when the shocking and awing started on my 25th birthday, i laid in bed next to my love and cried.
i don't have cnn. i hadn't watched the news coverage, but something in my soul shifted. the air changed. and i could feel myself becoming one of those iraqis...i could hear/see/feel the world fall apart underneath them.
i knew then that every test we'd been given since 9/11, we'd failed.
and we're still failing.
we don't have time for the bullshit. we've got to get it together. hold our politicians accountable. be real with ourselves.
the ancestors are screaming for understanding and god is not pleased.
this country's got some fucked up karma to deal with, and what's happening in new orleans is just the beginning.
you can relate it to biblical prophecy (i don't, per se) or anything else you want. i don't believe we're in the "last days" as human beings, but america's place in the world is most certainly destined to erode. like rome, great britain, japan....all the great imperialists humbled either by nature or their "subjects".
rome wasn't built in a day, but what they don't remember (or like) to tell you is that it didn't fall in a day, either.
if you do believe in the biblical progression of things, well, there are many historical events/eras that also fit the bill. pick one. there were many who felt they lived in the "last days", yet, here we are.
we should know by now that if the future's laid out for us, it can be changed. look deeper. read between the lines.
let's get on determining our destiny instead of humming our action away in the pews on sunday morning.
gotta figure out where you stand.
when the ship starts to sink, are you going to be with your people (the women, the poor, the children, the non-white, the non-straight, the powerless, the meek), or with "your" country?
there are many questioning their security tonight.
may those we've lost rest in peace.
may those who remain be unashamed to tell the story.
modupe ogun...the warrior lives in ray nagin.
and may we all learn our lessons and keep them close. especially at election time.