Bless America, land that I love. If black folks do love America,
it's an one-sided love affair because the historical evidence, from
last century to yesteryear to yesterday screams just the opposite -
there’s a significant, entrenched segment of white America
which seems to despise black People.
We’re talking about love . . . the ”land “ that I
love? A place, a culture that does not appear to give a damn about
I’ve got a question for Lord Trump and his rump-roast buddy,
Rush Limbaugh; When has white America ever “loved” black
folks? Show me , tell me the time n’ place in US History 101
when white folks loved some black folks?
Star Spangled Banner’s contention the United States of America
is the “Land of the ‘who,’ home of the ‘what?’”
The “free and the brave” you say?” Really? Who are
we talking about here, the noble European explorers? The high-moraled
“plantation” owners? Perhaps “the “brave”
are the Injune Fighters/Pioneers/Settlers?
are we talking about the ”Johnny Rebs”- traitors who
sought-to dismantle the sacred union in order to maintain slavery?
Are we talking about the politicians in Washington who decided to
“intern” Japanese Americans during WWII? Might we be
referring to the White men in power who seek, still today to keep
women, barefoot, uneducated, underpaid and “with-child,”
i.e., helpless, dependent upon men for their . . .
bless America . . . gee, it seems in some ways God “damned”
this empire of cards with a immensely flawed foundation built on
shaky blood stained ground.
Trump’s deliberate, strategic and well-scripted plot to shame
Afro-American players by having his boy, and I do mean “boy”
Vice President Mike Pence stage a damn near rehearsed stomping-out at
the NFL’s Colts vs Forty Niners contest in Indy this past
Sunday is King Trump attempting to ignite a race war in America by
coercing if not forcing Black gladiators to conform to White folk’s
whims n’ wishes.
case you haven't caught-on, Trump really, really . . . really doesn't
“like” nor “respect” Black people.
recent “glorification” of Christopher Columbus and the
European conquest he ushered-in . . . coupled-with this 71 year-old
boy who’d be king and his cold-hearted dismissal for the
perilous plight of Puerto Rico, and his overt empathy, sympathy and
respect for Confederates and Nazis. It’s a fair assumption
Trump is unquestionably and undeniably the racist bastard this wide
world-of colored people see him as.
Columbus is a hero to some, but to most people of color, most
Americans of color he was the beginning of the end. Why is that
opinion so aggravating for white folks to grasp? Obviously the
Pilgrims and the Puritan fanatics who followed were the beginning of
the end, a “there goes the neighborhood” moment for the
American Indian. African slaves are, regardless of whether they were
kidnapped or sold out and by an African Chief . . . nevertheless they
were undeniably chained and dragged to America
against their will
and kept in total bondage their entire lives, as were their children,
and their children's children. . . who then lived in a “Jim
Crow” America . . . so it seems rather “predictable”
that today’s descendants of African slaves would have
reservations regarding erasing historical realities in-order-to
pacify and placate (kiss the insecure n’ paranoid asses) of
how arrogant, how “White” can white America be? In
essence delusionally demanding American Indians salute and honor the
US Flag? Demanding the descendants of those enslaved, and those the
land was stolen from, and genocide was waged against . . . to salute
of color are forced to ask themselves, as generations before us;
“How do I feel about my country . . . and how does my
country feel about me?”
may not dig this, but dig Frederick Douglass's forever relevant and
deep words -
to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that
reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross
injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him,
your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license;
your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing
are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted
impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your
prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your
religious parade and solemnity, mere bombast, fraud, deception,
impiety, and hypocrisy-a thin veil to cover up crimes which would
disgrace a nation of savages.”
begging somebody to tell me Mr Douglass was exaggerating or lying.
don't be afraid to raise your fist in the “Black Power”
salute. I’m praying black fans and players raise their fist in
absolute defiance and ambivalence toward a symbol as convoluted as
like to see an all White NFL . . . but not too many other folks will.
Let Cowboy’s iconic plantation owner Jerry “Big Daddy”
Jones bench every black player . . . they’ll lose every game
left in the season, he’ll destroy the brand in order to make
the ungrateful, uppity mandingo bucks conform and do as told to do.
The NFL may implode and collapse.
it Loud, I’m Black and I’m proud . .
. and with that “revolutionary” 1968 notion in-mind,
please, please, please
be afraid, too weak, meek and miseducated to raise your fist in the
iconic “Black Power” salute today, considering the times
we are a’livin’ in. Don’t be afraid to raise that
fist, nor not stand for that man’s flag, because if you know
the history of this decadent empire you know damn well if anyone has
paid their dues to “sing the blues” it’s black
folks . . . we gave these people all we had - blood, sweat and tears
over a few hundred years, worked from can’t see to can’t
see creating the groundwork, the bedrock of the United States of
you are aware of the past . . . you know you don’t owe white
America a damn thing, least of all your blind patriotism and
never-ending respect for the symbols of their country.
me black people, your “right” to protest was paid-for in
advance by “no name” and “faceless” slaves;
Black people were forced to provide free labor - we constructed the
foundation of this empire.
it - black Americans have earned the “right” to demand
respect and our fair share of the so-called American