BLACK LIVES MATTER

NO LIVES CAN MATTER IF BLACK LIVES DON’T. RACISM ISN’T JUST WRONG AND UN-NATURAL, IT’S UGLY, HURTFUL AND IGNORANT. WE ARE ALL MEMBERS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND WHEN YOU ARE RACIST TOWARDS PEOPLE OF ANY COLOR, YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON GOD. HERE’S A HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT FOR YOU: GO OUT AND FIND SOME BLACK PEOPLE AND GET TO KNOW THEM. I’LL BET YOU ANYTHING, THAT IF YOU ARE OPEN AND SINCERE AND IF YOU TAKE THE TIME TO KNOW THEM AS HUMAN BEINGS, YOU WILL FIND THAT THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST LOVING, LOYAL, PEACEFUL, INTELLIGENT AND GRACEFUL PEOPLE EVER TO SET FOOT ON PLANET EARTH. THE BLACK PEOPLE I HAVE KNOWN IN MY LIFE WOULD GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF THEIR BACKS AND PUT FOOD IN YOUR MOUTH IF YOU ARE HUNGRY. IT IS ONLY HATRED AND IGNORANCE THAT KEEPS SOME OF YOU FROM REALIZING THAT MOST BLACK PEOPLE HAVE NO HATE IN THEIR HEART, DESPITE 400+ YEARS OF OPPRESSION, BIGOTRY, VIOLENCE AND HATE FROM THE GREATER SOCIETY. TO THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO OPPOSE OR CRITICIZE IN ANY WAY THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, YOU ARE LITERALLY THE PROBLEM. DO YOU EVER ASK YOURSELF WHY IT BOTHERS YOU THAT BLACK PEOPLE WANT EQUALITY AND JUSTICE? WHY WOULDN’T THEY? PEOPLE LIKE YOU CAN NOT EVEN PUT YOURSELF IN A BLACK PERSONS’ SHOES FOR ONE MOMENT. IF YOU HAD ANY DECENCY AT ALL, IT WOULD MAKE YOU CRY TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THE GREATER SOCIETY HAS DONE TO THEM. OUR SOCIETY HAS MADE THEM LESS-THAN-HUMAN AND MADE THEM FIGHT FOR EVERY SCRAP. WE HAVE ENSLAVED THEM FOR OUR OWN GREED AND IMPRISONED THEM FOR OUR OWN PROFIT. WE HAVE ALLOWED OUR POLICE TO ALL BUT HUNT THEM IN THE STREETS AND WE HAVE MADE GENERATIONS OF THEIR CHILDREN FATHERLESS. AND NOW THEY’VE HAD ENOUGH AND EVEN NOW THEY SIMPLY PROTEST PEACEFULLY, WHEN THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO ATTACK US. YOU THINK THEY ARE GOING TOO FAR? NO, MY FRIEND, THEY HAVEN’T GONE FAR ENOUGH. WHEN THEY ARE SAFE TO WALK OUR STREETS, WHEN THEY CAN HAVE THE SAME JOBS AS WE DO, WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER IMPRISONED AND EXPLOITED, WHEN THEIR BABIES ARE AS LOVED AND CHERISHED AND PROTECTED AS WHITE BABIES, THEN MAYBE IT WILL BE ENOUGH. UNTIL THAT DAY, I HOPE THEY FIGHT. I HOPE THEY RAGE AND STRUGGLE AND SCREAM OUT FOR JUSTICE. IF THEY ATTACK THE WHITE AUTHORITY AND ESTABLISHMENT…SO BE IT. THE WHITE MASTERS HAVE CHOSEN THE GAME. WHITE RACISM NEARLY DESTROYED OUR GREAT LAND BEFORE, BUT IT WILL NOT TRIUMPH. THERE ARE TENS OF MILLIONS OF GOOD PEOPLE WHO WILL STAND RIGHT BESIDE OUR BLACK FRIENDS AND THEIR STRUGGLE IS OUR STRUGGLE. I PRAY YOU WILL FALL ON YOUR KNEES RIGHT NOW AND ASK GOD FOR THE WISDOM TO KNOW GOOD FROM EVIL. I PRAY YOU WILL FALL TO YOUR KNEES AND BEG FORGIVENESS AND I PRAY YOU WILL LEARN TO SAY THEIR NAMES…BREONNA TAYLOR, GEORGE FLOYD, TRAYVON MARTIN, LAMAR SMITH, REV. GEORGE LEE, EMMETT TILL, JOHN EARL REESE, MALCOLM LITTLE, FREDDY GREY, WILLIE EDWARDS, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ,MACK PARKER, HERBERT LEE, ROMAN DUCKSWORTH JR. , MEDGAR EVERS, ADDIE MAE COLLINS, DENISE MCNAIR, CAROLE ROBERTSON, CYNTHIA WESLEY, VIRGIL WARE, LOUIS ALLEN, BOTHAM JEAN, DANIEL PRUDE, DAMIEN DANIELS,DIJON KIZZEE, TRAYFORD PELLERIN,SEAN REED, TAMIR RICE, MICHAEL BROWN, STEPHON CLARK, ANTWON ROSE, DEON KAY, DAVID MCATEE, YASSIN MOHAMED, FINAN BIRHE, STEVEN TAYLOR, ARIANE MCCREE, TERRANCE FRANKLIN, MILES HALL, DARIUS TRAVER, WILLIAM GREEN, SAMUEL MALLARD, KWAME JONES, DE’VON BAILEY, CRISTOPHER WHITFIELD, ANTHONY HILL, BRANDON WEBBER, JIMMY ATCHINSON, WILLIE MCCOY, DANTE PARKER…..

AND MANY, MANY MORE.

MAY YE REST IN THE ARMS OF THE LORD FOREVERMORE.

-SHASTACOUNTYWARS