Apocalypse Now

It’s been a minute and I don’t have the time or words to catch you guys up with my life.

So let’s just jump right into the shit storm which is present day, shall we?

First of all, what in the entire FUCK is going on?

You know what? I can’t even say I’m confused. I grew up in a (very) Christian household. And due to this, I’ve been preparing for Armageddon my entire life.

“Do you think I came to give peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.”

– Jesus Christ (Luke 12:51)

So, the way I interpreted the bible was that things would get crazy in the last days because Jesus is coming back and he’s bringing the thunder.

But lets talk about race relations in America real quick. They’ve NEVER been good. Ever.

And to a lot of *cough, cough* White *cough* people that’s shocking. They had no idea Black people were so unhappy.

And so Alton Sterling is shot, on camera. And Black people – myself included – were upset. Then shortly after, Philando Castile is murdered and to be honest with you, I felt like a part of me died inside. That was the last straw for me and a lot of other Americans. I decided to join the local chapter of Black Lives Matter as well as a number of organizations. And I got to marching.

To give you some background as to the fire in my bones about this issue, I’ve been pulled over and harassed by cops my entire life. I’m talking about from the age of 9 years old I have stories about cops NOT being my friend. I don’t know any Black people who haven’t been mercilessly bullied by police officers.

And so I’m getting on social media and educating people. Sharing memes and stories. Giving encouragement. Giving advice. Just sharing the enlightenment.

Now I always thought I had well rounded friends – Black, White and other. But then I discovered that I have a bigoted-ass, racist-ass, “what about me”-ass, All Lives Matter-ass, so-called friend that was hiding in the woodwork and waiting for a day like this to come out and say a bunch of bullshit.

This dude came out spewing all kinds of vitriol about Black Lives Matter and race relations in general. Saying that he wants to be considered as an individual but talking about Black people as if we’re a monolith. Saying that White people are afraid to talk to Black people because WE’RE scary and they’re afraid we’ll call them racist. So yeah. Black People. We’re the scary ones y’all. And apparently the only thing that’s worst than being murdered in the streets is being called a racist. I’m getting angry just typing this.

This human excrement decided to use the times that we’re currently living in – where Black people are being murdered in the streets – to derail the conversation and talk about White people’s feelings and say that Black people don’t have any right to be angry. His rant was so racist that I wondered how he could have possibly been in my presence for as long as he was without attempting to lynch me from a tree. I unfriended him immediately but not before having a very long discussion with him in which I attempted to see what he thought it was best for us negroes to do to avoid his constant irritation.

Now this piece of garbage said that he wants to do away with cops completely because they’re racist and terrible to Black people. But he couldn’t wrap his microscopic brain around the fact that terrorism for Black people goes beyond law enforcement. Any mention of unfairness lead to him ranting about how he personally wasn’t responsible for slavery, as if that was the ONLY disenfranchisement committed in the history of this country. He said that he thinks every interaction between the races should be approached as if history didn’t exist and we’re living in a vacuum. I asked him how that’s possible. He attempted to direct me to his youtube video entitled… wait for it… “How to End Systemic Racism.”

I love people of all races. I really do. But I’m going to need all of the decent White people in the world to listen to me and take these very important steps in the weeks to come…

Step 1 – If, during these very sensitive and painful times, you hear your fellow brethren being a massive dick and speaking about racism as if they themselves are victims and asking questions like “What about the White people?”… go out and buy a handgun and hit them really hard in the back of the head when they’re not paying any attention. Then clean off the handgun and return it to the store, because you don’t need a reminder of that kind of negativity in your life.

Step 2 – (See Step 1)

That’s all I have the energy to write.

For real.

I’m exhausted.

And I want to go live on the moon.

 

 

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One thought on “Apocalypse Now

  1. blackstoriesfromspain

    This has been the most powerful and personal text I have read about the current situation. Don’t waste too much energy, some people will never understand until they are treated exactly the same. When I appeared on TV complaining that a pub in a city I was newby to did not allow in for ‘previous bad behavior or people like me’, some ‘friends’ on facebook said they were also refused for the look. The only way is to keep on fight and let our voices heard. Merry Xrismas from Spain.

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