They disunite us, we conquer and reduce ourselves.
They disunite us, we conquer and reduce ourselves.
A time cultivating poverty
of the spirit,
the flesh hungers for more that is of temporary fulfillment,
filling the stomach of pleasures made from old stone.
Religions of the wind,
the dead of spirit rise to claim life
gasping from artificial breath,
spewing amens from dead bowels,
the withered hand has fallen
to unjust knees,
cultivating death to the just and life to the unjustly.
Bull*** I am Spartacus wannabes…
This is supposed to be about we the people
not we the ruling classes.
This isn’t about doing what’s right but has become about taking any issue trending and using that to sway for votes and power.
This is about regaining power, gaining the majority in the house so one party can rule over the other.
Both political parties are looking for their “I am Spartacus” moments, using the accused and the accuser.
Gropers speaking out against the accused…really?!
All the sudden everyone gives a crap about corruption, corruption both parties have lived off of for years and both have created.
All the sudden everyone gives a crap about sexual assault/abuse within powerful circles and yet every single one of them have swept years of abuse under the rug but now everyone wants to be Spartacus and speak out against abuse.
All of the sudden everyone gives a crap about the corruption and injustice that has destroyed the lives of many Americans and created a new class of working poor, any injustices committed towards ppl of color and how all these politicians are sick of it?!
They only care now because it is affecting their power.
They are now speaking out against tribalism, a tribalism they created.
Everything that is new has been covered in what is old,
appearances of progress…
All that is genuine as been hidden in the illusion of progress.
“With manipulation Americans have been lured into every war ever created,
unaware of the creators.”
Every word spoken hides the drum beat of war both abroad and home.
Every war America has every had,
the war against drugs has born more addicts.
The war against corporate elites have born more wealth for the wealthier.
The war against hate is birthing more radical fringe groups.
The war against what is freedom of speech is birthing more censorship of speech.
The war against fake news is birthing more prisons for anyone who has a different view.
The war against high cost of living has born an affordable housing problem. Less can afford to make ends meet.
The war against hunger has birthed more hunger.
Every war America has or has had, seems to only birth more of the same. We seem to be upholding the very thing we are contesting.
Are these issues being used as a tool against us?
No matter how humane we may think these issues are, is it possible we are being used to war against each other to give birth to a more government controlled state(s)/nation?
The war against corrupt politicians has birthed a more corrupt system of which we are all poisoned.
Every war to promote a more humane way for a foreign land to govern a people, has created more inhumanity.
What are we truly warring about?
Why haven’t any of these wars birthed more peace? Humanity? Equality? Love? Wealth?
Why haven’t these wars birthed less wars? Racism? Censorship? Prisons of body and speech? Poverty?
Are we unaware to what we are truly warring against and for who we war.
Maybe these wars were never meant to be won but only through us create more of what we war against.
“Our division feeds the ruling classes power and unity, giving them freedom to exempt themselves from polices that oppress and drive people into poverty.”
The minority ruling class understands something we the as people don’t,
untied they stand, divided they fall.
The ruling class sees no color as we do only a signature on the dotted line of compromise.
May we someday understand;
us uniting would disrupt their unity and divided they would fall.
We as a humanity have to stop serving the ruling class plates or power and be accountable for what we’ve allowed.
Disrupt the clam,
stillness of power
of the ruling class through coming together.
The post I placed on social media about Nike and kaepernick had created some stir.
Many had felt my post was racist and a few were offended. One person had remarked, “this post is disgusting.”
I’d like to take a minute to expound.
I had stopped buying Nike shoes or clothing years ago, children working in sweatshops was the main reason. I had and still feel that Nike exploits these poorer countries for profit, creates environments or oppressing working conditions because there are no labor laws, uses a type of slave labor to produce their products.
I was an avid supporter of kaepernick. I believed in his reasons. I encountered a lot of backlash for that.
This is my bottom line, you can’t stand against injustice and allow yourself to be endorsed by a company that creates it. You can’t stand against oppression and allow yourself to be endorsed by a company that uses economically poor countries and creates environments of oppression for profits. Nike is very capable of taking a serious issue and exploiting that issue for profits. If Nike can exploit a child has young as 7, do they really care about a human right?
We as a people rely to much on the celebrity to speak for us. The elite wealthy shouldn’t be the ones to determine when an issue determines attention, what hashtag is best and so forth. At some point we as people need to break away from what truly oppresses and violates human rights, no matter the color. No celebrity, corporation should have that much control.
My belief is; the minute someone signs on the dotted line, allowing themselves to be endorsed by a company that oppresses, violates or uses anyone to produce for profit and exploits an issue for gains, that person has compromised themselves somewhere.
We can’t allow standing against injustice, oppression, exploiting issues to become another business and hashtag for profit.
If I’ve upset anyone, I am sorry but I stand by my original post and hope this helps to explain where I’m coming from.
Thank you for reading this and as always I’m open to comments.