, I did not even heed the words of my own poem, “Yield Not To Temptation!”

Weep For The Children!

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Weep for the children
who are born into this world;
a world of seething hatred,
aimed at this poor little boy and girl.

You say you want someone to love
and you need an innocent child.
Take a look at the world around you.
What was paradise is now, defiled.

Think again about what you want
and what it is you are about to do.
You are pounded by the force of hate.
Is this what you want for your child too?

This is not about Planned Parenthood
and abortion was not on my mind.
I just see that innocence is doomed,
thanks to the evil that is mankind.

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

I am not trying to tell anyone what to do. I am merely stating that if it were up to me, I could not bring an innocent child into this mess. I just could not. And seriously, take a look around. What do you see? Wars, hatred, ignorance, bigotry, genocide, murder, lust, STDs, avarice, homelessness, mass incarceration, mass water shut-offs, poisoned water, millions of refugees, radiated oceans, dying sea life, climate change, rising seas; a world teetering on the brink of war. How in the ‘world’ could I ever think of bringing a child into this? I weep for the children.

I Am Not Privileged To Be White!

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I am not privileged to be white.
Nor can I claim my own heritage
since I was stolen by the privileged
and forced into a life of bondage.

There is no escape for me
though I struggle to be free.
My only release from slavery
is a grave so cold and lonely.

How would I have lived my life
had I not been a slave?
I’ll take with me that question
down into my lonely grave.

The plantations of the privileged
are awash in my blood and tears,
I can feel the lash of the whip
and smell the stench of the overseers.

They’ll break me any day now,
it’s just a matter of time
before I won’t know my name
“Oh Lawd, what is my crime?

My children, as well, are slaves;
each and every one.
They have nowhere to go.
There is no place to run.

These privileged landed whites
Call us ‘nigger’ while raping us too.
But if to them we are not human
 why would they rape what’s in their zoo?

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

What I Am Thankful For On this Day, Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving my ass

 

I really had no thought of writing anything on Thanksgiving Day because several of my dear blogger friends took the time to post some wonderful Thanksgiving Day blog posts. And I have already re-blogged them to my heart’s content. But I just want to take this opportunity, and this is off the top of my head, to let them know how appreciative I am to know that there are some people that truly think for themselves. It does my heart good to know that there are some who will not simply conform to the dictates of a fucked up society, but who will indulge themselves in a bit of critical thinking. Try it sometime! It does my heart good to know that there are others like me who refuse to ‘like’ all up and down on some lies that are told to us about Thanksgiving Day and because we are too damn lazy, we refuse to do our own research and dig for the truth even if we have to dig underneath a pile of outrageous lies to find it.

We have a goddamn president that is to this very day, hell bent on preaching the vile ass lies about how some pilgrims came to this continent and loved all up and down on the Indians and he even compared the ‘pilgrims’ to the Syrian refugees. This vicious, chronic, habitual liar had the goddamn nerve to call a band of genocidal, homicidal maniacs, “refugees!” My tongue would have twisted so goddamn bad trying to get that lie out, that it would have eventually twisted itself loose and escaped from my lying ass mouth! We are still sitting somewhere swallowing the lies of warmongers and war hawks who are just as bad as the depraved and vile shits that fucked up the Indians and then commenced to hunting down innocent people in Africa and dragged them here to become slaves. These so-called ‘pilgrims’ were not the salt of the earth; they should have been banned from the earth, as barbaric and brutal as they were and their progeny are still at it to this very day.

Kill! Kill! Kill! How can that ever be defined as benevolent, caring, compassionate, concerned and humanitarian? How can breeding and then killing millions of birds for Thanksgiving Day dinner tables ever be considered, humanitarian? How can consuming that which had a beating heart ever be considered, humanitarian? But that right there tells me something. It tells me that we so-called ‘humans’ have never been synonymous with ‘humanitarian’ for how could we be? We send our own offspring to die in wars started by depraved rejects from hell and we don’t have a problem with that. We know that the ‘animals’ that we consume on a daily basis have stood in piles of filth, stood in their own shit inside a hell and then were butchered as though they were never living tissue with eyes, brains, legs, a stomach; the same organs that we possess. Is it any wonder that the ‘human’ race is destroying itself? No, it is not! Because when we can destroy that which has never done us any harm simply because we want a steak; when we can destroy that which would leap gracefully away from us in fright and terror, we are not ‘human’. We shoot deer for sport. We consider this to be ‘hunting’. What a brave soul we are to ‘hunt’ down something that cannot defend itself against cowardly bastards with hunting rifles. You are not some great game hunter and yet you strut around with your trophies as though you have done something to be proud of. You’re nothing but a coward! You’re not fit to stand there looking all prideful beside the body of a dead lion or a dead deer or whatever else you think it your right to hunt down and kill because you are a depraved piece of filth! A cockroach stands heads and shoulders above your worthless ass!

Now, I am speaking to the hypocritical motherfuckers that went on and on about that big game hunter that went out and shot and killed Cecil, the lion. Why are YOU sitting down to a turkey dinner? Your hypocrisy petticoat is showing. I certainly did call it right when I called you all ‘hypocrites in my post, Trophy World because, indeed, that is what you are. How are you any different from the piece of dead shit that killed your beloved Cecil, the lion? Oh, that’s right! You did not actually kill that big, stuffed dead bird that you just carved into. So that makes it alright, doesn’t it. No, it does not! You were complicit in that bird’s death just as if you had killed it yourself because you were silent as the grave you are headed for because you stood by when you knew that millions of turkeys would lose their lives just so that you could display your hypocrisy and fake ass devotion to family and tradition. The next time a motherfucker kills Cecil, the lion’s brother’s brother, shut the fuck up! And don’t put that goddamn shit up for me to read because I fucking don’t appreciate reading about hypocrisy, ignorance and fake ass outrage! Save it! Because you have no cause to feel justified in your fake ass outrage over Cecil, the lion’s death while you sit there and unzip your pants because of your expanding stomach thanks to gorging yourself on a dead turkey! And then head to the doctor so that he can give you another pill because of all your weight-related health issues and then cry me a river!

And this brings me to something else. Our instinct for killing is not just for the so-called ‘animals’. We turn against other so-called ‘humans’ and we hunt and kill them for sport. We self-righteously tell ourselves that because this person’s skin tone is darker than ours, he or she does not deserve to live. They are not ‘human’. They will become just another trophy; another notch on this gun. Oh, this killing thing is sweet. It is so sweet that we can still sit up in church on a Sunday morning and bow our heads and pray about how good, benevolent and kind we are because we just put $100 into the collection plate and we wrote a $50 check out to Goodwill. See? We’re so good and thoughtful. Let us pat ourselves on our goddamn saintly ass back. That’s ‘humanitarian’. Again! No, it is not. That is hypocrisy. You’re a goddamn hypocrite and you are deceiving yourself into believing that you are good and decent when you are just flat out, dead filth. You don’t have a heart and you sure as hell don’t have that soul that your preacher or reverend is going on and on about. You are not going to some heavenly reward for being a humanitarian do-gooder. You are going to get planted and that’s it. Kid yourself all you want, but this is it. Do you honestly think that there is going to be some ‘god’ that is going to grant you the right to murder with impunity in some paradise beyond the stars? Do you honestly think that your filthy ass is going to enjoy the riches in some heavenly mansion? Yeah! Bow your stupid head and continue to pretend that you are the next best thing to a saint. You are nothing but a lying, hypocritical piece of nothing. I don’t care what your net worth is; you are worthless. I don’t care how much perfume you spray on or how much cologne you use, it will never conceal the stench of death because that is what you are; dead. And your ass is not in purgatory; that would be too good for the likes of you. This is it. You’re either a decent ‘human’ because you have got a heart or you are ‘dead’ and most of you are dead and you are the very ones who are posting “Happy Thanksgiving” posts back and forth to each other. You are the very ones that are gathering with the other thankful ‘dead’ pretending and postulating for the benefit of who? Because you have already proven that you are dead. Why else would you just go with the flow? You know what this day called, “Thanksgiving” is all about, but because you have no heart, you go on pretending that it is all about displaying fake ass love with family members you secretly hate and wish were dead so that you can swoop in and scoop up whatever trinkets and baubles and insurance benefits they may have left behind.

So yes, I am thankful because I am not sitting down at a table with a big stuffed dead bird on it; complete with all the trimmings. I am thankful because I am not gorging myself on the remains of a carcass of what used to be a living, breathing, beautiful bird. I am thankful that I am not sitting around the table with people that I detest and loathe all the while pretending that I am pleased to be with them. I am thankful that I am not a hypocrite; who after having prayed for 30 seconds, gorged myself on a dead bird, then immediately headed out the door to get a head start on my capitalism fix. I am thankful that I think for myself and have never felt the need to conform to the dictates of a fucked up society filled with the walking dead(and no, it’s not just a TV show). I am thankful that I can say that I am indeed, human and alive!

And no, I do not wish you a “Happy Thanksgiving” because I know what this day stands for and I have never stood for genocide, theft, lies, slavery, torture, rape, hunting, hypocrisy, corruption, brutality, barbarity, murder and war and I certainly don’t stand for ignorance. And if you are celebrating this day, you are too ignorant for words! And if you have a problem with this, bite me!

Negro Women, Stop Taking The Abuse!

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The movie, ‘Straight Outta Compton’, made me take a look at how Negro men treat Negro women and I am not liking what I see. Did I pay my money to see the movie? Hell no! And I based it on principle because I had read about that abusive motherfucker that calls himself, Dr. Dre. I had read about his contempt, disdain and apparent hatred for women and the sad fact is that many Negro men are in fact, just like this piece of shit that has been lauded as some sort of thug hero and for what? I don’t know. Because if he is considered to be a hero for promoting rappers to ‘rap’ about niggers, hos, and bling, I don’t see what the fuss is all about. And neither should your Negro ass because that would mean that you are just as ignorant as this punk ass bitch and just as ignorant as the rappers that glorify degrading, abusing and demoralizing the very women that gave birth to them.

Negro men, if you have daughters, you don’t even respect them. There is no way that you can if you revere and give props to this piece of shit that has raised his closed fist and beat a woman like she was a man. Quite obviously, you don’t have a problem if this bastard beat your own daughter down. I know for a fact that this happens and it happens quite often.

My piece of shit cousin told me that he was with his ‘home boys’ and they went over one of his homeys’ girlfriend’s house and just because she wasn’t standing on the porch, panting for his ass, he dragged her out the house and beat her like she was a man right in front of a carload of other nasty, disgusting, degenerates and the woman actually picked herself up off the ground after having been stomped and fist punched by her boyfriend and got inside the vehicle. What the fuck is wrong with us????!!!!

Negro men, why are you brutalizing Negro women? Where did you develop such contempt for Negro women? Who the fuck do you think you are? You are nothing without us because who is wailing, moaning and printing signs when your Negro ass is shot or locked up for driving down the goddamn street with a broken taillight? Who the fuck is sitting home raising your kids while you’re out doing who the fuck knows what? Who has always had your goddamn back even when you didn’t deserve the loyalty that we have always had for your Negro ass? Just because some Caucasian motherfucker dangles a few Benjamins in your goddamn face is no reason to forget who you came from and who loved you before you ever knew what love was about. And quite honestly, I am at a loss to know when your Negro ass got lost along the way. Because Negro motherfuckers, believe me, you are lost as hell without us. Keep beating our ass. Keep disrespecting us. Keep insulting us. Keep kicking us in the dirt and one day, your Negro ass is gonna look around for your heart and soul, the heart and soul that is us, Negro women,  and you are going to find yourselves facing down the nightmare that is your life by your goddamn self because we will have kicked your worthless ass to the curb.

The Caucasian man don’t give a shit about your ass. The only thing you can do for him is make him some goddamn money and when your usefulness is over, where will you be? Out on your Negro ass without a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out and don’t crawl your tired ass back to us ’cause we’ve already kicked your tired ass to the curb. Think it can’t happen? Take a look around? Who the fuck is still wearing out the soles of their shoes on your behalf when that Caucasoid is busting a cap all up in your ass? Newsfuckingflash! It ain’t me! I’ve already given up on you worthless motherfuckers, but other Negro women have not, not yet. I am not going to continue to head to protest rallies and marches to get the Caucasians boot up off your Negro ass when if the Caucasians ain’t fucking you up, you’re fucking us up. I have put up with your shit for too goddamn long and unless you show me that you respect me as a Negro woman, you’ll get no goddamn respect from me. Respect has to be earned, motherfuckers, and you ain’t earned it! So, don’t come to me to bail your ass out of jail. Don’t come to me when you’ve broken your goddamn knee and can’t shoot hoops for the motherfucking Caucasian man and that Caucasian bitch you married, sued your ass for divorce and your broke ass can’t afford a moped. Think for one goddamn second that I am going to drop everything and cuddle you and tell you that you’re still valued and some more shit. Never fucking think it. Keep kicking my ass and see what you get. Keep thinking that I am always going to be forgiving and in your corner, come what may. You better wake the fuck up, you Negro assed motherfucker and recognize that when the shit hits the fan on your ass, you got nobody BUT me and when all is said and done, I’m all you need. You are nothing without the Negro woman and your punk ass bitch ass can’t even see that???!!!!

This ain’t some lies ‘Straight Outta Compton’. This is straight up truth! Deal with it! And, again! Wake the fuck up and act like you know! The Caucasians ain’t playing with your ass and when you divide us by brutalizing us, you WILL fall!BULEE DAT!