Trump’s Immigration Ban And Why I’m Loving It!

These Muslims became terrorists to thank us for our tax dollars! Oh yes, they did! Three Minnesota Men Found Guilty Of Plotting To Join ISIS! Yeah, that's thanking U.S.

These Muslims became terrorists to thank us for our tax dollars! Oh yes, they did!
Three Minnesota Men Found Guilty Of Plotting To Join ISIS!
Yeah, that’s thanking U.S.

 

 

According to the website listed below, there is help for American Muslims who are afraid of Trump’s immigration policies.

Are you an American Muslim?

If you are bullied, discriminated against or attacked for being a Muslim, there are people in Washington State to help you: Please contact CAIR-WA for help or with questions at info@cairseattle.org or 206.367.4081.

In Washington State

Fact Check about Islam in America: http://www.islamfactcheck.org/#
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Now then, I’ve done my part to help send American Muslims to freedom via the Underground Muslim Railroad. This is rich!

Before Trump was inaugurated, where were the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ for descendants of slaves? Where were the shout-outs to us asking if we were being “bullied, discriminated against or attacked for being Black?” Where were the people in ANY state seeking to help us with telephone numbers and websites? But now that Trump is doing what he said he would do, it is now time to protect Muslim immigrants and yet again, overlook the people who have had their asses handed to them every single day in this shithole since slavery. The hypocrisy of the ‘whites’ will never cease to amaze me and for the life of me I don’t know why I continue to be amazed over their blatant and outrageous selective empathy and amnesia.

The ‘whites’ get all empathetic over every other group so long as it is not those of us who have a permanent, dark skin tone and who descended from slaves. They also get amnesia because they just cannot remember what they do to us every single day but will instead, look far and wide to find some cause to support; some stand to take but only if it will not make our lives any easier. “Get those Muslims some help! They are being persecuted and that shit is just not right! We have got to do something about their horrible plight! I call on you one and all to help me get it done!”

But there is only a deafening silence when they view descendants of slaves getting the life choked out of them. There is a deafening silence when they view descendants of slaves getting shot down in every city in this hellhole. There are no shout-outs to these people to make them aware that there is a number to call where they can get assistance in escaping police brutality, racism, bigotry, mass incarceration, a school-to-prison pipeline, gentrification and the list is endless. Oh no! There will be no urgent cries for the Black man, woman and child to head to the nearest Underground Railroad for descendants of slaves because you see, there is no necessity for that to be re-started. There is however, an urgent necessity to start up the Muslim Underground Railroad because they are being attacked from all sides. I hope Trump sends every single Muslim immigrant back to wherever the hell they came from. I hope that he calls for a ban on all immigration to this country because I am sick to pieces of my tax dollars supporting non-English speaking immigrants from every country. I am tired of hearing goddamn accents that I cannot make heads or tails of wherever I go and every single damn time I place a telephone call.

This is the only country that will give a new immigrant, a free interpreter. This is the only country I know that prints applications for everything from welfare sign-up to driver’s licenses in at least twenty different languages and still provides an interpreter. I cannot take my ass to Germany and receive this. I cannot take my ass to Syria and receive this. I cannot take my ass to Iran and receive this.

When I lived in Minnesota, I was so damn tired of seeing my tax dollars going to support Muslim refugees from Somalia, I verbally made that fact extremely well known. I did not turn those people into refugees. I never bombed a damn thing in their country; likewise in Syria, Yemen, Iraq or anywhere else. And yet, the Somalis come here, supposedly with nothing and yet somehow they open Somali businesses by the hundreds. Like I don’t fucking know how! My tax dollars are paying for those businesses. While descendants of slaves who were born here and who paid taxes here are now homeless thanks to getting pink slips due to a dwindling manufacturing base, my tax dollars are not going to fund needed retraining programs for them, my tax dollars are going to house, feed and provide free medical care for Somalis, who by the way, opened up their own health care facilities. My tax dollars are going for other refugees who have come here. My tax dollars were paying for Somalis to open up and operate two Somali malls in Minneapolis, MN which are nothing more than ISIS recruitment centers while the descendants of slaves and the Indians are seeking shelter in homeless warehouses. Meanwhile, again, the Somalis in Minnesota were busily attempting to join ISIS. How the hell is this fair? Those ungrateful ingrates come over here and are given free housing and free every damn thing else and then turn right around and become terrorists just attempting to send a bomb up our ass in gratitude. That’ll show us!

How in the world do we overlook the needs of those who have paid into the system and instead will put our tax dollars to work to build up and support those who have not paid one thin dime in taxes, and yet were given grants to open up businesses that cater to Somalis and only to Somalis…AND…who are also hell bent on joining terrorist groups? And don’t even bother trying to contradict me because I have seen this with my very own eyes since I just recently moved from Minnesota.

And while Trump is at it, I hope he does build that wall between the states and Mexico and send those Mexicans packing because when I moved to where I live now, I was told by a Comcast representative that if I was Hispanic, I would have received a discount on my services because businesses are now catering to the Hispanics. Black folks are not getting a discount. ‘White’ folks, you don’t need a discount but if you did, you’re not getting one because it’s only for Hispanics. Sweet, ain’t it?

Anything that can crawl, slither and wash up on the shores of America is met with open arms while those who have struggled all their lives to live decently and to take care of their families are being shut out because America welcomes and opens her arms for those who have not paid their dues but are rewarded with our tax dollars while we languish in homeless shelters, underneath bridges, in tunnels and in boxes. Those of us who have paid our dues are paying higher prices for internet, cable and telephone services so that those who come here and who cannot even speak the language can receive a discount and who also get free interpreter services.

So, do not expect me to gather with those who are the target of Trump’s immigration policies and initiate a group hug because it is never going to happen. I am to this day, fighting for funding to assist disabled people out of shelters and into homes. I am fighting to re-open stores that once catered to low-income people but were shuttered thanks to gentrification and I don’t have a phone number or a web address to contact to get assistance with doing this because those who I am attempting to help are not Muslim refugees! As far as I am concerned, they can just cry me a river and head back from whence they came and don’t even bother suggesting that I do likewise because goddamn it, I was born here and I speak English, albeit colorfully, but extremely well! And what Trump is doing, I am loving it!

Weep For The Children!

tears I cry

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.

“Hark The Hypocrites Do Sing!”

hark the hypocrites

 

– sing to the tune of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”

Hark the hypocrites do sing!
Glory to the news they bring
Bombs on earth and missiles too
Aimed at me and aimed at you
Peace on earth is but a dream
Can’t you hear the people scream?
Watch the bombs light up the skies
Listen to the children’s cries
And the Christians doth proclaim
Christ was born and that’s so lame
There they sit with pants unzipped
I don’t want to see them stripped
Lambs aren’t in the manger fold
They are waiting to be sold
Lamb chops on the menu here
Wash them down with ice cold beer
Kiss your mother who is drunk
Daddy dear is in a funk
He didn’t get a penis pump
Where’s a cliff for him to jump?
Uncle Jack is in rehab
His herpes has formed a scab

Hark the hypocrites do sing
Glory to the new crack wing!
You will overdose again
When you do, just say, “Amen!”
We so love the holidays,
refugees are in a daze
Drones have struck the innocent
Brag about the cash you’ve spent
Christmas comes but once a year
Hark the hypocrites, you hear!
Glory to the bottom line.
Now throw out this dead ole pine
Bring me whiskey on the rocks
Time to ride some big ole cocks
Hark the hypocrites do sing!
Glory to your fake ass king!

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

And if you didn’t know, I’ll be more than happy to clue you in. Your fake ass king is M-O-N-E-Y!

I am SO in the Christmas spirit this year, I just cannot help myself. Bombs are being dropped in distant lands. Drones are killing innocent people. But for one day, we will put all of that aside. We will, for one day, express our love for our family and friends and associates. We will gift them all that credit cards can buy. This is how we show our devotion and love; with gifts. We don’t show our love by worrying about the conditions of third-world sweatshops and the people who ‘slave’ in them. We don’t care that people are suffering so bad, that they would rather commit suicide than continue on. We carelessly head to the mall and shop until we drop; shoving that piece of plastic across the counter and out the door, we go. But we are so thoughtful and kind and decent. We then head to the supermarket and thoughtlessly pick the choicest piece of butchered cow or pig or lamb and we get someone to cook that up for us; rare, medium rare or well done. Stock the liquor cabinet. Are all the mixers shelved and ready? Oh look at the beautiful tree. It was beautiful when it was in its natural state, but now, it has been chopped and kept ‘green’ by some polluted ass faucet water; that is until this is all over and then, “Throw it away!”

In all actuality, this planet should “Throw us away!” I wish to hell it would. With our fake ass moaning over climate change; we cut down more trees to have signs printed calling for climate change reform when we are instrumental in the death of this planet by the cutting down of more and more trees for those very signs. Sigh! The ‘human’ race is a disgrace to this planet and to the innocent animals that occupy it and who are at the mercy of the merciless. How can we claim to be merciful when we are shedding tears because our father or brother or sister is overseas, suited up in military gear ready to kill someone they don’t even know and for what? Room and board? Some food stamps? Glory? Honor? One thing I can say is that we cannot lose honor because we never had any to begin with. Now, we’re all just meaningless filth; pretending to be do-gooders and concerned creatures. Shove it! Your so-called ‘loved one’ would not be in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria if we did not have that killer instinct that drives us. Love does not drive us for if it did, we would not condone the killing of others and claim that it is honorable. What the fuck are YOU celebrating this Christmas? Especially those of you who go on and on about ‘climate change’. Those of you who go on and on about the untold miseries that other people are dealing with while you go on and on about how wonderful and kind you are that you hashtagged some solidarity with the ‘unfortunates’. You did your part when you displayed some colors in a flag over your Facebook photo. Oh wow! Now shit yourself because you did GOOD!

Maybe I am Miss goddamn humbug! But at least, I am honest about the fact that I am just another worthless so-called ‘human’. But one thing about me, I’m NO hypocrite! So, enjoy your ‘holiday’. And I sincerely hope that that pig you’ll eat, deposits itself on your ass!

“Thank You For Your Service, No Really, Thank You. We ALL Thank You!”

America bombs hospitals, just not in America, not yet.

America bombs hospitals, just not in America, not yet.

 

 

Doctors Without Borders would like to take this opportunity on this day to thank America’s veterans for blowing up their hospital. They appreciate the lies that were put out by the hypocrites that shout up and down about how humanitarian they are and then turn right around and blow up a hospital and lie about it. How can something that would blow up a hospital be considered, human? It can’t. Americans are not human. That fact should be quite well known to the humans that have been fucked up by the shits from America.

The people of Iraq would like to take this opportunity on this day to thank America’s veterans for rendering them homeless and for causing them to become refugees who are welcome, nowhere.

 
The people of Iraq would also like to take this opportunity on this day to thank America for the Abu Ghraib prison torture atrocity; to thank America’s veterans for killing innocent Iraqi men, women and children. Well over a million of Iraq’s people are dead because America’s men and women can’t think for themselves. They listened to the lies of warmongers and promptly suited up and in ‘cold blood’ murdered and tortured over a million Iraqi people and yet we sit somewhere celebrating crimes that psychopaths, war criminals and subhuman beasts have committed against innocent people all around the world.

We celebrate war criminals that should be shot for what they have done, but instead, we host parades, attend solemn ceremonies honoring these war criminals and encourage them to keep at it and up the ante; kill more and more people, turn more and more innocent people into homeless refugees and we thank them for doing this. Every single damn time we ‘thank’ these cowards; these subhuman beasts for ‘keeping America safe’, we as hypocrites encourage war crimes to continue and they will!

And I must not forget that I am quite sure that the people of Afghanistan are taking this opportunity today to celebrate what our war criminal veterans have done to them and to their country; killing innocent people, blowing up hospitals, pissing on dead Afghan corpses, cutting off their body parts and emailing them to fellow war criminal veterans. Yes, this is what we are celebrating. This is what we continue to encourage. Blowing up hospitals is what warriors and heroes do? Pissing on dead bodies is something that warriors and heroes do? Emailing the body parts of the dead is what warriors and heroes do? Yeah, if they’re American and British. That’s right, British, because that shit spawned this shit in America.

What you consider to be a hero is nothing more than a paid whore that lets himself get pimped out to kill innocent people to make warmongers and war hawks rich. You are not celebrating heroics. You are celebrating criminality. You are celebrating whoring. You are celebrating a lie! And what’s more, you know this but because of the lack of morality, decency, values, principles, compassion, love and empathy that makes people human and that is sadly lacking in most Americans, you are all whores because you gladly pimp your sons and your daughters to the warmongers. Why do you do this? Because you are not human, that’s why. Every member of the Taliban is more human than you will ever be. Every member of ISIS is more human than your sorry ass can aspire to be. Every member of any so-called ‘terrorist organization’ that this fucked up government has deemed a threat to this shithole is more human than the 300 million worthless shits that call themselves, American. And quite frankly, this shithole is collapsing in on itself. There is no need to worry about a ‘foreign’ enemy doing a goddamn thing to this hellhole. The Taliban is not causing massive sinkholes. ISIS is not causing earthquakes to shake up areas that had previously had no earthquakes. The alNusra Front is not causing the derailing of trains with crude oil to derail and pollute rivers and streams. No so-called ‘terrorist organization’ has to come over here and fuck shit up because America’s infrastructure is failing of its own accord. America’s lakes and rivers have been polluted by Americans. America’s homeless and hungry have been made so by Americans. Black bodies are piled high in morgues, not because of ISIS or ISIL, but because of racism; systemic and endemic. The Taliban is not feeding America’s opium addiction, the U.S. government via the U.S. military whores are. You American motherfuckers are pure nasty filth; vile and funky shit. That’s what you are and that is why you can celebrate pure evil and death because when you look in the mirror, evil and death is what is looking right back at you! But you can’t stop killing and you actually celebrate torturing and killing innocent people. How sick is that? You’re some real sick shits, you are!

I cannot wait for the day to come when each and every nasty, vile and filthy shit in America will reap what has been sown by America. Enjoy your celebrations and your easy life while you still can but believe me, you are on the ‘Titanic’ and this ‘Titanic’ is just as unsinkable as that other one! Try making what’s to come into a ‘love story’.

Happy Goddamn Veterans Day, you worthless warmongering whorish shits! And, yes indeed, “thank you from all of us around the world that’s been fucked up by you!”

A Change Has To Come!

time for change

A change has to come.
I don’t know where from.
But the present situation is untenable
and is most definitely, unsustainable.

Too many people are living foul
while the rich are forever on the prowl
for whatever else they can steal,
and their greatest joy is to kill.

You have only to look at the endless wars
and at the refugees who face closed doors.
Take a look at our militarized police.
Do you really think that shit will cease?

Wake up and rise up!
And put down the Kool-Aid cup.
Our ass is toast and what are we going to do?
Because I am getting screwed and so are you!

What have we to look forward to? Thanksgiving?
How the hell are you even making a living?
The hiring signs I see are all for part-time.
And after you pay your rent, you don’t have a dime.

This is not how it used to be.
But it’s the new norm for you and for me.
You didn’t think that police brutality was real.
And yet every Negro knew the deal.
The videos of murder proved you wrong.
And now you know why Negroes have been protesting for so long.
We were the bad guys or so you thought.
You were not subjected to the system that we fought.

The Black Panthers were all but wiped out.
And the assassination of Malcolm X was political without a doubt.
Martin Luther King Jr., was slain as well.
And the Civil Rights Movement went to hell.
If not, why are we still marching to “No justice! No peace?”
We are not even at the table and when they sliced the pie, we didn’t get a piece.
But you tell yourself that rioting and looting is not the solution.
So what should we do? Recite the words of the Constitution?

One way or another, this shit must end.
And my right to live, I will defend!

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

$6.4 Million Dollars

Freddie Gray10

Case closed!

Baltimore officials approved a $6.4 million deal Wednesday to settle all civil claims tied to the death of Freddie Gray.
Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while he was transported in a Baltimore police van in April.

The settlement does not “represent any judgment” on the guilt or innocence of the six police officers charged in the case, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. “This settlement represents an opportunity to bring closure to the Gray family, the community and the city.”

Six point four million dollars
and you can’t spend a cent.
After attorney’s fees,
that money’s all but spent.

You are dead and buried.
They put a price on the how you died.
If there had been no witnesses,
again, they would have lied.

It’s cold comfort to you
that your family’s getting paid
by the City of Baltimore,
when in a coffin, you were laid.

And still, nothing’s changed.
The same shit is going down.
We protest another murder
of the Black and of the Brown.

We are all just refugees
 with no place to run.
They’ve got us hemmed in,
down to the last one.

Oh, we march down the street
like they did in sixty-three.
Dr. King and all the others
marched on Washington, DC.

Did it change things for you?
Oh that’s right, you can’t talk.
We’ll print another protest sign
and then we’ll take a walk.

Rest easy, Freddie Gray.
We shall surely make you proud.
Can’t you hear the pleas and cries
erupting from the crowd?

This time, it’s going to work;
this marching thing we do.
There’s no reason why it shouldn’t.
Ain’t that what we said to you?

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

So, the mayor of Baltimore says that, “It’s closure time!” Ain’t that a bitch? The coffin lid was ‘closed’ on Freddie Gray back in April. He has already gotten his ‘closure’. Can’t get more ‘closure’ than dead ‘closure’. What the fuck else is left? Oh right! The BIG payday. And who is going to get the bulk of the $6.4 million? The attorney and the ‘tax man’. What the Caucasoid giveth, he make sure you give it right back to his ass! Yep! Freddie Gray can rest easy now. Everything is cool. Mayor Rawlings-Blake made a statement and that statement is to all her ‘thugs’, uh…all of her constituents that ‘rioted’ that it is time for ‘closure’. See? Freddie Gray is happily silent over his $6.4 million dollar payout, his family’s lawyer can smile all the way to the bank and the City of Baltimore will get the majority of the payout back in taxes. All’s well that ‘ends’..uh…closures well!

“We Are The World!”

body of young boy washed up on beach

His cold little body was washed up on a beach.
Where was the sanctuary he was trying to reach?

He was only three years old; he was a victim of endless war.
If we don’t protect our children, what are we here for?

So, he was not a German and could not shelter there.
He had no Russian passport and so Russia did not care.

Could he shelter in the arms of Lady Liberty?
She preferred that he should drown from sea to shining sea.

The plight of this dead child will not be a wake-up call.
No country wanted him and he could not breach its wall.

The world has been shamed but that won’t last long.
We’re all just hypocrites singing a “We Are The World!” song!

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

Listen to the lyrics of this song, especially these: “We are the world, WE ARE THE CHILDREN, WE ARE THE ONES WHO MAKE A BRIGHTER DAY(for them, like we did for this little boy???)!” So, yeah, listen and tell me that this is true and I will call you, a LIAR! This song was written back in 1985 and yet it is the year 2015 and WE ARE NOT THE CHILDREN, WE ARE NOT MAKING A BRIGHTER DAY FOR THEM! Tell that to the little boy whose body washed up on a beach because he was a refugee! Tell him that WE ARE THE CHILDREN!

Words Are Not Enough!

words

Words are not enough
I don’t care what you say.
Words get nothing done.
There must be another way.

The words I write don’t matter.
So many words I write each day.
I’ve filled so many pages
but it’s useless what I say.

If I pen a bang ass poem
what difference does it make?
The shit still hits the fan.
And another life they take.

No, words don’t get it done.
They’re useless as can be.
A pen can’t stop a drone
nor does it help a refugee.

Children walk the streets
while I sit and write their story.
Mothers cry all over the world
and my words don’t stop their worry.

You tell me that what I write
will somehow make things right.
I don’t see it that way
as bombs light up the night.

Tell the people of Iraq
that I wrote a poem for them.
Explain that writing helps
to make their horrors appear less grim.

Talk to the people of Syria.
Let them know I feel their pain.
Tell them I penned a poem
about how their suffering is not in vain.

Oh yes, I write about all the problems.
And I compile a list of them.
But if my words were of any use
by now, this world should look less grim.

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

But if my words were of any use
by now, this world should look less grim.

Well? Shouldn’t it?

I Have Never Seen A Rainbow!

KALAK, IRAQ - JUNE 24:  An Iraqi child pauses in a temporary displacement camp for Iraqis caught-up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 24, 2014 in Kalak, Iraq.Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP (internally displaced persons) camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

KALAK, IRAQ – JUNE 24: An Iraqi child pauses in a temporary displacement camp for Iraqis caught-up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 24, 2014 in Kalak, Iraq.Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP (internally displaced persons) camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

I have never seen a rainbow
nor have I ever smelled a rose.
My home was bombed so many times;
dust clouds my eyes and nose.

I have never held a puppy
nor have I ever played jump rope.
But I have dived for cover many times
and prayed and held onto hope.

I have hoped and prayed for peace
but war is all I’ve ever known.
I have cried so many times
since my father and mother are gone.

You, who are in the West!
Have you ever thought about me?
Do you know that I am human?
And that you made me a refugee?

When next you play with your children
and you bring them home a toy,
remember, I’ve never had a teddy bear
because I am not your little boy.

I know that these are only words
and that you can’t see my tears.
But I think that you should know
you’ve laid waste to my best years.

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

Written for all the little children of Iraq who have had their lives torn asunder thanks in part to bombs and drones and CIA trained insurgents that I paid for through my tax dollars. These children have been turned into orphaned refugees with nowhere to turn and yet, we here in America are having no problem shopping for teddy bears and puppies and other toys for our children. We can look up at the sky after a good cleansing rain and see a rainbow, but is that what the orphaned children of Iraq see? Do they have puppies and teddy bears to play with? And now Obama has signed for more U.S. soldiers to head over to Iraq since, according to him, he has no idea what to do about the shit that America got started over in Iraq. But are those of us in America paying for our victim-filled crime? Only with our tax dollars and still off to the mall, we go! We’ve got some teddy bears to buy!

So What If The TPP Agreement Is NAFTA On Steroids?

 

 

 

no TPP

 

 

 

Just because American workers lost more than 700,000 jobs to Mexico thanks in part to NAFTA(North American Free Trade Agreement, a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the U.S.), is no guarantee that we will see more of the like with this new trade agreement that has been shrouded in transparent secrecy. Our government would never sell us down the river. Oh Damn! My bad! Since they sold my ancestors down the river, it is a sure bet that the rest of you guys can rest assured that they’d sell you down the river just as fast. But not to worry! The descendants of the ‘Africa-to-America’ Slave Trade are doing great! Just look at the statistics of cities like Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, Chicago-South Side, North Philadelphia, Camden, NJ, Compton, CA and the list just goes on and on and those living in those cities can bring us up to speed on the ‘drug trade’. See! So many different ‘trade’ agreements and here, we want to have a hissy fit over this TPP trade agreement. And I have not forgotten this next group.Those made homeless by the loss of jobs to Mexico, AGAIN thanks in part to NAFTA are still homeless and are willing to teach the rest of us the ins and outs of homelessness. The ‘homeless trade’ where those that once had jobs and homes lost them both and entered into a new trade agreement between the streets, the jails and gentrification. Those people are traded by city hall and developers(hell bent on gentrification) from the streets into ‘for-profit’ prisons. There is that pesky ‘trade’ thing again folks. But hark! Never put the homeless down for it is always nice to have friends in ‘low’ places for ‘just in case’ scenarios.

Americans are in an unrighteous uproar because they see the TPP as a really, really bad thing when quite honestly, it is not!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a free-trade pact being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries. The TPP is an ambitious effort to shape a comprehensive agreement that would not only reduce tariffs and other barriers to open markets, but also establish leading-edge standards on a range of issues affecting trade and international competition. For instance, negotiators are working to set up rules on intellectual property rights, government procurement and the role of the state in private enterprise.

Free trade has been making the world go around since man first discovered that man could freely trade one country for another, could freely trade one country’s people for another, could trade one country’s resources for another. Although in all honesty, calling it ‘trade’ is quite a stretch when that trade involved trading the shores of the British Isles for a stolen ‘traded’ America. And then, we have the ‘slave trade’ which did not elicit much ire from those who prospered by it since most of the ‘founding fathers’ certainly did, not to mention, their progeny and as I look around, quite frankly, many people of a certain complexion are to this very day, prospering from the ‘slave trade’.

I wonder why it is such a bad thing when trade adversely affects a certain group as opposed to another. Hmmm…. Something else to ponder, I guess. It would seem to me that what comes around, goes around and it is not hardly enjoyed by those who were enjoying prosperity; not by their own sweat, blood and tears, but by that of others. When the shit comes home to roost, it is then time to get out the protest signs and protest the consequences of trade agreements only when those agreements could negatively impact me, myself and I. To hell with you! Now, this is about me and I denounce in every way, the vileness, the lack of transparency and the secrecy behind this new trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it is not in my best interest. No, not this particular trade agreement! To those of you who are products of the ‘slave trade’ “Too bad!” To the 45 or so Indians left in America, too bad, the English traded the shores of England for America and to those of you made homeless by NAFTA, too bad you are still homeless but now that this shit is about to be shoved up my ass, it is time to scream, protest and denounce THIS shit! We are SO selective in our outrage and so late to the party!

Welcome to the New World Order! “Obey your masters!,” said the slaveholder to his slaves and so it is written and so it shall be!

Would any American like to make a trade agreement with Iraq whereas you trade places with those who have been reduced to refugees thanks to America? Would any American like to make a trade agreement with Afghanistan whereas you trade places with those who have lost loved ones thanks in part to your sons killing theirs? Would any American like to make a trade agreement with Yemen whereas you trade places with those that cannot escape drone strikes paid for by American tax dollars and the people of Yemen can come here and drive your SUV to the mall while you dive for cover in Yemen? Would any American like to make a trade agreement with the people of Libya, a Libya that is on fire. Let them trade places with you so that they will know clear skies and have options and choices as opposed to bombs and militants and skirmishes and fires. Would you like to make a trade agreement with them, America? Go on over and ‘trade’ your lot for theirs! Where are your protest signs over the trade agreement of your tax dollars for bombs and drones to kill innocent people? But if there is about to come down the pike, a trade agreement that could ultimately impact your cushiony American lifestyle, why you, along with your protest sign is there! And don’t even pretend that it is not all about you and is in fact about how this will impact people of other countries because since when have you cared about them?