The Disposable Conscience of the American Negro
There is an African-American woman somewhere in America who is pushing the agenda. She is smart and great at her job. She is an executive in a Fortune 500 company or a professor at a top university. She dresses conservatively and carries herself in a manner befitting a lady of status. She lives in a great neighborhood. She frequents the best restaurants. But when she is with her girls she dances to this: Wobbledy wobble, wo-wo-wobble, wobbin’
Ass so fat, all these bitches’ pussies is throbbin’
Bad bitches, I’m your leader, Phantom by the meter
Somebody point me to the best ass-eater
Tell ‘I’m “Pussy clean! ” I tell them “Pussy squeaky! “
Niggas give me brain ’cause all of them niggas geeky
If he got a mandingo, then I buy him a dashiki
And bust this pussy open in the islands of Waikikiiiiii…
Kiss my ass and my anus, ’cause it’s finally famous
And it’s finally soft, yeah, it’s finally solved!
I don’t know, man, guess them ass shots were all!
Bitches ain’t poppin’, Google, my ass the
Only time you on the net is when you Google my ass
Y-y-you fuckin’ little whores, fu-fu-fuckin’ up my decors
Couldn’t get Michael Kors if you was fuckin’ Michael Kors
B-B-Big Sean, b-boy, how big is you?
Gimme all yo’ money and gimme all yo’ residuals
And Slap it on my ass, ass, ass… Ask her why she supports these lyrics and the artists who pen them and you are likely to hear, ‘they are not talking about me.’
Everyone has seen the video of R Kelly peeing on a 14-year-old girl. Everyone knows that he married Aaliyah when she was the ripe old age of 15. Everyone knows that after he was found ‘not guilty’ by a jury a reporter asked him if he was attracted to teenaged girls he asked, ‘What do you mean by teenaged?’ Surprisingly, every album and concert he has had since the allegations surfaced have been rousing successes. His album sales have not tailed off and his concerts sell out constantly. Why?
Eddie Long has marched against gay marriage. He has preached against homosexuality and helped ‘sponsor’ anti-gay legislation in Georgia. Then the allegations arose from several young, male members of his church that Long had traded cars, money and scholarships for mutual masturbation and oral sex. Long promised a vigorous defense, but decided to settle out of court which cost the church millions. The disturbed young men still are begging to tell their side of the story at the risk of losing their settlements. Did the church members leave? Did the church remove Long? No. Why not?
Whitney Houston, despite her early success was not readily accepted into the fold of Black America. She was referred to as White-ney Houston on lots of R&B stations. She never attained her street cred until she married Bobby Brown. The more Bobby beat her the more popular she became in the community and the more successful Bobby became. the more she failed at rehabilitating herself the more the community laughed at her and the more people watched her slow demise on television. Now she’s dead and Bobby is on a nationwide musical tour. Does this make any sense?
Who says that a person who is the progeny of African parentage yet exhibits habits and demeanor that would embarrass a terrorist is deemed worthy to be “community” inclusive? It seems that we, Black people, have an uncanny and innate ability and responsibility to support and defend all that is black no matter the consequence. Mainstream success has seemingly poisoned our ability to be responsible wards and caretakers of our culture.
Perhaps, the rush to protect “one of mama babies” from the white hand of the law is the collective shame and guilt of not setting one’s own individual house in order. This puts us in a position to then have to accept the opinion of the media The media then has the power to set our culture as they see fit; because we lack courage and fail to develop the healthy compunction to solve our own social ills.
We used to be an eclectic people with a mind trending towards correcting the our own social issues. The problem now is the dream has become distorted and lessened by a group hysteria that has become more pervasive… a ‘if you can’t be ’em join ’em’ mentality has taken over. The problem with being around certain people for so long is that one tends to adapt and adopt certain characteristics, habits as well as traits of those others are not innate to one’s historical heritage. The problem is compounded the further we drift away from our heritage and it becomes an afterthought, deemed no longer necessary or pertinent.
Maybe it is time to realise that everybody that might be wearing the suit of physical features from the motherland might not be internally so motivated to maintain the pride of our ‘old’ history. Given that maybe we should spend more time and energy on making sure the youth are cultured in the ways of our great-great ancestors instead of touting the misogyny and greed of mainstream success and acceptance. For what kind of success is there really in desecration of an entire race. We used to have a conscience. I hope we get it back before it is too late.