First of all, are you really serious about White Supremacy and Systemic Racism?
If I assume that you are…and, you sound like you are…
Don’t you think you need to do more than write words?
Don’t you think you need to do more than write apologies?
Don’t you think you need to do more than shame yourself, and others?
What must you do to rid yourself of the crushing guilt?
The disease of shame fires through the veins of your heart
and pumps through your blood and being.
You are shame.
You paint shame.
You paint your children with shame.
You have been unable to cope
with your own heart,
You paint your children’s heart with shame.
You paint your children’s heart with shame
because you are unable to embrace
your own heart.
You paint your children’s heart with shame.
You ignite their blood
and electrify their heart,
you have perfected your own machine,
and this is your most profound gift,
Never listen to someone
who wants you to feel shame.
Never accept that shame today
will solve the problems of tomorrow.
It is the opposite. Exactly.
There are some people with White skin
who have the most money
who have enjoyed the most privilege
who have lived in bubbled safety
more than most who refuse
to recognize their own love
who treat their own love
like a beaten dog
who treat their own hearts
like a beaten dog
Because of their position
they have power
they have a microphone
and they are teaching.
They are teaching their shame.
They are showing us their shame.
They are forcing us to shame.
You can not be forced to shame.
You can die standing up for what you believe
But you can not be forced to shame.
If you shame. It’s your shame.
If you allow your children to be shamed.
It is your shame.
Who’s the first of these White folks
who feel so passionately
that they must have the world feel like them,
who’s the first to stop paying taxes.
Who’s the first to stop paying taxes?
Who’s the first to sell their belongings
and the spoils of their imperial souls.
Who’s the first to do more than speak words of shame
to infect the children,
and stop paying tribute to the structure
they speak so emotionally about
in their words.
Systemic = Government,
Where are the white folks who will stop paying taxes.
Where are the white folks who will stop paying for the structure?
I know where they are.
I see them…
Behind their words
behind their worlds…
I see you.
Words without Love
in a garden
of broken glass
love without love
is worse evenstill
our poisonous pill.
All my love
All my love
I shill and I shill.
Words without Love
is a terrible
There’s so much ripeness. I’ve picked a bunch of “fruit” and now it’s to create something beautiful and delicious before it rots. I will be touching back on these writings for as long as the fruit remains ripe. I would love and appreciate your thougts and feelings on whatever topic moves you.
- Can “Vermont” Lead Us?
- Guilt and Shame are Flavors Not Food
- Courageous Parenting
- Why I Love Monuments
- If You Haven’t Changed, Why Do You Expect Others To Have Changed?
- Advice To Black People
- The Real War Is Coming
- We’re Always Fighting The State
- I’m a Racist Heathen and It’s My World
Can “Vermont” Lead Us?
The Brave Little State speech is like a lifeline today, a lifeline that has been under assault, known or not, by our political apparatus which are not completely but overwhelmingly driven by financial desires. “Vermont” can lead us…
I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the Union, and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.Calvin Coolidge, 1928 “Brave Little State”
Guilt and Shame are Flavors Not Food
Making decisions because of guilt or shame is following a sociopathic morality and a lot of “normal” people are doing that.
There’s no getting it right but there is getting it wrong. In fact sometimes the only way we can find our way is by continuously getting it wrong, seeing it’s wrong and making an adjustment to a lesser wrong. Courageous parenting is getting it less wrong. But this is very hard, next to impossible in the social systems we’ve created, and it would be very hard to do without support of a community who believe as you, even if it’s a tiny community.
Why I Love Monuments
Someone, generally before we were alive, wanted us to remember something. They wanted us to remember so much that they built great structures that took great resources and even lives. What did they want us to remember and why is it important to remember?
If You Haven’t Changed, Why Do You Expect Others To Have Changed?
Have you changed your beliefs? Or have you just gotten more familiar with what you believe and more invested? Can you see the futility of thinking others should change if you haven’t? It’s pretty easy to see what’s coming when you look at the consistency of how people behave. Until that consistency is broken, nothing will change in the way we want it to.
It’s crazy, right? It’s like everyone thinks they just got the new information that will finally convince everyone else who’ve been adamantly opposed to finally agree. What the hell is that about? Have you noticed that the arguements have only changed content? Yes, and now everyone’s adding the condecension into their posts to reflect that not only are you, as the one holding the opposing viewpoint, wrong in your viewpoint but you are also of lesser intelligence and moral character than “I” and “I” will be sure you know that (because making sure people who you disagree with feel morally and intellectually inferior is a sure sign of the moral high ground).
It’s really basic in some ways. We have an important bunch of things to talk about. People are listening and people care but there’s a very vocal and fairly large group of people who have proclaimed, with no evidence whatsoever, that THEY are the authority on what is good and bad. These folks haven’t changed, they feel more like themselves than ever and that’s the most terrifying thing because while many people have taken this #GreatPause to to painful, introspective work, to deepen their understanding of how we are all connected, how our mutual actions and mutual behavior matters, as we seek towards justice in the world.
It’s really basic but some just don’t get it. If you’re behaving in a cruel, oppressive, violent, hateful way towards others, if you are belittling, shaming or using fear to motivate others (or yourselves) you cannot achieve Justice for anyone. But you will achieve something, it might be a different form of Justice for yourself but it won’t be the Justice you seek.
Are you the type that uses these strategies to try to convince others of your own moral standing? Are you the type that says it’s ok to shame people into changing their viewpoints and then call that progress? Are you the type to behave in a hateful way towards others on your question to achieve a less violent society for people? Time to take a hard freaking look in the mirror if you are and if you’re not sure, just go back over your social media posts, take a look at who you are in that realm and you’ll have your answer.
Advice To Black People
Black Power and if you really want justice, how to talk to white people (Capitalization intended exactly as is).
The Real War Is Coming
when you focus on differences, war is inevitable because you can always find differences. The biggest difference in our existence is not skin color or money, it’s what we are familiar with as The Male and what we are unfamiliar which is known as the “Female” but is more accurately described as the “Non-Male”.
We’re Always Fighting The State
“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing people he didn’t exist”.
How “The State” must have chaos because without it, what would be it’s job and how this creates a false belief that the State is the authority on human rights and the only grantor and we are driven so insane by this belief that we sit silent in our humanity while screaming at the top of our lungs that we have not been granted something that is impossible to grant and when the impossiblity is then bestowed on us, we find no joy because joy is not possible with false grantings and meanwhile the thing we truly want has been forgotten or distracted from and the state of that thing, the truly important thing has become more jeapordized than it was before we undertook to have it’s solution granted to us.
The State is rule. It is designed to create and enforce rules. It’s not designed to promote humanity, it can’t because the State has only one mechanism for change, force. We have fallen so far away from an appropriate State entity that there should be no arguement for increased State anything!
Look at how we are all running around arguing with each other, screaming and yelling and fighting for things that cannot be granted. We cannot grant justice, we cannot grant equality, we cannot grant peace, we cannot grant these things and yet not only do we try to have them granted to us, we have creates a behemoth, the State, that takes our money on top of not being able to grant us the things we most dearly want.
Arguements about this are low hanging fruit and can be summed up simply by taking the example of the “Civil Rights Movement” of the 60’s where the illusion that a State Mechanism could some how grant civility to a person was played out in full. This is the Devil convincing the people he doesn’t exist. How did we come to believe, in the first place, that a State, could grant us our humanity? How was this initial tricked played on us and how did we buy into that so completely that people have died and killed to achieve not only the unachievable but to also poison their own sense of morality and to then feed that poison to the next generation?
My arguement is that we have died and killed, sacrificed and suffered for the fantasy that The State can somehow save us, save our humanity or be the primary driver of a humane life and worse, yes, worse we have not only suffered great pains and death to uphold this fantasy but worse we refuse the messages of our soul and from our children. We refuse to hear the messages of our children. Before we let them speak, before we hear them…we inform them, we inject them with this poison fantasy that is ours alone and we do this in action well before we speak it and because our children are the most effective learning machines and pattern machines they pick it up almost immediately and with nothing in place to interrupt the base assumption that they are not good enough and that they must seek the approval of the the State (Authority) to validate their goodness, a goodness and righetousness that we demonstrate can only be granted from above, we poison our children, we ensure the cycle of war.
Whether we want to see it or not, people are not the enemy of people. The State can be an enemy of people and in most cases, maybe all cases, it is, if you must find an enemy. If you must find a fight and maybe we must, let the fight be against the State. If we must tame and topple and demand and threaten, let it be against a State that seeks to make us believe we need it in a way that it must be inserted into every aspect of our lives. We do not need it. The State is like technology, it’s our bitch, we use it, not the other way around.
I’m a Racist Heathen and It’s My World
What is all this arguing about
Crazy white people
Crazy black people
it’s not that we need new laws
it’s that we need to uphold justice
but listen to what EVERYONE is saying
if you don’t own yourself
I’m pretty sure
they don’t own you either
Everyone that’s been in Vermont less than 10 years
and look around at all the master strategists
trying to orchestrate your lives
because they can’t orchestrate
like a shunned prom queen
I think there are more people with sense
and I think those people need to get together over sense
because blood is coming
and it could be worked out
while all the slow pokes are
addressing the challenges of our state
the world is flying by
there must not be challenges –
there must not be
what would it look like
if there were no challenges
All screaming about victory
A real victory would be living in full recognition of who you are and your value in the world
But not us…victory for us
Victory is the allowance of our recognition
from those who have no right to allow
who has a right to allow you
to recognize yourself
and we shout victory victory victory