On my day off, I decided to take a quick ride up to Flint being its close proximity to my own town. In the past, I’ve heard numerous folk tales about Flint being the murder capital behind Detroit or the fact that Flint is rarely spoken about in the media for anything positive, so a road trip was necessary to observe what all the media hype was about .
Arriving in Flint, the first thing that I observed other than the gigantic water tower, is the massive buildings within the downtown area . There are cobblestone streets , two massive rival university campuses and even a Farmer’s Market . There’s two communal structures for the residents (YMCA and YWCA) which express the need for racial eradication and then the aesthetically pleasing Flint River with numerous buttresses and Aqueducts that admonish the beautification of the area . Even as I pull over at the nearest BP gas station , I am the only black guy to be pumping my gas while surrounded by twelve delighted Caucasian men..
Then it hit me…I’m not actually in Flint…I’m in Flint-to-be.
Cases of Bottled water stand ready for disbursement outside a Flint, MI Church
See as I decided to drive six miles south to the beginning of Flint and the old excavated site where the General Motors plant used to be , off of Lippincourt Boulevard and Atherton Road , there is a very different Flint ; the real Flint . Abandoned homes, liquor-guns-pawn shops all in unison like a church choir . Speaking of churches , they’ve now become the refugee station, where bottled water is simultaneously dropped off and received to gracious inhabitants who seemingly weren’t even in existence of my mind frame until I departed from the shadows of Downtown Flint.
These discarded negroes…many satisfactory in appearance , affably retrieving bottles of Aquafina and Dasani as rations in order to fulfill their daily or weekly quota for survival ; it begins to snow outside. The further deep into Flint that I traveled , the more I observed something so familiarly similar to most desecrated neighborhoods that I’ve visited ; nothingness.
It is blatantly obvious that after Center Road and the beginning of Lippincourt Boulevard , that something of precedence commenced . As a matter of fact , since 1999 , when the layoff of 77,000 workers was initiated by General Motors , this something began to transpire …
Similar to Chicago, Baltimore, Ferguson, and New Orleans, a negro Auschwitz existed . A land mass that not only existed for temporary investment but to be vacated for permanent and historical gentrification along with genetic annihilation. These new negroes… Ultimately were The offspring of proud fathers and mothers who broke their backs aimlessly in order to provide a level of financial sustainability in a city’s whose intent was to provide an interim fix to an indefinite mindset; they never saw it coming . And like often times throughout history , the same individuals whom strip humanity from the alleged miscreants, are the same ones to innocently creep back and apply a level of mental salve to ease the traumatic pain…
Seven miles north, I converse with a Caucasian resident who states that “homes must be improved for the sake of Flint’s preservation– this is an investment that I won’t be denied “. He’s right , he won’t be denied . Perhaps this reluctant catastrophic water event was not only planned but awaited upon , because the city was becoming way to dirty; it required an ethnic cleansing …
Speaking of…next week is the anniversary of Slobodan Milosevic’s trial in The Hague for war crimes against humanity . Maybe that’s why there’s limited press in Flint … Because if we were to charge folk with war crimes in this city as well as this country, then The Hague’s jail cells would be overcrowded with the same proprietors who caused overcrowded within Flint’s jail cells during its initial decline…
Look here, Uncle Ben. We all are aware you was selected to be that house nigger servant candidate to run in the primaries for President of these so-called United States. But, seriously, this is a reality check that you clearly aren’t prepared for. Uncle Ben, you really believe that all the bullshit that you was spewing out your mouth wasn’t going to get fact-checked, scrutinized, researched and investigated? You may have those backwards ass Christian devils fooled on most of the bullshit you were talking about, but the average citizen with some kind of a brain knew you are full of rhinoceros feces.
I do get the point that all politicians lie, flub about their backgrounds, exaggerate their past, or divert the truth about themselves. I mean one of our greatest hypocritical, habitual professional liars is former Secretary Hillary Clinton. She smoothed through denials about her personal e-mail history at a Congressional hearing, under oath, for eleven hours straight without even breaking a sweat! And here’s your punk ass crying at the media being “too hard” on your just because they found some contradictions to shit that you said in the past.
Truthfully, it isn’t the lying that bothers me at all. It is what you are lying about and the reason behind those lies. Even Donald Trump outwardly questioned why the hell would anyone running for President would actually brag about once being a thug from the streets? Brother, you are from the hard streets of Detroit that made it out successfully to become a famous neurosurgeon who happens to be Black. That in itself is worthy of bragging rights and encouragement for those trying to make it out the hood that it is possible.
What we do not need is you bragging about how much of a hooligan, a troubled thug that you were when none of that shit is even true. Everyone that knew you back in the day stated you never been in any fights, you never caused any trouble, and especially you never tried to stab someone. It is ridiculous to even brag about how “hood” you used to be. But the thing that bothered me is this façade of the past is purely to appease those white evangelicals who loves a story about a black savage converted to white Jesus, and forever be a servant to white supremacy. And this is the whole reason behind these lies. Even the tale where your sell-out, Uncle Tom, spit shoe-shining, tap dancing ass tried to save white people by hiding during the Detroit riots of ’68 after MLK got assassinated was a flat out lie.
What’s messed up about this tall-tale (when the probable truth was you were at home hiding in a closet scared) is that you are basically stating by any means necessary you are willing to defend and protect white supremacy, even during the time of Black revolution. You openly admitted where you prefer to stand, and even that is a lie because you are a punk, emasculated sell-out that will quiver when under pressure. This has been proven by your disjointed reaction towards the media’s questioning.
If you cannot even handle the media, how the hell are you going to deal with leaders of foreign land? How the hell are you going to deal with issues within our own nation when shit hits the fan? You ass is going to punk out. All that fake gangsta tales of the past, your fake offer to West Point to suggest you was trill enough to be a Commander and Chief one day, all the fake tales about you willing to protect your cracker-ass “Massa’s” will not save you from getting exposed.
This shit truly pisses me off.
Note: I personally dislike attacking another Black man, especially one who earned his success through the struggle that he had to endure trying to survive in Detroit, but his candidacy and the possibility of being the GOP nominee for the general election is problematic for our people. Granted, our people do have skepticism about President Obama, some of it truly justifiable (many of it ludicrous when putting in actual context and circumstance with understanding how local and federal government branches work).
We should be very careful who is going to be our next POTUS. Ben Carson is Black by color only. He is not nor ever willing to consider fighting for our causes. His lies showcases a disgusting stereotype about our people, our Black men, are nothing but savages and only Jesus will convert them.
So, in a nutshell, FUCK YOU, Uncle Ben Carson. You as the face of this primary election, in both Republican and Democratic, is a disgrace for our people.
I came across the infographic below and HAD to share it. It seems we have money for everything – except what matters… education, health and welfare, and sustainable energy.
Now when I look at this with just my Black people lenses on .. I notice that the top category for Black people (if skewed by race ) would be “Anything Asian – chinese food, weaves, clothes, and hair care products.”
I am on a real kick to promote #BlackMoneyMatters … because.. well… it does.
You want our LIVES to matter? Then understand that regardless of how you think the world should be, you must operate on how it IS… and in these days and times, your financial health is the barometer of your life points.
Sad but true.
In the immortal and timeless words of the prophets of everything holy, the Wu-Tang Klan
1. Obey your gut instinct. If something feels wrong, it usually is.
Follow the money.
Enter Al Sharpton.
Growing up, I never paid the Reverend Al Sharpton much attention. Guilty of looking at him once or twice, I soon decided that he was full of shit, and therefore, undeserving of my attention units. I moved on to scholars and persons I deemed worthy of my respect.
That was a grave mistake.
I should have been paying attention.
After over three decades sharing the national spotlight, the former protégé of the Rev. Jesse Jackson has come into his own.
Sharpton, or ‘CI-7’ as he is known in FBI circles, (more on that later) is the host of “Keepin’ It Real with Al Sharpton” and of MSNBC’s Politics Nation, has re-invented himself from the obese, gold medallion, tracksuit wearing, storefront street preacher we all knew him as, and somehow positioned himself as one of President Obama’s chief advisors on issues concerning the Black community.
“The White House sees Sharpton as useful in reaching out to an important constituency.” –Kathleen Sebelius, Health & Human Services Secretary, 2010.
Reading between the lines, the astute observer could ascertain “useful” meaning ‘tool’. Obama administration officials appear regularly on Sharpton’s shows, and the president himself spoke at Sharpton’s ‘National Action Network’ annual fundraiser in 2011*, which was seen by some as an attempt to repair relations within the African-American community, before the Presidents successful re-election bid. Sharpton’s close relationship with the White House has paid off, (literally) resulting in a more respectable, higher profile for the Rev. Al. Coincidently, four months after President Obama’s appearance at the National Action Network’s event, Sharpton was named host of MSNBC’s ‘Politics Nation’.
“We need to try to solve our problems & not expect the President to advocate for us.” –Al Sharpton, in defense of President Obama, on his radio show, “Keepin’ It Real” with Al Sharpton
Excuse me?! Then what the fuck did I vote for?
Which brings me to this week’s news. “Rev. Al Sharpton Calls for Emergency Meeting To Address ‘Appalling’ All-White Oscar Nominees”-Yahoo News, Business Insider, 1/15/15
Addressing the fact that all 2015 Academy Award nominees were white, Sharpton released a statement declaring his intention to hold an “emergency meeting” in Hollywood with his taskforce to consider possible protest against the Academy. Usually, the standard tactic Sharpton uses come right out of the old Jesse Jackson playbook: Threaten boycotts and protests aimed at the organization whom Sharpton has targeted into either making a donation to his National Action Network or coercing them into hiring Sharpton as a consultant. (Topansky, American Thinker 4/16/12) In his press release regarding the all-white Academy nominees, Sharpton stated: “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets.” Same old Al.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE MAD: The fact that in 2015, a Black man still has a perm. Seriously. Also, that a person with Sharpton’s long history of obvious self-serving moral deficiencies and habit of using inflammatory language, is continuously given a platform to represent the Black community. (Coincidence?) It is a fact that Hollywood is predominately White, and thus, Sharpton’s “concerns” appear valid. However, considering the source, you also have to consider his (and his handler’s) true intentions. The Reverend is about getting paid, and rather shameless about it. His comments are almost always divisive, causing tensions in situations that are already volatile.
“I Told Him to Be Careful, I Just Knew That He’s Always Been a Hustler.” Activist Kwame Brathwaite
Except for the Mike Brown funeral, where he was sent at the request of the Obama administration to appeal for calm… Coincidence? There are many in the Black community who view Al Sharpton as an opportunist, and in revolutionary circles, much worse. Sharpton has admitted that he did work for the government, but has always denied informing on Black revolutionaries (presumably because they were smart enough not to trust him).
In April of last year, The Smoking Gun acquired documents revealing Sharpton worked as an FBI informant as early as 1983. Reportedly, Sharpton was involved recording members of the Genovese and Gambino crime families, resulting in several convictions. In a 1988 interview given to ‘Newsday’ Magazine, activist Ahmed Obafemi recalls meeting with Sharpton in 1983, when Sharpton approached him “to set up a meeting” with fugitive Assata Shakur, considered one of the highest ranking officers of the Black Liberation Army. Initially, Sharpton approached activist Kwame Brathwaite. Brathwaite informed Obafemi of Sharpton’s offer to “donate” 50,000 to Assata Shakur, on the condition that the “donors” (unnamed Black Panthers) be able to meet Shakur. “I told him (Obafemi) to be careful, I just knew that he’s (Sharpton) always been a hustler.”
So, I’m wondering… after admittedly being a government informant for a number of years, & giving testimony against the notoriously violent Genovese & Gambino crime families that resulted in a number of convictions… What makes Al Sharpton so special? Why isn’t he dead? Is he still working for the Fed?
Sadly, I think I just answered my own question. – E.L. Walker #Historyrepeatsitself #becausemotherfuckersdon’tlistenorread #Igotalotmorequestions
Sources:Newsday Magazine, 9/21/1988 American Thinker, 4/16/12 New York Daily News, 4/13/14 Wikipedia.org, 1/17/15
* Note: most of the donations taken in that night went to pay for the massive fines Sharpton and the N.A.N. received from the I.R.S. Sharpton and the N.A.N. has been investigated numerous times.