Now Ain’t The Time For Your Tears…

So, the police chief of Sanford, FL steps down but defends his departments action, or rather, lack of action in the Trayvon Martin murder.  That’s like a big ole’ slap in America’s multicultural face.  Why?  Because we’re supposed to be different, better even.

My sister, when faced with the impossible, loves to say, “If we can put a man on the moon, then we can surely…blah, blah, blah”  It would be sad to think that for all of our advancements in the last fifty years, the one concept that continues to elude us is justice for all.  For crying out loud, it’s in the Pledge of Allegiance! 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. *sigh. sad, heavy sigh*

I’m holding up my end of the bargain, America.  Whatchu got?

People, now is the time for action…but what are we to do?

The devaluation of black life, brown life, poor life, immigrant life…all of it…needs a melody to haunt us until we figure it out.  (Here’s Dylan performing one)

Thank you, GT Christie, for the education.  Sad to think that almost 50 years later, things really aren’t that different. In fact, they seem to be worse since we can’t even get the man arrested. (Here are the lyrics

These are powerful words, y’all.  I quoted some of them in my letter to my Congressman Frank Lautenberg and copied his major opponent, Dick Zimmer. (yes, Zimmer)  In my letter, I promised to visit soon to talk through any points that didn’t warrant action.  Won’t that be fun?

I’ll also send a copy to these folks…just for shits and giggles.  (Click Here for list of elected officials for Sanford FL)  

For no other reason than I simply don’t know what else to do, I’ll send a copy to the President, my governor, Florida’s governor, my mama, yo’ mama…

If that doesn’t work, I’m pulling out the big guns — that’s right I’m writing to Harry Hairston.  That man gets results!


2 thoughts on “Now Ain’t The Time For Your Tears…

  1. People’s outrage about this incident is neither black nor white, but your point is equally true that the event itself was a racial incident. I can imagine it both ways — black guns down white or white guns down black — but either way it’s a crime. The most bigoted person I know, who completely admits his “prejudice,” said to me the other night: “This is why I believe in capital punishment. If you shoot somebody like that, your sentence should be to die the same way. I don’t care what color you are. It’s just wrong.”
    Well … maybe there’s hope for us all.
    Ummm … I’m humbled by your attention above. Hope it does some good.
    (Hope you didn’t make me go viral too … aint ready for that just now LOL)

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