….and this is the misnomer my friends. To know who you are at a time when that’s crucial, is to know the path of resistance that equals your existence and your ‘stay’ in life. We all come from varied backgrounds, yet some of us cannot relate to the backgrounds of others who may be less fortunate. The learning is to understand cultures and difference, but it cannot boil down to who has, and who doesn’t. Instead, the focus is to avoid judgement that creates inferiority, and it surely can’t be a feeling of self-worth. How you feel about yourself must be the mental infrastructure that sustains and galvanizes. It will be the strengthening of that connection to carry you forward and beyond the scope of ‘what was, to what is, and what could surely be.’
As I think often about my day-to-day, that thought begins with my purpose. My purpose is definable only by the seriousness of my intent. To only want because it happens to be the ‘fashion’ of the day is simply not enough. To answer the questions of relevance simply to respond to what is expected, is still not enough. That sincere examination of self that is laced with pure honesty, must be the force behind the intent to persevere. As the notion of perseverance speaks to the refusal of merely being tolerated, should ignite a refusal to become unmovable. Being steadfast, used in the same breath of persevering, is that icing on the cake of creation, your creation. There is nothing worse than accepting mediocrity due to the battles of ‘old,’ and at the hands of other biased surveyors. Finding ways to thrive in a society that wishes to write people of color off as ongoing causalities by seeing us as obstacles for selfish gain, beckons the question of why!? It is therefore the ‘why’s in this lifecycle that garners a collective reality that continues to scream insufferable indignation on all levels in order to control, minimize, and destroy generations.
If you haven’t noticed, generations have been eliminated for the past 400 hundred years, but yet we rise. Incarceration, the removal of educational opportunities, the lack of sustainable employment are the life-lines to that control. Any steps made to brush off this radical persecution has been carefully planned for centuries. However, it has now come down to an individualized effort to find that life sustenance that keeps our crowns properly mounted. To be strong, the ‘roots’ of a tree must be maintained and void of compromised earthly synergy. An earthly presence to those ‘roots’ that have a long history of perceived defeat, is numbed by the retaliatory presence of a spiritual ally. It is nature calling to remind us of what’s important because even in death, even in poverty, can’t kill the reckoning of that which is destined to arrive.
The countless and unsolicitated deaths of young black men and women wreaks of hatred and undeniable evil, an evil that cripples and separates the true meaning of righteousness. These shootings for all intent and purposes are murders of convenience and perhaps even sport. For those responsible, choices were available, but instead, death was the choice made. When the killing of a human being is protected even though the victims are unharmed, the idea of imminent danger is NOT a defense.
It would help me if an explanation could be entered as to why blacks are hated so much? How can someone be judged and overwhelmingly catagorized as vile, evil and lazy? Color should not be the tool to eliminate or denigrate just because the ability to do so is available. Turn about can happen in the time it takes for the human heart to beat. Nothing stays the same forever, and nothing beats the truth over a lie. It behooves all who oppress to see yourselves as mere humans like everyone else. No one should have this monopoly over another simply to keep them bound to a society whose wish is only to deprive, control, and kill.
This immoral leprosy connected to these governing bodies that has invaded this country is disgustingly shameful and has stained the moral compass of what this America needs to represent. Corruption, greed, racial bigotry, and mental governmental ineptness, are the ‘calling cards’ of this governing populous. As the America I grew up in has vanished, my perspective on life and the mechanics of government is still intact because I still understand what a true democratic process should look like, but the hypocrisy currently being practiced by #45, is baffling, nontraditional, and void of common decency because what’s said can’t be believed! The promises made won’t be kept, and deceit is the ‘custom-made suit’ of today worn by too many.