read numerous iconic quotes throughout my caramel life, and I have my
personal gems and jewels - powerful words, ranging from Frederick
Douglass, and Dr. King to Helen Keller, Thomas Paine, and Coach Bum
Phillips to Malcolm X and FDR; however, I do believe this one, still
by the renowned Frederick Douglass is perhaps the best.
Douglass (Black American Royalty) is speaking such undeniable truth
to an unquestionably barbaric, arrogant, and heartless audience…
White America. It was then and it still is today, no?
this 150 years ago; What,
to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer a day that
reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross
injustice and cruelty to which he is a 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, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud,
deception, impiety, and hypocrisy—a thin veil to cover up
crimes that would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation
of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are
the people of these United States at this very hour.
tell me: has this empire changed? Or, are they just about as racist
and elitist as they've always been, merely a tad more sophisticated,
camouflaged, and shrouded in deceitful BS…?
a descendant of American slaves… well over a century later, I
think no truer words have been spoken than Douglasses. As a people,
Black folks still ponder “ How do I feel about my country, and
how does my country feel about me.”
come this 2021 Independence Day celebrations, where “Ol’Glory“
will be flying, I suggest Black folks, we descendants of American
Slaves, should deliberately and defiantly fly the US flag upside
is the international sign of distress. Despite the fireworks, hot
dogs, Vintage Chevy Corvette car shows, and all the Coke flowing…
no secret there’s a neo-confederate Redneck revolt that is
being waged as we speak, the basic civil rights victories of the last
half-a-century are under attack in the face of a browning
Perhaps we are witnessing the beginning
of the end of
White domination, the “last stand” and “fall-out”
of European Conquest… or this is the beginning of “Minority
Rule” in America and Trump’s Troops will ram down our
throats their way of life.
won't have to change Splash
Merril the Mermaid can stay a White girl. Do Blacks have to sit in
the back of the plane? Do we have to “be out of town by
sundown...boy!” Back in Coon-town by sunset…?
do these racist/sexist and elitist folks want? How far are they
willing to go to get it? 1920 Tulsa Massacre, Rosewood...only as a
national coast-to-coast event? Wal-Mart
out of guns and ammo… for a reason. Trump’s toy soldier,
General Micheal Flynn, his baby bra’ orchestrated the assault
on the White House on January 6 and was just promoted to head-up the
Pacific fleet… all the pieces, all the King’s men are
moving into position.
fly them high.
Columnist, Desi Cortez, who also writes for BlackAthlete.com
was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at
the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic
individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213. At age 14
transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat
at the foot of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire
and direction… if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot
places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into an officer n'
gentleman, a "man's man." Produced a beautiful baby-girl
with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my "little" mind on
the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Wordsmith behind America's Ten Months Pregnant . . . Ready To Blow!:
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