Ranting Black N USA

Well, I guess I’ll take a stab at thinking about what it means to be Black In America to me…yeah I know Im over a week late, I’ve been caught up in alotta personal shit as well as professional (doin my acting thing yadig), but Bats is back…

So yah, I’ve read almost all of the other blogs on the net, watched a buncha youtube videos and all that, and it seems like the general consensus (w/ a few exceptions) is black people out there angry about CNN’s magnifying glass into the Negro Habitat. Yup,niggas is Stone Cold Steve Austin pissed, they feel that CNN was alienating us black folk and it wasn’t American, that though the portrayals are accurate of many black families, that it was irresponsible for CNN to portray us black folk as if we were aliens and all in the same situations…they also felt that by acknowledging OUR (the black folk’s) color and nobody else’s was wrong and tasteless…and as i continued to read, and watch, and listen,

I just couldn’t help but feel like the odd man out in a two girls, three guys situation…

Ona side note….these two guys

…had to be the two most annoying vloggers to watch, I’m sorry if somebody gets offended becuz this is their cousin or somethin, but damn, pressing play on em annoyed me to the point that I began getting just as offended as they were at CNN towards them for making me sit through their Black(asses) in America….One Uncle Fester looking fellow was mad because he felt the documentary didn’t delve far enough into the lives of blacks that didn’t grow up in the hood, which is a great point but he was such a bothersome pencil attached to that point that I tuned out on whatever conclusion he was drawing…I got that lil bit out of it though….and the other guy? well…I don’t know what he talked about at all really because I couldn’t get pass the first minute of him being him…

I’m not saying they should quit voicing their opinions, because I commend them for doing so, we need more folk, especially black folk, out here getting their messages and voices across, because no matter how annoying they were as people, I (assume) that they were saying real shit…I just couldn’t get into em…maybe I’m just racist or something…

…just an asshole(opinion)

….shouts out to the people that hate Flying With Bats!

(*NOTE*  I rewatched The Uncle Fester Looking fellow’s vlog, and I take my earlier assessments back, after rewatch number three I was able to see eye to eye w/ him, the other guy? naaaah, would rather get circumcized again than site through 16mins of him, power to the people tho,lol)

But yeah, back to me being the minority of the minorities voicing my opinion on the program, I’ll say I had no problem with it because I honestly felt that with all the race related hate and all of this “let’s piss on the Colored Democrat, I’m scared of Obama because he’s a darkie” shit going around, giving white, Asian and Middle Eastern (mexicans are black) people (and some uninformed darkies) a quick crash course on the black experience was a necessary evil to I guess show that we are just as human as you are and Barack isn’t of demon-descent (shit, the dude is half white…and I know that there’s a racist joke in there somewhere but i’ll leave it up to ya’ll to fill it in)….

Yes it would be ideal if they would’ve given a more thorough trip into positive high class colored land, but hell, then the poor black folk would’ve taken issue, stating that showing mainly upper middle and high class baldwin hill ass black Americans was ignoring the fact that in real life, statistically speaking, more Black Americans live in poverty then in the suburbs, and as much as the suburban blacks just love separating themselves from the “dirty niggers in the ‘jects”,their skin will always be the ongoing evidence to the masses that, guess what?

….you’re black, and at first glance thats all they see….

…unless you’re Oprah or Will Smith…..

This is an unforunate truth, and I’ll admit that more people are trying to eliminate it that hardly ever get credit for it, our generation and the one following is definitely the most open minded of the people, I see more mixed kids on television than ever, so jungle fever is seemingly becoming an accepted love bug…but it’s like with as much progress that we make, something pops up in the media or on the news that steals the thunder from every spark….like just now on CNN.com I found this story of a 21 year old black guy tasered to death by white police officers…the heart breaking truth is that this story isn’t even shocking or compelling because tomorrow it will be almost guaranteed, that we’ll hear about more and more of Sean Emitt Till Bell’s descendants ascending into heaven’s gates by means of Pig boot, gun, taser, rocket launcher, pitch fork and whatever else the 5-0 has up it’s snout…

You wanna talk Black in America? Lets talk about why as a black man I can’t help but get this feeling of anxiety whenever a police officer enters the room, or whenever a police car is riding behind me…why do i feel like out of all of these cars, my car is the one he’s going to pull over tonite…there’s times when I’m riding late at night, and if a normal car is behind me for too long, I think it’s a cop…and I know I’m not the only one that feels this way…..and no, I aint talking about normal nervousness, I mean how through constant harrassments the bacon boys cause us to develop an instinct to fear and HATE them all at once….

“I’m ordering the Pigs in a Blanket please”

See, those who I’ll call O’Reillites in America, I don’t think fully get why rappers say “Fuck the Police”…though we can put countless niggas on the screens in handcuffs and orange jumpsuits to solidify the black man as a criminal and everyone accepts it, but when an innocent black man is on the screen, beaten and a bloody victim of the bacon assault…people tend to switch to gullible stupid “I know not what I do” mode… it’s not so comfortable to try and wrap your mind around why people that look just like your favorite sports stars, bling bling rappers, thug actors and that happy former political hype man now looking for love on reality TV,get beat up on so much or live so fucked up, make such reckless decisions and express themselves so angrily all because of their skin tone and the environment having this skin tone most normally places them in, why do they act like this? Where do they come from? Why do they feel this way?….yes these are rhetorical questions….

And for the record, I don’t think it’s cool that the upper crust of the black community get shitted on for their successes…I don’t want this blog to come across at all like I’m not acknowleding the pride one should hold in making it out of the hood, I just can’t fuck w/ u fuckers that decide to turn white, and I can’t even say turn white, because I know alotta white people who’d help me out quicker than my fellow “Bruthas”…I guess my white friends have a better memory of where they’ve come from than the Uppity Negroes (No offense JL)….take that how u wanna…

…parts of me wants to say to myself and everyone else “Get over it, that racism shit died in the 1960s, move on, stop whining”…but when I walk into a store I feel the same tension that my grandfather told me he felt at my age walking into stores back when the word “nigger” still belonged to white people….when the people I’m suppose to trust to protect and serve me, rather rape my family members and bust my ass just for fun than do their jobs, then yeah O’Reilly I’ma have some aggression, yes white people and especially the upper class negroes who are secretly seeking out Michael Jackson’s dermatologists…I will continue to cause a fuckin ruckus until some kind of change happens….shit, maybe i gotta see a white girl get her ass beat by some cops or something, I dunno…

….and no don’t take that one super serious and start telling folk that Bats is advocating lil white girl beatings…cuz I’m not….unless they play on Laguna Beach….

…i joke i joke…i keed i keed…

….once again (for those w/ ADD like me) to my cool white people and cool rich black people I’m not talking about ya’ll….but ya’ll knew that already…

But yah, thats being Black in America…CNN may have left that part out, but I’m not complaining…

…and ya know what. not to be biased, the guy that was killed by being tasered to death was a coccaine dealer…which I guess by the court of law should be the death sentence….this guy was tasered to death, and the cop truly felt justified because of this…I guess there’s no such thing as a person reforming or changing their lives for the better and becoming heroes for those of similar struggles, nah, people like that don’t exist…so I guess life would be much better if we just kill em early….makes me wonder what do the pigs that don’t get caught do to cats they feel aren’t worth living…

and I saw for some, it was also a problem that CNN put out the statistics of black men that drop out of school…why be mad if it’s the truth, I’m in college (oh and I’m a P.B.S…Poor Black Student, we don’t get much attn either)

And as a PBS man, I hate to say that I’m in heaven in every period, the reason I hate to say it is because there’s only 4 or 5 other guys in my classroom, which I use to love when I was younger, but truly the classroom may be the ONLY place in the world that I’d rather see more niggas at…Cut the club, not school..in the club it’s more pussy for me that I can actually take pride in, at school, it’s just more wasted opportunity for CNN, Fox News, BET, and whoever else highlight…

…question: When is a reality tv show gonna bring a camera to the hood? I think it’d be some compelling television, not to just show the struggles but show the all, because it’s not all bad in the hood at all…it’s not the lifestyle that you want to have forever, but I think America would be surprised by the good that folk can find living even in the worst of situations…hell can we at least get our own Black Teen Drama? at least? Or maybe a black movie NOT made by corny ass Tyler Perry…whose plays I rock w/, but whose movies are wacky, yet I’d still happily star in one…

HIT A NIGGA UP MADEA!…

…We need to wake up…hey Mr. Uncle Fester looking black man, are you really mad? nah I mean in real life, not in Vlogger, I’m tryna boost my image for the internet cameras and hopefully blow up Land, no I mean, are you pissed off in real life?

If so, instead of bitchin about the magnifying glass being placed on the black dropout rate, how about taking a moment to start investing into changing the numbers, I’m not going to list all the ways how, but trust me there are waay more profitable and beneficial means to helping the future than vlogging (or blogging for that matter)….either that or make your own documentary about trailer park rednecks and immigrants to make yourself feel better…

And I kinda agreed w/ the pay the kids project, for those of you that didn’t see the special, long story short this dude is paying kids to make good grades on tests, some ppl say its killing their passion for learning, but to me it’s preparing them for the real world,

“Cash Rules Everything Around Me, Cream Get the Money, Dolla Dolla Bills Ya’ll”

To me this project could start getting lil kids at a young age to start looking at themselves as enterprises, you pass tests you get paid, of course the parent needs to be at home keeping their minds right against worshipping money…but the business side of it was a very unique idea…

Because the Black N America I know, a drug dealer is nothing more than the soul of a lost businessman….no need to elaborate…

And who exactly is this “they”? “They” are the folk too close minded to understand that we’re all of the same flesh and blood, “They” are the folk that will watch the CNN Black In America program and think that that documentary is the complete modern day Roots sequel aka “Understanding Black People for Dummiez”, yeah those people…and “They” aren’t just white people, and isn’t just black people, once again, it’s people that can’t see pass the colors…and for the record Good Times (and The Wire) may not be the entire race, but The Cosby Show (and Run’s House) isn’t either…

shouts out to Roseanne tho (an enjoyable show about poor white ppl, go figure)

Why do black people haveta feel the need to prove to white people that we are on their levels all the time, and whenever our less fortunate get a spotlight, we go on “Ghostbusters Clean Up” mode, trying to ward off all of the “myths”…I feel like I’ve been writing too many blogs on this damn subject, but the pack of Race Cards seem to be the only game in the house…

We do need more positive black images on television, but to do that we need more black people in power that care about this struggle…and to do that we need more black people educated and understanding their importance to the whole, and this starts at a young age…

…question…why do we teach black kids that they, the black race, are slaves in the history books before telling them (way in highschool and college) that they started off as kings? Why must we tell them that they’re nothing first?….somebody let me know, cuz I’m feeling pretty Peter Homer Simpson Griffin about what the answer is to that one….

And yes being BLACK in America can now be represented by a champion for change in that of Barack Obama, these days you can’t say anything about being black or the black race in the media w/o eventually mentioning Barack Obama…

Obama represents hope…but we need to stop thinking that he’s going to be the answer to every problem in Black America, he’s one nigga in a white ocean of people who could give a care less, not saying they are all racist, but seeing as the war between dark skinned black folk and light skinned black folk, and the fact that most dark skin women suffer from low self esteem by age 12 than any other race of women, and why black boys who grow up w/ no daddy do the same to their kids, and all of the other countless on going shit that niggas are tired of talking about in Black America,

When you pull these kind of problems out of your ass to an upper class rich white politician in a seat on Congress or something, he’s not going to think “Lets build up the black community” he wants to know where to find some oil, and how many aliens do we have to blow up to get it, so he can invest his money in some stock option that a friend of his told him about, that’ll make more money then the sum of all the black people dying everyday from high blood pressure…

Why should he give a damn…how can Barack make him give a damn, when to a degree he’ll have too many other problems facing him as President on the clean up tip, before he can even think to remember what shade he sees when he looks in the mirror….and if I was in his position, and I’m talking about the rich white politician but it can apply for Barack as well….if I was in their positions, I can’t honestly guarantee that i’d think any differently than they do/would…its human nature i guess, but if it is a lie that I’m telling stating that if I was in their positions I’d push for true equality and change, then let that be the lie that defines my life…

So yes support the man, he’s a symbol and inspiration and all of that….but take that inspiration and start supporting yourselves, lets support us, because no one else will…the government is here for the people, but if the people don’t show the government that we have power behind us as a unified force, then we may as well start calling our Presidents our Masters and Kings, because without power we are sheep…

“You can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world considers – a nigger”- James Baldwin….

And yes Black In America is also represented by the word Nigger, or Nigga, or Nicca, or however you wanna spell the mafucka, the most controversial word in the English language…

sidebar #3,243,546….GO BUY NAS’S ALBUM entitled NIGGER…I know he UNTITLED it but fuck that, the album was supposeta be called NIGGER and it needs to be heard! Oh, and also check out Be A Nigger Too, it was dropped from the album because Dr. Pepper wouldn’t clear the sample…

But yah, NIGGER is the most controversial word in the English Language…it’s gotta be, this word carries so much weight that even when it’s trying to redefine itself, get a new look and a new attitude like the word “bitch” which originally meant “female dog”, then became “a derogatory term for females”, then became “an uplifting and endearing term for fiesty self assured cocky women”, in the circle of men now means “inferior being whether you have a vagina or not”….yes “nigger” is so powerful that Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson , Bill Cosby, and even the infamous patriarch of the term Paul Mooney all banded together to have a funeral for the N-Word because some white guy said it on TV……woooow, soooo the premiere problem in Black America today, is niggas saying “Nigger”….I guess…

move over starving African (and American) kids….we gotta fight niggas saying the word “Nigger”….

Disrespect is disrespect whether it’s being called “nigger” or not, it’s all in your intentions….if you meant to call me “stupid” seriously wishing to demean me, I should beat your ass just as bad as if some body (BLACK OR WHITE) called me “NIGGER” with intent to refer to me being lower beings than them….if I call you “beautiful” with heavy sarcasm and ill intent, are you going to accept it as a compliment because of the word’s origin?Or will you give me the swift kick in the nuts I deserve for trying to clown you for being unattractive?….

And no, I’m not trying to belittle the point or fact that many blacks were called “niggers” and died over it because the word was created only to demean black people….nope, that’s not what I’m saying…I’m saying that killing a word isn’t altering the mentality of those that believe in the meaning of this word…You burying the word “kill” isn’t going to stop the death rate….and the KKK and Diet KKK people are still gonna feel that we’re niggers if that’s how they feel, they’ll just come up with a new word that we’ll haveta eventually “bury”….

Some say its giving them the last laugh by changing it, but I say the last laugh goes to us for the mere fact that we’re stripping the hate from it….if you bury it, it still can be dug up and used for hateful purposes, if you cut the penis off, the balls will follow…not sure if that means anything, but it sounded cool….

….i think it means something though….

Either way, to end this huge rant, being Black N America could never be summarized in a few episodes of a documentary, a full season of a tv show or a movie triology because there’s just too many different kinds of black folks populating the country for anybody to ever feel fully acknowledged….

Tiger Woods, Condaleeza Rice, Wayne Brady, Al Roaker all surprise me just as much as you that they’re black

and no I don’t know why T.I. was trippin bout guns, no I don’t know why Rick Ross lied about being a Correctional Officer,

though this is funny…

and no, I have no idea why Wayne kisses Baby or why the DC sniper couldn’t think of a better father son activity then shooting people….

But they’re all Black N America, and I’ve got to accept them as fam…some more distant than others, and it’s all because they represent the stories that I haven’t heard yet, that I love hearing about the people that look like me, giving me an even better understanding of the whole, because I’m as black as they come but I still don’t get us sometimes….and as I realize that after tellin you about the thousands of black single mothers, thousands of black business owners, thousands of bastard children, thousands of straight “A” black students with degrees, and millions of black people in denial about the light skin -vs- dark skinned racism (check out my blog on that)….after hearing and beating that dead horse that continues to shit out all of this…I’ll have to say that nothing in the media can define what it really really means to be Black In America, until we stop and decide to make the effort and define it for ourselves….

I’m doing my part…

As always this was just my $0.02 towards Life’s $0.98…

-BATS, the Ace among kings…

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