Rusty Shackleford
mattbors:

Fear of a Black Victim

"Oh, You did not have a home There were places You visited frequently
You took off Your shoes and scratched Your feet
‘Cause you knew that the whole world belongs to the meek
But You did not have a home
No, You did not have a home

And You did not take a wife
There were pretty maids all in a row
Who lined up to touch the hem of Your robe
But You had no place to take them, so
You did not take a wife
No, You did not take a wife

Birds have nests, foxes have dens
But the hope of the whole world rests
On the shoulders of a homeless man
You had the shoulders of a homeless man
No, You did not have a home

Well you had no stones to throw
You came without an ax to grind
You did not tow the party line
No wonder sight came to the blind
You had no stones to throw
You had no stones to throw

And You rode and ass’ foal
They spread their coats and cut down palms
For You and Your donkey to walk upon
But the world won’t find what it thinks it wants
On the back of an ass’ foal
So I guess You had to get sold
‘Cause the world can’t stand what it can’t own
And it can’t own You
‘Cause You did not have a home

Birds have nests, foxes have dens
But the hope of the whole world rests
On the shoulders of a homeless man
You had the shoulders of a homeless man
No, You did not have a

Birds have nests, foxes have dens
But the hope of the whole world rests
On the shoulders of a homeless man
You had the shoulders of a homeless man
And the world can’t stand what it can’t own
And it can’t own You
‘Cause You did not have a home” - You Did Not Have A Home by Rich Mullins

I have so little opportunity to meet new people…

that I was desperate enough to download Tinder yesterday. Why can’t some cute hipster chick start working next to me a True or something. Or a girl under 37 start going to my church? Is that too much to ask for?

wellyouknow:

One of the fucking scumbags at work told me Michael Brown had a criminal record. He doesn’t at all. Fuck.

(With air quotes) “the supposably(sic) non violent kid, he had a criminal record!”

That’s why I’m glad I’m using a vacation day today. I’m so sick of hearing so much racist garbage. The fucking old guys are like “I don’t have a problem with black people, but these people are niggers!” and they completely justify anything the cops do as keeping us safe, even attacking unarmed reporters. “They should have got out of the way, they don’t need to be there” I heard so much stupidity yesterday that I lost a lot of respect for humans just in general. Thank Jesus I don’t have to deal with that shit today.

cleophatrajones:

ctron164:

issarae:

Necessary.

When is the NYPD gonna get in on this ?!

Should be mandatory of all cops

cleophatrajones:

ctron164:

issarae:

Necessary.

When is the NYPD gonna get in on this ?!

Should be mandatory of all cops

My problem with rap is…

If rap/hip hop was actually interesting to listen to or sounded good, it would need to rely so heavily on shock value or demeaning women.
I don’t find incredibly sexist and needlessly vulgar lyrics enjoyable, but that’s just me.

Rant

I’m so sick of people blindly defending police corruption, people say things like “if everyone would just obey the law none of this would happen.” I agree, but only if that includes the police, if they would just obey the law no one would have a reason to protest them. Let me make this clear, I do NOT support any of the violence or rioting going on, that can only make things worse. But when people have been trampled on, and deprived their human and constitutional rights for so long, an outburst like this was inevitable. Two wrongs do not make a right, cops should only use deadly force when their lives are in imminent danger, contrary to popular belief resisting arrest does not give cops the right to take someone’s life. That’s why we have courts people! When did we decide it was the cop’s job to be judge, jury, and executioner? Their job should simply be to serve and protect. You can say not all cops are corrupt, and that’s true, but when will the so called good cops take a stand for what’s right? They’re too worried about loosing their job to speak our when they see fellow cops doing things they shouldn’t be doing. That makes them guilty by association, they’re looking out for themselves instead of the people they swore to serve and protect. And 9 times out of 10 if a cop is caught doing something wrong they get paid leave, while the investigation is going on. They actually have an incentive to do wrong, if I got a paid vacation while my buddies covered up my evil deeds I’d probably shoot an unarmed person every day. Every day cops shoot unarmed people, kill people’s dogs that show no sign of aggression, search people’s homes without a warrant, use tasers on children or the elderly, the list goes on and on. The problem is that the mainstream media only covers cases like the one going on now, so that normal people get the impression that only radicals and looters are against the police. People assume that people like me are just immature anarchist who don’t respect authority, when in reality I would have no problem respecting authority if they were actually held accountable for what they do. Instead we are stuck with apathetic masses, who think that cops are actually concerned with anything other than themselves or generating revenue for their city. Or worse yet, they know about the corruption but don’t care because it hadn’t happened to them yet. This is the type of thinking that will let this nation erode little by little into a dictatorship, and by then it will be too late. Wouldn’t it be easier to take a stand now? And say no, we will not give up our rights in the name of safety, we will not allow these thugs (the police) to intimidate us any longer. We can do so much better than this. Demand change, vote for people who with hold cops accountable, and care more about preserving our rights than preserving the city budget. They work for us, not the other way around.