It’s no secret that many people declare 2016 as one of the hardest years to get through. Sure, there were some positive moments, but it seemed outweighed by the not-so-positive moments. But like every year in our lives, it teaches us many things. So, here’s a rundown on a few things I’ve learned this ‘interesting’ year.
Money and Fame Can Create False Senses of Privileges For People of Color
It’s no doubt that you have a lot more opportunities if you got cash, and being famous has its advantages. But none of that overlooks the fact that people of color (POC) are still looked down upon no matter how big their bank accounts are. Still, we’ve seen black celebrities and athletes proclaim how all lives matter. We’ve even seen some insult the Black Lives Matter Movement for stupid ass reasons that define pure house negroism.
These lost fools think that police and white folks will treat them kind, because they either will treat them kind or that they’re rich and famous. To most police and most white people, they’re still niggers, sub-humans whose only purpose is to serve the white man or die. They don’t really care about them. They ‘love’ them as long as they can make them laugh or make touchdowns. But as soon as they get ‘woke’, they will turn on them in a heartbeat. If they get in trouble, the n-word will multiply. Having money and notoriety doesn’t protect you from the wrath of white hatred.
Hotepism Is Anti-Black
There’s a movement made of mostly black men who see themselves as woke, engaged in Afrocentric teaching black people the ways of African manhood. Or that’s how they see it.
But I’ve seen a lot of dudes dedicated to the cause express chauvinistic and homophobic rhetoric that would make conservatives applause. These false prophets believe that they and only they have a say in what a woman – a black woman- does with…anything. Her hair, body, clothing and yes, her vagina is determined by black men. And like many Christians, they too have a problem with the LGBT community.
To these Hotep leaders and followers, black power is for black men. But being pro-black doesn’t mean being anti-black woman or homophobic. Last time I checked, black women and black members of the LBGT community are part of the black community. But these jackasses can’t stand black feminism, as many believe that it’s white feminism in black face. (Well, actually they have problems with black women in general as they constantly find ways to look down on them but still somehow refer to them as ‘queens’.) And they believe homosexuality is a white invention used to destroy black manhood. So, as far as I’m concerned, these Hotep clowns are practically against black people.
Life Is Short and Guns are Killing Us
It seemed like there was an overabundance of celebrity deaths this year, especially within the last couple of weeks. While the world has been struck with continual sadness with one beloved celebrity passing after another, we can’t overlook the lives of ordinary people who were lost this year. We’ve lost loved ones due to accidents, natural causes and natural disasters. But we can’t ignore that we lost our fair share of people due to gun violence.
Gun violence will continue into the new year. There’s no way around that fact. It’s inevitable.
Yes, the NRA supporters and overall gun nuts will rant and rave for gun ownership. But 2016 has seen so many deaths in damn-near catastrophic proportions. Guns are about as easy to get as candy, and that’s a major part of the problem.
If you recall, I was near a shooting during what was supposed to be an enjoyable event. It still haunts me to this day. While I hope for better, safer days, this problem will persist. It was prevalent in 2015, and it will pathetically continue into 2017.
Only White Men Can Get Away With Rape and Murder
Being a white male means you’re almost untouchable when it comes to the courts. You can rape women, and not have to worry about hard time. If you’re a cop or vigilante and you kill unarmed black folks, chances are good that you’ll walk away free or at worst given a relatively light sentence. Being white means never to be held accountable for your actions. Your people are never held to the same collective standard imposed upon blacks, Latinxs and Muslims. You can screw the world over a thousand times. You’re still regarded as ‘basically good’.
Police Still Hate Our Black Asses
More unarmed black people have been murdered by cops. More black folks have been harassed and falsely arrested by cops. And police and their supporters continue to tell us that they’re our ‘friends’. It’s still somehow our fault that police are harassing and killing us. And if we would just behave, maybe cops would treat us better.
I’m fatigued by all the bullshit! All of it! I’m tired of black people getting treated this way. And I’m tired of dumbasses and their scripted broken record responses!
But I guess that’s part of their victim blaming, racist Blue Lives Matter culture, a culture they’re unwilling to discard, and a culture I refuse to accept or respect.
White Feminism Is Anti-Feminism
I don’t consider myself a feminist, because I don’t think I’ve earned that right. But 2016 revealed some feminists who don’t deserve that title either. Yet, thanks to the ever-present omnipresence of white privilege, they are considered to be genuine feminists.
I guess feminism is for white women like freedom of speech and accountability immunity is for white people.
It seems some white women want so much to have as much power and privileges as their white male brothers that they will throw everyone else, especially women of color, under the bus to obtain it. But no matter how often these ‘feminists’ show their true colors, America is still behind them and their efforts to be as privileged as white men.
Whiteness Is Still One Hell of a Drug
Donald Trump is our next President. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. A sexually abusive, business failing, politically inept, racist, misogynistic rapist got elected President. And who’s the blame? White people. And I don’t want to hear their crying, their fake-intellectual and quasi-political explanations or even their too little, too late regrets. This is on them. And I don’t give a flying frog-eyed fuck if their feelings are hurt.
Many white people continue to prove that hatred and fear are not only strong elements in their culture, but they consider them as virtues and qualities needed to preserve their ever-precious white race. Their foothold on the world has been slipping, and Trump’s rise to power was their reaction.
These crazy crackers can’t be reasoned with, because they don’t operate on reason. You can’t use morality, because they’re morally bankrupt. Whiteness trumps everything, including white lives.
While I’m at it, I want to give a shout out to the pastors, celebrities and other coon-ass negroes who showed their support for the Donald. Yes, you’re to blame too. I hope your vote for your white savior was worth it. Self-hating ass niggas.
I would say more, but 2016 has me worn the fuck out. And we still have some hours left.
So, I just want to say thanks to those of you who stuck with me during this year. And I sincerely hope and pray that next year will be an even better year for all of us. Bless you and have a Happy New Year.