#MNR: Woke MF, Sheep, and Revolutionaries
“If you think about me and you ain’t gonna do no revolutionary act, forget about me. I don’t want myself on your mind if you’re not going to work for the people…You have to understand that people have to pay a price for peace. If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. If you dare not struggle then damn it, you don’t deserve to win. Let me say peace to you if you’re willing to fight for it.”
Fred Hampton, Black King
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois and Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington are seminal works of literature from two of the most influential Black scholars in American history. They are often read and even published in tandem, as they offer contrasting views on the best approach for Black folk to survive and thrive in 20th century America. Time has shown Booker T. to be more even keeled and DuBois to be considerably more radical. Booker T. (in a nutshell) felt that the way to the top was to work alongside the white man. DuBois (in a nutshell) said fuck ‘em, let’s do it ourselves. I’ll begin by saying that the solution is unlikely to come directly from either corner, rather, closer toward the middle. I’ll continue by saying that I personally believe that the answer would or should be closer to DuBois than Booker T. But we’ll get into that during this essay. We have other shit to cover first. Roll that shit up. It’s most likely legal where you live nowadays. It is in Jerz. Jealous (John Witherspoon voice)?
Unless you live in the depths of one of the oceans or desolate areas of other continents, you’re aware that former Vice President Joseph Biden has been elected president of the United States by the people, with Senator Kamala Harris as his VP nominee. I’ll skip the baseless allegations; if the lack of evidence is somehow not enough, it’s because I don’t swing from #45’s dick like his blind cult members. Having said that, I’m not a member of the Biden fluff team either. I didn’t do a jig dance in the streets or cry like Van Jones’ punk ass when Joe crossed the 270 threshold. YES, I TOO AGREE. IT WAS TIME FOR OLD CHEESY TO GET THE FUCK UP OUT OF 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. We can all agree on that one. No need for any specifics. That would make this shit a ten-page blog. But if Biden and Kamala don’t get the job done for MY folk…fuck them too. Joe said it out his own mouth. He knows he owes Black folk. He has to do right, as right as he can considering the composition of the Senate when all is said and done 1.6.2021, the day after the run-offs in Georgia (or a few days after depending on the count). Everyone wants to reference Joe’s words of extreme vitriol and bury him for the federal crime bill from the 1990s. Yes, he said a lot of shit that was absolute fuckery. He gotta wear that. He also apologized. He admitted he was wrong. I have to respect a man who has enough nut sack to apologize when he’s wrong. In addition, all 99 of the other senators agreed with him. The bill passed 100-0. That in no way absolves old Sleepy Joe of his fuckery, but it does mean he doesn’t deserve 100% of the blame either. I’m a fair man. I’m willing to give him a chance at his word. But he better do right. And as for Kamala, much respect to my Nubian-Asian American sister. My sis Jon-Jon hit me up as soon as she heard the word. Jon-Jon is an AKA. Kamala is her soror. I’m happy that my sis is elated. But Kamala ain’t my cousin. We all know she locked plenty of niggas up out Cali. Shit, I don’t know how many of those MF were guilty as sin. I don’t know if any were innocent. I just know that her job was to fill beds in Pelican Bay. I don’t fuck with prosecutors in any of the 50 states. My expectations for her are pinned to Biden’s. I’ll tell you like Ray told Stevie before he passed, “we shall see”. I’m not gonna duck the obvious thought on your mind. Yes, I voted for Sleepy Joe. And it wasn’t because I’m a big fan. Post candidate debates and headed to the primaries, my choice for president was the educator, Senator Elizabeth Warren. But I would’ve voted for Lucifer (excluding Bloomberg – fuck him) to get that Adderall sniffing racist out the Oval Office. Now let’s see if I did in fact vote for the demon child…
When it comes to politics on Negro social media and in Black America, our people usually fall into one of five categories: casual to don’t fuck with politics (non-impassioned), those who keep their views to themselves and stay neutral, sheep, “woke” MF, and revolutionaries. I’ll skate through reasons 1-3 in the time and with the ease it took Kyrie to dribble the ball up the court and through all five of his teammates on the other side of the scrimmage in that Team USA practice 2012. One and two are both silent, but for different reasons. I can respect both, as long as they remain silent in the aftermath. I either don’t wanna hear shit because you didn’t have shit to say beforehand or because you didn’t have shit to say beforehand. Got it? Cool. Now for the sheep. I can’t stand you believe anything ass nonproductive eaters. You’ll believe any damn thing you read on the blogs or your dumbass friends tell you. A google search literally takes seconds. Find some damn truth out for yourself before you jump on social media with some dumb shit you heard in a crystal meth cloud while in your favorite Facebook group. Go swan dive in the Hudson and drown. You’re useless.
Now comes the main event – the woke ass niggas across the globe. The part conspiracy theorist, part nightmare holders that are littered across the internet. The everyone is gay/coon/illuminati/satanic contingency, all with no shred of evidence I might add. Those are usually the MF on your social media with all the bullshit, no evidence, and no solutions. They not only dog anyone who makes any type attempt to make shit better, they also tear down their own people. I can understand you not being in agreement with the next man’s plan. No one said you were obligated to. But to go at them like Iron Mike did Michael Spinks is sinister. You can disagree without dogging your own kind out on social media. Next thing you know, about 50 troll accounts from some wypipo somewhere hit the “like” button. Hate gets distributed with every view. What’s even worse than that is the lack of any type of plan. Shit, if you have a solid plan and see the next man’s shit as irrelevant, I ain’t mad at all. You might just be right on point. And I might just agree with you. And I might even join in and tell the next MF their shit is basura. But if you’re just openly hating for no known reason, trolling for likes and bedlam, fuck you. Shut your bitch ass up and go climb a tree. Sucker ass MF.
As soon as I heard MSNBC proclaim Biden as the winner, I immediately jumped on Twitter to gauge the audience. 80% jubilee, 20% fuck Sleepy Joe, and not from ruby red Republicans (I unfollow all proven MAGAt). The one-fifth anger came from my own folk. Most said we would be worse off than with Cheesy. They dished out every piece of propaganda evil old Rudy Giuliani would spew in a press conference in a parking lot with no major media outlet covering it. And I was like damn, do they really believe that anyone could be worse than #45? We’re talking about a devil that I’ve known all too well since the age of 10. So, I began to dig through tweets for a plan, a counterattack. I couldn’t find any. Cool. I just kept scrolling the TL to see what errbody had to say. Then I saw my lil bro @96_SKY (Tory Dro) talking his noise. I thought it was aimed at Sleepy Joe. It was. I could dig it. But then I began to wonder, does bro really think King Adderall is a better option? So, I went at it with my folk. And he clapped right back. Then we played Agassi/ Sampras until I got pissed off and inboxed bro. I told him I felt like he came at me kinda sideways on his last tweet. He fired back that he felt I came at him disrespectful off the jump ball. Then, like two kings do in a sit-down, we ironed our differences out and respected the other king’s opinion. We understood that we didn’t have to completely agree, as long as both our visions were beneficial to our people. But Dro inspired me. I was looking all too eagerly for one of my younger brothers who had a vision for our folk, a brother I could build with. I’d found him. I wanted to continue with the elevation. I wanted to put the discussion here on this blog for all to see and interpret for themselves.
So, I asked him what his plan was. He plugged me with The Black Authority YouTube channel. I listened to “What Are Black People’s Demands” to get a better understanding of my brother’s views and vision. Let’s talk about it. Dro’s vision is based around absolute, uncompromised Black empowerment, with seven specific points:
1. Our own Black agenda
2. Economic empowerment
3. Total dismantling of white supremacy
4. White supremacy & police violence are human rights violations
5. Schools can no longer be weaponized against Black kids
6. Remove ALL symbols of institutionalized racism on public grounds
7. Mandatory 20% public/private government contracts reserved for Black business
Dro wants these terms to be met for Black folk. Not any other race, respectfully. It is long overdue for America to do right by Black folk. That includes reparations. I’ll continue by saying that I absolutely agree with my brother. If not, shit will never be good for us-skinned folk. Our own Black agenda is first for a reason. We’ve always been last in America. That day is over. Dro stressed that we need to be on-code, a Black first code. Dro said, “Because white supremacy is a code [so] we have to stay on code to defeat it. We don’t follow leaders, we follow the code.” Again, I absolutely concur.
I’m going to laser focus on point #4 because it is where my vision/plan begins. Schools can no longer be weaponized against Black children. I’ve been in the school system the better part of two decades. I have zero respect and faith in the public-school system. My vision to the top is directly correlated to education (as it should be). I want us to start our own charter and/or religion-based schools in every Black community. Take that federal funding like other cultures do and put our own charter schools with our own educators in our own neighborhoods. My model is in the spirit of Mr. Geoffrey Canada and Harlem Children’s Zone on 2fifth in the world of Harlem, NYC. Recruit children at pre-kindergarten age to be nurtured, cultivated, and educated in the same school from start to finish alongside their own friends and neighbors. Mentor them from their formative years on. Incorporate contextual 1619-present history. Leave all the glorious lies and bullshit floating in the Harlem River. Teach our babies that America was built off of African slave labor. Teach them that racism has endured heavy to this very day. Teach them about all our inventors, scientists, writers, scholars, and martyrs. Begin mandatory fundamental economics courses in third or fourth grade. Ensure 12-month meal programs for students. Stress home and property ownership from late elementary on. Provide full academic scholarships to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) for high school graduates who participated from pre-k – 12 if they pursue STEM, Journalism, or law degrees. By the time those babies have graduated medical school, law school, and graduate mass media programs, it will inherently be embedded in them and imperative for them to come back to serve their own community and the Black community as a nation. Then we’ll have our own doctors, our own lawyers, our own journalists for our own publications, and our own politicians. Then we will have planted the seeds for our silent revolution. The only other alternative is bloodshed and death.
I definitely feel that all training does not have to be academic. I am a big proponent of vocational training. We need healthcare professionals, auto mechanics, HVAC specialists, beauticians, hair stylists, food service workers, etc. They are an equal and vital part of our collective struggle. Their work is genius in its own right. I would also have this option for the parents of students enrolled in our own charter and diverse religion-based schools. Give them the opportunity to learn a trade to help feed and take care of their families. Help them get off public assistance if they depend on the state. Lift our folk up.
White folk and other races are welcome to help the cause, as long as they understand that, off rip, this is our shit. We’re not including anyone else. This is a literal cosa nostra. If they agree, they are welcome to aid in our movement. If not, they can step the fuck off. We already have the world against us, a few more opps ain’t shit.
This isn’t an easy agenda to accomplish. It’s gonna take a generation or two to have it fully implemented. Most of us won’t be around to see it manifested. But rest assured that if we follow the plan, we shall see the mountain top. If you disagree with me, that’s cool. Just show me a better plan. That’s my time y’all. Discuss this with your folk. Build.