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America's Biggest Racist: Gerry Mander

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Gerrymandering is the drawing of voter districts in a way which minimizes the political power of the foe. In Florida and Alabama, congressional districts resemble absurdly designed puzzle pieces as minorities are packed into as few districts as possible

It is only because of over a century of racist vote fraud that Republicans are senators in Alabama.  Gerrymandering is egregious in Bama while neglectful has been Obama.

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America’s most gerrymandered districts

America’s most gerrymandered congressional districts


 

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Gerrymandering on trial in Alabama and Florida

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2014/06/gerrymandering-on-trial-in-alabama-and-florida/

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119019/civil-rights-movement-going-reverse-alabama

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Flying Free

I woke up at 12 this morning -

To the sound of Uruguayan bells ringing,

Harmlessly to the sound of sanity.


That ovulating smell,

Surfaced the room, cruising

Like a careless dream.


Into the crack den, those krooked curses live.

Surfacing like snakes, tormenting us

With their poisoned apples.


“Go on, take a bite,”

“It won’t hurt you.”


Expand your mind, thats what they say.

Learn and expand. Sitting there on their thrones,

Like courted angels, fallen from the depths of heaven,

To play persecutor to us. The free.


Discriminate.

Persecute.

        Survive.


Learn.

           fffffffffff Expand.

fdddddddddddddd Divide.


“Go on, take a bite,”

“It won’t hurt you.”



I used to think racism was racist,

But it’s not. It’s just a word,

Like and, or if, or but,

Or fuck.

They’re all just words really.

Harmless little words.

 

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Ain't I Black by Elliott J. Curry

“Ain’t I Black”

by

Elliott Justin Curry

Today, I want to challenge the questioning of a fact
My character and ethnic orientation is often under attack
They question the way I carry myself, in particular the way I act
To clarify, folks say the way I act is white…not black.
But when I look in the mirror, my complexion still in tact
I ask the question….”Aint I black”

Blame me because my verbs agree with my nouns
Criticize me because of the education that I have found
Get jealous cause I am destined, and bound
While you are busy hating, you never get off the ground
Yes, I am proud of me and I love the way my voice sounds
Challenge what you want, and make a mountain out of a mound
You can even dance around the fact but….”Aint I Black”

Okay speaking hypothetically
If I look at my brothers pathetically
If I think we need attention medically
I don’t think we get it right educationally
Should I handle that lackadaisically,
If you missed it that means lazily
Some folks are content and say just let it be
But because I demand change, drastically
I can because its my own, and I refuse to go passively
Not lacking melanin, but I still think tactically
Let me phrase it brashly
“Aint I black”

My people need something like a cultural injection
A reminder of what our forefathers endured for our generation’s protection
Because I feel this way, some say I lack affection
Sometimes I’ll chooses a classical selection
Does that mandate my racial direction?
I am not an agent and this requires no detection
Ain’t I black

Both black and white agree that I act like the latter
This used to bother me and it used to matter
Now I just laugh at the foolish chatter
Keep on talking, while my pockets get fatter
Instead of congratulate, my brothers would rather
Question who I am, make assumptions that make me madder
Than a squirrel without nuts to gather
With all of this being stated, nothing else to be debated
Its been mandated….
Aint I black

No I don’t need your affirmative action
I won’t give you a reason to say I got it because of this reaction
No, I worked hard to reach this level of satisfaction
I wont allow you to use simple arithmetic like subtraction
To take away what I have created, me, the main attraction
I create my own, and I am not alone I have a faction
Don’t be surprised because I say this loud with passion
But…”Aint I black”

I have learned that the point of my existence
Is to challenge stereotypical views with persistence
While my own and whites alike may meet me with resistance
I keep one thing in tact
Ain’t I Black

When its all said and done,
When that fat bitch has sung her last song,
It’s just me....
Me
It’s Just me gazing in a pond to see my reflection
I scratch my flaring nostrils to get some satisfaction
I rub my wool like hair, just to check, and I like the reaction
I am never surprised of my glowing chocolate complexion
This alone reiterates the fact
“Aint I Black”

Author's Notes/Comments: 

In today's society, everyone is too quick to judge. However, judging is not the problem, its the products of that judgement that inspired this poem. All too often, I was told "You are the whitest black guy I have ever met", "You act white", "You talk white", "You date white women don't you?", and so on. These statements are the products of a shallow brain. By growing up in North Florida, I was often critisized and stereotyped because of my attitude, grammar, and ambition. In most circles, these attributes would result in positive constructive critisism. However, they were used to make me question my own identity. Because of the stereotypes portrayed of black men, a black man conducting himself in a positive and productive manner is often critisized to be acting white! That enraged me for many reasons. But mainly, these types of statements show disrespect to my mother. You see, when you say that "I act white", you are saying all of the values and morals my mother instilled in me are not of my own. You are saying that I am acting out of my character. Which this is very much so not the case! I can go on and on, but I think the poem states it best. You can also check me out performing it on youtube.. http://youtu.be/MR7X8ACDTZQ

A Families Cry for Justice...#TrayvonMartin

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Excuse me for a second
While i catch my breath
Our son is dead
Shot down in the street
For wearing a hoodie
And being a young black man
Are you telling me
He dont deserve justice

Who was he hurting?
No one!
What crime was he committing?
None!
Being black is not a crime
So why is our son laying dead

I can still hear his screams
Just as you heard them
As he screamed for help
You looked him dead in the eye
And then you shot him
You took away our hero
Did you think we were just going to let that go

Trayvon risked his life to save his father's
From a burning house
Where he could have easily died
But God spared him
Only to have you
A racist muther f#$%
To come along and snatch our child's life
From him like a thief in the night

May God have mercy on your soul
But we will not go quietly
So hear our voices sing
Justice for Trayvon Martin
Gunned down for being black
You will not rest in peace
Justice must be served
Our son did not die for nothing
Trust me
The world sees you George
We know what you did
Why do you think the sheriff
Stepped down
Because he sees your guilty frown
Justice will be served

You can't hide for ever
Because you conscious
Is you judge
And i hope it make you pay the ultimate price
Save us all the trouble
Just pull the damn trigger George
Because you could have
Spared us the grief of loosing our son
We want go away Quietly
His cry will not be silenced
He begged for his life
Now we are begging for Justice

Racism is a reality
Our black men live with daily
Beaten down like a dog in the street
Why do they keep doing this Shit?
What is it that scare them so much?
About a black man,
His skin color
Or your ignorance
Of thinking that we all cause trouble

We live and learn to adjust to your cultures
We educate ourselves and our children
So that we can have a better chance of living
But what good does it do if all you see is skin color
Blinded by your fears and assumptions
Watch us closely as we rally together
Standing in line screaming for Justice
Trayvon we heard your screams
They want go away quietly
We will continue to fight
Justice for Trayvon Martian

Lord hear my cry
Cause I saw the hurt in his mother's eyes
Overwhelmed with pain and disbelief
To hear her young son's screams
For help..
They don't go unheard
My heart goes out to your family
As I scream Loud & Proud
Justice for Trayvon Martin

(c) 2012 Cassandra Evolutionsofpoetry Covington

Author's Notes/Comments: 

(note: These are not the personal views of Trayvon Martin’s family, I was compiled to write something after watching the Anderson show today)

White Man's Burden

Bring fourth ye white man’s burden
Bear arms to darkened slaves
On roads and paths and echoed laughs a new world we shall pave.

Don’t doubt the white man’s burden
It comes hither with good will.
Foot souls are sold for dark black gold beneath thee sandy hill.
Yet still when powered screens a play the devil's work is led astray
Enticing all who tread his path inviting men to walk the dark reminding
Them the eagles’ claws are sharper than an Arabs bark.

Please bear the white man’s burden
White men are shouting still
Your freedom is an inch away upon the grassy hill.
The burden is but yours to bear
The screen is fixed a gloomy stare
Ignore the red cloaked man a left
And bear the badge upon your chest
Do not for self and personal gain
Do this for land and country name
The flag will melt to black and white
If you don't fill your given right.
To slaughter all for expanding visions
To slice free will with a clean incision
Exercise plans with pristine precision

Fill ears with lies in a hope they'll listen…

You bear the White man’s burden.
Upon atrocity you pull the curtain
They know you are the serpent
And a prophecy fulfilled for certain.

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To Be Continued...

Being a citizen is not
the American Dream,
having rights are not
what they seem!
In many cases being
white is alright...
What of those that
are not?!
Voices of color with
stone cold hearts,
the hearts of the
departed and left
behind...
Blue eyes might open
doors, the color of
your skin might slam
doors in your face!
Minorities rise and
conquer!!
We are America's
Nightmare!!!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Racism will never die!!

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14 Causes Of War, 12 Kinds Of Censorship Of Antiwar Workers, False Flags

The writer has many beloved conservative  relatives and friends who do not share the opinions here.

 

14 Of Many Causes Of War

1. different religions' hatred for other faiths 

2. racist hatred

3. nationalism

4. petroplutocracy

5. drug lords and kidnappers (within and outside of intelligence services)

6. arms sales and other war profiteering

7. loanshark capitalism 

8. empire building.. land acquisition

9. generals and mercenaries attracted to violence

10. generals soldiers and mercenaries attracted to the ego of advancement in the ranks

11. revenge

12. lust (as with Helen of Troy)

13. conflicts over fishing rights

14. Nuclear possession nations unwilling to give up their own lethal weapons as they prevent others from having them

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12 OF Many Reasons THE US Antiwar Movement IS NOT Reported

The US government has bombed or invaded
at least 17 countries since 1980.
Why has the great opposition to these
wars not been as powerful as that against
the Vietnam War?

1. War profiteers worked to end the draft, replacing

it with an allvolunteer army (an army largely of the

children of the poor),, removing college students
and their networks from opposition.
2. The military's embedded journalist policy
prevents reportorial truth.
3. Unlike Vietnam, many of the later targets of the
US government have been Muslim nations. Many powerful
media corporations in the US cooperate with the objectives

of Benjamin Netanyahu.
4. President Cossiga of Italy, German cabinet minister Andreas Von Bulow, dozens of members of the Japanese diet, French scientists,

Anglican bishops, countless documentarians such as Loose Change, thousands of pilots, engineers, scholars and scientists are some of the millions around the world who have spoken and written about 911 as a CIA operation. Its objective

was both an erosion of 1st amendment liberties in the US, draconian new laws such as the Patriot Act, and the expansion of the security state as well as overriding the peace loving people of the US with a false flag operation in order to enter Afghanistan, ostensibly to kill Osama Bin Laden who was already near death from a constant need for dialysis which he underwent in Dubai.  20 years later, the media still maintain the lie.  The CIA had spent many millions arming the Afghan people with shoulder held

missiles which drove the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan. The 20 year Afghanistan war (as of Feb of 2021) began 6 weeks after the 911 bombing.  Islamophobia, a presence near China,
the attraction of Afghan oil, poppies, and minerals
were all factors.  http://911truth.org
5. Corporate media including CSpan, social media, and search engines are censoring the coverage
of the antiwar movement
6. There are almost no national tv talk shows. CSpan has almost eliminated open phones shows in which the caller speaks of whatever he or she wishes.
7. Over 90% of corporate radio in the US is
controlled by rightwing Republicans such
as IHart Radio (formerly Clear Channel).
8. The war profiteer industry has multiplied
since the 60's and 70's.
9. NPR affiliates such as WKSU of Kent State University
have been coopted by Republicans. The station management
ignores the anniversary  of the May 4, 1970 murder of 4 students on campus by the National Guard, ordered to campus by a Republican
governor. The NPR network ended its 2 hour afternoon callin show.
10. The Pentagon has militarized the National Football League,
linking the violence of war to the violence of football  Article It's time to end the militarization of the NFL

https://fee.org/articles/its-time-to-end-the-paid-militarization-of-the-nfl/
11. The CIA has had programs to militarize the pacifist religion of Christianity since 1947. The result has been that rightwing Christianity is pro-war.
12. Unprecedented varieties of Republican vote fraud with the help of billionaires, Karl Rove and others have eliminated peace voices in the US Senate, House and state legislatures.
 

 

Andrea Bernstein: The Trumps, The Kushners and American Greed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFd7-AbwwBA
Andrea speaks about Netanyahu as the defacto secretary of state during
the Trump years, his and Jared's roles in replacing Rex Tillerson etc.

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Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interviews Vicky Ward, author of Kushner Inc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M9H0BHKTHw


BLACK OPS (FALSE FLAGS) DESIGNED TO INITIATE WARS

1. The Tonkin Gulf incident (a lie by Lyndon Johnson used to expand

the Vietnam War)

2.  The yellowcake lie (the lie of the G W Bush administration alleging there wer WMD's in Iraq as he, the 2nd Bush to invade Iraq, had an excuse)

3. The World Trade Center bombing (objective: excuse to invade

Afghanistan and initiate a 20 years war (as of Feb 2021)

4. Remember the Maine... another false propaganda campaign to initiate the Spanish American War

5. World War II  FDR knew the US did not want war.. there were many ways the government deliberately provoked Japan. The US had broken the Japanese code and knew the attack was coming.

 

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What Have We Done?

Ugonna Wachuku

 

Drowning calmness and

pure pain unknown 

overwhelm my being

on this dizzy dusk of  

earthly endurance.  

 

Black

Lives

truly

Matter!  

 

Human 

Lives  

Matter!  

 

Silence! 

 

"I have a dream:"

So:

"Let

freedom

ring!" 

 

I walk the land unknown.
I walk this land unloved.

 

Silence!

 

When love is gone,
humanity beware! 

When freedom to 

be who we are 

created to be is 

gone, humankind

weep with me and

act for restoration! 

 

When skin colour bars, 
humankind beware! 

Humankind, we are  

same red blood. 

Black Lives Matter! 

Human LiveS Matter! 

 

Earthquakes are gathering.
Smiling storms are waiting
to stir-up our lake in the 
heart of earth. Give me 

freedom to love and 

bloom for life; for dying

earth; for dying peoples

on this enchanting earth!

 

Now, I am giong home.
I am going home.
Yet, I'll be with you
because there is a sea
of unwavering love in
my silent soul because

Humankind, we are

same red blood.  

 

This day and tomorrow;
and always, I'll still
ask, in the silence of
my aching heart:

 

What have we done?
What have we done?
What have we done

to one another?
What have

we done,
humankind!

 

Black

Lives

Matter!

 

Human

Lives

Matter!

 

What

have

we

d

o

n

?

!

 

What Have We Done?  


~ Critiques/Comments ~

Serene Moment  
belleloved@excite.com
A thought provoking question for such a thought provoking piece too.
Indeed, that's the question that needs enlightenment and answer from
all of us mankind.
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Donna Allard
poet_ca@hotmail.com
Ugonna..what a lovely poem! I understand fully between the lines. Keep
Informed Keep Writing Keep Peace Saphire...
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Judy Costea
snowmansmom@hotmail.com
Ugonna,
Truly a question that all should be asking. If God loved us enough to
give life and love, Happiness to us, what right do we have to spoil it
by doing the things that have distroyed humanity. And God as a loving
God gives us chance after chance and yet it continues to happen. Can
we as a human race ever be what God intended. Maybe one day this world
will be as it was meant.
Peace and Love walks with you
Judy
http://PostPoems.com/members/snowmansmom
2003-03-16 18:04:23 


Shaketa Copelin
strawberrylagoon@yahoo.com
This was deep, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading...
http://PostPoems.com/members/strawberrylagoon
2003-07-24 14:02:23 


Amber Levering  
soccor_0150@yahoo.com
i loved this one, it seems somewhat sad, but thats what i got outta
it, but god will give you true happiness even through what we've done
right?!?!?!
http://PostPoems.com/members/naiveteen_16
2005-08-25 19:07:08 


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