I Owe You Nothing!

Colin and Jesse

Colin, I too, sit!
Not only do I sit,
but I also spit
upon a flag
that I perceive
to be nothing
more than
a worthless rag.
No one fought
to free me,
for I am
still, a slave.
If not,
then why,
why am I
in jail?
I am
making money,
not for me,
but for
my white masters.
In this arena,
I am,
a spectator sport.
I am admired
for my prowess
on the football field,
on the tennis court,
on the hip/hop stage
and for the NBA.
I sit because
I cannot stand,
not with these
iron chains
that drag
me down.
Tired, though
I am,
you want
me to stand
and salute
my slavery;
your hypocrisy.
I owe you nothing;
not my soul
nor any allegiance.
You want me to leave?
Tell that to my ass
and kiss it good
for you know
why I am here.
So, hate me!
That’s nothing new.
Denounce me
for I could care less.
When are you
going to leave?
No one
invited you here.
Ask an Indian man
just what the fuck
your white ass
is doing here!
Me? Disrespecting
the troops?
The troops
can kiss my ass!
How’s that
for disrespect?
Killing the Vietnamese
did not set me free.
Killing Iraqis
did not set me free.
Killing Iranians
did not set me free.
You are the Nazis,
experimenting
on my blood,
infesting it
with your diseases,
but you want me
to stand and salute
my annihilation
by your hands.
Suck it motherfuckers,
and go to hell!

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

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.

His latest refusal to stand for the anthem — he has done this in at least one other preseason game — came before the 49ers‘ preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium on Friday night.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

And before you get started on the questions, “Why are these bi-racial people taking such public stands against oppression of Black people in Amerikkka? Is it because they are insulated due to the fact of their having a ‘white’ parent and so therefore, they feel as though they’ll not suffer much from the condemnation of their stance?,” ask yourself, does it really matter who is taking a stand? We all remember Jesse Williams speech at the 2016 BET awards.

“Now, this award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. All right?” he explained. “It’s kind of basic mathematics: The more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize.”

And ‘white’ Amerikkka, right on par, went nuts, being ‘post-racial’, of course. “There’s a Black man in the White House! What more do you ‘people’ want?” I am sure that is tame in comparison to all that was said and all that is being said because Colin Kaepernick had the nerve to sit and by doing so, dishonored the troops. Who the fuck cares about the ‘troops’ when the ‘troops’ are needing all up and down on some medical care and some anti-suicide help in their time of crisis? You fail to recall concrete evidence that no one gives a shit about the troops until a Black person takes a stand that’s deemed, ‘unpatriotic’ and then, let’s put the ‘troops’, front and center, when the ‘troops’ can’t even get necessary medical care when they need it. The ‘troops’ are homeless, hungry and fucked up in the head, but Colin disrespected the ‘troops’ by not standing during the national anthem; an anthem that is as racist as the day is long and well into the night. As racist as it was from the time this land was ‘discovered’ and illegally occupied by a nasty, syphilis dripping ‘white’ ass! You hypocritical shits take the goddamn cake with your fake ass attempts at outrage; outrage that acts as a shield to cover the filth that hides beneath it. You’re not outraged! You’re a nasty ass blight on the face of this planet and you hate to be shown up for what you are! Well, you can suck it! Because the ‘troops’ don’t mean shit to you and they certainly don’t mean shit to me since not one of those military whores did I ever ask to put a goddamn thing on the line for me and quite frankly, they have not put a goddamn thing on the line for freedom. For when has ‘freedom’ ever been achieved by violence, missiles, drone warfare, torture, war crimes and illegal occupation? It has not!

So, yes indeed, I SIT with Colin and damn the consequences! Now, come on up in here with your fake-assed outrageous patriotic bullshit and see if I don’t sit your hypocritical ass down beside me for the next singing of the national anthem!

Oh and lastly, yeah! This is how much we fucking care about the ‘troops’!

“VA Suicide Hotline! Hold Please!”

The VA, has been swamped with calls since opening in 2007. The volume increased from fewer than 10,000 in 2007 to more than 500,000 last year, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

A 2010 calculation by the VA estimates that 22 veterans kill themselves each day. The VA, which has not updated that estimate, says the hotline “rescues” 30 veterans from suicide each day.

Some workers handle only one to five calls each day and leave before their shifts end even though phone lines have gotten busier, the emails say. As a result, 35% to 50% of the calls roll over to back-up centers where workers have less training to deal with the emotional problems of former service members.

In February, an Inspector General investigation revealed that some of the in-coming calls early last year had rolled over to back-up centers and gone to voicemail.

But we ‘care’ about the ‘troops’???!!! Shut the fuck up! Because if you really cared about the ‘troops’, your ass would be ‘manning’ the suicide hotlines in an attempt to aid those military whores in their quest for some peace of mind that they will never find since they willingly chose to surrender peace to a gun, a uniform and ‘fake-ass patriotism’! I spit on the flag and to hell with your racist ass national anthem! Shove it up YOUR pink ass! I can’t because I’m sitting this shit the fuck out!

Oh Dear President Obama!

state of the union

Oh dear President Obama, I cannot thank you for that speech.
I’m hungry as can be and a home is out of reach.

Oh dear President Obama, that speech is getting old.
While you lie and make shit up, I’m out here in the cold.

Oh dear President Obama, didn’t you say we’d get a break.
Benefits are cut and the poor got no fair shake.

Oh dear President Obama, you said I need to work real hard.
But those who have no job, you and congress disregard.

Oh dear President Obama, my school was closed last year.
So flipping endless burgers will be my new career.

Oh dear President Obama, have you closed Guantanamo?
And how many foreign leaders do you plan to overthrow?

Oh dear President Obama, the military’s budget wasn’t cut.
The powers of the NSA, you didn’t really gut.

Oh dear President Obama, why did Wall Street get a pass?
You looked the other way when they fucked the underclass.

Oh dear President Obama, about that war on drugs?
Turkeys all get pardons while inmates just get shrugs.

Oh dear President Obama, you should think before you speak.
We see right through your lies, so go practice your technique.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

…and no, I did not look at the SOTU because I refuse to listen to more lies. I read the text of the speech and of course, business as usual. Blah, blah, blah, blah.
“Work hard Americans, get an education, congress cares about you TONIGHT since we’re all here. Let me be clear, I am here to help you through these good times that we are having. The jobless rate is the lowest it’s been in years, businesses are hiring, and I am foaming at the mouth from lying, so please excuse me a minute. Joe, get me a big handkerchief, a really, really BIG handkerchief. And let’s continue to fund our military might all around the world. We’re ‘peacekeepers’ ya know!”

Well, that’s MY take!

“My Fellow Americans! I Am Lying!”

bush-obama lying to americans

The liar-in-chief is going to lie tonight.
They’re hyping up some shit that is really not our fight.

Obama’s in bed with the war profiteers,
who are playing on our ‘weapons of mass destruction’ fears.

This is just another ‘dog and pony’ show
so that we can watch the warmonger’s profits grow.

They don’t give a damn about the people of Syria.
They lie to us to cause mass hysteria.

They’ve bombed people here and they’ve bombed people there
and we are to believe that this time they really care?

What about the seniors who are missing meals?
Who cares about the homeless and their many ills?

We can fund another war, but we can’t help the poor.
When the poor ask for help, there’s a sign on the door.

“Go elsewhere! Sequestration’s in place.”
“Take your ragged backpack and get out of our face!”

The people of this country are suffering, that’s true.
But Syria is in trouble and we’ve got to bomb them too.

Priorities! Priorities! We’re going to do what’s right.
“Hungry seniors go without! “We’re bombing Syria tonight!”

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland
©2013 Shelby I. Courtland

Of course I have read that Obama is ‘open to a chemical weapons plan’. Apparently, it is Russia to ‘our’ rescue again. Remember Edward Snowden? President Vladimir Putin stated that he ‘was tired of having to clear up the mess that the U.S. starts in the Middle East which then gets his country embroiled in. And now John Kerry and the Obama Administration are trying to save face by stating that the threat of missile strikes on Syria prompted the Russians to quickly come to heel. Excuse me, but it has been quite obvious to me that Russia is not ‘terrorfied’ of us and is trying to head off yet another fiasco that will be caused by the U.S. government butting its depraved, evil nose in another country’s business. What is the U.S. going to tell Israel since Israel has been gleefully awaiting airstrikes on Syria? I mean we are such ‘terroribly’ good friends with them, much to the chagrin of the Palestinians. No matter, Obama will still face the American people tonight and lie like a rug!

Blood Thirsty Bastard!

How could I have ever voted for this shit?
How could I have ever voted for this shit?

I’m a two-faced devil with lots of charm.
Syrian people, I mean you no harm.

I just want to drop a few bombs on you.
With my help, you’ll be good as new.

We’ll only be there for a couple of days.
You’ll not have time to get used to our ways.

We said the same thing when we were in Iraq.
Was that the first time, or the time we went back?

Ask the Afghans what they think of me.
They’ll sing my praises since I set them free.

The Pakistanis can’t thank me enough.
They like drone strikes; they like it rough.

Yemen got struck the other day.
It was no big deal, they’re all okay.

Osama is dead; he’s my claim to fame.
You know, he’s the one we had to frame.

The American people really have no clue.
They voted for me, but got Bush number two.

They thought he liked wars, but what do they know?
I’m Jekyll and Hyde, but with a big ego.

I’m a blood thirsty bastard when I’m on the hunt.
I’ve got nothing to lose so I can be quite blunt.

Dr. King would be proud, I just know he would.
That speech I gave, it was so damn good.

Today, I stand; fulfilling his dream.
Tomorrow, I’ll make those Syrians scream.

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

I know that I did not vote for Bush, so why is he still president?????