“Tell Me Again”
Tell me again why we should forget
I see that you haven’t forgotten Pearl Harbor yet
Tell me again why you say you can’t
You paid everyone else for their time in the camps
Tell me again why we should ignore
The many times you said “you’re mama’s a whore”
Tell me again why because we fail to see
The reasons you hung all our men from a tree
Tell me again why our history you choked
For chaining us, killing us, suppressing our vote
Tell me again why we should share your terror
Our enemy’s long been who you see in the mirror
Tell me again why you wouldn’t relent
From calling our ancestors niggers and wench
Tell me again why so we’ll understand
And please with a straight face if you think you can
Tell me again why those little girls died
For once tell the truth not another ‘white lie’
Tell me again why now that you live in fear
It’s about time you felt what we felt all those years
Tell me again why because we’re not insane
We know no one’s cornered the market on pain
Tell me again why is it you find?
When you cry your tears they are wet just like mine
Tell me again why, we pray that you tell
Why when we made your heaven you gave us pure hell
Tell me again why what is your excuse
Why you won’t compensate us for all your abuse
Tell me again why because our ancestors need
To hear that you’re sorry for your hate and greed
Tell me again why, why should we forgive
The ones who detest the mere fact that we live
I’ll tell you why if I may be so bold
We have to forgive you to save our own souls.
From the gospel musical “Reaching For Freedom” by Jay Arrington
"Tell me again why we should share your terror
Our enemy’s long been who you see in the mirror”
Sigh. So this headline is from the Jamaica Observer. In Jamaica a lot of the police and communities use the excuse that Gay Criminals TM are committing crimes and then saying they are persecuted when arrested, detained etc. What authorities do not acknowledge however, is that Gully Queens as they are called/call themselves are forced to a) live in an underground network of sewer pipes and squats because they have been forced out of their homes and local communities and b) engage in activity like prostitution, drug dealing and theft because they literally cannot earn money in any other way.
So it’s not just a ridiculous headline, it’s the Jamaican media playing an active role in the demonization of Gay men in particular and spreading Church and State endorsed anti LGBT propaganda.
Why should those in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle also oppose NATO?
Cooperation between Israel and NATO continue to deepen. And there’s pressure within NATO to take this further.
Turkey still blocks Israel from actually attending NATO summits – because of the refusal to apologise for their 2010 massacre on the Turkish Gaza flotilla boat – but you can be sure Israel’s friends will be vocal on its behalf.
A few examples:
- NATO head on cooperation with Israel (Jan 2014)
- Shimon Peres visits NATO to share “knowledge and technological abilities” (Mar 2013)
- "Israel, already a de-facto member of the alliance, maintains close ties with several member states" (Haaretz, Aug 2012)
"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"
Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.
Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.
He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.
If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!
We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!
BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.