The Aftermath of Kavanaugh

I, and so many, are currently walking with so much internalized rage due to the direction this country has taken because of the fact that we had a progressive black president. We live and function with so much rage.

I was borne into a world that told me we were Martin Luther King’s dream come true. That finally, after centuries of systemic torture, we lived in a post racial society. I was raised to believe that if you dream you can achieve. I believed in conviction. But this world today mocks my naïveté.

It’s hard living in a world that goes out of its way to negate my existence. It’s a silly world focused on trivial manners. It was all so simple once. Our ancestors were carefree. We don’t know what freedom is.

I have my own goals and dreams that’s hard enough to pull of in a stable society. I want to achieve my purpose and stay focused. But I wonder about the rebels of revolutions past…

They didn’t enter this world with overturning ruling classes as their goal. Their dream lives too were derailed due to conflicts out of their control. Eventually, they were forced to take action in the face of impossible odds.

People don’t fold to oppression, it’s against human nature. The moment comes when tides turn and empires are challenged. Tea ends up in harbors. Slave ships get taken over by its captives. Medieval fortresses get ran up on.

I do believe we are descending upon the horizon of a historic revolution. You can’t double down on centuries of injustice, greed, and unbridled hatred and think things will keep carrying on as is. I look forward to our grandchildren however, because it won’t be us.

We internalized the propaganda that this place is the greatest country on earth and can’t undo it. We think this system is efficient although historically it’s neglected and taken advantage of millions of lives and we don’t want to come to grips with that. We want our dreams and can’t unsee it or abandon it.

I’m no revolutionary. But I can’t deny that it’s coming because hope never folds. Not under any circumstances.

“When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” – Victor Hugo

(Still vote though!)

– Carefree Maroon

SC Votes to Take the Confederate Flag Down, But Will They Drop Bree Newsome’s Charges?

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South Carolina lawmakers have finally voted to remove the confederate flag from their capital. This is great news, but I can’t help but feel underwhelmed because it is just common sense to me. To be honest, I am trying to understand why the confederate flag hasn’t been banned nationally altogether. This is not a states’ issue; it is an issue that permeates across this nation. Why hasn’t a treacherous battle flag that evokes trauma for black people been banned ages ago? I guess that’s a dumb question with a simple answer: because racism. It is an American tradition. The fact that we have to even discuss what this flag represents disgusts me and I do not have time for it. If people refuse to even get past the simple truth that the confederate flag represents concentrated white supremacy, then how are we going to discuss the foundational errors of this country? How will we reach that point reasonably? But kudos, to South Carolina for taking the flag down – but only to an extent. That damned flag would have waved on with no remorse had Bree Newsome not taken matters into her own hands. And that brings me to another point…

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Lupe Fiasco Gets Real in Open Letter to White Supremacy: “You Are Regular”

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<> at Hollywood Palladium on October 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Give yourself a treat and read this amazing and informative letter to White Supremacy written by Lupe Fiasco. Oh, Lupe. I haven’t been this excited about something you’ve done since The Cool. But this moment in black excellence really puts into words what people of color feel in regards to White Supremacy. It is absolutely regular. Take a look:

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Black People It’s Time for a Boycott: The Media Doesn’t Care About Us

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President Barack Obama has finally spoken. Since the moment I pulled the lever down in that voting booth to confirm my vote for the first black President I have yearned for him to have a candid discussion about race relations in America. But I was constantly reminded that Obama is America’s president and not just Black America’s president. That he was a politician and not an activist. He cannot speak solely for our community on a world stage because it would not be fair to the rest of the country. The real question is: Why have we accepted that we are undeserving of having our anguish exposed in relevant spaces and to the world?  When will we realize that to remain docile is to condone terrorism?

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America Is Playing Russian Roulette With Black Lives

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I have been carrying a lot of anger lately. My anger has been building up because there has not been any time for me to recover. These past few weeks, months, years, decades – centuries – have been spiritually exhausting and mentally taxing. But I have to give it to my people, for us to be so resilient and calm in the midst of our holocaust and attack of our characters is amazing to me. We should be ordained as saints for being such a shining example of patience and class in the face of this beastly society. For us to be hunted down and disenfranchised for generations and for us to still not have burned this country to the ground takes some serious discipline. Or maybe we are afraid of rising up because if we do America has the artillery and the gall to execute us in cold blood once and for all, something they’ve been waiting for according to the narrative I have been fed. You know what I am talking about.

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