Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I was going to say negros get ready, but I didn't want some N-WORD-ERS getting mad at me. But check this train-of-thought. And remember, it's just my opinion. But hold on, cuz there IS a train coming.

Her Excellency EJS President of Liberia was recently in the states visiting a friend of mine. It was sort of a book promotion thing. I didn't know that much about Liberia. Well, Okay, I thought Marcus Garvey was the president of Liberia. Didn't he swindle a few black people with a promise of new Cadillacs, in a new land? Wait, maybe that was Daddy Rich. Dang it, that's not even right. That was Richard Pryor... wasn't it? Anyway, all I know is some negroes got together and got on a big boat and went to Africa. Don't get mad at me for saying negroes because I'm just trying to be historically correct. I can't say some niggas got on a boat. Some negros might get upset. I mean we were called negroes, okay. Yep, sambos, darkies, niggers and negroes. Hey, I didn't make up the word. I'm reminded of the time I had to fight a brotha because I called him black. So please, you say afro, some say negro, and some say the N-word. So lets wait for another personality to use the N-WORD before we go downstairs to that smoky juke joint. I'd rather sit in a tub of frog spit than debate that NeverEndingStory.
OuuuuWeeee, it's too too tuff for me.

But see, in all seriousness, I was lost about the history of Liberia. So I asked my friend a few questions about the country, the president and her book. Mocha, from "In the Cafe with Mocha television show" was the presidents host. This was her reply :

"You should definitely try the book, Liberia has a very interesting history and she does a great job of laying the foundation so that you really understand the underlying reasons for their 14 year war.

She is a very cool lady, very intelligent and warm. She was on the John Stewart Show on Thursday and actually made him a Chief"

See, I didn't know anything about a war. Well, I sort of heard about wars in Africa but I just throw them all in the same pot. I am not trying to be funny. I am sure there are many that keep a keen eye on the current events in the homeland but I have to be honest and say... I am not the one. I could fake it like the Wizard of Oz. But I'd be a fake, just like the Wizard of Oz. And who likes a faky jake... I don't. So, I asked a few more questions, she replied:

"Carey, the war was in its most simple explanation was about class. There are indigenous Liberians and what are called "Americo-Liberians" descendants of freed American slaves who were sent back to Africa with the permission/expense of the US Government. Of course many of these now freed slaves were generations removed from Africa and basically thought of the indigenous. It did not help that the US government established a government system that mirrored that of the US and placed the freed slaves in positions of power to rule over this newly settled land of Liberia. After years and years of simmering animosity as most oppressed people usually do, they rebelled. This led to 14 years of coups, corrupt government, and extreme poverty. When Ellen came into power she had a country that had no electricity or running water for 8 years, no school systems in place, 90% unemployment rate, debt 30 times more than the annual budget.

I looked at those statistics and was blown away. I looked at the poverty and the US governments part in the whole process. Then my mind went to a place few has ventured. What if the US got tired of black folk and decided to call them all in. Hold up now, let me finish. What if they preempted all programing and told all African Americans to report to "staging areas"?

Okay, we know most black people have 1 gun - or none - and 6 bullets. For the sake of argument, lets say several have a bunch of weapons. First, they would tell all white folk to get out of the cities and then bomb that bitch. You feeling me? That would corral a bunch of negroes. All your white buddies would then be nothing but white - not buddies - simply white. They sure wouldn't run to the cities with your ass. Let alone hide you in their attic. The US can't find Bin "Thin" Latin, but they'll find negroes hiding under the boardwalk.

I don't know if you've driven across the US, but if you have, you know there are miles and miles and miles of places that a brotha CAN'T hide. What? Don't believe me, ask the Indian about that.
That reminds me. The American Indian had strong warriors on swift horses. But apparently, they were not fast enough. So, we can't forget about communications. Do I need to say how vital a role that plays in any... ahh, war. A 30 day phone card is not going to get it. And BET is owned by white folks.

The Jewish community could blend in. Yep, all they have to do is change their names and take off that Star Of David. But black folks can't hide. Where are they gonna run? If they run to the West there's a great body of water called the Mississippi River. Uh huh, that's going to stop many right there. And, if some make it to the other side they will not be met by the underground railroad. Not Harriet Tubman, nor Oprah, will be waiting for them with a glass of kool-aid or a new refrigerator. Nope, cornfields, haystacks and shotguns will be the name of the game.

How many airplanes do black folks own? Heck, how many black pilots do you know? Who's going to come to the rescue of the black man in America? Is the black man really needed? Affirmative action will not fly. The bill of rights and civil rights will be null and void.

Is the black man really needed? There will be jobs for everyone - white. Unemployment will be at it's lowest. No more BET to wreck the minds of the inquisitive white kids. White folks could turn on the TV and root for all the white guys shooting 3 pointers. Dunking will be banned. There would be no more debates about immigration because everybody that even looks like they've ever kissed a dark skinned person would have to run for the hills.

I know this scenario might sound a little crazy but am just saying... is the black man needed in the US? Some might argue the contributions the black man has made on this country, like jazz and the peanut, but really? Who needs the black man to make more babies they can not afford, nor feed? Who needs the black man to sell more drugs and increase the crime rate? Why doesn't America take the black man out of his misery before unemployment hits the levels of Liberia? Heck, they're already killing each other. Should the black man get ready because isn't there a train a coming? Do we need another million man march or HBO special about the plight of the black man? Should we call Cornel West and his boys to hold another round table discussion. Maybe we should just bitch and moan and cry and bullshit while telling others what "THEY need to do"

Yawl gonna make me lose my mind, up in here, up in here. Yawl gonna make me act a fool, up in here, up in here. Yeah, some believe America can do without rap music too. To many blacks making money off that mess. That gutter bowl - jelly roll - bump yo booty, don't you know. I don't know, is it me or does America really need black folks?

I think there's a train a comin'. And... that's my opinion.

Keith said...
Hahahahahahaha, Funny, but good points made there. I love this blog because you make me think..Even when I don't want to..Does America really need the Black man?But of course...America would have no rythem without us...no soul...and God knows..America needs a soul.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...
It doesn't matter what America needs... GOD said it and it is so!Love ya. To copy off of Keith, you got my brain doing stuff it don't want to do when it's home just chill'n (LOL)Ms. Butterfly

CareyCarey said...
@ Keith ...I tried to keep it light, but it was written to make us think.

freemanpress said...
I think the time when they needed us has long passed and now they don't know what to do. Since the Mexican cats have crossed the borders and taken all the sharecropping jobs we are in the cities. Now never forget taking care of sick people is also a money maker so as long as we remain sick we are a tax base to be exploited.They needed us to do the work they didn't want to do now they need us to be a exploitable people so they can make money. Overall we are not needed but they will never get their own folks to do anything but say they are entitled to the land. Can't grow with someone who feels they don't have to do nothing at all.

CareyCarey said...
Dang Freeman, you've made some very interesting points. Yeah, the only way some feel like they're up is to have others beneath them.

Mizrepresent said...
Well the way these folks are acting up around here...i wouldn't put it past them to give it a try. One friend of mine told me about how gun sales have went up almost 50% in the last couple of months. Somebody out there is stocking up on guns, and from the looks of it, it ain't us.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...
Just checking in. Have a great weekend! Love ya crazy, I mean Carey (LOL)Ms. Butterfly

El Nuyorican said...
This shit was funny, but it also made some excellent points. It reminds me of a story, Space Invaders" by Derrick Bell in "Face at the bottom of the Well." In it, aliens come from out of space and promise America all the free fuel they'll ever need and some other shit, but the catch was they had to tuen over all black folk. The story is both funny and very insightful.This post reminded me of that story. I like your stule, bro! LOLEddie

CareyCarey said...
@ Miz ...I've heard similar talk of gun sales increasing. I don't know Miz, I 've seen plenty of brothas get killed AND they had a gun. If you had a gun I doubt it would stop another from killing you.

"But of course...America would have no rhythm without us." What Keith says sounds real...Perhaps every nation, ethnic group or culture finds it rhythm eventually. But without us, it would have taken America so damn long!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...
Just stopping in to say Hello and wishing you a happy whatever day you happen to check this day!Love and hugsMs. ButterflySending prayers your way!

A Lady's Life said...
Thanks for visiting my post:)I think America(and the world) needs good people. I think you find good and bad in all races, in all countries,in all religions. You can't just clump people and stereotype them. I don't like rap because of the swear words. I don't like women being disrespected by calling them bitches and telling them they need to go down.That is not love. It's not love that is going to last. Women are Mothers and no child likes to hear its Momma being called a bitch. Fathers have to look into the eyes of the babies they create and I know they love them but all children need and Mother and a Father and peace and joy. No child worries about money as much as they worry about not having parents. Money never made much of a difference to me as a child.:) Then the gun issue is disturbing. You know, if there were no customers for the drugs, the business would go away on its own very quietly. Why do people take drugs? There are so many other ways to get a high without it hurting you or anyone else.:)That's what I believe:)


Big Mark 243 said...

I wish I was funny and clever like a couple of the cats who left comments... or I was deep and thick with the knowledge about the black man and his experience in America and where he came from...

...no, a brother like Mark isn't any of those things but I have my own skills... still, I just sayin'... it would be nice.

For me, the whole N-word controversy is just something that gets trotted out every so often to keep us distracted. I know what I answer to and can't be worried about what someone calls me. It is more that it is an unattractive word and does not flow with any sense of style of beauty off my tongue.

As to the question of Libreria, I think that it goes on to validate my belief that we would NOT treat each other any better than any other oppressor. If anything, situations like the one in Liberia reaffirms the theory that there is no greater victimizer that the one who goes from being the victim to being the oppressor.

I have never been a fan of the 'return to Africa' wing of African American thought. Why? I like McDonald's (actually, I prefer Burger King but they don't have wi-fi) and 'lectricity. Let's not go into toilets and running water... damn, without 'lectricity, you KNOW there isn't any air condtioning. But there is a lot of tsetse fly, ververt monkeys and lions waiting on a city cat like me to get lost and wandering out into the bush.

Like my man Julian told Dap in the movie 'School Daze', "I'm from Detroit, MoTown. YOU go back to Africa". But you say that it won't be another brother asking me to go but the white man MAKING me go, if not to Africa, certainly to a resettlement camp. Like they did the Indians.

Edgar J. Hoover made sure that the original Black Panther Party was broken up because those brothers would have been, along with Malcom X and MLK, our version of the 'founding fathers', and we would really have a unified community. But lets face it, it was a black man who did Malcom, and who knows how deep the conspiracy went to leave MLK vulnerable to get shot. I think a lot of those cats would have been the Ringo Star to M&M McCartney and Lennon.

One of the reason (not the only or even the most important, but a big reason) that white folks want to make sure the 2nd amendment keeps them strapped up with weapons is that their insecurity and guilt over being so messed up has them on edge. THEY are the ones who worry about the great race wars and stuff like that. The Red Menance and Jihad coming to pay them back for all their criminal activities in other lands and cultures.

Yeah, they worry about the brothers here too and we are not far from the topic of the day when they have their meetings. They actually worry that we would try to overrun their cities and spread out into the suburbs and wreck and ruin their 'safe and stable homes'. Not to mention to infect their Precious with 'jungle fever' and therby begin the genetic annilhilation of their race... which is what feeds the white superority complex, the fact that they are the true world's minority and in order to survive they had to destabilize other cultures and infect their thinking with a thought pattern that turned what is, into what isn't.

Big Mark 243 said...

Here in America, one of the few places where other than the islands of England and Australia, where there are more of them than there are of anyone else (not for long, says Jose, the border jumper!!) they are well aware of what it is going to take to defend their status and rank. And they are willing to die for it.

Which is why they train and prepare for war at all times. Out in the woods where a brother hasn't ever THOUGHT of going into, they are preparing for the final push, where they have to fight for the country that they stole.

If anything, I would not be surprised if at first, brothers would fall in line, because that is what happens at the start of things like this. At first, they won't be coming for the 'fine, upright citizens' but for the hood rats and the Jenny-girls working the block... folks strung out on drungs and chronically unemployed... after all, they will deserve to be sent somewhere anywhere. Then once they start coming for those who make less than $25K or have only an associate degree... you know, like the Martin Niemroller piece, until they come for them, and by then it would be too late.

Now I don't think that it would happen, where all the white folk get so tired of us that they send us back or make all y'all out there live in Detroit. Thing is though, there is enough of them who would not mind TRYING to make that happen and they elect enough of them into positions of authority, and it gets less fuzzier and less like an hazy dream and more like a sharper focused plan.

Sorry if this doesn't make any sense, but you are not the only one that worries that white civilians are militarized and no such movement exists for people of color.

Reggie said...

Excellent post....and an excellent "train" of thought as well.