In the grand scope of this mockery of democracy we currently find ourselves in, I could unleash a 300 page dissertation of “I Told You So”. Today however, I will sit beside you and attempt to ease your befuddlement.
I took time away to process life, Changes had to made and the obvious outcome was not in my favor. So watching America tear itself apart under Trump made everything seem normal. It took me a while to get it. I got used to watching community affiliations blame other community affiliations for non community involvement in a community that averages 25% voter turnout in any given election. Afro-Woke Folks vs Church Folk vs Muslim vs LGBT. It was like the pots calling the kettles black all over social media. I guess Trump getting elected and the blatant racism was the shock everybody needed to realize shit was getting real. When shit gets real, people panic.
When shit gets real, you have to change!
Things got super real for me in 2018. I changed jobs. This forced me to go from day shift to afternoons. I am now Divorced. Not the horror story most go through, Thanks to my loving friend of the past 15yrs, but bone-jarring to my being none the less. I changed locations, missed events, even my diet changed. I am quite sure my Best Friend Phette is pretty damn close to taking me out back and putting me out of my misery like an old mutt! However, slowly but surely. I started feeling something like myself again. A little mutated by life’s boots to my ass but stronger because of it. Things are coming together. You will see in upcoming projects. I am owning my shit and taking charge. I had to change or die.
The African-American community has got to change. The Clinton vs Trump Election exposed every flaw in Afro-America. All the loudest, most unintelligent of us managed to shout over logic and wisdom. It was as if Afro-America in its response to an unpopular Hilary Clinton and obvious clown Donald Trump was to panic and unleash our own clowns. The bad part about our clowns is the fact they like to turn on each other. Nobody built any connections nor co-sponsored anything across any religion or belief. A lot of missed opportunities for unity but our clowns don’t want that. They effectively kept Black folk fighting Black folk for likes on social media to their dumbass videos.
The African-American Community must own its shit!
We have to own our shit and let these people go. We have to let go of the excuses. Especially the “The White man did… ” or “They wont let us..” common ones. Gotta vote and encourage the wisest and most honorable among us to run for office regardless of individual religion or social belief. there have to be some hands across beliefs if there is to be any further African-American movement in America. This change in African-American thinking will foster a stronger African-American collective. The change will require that African-Americans actually become a whole lot more respectful and tolerant of each other when we couldn’t be further apart. We don’t have time to mess around on this one.
Holla If Your Hear Me!
P. S. Time for the NAACP to get off its ass and get in the GAME!