Black Poetry : Freedom From Society

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  1. islander

    islander Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Freedom From Society


    Freedom is the condition of being free of restraints and having the right of enjoying all the privileges of membership or citizenship
    Citizenship is having the status of a citizen...with its attendant duties, rights, and privileges
    Membership is a collective body of members...as of a society
    You're entitled to certain freedoms within that society
    But if you're not a member or a citizen, then you are denied freedom
    Basically, the freedom of individuality
    The freedom of thought, ideas, expression, or morality are defunct if you don't agree with the commonwealth or the governmental body
    We're all free to do as we please...
    As long as we agree with the Commander-in-Chief
    If not, then we're expelled from this land of lack-of-freedom...a.k.a "America"...
    Where we weren't really free anyway
    After all, freedom is a condition...not a requirement

    We are bound by the unbreakable chains of social order
    Giving us just enough leeway to eat, sleep, and s**t, but even that's not the truth!
    We're fed potassium bromate and acrylic in our bread to make us sleep and s**t uncontrollable amounts of bulls**t
    Causing us to spit up bulls**t politics in conjunction with societal myths
    We're so free....we're so free....we're so free...
    That we need 8 Webster's dictionary definitions to outline exactly how free we are and what type of freedoms we possess

    Let's discuss the constitutional right of free speech
    It's free speech for some white college kids to offend the black race by wearing blackface
    It's free speech to burn crosses on black property and for the KKK to publicly express their f***ed up beliefs
    That's their freedoms...here's ours
    Our freedoms consist of affirmative action, confederate flags, and being victims of cop killings
    We're free to learn all about our freedoms within prison walls
    And we can walk around freely in prison yards
    Wow...that's freedom
    Thank God for Lincoln and the 13th Amendment or else we'd still be in chains...now we're in handcuffs
    We haven't advanced much beyond Jim Crow...we've just inched over to Dred Scott

    But institutionalization goes beyond race
    We're free to own property until the government exercises eminent domain
    If that's the case then what do we really own?
    All that housing contract is is an extended lease
    We work every day for the government's money to buy the government's land to build a house on government property that we feel we've earned
    But in a split second, all of our blood, sweat, and tears are sacrificed in the name of "expansion"

    We also have a right to privacy
    But they've got satellites patrolling the earth with GPS functionality
    They use microchipped pets as scapegoats to keep an eye on our every step
    They've gotta keep us in check by assigning us pin numbers for their social security
    Just to cover up their spy activities in the name of "civil liberties"...
    Committing real crimes against humanity

    It was funny watching the FBI try to assess the damage when Robert Hanssen rang the Liberty Bell and left that big a** crack in it
    Exposing the secret discrepancies of this backwards society
    With its reliability flawed...
    Homeland Security laws...
    And double-standards flipped backwards...unfairly tagged as "international peace treatise"

    The government threatens foreign sovereignties and political figures saying, "We know you've got the gun cocked, but you better not pull the trigger!!! Now we've got a reason to blast your Iraqi a** so you better respect the flag..."
    Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you our nation's leadership...
    Down on one knee, proudly hailing the flag, while sucking Bin Laden's d**k!!
    This "War on Terror" is just an excuse to execute the government's new "Total Information System"
    So they can keep track of us and implement new limitations
    Do you want high tech security cameras zooming in on the way you walk
    And analyzing the way you talk so they can categorize your alliance with their thoughts?
    Drastic measures to protect our so-called "freedoms" in its entirety
    But who's going to grant us our freedom from society?

    Copyrighted by Tamara Al-Rashid 2002
     
  2. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is a wonderful scribe girl...wow...
     
  3. islander

    islander Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Sis, I hope you are making out well in the midst of your struggles. Peace.
     
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    "This "War on Terror" is just an excuse to execute the government's new "Total Information System" "

    HECKS YEAH MY SISTA!! :)
    so glad to see ya wise scribe on this board :)
     
  5. islander

    islander Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you. Thanks for taking the time to read.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    on point tyte scribe dis was awesome flowin'
    mo ! mo ! mo !
    bring more of dis here
     
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    Shhh... Don't Tell Everybody

    Dem crazy.... We gonna chase dem crazy ball heads outta town!

    :eek: Love and Respect
     
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    You burried the hatch with this one sista. Like this latin revolutionist once told me, "Slavery hasn't ended, it just has a new name and a different style"..
     
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    just had a flashback tutorial of an american government course
    I took back in college........taught by a black professor...his version
    unabridged truth...

    Hey I was with you on every part of this...especially those amendments, you start talking about Bureaucracy and I'm
    with you...

    This was a dose of the real...I'm searching for my freedom, still.
     
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