To whom does blacklivesmatter? Looking at how black people have repeatedly fought so hard to stay alive during any era and once any struggle was won, break down into complacency, I can’t help but to think that very question to them. Yes, I know this will piss of a lot of black people, and yet, the truth has always angered people. Blacks had to depend upon themselves during and after slavery. Black people were slowly split up from their large communities and into much smaller societies to reduce any chance of power they may muster. Black people accepted these things due to actually being powerless. Black people were miserable but in knowing their place in life in that era, became complacent because, “That’s just how it is.” They had another surge with Tulsa Oklahoma as they built their own community, their or self-sufficient society and got away with it. They got away with it until a lone white guy, who couldn’t stand blacks being people and thinking they had a shot at being like him, forced their hand in retaliation. His death resulted in “Rosewood” on the scale of a small city, and not a medium-sized village.
Afterwards, blacks saw a major setback, but became complacent; especially with reports of their community being a gathering for hatred against whites; something that was stopped before it was released onto Americans. Blacks rose up a few times here and there and was snuffed out until the Civil Rights era where they amassed under Malcolm X, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther king Jr. and a over a dozen civil right leaders and millions of followers, only to increase as whites joined in seeing that these blacks are people, and when their own people came home bloody, and beaten, they realized how bad things have been. Ultimately blacks, with the great help of whites and the media having freedom, won the fight for their rights. Not much changed as the hateful had to adjust to equalities, and blacks had to adjust to having some power to protect them; so long as they didn’t find themselves between that and a cop of the same mindset. Through the 70’s and into the mid-80’s blacks became complacent once more, until the violence against blacks were silenced by the media, and their leaders on a social level was all but gone. The Black Panthers rose nearing the end of the era and survived a few years afterwards, generating the same level of popularity and media coverage. They even went global to two countries, but in the end, were snuffed out by sabotage and one man’s ego. People had nothing, and everything broke apart, despite the murdering of the last deep members, covered up by the FBI and local cops who were the only ones to fire their weapons. Blacks feel into complacency one more.
With black leaders being that of tiny Muslim groups for X, and pushing for more civil right, tiny groups for MLK, the black people had no one to true speak out, until Niggas Wit Attitude, on as mostly know, “N.W.A.” a powerful rap group who spread a message of life in “the hood,” the way cops ruin their lives, and government don’t give a damn. They pushed it through their lyrics and the kids gobbled it up. Problem was, while they got mass attention, and black kids began to stand up to cops, mostly preemptively. While they rose to superstardom, the people that loved them were right there with them, and sparked in the 80’s groups like Public Enemy, and in the 90’s Wu Tan Clan. The 90’s also saw the opening of “I got mine” type lyrics in hip hop. Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, and the blend of the two saw a rise in the messages of, “Women need no one,” “I got my own”, “Make money,” “Take money,” “I got money, I girls, I got the life,” “We smoke weed, we drink all day,” and so much more that was horribly mismanaged as the youth and some adults took those messages to heart. The songs were not misunderstood forewarning, but more of a bible to how to live, and what to live by.
The black communities lived by such lyrics and fell into a complacency that ruined the whole Rodney King verdict, that had once had black, just like blacklivesmatter, up in arms, angry, and yet, not a force for a movement that will gain the ground they so desire, and desperately need. Black people grow up forming cliques, but not forming movements. In this world of financial sink, tread water, or swim, it’s practically impossible to get people, black white or other, out of the house and into something that they think will matter or cause change within a week or two. Change takes time due to the fight back of the nation’s irrational leaders, i.e. the government system ruled by big donors. When black people can form up, focus their needs into proper words, and join together not just out of words, but out of pocket, things will not change, and complacency is all that remains. For me, right now, it would do best to say, #ComplacentLivesMatter. That would be a proper dig at the movement from the context of what I wrote. A dig used properly can push mountains, but received by the wrong people, can divert the power to move said mountains. At the end of the day, blacklivesmatter is needed on a scale people can’t wrap their minds around. Setting the right presidents causes the best things to happen. When there is injustice, and you hate the way our courts free cops and persecute their victims, black people need to stop looking at TV and shaking their head. They need to stop going into the streets without a focused cause, and they need to find a way to chip in and fund the wounded into getting a great lawyer, and keeping that lawyer until justice is actually served. Right now, white people support each other, even in hate. A kid never had potato salad. He started a crowd-fund, and amassed $50,000 for something that costs around $5. A white guy painted his truck in racial slurs and needed a new truck and the people gave him what he needed. Another guy tried and the website removed the page as they will not support hate. George Zimmerman gained millions while looking for help in his case. White people help each other all over the web and thus far, from the sites I’ve searched, black people are all about the hook-up, and sharing butt pictures, while few are looking for a relationship. There are blacklivesmatter sites and they have a great following, but they don’t have the right organization and push. Form up. I know you all can do it. It’s been done before, but it won’t mean much if you fall back into complacency. Break your routine and break the system for a better tomorrow.