"This is the worst time 4 Black Men to bow down in peaceful resistance. I wont even post a picture because I want no parts of it. Alls I know is I heard the god Stevie Wonder took both knees and I was immediately done. Imma blame his age and give him a pass; the rest of these ninjas? Nope. Firstly, peaceful resistance played out in the 60s. Its almost a Saturn-cycle since those dog days... Secondly, how they gone fight from a position of submission? I guess Dude was making a statement in the humblest way possible. Which is cool. Just for him tho. Everybody can't bow down, it looks like surrender. Its passive-aggression in the purist sense. Don't be that way.
"Everyday Im understanding more and more why Witches jes watch..
Black Folks are truly in the sunken place, all watery. Scared of magik too."
The Almanac says Black is s'pose to assert itself right now: the equinox and the new moon and the occultation and Libra and religious holidays and damn aint it time.. I understand scary, nobody wants to face the dragon. The thing is, that mofo is releasing the Kraken and setting middle-america's fields on fire.. Follow me? The dragon is the most feared and mysterious creature of european literature. The monstrous reptilian-like, mythological creature symbolizes any terror that leaves men feeling vulnerable. Corporatocity and dictatorships are dragons. And for the past too many decades Black folks have been pacified by Lady Liberty and lulled back to sleep. Yet she does not grant us the nurturing supple at her breasts, just silicon and electronic suck toys whenever we begin to cry out in agitation. Nerves overtaxed and stressed by contractual agreements, we turn our anger against our reflections... How we gone buck-up to the water company? How we gone boycott the internet? The darkness of christianity is this- Jesus is a sadomasochist. To turn the other cheek and welcome long-suffering = Kink. Or perhaps, Stockholm Syndrome would be a better classification? Dunno.. I do know this: if we are not kneeling in meditation or proposing a marriage, then taking a knee is officially off the table. Da fuq?
Brothers were doing good on Saturday and going ham on POTUS and the Franchise owners...
Sunday: Our rage is hashtag'd.
We underestimate our opponents.
So many, many rituals are needed. Rituals, in all shapes and forms are required for this exorcism.
Ignorance is contagious. It takes years of reprograming to see with our original, Noble eyes. Unfortunately, we don't have that kinda time.
Flint, Michigan is still without clean drinking and bathing water.
Port Author Texas (P.A.T.) evacuees are being housed in tented, FEMA camps.
In the United States' borders.
Once I saw a documentary about a group of rabbis that were participating in the Kaporot ritual- beheading an 18-wheeler truckload of chickens. They were chanting and singing while swinging the birds around peoples bodies. Then they would cut the birds head off, spilling blood into containers and on the ground... Said it was for absolution- to pay a ransom for the removal of their sins. I bring it up because Kapparot occurred last week, according to the Jewish Calendar.
We are currently in Yamim Nora'im ("Days of Awe") - The Holy High Days.
"Kapparot is a custom in which the sins of a person are symbolically transferred to a fowl. It is practiced by some Jews shortly before Yom Kippur. First, selections from Isaiah 11:9, Psalms 107:10, 14, and 17-21, and Job 33:23-24 are recited; then a rooster (for a male) or a hen (for a female) is held above the person's head and swung in a circle three times, while the following is spoken: "This is my exchange, my substitute, my atonement; this rooster (or hen) shall go to its death, but I shall go to a good, long life, and to peace." The hope is that the fowl, which is then donated to the poor for food, will take on any misfortune that might otherwise occur to the one who has taken part in the ritual, in punishment for his or her sins." http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-custom-of-kapparot-in-the-jewish-tradition
Rabbis say they don't do that anymore because #inhumanesociety.. How much you wanna bet they still doing that -ish in the bush? How much you wanna bet black folks gone call it devil worshipping and want no parts????
Then turn around and pray for a sacrificed god to be their savior?
The same absentee savior that allowed trans-continental chattel slavery and Jim Crow Laws.
The same silent savior that allows some to transmute their sins and others to suffer them.
Kapparah (כפרה), the singular of kapparot, means "atonement" and comes from the Hebrew root
k-p-r, which means "to atone". (Wiki) Yeah, there's something else going on here.... Yall see it?
So, to recap my original statement. Taking a submissive position, symbolically or otherwise, is bonding the very curse we are striving to reverse. Reverse, as in send back... African+American gladiators and their allies are 'taking a knee', while the appointed Priests of the Bible are asserting themselves and absolving their own sins. The group consciousness that allows some to bend a knee in protest in hopes of equity vs an opposing consciousness that supports some in making ritualistic sacrifices to ensure their cohesive, continued equity are polar opposing energies.
All of that to say this: Gas prices jumped $0.10 this weekend. And if I don't pay my electricity bill, this blog is a wrap.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Hosea 4:6