I started a podcast with my god sister to try and sort through a lot of the bullshit in America.
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David Duke (former grand wizard of the fuck ass KKK) makes it known that the main objective of white supremacist organizations is to spearhead ethnic cleansing.
Donald TRUMP aligns himself with these racist ass views by saying that the Charlottesville riot was a result of tension on "many sides."
67% of republicans and 10% of democrats who took the poll, agree with Donald Trump's response to Charlottesville.
Donald Trump or the ignorant ass people who agree with him feel as though ETHNIC CLEANSING won't directly impact their
lives — both democrats and republicans. SO. THEY. DON'T. GIVE. A. FUCK.
But let's be clear...
Like queen Ava Duvernay said, these aren't just the views of Billy Bobby in some duck ass town in the Appalachian mountains.
These are the views of our politicians, our attorneys, our CEOs, our coworkers, our supervisors, our neighbors.
These are the views of the people whose jobs are to nurture and educate our children.
These are the views of the people who are placed in charge of our mental, physical, and spiritual health.
They don't give a fuck about ETHNIC CLEANSING. Like... the wiping out of any and all beings that aren't white — by any means necessary.
ETHNIC CLEANSING doesn't exclude their black and brown friends, or black and brown republicans, or the black and brown elite, or black and brown OJ Simpsons, or black and brown reality stars, or even black and brown gazillionaires. So black and brown Trumpsters, YOU ARE NOT SAFE EITHER.
It is not rocket science...
A THREAT OF ETHNIC CLEANSING IS TERRORISM.
When someone directly THREATENS the LIVES of its citizens with TERRORISM, a PRESIDENT should DENOUNCE the fuck out of all groups associated with such mess. Not brush it off as just one of the homies getting carried away, or as a response to "white hate" spewed from the "other" side. This isn't a tit for tat type of thing.
This isn't about healthcare. This isn't about job security. This isn't about Hillary. This isn't about which side is winning or losing.
Guys, this is some serious shit.
So, excuse me if I'm less than receptive to hear your opposing political views, and not down to mix and mingle with new groups of people.
My LIFE, my son's LIFE, my family's LIVES, my friend's LIVES are being THREATENED, and the man who has sworn to protect us DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT IT.
I wrote about white supremacy and the confederacy being terrorism 2 years ago, and had a well meaning white person tell me that I was over-exaggerating. That, if anything, both groups were only "uneducated white men" who "don't necessarily pose a threat to anyone."
I didn't argue. I just let it go, because I knew that he wasn't able to identify with my experience. Though a gay male, by his statements I knew that white supremacy and the confederacy had never terrorized his livelihood or his family's livelihood as they had done mine for years.
Today, that same well meaning white person is completely taken aback by the Charlottesville riot, and wants to know what he can do to help put an end to racism and domestic terrorism.
Well, you well meaning white person, maybe start by not telling a person of color that their experience is anything but "real" because you've never personally felt the effects.
Other than that, I'm all out of advice. I've been writing about the black experience for years now, and you chose not to listen — not even just to me, but to the very historical patterns and truths of the country you call "home." You chose to remain ignorant. You chose to turn a blind eye. You chose to stay silent.
Dear other well meaning white people searching for answers or next steps,
I can't speak for all black people, but I can speak for myself... And it's a total slap in the face when asked about what YOU can NOW do to put a stop to the bullshit we've been trying to get you to see for decades.
You're finally "woke," so that's a great starting place. But, I refuse to waste time curating lists upon lists of steps for YOU to follow to put an end to something that your ancestors started, and, by basking in your privilege, YOU kept thriving. This is YOUR time to take some fucking initiative.
Besides not discounting another marginalized group's experience because "it's never happened to you," or making sure your trash ass relatives aren't saying racist ass shit, or acting on racist ass impulses, I honestly don't have any other advice to give.
In the meantime, I'll continue to write about the black experience, share cool shit that I'm reading or watching, and will raise my son to be a decent human being. But, all of the heavy lifting is on you.
Best of luck,
I referenced Isaiah 3:16 in a conversation I was having on Facebook today, and I feel the need to share the backstory again. It's long, but definitely worth the read.
About a year ago, God told me to stop what I was doing so we could talk. I got on my knees and started praying, not really knowing what to expect. He told me to turn to Isaiah 3:16 and read. Now, because I'm a bit of a heathen, and not too familiar with Bible scriptures, I thought it was a mistake...
Me: "You mean John 3:16, God?" (One of three verses I have memorized...)
Him: "No. You heard me right the first time."
So I read...
16. The LORD says, "The women of Zion are haughty, walking along with outstretched necks, flirting with their eyes, strutting along with swaying hips, with ornaments jingling on their ankles.
17. Therefore the Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs, And the LORD will make their foreheads bare."
18. In that day the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces...
SKIP TO VERSE 24 - He pretty much snatched all of their prized possessions away, haha.
24. Now it will come about that instead of sweet perfume there will be putrefaction; Instead of a belt, a rope; Instead of well-set hair, a plucked-out scalp; Instead of fine clothes, a donning of sackcloth; And branding instead of beauty.…
YOU GET THE POINT. BACK TO THE STORY...
Confused, I went back and started from verse 13.
13. The Lord takes his place in court; he rises to judge the people.
14. The Lord enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: “It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.
15. What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the face of the poor?" Declares the Lord GOD of hosts...
Stay with me...
So pretty much, God tasked a certain group of folks to lead His people to Him, but they did the opposite so He had to punish them. The leaders were rude, condescending, arrogant, mean-spirited, etc... He then made the folks who were being oppressed rulers over the oppressors.
God showed me these scriptures during a time when I was getting a big head about gaining an audience from my writing. All of a sudden the gift he awarded me with was used to make me feel as if I were better than others. And even though I never voiced any of this out loud, I definitely thought it. And He knew that because He knows everything, haha.
God then told me that if I didn't get it together, and use the gift He gave me to speak truth and positivity into His people's lives the way He intended, He would strip it all away. And that He wouldn't take me any further in my journey UNTIL I ACTED LIKE I HAD SOME SENSE ABOUT MYSELF.
I say that to say this...
God blesses us with our gifts and talents. You either use it for Him - with authenticity and love - or He won't hesitate to take them away. He does not play when it comes to His children.
When I read the Kim Burrell bit, I felt bad for her. I was in the same boat as her when God gave me my reality check. I wasn't out here alienating folks, but I was being pretty haughty.
Kim took God's word and - whether subconsciously or with malicious intent - attempted to "ruin His vineyard." But, she's not the only one... Preachers across the world tailor sermons to target and alienate God's children all of the time. They were tasked to speak God's word and lead people to Him. Not with finger-pointing-theatrics, but with love and sincerity. Not to alienate and demonize, but to build up and inspire. But with fame, fortune and the notoriety that comes with the platform, can also birth haughtiness - a recipe for disaster, and totally against everything that God is.
Now, I'm no expert, but I do know how to read. And you see what happened to the last group of leaders who "ruined God's vineyard..."