Much like Jack Kerouac said, “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” I, too, have led myself to believe that one day I'll find all the right words. One day, they'll all fit together, into the coiled grooves, emptily bound spaces, rounded corners, invisible crevices ― purposefully hidden valleys. One day, they'll just be there, waiting. So, until then, I'll just go with the flow, what - ever that may or may not be.
In light of every - thing, I felt it time to share more. To share the thoughts, perspectives and views of others that, to many degrees, my own mind aligns.
And, naturally, those thoughts, perspectives, and views are in EVERY relation to race: blackness. Blackness versus - EVERY(thing - one). Blackness within America against Blackness.
As I am a black woman, a black individual, a black PERSON, I cannot help but be moved by all that has happened with the lost lives of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and unfortunately so, the list of names of black men (and women) continues. Their breathe ripped from their lives all in the name of what? Fear? Disgust? Suspicion? Hatred? What: Blackness? All this leads me to believe that the system, that America, has not changed, rather it's found different, more improved ways to enslave, to kill, to oppress, to steal. The system, and the (white - and sometimes, strangely so, black) powers at be have yet to unchain those they see lesser to them. It's all in place, as it has always been, merely loosening to give enough false hope: of freedom, but never truly letting go. And just like that, we learned to love our chains, blindly overlooking the truth that we've never been free. Just as this article so easily outlines, "The American Justice System is Not Broken." Rather, it is simply following through with its design. Functioning as it always has. However, I think, our eyes are being pried open to the fact that the system was built to keep us in. We are noticing the wrongs in what was claimed to be "rights." Slowly, but surely, we are rising. Now, it's time deal. It's time to cope. Because, like the notable quote presents, "real eyes, realize, real lies."
:: Post Rationalizing(s)
"I am so tired of waiting, Aren’t you, For the world to become good And beautiful and kind?"
― Langston Hughes ―