The full majesty of this experiment called democracy may, in my humble opinion, never be fully illuminated due to the resistance of those exerting control to forthrightly address their systemic and personal affinity(ies) for racism.
Their has been, in the last two weeks, an attempt by this platform to silence my individual and personal thoughts/beliefs.
Why, I ask?
Nothing I have posted is derogatory, inflammatory, nor casts aspersions towards any specific individual. Sure, a number of my past pieces may lead one to identify certain persons. This is only possible due to the obvious truths that one has experienced, or is able to discern, due to being victimized by the negative effects of those experiences. Others that would be able to identify, or discern, the subject of my pieces are those that are the perpetrators of those events deemed deleterious to another.
was written many months ago but was now chosen for publication because of what has recently occurred regarding The Spoken Word.
More importantly, I chose to publish it at this time becacuse of the correlation between The Spoken Word and what is occurring to MY PEOPLE at this specific point in time.
THERE IS A BLATANT ATTEMPT-A CONCERTED MOVEMENT- TO SILENCE MY PEOPLE, via a failure to legislate voting rights, police reform, education(Critical Race Theory), and many other institutional policies that those of a certain melanin take for granted.
It is more than obvious that those presently wielding power would rather we remain silent-remain shrouded in the darkness where the dictates of authoritarianism would keep the magnificence of our being, the beauty of our faces, the depths of our intellect and the vastness of our creativity tucked away- IN A DARKENED SPACE.
I CHOOSE TO REMOVE THAT SHROUD!!
OUR SPIRIT LIVES!!