Have We Broken The Chains Of Slavery?

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Have we broken the chains of slavery?
And before you answer, “Yes!”
Just take a look around.
Give me your wildest guess.

Our children can’t play in parks.
They are shot for being Black.
Black women are hanged in jail,
and the unemployment office is packed.

The homeless on the street
are there because they are poor.
Gentrification took their homes
and shoved them out the door.

The Blacks in Hollywood
are never recognized.
No gains have been made.
Now, can this be denied?

Try and convince yourself
that we have made progress.
And then take your blinders off
 because Black America is a mess!

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

Since Black History Month is so goddamn short, I thought I’d get an early start.

Now, I would try and post something on Black History Month each and everyday, but y’all know the story. Since I am Black, then that means that I am more than likely caught up in some legal issues and that is why I will most likely not be able to post each day because it shall be necessary for me to tend to my legal issues. And no, I have not robbed the liquor store, burned down a CVS or mugged an old white lady, I am involved in a civil matter that DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!, quite actually was initiated by the criminal act of a ‘white’ woman. Yeah, I know, who would’ve thought! But be that as it may, let me set the record straight. I don’t give a good goddamn about the fact that the mainstream media portrays Black people as the initiator of crimes far and above that of whites when nothing could be further from the truth. The truth of the matter is that white folks don’t get caught up in the legal system or court system because who controls ‘THE SYSTEM’? Exactly! White filth does! So what white filth is going to charge other white filth with a crime? Just ask Mr. ‘Affluenza’ himself, Ethan Couch.

It was a case that captivated the nation, prompting a discussion about wealth and power: A white teenager from a well-off family killed four people in a Texas suburb in June 2013 while driving drunk. At trial, a judge gave the teenager probation after a witness testified that he had suffered from too much privilege — an affliction the witness called “affluenza.”

But since I have a penchant for digressing and getting sidetracked, February, the shortest month of the year, has been designated as Black History Month. Thank you! Thank you white folks! How very ‘white’ of you to do this for us poor Black folks that you continue to fuck up to this very day but at least I get a month set aside, ‘thanks’ to your thoughtfulness, to showcase the gains that have been made by Blacks in this shithole called, AmeriKKKa. And white folks know that there ain’t gonna be any gains, hence the designation of February as Black History Month!

And yes, the gains are embarrassingly few. So without further ado, I shall get started. As of today, January 30th, 2016, Black people have gained uh…..let me think….uh….hmmmm…oh yes, the right to vote. The right to vote for one bigoted asshole after another and as if that wasn’t bad enough, the whites had us thinking that we were voting for a Black man, Barack Obama and he turned out to be just another worthless ass white motherfucker all got up in Black face.

Now, for gain number two. Hold on, I’m thinking. I got it! I got it! Even though this is not occurring here in AmeriKKKa, the shit in Great Britain spawned the vile shits that sailed to AmeriKKKa and Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was born in AmeriKKKa. The British are making a TV series about Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando and of course, this will give another out-of-work Black actor, a job playing the role of Michael Jackson. The half-hour comedy “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon,” centers around a fabled road trip in which Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando tried to get home to Los Angeles from New York after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Joseph Fiennes’ casting as Michael Jackson in a British TV production, is WHITE!

Stop the goddamn presses! What the fuck!! A white motherfucker is going to play Michael, ‘had an Afro at one point in time’ Jackson???!!!!!

Here ends the ‘gains’ of Blacks in ‘white’ AmeriKKKa! Now let me step outside and spontaneously fucking combust AND have my head blast off into deep goddamn space! If that ain’t beyond the end of enough! Goddamn motherfucking jacked up shit, is what it is! But we gone celebrate Black History Month! Get the fuck outta here with that bullshit!!!!

You Won’t Sit Out This Show!

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When news is no longer news,
and its relevance has quickly waned,
it is because you do not care.
your outrage was clearly feigned.

When they point you in a direction
and say, “Here is your enemy!”
You gladly climb onboard,
and believe their lies, most readily.

Will you ever see the big picture,
and not focus on the absurd?
Is that why you wish to sleep,
and never have your dreams disturbed?

The awakening is here!
What’s before you must be faced!
If you are not prepared,
then I advise you to make haste.

This not at all a conspiracy.
You can lay that point to rest.
It is not about inducing fear.
And it’s not a broadcast test.

Wake up and take a look.
Behold reality!
It could all have been avoided,
the part you’ll play in this tragedy!

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

So, do you want the good news first or the bad news? Okay! Okay! I’ll give you the ‘good’ news first. “Hear ye! Hear ye!” The retail earthquake has struck! And even though the average price of gas is $2.00 per gallon, that’s not been enough to ‘fuel’ a spending frenzy. Why ever not? With gas prices so low, why aren’t people shopping like mad instead of store after store announcing closings and bankruptcies? What? They can’t spin the shit out of shit and turn it into cotton candy any longer? JC Penney is closing more stores as is Macy’s, Sears and Kmart. RadioShack is closing more stores and is filing for bankruptcy protection. Good news, right?

And isn’t this nice? Homelessness in LA is much worse than previously thought. Really? Get outta here! Who would have thought? More good news?

And what’s more, we haven’t even begun to hit rock bottom yet. Not by a long shot! Another housing crisis is upon us! It seems that rents just about everywhere are skyrocketing and since many Americans are still reeling from the not too distant foreclosure crisis, renting is the only option and with an aging population and factor in low earnings, things ain’t looking so good. But that’s good news because we still get to tweet and ‘like’ each other all over Facebook, for now.

But check this out! According to Obama, “The shadow of crisis has passed,” he said, “and the State of the Union is strong.” Uh…what fairytale book was he reading out of? Delusional much Barack? Obama trumpeted job growth and other signs of recovery from the ashes of the 2008 economic crisis. Sheeeut! Job growth? JOB GROWTH? When did unprecedented numbers of retail closings and bankruptcies equate to ‘job growth and other signs of recovery’? Put that bullshit samich down! Retail is reeling from a lack of customers with discretionary income and that is reality. So that fluff that Obama is attempting to sell? It ain’t cotton candy, it’s fluffed shit! Oh, we’re doing fine. No worries folks. Folks, if I were you, I’d worry and I’m going to give you some advice. So pay attention.

Whatever bills you get, look them over carefully. Check your bank balance daily. Cut back on non-essential doodads. Buy on-sale items and only what you need. Something is going down and it’s going to get ugly. Case in point. My internet/phone bill is usually $65.00 a month. Saturday, when my bill came, it was $101.38. When I perused the hell out of the bill, the company had charged me double for Federal taxes and charged me for internet security that they weren’t providing. Here is what I did. I hung up and I called them back and I said, “speak loudly and clearly as this call is being taped for a complaint that will be filed with the Attorney General’s office. Now, tell me AGAIN, why you are charging me double for Federal taxes and for services that you are not providing!” After I hung up, my bill is now $35.00.

This morning, I called my bank to check my balance. There was a $2.00 ‘statement fee’ listed under posted transactions. When the customer service rep came on the line, I said, “speak loudly and clearly as this call is being taped for a complaint that will be filed with the Attorney General’s Office. I said, “When did you notify me that I was going to be charged a $2.00 ‘statement fee’? I must first be advised of new fees BEFORE they apply!” The $2.00 fee is being removed. However, I was told that this new fee is a monthly fee that is being charged to my account to pay for the bank to mail to me my bank statement. They are now charging me $24.00 a year for me to receive my bank statement, a statement that I hadn’t been charged for in the past. If I do all my banking online, no fee. I am not doing my banking, online. If the hackers can hack into government computers, then they damn sure as hell can hack into my shit, even with protection.

The shit is about to hit the fan and companies are attempting to rip you off more than ever in any way they can. I’ve never seen it this bad. And I have seen some bad shit! Protect yourself because this party is seriously over folks.

Oh that’s right, I promised you some bad news! A liquor store is opening up two miles down the highway from me! Oh happy day! Oh happy day! The booze will chase my blues away! Hallelujah! If you need a job, try and get hired at a liquor store. They’ll be the last to go out-of-business, believe me! That’s bad news that I can take!

I Am Going To Take A Break!

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I am going to take a break,
because I’ve had all that I can take.
How many times I have heard the cries,
and I’ve listened to untold lies,
of why America is going to war,
when it’s always the same as before.

We never wake up and see,
nor do we care that we ain’t free.
We torture those we blame,
and we kill like it’s just a game.

When have we ever paid the price,
in this here fool’s paradise?
We’re all so apathetic and complacent,
unless it’s for an Apple iPhone replacement.

Who can lay claim to have a heart?
You don’t even know where to start!
And if one came down the pike,
you’d tell it to take a hike.
There are none on earth like US.
We’re an infection that is draining pus.

The world lives in mortal fear,
hoping that we will disappear,
into a void that will put an end,
to an enemy that can be no friend.

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

To hell with it and fuck it ALL! I’ll be back when I get back! Shit!

“It’s Christmas In October!”

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“America dropped some weapons,
that landed in my hands.
What will they think of next,
a serenade with marching bands?”

“Hey brother, come and see!
We’ve hit pay dirt today!
It’s Christmas in October!
We must thank the USA!”

Of course there’ll be no damage control,
as Washington admits it did no wrong.
The target for those weapons,
was it ISIS all along?

“We’ve got planes, we’ve got Humvees!
Anyone up for a new grenade?
They’re dropping what we need.
Don’t they know they ain’t getting paid?”

“Oh this war is going well!
They’re arming every side.
This cannon’s pretty nice,
that the USA supplied.”

“To the stupid American people,
we appreciate your aid.
Your CIA trained us.
Don’t you know you’re being played?”

“Did we chop off heads or not?
Your media says we did.
You will never know the truth,
because from you, the truth is hid.”

“P.S. Thank you!
and fuck you!”

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

ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands

In a new video, ISIS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control.

At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS, a dangerous misfire in the American mission to speed aid to Kurdish forces making their stand in Kobani.

ISIS had broadly advertised its acquisition of a broad range of U.S.-made weapons during its rampage across Iraq. ISIS videos have showed its fighters driving U.S. tanks, MRAPs, Humvees. There are unconfirmed reports ISIS has stolen three fighter planes from Iraqi bases it conquered.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/21/isis-video-america-s-air-dropped-weapons-now-in-our-hands.html

Seriously??!!!! We are so fucking stupid and clueless! Who the fuck is drawing up the blueprint for handling the situation in Iraq and Syria? Tweety Bird? How can the world take this shit in America seriously? I don’t fucking get it. Those stupid ass American fools are just dropping shitloads of weapons and they don’t even know who the fuck is scooping them up and ISIS aka ISIL aka Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves aka the Beheaders Anonymous Club aka IS just walked by and voila! Out of the clear blue sky, there lands a shitload of weapons? So, I guess the stupid shits in Washington have graciously appealed to ISIS, to please be so kind as to hand the weapons (that were intended for the Kurds to kill them with), to the Kurds with the blessings of the American taxpayers that paid for those weapons that are being dropped helter-skelter all over the goddamn place in the Middle East? For real?!! You just can’t make this shit up!! I would be so goddamn ashamed to even have the nerve to show my stupid face after that ridiculous fiasco! This shit is leading the world’s super power????!!! Are you fucking kidding me?? Wow! Just fucking wow!!! If we ain’t in so much goddamn trouble! GeeeeeeZus Christ!!!!! Game over! Game fucking over! And we are paying these shits to do this and we are paying FOR those weapons that were dropped in Syria and for the stolen planes taken by ISIS from Iraq!!! Time for me to go outside and SCREEEEEEEAAAAAAMMMMMMM!!!!!! AAAAAAIIIIIIIIYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!