Malcolm X once said, “If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” It’s amazing how people will let a news station and the Media tell them what to think. It’s amazing the those who claim to love God are the ones dropping bombs on God’s creations. If you kill innocent Iraqi and Afghan people, you’re still in good standing with Jesus. But if a 14 year old girl gets raped and has an abortion, she is surely going to hell. Why is an American fetus more valuable than thousands of Afghan and Iraqi lives. Why are all the commandments taken seriously but “Thou shall not kill?” I hear people don’t vote for certain individuals because they are pro-choice but they fail to realize that the opponents are pro-no choice for the innocent children being bombed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine. Mothers who already have children and have come to know and love them are losing their children but that’s okay. As long as they aren’t white fetuses.
Because the thing I fear cannot be escaped, eluded, avoided,
Hidden from, protected from, gotten away from,
Not without showing the fear as I see it now
Because closer, clearer, no sir, nearer
Because of you and because of that nice
That you quietly, quickly be causing
And because you’re going to see me run soon
And because you’re going to know why I’m running then
You’ll know then
Because I’m not going to tell you now
—Gil Scott Heron
I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense; I call it intelligence-Malcom X
Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it doesn’t make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.
—Zora Neale Hurston
don’t die before you die
I’m not saying I’m going to rule the world or I’m going change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world. That’s our job, to spark somebody else watching us. We might not be the ones, but let’s not be selfish and because we’re not going to change the world let’s not talk about how we should change it. I don’t know how to change it, but I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody’s gon’ clean it up.
I am going to have to agree…. thus my wild untamedness and mission to untame all that is tame. :o)
“Men have forgotten this truth,” said the fox. “But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”
-Le Petit Prince
Be careful of loving hurt people…. because hurt people hurt people.
‘Radical’ is a label that is always applied to people who are endeavoring to get freedom.
—Marcus Garvey, on revolution (via theinterlocutor)
When you’re older you’ll see, I think, that we all commit our crimes. The thing is not to lie about them — to try to understand what you have done, why you have done it. That way, you can begin to forgive yourself. That’s very important. If you don’t forgive yourself you’ll never be able to forgive anybody else and you’ll go on committing the same crimes forever.
—James Baldwin (via marniekunz)
Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.
—John Henrik Clarke