Monday, September 28, 2009

Al Sharpton, Where the Hell Are You?

Black Leaders & Celebrities Silent After Derrion Albert Murder

I’m going to issue a warning to all my G-Fans and those reading “From The G-Man” for the very first time. If you don’t like strong language, you’d better move on to another blog. If you’re not interested in watching the video I posted, which shows an actual murder being committed in Roseland, Chicago, you’d be better off visiting one of those pointless, pretentious and prissy-ass celebrity websites. The video was posted because I want people to really get a sense of how gang violence is out of control, particularly in the black community, and The G-Man doesn’t have time for frivolous, bullshit complaints about the content posted in what will probably be my most controversial article to date. This issue is bigger than all that!

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m fuckin' pissed off beyond words! If any of you have the courage to watch the video I’ve embedded below, in its entirety, I want you to keep something in mind. Derrion Albert, a 16-year-old who many regarded as a really good kid and student, could’ve been your son, your brother, your nephew, your cousin or your dearest and most trusted friend. No one deserves such a fate, and it’s high time that something was done to stop the rising tide of random, senseless and violent killings of young, black males all over the country.

This video is proof that black communities in America have reached the point where the analysis and goddamn psychobabble from black intellectuals and sorry-ass politicians, specifically as it relates to the plight of black youth, has to fucking stop! It’s time for immediate action and intervention. Plain and simple! The young men responsible for the deplorable attack on Albert didn't give a fuck about Dr. Joy Leary's “Post Traumatic Slave Disorder” theory when they slammed the wooden board over his head. The bloodthirsty demons didn't give a fuck about Malcolm X, Dr. King, Rosa Parks or Medgar Evers as Albert lay on the ground in a pool of blood. They didn't give a fuck about anything! I'm thoroughly convinced that many of them would've told Leary, “Go fuck yourself, bitch-ass ho! That shit was back in the day and ain't got a mother fuckin' thing to do with me!” It’s time for immediate action and intervention. Plain and simple!

I have a question for Leary and all the other so-called black elites in this country. Why the hell do you expect murdering assholes to give a shit about your theories and speeches when they don't even have regard for human life? It's time for immediate action and intervention! I'm talking to the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Urban League, Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Donovan McNabb, Venus and Serena Williams, Prince, Lil' Wayne, Dr. Dre and a host of black political heavyweights that remain silent or inactive in the wake of Albert's murder. I don't understand this bullshit! Sharpton is always quick to jump into the fray when it involves blacks wronged by whites, but the Albert murder is a prime example of how he and the black elite of America count their money and look the other way when it comes to black-on-black crime.

The same thing happened when members of music superstar Jennifer Hudson's family were murdered. There was an outpouring of love and support from Sharpton, the black elite, the general public, the music world and Hollywood, but nothing was done in the wake of the killings to address the “kill-a-nigger mentality” that has been seared into the minds of thousands of black youth. What the fuck has happened to us as a race? Even the black people who shot the bloodcurdling video footage are just as responsible for Albert's death. Why? If they found the time to point and shoot a fuckin' camera, why the hell couldn't they find the time to slam into the crowd, pull Albert into the car and speed him off to a hospital? If they had, maybe he'd be alive today! Instead, they simply slowed down, filmed, watched and provided commentary. What...stupid.... fucks!

Here's another thing to consider. Now, that Albert's horrific death has been posted on the Internet for all the world to see, the racists of America, as well as those who have an intense fear or distrust of black people, have every reason to view us untamed savages and/or cold-blooded beasts. Enough is enough! It’s time for immediate action and intervention. Plain and simple! If that means allowing federal agents and police officers to do their job and arrest thousands of wannabe gang members, then Sharpton and all the black, intellectual whores in media should stop appearing on national networks playing the race card, blaming “the man” for the plight of black youth, and let law enforcement lock the black bad-asses up! They shouldn't wait until the next victim is Denzel Washington's or Will Smith's son or nephew to get their ass in gear!

I've come to accept the fact that many people, especially from black communities and black Hollywood, will never embrace “The G-Man” because he steps on too many powerful toes. Believe it or not, this is what I've been told by numerous newspaper editors in the past. Well, I guess I'll keep my battle boots firmly laced and live the rest of my life as a toe-stompin' bastard. I have no qualms about holding people accountable or calling them out. The shit going down in black communities all across America is serious, and someone has to “nut up” and be willing to wear a bull’s-eye on their back. I accepted that responsibility 30 years ago when I decided to become writer. People can take aim, but they'll never take me out! Check out Psalms 27:1 and you'll understand.

Sharpton is accustomed to gassing up buses and heading to locations all over the country to tackle racial issues, but now I'm publicly challenging him to partner with the most powerful and influential black people in the country and face the issue of black-on-black crime and gang violence head-on. Fuck all the black eggheads and their theories! Talking and theories didn't mean shit when Derrion Albert took his last breath! If the legendary, Washington, D.C. deejay Petey Greene were still with us, you know what he would say about all this, right? He would say, “Wake up, goddamn it!” I pray they're listening, Petey. I really do.



Photo source: David Shankbone

Author: David Shankbone

Permission: GNU Free Documentation License