Inner City Blues (Makes Me Want To Holler)

Where are those who voted for Obama who wont vote in their own community? Where are those warriors that need to go to battle with those who have oppressed us from within?  Who will fight against the high school media we have created in our personal chat rooms?

Why can’t all those people on Twitter use that keyboard voice to express their passion in person?We succumb to the haters we have in our own camp; we never look to help but destroy! We are like the Native Americans in that we are a bright people yet and still we will sell our own out for a quick deal!

We are the plot, and the ploy that America uses, yet we still look to destroy our own people with our toys of eloquently placed tweets, or Facebook speak!We can say all day that the African-American community has a shot at redemption.

Are we giving redemption from a worldly perspective? How can we expect change if we always give the same type of rehabilitation? If it didn’t work the first few times why not help in other ways?

When will we stop giving credit to the gossip and hearsay, and start trying to build our community with inspiration today?

I don’t claim to know everything, or anyone else’s situation for that matter.

What I do know that as a community we consistently talk about the answers, yet we never step up to put the work behind our message.

Why do we let people off the hook when they have made one mistake or two, but as a community we never lend out our hands as a people, but we lend hand-outs and claimed its shake and bake and “I helped”!

We see the ridicule coming from corporate America, yet when the world throws them to the wolves; we are the wolves they are being thrown to!I’m not just talking about one icon or one genre.

I’m not even talking about you!

I’m talking about the High School mentality that we have clung to as we push people down in life! We have the cool kids (celebrities), the nerds (those we feel have it together), and those who follow each pack like they are on.

We add a person from this group and another from that one to stay in the know. In reality we don’t know anything but images of what we want to be or what we aspire to learn.

There is no way we can uplift someone when we are all in one forum trying to find ways to bring them down through words and verbs. But who is lending out a positive message to help that person find another way?

People need to wake up and stop adding their two cents! Start taking the ninety-eight cents of change and pull together the genius of our generation to make a change!

Not the kind that makes noise and writes jingles, but the kind that makes the noise that can mold tomorrow’s changes today!Are we speaking to the choir while we get together in bad or stormy weather to throw stones to dethrone those we gave a voice and a throne?

Copyright © 2010 Flashlight in the Daytime

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One thought on “Inner City Blues (Makes Me Want To Holler)

  1. JadaRae says:

    Bravo! Great post!!

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