Sunday, April 19, 2015

How Can We Say Black Lives Matter




How can we say Black Lives Matter when with one hand we carry fanciful protest slogans and with the other machetes to strike down our brethren?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when there is no priority to Bring Back Our Girls?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when our black leaders are the very ones who rob us, betray us and strip us of a future?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when our black brothers have systematically raped our women and children and killed entire communities in meaningless civil wars?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when we decree that pregnant girls can no longer receive education?
How can we say Black Lives Matter with Joseph Kony still at large?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when we fervently practice homophobia and  xenophobia?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when we all are Charlie but not Chibok or Garissa?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when after all this time we still find it convenient to play the Ostrich, blaming the west and the White Man?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when we have laws that make it possible for a girl to be genitally mutilated and married off to a paedophile by the time she turns 12?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when we have entire generations of Lost Boys: displaced, damaged and angry young men, child soldiers who have no homes to go back to?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when our role models are power-hungry and corrupt war criminals who loot our continent again and again?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when tribalism and the foreign gods’ religions are upheld as honourable reasons to perpetuate genocide?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when everyday our brethren die in hundreds at sea as they flee the horrors of our homelands?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when the damage others do to us can never equal that which we do unto ourselves?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when our social systems are rotten to the core?
How can we say Black Lives Matter when we, are both the living- and dying proof that black lives clearly do not matter?

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