Tuesday, December 15, 2020

What Next

 

December is here, and 2021 is near.  We are still battling the pandemic with the hopes that vaccination could soothe the destruction of America.  However, many of us are not quite sure of this vaccination. I’m talking about black people.  Throughout history, Black Americans have been the butt end of every experiment that has taken place. There is no need for examples because as you read this, I’m sure that a few come to mind.  I had to get right to the point because there is no need in sugar-coating any given subject during these perilous times.

 

Although the election is over, it won’t go away.  It keeps hovering over our heads like a bad hangover from the night out on the town.  It appears that the “45” is planning a coup d’├ętat, and everyone seems to be okay with it. American seems to be going the same route as Korea before they were split in half in 1945.  If you never knew what happens during a coup, check out Siam’s history, now known as Thailand.  American is not ready for that, and it would be a blood bath. 

 

For my life, I cannot fathom why people are not concentrating on what is essential; COVID and the existence of mankind.  This pandemic has taken lives and left people homeless and penniless through unemployment. Sickness is sweeping through the city as a sandstorm in the desert.  We have people suffering from mental illness and depression, racism, sexism, and any other isms you can think of. Children are being caged, and the young girl’s generation is being dissipated by the government’s hand; instant hysterectomies.   Instead of joining forces to make the world better, people follow a mad man, destroying what is left of an already broken society. 

 

What will it take to get America to a happy place? If you are a person of color, it never really was a place filled with blissfulness.  Since slavery, black people have always been buttonholed, and it seems as if it will not ever end.  So, are you looking forward to 2021?  Are you working to make it better?  Have you thought about the future of your people?  Will you trust to take the vaccination?  Will you help those in need?  Are you willing to fight for what is truth?  Are you ready to fight against the desolation of the forty-five’s Smaug?

 

Think about it.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

How do we overcome


It’s been almost two years since my last blog.  I haven’t had the time or patience to write—however, this time, I had to make an omission.  Maybe I will make an exception and blog at least once a week.  In our present society, there is no rest for the weary.  Whenever I awake, there is something new occurring.  The world is beginning to weigh heavily on my heart, mind, and spirit. It enables me to communicate with my peers.


I remember over thirty-five years ago when I heard the songs in school, “We shall overcome.”  It seems to me that it hasn’t occurred as of yet.  I would often hear people at church praying and thanking their Jesus for a better day – church members singing peace be still.  Peace has not yet come.  When will we stop yearning and dreaming about change?  What are we to do now?  How are we going to get back to the normal that we never had?  Never.  There is no justice and no peace.

          
As I periodically watch the news to hear the latest update on COVID-19, low and behold, I hear about the death of a young woman – shot in her apartment while she was asleep.  Next, I hear of a young man, gun downed by two people who call themselves protecting the neighborhood.  Okay. I’m feeling agitated now.  The next horrific incident I see is a man choked to death, begging for his life.  The agony lasted for eight minutes and forty-six seconds.  That is the time I will not ever forget.  Eight forty-six plays over and over in my mind.   By the way, I could only watch that video one time.  I could not endure to see it again.


After the death of this man, I now see protesters marching for justice – all across the globe. There have been countless times when I’ve heard of some black person shot to death either through by police or some ordinary fool that states he is standing his ground.  I’ve lived as a recluse before the pandemic and these senseless murders.  Now the question presents itself as to what are we going to do?  What should we do?  Is protesting enough?  Of course not.  It will not ever be.  Will black people ever be respected?  Never and black people need to get it in their heads that they need to come together and make decisions.  


Right before the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr passed on, he realized that he led his people into an alley that they will not surpass. MLK realized there is one key ingredient to making this world better for black people and people of color, but we need to be steadfast and stick together.  Is it violence? Not necessarily so, but it will require sacrifice. It is time for blackout days. That is the sacrifice.  If we are not willing to make that sacrifice, these bullets will continue to hit us daily.

                                                                       
                                                             Think about it