Here we go again. Another brother of ours has been shot by the cops. And what is our response? To protest, vote and beg for justice. SMH. I wish so badly that we would stop seeking justice from the same government, police system and people who enslaved us. It’s foolish and self-defeating.
You can’t protest or vote your way out of oppression. The last 400 years of history have proven this to us. Yet we continue doing the same thing and then get mad at the results. We need to understand that NO ONE can give us freedom or justice. It’s something you find within yourself and manifest outward.
In other words, if we truly desired justice for the continuous police shootings and systemic racism that we’ve been facing, we wouldn’t be asking the police and politicians for it; we would take matters into our own hands by returning the same treatment. This is justice, at least to me it is.
But I know the vast majority of us are not willing to pay that price, so lets consider preventative methods of justice. For some, this could be re-establishing black communities and funding our own security force to protect us. For others, it could be moving to another country such as Africa where racism and police brutality doesn’t exist. Whatever our method of justice is, it must be contrary to begging others for it.
When people know they can kill and oppress you without consequences, they continue to do so. And this government and police force was founded upon the murder of black people, so voting and protesting ain’t going to change that. This is why it makes no sense to keep trying.
If we really want change, we have nowhere else to look but at the mirror. We are the solution to our oppression. If we would just stop looking outside ourselves for saviors, we would see that we are the saviors. We’re all we ever had, all we got, and all we need.
So rise up kings and queens and become the champions you were created to be. Heal yourself. Respect yourself. Love your people as yourself. And divorce yourself from your oppressor’s culture and ideologies. Once enough of us embark on this path, we will automatically solve our own problems and no longer look to the oppressor for justice.
Pass this along to whoever needs to hear it. Peace & Love.