Juneteenth Linked Quick Limerick 107

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Brutality fatalities bequeath,
Spirit world tips: Mucked up, racist cops seethe.
Till they get canned; do due time,
Skin tone, alone, becomes crime,
Blacks’ dying words will groan/gasp, “I can’t breathe.”

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Broken Down by Demographics

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Preface: The finest, fair, foolproof method to honestly evaluate humankind involves one, particular demographic; namely, the determination of GOOD or EVIL. This is not about “playing God”; it’s a matter of indulging one’s survival instinct. To appraise a person, based upon far less meaningful characteristics, typically, invites unwelcome discriminatory practices; the type which also necessitate the more in depth blog, that follows…

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Up till June 19, 1865, African-Americans, enslaved in Texas, had not even heard of President Abraham Lincoln’s January 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation; which, in part, stated ”all persons held as slaves” (within the rebellious states) “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Alas, even honest Abe got bogged down by parentheticals, which in this instance, resulted in ALL not meaning ALL [read full text here].

Leaping forward, approximately a century and a half, to just yesterday, President Joe Biden signed into law the (mostly) bipartisan legislation, which this Saturday and henceforward, shall make June 19th (Juneteenth) a Federal Holiday.

The good news: We actually discovered that the U.S. Senate, in a rare moment of bipartisanship, had unanimously given this proposal their thumbs up.

The bad news: For no good reason, at all, 14 good-for-nothing U.S. Representatives thumbed their noses.

Such naysayers (and the constituents they suck up to), in all likelihood, were not ready to shed their (figurative?) white robes / hoods and brown shirts / swastika emblazoned accoutrements; such butt ugly attitudes and gaudy apparel already situating them on the wrong side of history.

To cut to the chase: When anyone allows society to be broken down by discriminatory demographics (e.g. skin melanin content), the phrase “broken down”, inherently, fleshes out the very conundrum, which has sickened American society; dating all the way back to 1619, when slave trader mariners first came ashore in North America.

Suffice to say, for us to wish African-Americans “Happy Juneteenth”, will serve more as the welcomed, long overdue morale booster than afford a sorely needed curative to the five centuries old bigotry / chronic mental illness that still afflicts our homeland.

Blameworthy, by and large, are the right wing extremist power junkies, who shamelessly prop up their entire, pathetic, political careers by promoting, provoking and prolonging systemic racism; all for the express purpose of pandering to their deplorable voter base.

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Juneteenth 2020

Fast Facts:

Who: Enslaved African-Americans
and General Major Gordon Granger

What: Federal Order to Abolish Slavery
a.k.a. General Order No. 3

Where: Galveston, Texas

When: June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth)

Why: Because humans beings are NOT
property to be bought and sold!

Said Granger…

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.”

My commentary…

In spite of…

• President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, which along with the U.S. Constitution’s 13th Amendment, became the law of the land on January 1, 1863… and…

• The U.S.A. fighting the Civil War (April 12, 1861 ~ April 9, 1865) and ultimately defeating the Confederacy… and

• Granger’s above mentioned post war oratory…

to this very day, June 19, 2020, people of color are still not free in every sense of that word, here in America.

And far too many of today’s racist “lawmen” are doing their damnedest to enforce that ugly reality, on behalf of the racist descendants of Civil War era treasonous secessionists / enemies of the United States.

To this very day, these odious offspring still fly / wave the Stars and Bars and revere their flag even more than the Stars and Stripes. These latter-day, unrepentant rebels still go apoplectic whenever civilized people remind them of the brutality / inhumanity which their butt-ugly flag stands for and/or mention that it’s high time they topple and meltdown their F’d up worthless, bric-a-brac statuary, which they’ve erected to honor their dishonorable confederate generals and, simultaneously, remind all people of color that they are still oppressed.

Mind you, we are talking about statuary to exalt THEIR “war heroes”, whose reprehensible conduct makes them unworthy of the bird droppings that duly decorate them.

As if all of that weren’t bad enough already, if those racist a-hole law enforcers ever need anyone to embolden them… to say, “More power to you!”, they can always count on racist a-hole Donald J. Trump who, little doubt, deems them “good people”. After all, fake prez Trump probably fancies himself the de facto successor to the original fake prez Jefferson Davis.

While true Americans wholeheartedly wish that President Lincoln’s proclamation, as spoken by General Granger, had been the final word in this matter… well… on this Juneteenth 2020… there’s ample evidence that the Civil War never really ended. Backing such a claim…

People of color are now demonstrating in the streets… and during a pandemic, no less…. fighting for their Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms / their very lives… protesting the racially profiling cops / the police brutality which, with ever increasing frequency, has meant judge, jury and executioner cops are meting out the death penalty to black arrestees… mind you… those who are suspected of committing non-violent, minor offenses.

Protestors have been attempting to get the attention of a fake prez, who’s eyes and ears are not connected to a fully functional brain. As such, he erroneously concludes that the only way to deal with folks protesting police brutality is to illegally command his troops to ram his police state magnitude, police brutality down their throats.

Is it any wonder that the last Earthly words of at least 32 victims of police brutality have been “I can’t breathe“… among them Eric Garner and George Floyd.

The road to freedom and recovery, if ever found, will be blocked by white supremacist obstructionists, masquerading as Americans… their “king” taking on the function of the unmovable 159kg / 350lb orange road cone / pylon.

Only free elections can remove him… that is… if free elections even exist anymore…