Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Black Man Who's Angry And Knows Why! Part 1

There has been a lot of talk lately about President Obama not being angry enough about the BP Oil Spill and other issues that his administration have had to face.
There has been supporters of President Obama such as myself who have not been restrain from saying what I truly feel about a issue.
That doesn't mean that I don't support or love the brother,it means that I'm  at a point in my life that I won't sugarcoat my feeling.
I also understand there are a lot of people who are not at that point in their lives,so I do temper my response to some people for that reason.
I still tell those folks the truth,I just break it to them gently,so they can see what I'm talking about in their mind.
As I go about my daily life I deal with a lot of different people and have to adjust my brain for a lot of different mindsets,from the corn-fed racist redneck,to the corn-fed everyday black person who have not a clue what America is about.
I have learned to focus on one thing about a person and understand that one thing,at the same time listen carefully to what they are saying.
I find that most people just want to be safe,happy and to be able to go buy a six-pack on friday night.
In other words most people are simple,no bells and whistles,no thanksgiving day parade,just let me be.
Most people could care less if President Obama is mad as hell or not,because like I said they just want the basics.
Hence the angry Blackman in me,I want more then the basics for myself and my community,I have started to say community instead of black folks in general,because as Tavis Smiley said a few years back,"all of my skin folk,ain't my kin folk".
I have seen some black folks operate in a way that makes me more angry, then I get  at a out right racist.
Some examples of those kind of black folk are drug dealers,pimps,hoes,violent people who indescribiable hurt others for the dumbest reasons and people who refuse to mentor their children!
 This Post will be continued over a period of time,stay tune!


msladydeborah said...

I decided to jump over to check out your site. I feel you on this post toally.

We have two things in common. My folks are Iron City people. We've got long roots in Pittsburgh. My mom was born there and my family still lives there.

Secondly, I see that you like GSH! He is my long term musical love. So I already know you're good people.

I'll be back to read some more of your posts. I like what I saw today.

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Thanks lady deborah for stoping by,and yes Gill Scott is a favorite of mine,by the way he has some new material I heard,so I'll keep you updated.
Yup this morning I was in my old self roaring like a loin inside,but decided to tame that loin so what I'm trying to communicate gets through,so I'm going to write on this topic over time.

Reggie said...

Hell I'm mad about the oil spill, I'm sure everyone that is forward thinking is mad is mad about it too.