Sunday, August 27, 2017

No​ ​One​ ​Came​ ​to​ ​Our​ ​Rescue

If you are African American getting your feelings hurt by the so-called Establishment...the United States Government...is par for the course. This is what happens on a daily basis. All it takes is for a new policy, initiative or law to be passed or enacted that does not consider the African American’s past while on the soils of North America. Such as the United States government all hands on deck Opioid Addiction Initiative.


African Americans have experienced so much - and yet we have accomplished more than those who mean us no good ever intended for us to accomplish. Some of them ravel in what we have been able to circumvent. Just think about what the once African now African American has been able to achieve! I don’t need to mention that a black man became the World’s Leader. That’s definitely a feat. There is so much more and just as many struggles.

Black History Milestones

Their -White America’s- amazement and fascination with us has always been obvious. We by many accounts have defied an orchestrated plan to extinguish our spirits and eliminate our drive. The fact of the matter is they have always held our livelihoods in their bloody hands. Always! AGAIN, we have found a way to rise up from the gut of the Henrietta Marie.


Unfortunately, we have had countless self induced setbacks. And, many of those setbacks- while- of our making we all must remember that we started this race as slaves. Not an excuse. That’s a historical fact. And, please know that this has never been a reference that I have used for any of my blunders. I am only prefacing a Truth. A truth that far too many men and women of the United States Congress fail to acknowledge because of their destructive arrogance which of late has been fueled by an American president who secretly takes pleasure in the national complexity. 

“But we're closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Va. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It's been going on for a long time in our country.” -Donald Trump 

Charlottesville

Complexity and conflict is nothing knew to African Americans. We have been witnesses to a strategic neglect since we became Americans. And now, to witness the national, federal and legislative attention that has been given to the “opioid crisis” - which has also been tagged as an epidemic- has been a painful pill to swallow...a reminder that African Americans remain ill considered stepchildren with neglectful parents (United States government). These are the same parents that had ties to littering black communities with crack cocaine. The same pathetic parents who never declared a State of Emergency when black Baltimore was consumed by the pitfalls of heroin addiction. No crisis declared 25 years ago! And, we know why.


To say we are surprised is an untruth. We are not surprised that crack cocaine literally destroyed the black community. We are not surprised that the government that’s tasked with protecting all people did not lift a humanitarian finger to help eradicate the horrors of crack cocaine. No. We are not surprised! We are hurt. How could we not be? We watched loved ones become consumed by filthy beige rocks. We watched our communities become havens for drug dealers. We watched...and watched. And nothing was done. No special reports. No healthcare conferences that had the sole purpose to formulate a rescue. 

No​ ​One​ ​Came​ ​to​ ​Our​ ​Rescue​

Which is worse, the opioid crisis or the government sponsored crack infiltration is not the question we should pose or even consider. What we must consider is how we as African Americans are going to respond. What will we do to serve notice to our government that we are not immune to blatant disrespect. A disrespect which has created an uncaring attitude for the United States governments anthem and pledge.

Why should we display any reverence for the ideals of America when we are constantly ignored and forgotten? 

The so-called Opioid Epidemic will continue to worsen. That’s what happens when drug abuse is involved. However, this dilemma has been put on notice by America’s leaders. Understanding that solidifies an all out War on Opioids - and not the criminalization of people with a disability, Addiction. The addicted white hillbillies won’t be treated unfairly by the judicial system as the black crack heads were. The jail and prison cells will not be filled with white people as the cells were filled with black people during the 1980’s. 

There will be a rescue for THEM. 

The​ ​Black​ ​Rebel