The events we continue to see unfold on a daily are reruns from the past. Niggas are literally falling into the same traps as our foremothers and forefathers. Everything I do and say I do from a place of love but at times love is tough. It doesn't do us any good to be politically correct or be considerate of outside feelings and views. So what mistakes are repeating?
Integration was the downfall of unity in our culture. While the funding was not equal, we did not understand that we would not receive fair treatment in "white" spaces. We thought all we had to do was get in and prove ourselves to be treated equal. We actually ended up having to beg for the shit we once had because we had to provide it for ourselves. Our doctors, lawyers, education, restaurants, stores and everything else was lost to integration. We begin to look at our own services and products as subpar and enslaved ourselves to the system. We made ourselves second class citizens who could not provide for ourselves or who chose not to provide for ourselves.
We are still begging this same system to educate us out of oppression, give us the same opportunity in business and fairly police us. History shows that this cannot happen in this system. Niggas are still on the bottom of the totem pole and more lost and dependent than ever. It is time to do for self!
We continue to look to outside authorities to tell us what is best for us, how to fix our problems and for validation. They do not have our experience and by the comments and atmosphere of today it is obvious they do not want to know. We have to begin to take pride in ourselves, appreciate ourselves and see the value in ourselves. We are the authority on us. We can educate our babies the best. We can be more responsive to the needs of our community and we can solve and heal our wounds the best.
Do not allow outside authorities to continue to weigh in on how we should heal, build and love ourselves. It is time we create a culture that is our own. It has to be for us by us because contrary to what they push we are different. Our cultures are different and what best suits us is different from what best suits others. This is why we fail the most in the current system from school to employment. This is why we fill the prisons. Its time to take back our power and be our own authority.
REFORMING THE SYSTEM
They will never allow us to change the system and take away their power. This is why they created poli-tricks. They make us believe that voting can change our situation but how long have niggas been voting? What progress has been made? There is no reforming a system built on the enslavement of your people. This system is functioning the way it was built to function. It is miseducation through school and media that makes people believe the system ever worked for us and will ever work for us. It is an illusion to think we have allies in this system when all politicians have been bought. For their own careers they have to go along to get along.
Not to mention that anytime niggas have built anything in this country for themselves it has been destroyed by the government or the destruction sanctioned by the government. Black Wallstreet and M.O.V.E were literally bombed. The Blank Panthers and all human rights organizations were infiltrated and destroyed or taken over by puppets. They then renamed it civil rights and still don't treat us as human. There is no reforming the system! Stop believing the hype.
WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER
No we are in this particular situation by ourselves. Others may have similar issues but the root is not the same. The manifestation is not the same and therefore the solutions will not be the same. Also because of the miseducation given to everyone we are seen as inferior. This is why we see wypipo thinking they know more about the problems and solutions in our community (or lack thereof). They continue to deny our experience and justify our mistreatment. They want to stay comfortable in their American Dream and not acknowledge that it has been a nightmare for us and the only way for us to be successful in this system is to reject ourselves, our culture and our people. No one who is truly trying to uplift our people will be allowed to rise to power or fame. This is why they pick our leaders for us. This is why they only pump certain people in our faces and let them grace the covers of magazines, start social movements and speak on large platforms. Do not be fooled, these people are not for us, they cannot be and keep their status. Any statement they make that seems to be for us has been pre approved. Never let your enemy (who runs the media) pick your leaders!
Also all POC are not our allies as many of them see us as inferior and while they are also treated like niggas in the system they still wish to distance themselves from niggas. They usually are trying to prove they are not like us.. And let's be honest a lot of our culture has become destructive. Who would want to be associated with the fuckery that has become our community. The dysfunction that has followed us from slavery and is at an all time high right now. The "Black American" experience is unique and that binds us together. This is the first reason for our oppression and must be the first issue we address if we are to make any significant change to our situation.
We have to stop bleeding for everybody when no one bleeds for us. We have to stop waiting for a system made to enslave us to free us. We have to stop trying to fit into a barbaric culture that only knows scarcity and oppression. They do not celebrate our differences they want to silence us. They want us to be complacent in our oppression and ditch our culture for theirs. Building our own is not about exclusion but it ain't about inclusion either. It is about building what is best for us without the thought of other people's feelings and views. No one cares about our feelings and thoughts so why we still want to be the dumb muhfuckas trying to appease everyone. Why are we afraid to offend people who don't give a fuck about offending, jailing and killing us. Fuck being politically correct. Stop editing yourself and selling yourself short to appease people who don't give a fuck rather you live or die. Man and woman the fuck up and lets make real change so our babies are not in the same situation in 20 year. Peace and Love beautiful souls.
Peace & love beautiful souls...welcome to my thoughts. This is just a introduction to me and how I see the world. I don't know about yal but I am tried of political correctness keeping us from having real conversation and coming up with real solutions to fix the world around us. I am not a politician and therefore have no need for political correctness. I am not here to spare anyone's feeling or to make anyone comfortable. This is me sharing the problems and issues I see facing the world. Feel free to leave comments expressing your reactions and views. Yes you may be offended, what I say may piss you off or at least make you uncomfortable but it is not until people feel uncomfortable that they begin to make change. No one should be comfortable with the way the world is. And I am here to shine a light on the flaws I see and share the solutions I feel can work. I will also probably vent about other things. I am a complicated, deep thinking, deep feeling woman and I have no fear in my heart. It all comes from a place of love and wanting to create a better reality for our children but we first must face this reality and tell it how it is. I hope you enjoy, hate and grow from this. I have a twisted sense of humor and sarcasm is my mode of operation. I don't take myself too seriously so understand I am never angry only slightly annoyed. I've found my happy place. Namaste.
Peace & love. I share my thoughts in hopes of helping you find your own. They may take many forms from poetry to essays. However the spirit moves me I will share. Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts & experiences. This is my truth.