Friday, May 20, 2005

Have you lost your motherfucking mind?

A bitch was up early this morning. News that several members of the black clergy stood beside Senator Frist yesterday in support of Janice Rogers Brown snapped my black ass to attention.

To the members of the “Black Clergy” who stood beside Frist...

Shut…the…fuck…up! SHUTTHEFUCKUP!

You do not speak for me. No one asked you to articulate the thoughts of black Americans. We did not hold a fucking “black peoples” election and decide that 6 of you over-paid, $500 suit wearing, $70,000 car driving, wife of the deacon undercover fucking, moral hypocrites could articulate “our” position on Federal Judges.

Didn’t you even ask to see Janice Rogers Brown’s resume? Or were you so thrilled that massa…oops, I mean Senator Frist asked your tired idiotic ass to stand next to him that you didn’t even care what he was saying? Jesus to God, you make a bitch sick.! Did you feel compelled to support Janice Rogers "I hate the workers of America" Brown because she’s black? Don’t you know by now that black aint always correct?

For the record, you slow assed wanna-be Martin Luther King, Jr. assholes, Janice Rogers Brown...

Opposes the minimum wage
Does not believe that workers should be protected from an unlimited work-week
Does not believe in, support or have any intention of protecting Social Security

You look confused! Are you trying to figure out why those positions are bad? Has your privileged “don’t pastor looked good dis Sunday” ass moved so far up The Man’s behind that you no longer see how POLICY impacts the lives of PEOPLE? I see! Let me explain…

Mr. Black Clergy peoples, black people are still struggling economically. Many Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity, struggle to make ends meet. I know - shocking! The minimum wage is one of the only wage protections all citizens have. And it’s not good enough. Take it away and The Man will lower wages even more and plunge the working poor into abject poverty. I hate to say it, but blacks are usually among the first to get on the bus to Shitsville. Thanks for throwing your support behind that! Great job! Fuckers.

Before the government set limits on the workweek, Americans were working themselves to death. Yeah - shocking! The rich got richer and the poor sank deeper into the grave with each miserable 18-hour day. So, motherfuckers, attempts to end controls on the workweek only benefit The Man. But, what would you know about work? You uninspired peevish shits.

The President pitched Social Security reform directly to blacks this year. His argument was that black families need additional protections because our men die younger than the national average. Let’s not get into all the reasons for the early mortality of black men, the fact that most black households are not headed by a man or the truly sick nature of pitching reform based on "y’all are early to the grave" numbers. Suffice it to say, most blacks haven’t invested for shit and will need Social Security. Do we need to do better? Yes. Will that take away the need for a stable Social Security program not subject to the whims of the Stock Market? No. Dumb assed attention seeking shits!

A bitch has no idea why the daughter of a sharecropper would flip over to the dark side. I suspect that it has nothing to do with God, prayer or morality. I do know why a tired ass irrelevant money-grabbing preacher would shimmy up to Senator Frist…the quest for power.

Brothas, you’ve just wasted your worthless time. The Man doesn’t share power. The Man doesn’t respect you or the people you pretend to represent. The Man will not offer you advancement for Uncle Tomming it with him on the Hill.

You just sold your soul for a dime and your dumb ass is bragging about the profit.

Shame on you. Shame on the media for reporting on you as if you represent black people. And shame on me for not calling you corrupt shits out earlier on this blog.


dmfinny said...

"You do not speak for me. No one asked you to articulate the thoughts of black Americans. We did not hold a fucking “black peoples” election and decide that 6 of you over-paid, $500 suit wearing, $70,000 car driving, wife of the deacon undercover fucking, moral hypocrites could articulate “our” position "
Amen -- and I am a Black Christian Lesbian. These sellout coons are too busy co-opting (and badly, I might add) the Prayer of Jabez (enlarge my territory...), conveniently leaving out the end: that I may cause no harm.

"And shame on me for not calling you corrupt shits out earlier on this blog"
The Lord is still workin witcha, girl.

Tiger Lilly said...
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Tiger Lilly said...

Exactly why I don't bother going to church. There is more corruption and idiocy there than any place. And, I had my ass oggled one too many times by "godly" men. Going to the clergy has the same effect that going to the military has for a lot of poor uneducated folks: It's less about serving and more about making a way when you can't imagine any other alternatives.

Those fools would like to think they have the backing of the entire "community" (speaking of which, why don't we ever here someone speaking for the White community? Oh, it's because they can be judged on an individual basis...If only...), but the only people they are fooling are 1. themselves, 2. the conservatives stupid enough to think that they can push these ass hats into national leadership positions, and 3. fools who aren't bright enough to educate themselves and are just happy to see other black folks doing something. This too shall pass, but I'd like to remember who these fools were when the tide changes and they try to "come back home" O.J.

Mighty MaMa said...

Girllll I just blogged about the hypocritical Bible thumppers! Check it out! Who the hell do they think they are??? Like their messages mean something when they are doing no better they any other Joe Blow American. Fucktards!

Nemebabe said...

Just to expand a little on something Tiger Lilly said...I was having a great spirited debate here at work one day about people being "represented" in the media. It was a pretty good mixture of people, and I asked how come there are "representative of the black community" (or something like that, I might have said spokesman) and not ones of the white - the answer I received from one of the guys was this "Because you people have all of the representation anyway"...huh? Really? I said "oh, ok." But then I get mad...because I don't remember turning on the news and seeing anything broken down by parts aimed at the black man, white man, black woman, white woman, homemaker, single mom, rich white lady, poor white lady, or just agitated single mom who works too much and is generally pretty fuckin grumpy and tired (that would be my part haha) - so anyway. I think the reason we don't hear that phrase being said is because of people who are too quick to look for something to bitch and moan about (like him - what was with the "you people" shit? Generally I use that as an opportunity to educate people about what life was like back in the day for the Irish as they landed in this country LOL)...but I feel y'all, deeply. Not for race or whatever, but just because I am tired of being lumped into a group that I don't belong to and don't WANT to belong to. It's ok though, I don't live on the right "side" of Williamsburg to be considered part of the white community anyway...and judging by what I see at my kids school when I am dragged, kicking and screaming through their doors...thank God for that small miracle. Just means I have to come up with my own opinions and reactions and thoughts. Whooooo! The media has given me freedom from the evil Stepfords in Williamsburg based purely on location. I rambled, I apologize if that makes no sense, but about halfway through I realized how damn lucky I am that I don't have to live near the people I encounter when I am in the center of town.

GN said...

Whores. Pure and simple. Since Bush established his "Faith Based Initiative" and began lining the pockets of African American clergy on the regular, I have seen some of our religious leadership acting the damn fool.

As one commenter above pointed out, this tactic works only on the GOP and those African Americans still stuck in the old-world idea that African Americans can do no wrong and will cheerlead nearly anyone.

Judge Owens is a fucking nightmare. Her likening of the New Deal to a socialist "revolution," bizarre corporatist ideology which seems to posit that corporations shouldn't really have to defend tort suits or claims brought by their employees, and extremely, extremely weird moralizing are an obscenity. She's corrupt, sure (taking campaign contributions from corporations defending lawsuits in her court), but she strikes me as pathological as well.

For these whores to announce her suitability! I wonder if any one of them really bothered to look at her record?

Thank God some African Americans have no problem calling out the whores and lunatics in our midsts.

Excellent post!!!!

GN said...

nemebabe, what he was talking about is the uneven representation of African Americans in positions of authority and visibility in this society. For instance, the vast majority of our Senate is white and male. When African Americans like Obama become elected, they sometimes carry the burden of having to "represent" African Americans to some people, as there are so few others in his position of prominence. Obviously, individual whites who are over-represented, are not viewed by anyone in the same manner.

The GOP is a party which has an extremely cynical view of race. "All niggers are the same" seems to be what they are implying by even suggesting that this group of whorish preachers in any way represent what African Americans think about Judge Brown.

Nemebabe said...

Oh I got what he was saying pretty much - and I agree with it for the most part. I just was kind of taken aback by his implying that those same old white men would respresent my opinion too...ya know? C'mon now, those old fuckers wouldn't know a damn thing about cutting the light bill payment short to buy a new bra because the old one is making those beautiful "wire hickeys" on your boobies...even if they do "know" some "single mom's"...they aren't the kind that have to cut one bill short to pay another, or anything like that. I don't like the idea of being represented by people who don't know me, haven't walked in my ghetto fab sneakers, haven't fed their kid leftover chicken over ramen for dinner on Thursday night because payday is Friday, and it's kinda healthy - somehow they make too much money for any kind of assistance...nah they don't know that. My problem is more with people (not y'all) who think I shouldn't have a say in certain things because of what I'm NOT, and not for what I AM. I love y''s like I have a heroin jones for good conversation lately, and no dealers in sight.

It's Me, Maven... said...

I feel precisely the same way about Dubya (or as you refer to him, "Scooter"). Who died and made him the mouthpiece for Christians in the USA? I don't much care for these fundies trying to undermine our democracy and their attempts at regulating morality and contriving to turn the US into a theocracy.

Let's all join hands, singing Koom-by-ya and then lose our minds screaming off the rooftops that this is a SECULAR COUNTRY... this shit makes my blood boil.

And I agree about the opportunistic bullshit and doublespeak that runs rampant in most of our churches... perhaps that's part of how or why I (and many others like me) feel alienated and have yet to affiliate with any one particular church, mostly due to how exclusionary, hypocritical, or mercinary some of their doctrines can be.

I don't know about this "Rapture" stuff, I was raised Episcopalian and never once heard that stuff--and now it's all the fundies focus on--the hereafter, rather than the here-and-now.

What gets me are some of these groups/churches who are pro-Zionistic and "Rapture-focused," working towards the messianic goal of "the law of return," and assisting in getting the descendants of the ancient Hebraic tribes to return to Israel (one that sticks in my mind is the group of Ethiopian Jews who were air lifted into Israel in the late 80s), as it's part of the requirements for Jesus' second coming--regardless of the fact that if or when Jesus returns, all of those Jews they "assisted" to return to Israel will burn in hell because they didn't accept Jesus as their own personal savior. I find that opportunistic, mercinary and just outright distasteful to use the Law of Return as a means to an end.

Black or white, I am always suspicious of politicos mixing it up with religion, and conversely being in church or temple and having political discussions. The longer I live, the more and more I see that the line of appropriate venues for discussion is blurrier than ever. I feel it does everyone a great disservice by using religion as a manipulative tool to win votes.

ralphie said...

well, you all are vfery good writers and happen to express ideas i really identify with. i was especially interested in teh comment made by gn re teh faith first initiative and teh money that keeps churches from serving their people instead of bill frist and his like. it is really scary . teh bush admin is gonna leave this place so far set back that it will be years before we even know how wrong thy will have done us.

GN said...

Ralphie, if you are interested in reading more about the impact of the Faith Based Initiative on African American churches, follow this link:

Here's an excerpt from Bill Berkowitz's "Bush, blacks, and the faith-based initiative"

Cash and Carry

What is behind the sudden surge in GOP activity? Are black religious leaders so taken with the specifics of the GOP agenda that they are so willing to collaborate with the Bush presidency? And, is it black voters or black church leaders that the GOP is really after?

After months of investigation, the Los Angeles Times reported in January that out of the more than $1.5 billion in federal funds handed out to faith-based organizations in 2003 African American churches had received many millions of dollars. And many African American church leaders had subsequently switched party affiliation in time for the 2004 presidential election.

GN said...

Gotcha Nemebabe, thanks for responding. You've raised some really excellent points. Poor, working, and middle class whites have been assaulted for years by the conservative movement in its many guises: from the Southern Dixiecrats to their relatively new GOP "Republican" incarnation. If only more people realized this.

craftydiva said...

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fahren said...

Found you while doing a search on Prince Albert's baby mama. Wow. Are you related to Gill Scott-Heron? Soooo few intelligent black people left on planet earth. Your blog will be mandatory reading daily from now on.