You Can Take Down The Flag!

flags

You can take down the flag
 but what it stands for still remains.
We cannot eradicate a heritage
 and wipe away its ugly stains.

In the hearts and minds of racists
 lies hate that will never die.
That flag means much to them
 as does the confederate battle cry.

The south IS the confederacy
 and shall forever remain so.
And by taking down the flag
 the hatred seed will grow.

If you’ve ever lived down south
 then you know this to be true.
They never lost the war.
In their minds, they beat the Blue.

“The south will rise again!”
 is still the battle cry.
Men of great position
 don’t even wonder why.

We all know where we stand
 and nothing much has changed.
By taking down the flag,
 hate will not be constrained!

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

Yes, you can take down the confederate flag that flies atop the state capitol building in South Carolina. And Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon can discontinue selling it, but for all the good it will do, why bother? The confederate flag will still be available online and to anyone that wants to purchase one or two or three or 15,000. What you cannot take down or take away is the mindset of someone that is infested with irrational hatred. Those southerners that cling to the confederate flag, cling to it with the fierceness of a mother clinging to her child in a raging storm. Those people think that it is a disservice to their ancestors that died fighting for what they believed in; as atrocious, vile, disgusting, barbaric and filthy as it was, they consider the confederate flag as part of their rightful heritage. They don’t see what Black people see when we look at that flag.

Am I making excuses for that filth? Absolutely not! But I am a realist. And believe this! By taking down the confederate flag, it will only cause more problems than it will solve. For hundreds of years, the confederate flag was left undisturbed from where it flies and it was distributed by the likes of Wal-Mart and Target and many other stores just as the American flag was and is and speaking for myself, I am just as disturbed when looking at the stars and stripes as I am when viewing the confederate flag because the American flag does not represent me. It too, stands for barbarity, slavery, hypocrisy, torture, murder, Jim Crow; the same as what the confederate flag stands for. There is a difference?

AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN!

eric garner and michael brown and walter scott

We dance this dance again,
so move over Eric Garner.
A new video is in town;
another Black man is a goner.

March again and protest.
Where is justice? Where is peace?
There is no hint of either.
Sit down! This shit won’t cease!

Paste another face on a shirt.
Go out and scream your pain.
Blow dust off an old poster.
Let your tears blend with the rain.

Yes, here we go again.
The same writing is on the wall.
Nothing much has changed.
Black lives matter to none at all.

You really can’t see the truth?
Seriously, must you be so dense,
to think that you can change
what has never made any sense?

Our bodies don’t mean shit
to the ones you protest to.
We’ve never, ever mattered
and you know that this is true.

But still, you beg them to care.
You plead to be left alone.
They’ll walk with you for a day
And then, you are on your own.

You see, we are here on sufferance,
and have overstayed no welcome,
that was never extended to us.
We’re just an object for their venom.

Now, protest all day long.
Take it to the streets.
Stand shoulder to shoulder,
with those who wear the sheets.

Give it another month or two,
and you’ll be doing this yet again;
the very definition of crazy,
expecting justice from white men.


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

SIGH!! I don’t even fucking want to hear it! ‘Cause here it comes! “Oh Shelby, what a travesty this is, oh sweet GEE-ZUS, what the fuck? We just need to gather our forces together for the common good of ALL mankind against our oppressors that are oppressing ALL of our asses on up outta here!” Oh, really? Who the fuck is going all up outta here? Newsfuckingflash!! It ain’t motherfucking whitey white asses, it’s fucking Black people! You don’t get that? Huh? Eh? I can’t fucking hear you! We ain’t in the same goddamn boat together! So, get that bullshit right out of your head now! Goddamn it! How many white asses have been in the damn news ALL the goddamn time for getting shot dead all across this shithole?! So don’t come all up in here with no, “Kumbaya bullshit shit!! I promise you that I WILL wipe the goddamn cyber floor with your goddamn filthy white nasty ass! I promise YOU! Don’t bring that fucking shit up in here!! You fucking got that???!!!!!! You filthy ass, barbaric, inhuman, racist ass, white sheet wearing, vile than a motherfucker perverted white assed creatures! I don’t give a shit about some ‘likes’ and ‘followers’! To hell with THAT shit and fuck EVERY GODDAMN BODY!!

White SC officer charged with murder in black man’s death

Dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man after a traffic stop has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement agents.

The video shows Scott falling after the shots and then the officer slowly walking toward the man and ordering him to put his hands behind his back. When Scott doesn’t move, Slager pulls his arms back and cuffs his hands. Then he walks briskly back to where he fired the shots, picks up an object, and returns the 30 feet or so back to Scott before dropping the object by Scott’s feet, the video shows.

Walter Scott may have tried to run from the officer because he owed child support, which can lead to jail time in South Carolina until it is paid, Stewart said. Scott had four children, was engaged

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/white-sc-officer-charged-with-murder-in-black-mans-death/ar-AAaA2kR

..to be continued….