Pocketing off our Pain
I’m in a quandary. Should I just scream? Should I cry? Should I write? Should I and more should I’s… I have so much to say but… but nothing seems to come out…
We are in a depth of despair. We seem to forget our frailty. We lose sight of our vapor-like attribute, here today and diffused tomorrow, soon to be remembered no more. We hate as though we are better than our counterparts. We fight each other, we oppress each other, and we kill each other.
In regards to Rodney King, George Floyd, and all the other social injustices and the tragic plight that we’ve had to endure… looting is not the answer. Never has been and never will. Burning buildings, vandalizing, and robbing stores is NOT the answer! For far too long our voices for justice have echoed into the silence, fallen on deaf ears. Rather than speaking louder to be heard, we seek to take this time to pocket off our pain. We can’t win the fight against crime with crime but we can win hate over with love.
How do you expect to be heard if you won’t speak up? You want Chanel and Louis Vuitton bags? EARN IT! Don’t utilize the death and the injustice that was done to George Floyd to heist luxury. Once more, we haven’t been able to come together on a common objective. LUXURY seems to be worth more than JUSTICE these past few days. “Riots”, “Crime”, “Thugs” are the taglines that will forever be connected to the narrative of George Floyd. Shame on you!
SHAME ON YOU if you opted out from protesting for a better America to acquire a Rolex watch.
SHAME ON YOU if you are blinded to the reality and nuances of racism in America. It is a pity if you can overlook this democracy’s hypocrisy. They claim to pledge their allegiance to “liberty and justice for all” but have yet to conform to it.
SHAME ON YOU… if you choose to turn a deaf ear to the echoes of pain inflicted on black people for centuries.
SHAME ON YOU … if you feel that colored people don’t “belong” in certain establishments nor have earned their basic human rights to obtain a fair trial.
SHAME ON YOU… if you’ve abandoned and steered clear of interracial relationships due to a deep-seated feeling of dislike on the matter.
SHAME ON YOU… if you have murdered unarmed and handcuffed civilians. If you have killed them even while they were running for their lives because you were threatened by the color of their skin.
SHAME ON YOU if you don’t see the THICK line between privileges offered to whites and privileges denied to Blacks.
SHAME ON YOU for silencing your voice.
SHAME ON YOU for watching your fellow police officer murder a civilian and dare to conceal the truth.
Dare I say it? SHAME ON US
SHAME ON US FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE
SHAME ON US… IF WE DON’T FIGHT FOR JUSTICE!!!
You want justice???? EARN IT! Our voices must be heard. Our pain must end. We must join forces together. Let’s march on and amplify the message, like our ancestors have done. March with us. The “Dream” still has yet to be realized…
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal … transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice… black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”