Selective Oblivion and the Many Who Sleep

I was talking to a good friend of mine the other day about the fuckery…also, known as the world we live in. It occurred to us both that people have a way of seeing what they want to see, when it comes to social/economic/political issues. The fact that the movie Straight Outta Compton is doing well in theaters across the globe, is dope. God bless the hip hop.But it makes me wonder why such a movie would be released at such a time.In other words, is this by design?

In the movie, the artist (NWA) experienced racial profiling/police brutality…just like some other blacks I know. Just like I have. Just as many of you do. Just as we’ve been seeing as numbers of cops killing Blacks drastically increase almost daily. Everyday is a #BlackLivesMatter moment. A #JusticeFor(fill in name here) rally.

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. -Ecclesiastes1:9 (NIV)

In any event, I remember learning about the Rodney King beating. But today, we see a whole new breed of hate, as police are straight up killing blacks worldwide. I hear musicians speaking out about injustice and encouraging people to stand with us in the struggle. Any of this sound familiar?

Why would you release a ‘Black Power’ movie at a ‘Black Power’ time. Do you want “riots”? There is an underlying theme here…and somebody’s still sleeping.

The bottom line is that everything happens for a reason. And while media is fighting to start a race war under the leadership of a Black President, it makes me wonder who is sleep? Who is falling into the trap? I think much of what goes on this world is by choice. What you choose to believe…what you choose to see…


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