Okay, this weekend Minister Louis Farrakhan had his Justice or Else March. A celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Million Man Farce of 1995.
The definition of Insanity is doing the exact same thing and expecting a different result. Anyone who went to this march is insane. If Black folks believe that a bunch of Negroes marching to Washington for the kajillionth time in two years will finally make a difference, I’ve got a bridge I want to sell you.
Black folks have been marching and protesting for over 50 years now. And all we continue to get for it are sore throats and tired feet.
No one in the world takes a bunch of Black folks marching on Washington seriously anymore. Not with them showing up every week with their signs talking about how much they want change but going back to doing the same old things when they return their old neighborhoods.
Twenty years ago a Million (give or take) Black men marched on Washington promising to atone and work towards building better Black communities and better Black families. And twenty years after those Million men Marched on Washington:
The High school dropout rate among Black men is now over 70 percent. It was 50 percent in 1995.
The unemployment rate among Black men is 80 percent.
Homicide remains the number one cause of death among Black men twenty years later.
Black men still make up the largest part of the American Prison population twenty years later.
73 percent of Black males are reared in single mother households.
Nothing has changed in the 20 years since the Million Man March. In fact things have gotten worse in the Black community.
Who’s fault is that? White Supremacists? Or all those Black men who Got On the Bus and marched on Washington?
No one knows the answer to that question.
But Minster Farrakhan’s solution to all these problems was having another march on Washington. To get the attention of Politicians who weren’t listening then. And who still aren’t listening now.
Seriously, In the last few years we’ve had how many marches on Washington? One for Trayvon Martin. One for Eric Garner. One for Michael Brown. One for Sandra Bland. Seriously, people are marching on Washington like every week telling the world Black lives Matter.
But when Black folks return to their neighborhoods they show how little they value Black life. All you have to do is watch the news on a Saturday night and you’ll see how many Black on Black homicides transpire in 36 hours.
And If some smart guy in Washington really wanted to make some money on these protesters who showed up every week they could just stand outside with a hot dog cart and sell snacks and bottled water to them. It’d be the easiest money made outside of waiting for them to come to church on Sunday to give the Pastor ten percent of their paycheck.
After all this Marching and protesting the condition of the African-American remains unchanged. And this is after the Federal government has poured over $40 trillion dollars into the Black community to bring the Negro into the middle class. Yet Black leaders continue to March to Washington politicians with their hat in hand asking for a handout over 50 years later to make things equal. Showing the world how dysfunctional and co-dependent these Negroes remain on the system they protest against.
Justice or else. Yeah right. At the end of the day it’s Just Black folks just continuing to waste their time and money on doing things that are counterproductive.
No Justice Man please. What do you want? Justice. Are you gonna get it…NAH.