‘The Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin, Got No R-E-S-P-E-C-T At Her Own Funeral

 

Now, I will admit that I did not watch the funeral. I only saw a snippet and a picture and I was too through. It seems to me that Aretha Franklin’s funeral was a circus of horrors otherwise known as a ‘freak show’ because the freaks came out in droves.

I have heard that some Reverend by the name of Jasper Williams gave the eulogy which was 50 minutes long and consisted of every topic imaginable, but said next to nothing about who he was there to eulogize, Aretha Franklin. Also, I have heard that the family of the deceased, is quite upset with the Reverend over his ‘eulogy’.

His eulogy “caught the entire family off guard,” Vaughn Franklin said. The family had not discussed what Williams would say in advance, he said.

“It has been very, very distasteful,” he said.

Would you buy a car without seeing it first? The same premise holds here. Why ask someone to eulogize your loved one, but never ask to see what it is he is going to say about her? Because if that had occurred, they could have nipped at least one distasteful moment in the bud at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

The eulogist, the Reverend Jasper Williams Jr., described children being in a home without a father as “abortion after birth” and said black lives do not matter unless blacks stop killing each other.

Aretha Franklin was a single mother of boys and I do not believe that any of them killed each other and so what point was the Reverend trying to make here? And “abortion after birth?” What the hell is that? And how could Aretha Franklin have engaged in that when her sons are alive even as she lies dead?

So, instead of expounding on the life of Aretha Franklin and all that she overcame as it relates to being a Black woman and a single mother in AmeriKKKa, who I am sure experienced much racism, experienced Jim Crow; the whole nine yards and then some, he instead, focuses on what ails the Black community? And this from a Reverend? Why am I not surprised? I am not surprised for the same reason you will never find me sitting up listening to lies, lies and damn lies by so-called ‘men of the cloth’ who are nothing more than pimps attempting to ‘pimp’ their congregations into some fake ass heaven as a reward for keeping his/her ass decked out in the finest threads while driving around in expensive style. ‘Religion’ is for the weak-minded who cannot think for themselves and who believe in childish fairy tales because growing up is just something they absolutely refuse to do.

Even when Black women do not get abortions, according to the Reverend, they are still, somehow, able to have abortions performed on male children who are born because if the father of the child is not around for whatever reason, it is ALL the fault of the Black woman. Is he then stating that Black women should abort their babies since, according to the Reverend, they cannot be sure if the baby is going to be a male child and will end up “aborted” anyway because their father is not around? Now, I am quite sure that this Reverend has had an extensive, expensive education, however, someone should get a refund because this man is clueless and stupid. And I am quite sure that his church is filled to overflowing on Sundays with people nodding their heads and “Amening” everything that this clueless and stupid asshole has to say, no matter how ridiculous it all sounds.

Here we go with that “Black on Black” crime shit again! As if he does not have any clue as to what is going down in Black communities, nationwide. He is well aware that drugs and drug turf wars are being fought in every city in this shithole. The lame stream media, controlled by whites is certainly not going to report the crime statistics of other groups because Black people are to always be viewed as the most violent thugs and thugettes to ever have crawled into slave ships and rowed to these fucked up shores. No mention is ever made of the fact of the violence that is perpetrated against people based solely on the color of their skin by skinhead groups and the Klan and other white nationalist groups. No one says a thing about the gangs whose members hail from south of the border. No one says a thing about the many ‘other’ white gangs that terrorize cities. Cities like Chicago, you would think, only have Black gang members in them and when there are shootings and murder, it is often reported that Black people are killing other Black people all over the city of Chicago. That is not true. And don’t even get me started on the fact of white male mass murderers never getting lumped into ‘high crime’ statistics because of once again, who controls the media, controls the narrative and so white male mass murderers cannot help themselves because we are told that they are all mentally ill!

The gun violence is mostly concentrated in high poverty areas which we all know are where Black people are segregated and who have no hope of getting out. When a group of people are packed tightly into one area and the only business that’s going strong is drugs, what the hell do you think is going to happen? Exactly what the whites intended to happen. And meanwhile, they’ve got bougie Blacks onboard screaming and yelling to all and sundry that “Black on Black” crime needs to end so that then we can all agree that “Black lives matter!” Black lives have never mattered to the whites who have seen to it that people who were owned are still owned and for the most part, still don’t own a goddamn thing. The Black people segregated in those communities are on lock down as if they are in prison. They are only allowed to go so far and it ain’t damn far that they are allowed to go and that is by design and don’t that fucked up Reverend know this, but he is pimping for the whites.

Our Black youth are denied jobs. They are purposefully being groomed to head straight from a classroom into a prison cell and so why do you think they are being dumbed down? It is to make sure that the status quo continues in that the only ‘good’ Black person is a dead one or an incarcerated one; incarcerated inside a ‘For Profit Prison’. Yes indeed, blame the victim of  a system built up on a bullshit ‘white superiority’ aka ‘supremacy’ platform for being its victim. We as Black people don’t stand a chance in this shithole called AmeriKKKa. We never did and despite all the marches, sit-ins, protests and Civil Rights leaders, we are still at square one and there is not a goddamn thing we can do about that except hope that the white man’s shit continues to wash right past his pasty ass and hope that the climate change that the white man caused, causes his demise. He is going take us all out with him, but what the fuck do we have to lose? He is the motherfucker who is ALL about his possessions, not us!

This clueless, stupid Reverend wants to talk about abortion? What is the definition of abort? “Bring to a premature end because of a problem or fault”. Our Black lives were aborted the minute, our PROBLEM, the white man showed his pasty face in Africa and absconded with our ancestors because what do we as Black folks have to show for our existence in AmeriKKKa? And the few who do make a couple of dollars look down on those who don’t as if it is something that they are doing wrong when as Black people, we can do everything right and still end up in prison or shot dead by racist police because our lives were aborted when whites showed up in Africa and they are still over there aborting Black lives in Africa to this very day! Ask Bill Gates and the Red Cross and the U.S. military and the Chinese, the French and hell! Just go on down the line!

And lastly, if you want to hear a nice eulogy about your loved one, make sure that you look over what you are going to get before you pay for it because only by doing so, will you have no regrets especially seeing as how Reverend Williams was not the only asshole in attendance at Aretha Franklin’s funeral to show her no R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Could Ariana Grande’s dress have been any shorter? Because where the hemline was, I am sure those in back could probably tell us that she had no panties on. But then look at the freaks who are in the front row. Freak after freak after freak. Unfortunately, this picture does not show that Bill Clinton’s sexual predator ass was in attendance and staring at what Grande was oh so willing to display. Why Aretha Franklin didn’t get up and put an end to her own funeral freak show, I will never know because that was, for sure, some wake the dead shit right there!

Black People, It’s Time To Get Armed. — The Eye Wall

Dear T.S.P. Reader, How are you feeling today? Good, I hope. If you need to talk to someone about anything, hit me up at tsp@TheStormyPoet.com. I’m always glad to chat with my readers. *** Time and time again, we see people who either call the cops on us, black folks, for merely existing in public […]

via Black People, It’s Time To Get Armed. — The Eye Wall

“White people, themselves, are not the problem. The system of white supremacy is the problem, and there are people, classified as white and people of all ethnicities, who are committed to combating white supremacy and remedying the damage it has caused to AADOS. So, I can’t paint all white people with one broad brush.” – The Stormy Poet

White people ARE the problem. The ‘system of white supremacy’ exists because OF white people. There would be no such system if not for them and no, they are not ‘committed to combating white supremacy and remedying the damage it has caused to African-American Descendants of Slaves because we would not still be dealing with ‘the system of white supremacy’ if whites indeed, were ‘committed to combating white supremacy’. You give them too much credit where none is due.

In your post, you say,

“every black person should also own a bulletproof vest.”

and

“I may sound extreme in saying all of that, but, newsflash, we live in extreme times. And, we have to begin, collectively as black people, operating out of a military mind state. When I say that, I don’t mean being hateful, instigating violence, hating white people, nor being irrationally paranoid.

What thinking military-ly means is accepting the reality of the condition we’re living in and that the ultimate goal of those who practice systematic white supremacy is the genocide, for the sake of racial cleansing, of anyone not classified as “white”–that we’re dealing with individuals who are of a demonic and illogical mindset and who cannot be reasoned with.”

But yet, you castigated me for saying,

“I don’t see a problem in hating white people. It is quite obvious that they hate us; the majority of them if not all. And I say this because they are all complicit in what is going down even those who don’t actually initiate violence against descendants of slaves because by their deafening silence, they are most definitely complicit in the violence perpetrated against us by those who look like them. Nor do I think that we can be ‘irrationally paranoid’, given the climate we live in. I just read that some whites are trying to hold a “Whites Civil Rights Rally” in Washington, D.C. That is spitting on the very grave of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and all those who marched and protested alongside him. No one is denying whites any rights and they know this. Those demonic monsters are beyond insane in their depravity and evil. There is no reasoning with that lot and to be paranoid to the point of irrationality when around them is, in my opinion, totally called for.”

I stand by that comment and there is not one lie in it!

But, you are telling descendants of slaves to wear bulletproof vests, arm themselves to the teeth because whites are out for their blood and you even go so far as to use words like ‘militarily’ and demonic, illogical mindset, racial cleansing and genocide when speaking of our need to use military style tactics against a demonic group who has an ‘illogical mindset, that is hellbent on ‘racial cleansing and genocide’ against descendants of slaves and yet you castigate me for saying far less than what you did. Well then, when do we sit down with ‘whites’ for a kumbaya moment? When do we head inside their palaces of worship and sit down beside them to ‘listen to the word of their gawd’ which must be preaching the need for racial cleansing’ of descendants of slaves who would not even be here in the first place if not for what spawned what we are dealing with today? The whites of today are no different from those who spawned their ass because if they were, you would not have felt the need to even write this post because there would have been no need for it. Our Black asses would not even be in AmeriKKKa continuously being subjected to what whites have subjected every other group on this planet that they have come in to contact with. And that contact was never initiated by another group because who in hell would want to meet up with filthy ass whites? I damn sure as hell would not!

Even the Black clergy has taken up with those demonic bastards and are doing their damndest to brainwash Black people into believing in the white man’s gawd; worshiping some blond-haired, blue-eyed devil, who if he ever did exist, would not have sported that hair color or that eye color coming from the particular region he was purported to have come from. Whites invented their so-called religion which is so fucked up, it should be beyond believable.

There are no ‘good’ whites. Where the fuck are they when vile ass shit is going down against descendants of slaves each and every nanosecond? Being held captive? Asleep? Deep in thought? On their knees praying? Printing up a protest sign? Where the fuck are they? If you feel the need to tell us to wear bullet proof vests and arm ourselves against those demons, then where are the ‘good’ whites? I will state it AGAIN, they are nowhere to be found! Why the hell would they massively come to our aid against those who look like them? You seriously think that whites would kill other whites because they are killing us??!! For real! Get a clue! They will never do that! How did the Civil War help descendants of slaves? It didn’t. That war was fought to preserve ‘The Union’. Nobody gave a damn about the slaves because how the hell can you be free when you are ignorant, broke and with nowhere to run? And that bit about sending slaves to what is now called,  Liberia was not even a well thought out plan because what happened to the original inhabitants of that region after ex-slaves descended on them? And after the so-called end to slavery, how many slaves owned land? Hell! They didn’t even know how to read or write and had been given a white man’s name which we still have to this very fucking day!

And as bad as that was, then came the Klan, vagrancy laws or Black codes that kept the so-called ex-slaves in slavery or in jail and prison. Who makes up the majority of inmates inside prisons today? Why…..descendants of slaves, of course. But you say that “there are people, classified as white and people of all ethnicities, who are committed to combating white supremacy.” Like this dude?

Bronx doctor says he’s sorry for posts on white nationalist sites

NEW YORK — A New York doctor says he is sorry for posting comments online supporting a white-only nation and armed racial conflict.

Dr. Dov Bechhofer, a resident radiologist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, was removed from duty this week after an anonymous article on the blogging site Medium identified him as an online commenter on a website that promoted white nationalism.

The online poster, who wrote under the name “Dov,” called himself an ethnic nationalist and wrote about his opposition to racial intermarriage and support for proposals to expel non-whites from the U.S.

He also said he favored “‘tempered’ anti-Semitism” despite being Jewish himself.

My fucking doctor could be posting comments on white nationalist websites promoting that agenda, but if he says he’s sorry AFTER having been ‘outed’ for doing so, is he still considered one of the ‘good’ guys, or as you say, one of the “people of all ethnicities, who are committed to combating white supremacy?” 

“I am ashamed of the hurtful, unjustifiable words that I posted online that showed callous disregard toward certain minority groups and am deeply sorry for these transgressions,” he wrote. “The posts do not reflect how I was raised or how I actually treat others. I will continue to struggle to understand what brought me to write them.”

Bechhofer’s father is a rabbi who is a leader of the group Orthodox Jews Against Racism and Discrimination, according to The Forward, a news magazine with a mostly Jewish American audience.

Yeah! Dude is so damned ashamed now, but I highly doubt that would have been the case if his identity had never come to light. Yes indeed, we’ve got so many “whites and people of all ethnicities, who are committed to combating white supremacy,” I can hardly fit them on the head of a needle. But go ahead! Keep believing that there are ‘good’ whites because since there are so many of them, you are about to start wearing a bulletproof vest and ‘arm’ yourself against those demonic ‘good’ white shits.

And lastly, I guess this is yet another example of  “whites and people of all ethnicities, who are committed to combating white supremacy.”

Cop admits framing 2 black men as Florida town’s false arrest scandal widens

MIAMI – The federal investigation into a handful of former Biscayne Park police officers accused of framing innocent [Black] people widened this week, when another cop was accused of falsifying arrest warrants for two [Black] men at the direction of the police chief.

Guillermo Ravelo, who was fired from the force earlier this year, pleaded guilty Thursday in Miami federal court to a conspiracy charge that he violated the rights of the falsely accused [Black]men – one charged with a pair of home break-ins in 2013, the other with five vehicle burglaries the following year. The charges against the two men, both black, were eventually dropped.

Ravelo, 37, also pleaded guilty to using excessive force during a Biscayne Park traffic stop in 2013 when he struck a handcuffed [Black] suspect in the face with his fist.

In the aftermath of Atesiano’s indictment in June, the Miami Herald obtained internal public records suggesting that during his tenure as chief, the command staff pressured some Biscayne Park officers into targeting random black people to clear cases.

“If they have burglaries that are open cases that are not solved yet, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglaries,” one cop said in an internal probe ordered in 2014. “They were basically doing this to have a 100 percent clearance rate for the city.”

Hmmmmm….I am just not finding the “whites and people of all ethnicities, who are committed to combating white supremacy.” But I am sure you will once you don your bulletproof vest and carry your gun since you need to do so because of all the “whites and people of all ethnicities, who are committed to combating white supremacy.” Yeah! Good luck with that.

 

Just What I Have Been Saying All Along!

 

I usually read Margaret Kimberley’s blog over on Black Agenda Report and her latest is right on point. It is exactly what I have been saying for quite some time and in no uncertain terms. Although Ms. Kimberley does not use colorful words like I do, she manages to get her point across.

“We know that the country was and is deeply racist and that we live in an environment that literally endangers our lives. We are never safe, regardless of who occupies the white house. We also know that white people who would never consider themselves racists are in fact just that, and that we must be on guard against them. Perhaps there should be investigative reporting about their ability to compartmentalize and the pretense that allows them to feel superior despite their own foibles.”

This bears repeating:

“We know that white people who would never consider themselves racists are in fact just that, and that we must be on guard against them.”

Sure, you’ve met the white woman who has stood beside you as you protested over the fact that yet another unarmed Black man, woman or child was killed by white cops for selling untaxed cigarettes, playing with a toy gun in a park, failing to use the right turn signal and you were told by that white woman that that just wasn’t right. But did you also know that one of her best friends is married to one of the most racist cops, you’ll ever meet? No, she won’t tell you that, but she will stand there, in fake innocence and move her lips to form words that suggest she is outraged by a cop killing a nigger. She is faking her protest of the murder. And faking it she is because she is part of the problem for if not, why has she not spoken up about the fact of a cop’s racist attitude to those who could get him taken off the force? It is because she is racist; that cop is what she is.

But of course, you’ve met the guy in the company lunchroom that spouts off all the time about how many Black friends he has. Truth be told, he has far more white supremacist friends and when they get together, those two Black ‘friends’ that he claims to have are niggers all day and night because you see, he is what they are and they are what he is; there is no difference.

And surely, you have heard white people speak out against ‘white guilt’. They ask, “Why should they have ‘white guilt’ over something that occurred before they were born?” Oh, that is just too easy to answer. You don’t have ‘white guilt’ and the reason you don’t have ‘white guilt’ is because you are just as racist as your long dead ancestors; the same ancestors that whipped, shackled, raped and killed my ancestors just because they could. You are no different because if you were, we would not be dealing with the very same racism, prejudice, Jim Crow, bigotry and slavery that is still in play today. Don’t tell me that slavery is no longer practiced in America because I can and will call you, “A liar!” Over two million Black men and women are sitting inside FOR PROFIT PRISONS for having done no more than have a dime bag of weed on their person when some racist cop rolled up on them and the white man that was buying the weed from them was allowed to go on his merry way.

If you whites of today were any different from those that spawned your ass, gentrification would not be rearing its ugly head in cities that used to house mostly Black folks in them. Whenever you feel ‘discommoded’, the first thing you do is move whomever is in your way out of your way to make you have a better day and so if you were not racist, you’d think twice about displacing people who have been in their homes for decades but because you’ve now chosen to live there, their rents have exploded and they are no longer able to reside in the area, thus enabling your sorry ass to come in and take over and make it ‘yuppy’ or ‘preppy’. And yet, you have the nerve to scream that you should not be hearing about ‘white guilt’. You don’t hear about ‘white guilt’ because such as you are, you have no such qualms in the first damn place. You aren’t wired to feel guilty about a goddamn thing because your white privilege renders you incapable of feeling guilt. You are just as privileged as your ancestors were who crossed oceans to enslave those who did not look like them and to this very day, the same applies.

The Indians indigenous to America, dying like they are, are a direct result of the fact that you feel no ‘white guilt’. The Black people in America, who were steered by whites to take out subprime mortgage loans even though they qualified for prime mortgage loans and lost their homes, are a direct result of the fact that you feel no ‘white guilt’. The Maoris of New Zealand, who, to this very day, have no political representation whatsoever and suffer mass incarceration, are a direct result of the fact that you feel no ‘white guilt’. The Aborigines of Australia, who were pushed off their land and who are still treated with contempt to this very day by those who stole their land, are a direct result of the fact that you feel no ‘white guilt’. And what do all of these groups have in common? What was stolen from them by YOUR ancestors is still stolen from them today. They were fucked up by the likes of you and they still are. It began with your ancestors and continues with you! And so how in hell are you any different from those who spawned you? You’re not! But you should have “no white guilt,” you say? When have you ever? You’re never guilty of a goddamn thing; benevolent, kind and humanitarian as you claim to be. And we all know that’s a lot of rot! So, spout your nonsense to someone who may stupidly believe it, but I’m certainly not buying what you’re selling. No one is asking something of you that you are incapable of to begin with. All that these people wanted from you was for you to leave them the hell alone in the first goddamn place and if not that, at least stop making life so hard for them now, even after your ancestors fucked them up! But you can’t even do that!

And lastly, there’s not a goddamn thing supremacy like about any of you! That is the biggest lie of all! How can a race of people who collectively engage in genocide, racism, pedophilia, molestation, annihilation, confiscation of the land of others, slavery, war, gentrification, mass imprisonment of certain ethnic groups and the list is endless ever get anywhere near the word, “supremacy?” You cannot! But you’re brazen creatures, you are, with the balls of bulls and in this instance, I would not take that as a compliment because the last thing I’d ever do is compliment the likes of you! And as for the Black folks out there who consort with whites, I can only shake my head over your willful ignorance, stupidity and insanity in crawling into bed with an enemy so evil and so vile, hell would vomit them back up!

Trump To Dead Soldiers Widow, “He Knew What He Was Signing Up For When He Enlisted.”

 

Donald Trump speaks the truth AGAIN and AGAIN the fallout is unbelievable!

President Trump told the widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger that he “knew what he was getting into,” said U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami), who said she was in the car where the phone call was received.

Army Sgt. La David Johnson was purportedly in Niger advising local troops on how to counter Boko Haram and al Qaeda when he and three other American soldiers were leaving a meeting whereupon they were shot dead. So much for their role as ‘advisers’. Now, we are not focusing on exactly why the government of Niger is in need of America’s military to advise them on how to handle their own business, issues or problems that’s got nothing whatsoever to do with America. We are to focus on what Donald Trump is alleged to have said to a widow about her dead husband.

Black-assed, dead Army Sgt. La David Johnson had no business in Niger in the first place. What happens in Niger is Niger’s business and yet, Sgt. Johnson was in Niger minding Niger’s business and in the process, got himself shot dead. Is America at war with Niger? Has anyone in Niger sent a missile to America? Has a ‘terrorist’ from Niger escaped Niger’s officials, boarded a plane, landed in America and promptly shot up hundreds of people as was the case with the ‘white’ terrorist that did exactly that in Las Vegas a few weeks ago? Uh…that would be a resounding “NO!”

So, yes indeed, Sgt. Johnson got exactly what he signed on the dotted line for. He signed on the dotted line to KILL OR BE KILLED and so no one should be surprised at all that Sgt. Johnson was killed. He had a gun, did he not? He was taught how to use that gun, was he not? And so whose fault is it that the other guy got the upper hand on Sgt. Johnson? It was Sgt. Johnson’s fault. No one told him to have eyes in the back of his head? No one told him that everyone he meets is presumably an enemy? So, keep your head low and your gun ready? Too bad, so sad, shit happens, right? Right!

Now, let’s all get bent-out-of-shape because Donald Trump told Sgt. Johnson’s widow that he “knew what he was getting into,” because Sgt. Johnson’s widow did not know did she? Of course she did! Did she think that Sgt. Johnson’s checks were issued on his behalf for reparations? No! Did she think Sgt. Johnson’s checks were issued on his behalf because he was providing modeling services for the U.S. military? No! Get real! Sgt. Johnson and his family were housed, fed and received medical coverage because Sgt. Johnson signed his body over to the elites killing squads known as the U.S. military. He signed any rights he had to live over to the elites when he signed the dotted line to “kill or be killed.” The elites don’t care about Sgt. Johnson, nor do they care about his widow and his children who are left behind to mourn their father who would rather be over in Niger minding Niger’s business over minding his own. No one forced Sgt. Johnson to sign on the dotted line. No one held a ‘gun’ to his head and made him fly over to Niger to ‘advise’ Niger’s officials as to how to fight who the hell knows who!

Did Sgt. Johnson know what he was signing up for when he enlisted? Damn right, he did! And for that he got just what every dead soldier receives; he got a flag-draped coffin. Now, whether or not his family received letter or a phone call from his commander-in-chief is anyone’s guess, but he got just what he signed on the dotted line for. So, if you don’t expect to get shot dead when you sign on the dotted line to “kill or be killed,” then don’t sign on the dotted line. I do understand that Americans are some stupid shits, but even this should be crystal clear to you. And if it looks to you as though those who send you to foreign lands to “kill or be killed,” don’t give a damn about you, it is because they don’t give a damn about you! Donald Trump was a draft dodger because he was not about to risk his neck for not a goddamn thing because why should his ass suit up and fight the elites wars? He thumbed his nose at “risking his life for love of country, freedom, liberty and justice;” because he knew what you can’t seem to understand in that these are mere useless words that have no meaning for the likes of Donald Trump and the elites who send other peoples children to die for no cause at all. This country has never stood for freedom, liberty and justice because this country has never understood what those words mean and so just how can you fight for something that has no bearing on a country you were born in? You cannot. You are not fighting to keep America safe. You are fighting for American hegemony; you are fighting for elites to own and control the world just as they own and control you! But because they feed you patriotic bullshit, you lap that shit up, swallow it down and beg for more and then get pissed off because someone stated the obvious to you; that you “knew what you were signing up for when you enlisted.”

You fight for something that never was. You are killed for nothing! There is no honor in dying for hypocrisy and that is exactly what you are dying for; for America to continue to reign supreme when it comes to hypocrisy. How can a nation that is filled with hatred, white supremacy, illegitimacy, stolen lands, stolen people, bigotry, prejudice, Jim Crow, slavery, racism and mass murder ever be synonymous with freedom, justice and liberty? It cannot, not when a gnat couldn’t wipe its ass on the amount of freedom, justice and liberty that can be found in America. You die because you are too stupid to see beyond the fake ass displays of patriotism; a flag that is literally dripping with the blood of Indians and slaves. You die because you are too blind to see past the first stanza of the national anthem; an anthem that pays homage to slavery, an anthem that you are supposed to sing proudly as you are led off to fight people you have never met and who bear you no ill will but yet, you expect them to not want to kill those who are in their lands minding their business. You die because you are too willing to be a tool for those who wouldn’t spit on you if you were on fire to help put it out but for whom you willingly and knowingly and with malice forethought sign up to do their dirty work and then when you are killed, they tell your family members, “He knew what he was signing up for when he enlisted.” Oh yes, he knew! And Sgt. Johnson signed up any way.

“So Mrs. Johnson, when your baby is born, tell your baby that his father died for hypocrisy. His father died for nothing. His father died to protect slavery, stolen lands, stolen people, hypocrisy, rape, torture, enslavement, whips, shackles, chains, prejudice, bigotry, racism, white supremacy, capitalism, neo-liberalism, American hegemony. Yeah! You tell him/her that!”

 

And for Black folks to take up arms in defense of this shithole called America is a disgrace to your slave ancestors who fought against the Americans; who fought with English soldiers for their freedom. Francis Scott Key who purportedly wrote the national anthem; the star-spangled banner, had his ass handed to him by a battalion of Colonial Marines; Black men who were fighting on the side of the English. Key was so pissed off that he got his comeuppance at the hands of Black men that he wrote, in favor of slavery, in one of the stanzas of the star-spangled banner, the stanza that you never heard sung by Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Ray Charles, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Luther Vandross, Beyoncé and others. Oh, no! You never heard this stanza being sung, but you had damn well better believe that those who sang the first stanza knew about this one!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
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.

At Black people, especially those who should know better, I can only shake my head over their willful acceptance of third class citizenship in a country that continues to view them as slaves and will forever do so. You perform for Massa today just as your ancestors did hundreds of years ago, just as Sgt. Johnson did until he got what he signed up for. “No refuge could save the hireling and the slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.” No, indeed it could not! Just you ask Sgt. Johnson and his widow!

I’m Back!

It’s been awhile, I know. But if anyone has read my last blog post, then you already know that I was hell bent on getting out of Baltimore and I could not wait for the movers to fit me in on their schedule. I ordered a Penske truck, hired some guys to load the truck and actually put my ‘big’ girl pants on and drove the truck myself for hundreds of miles. Now, some of you may recall that when I was attempting to leave Minnesota heading for Baltimore, I could not even drive my vehicle because of injuries I sustained in a recent car crash, but this time around, car crash be damnned, I was going to get the hell out of Baltimore, one way or another. I drove hell for leather out of Baltimore and I didn’t stop except for gas and restroom breaks and of course, me being me, I happened to chance upon an overdose victim lying on a bathroom floor in a Sheetz gas station in the back of beyond. People were yelling for someone to get the baby that had fallen out of her hands and landed on the floor beside the overdose victim who was in the women’s restroom, also lying on the floor. For the love of!!! And for the first time in my life, I had to use a GASP!, men’s restroom. You guys can have it. One young lady who was about 12 was with her mother and her three siblings and when she saw the inside of the men’s room, she gasped and ran out while her mother was begging her to use the restroom because they did not want to have to stop again right up the road. That little lady was having none of it. Not to mention, one of the workers at the gas station had to provide us ladies with toilet tissue. You guys don’t wipe your butt? GEBUS CHRIST! You’re nasty! But as usual, I digress.

I made it out of Baltimore, just barely because I got stuck in horrific traffic and was basically crawling out of that hellhole. But I made it out. Where I am now is Hillbilly Heaven, Redneck Row, Klan Headquarters, NRA Recruitment Center, Deer Hunters Anonymous, Trailer Park Outcasts, No-Teeth Bubba Club and the list is endless, but you get the message. So far, thankfully, none of the above mentioned groups have bothered to ‘bother’ me. They’re too busy at the gun range and at the road side gun shows to even look in my general direction. Do I feel threatened? Not at all. You see, I was raised amongst this lot and don’t I know them or what? I know them and they know the likes of me and I can put up with them more so than where I left; Baltimore, that is. Ain’t it something how I can put up with the ‘Supremacy Clubs’ but I couldn’t put up with being in “The Hood?”

Now, I bet you’re saying, “Shelby, have you lost your mind?” No, not yet, I don’t think. Just because I now live in a trailer park with all the riffraff you can imagine is no reason to suppose that I am worse off than I was in Baltimore. Like I said, I grew up around the likes of these folks who go on and on about ‘supremacy’ to whomever will listen, but the thing is see, I don’t listen. I’m too busy swilling my moonshine right alongside the likes of them. We understand each other and my trailer is just a bit wider than theirs. You see, I gots me a ‘double wide’ since I had so much stuff loaded up in the truck and the folks that make up Hillbilly Heaven, Redneck Row, Klan Headquarters, NRA Recruitment Center, Deer Hunters Anonymous, Trailer Park Outcasts and No-Teeth Bubba Club actually helped me unload the truck and moved me in. Once I opened my mouth and said, “Howdy y’all!” They knew I was from a neck of the woods like their own. I may have a little deeper tint to my skin, but it meant no difference to them. They asked me how I liked their ‘gawd’, Donald Trump and I said, “I think he’s the greatest thing for America since the Boston Tea Party and that right there sent them into spasms of hoots and hollers. They even passed the jug of corn liquor around to me and after I swiped it with my sweater sleeve, I partook of a swig and I gotta tellya, it put hair on my chest. But, we is getting along, oh yes, we is. In fact, we had a discussion long into the night about Trump and the national anthem and the flag and #TakeAKnee and they were of course against taking a knee and I told them that likewise, I was agin taking a knee. They was outdone that I was, a few of ’em were, while some of em just leaned back with a knowing grin on their face like they knew what I was going to say about that.

I said, “I wouldn’t take a knee for the national anthem, nor would I place my hand over my heart because I ain’t American. That’s for you guys to do. I happen to be here on sufferance through no fault of my own and so that lets me off the hook in so far as recognizing national anthems, flags and the like. How do they apply to me? They don’t. Why should I get bent out of shape over an anthem and a flag that has no meaning for me since I was never recognized as a citizen of this nation? If others want to make a big deal out of something that does not pertain to them in any way, shape or form, then that’s on them, but as for me, I got no skin in the ‘game’. I’m merely a bystander. I am not required to take up arms in defense of this nation because this is not my nation. This is not my country for if it were, then I would have no need to take a knee when the national anthem was played. I would have no need to refuse to place my hand over my heart when reciting the pledge of allegiance. Pledge allegiance to what? A country that has never recognized me as a citizen? And why should I get upset if Donald Trump calls some grown men who play a child’s game, ‘sons of bitches’ because he is just doing what he has been doing since getting himself elected; being an egotistical asshole? This fool lives to goad people into playing right into his hands. Donald Trump is good for America because he has been able to do what no other president could do and that is to expose America’s hypocrisy for all the world to see. He has given you guys in the Klan and you Hillbilly Heaven Boys and you Redneck Row guys, your gonads back. You can now waltz down the street flying your confederate flags and wave your rifles and handguns in the air without hearing your president condemn you for doing so. You feel that he is one of you. He got cho back. You feel that since Obama had my back for eight years, it’s now YOUR turn. So, hey! I ain’t mad at none of you guys because even though Obama ignored the likes of me, Trump is going to do what for you? Exactly what he has done; embolden you to show your true colors and for that, I thank him. I have always known where we stand, but it had to take Donald Trump for some to figure it out? Unbefuckingbelievable! Now, pass that jug over here again!”

So you see folks, Donald Trump is quite actually doing more FOR America than any one of us could have ever hoped for. He has removed all doubt that racism, bigotry, prejudice, intolerance and hatred was ever really on its way out the door. It has simply been seething beneath a thin surface, waiting to be uncovered. And while I was waiting to get internet service hooked up to my double wide trailer, I was perusing blogs on my flimsy, cheap ‘smartphone’ and I came across so many blogs by ‘whites’ who stated that since Donald Trump exposed what ALL Black folks already knew, they are now quite aware that they are actually, drum roll please, “A RACIST!” WOW! May they now go to the head of the class! Some expressed the desire to change. Others wondered if they could do so. Some claimed to have had no idea that they were racist until after having been confronted with acts of racism whereas they saw themselves thanks to those ‘uncovered acts’. Don’t that beat all? I do believe that I would know, and in no uncertain terms, if I had it in for people who filled me with hatred for them based solely on the color of their skin of which they have no control. But, by all means, ‘white’ folks, please continue in your attempts to pretend that you are just now finding out, thanks to Donald Trump’s descent to the presidency that you are what you’ve always been; flaming hypocritical shits who are indeed, racist, ignorant, hate-filled, pathetic worms who slither around on this planet filling it with your toxic slime.

And no, I will never acknowledge your anthems or your flags. “I Am Not Your Negro.” I will not celebrate your holidays. I will never bear witness to what you consider to be your achievements when your achievements are not your own but are due to the backbreaking efforts of those who look like me while you took the credit and banked the profits. To me, this is not about an anthem or a flag, but about your flaming hypocrisy and arrogance in thinking that someone had to point out to you that you are a vile piece of filth not even worthy to be worm food. Fuck you!

Yes indeed, I am back! Now, ain’t you glad! I know you is, you pasty-faced, fuck-faced racist shits!

This Holiday Is A Travesty!

Dr Martin Luther King Jr1

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

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

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

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

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?

“You Rape Our Women And Are Taking Over Our Country!”

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“You rape our women and are taking over our country,” so said Dylann Storm Roof, the white supremacy filled TERRORIST that murdered nine innocent people who were hell bent on worshipping the ‘god’ of the white man in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church at around 8pm on Wednesday night and sat in a Bible study group with his victims for more than an hour before opening fire. Dylann Storm Roof has just got to be in Africa. He’s got to be because that is exactly what happened in Africa and is also what happened as Africans were shipped to different countries to become slaves.

Those of us who are descendants of slaves here in America are every shade from palest pale to darkest Black and why would that be? It be from rape! The rape of our ancestors took place in this hell that has been nothing but pure hell for every Black person in AmeriKKKa. And who the fuck was raping whom? The goddamn lily white asses was raping the Black slaves from presidents on down. Goddamn Thomas Jefferson, a stomp down flaming racist, hypocritical slave owning bastard, raped his own wife’s slave sister and begat child after child on her and never did ‘free’ them even though he spoke of “being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live slaves” and “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” all while brandishing a whip over his affrighted slaves.

But along comes a white supremacy filled terrorist talking about who is raping and taking over his country when….let me just take a minute here………………….when not one Black person that is a descendant of slaves is here because we rowed over to AmeriKKKa, got off at Ellis Island, looked up at the Statue of Liberty, read the poem at its base and said, “Yep! This here is the place to be!”

I just cannot wrap my head around this shit! I fucking can’t! And as if what was done isn’t bad enough, Black folks are already speaking of ‘forgiving this piece of shitty filth’. Are you fucking for real??!!!! We never ever fucking learn! We just continue to bend over and take it up the ass! We continue to ‘forgive’ the motherfuckers that are hell bent on exterminating us just as they did to the Indians! We must forgive and we must forget all the senseless murders of Black people thanks to the goddamn white supremacy that IS this hellhole!

https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/world/video/2015/jun/19/son-of-shooting-vicitim-talks-video

And of course, it has been stated that those nine people are with the white man’s ‘god’ now. That is just SO pathetic and just unbelievable! Black people still don’t get it. You never will. This shit is your mortal enemy and has been from day one. The goddamn governor of South Carolina never said a word as she commenced to hypocritically get choked up, about the confederate flag flying atop the state capitol, the very same flag that is depicted on Roof’s license plate. But she is just so overcome with righteous indignation over the brutal murders of nine of her constituents. My bad, of nine of her ‘niggers’ that got themselves offed by a white supremacy filled terrorist for “raping our women and taking over our country”. So, six Black women and three Black men are raping women and taking over the country? Well not any more! Cynthia Hurd, 54; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Sharonda Singleton; Myra Thompson, 59; Ethel Lance, 70; Susie Jackson, 87; the Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr.; DePayne Doctor and of course, Reverend Clementa Pinckney are all dead for ‘raping women and taking over a country’ as they worshipped in the house of the Lawd in Charleston, South Carolina. They worshipped the same Lawd that has now welcomed them into the bosom of his ever loving white family beyond the stars, somewhere high in an unseen paradise that awaits us all. They are there now with their 72 wives. Oh my bad! Wrong religious credentials. They are there living in one of the Lawd’s many mansions and dining at the table of good and plenty, replete from consuming fishes and loaves and sipping the nectar of the ‘gods’! My bad, of ‘god’. Praise be sweet GEEZUS and Lawd, we bow before your heavenly presence in humble submission as our faith has truly been tested beyond the bounds of anything imaginable and at last, we are here! Oh rejoice! Rejoice! And if only the Black people that we left behind could understand that it is all worth it; every single bullet that has entered their bodies, fired from a racist’s gun, every job they’ve been denied based on their skin color, every Black man that was lynched, every Black man that was electrocuted and was innocent, every Black child, woman and man that has been discriminated against, jailed, hosed, bitten by dogs, marched on tired feet, dragged behind pickup trucks, considered three-fifths of a person; it will all become clear why you had to go through this once you enter the pearly gates and St. Peter welcomes you in to god’s loving white embrace. “Oh damn! A white man just came up to me in heaven and told me to clean his shoes. Goddamn! Black folks, never mind, it’s all bullshit! So do as Thomas Jefferson suggested, “live as free men or die slaves!”

My sure ass bet is that we will die as slaves!

And Obama said, “let’s grab a beer!”
We captured him, so let’s all cheer!
The Blacks forgave and that’s just right.
So let’s join hands and we’ll all unite!
Singing, born in the USA, born in the USA!
Altogether now, born in the USA!
Although, if truth beknown, I ain’t from here.
I be’ze from Kenya or Hawaii, it ain’t real clear!”

Forgive my lack of grammatical skills and all. Us slaves bain’t tawt tuh reed n rite reul gude!

Oh and one more thing, I just ‘love’ how MSM keeps saying, “HE ALMOST DIDN’T DO IT!” That should make those nine dead people feel really good about that. Yep! Let’s focus on “HE ALMOST DIDN’T DO IT!”!

Give A Badge To A Skinhead!

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Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Give a badge to a skinhead,
and you’ll find a Black man, dead!
If the Klan is wearing a sheet,
it’s because they’re off the beat.

Supremacy’s found a way
to save the white man’s day
with lawful killing sprees
as Black men fall to their knees.

What’s more dangerous than hate?
How about a license to annihilate
the ones it fears the most
and with each kill, it brags and boasts
of how the days never seem to change,
it’s like shooting animals on an open range.

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

Once again, another unarmed young Black man is dead and why does this keep happening? It keeps happening because skinheads, the Klan and other white supremacy groups have found a way to kill Black people, legally and get away with it. The days of lynching might be over, but that doesn’t mean that hate groups have ceased to find ways to murder Black people. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And since this is the sordid history of this shithole, why should anything change? It hasn’t. Whites know what’s up and Black people, you need to know what you’re up against.

The same evil that drafted the Declaration of Independence while enslaving your ancestors is still at work in this shithole. Make no mistake, this shithole was built on the backs of Black slaves and now whites have the unmitigated gall to hate and kill us for what they did. They are why descendants of slaves are in this shithole. Not one slave threw themselves into a boat and rowed to this shithole and now we must pay the price for what? For something that we have done? No! Not on your life! We are paying the price because whites are diseased, inhuman, vile and depraved. Just take a look around at what they are doing to the world. Are you in any doubt? I’m not! Kiss my ass white motherfuckers, but only from a goddamn distance!

Police murder unarmed, fleeing Michael Brown, 18, in St. Louis suburb

Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed Saturday afternoon near his grandmother’s house by a Ferguson police officer. St. Louis County police have not given a reason for the shooting, which happened in a predominantly Black suburb a few miles north of downtown St. Louis.

http://sfbayview.com/2014/08/police-murder-unarmed-fleeing-michael-brown-18-in-st-louis-suburb/

Here We Go Again!

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Eric Garner was a 43-year-old father of six and grandfather of two

…was approached Thursday outside a New York City store by a group of NYPD officers who accused him of selling contraband cigarettes. “I didn’t do shit!” Garner can be seen telling cops in a video of the incident. “I was just minding my own business.”

an officer can be seen in the video putting Garner — who suffered from chronic asthma, sleep apnea and diabetes — into a tight, illegal chokehold. Garner falls to the ground, where, numerous times, he tells officers he can’t breathe.

Then, his body goes limp…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/killed-by-the-nypd-black-men_n_5600045.html

 

Damn!…and here we go again,

when you’re Black, there’s just no way to win.

 

Everywhere we turn, we’re up against the wall.

Everything we do, it’s the wrong call.

 

We can’t even walk down the goddamn street,

without some cop harassing us on his beat.

 

What the fuck have we done wrong?

You fucking hate us because we are strong.

 

You kill us because we survived slavery.

You despised the Airmen for their bravery.

 

You with your Jim Crow laws and your water hoses,

you poisoned us with crack cocaine overdoses.

 

We’re America’s scapegoat and her shame,

taking all of her shit and getting the blame

for your vileness, your hypocrisy and your fear.

Your sole objective is to make us disappear.

 

What meaning does this country have for me,

when I have to die on a sidewalk to be free?!

 

Fuck you filthy white motherfuckers!! Fuck you!!

…and fuck all the goddamn protests and calls for action and some more shit because even now, it’s fucking business as usual. Ain’t a goddamn thing gonna change unless WE change it and WE ain’t fucking gonna do that because we’re busy lovin’ all up on some white ass shit! Fuck those motherfuckers! And fuck you Black motherfuckers for lovin’ all up on your goddamn worthless ass enemy!!! I’m fucking tired of this endless fucked up shit!!! And don’t even bother wishing Mr. Garner to rest in peace! How the fuck is he gonna do that shit when his soul cries out for justice that will never be served, bunch of filthy ass racist shits???!!!

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2014 Shelby I. Courtland