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Monday, February 25, 2013

RF23 - Is This What We Are?


RF23 – Is This What We Are?

I’ve had some time to think about and continue thinking about the Dorner matter, I’ve thought about the Trayvon Martin matter and sadly and no surprise to anyone, who knows me.  I’m trying to figure out the big hub bub about two Black American individuals who have a bunch of questions about…

Them.

For almost one week Christopher Dorner was the big black man, everyone was afraid of.  Dorner is responsible for the murders of four people, two of them were supposed to be his brothers behind the badge.   However, after feeling he was wrongfully terminated from the LAPD, Dorner went on to accuse the LAPD of racial bigotry and continued prejudice not only in officer ranks but continued within the ranks of the department.   Essentially, Dorner felt he was / is a…

Victim.

Dorner was not a victim, he was, what everyone knows he was,  a cowardly murderer looking to be seen as some sort of truthsayer, the brotha who got done wrong, bamboozled, hoodwinked and since I’m on the roll, he didn’t land on the LAPD! the LAPD landed on his 6 foot, 270 pound now cooked well done ass!

Prior to being pre-cooked and hopefully readied for hell, Dorner wrote what some called his manifesto, I called it rantings of a raving lunatic is what I took issue with.  For instance,  he cited that some of the officers involved in the Rodney King beating some twenty odd years ago, are still with the Department, but yet, he still joined what he called racist and still prejudice department.  It simply does not make sense to me of why someone would join an organization he deemed unethical, yet claiming to be ethical in his own right.   That’s like me joining the New Black Panther Party, knowing that they’re a bunch of racists, civil rights violating thugs and hoping I can make a difference. 

But what’s so maddening about this whole thing is that people actually took Dorner’s bullshit and ate it hook, line and sinker and unfortunately prefaced it by saying, I don’t condone what he did, but I understand.

What?!  That’s equivalent to dumbass Chris Rock’s comedy about understanding why OJ killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.  

That’s being a victim!

And unfortunately, the black community holds on to that card like a spades player holding on to the big joker, which is the race card and the little joker which is now victim card.  This can’t be what we are as black folk, a bunch of done wrong, bamboozled, hoodwinked people.

As we celebrate for whatever years of black history month, think about the people who we choose to remember and celebrate.   Remember those individuals rose above their circumstances and helped to lead others out of their physical circumstances.   Although a good number of our Black heroes were true blue outright victims.   They were and proud to do so, so we won’t be bitchin’ about bullshit that not one of has experienced to the degree of what our grandparents or great parents and even our parents went through.

We’re not victims…We are victorious.

Some of you need to realize that you’re in shallow water and just need to stand up and quit struggling to  be a victim.    JCL

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