Posts Tagged ‘rant’

Inspiration for this mainly stems from the tragic shootings in AZ on Saturday.

He speaks some truth (Olbermann; video posted on my wall); call those in higher positions of ‘help and best interest’ into account for the imagery they use in their speeches to ‘rally’ folks; although its mostly Tea Party members and right wing conservatives, people need to held accountable for what comes out of their mouth, metaphorically or jokingly, because you never know how someone will take it. As Proverbs 18: 21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Take account unto all you do. I can’t see the future but now we can’t agree to disagree without bullets, threats, and safety. We, as a country, are falling apart. Now more than ever it’s time to include ourselves from those who’ve excluded us and our rights, but it comes at a time of fear…a dark cloud of danger, racism, religion, and a higher sense of moral reality. He even reprimands himself for a comment he made against Sen. Clinton — just LISTEN. Its past the moment of teetering on domestic vandalism and threatning mail; after all, we are the country who, after Bush was elected to his second term, spray painted and vandalized cars of known Republicans. Now it seems the Tea Party and extremist are hitting back hard and making it almost impossible for people just to survive day to day without fear of domestic terrorism and violence as well as persecution. Gone are those days, when, it was cool to ‘agree to disagree’.

But why? Why are some of us valued lesser than others in the eyes of the people who promise to bring us through? Not all African-American’s are lazy and shiftless, although some of us are, not all, so when we’re disfranchised by the majority in decisions made to benefit those around us, we’re angry. Have been for a while. But now, its not just a racial black-white thing; other minority groups in this country are taken for granted and often stepped on as well. If I’m not being truthful, who is mainly represented in the house and congress (besides Obama)? Sure, we have some political minority figures who are doing a great job in seeing that the people who put them there are represented, but then there are the people who run of the fuel of hatred, lies, stripes and stars and the motivation to only help those around them by setting up bars and obstacles that make it somewhat impossible for minorities to try and overcome. Not saying that “the man” is always keeping people down, but take a good, hard look at this country; who has access to what and how does it benefit them as opposed to the folks who are “on the outside looking in”.

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This is by no means a personal, racially motivated to take up as a Black Panther party but I would like for us to reconsider, in this age, what the words “by any means necessary” stand for today. Not taking anything from brother Shabazz but when someone actually breaks the fence of the “long time coming” political violence, where does that leave the people who had their side of the fence blown open. This tragedy can either help or hurt us as a nation; it can bring us together to fix this mess left by oil-driven, C plus Yale students or it can permenatly divide us and send us faster into a sinking oblivion. Like I said, this isn’t personally motived by race, but if you take a look around, not too many things AREN’T.

I can’t front; when I heard the news, I was strolling the warm, tropical waters of South Beach with my friend and saw an uploaded link to facebook from a friend of mine, who went OFF behind the motives. Rightfully so. It’d been on my mind all day and when I returned home, it shocked me how desensitized I was to it. But I prayed for Congresswoman Gifford and all involved. Whatever you have to do to prepare yourself for this world, just remember, don’t become OF THIS WORLD in an attempt to understand and live in it. Some things, we’ll just never understand. But this…this was motivated by hatred, politics and God knows what else. I don’t know where this leaves us, besides our current state of mourning, but whats important is the foundation of the aftermath that follows. Time for waffles.

Just something to think about as you go through your day.