Sunday, April 30, 2006

Fool, Don't Continue To Be Fooled!

When I think of how ignorant niggas are about the issues that affect them the most, I think of a quote delivered by the ever eloquent and incredibly fine Philip Michael Thomas.

“You’re a bad dream baby, and somehow I just wanna wake up and find you gone.”
Rico Tubbs Miami Vice, Season 3


Okay! So I’ve had it. I’ve had it with stupid people who refuse to speak straight up and out on issues that affect Black people. On May 1, 2006, hundreds of thousands of immigrants (legal and illegal) plan to skip work, march through the streets and boycott spending to protest pending immigration reform that is currently stifled in Congress and in the Senate. I won’t bore you with the general details of the proposed legislation. Unless you’ve been living under a boulder, you should already know the background of the story. What I will bore you with is some uncommon sense about the issue because honestly, this whole debate on immigration reform has turned regular idiots into bona fide fools.

Can somebody please slap Jesse Jackson? I have never seen a Negro so media hungry that he would sell out his entire race for some camera time. Maybe he’s sensitive about the plight of illegal immigrants because he had an illegal baby. (Ouch!) Perhaps he’s on crack? I mean somebody needs to check and see if Jesse Jackson has indeed gone over the edge. Don’t forget his recent crusade to save Tookie Williams – a gang leader and murderer. What about us? What about the victims? What about Bob? Bob Jenkins that is. Bob Jenkins who went to high school, never got arrested, went to junior college, got his IT certificate and went to work for Dell; only to have Dell outsource his job to Mumbai, India. That's great news for Dell and really bad news for Bob who had a stroke from the stress of losing his job. Too bad he had no health coverage, and by the time he got to the county emergency room, it was filled to the rafters with people who did not follow the rules to get here legally. Why isn’t Jesse marching through the friggin’ streets to protest that?

Guess Who Came And Ate Your Dinner?

When was the last time you came home from a hard days work, cooked dinner for your family, sat down at the table, and just as you picked up your glass of lightly sweetened iced tea with lemon, a group of people just walked into your home and started digging into the string beans and pot roast? Then, after polishing off the mashed potatoes and gravy, some of the people went into your den and started watching your 35-inch television, (remember, you TiVo’ed the latest episode of Thief) while others went and jumped in your bed between your 400-count Egyptian cotton sheets. Dazed and confused, you look around in disbelief. You can’t understand how people could just come in off the streets and take over your home and even put a rooster in your backyard. Nevertheless, you stand there like an idiot instead of doing something. News flash people. Somebody is eating your pot roast, but you continue to stand there like an idiot.

The last time I looked up the definition of “illegal” it said “unlawful.” Not that that type of thing would ever stop the evil US government cause they are illegal in general. However, if something is against the law, you’re not supposed to do it, right? I got a speeding ticket last year. Instead of having to go to court and prove my innocence, I would much rather have the US government say, “Never mind Waset, you don’t have to pay that ticket. We know what you did was against the law, but for you, ahh, just forget about it.” Yeah right, that shit will never happen to me or anybody who looks or sounds like me. Nonetheless, that is the type of thing many in the government want to say to people who have illegally brought their asses to this country. Without guilt, these government assholes want to just say, “Ahh, it’s okay, you can stay and get all the benefits of people who have been here their whole lives and whose ancestors died and fought for this country. Sure, c’mon in and eat our pot roast, there’s plenty of room.”

Well, the truth is, there isn’t plenty of room. I’m sure if 11 or 12 million people left here, traffic on the 405 freeway would be a lot lighter. If 11 or 12 million people went back home and oh, here’s a concept, applied for a visa like law-abiding folks do, maybe my 16-year-old cousin could actually get a summer job at Wendy’s or at the local swimming pool. Futhermore, if these politicians (who want to keep their illegal gardeners and maids happy and productive) are so gung-ho about ignoring the law that they are supposed to uphold, then they should move out of their Conneticut mansions and let the lawbreakers move in and eat their mashed potatoes. Yeah, they should do that, because me and my family are short on extra gravy and iced tea over here in the hood.

Here’s the brass tax folks - if you’re bright enough to see it. The US government has been planning to rid itself of you pesky Negroes for quite sometime. I still don’t know why our pigment is hated so much, but there’s really no time to ponder. Since the late 1960’s, when we actually joined together and rebelled against the oppressive system, “they” have been tucked away inside their think tanks, deriving new and innovative ways to rid themselves of us. That’s when they opened the borders. They opened them so that a new group of people could come in and disenfranchise Blacks. It was subtle at first, and I can forgive you if you didn’t see it in the early 1980’s, but by the early 1990’s, you should have been well aware of the circumstances. I don’t know, maybe you were too busy getting high on the crack that “they” also gave you, but if you somehow managed to avoid being a drug addict, you should have seen the plan.

Now before you get your phalanges all ready to type me a slew of obscenities and accusations that I’m being racist, let me state for the record that I am not a racist. I am a casist, and I look at each issue on a case-by-case basis. In this case, I’ll be damn if I will support any type of measure that will allow people to blatantly break the law, infringe on my civil rights and then turn around and demand that the lawmakers and law abiders allow them to do it. Why have immigration laws at all? And, since it appears that the laws are not going to be enforced, I got about 12 million Africans from Ghana to Zambia who should be allowed into the US right about now.

Do I understand why the potentially affected people are protesting? Yeah, I do. Would I come across the border illegally if I were in their same position? Sure I would; no question about it. Do I understand why they risk their lives to come across the border? You betcha! Nevertheless, I am not going to sit back and support something that ultimately undermines my own survival. Does that mean I don't want anyone else to come here? Not necessarily. It means that there must be equal rights for all who want to come here and that means following the original laws of applying to come through the proper channels. Note: Following the proper channels does not mean tunneling underneah the chicken wire that lines the border as we speak.

“This country was built by immigrants!”

I’m so sick of hearing that “this country was built by immigrants” excuse that I could puke in the middle of Disneyland. While it is true that illegal immigrants built this country, they were illegal because they were stolen from Africa and brought here against their will. The theft of a people and the crimes committed against them was the illegality of the matter. Black people did not swim the Atlantic Ocean in order to get here to clean Massa’s floors, build his buildings, pick his crops, cook his food and endure tortuous rapes, beatings and murders. Naw, no one was buying tickets on the African coast for that kind of trip. What actually happened, if we’re going to start telling the truth all of a sudden, is that this country was stolen from the indigenous tribes. (Uneducated people call them Indians). Next, a whole race of people (Africans) were stolen and brought here to build this shit up from the ground, yet they still have not been compensated for it. You want to talk about working for low wages? Fuck you! How about working for no wages? How'd you like to pick them apples from a tree? If anyone says that Affirmative Action plans (which corporations don’t follow) make up for 500 years of oppression, I have a steamroller I’d like for them to stand in front of. (Wait one second while I get the keys to the steamroller.)

Okay, I’m back and I’m sick and tired of hearing about everybody else’s plight when my plight and the plight of my ancestors has never been formally addressed and paid for. I work for a living (while I still can) and I’m not asking my government for anything except fair treatment under the laws of the land. Oh and fuck a “sorry for slavery speech,” I’m thinking that we deserve at least Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, and a few more states as payment for the greatest holocaust inflicted in the history of man and woman.

Stay tuned for part II…we're not done.


Anonymous said...

Waset, where the hell have you been? OMG! I have been thinking the same thing...well, not as "eloquently" but I've been thinking the same thing. I can't wait for the rest of this article. At least you're being real. I know people are going to be mad at you as usual, but so what, at least you tell the truth. We don't hear much truth these days.

Anonymous said...


Tell me how you really feel?!?! Smile. I am looking forward to hearing part II.


Anonymous said...

Girl, you are crazy as hell! In a good way...

As a matter of fact, I want to marry you. I want to buy you an island far away from all of this so you can spend your time writing me notes of love and admiration.

Okay, I can't afford that right now, so I'll settle for part two of your article...


Broke In America said...

Jesse Jackson jumps on just about any bandwagon he can. It's getting to the point where folks just tune him out.

Anonymous said...

Waset, you are THE truth! It's really a shame that we don't have any media outlets that we could use to get the "uncommon sense" that so many of us share...but we still have UnCut and BET to continue to spread common ignorance.

Anonymous said...

damn shorty... i'll have to repost this someplace. it needs more attention

Anonymous said...

Hey this is Shane. I gotta get me one of these blog things sooner than later. Anyway, just wanted to say that I ALWAYS enjoy your writing. Even if I don't agree. Actually, I what I took from this piece was that you aren't trying to hate on anybody, you just want black folks to get they shit together. That's what I got from it anyway. Looking forward to more. PEACE


Anonymous said...

I'm over here rollin' that you knew a Philip Michael Thomas quote...



Ronnie said...

Waset you're a genius! I'm totally in agreement with you on this illegal immigration business. If the white establishment was so smart, how did they allow this situation to proliferate to this degree? This system is based upon absolute greed and the love of money and power to rule over people who have obtained much less wealth than "they" have. America deserves all the rotten crap it gets. The American government is a disgrace and has failed its citizens!

Sanimac said...

Waset, I haven't heard from you in more than a minute! But, as always, you bring the real deal! I love the fact that you broke down OUR history for those who might not know it, and the truth preceeds a call to action on our part. I stopped believing in the "Rainbow Coalition" and Jesse Jackson a looooooong time ago, and it is TIME FOR US TO BECOME OUR OWN LEADERS!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay I get it. Freedom really means Freeforall!

Hell to the not!

Can't wait for part two.

Rhonda Bailey

Gman said...

America has created a problem which they have lost control of. They allowed Mexicans to come over by the millions so that they could exploit them and thus add to their ever growing fortunes, but then too many of them came and they didn't like that so now they are tyring to implement policy to reduce the number. Meanwhile tThere are still many disenfranchised African families in America today. I have a friend here on a work visa. He has been unable to get his family here to join him because he is caught up in (white) tape. He has to do it legally because, well, you can't get here from Africa by way of a pick-up truck. No one seems to care that jobs are being stolen because they are not being stolen from white people. There are a group of black men who recently were arrested because they tried to use extortion in order to get a construction job. Were they wrong, yes. Were they frustrated, hell yes. They committed this crime because larger construction companies would outbid their legal business, use illegals, obtain the contract, and still maintain a higher profit margin. If we as a people don't rid ourselves of all of our inhouse problems (jealosy, gangs, broken families, education, etc), and refrain from indulging in the goverments agents of destruction (drugs, alcohol, etc) we have no chance of recovering and reclaiming our duly earned positions within this nation.

Jessi said...

You are right on deserve a op-ed piece in the New York times. Jesse Jackson is a disgrace. Period. He's unbelievable. Thanks for speaking out...I linked to your blog from Crunk! Love it

Anonymous said...

That's what I'm talking about. I live In Texas and trust me, yea 10million going back to Mexico would be just fine with me. We have been here from the begining and shit is still hard for black people. Nothing was ever giving to us as a race so, why should it be so easy for other races.

Overcrowed in Texas

Anonymous said...

Yo, what's going on Waset,

It's ya boy Frankie J. I'm feeling you on everything you spoke about. Now all of the sudden
"Immigration" has become this huge topic for the (Mexican, Hispanic, Latino) whatever they would
like to be called race, because now the law is going to be enforced on the "Illegal Aliens".

I understand the word "illegal aliens" sounds harsh, but it is what it is. If someone is in the
(U.S) without the proper documents to be in this country then why should they have the right to
stay here. Then if that's the case, we should let all of the people from the different foreign
countries to come here and live without being "Documented".

I hope somebody else hear's what you are saying that can really support the lawbiding citizens who
are here legally and are taxpayers that don't reep any benefits from whatsoever. So! stay strong
Waset keep speaking the truth and if don't no oneelse hears you speaking at least I do.

Charles said...

Welcome back Waset!!!!!

Oh yeah, I'm feelin'ya! :)

Enigma said...

I agree. I do not understand why they should have preferable treatment. If this was anyone else they would be sent home with the quickness. Ohhhh.... big business is getting over paying them no where near what they need to survive here in America, but they are so greatful because their gov't is so corrupt. I find it funny that their so called president got upset and start making comments about us taking actions in our different states. He needs to get real and give his country and citizens a leg up instead of getting upset with us. I wonder if the protesting folks ever once thought about that?

Anonymous said...

My view on the illegal is cut and dry. All you have to do is personalize it. If someone pitches a tent in my back yard and says " I live here" you can bet I will do what ever is necessary to get rid of them. It is the same principle on a much larger scale.
It is an invasion of sorts and could possibly considered and act of war. If you want to be extreme. Is there any other country in the world that would allow hundreds of thousand even millions to just show up and assume rights as if they were citizens? They are violating our laws and getting away with it but, we also let diplomats and there families do the same thing. I say hard line all that are not here ligally. If you handle your bussiness in an apriate maner you dont have to worry about the consiquency of the law.
I also hear many people that were not born here refer to the land of their origin as "my coluntry" . If this is not the country you claim "my country" why do you want to be here so badly? This says you are not loyal to the land that is feeding and housing you and your family. Makes you wonder abolut things.