I FOUND MY ‘BROTHER’
There are women and men bestowed with the gift to answer the ultimate question. That question is ‘WHY’. They are charged with rendering an answer that can be understood by the most contrary element of our society. Those that foment, spread and traffic in hate. Our Brothers are in need of guidance and this journal will bring forth a multitude of remedies to address the male illness of unawareness. The answer to the ultimate unknowns of behavior and responsibility.
Those of us given this perception and understanding to interpret the unknown and apply the information to the known is the essence of our charge. Thereafter decode the messages for the people who oppose themselves. This decryption is then presented to the people as the explanation of events past, present and future so they may keep updated to the frenetic changes occurring today and those that will arrive soon.
Brothers, this journal is a call to all of you to obtain the knowledge that you lack in every part of your lives. As sons. As brothers. As fathers. As grandfathers. As uncles. As cousins. Ignorance will no longer be tolerated, encouraged or celebrated. As the ‘First Father’ has said in his Holy Bible “let everything be done decently and in order”. Honor and truth will not be perverted anymore. Why? Because as a Black Man I will impart all I have learned and gathered for over 54 years of life in America and around the world to the young coming behind me and my elders above me. Why? Things that now appear as they do will begin to appear as they should be according to what is right? Help me see to it as this mandate has been divinely ordered.
Issue 6: What Do You Think of Me?
Good question to which I will do my best to render a good answer. First out the gate let me address the attacks on Vice President Kamala Harris. When you’re the first anything the attacks will come in waves. To everybody capable of reviewing the history of America honestly we resign ourselves to the fact that those kept out of power will get the ‘business’ (this is slang for trouble and hatred in case you’re not following) relentlessly once they get it. The Black guy before this last buffoon that occupied the Presidency of the United States got it worse.
Now there is a Black Woman occupying the office of Vice President. Let me see a show of hands who thought those who’ve had power by virtue of their skin color would say it was bound to happen? None? Put your hand down! There is such a phenomenon that perpetuated that myth. It’s called White privilege. The Vice President can handle all the fiery darts thrown at her. She is the first woman in that seat and if you ask me I would tell her to be fair but firm. I would run it like a woman should raise her kids. I’d make decisions with full awareness that everyone will question them because they will. ‘You gave him more potato chips than me’. ‘Her dress is prettier than mine’. ‘Why does he get to go to the store by himself and I can’t’. Oh, you saw what I did there. Vice President Harris should do what she knows how to do. All the rest of that crap being said about her I’d say this learned growing up Black. ‘Just let em talk.’
Now to the police departments in America faced with ridicule and scorn. Didn’t you do it to yourselves? What official report was presented in lieu of the truth about what that police officer did to George Floyd? Of course. What did the police do when they were called by that store clerk in reference to Elijah McClain? Stop for second. Let me tell you what I would’ve done if I were the police officer or dispatcher that received that call. “Sir or ma’am let me get what crime or suspicious behavior correct that you’re calling us about. Now this person perused the store and selected items for purchase? Yes (clerk). Did this person come to the counter there and pay with legal United States tender? Yes (clerk). So the reason you’re calling me is that he had a face covering when he paid for his items. Yes (clerk). Did this person say or display a weapon or make a move toward you in any manner considered threatening? No (clerk).
Okay sir or ma’am, what you’ve just told me is not a reason to call the police. My advice to you is your mischievous nature will be reaped by you one day. Don’t call the police again for a normal daily transaction of your store business. Goodbye (click).” That’s what a professional police officer or dispatcher would do with such a malevolent person. Not go find somebody that went about a normal transaction of goods and services that occurs millions if not billions of times a day in America and kill them! We shouldn’t think of police as KLONDIKE KOPS? So the citizenry should celebrate the unprofessional, inept, clownish, lack of good judgment and utter contempt the police has for the citizens of this country. Yeah, I know we should just always give them respect and never hold them accountable. Hasn’t that mentality been the problem all along?
I’m curious to the extent they will sully the 14-year old girl who was killed recently in California by that police force. I’m sure they will probably bring up her truancy record. Probably report that she yelled at her mother. Oh, this is a good one. The police will probably say she got a ticket for jaywalking. The police will try to bring up everything they can to excuse the totally unprofessional and complete lack of discretion and skill of that police officer that killed her. I didn’t know it was okay for the police to fire their weapons blindly into a known establishment citizens frequent. What am I saying? I’m U.S. Army and in none of my training was I taught to fire my weapon before I had PID (Positive Identification).
Brothers I warn you not to try and justify that officer’s actions as according to policy or police training. Save a little face because once you make such a claim of professionalism you will further erode the standing that department has. If you thought people scorned the police before try and tell them that police officer was justified in killing that little girl. A little advice for police departments everywhere. Train your people to continuously think in stressful moments. My tours in combat zones and my years in mental health can attest to what I’ve told you. Got to keep thinking. If you can’t do that then you don’t belong in a high stress job.
What I think of you is how you wish to be viewed. I don’t call somebody that is lying to my face the champion of God. I don’t give the benefit of the doubt to anyone spouting hatred from whatever medium. Lastly, I certainly don’t give piety to a so-called preacher in a so-called church that can’t tell the truth because of political considerations. Every day I get to either reinforce who I am or turn away from the virtues that guide me. To be clear, that ‘face in the water is easily forgotten’.