Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Book of Mirrors (Chapter 17)

Hello America,

First of all, I do apologize for not writing since Friday.

I actually thought about ending this book and making a new book called American Gangster, or something like that........

But the same truths I try to espouse to you, hold to me as well, this is the book of mirrors.

Where MLK message about challenges during rough situations, and Wesscott's assertions that great occasions don't make great moments or great men, they simply reveal.  Now when I say men, it includes women, I just grew up in a different time..........

I had a wonderful post for Saturday morning, but God said wait..........  didn't worry figured he wanted me to let the debate strategy cool..........

Got a blessing Saturday morning, that I am going to talk about, was going to write Saturday night, after the debate........., but God said wait.........

Went to church Sunday and I always write after I hear the word, regardless of the book which shows you how often I go to church ;) , but God said wait

Saw three plays of the cowboys game, Murray hurt, Romo overthrow Austin and Dez Bryant fussing at Romo for such, you know I had material.........., God said wait.

Had some errands to run yesterday, Destiny said you going to wait.......... God busy right now ;)

And alas here, I am.

We will pick up on American Gangster tomorrow as far as continuing to explore the cast, but we are going to focus on several points today via Newt Gingrich who is Don Cattano,

We are going to use four people who influenced me this weekend,  Amanda Floyd Johnson, Mr. Elanor Reed, Mrs. Media Smith and Pastor Eddie L. Jenkins........

Let's go.

In the movie, and for review, we are discussing American Gangster directed by Ridley Scott co-starred by two oscar winning actors if I believe, Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

Two moments of the movie are when Russell Crowe's character, Richie Roberts hears a truth from his wife, I gotta get her name, geez!, hits him with a truth, so hard, so deep, so powerful, he instantly reacts to it, without a moment hestitation.......

The second moment is when Richie Roberts realizes a deeper and more subtle truth in the life of Frank Lucas played by Denzel Washington and goes from a judge of people to an advocate...

We have established for the left Frank Lucas is President Barack Obama (took me a long time to call him President, my birthday is in a couple of weeks, I would like to think I have grown just a tad...... *big smile*), 

on the right, Frank Lucas is Michele Marie Bachmann.

These two are Franks because the people they represent ain't ones the establishment, the geo-political parties that ensure we know more about Khloe (Welcome to Dallas, Love........ ) than we do about our Bill of Rights.

For Obama, he represents Muslim Culture dominated Muslims who want to fundamentally change the Judeo-Christian tenets of this country, 1st and 2nd at the most generation illegals primarily and those who possess an Anti-American sentiment, and those who support socialism because words like fairness, justice and sharing and caring sound a lot better than hard work, individual responsibility and reality.........

For Michele, she represents women, first.  It is not missed that blacks got their rights, in black men, than women did.  This country took a man from 3/5's of a man to a full one legally before they ever gave any woman.  LET ME REPEAT ANY WOMAN, white, black or whatever any rights........ She represents folks who didn't go to Harvard, don't look down at others, who walk the Christian path at a level, where there are no soundbites produced that can get heavy rotation, she walks with those who have the courage to say no............

we can't afford it..........

we not going to do it.......

i won't stand for that.....

So each of these two people represent Frank Lucas in a different way.

The two people who play Richie Roberts, the character in the end who looks out for Frank but started out not necessarily being an enemy an all ways but wasn't a fan is.

for the left, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, she's the lady from around the way via the bay........ San Fran that is.....

and me.  is that enough background?  Are we caught up to speed? let's go.

In the movie, Don Cattano, played by Assante in the movie, played by Newt Gingrich in politics, has Frank over.  Frank moving weight, baby......... he got Harlem on lock, his wholesale approach to the retail market in regards to heroin sales in Harlem got everybody eating, cutting out all of those middle men that Don Cattano who represents a Major Italian crime syndicate family has to find a way to feed.........

Don Cattano has Mr. Lucas over his house, a beautiful home, an estate..........

And he refers to the floors, beautiful tile, I love beautiful homes.....I get excited forgive me.

He tells Mr. Lucas how each tile was handmade brought over from Italy, by his people, put there lovingly place by place.  He is subtly telling Mr. Lucas that not only is he cutting out his middle men with his pricing philosophy, he is empowering the scum of the streets.........the junkies, these wild ass niggers (yes, I can say the word love........) we are not pulling punches today, too much is at stake are getting money that should be going in his guys hands.

Let me give you some perspective.......... Don Cattano is chastising Frank for taking the WalMart approach ensuring all those savings are going to the customer by having a wholesale type of market, focusing only one brand that sells, and able to accomdate large quantities of an excellent product, versus a grocery store type approach selling many brands, appealing to more people and diversity.

Now don't get it twisted, I do not like Wal Mart, I think it has decimated a key staple in our communities and in our safety by pushing out grocery stores and led us on a dangerous path if folk like Obama continue to get our way to consolidate and regulate our food access on another level........ but that's another post, another time.

The point of it is that the Don is checking Mr. Lucas for giving savings to the customer, and some black, filthy, American, we smoke, we drank ones at that...................instead of his people who serve no purpose but to filter and weaken product.

My OWS babies,............ that crap you all talk about Wall Street and the middle man, well that's what the Don was on.

Let's stop and discuss that.

Newt Gingrich made a comment during the debate about the Palestinian People being a "made up" people and he is standing up for Christians and we all know they are terrorists.

Now Newt is a judgmental butthole, I know......... I am one myself, I go to rehab and everything ;), I have multiple sponsors......

But he is showing a predictive pattern of sho' being able to judge some folks, sho' being able to stand up for Israel, some illegals, but not the lazy food stamp having, $5 in rent Sec 8 staying in Plano niggers, he helped empower..........

Hmmm.......... let's call it what it is.......... I'm too old to do anything else, I found my fifth grey hair today, can't afford no more *big smile*

The disdain that Mr. Assante's character had towards those scum junkies getting savings that are deserved to them, as when a business sets prices, it is that business' business is the same that is felt when Newt refers to the "young people of this country" and to these made up people............

Made up people........huh?

I ask you simply what's not made up people?

What's white because white people ain't white, nobody is just a whiteboard, just lacking melanin?

What's black because black people ain't all the way black, I'm brown, a little brighter in places I don't tan, and yes I actually do tan believe it or not......... just have more melanin than some less than others?

What's American? Because the folks that were here we killed for the most part, the folks who originally worked the land in slaves, we didn't pay, we didn't allow them the right to lay claim to the fiscal legacies that would have still impacted their families now........

What's made up should have been a question of what's real?

Now we will get to the debates and the only person who got it right was Michele Bachmann.  She correctly addressed the simple truth, these terrorists over there are raising the babies to hate us.

But ain't the same going on over here.

If you live in the Sixities of LA, cripping ain't bad.............

If you live in Baldwin hills, you tend to see the pstone side of things.........

Ohh......... I get it, you didn't stay in a bad neighborhood, you don't stay in "that" part of town.

Really, I've moved more keys than most of the rappers put together, not to brag, by any means, just to state it ain't a piece of real estate in this country that some criminal ain't laid claim to and just bc you don't know who or what it is, don't mean it don't exist.

Sarah Palin looking outside her window right now, trust it is a drug dealer a criminal, telling me uh-uh Tiffani, you can't come up here we the we can see Russia from over here, riders.........

Let's grow up people.

Who are we to tell any of us what is made up? 

All of those people in the gaza strip ain't bad people, some work trying to make it, got that crazy cousin Akbar you can't leave no bomb materials around, but they raised they way they raised because they are.  Ain't no different than growing up seeing Rocky kick some Russian dude's butt and James Brown saying I live in America......

Almost 20 years ago, something happened to me, and the what doesn't matter, but what ended up happening is that I left my church home alone and more importantly I put the bible down.  I was one of those kids who taught Sunday School and one day.........I put the bible down never really to pick it back up.

Not about not knowing Jesus none of that.  I was mad at God, I have no need to lie or be ashamed about it.  I was mad at God for what he put me through, a lot of stuff I did myself, but I was a kid searching........out of control, getting f***** up in all kind of ways, getting high all the time, marijuana and drinking, but the acts speak more to the fact I couldn't handle my pain, in the club, not the club per se, but having happy endings that wasn't God sanctioned, getting lap dances, hey, I don't have to hide, selling dope, just not giving a damn........

I ran into a classmate of mine in Amanda Floyd......... the other day, that was the blessing I was referring to Saturday, and she told me she reads this post, and that meant the world to me. 

I transferred to my elementary school, I was in a private montesorri first, so being around black children was something I had to adjust to and my whole childhood I was scared of Amanda Floyd.  She never did anything to me, wasn't like that but she looked like she could fight, she had brothers....... in my mind, I couldn't stand a chance if I ever got in her way.

So for her to acknowledge me, bc most of the time I am so into my thoughts even in public, I don't recognize folks, I did so much drinking so early in life, my memory is shot, I honestly most of the time can't recognize nobody, not even about being rude...... It is what it is. meant the world to me.
Her father is recovering from a stroke and when a parents gets ill, its hard on the family, all involved, my dad had a massive heart attack when I was 17 and we've talked about how that impacted me.... And I told her to stay strong, I wish I could have told her more......but I didn't have the words.....

I went to church because by now God not letting me write is bugging me, I can't write anything, not my research paper due, my posts, God won't let me write and its getting on my nerves.

I went to church, and my church is like the Republican Party, supporting candidates we know don't stand for what the prinicples say because we don't want to hear the truth from those that do.........

Do I need to repeat that?

Maybe my fellow church and party members need to read that a couple more times........let it sink in.

Anyway, the speaker who spoke about the day, was one of the ladies I have always admired from afar, in Mrs. Smith, she got that quiet schwagg........ but always knowledgeable.  She spoke of the need to be on the same page.  Our church has been looking for a leader for several years, but now we divided, more in love with looking for reasons to say no, than to say yes........

kind of like this 2012 field, she spoke from Acts 2: 40-47 about the need to for fellowship.  How none of us is greater than the other?

The pastor who I think should be the pastor of our church Eddie L. Jenkins from New Hope Baptist Church in Michigan City, Indiana spoke......

And what all he said is not of concern. But he hurt my feelings.  He said if you ain't an asset, you are a liability and that hurt............He said how can you lead anyone without the word the leading you first and foremost.   I sat there and for the first time, I really thought about leaving my church.  I don't want to be a liability to anyone.

It hurt me..........And he wasn't being mean, he was a man of God speaking God's truth and sometimes God needs to get your attention, my ego is kind of big.  It can get in the way.  The pastor said it didn't matter about your political ideology as like most black churches most of the folks and leaders are open democrats.  And its hard when you are a black conservative and got to hear commentary about white candidates who proclaim and show they love the Lord are called the devil but the sometimes black President who shows in every action he cool with everybody but Jesus is called the savior.......

Its gets hard to go to church sometimes.........

So I prayed which is why I didn't write.  I did something that I haven't done in almost 20 years, I went to bible study last night.  And the word was from I Corinthians Chapter 3 1-10.  It is about an apostle speaking an organziation about why they just running wild....... somethings my church needs to hear, somethings my party needs to hear.  somethings I need to hear.

I'm single again...........I can't run the same streets that I did when I was single the last time, but the verse that struck me was verse 9, For we are God's fellow workers, you are God's field, God's building....."

I didn't see no exception for made up people.

Deacon Reed is a fiesty character and he made the analogy as I was the only person under 60 there, but grew up in summers in Mandleville, Arkansas.........that you can't let two young mules, plow all field, both got strength, both going to do what they are going to do.  Kind of like a Palin/Mims ticket ;) we would be having bodies all over! some hope and change nobody would want to feel.  We both young and strong......

He said you gotta have a old mule and a young mule to plow a field for balance.

Mrs. Smith said you gotta be on one page.

Pastor Jenkins said you either an asset or a liability.

and the word said we are God's fellow(meaning equality.....................) workers.............

So with that Don Cattano aka Newt Gingrich, I ask you who are you sir, to determine what's made up, whose made up, when the word that you assert is going to help you with your no cheating pledge(there was no need for that btw its in your marriage vows) says other wise?

Who are you Barack Obama, or Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney for you all to just know who is going to be still in the race because frankly Newt don't have half the cash Paul does nor the team Bachmann does....... they ain't going nowhere when in the end the process says the people decide, not the pundits........?

People like Amanda made me a stronger person in life, I don't worry about fighting the Newts and such of the world when I made it through Birdie Alexander, DA Hulcy and Carter High School.

I don't fear fighting the Nancy Pelosi's of the world, when I have earned someone that I respected in my own way reading my words in Amanda.


Now brother Newt, that's my nation........she's just a member, just like the other folk that I mentioned.........they made up too?


Your answer wasn't wrong because it inflamed of course, Mitt Romney is going to stand neutral on everything possible, how he goes to the bathroom is beyond me..........urinal or stall..........stall or urinal :)


My point is yes, there are terrorists over there and it is real, but you don't have the right to declare anyone a made up people no more than you have the right to deem an entire group of people you don't know honorable or another group dishonorable........


Gods word said we all workers, whether we field niggers or house niggers don't matter because the plantation is the location and that's the point of that Revelation.  


Just as important as having my two master's degrees, just as important as you being an "historian" is just as important as having Amanda's in both our lives, as having Pastor Jenkins who maybe split a verb or two, or Mrs. Smith or Deacon Reed in our lives..............


God's word says we are God's fellow workers.

Don Cattano bragged about Italian tile in a house whose decedants were the junkies he detested.......

You know why? Bc God's truth permeates everything.  We all made up, we all real, because we all here.

One more strike, Newt, because I am tired of you standing up for everybody but Americans, those trifling little niglets you keep referring to, the American citizens, those hoodrats you pass by in Bankhead American citizens not these illegals just like you...............historian, and all........

And if you are serious about leading God's country, you'd better damn well realize it is to lead all, love, not the ones you want..........

God's country was built on God's word.

Not Newt's, Mitt's or Barack's......

We all serve a purpose in some kind of way and just because you don't understand don't make them any less relavant.

The only made up part is the bulls*** we tell ourselves about our differences.

One nation under God, working his field.

I apologize, I needed to use words to say what Newt wanna say but can't. 

We all God's children, keep my friend and her father, just like the rest of us, who fighting with something or another in your prayers because all of you all are in mine.

Like the Pastor Jenkins said, if you ain't an asset you a liablity, don't go using God's words for hate to win an election.  He may not be as educated as you nor I, Newt, but damn............

I just had my Richie moment.............

when are you?

class dismissed.
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