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This world is a fucked-up, traumatizing, and hateful place. I live in this world, and so my words, experiences, and thoughts are birthed from within it. Further, it should come to no surprise that this blog will detail many of these fucked-up things in graphic detail. Fortunately, resilience is what I do, and I try my hardest to ferment inspiration from the darkest parts of my life. It's time to confront, it's time to resist, and of course... it's time to win.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Why Protests Are Not a Spectator Sport

it’s funny when bricks tend to
fly, fly, fly
the media pretends to ask
why, why, why
even though last week
they were there, they were there
they were right, right, there

all they report are
lies, lies, lies
showing white people as
they cry, cry, cry
over three broken windows
as if someone just
died, died, died

but surprise, surprise
the media deceives and lies
while today, thousands of
black babies will die
but no one asks why
no one even cries

but when bricks tend to
fly, fly, fly
the media is the first
to respond with white
lies, lies, lies
even though we explain
over and over
why, why, why

their wealth is why

needlessly –
babies still cry
needlessly –
people still die
needlessly –
the earth is destroyed
needlessly –
troops are deployed

as long as whitey still cries
over spilled perfume
and as long as whitey still looks
so damn confused
we will be there fighting
 for what we know is true

as long as whitey still
consumes and consumes
and as long as whitey still
cries over spilled perfume
we will be there fighting
for what we know is true

and what we know is true
true as this
truth is not bliss

… when you face the blistering heat
in sweatshops and on modern
plantations
like so many
Mexicans, Asians, and Haitians

or what about the millions more
raped of
resources
in third world nations?

billions of lives
living off of pennies a day
that’s what they’re facing

why is that still
what they’re facing?

millions are spent
on makeup each day
whitey is still wasting
why oh why is whitey still
wasting?

what about those second world
citizens
still living in poor health?
pain there is still the biggest
feeling
that is felt

… all while the first world is
complacent in
an amassment of grand wealth

wealth that in turns
turns down the cries

needlessly –
cries of help, help, help
needlessly –
turn to no more
than a barely heard yelp
needlessly –
is a word of hate
needlessly
is a word
we must work so damn hard to
erase

so as long as whitey still cries
over a glass of spilled milk
and as long as whitey still rest
their heads on sheets of silk
we will be there fighting
for what we know is true

so as long as whitey continues
to bilk bilk bilk
and as long as whitey still cries
over a glass of spilled milk
we will be there fighting
for what we know is true

black masks and bricks
and whatever other tricks
we can come up with
we will come with
whatever we can fit
in a backpack
we black bloc
up your block
because we can’t, we don’t
and we won’t stop

we will take the war on the poor
back to whitey’s
front door
get arrested
and come back
for more

with whatever we can fit
in a backpack
we black bloc
up your block
because we can’t, we won’t
and we don’t stop

and all the world we won’t stop
‘til Starbucks is on fire
and all the world we won’t stop
‘til workers get paid higher
and all the world we don’t stop
even if the media’s lying
and all the world we don’t stop
until those
who
are needy
stop
needlessly dying

that’s why
when
they ask us
we tell them
watch who or what
you consort with

because our protests

-->
are not a spectator sport

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