Saturday, December 18, 2010

Strange Fruit In 2010?


"Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees." ~Billie Holiday~~

Mr. President, maybe, you should have chose another President to emulate.  President Lincoln might not have been a good choice after all.  Yeah, he freed the slaves and all, but all hell broke loose after he did that and the ex-slaves caught hell, freedom turned into Jim Crow, and Jim Crow into strange fruit.

Maybe, Mr. President should have chose President Kennedy or President Johnson to emulate.

People are angry that our President gave into the demands of the Republican's ultimatum. Can't say that I blame them because I am terribly disappointed in him making a deal with them myself.  It comes a time when you have to pull up your pants and put your foot down and just say no!

I understand that he was feeling compassion for the unemployed with it being close to Christmas.  However, Christmas last one day and it's over until the next year rolls around.  Besides which, Christmas has become too commercialized and just another day for the rich to get richer while the poor get poorer. In addition, we got some unbelieving folks that just don't believe in Jesus, which isn't good, because a lot of them really do need  Jesus.  I'm just saying.

Never in a million years did I think I would live to see a black man become President of the Divided States of America.  Nor did I think I would live to see Jim Crow and lynching revived under the leadership of a black President either, but well there are some folks in America that are longing for those nostalgic days.

"The county sheriff says that a 26-year-old black man, Frederick Jermaine Carter, found hanged from an oak tree in Greenwood, Miss., apparently committed suicide, but the president of the local NAACP challenges that explanation and says the group will monitor developments in the case."~~NewsOne~~

"State Rep. Willie Perkins, a Democrat from Greenwood and president of the Leflore County branch of the NAACP, says that group also “will keep a high scrutiny and watch on any investigative report regarding what was the cause of death.”~~NewOne~~

“There are a lot of concerns there, No. 1 that this individual could not have (hanged) himself without the assistance of someone, if it’s being declared a suicide,” he says. “Why would someone from Sunflower County come to North Greenwood, the predominantly white housing area of Greenwood? Why would someone that far away come and hang themselves in North Greenwood by a river? That does not pass the smell test to me.”~~NewsOne~~


We're living in Post-Racial America, well...okay, we're living in land of the free with justice and liberty for all.  Oh heck, we living in the land of great pretenders pretending that our country is all of the above. BTW, what harm is it in letting the LGBT community serve in the military.  They happen to live in this country too, so they should be allowed to fight our so-called fight for colonialism, oops, I mean freedoms too.

6 comments:

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Argh, I'm afraid the prez has awakened the lunatic fringe. Yea, there is a vocal minority who dont like this uppity black man being president, but let's hope that the ones who perpetrated this horror are just a tiny group of low life dip shits who will die off once and for all.
I too am VERY upset with Mr. President right now.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Sagacious:

I pray that it is, but if you remember I've been warning people about stuff like this coming since he got elected. Fox, Rush, and Palin are the root cause with all of their agitating and instigating to help stir them up.

Blinders Off said...

Granny,

My nephew told me about a documentary he seen and strongly suggested I buy the DVD. I immediately ordered the DVD "End Game" and I am surprise I never heard of the documentary, I am sure you and others will find it interesting. I have always said, "No matter who is President, what is happening in the world is by design."

BTW: I recently discovered the entire documentary on You Tube. However, I still do not regret purchasing the DVD.

Anonymous said...

"BTW, what harm is it in letting the LGBT community serve in the military. They happen to live in this country too, so they should be allowed to fight our so-called fight for colonialism, oops, I mean freedoms too."

There is a simple reason: it harms heterosexuals, who are fighting two wars now. Why would you pressure them, the majority for a few?

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Granny, I suppose that's true, but maybe the root cause is that Americans are ignorant morons. Beck, Palin, etc., are just taking advantage of their ignorance and they are being orchestrated by powers beyond themselves . . . as "Blinders off" said, it's all by design.

I wonder, how much power do they have and how far will they go? If suddenly their agenda was rejected by a more educated electorate, how far would they go? Perhpas what we're seeing now is backlash from the 60s and 70s where Americans began to take control of their country. This whole radical right wing bullshit started with Reagan in 1980.

Black Diaspora said...

Granny, I saw a list of nations that permit gays and lesbians to serve openly in their military. It was more than a dozen, with Israel among them.

In a few months, when our nation's military certifies it readiness to go forward with this new law which repeals Don't Ask, Don't Tell, it won't be the first time that our troops will have served alongside openly gay men and women--many of those nations that I mentioned above are members of NATO.