Tuesday, May 6, 2008
One Man's Freedom Fighter Is Another Man's Terrorist
I was over at the Fields blog this morning and I saw a link on his side bar that pissed me off. It seems that some dude thinks that ALL Black American Bloggers are fear mongering, Anti US, living in the past, can't get over slavery and years of injustice, assholes. He seems to think that we talk too much about the wrongs in our beautiful country and not enough about all the rights. It seems to me that this brother is sadly misinformed. Yes, I did say brother. This M$#%@$#f#$@$@ is Black.
I have many links on my sidebar to Black Blogs that are informative, funny, and that discuss all topics from fatherhood, to everyday life experiences. I even slide into different topics here on A Black man's View. I don't always talk about the negatives in our society. But I guess that is what makes this country so great, everyone has a right to their own opinion, no matter how ignorant and ass backwards it is.
Oh well, I guess after this post I will be added to the Anti US blogs on this assholes sidebar.
But ask me if I give a shit....
Nelson Mandela is on the United States terrorist watch list.
How can this be, you may ask?
It seems that Mr. Mandela was placed on South Africa's watch list while he was fighting for the freedom of his fellow black South Africans during that country's apartheid era. The white South African Government thought he was a threat to their democracy, so they banned him. The United States followed that racist country's lead and did the same.
After all this time and after all Mr. Mandela's accomplishments, he is still on my country's Terrorists Watch List. He has to get special permission to travel to the good ole US of A.
How can a man that has spoken out and denounced Terrorism be on OUR watch list?
How can a man that has fought all his life and even went to jail for the freedoms that were denied his fellow black countrymen be a terrorist?
How can an ex- President of a US ally be a terrorist?
I wonder if the leader of Northern Ireland is considered a terrorist?
Is Russia's ex President Putin considered a terrorist?
What about that crazy MF down in Venezuela? Is he considered a terrorist?
Sometimes I wonder about the good ole US of A.
Why are people of color the only people that are considered dangerous when they speak out against the wrongs that have been inflicted upon them by the hands of the majority?
Why are we considered Terrorists when we stand up and speak truth to power?
Why are we considered radicals when we say we will not be mistreated?
Are we the only people on this Earth that do not deserve the same freedoms and rights that are granted to everyone else?
Things that make you go HMMMM....