April 5, 2016
America, Black Americans, Politics, Society, zobop republic
race, society, violence, zobopians
Hello fellow zobopians! Man, do I have a case of writers block. What do I write about? What can I rant about this time? It’s 2016 and it’s yet another presidential election cycle and an alleged fascist is running for President of these ‘segregated’ United States!
…and there are still Black people dying in the streets every day – many of them unarmed and at the hands of the police.
…and then, there are still Black people dying in the streets every day – many of them unarmed and at the hands of other Black people.
Black people killed by the police get exposed by the light of day while Blacks killed by other Blacks get shrugged under the rug.
SILENCE STILL EQUALS DEATH!
January 7, 2016
America, Black Americans, Government, History, Law Enforcement, Politics, Prejudice, Violence, zobop republic
Bayard Rustin, Black History, prejudice, society, zobopians
Hello fellow zobopians! Happy New Year if I didn’t say that last time. Wow…2015 was the year of Police Brutality. I wonder what 2016 will bring America. Police brutality seems to be the bane of America’s existence. Bayard Rustin, a citizen of the Civil Rights movement, once wrote about police brutality back in the 1960’s [Los Angeles Watts area]:
“Police brutality must be stopped! We must everywhere be part of the cry for civilian review boards, not in the naive belief that they are a panacea but in the conviction that police conduct is not the exclusive responsibility of commissions and politicians. Police must be answerable to the citizenry they presumably protect, and if they have been educated to any other concept of their role, now is the time to reeducate them.” Mr. Rustin wrote this back before I was born!
Mr Rustin also wrote:
“We must create a situation in which backlashers are politically neutralized by having to pay too high a price for the exercise of racist impulses.”
History truly has a way of repeating itself.
Until neXt time…
Above excerpt from the book Down The Line copyright 1971 by Bayard Rustin.
July 8, 2015
America, Black Americans, History, Politics, Prejudice
Black History, confederate, flag, history, prejudice, race, zobopians
Hello fellow zobopians! I’ve been re-blogging other people’s posts because I didn’t quite have anything to say at the time. You would think I’d have an opinion about something since there’s always a crisis going on in the world and America. (I’ve been gathering my thoughts.)
If it’s not white cops gunning down Black people, then it’s Black-on-Black crime/violence that nobody cares about. Then comes along Rachel Dolezal whose been ‘passing’ for Black for so many years. The Dolezal situation leads people to discuss ‘White Privilege’ and ‘White Cultural Appropriation’; which seems to me like two sides of the same coin. You have to have privilege to appropriate other people’s culture, right?
Now before I can keep up, it’s a lone white gunman, (who had so much racial contempt for “all” Black people), exterminating nine defenseless Black individuals in a church. This violent act is evil enough as it is.
What gets me is how people, (Black and white), attempt to connect this bloody act to a southern Confederate battle flag? Which came first: white racial contempt for Black people or the battle flag?
I’ve never been a fan of the Confederate battle flag. I know what it represents. Today’s southern white society try to convince everybody that the Confederate flag represents a ‘New South’. And yet the flag hasn’t changed since its inception from the ‘Old South’ in the year 1861. (The Hate is the Heritage!)
Flags change over time to represent new things and ideals. The Germans used the Nazi swastika from 1933 to 1945. The Nazi flag was never the original German flag and we should all hope it never flies again.
Even the Japanese had to change their flag by getting rid of the “rising sun with rays” to indicate a new direction for the country.
Japan Empire flag
The United States flag has changed over time too; but that’s because America has changed a lot since 1777, if anyone has noticed. The Confederate battle flag represented a secession government. (Remember: the Old South)
The USA already has a national flag; it’s the 50-star United States flag. It’s a flag of union. (That includes you south!) The Confederate battle flag is a symbol of seceding from the union because white ancestors didn’t believe in the Republican ideal of being ‘slave-free’. (We all know slavery is a touchy subject.) If today’s whites insist that “their” red stars and bars doesn’t represent HATE for Black people, then it’s time for them to ditch these colors for the ones we already have…The RED, WHITE and BLUE!
50-star USA flag
Until neXt time…
April 5, 2015
Earth, Race, Society
racism, society, zobopians
Hello fellow zobopians! Long time no see? Well, I did re-blog some other posts to tie myself over until I gather my thoughts on things in life.
I was wondering since the issue of ‘race’ keeps rearing its ugly head. What if…an alien race or species came to Earth for any reason, good or evil; would we as humans come together or would we divide up into racial factions and make side deals with the aliens?
Something to think about huh?
Until next time…
December 2, 2014
America, Black Americans, Capitalism, Literature, Power, Race, Society, zobop republic
John Williams, Mike Brown, novel, zobopians
“Why are you telling me your secrets?”
Hello fellow zobopians! America has a lot secrets it doesn’t tell its Black citizens. Reading novels by Black authors can give a guy lots of insight to my country of USA. Reading is fundaMENTAL. I’m currently reading a novel titled, ‘Then Man Who Cried I Am’ by John A. Williams. Here’s an excerpt to give you an idea of how America may really be:
“It must be pretty awful for a white man to learn that one of the things wrong with this society is that it is not based on dollars directly or alone, but dollars denied men who are Black so dollars can go into the pockets of men who are white. It must make white men ponder a kind of weakness that will make them deny work to Black men so that work can be done by who are white. How it must anger them to know finally that we know they deny women who are white to Black men, while they have taken Black women at will for generations.” [From part 6 of the book.]