I got an e-mail from someone in the majority population who wanted to know what I believe about certain things. He caught me a little off guard, and I had to think about it a little bit.
Anyway, after getting my thoughts together, I came up with a few things. So Mr. e-mailer, I hope you are reading my blog, because here are my answers:
I believe that there is something or someone more powerful out there than all of us; I just don't know what or who it is yet.
I don't believe that any organized religion can anymore get you into heaven (if there is such a place) than wishing on a star.
I believe that some of the people that claim to be religious leaders will occupy a very hot part of hell (if there is such a place)
I believe that two consenting adults should have the right to do what they want in the privacy of their own homes as long as they do not hurt anybody else.
I believe that a woman should have the right to do whatever she wants to do with her body.
I believe that if men could have babies there would be drive through abortion clinics.
I believe that at least 30% of the white folks in this country wish that black people would just go away.
I believe that some of the most racist people in America go to church every Sunday morning.
I believe that 30% of white folks in this country really get it, and really do wish we were all equal.
I believe that of that 30%, only 3% of them have real power.
I believe that if Katrina had hit Seattle and not New Orleans George Bush would have been on the ground the next day.
I believe that allot of white (and black people) in America place less of a value on a black life than they do on a white one.
I believe that the death penalty is wrong, and isn't a deterrent to crime.
I believe that the biggest "drug dealers" in America have names like Merck, Smith Kline, and Johnson & Johnson; and not Biggy, Ice, and Slick.
I believe that people don't care about the rising murder rates in America's cities, because it's young black men killing each other.
I believe that global warming is a man made phenomenon.
I believe that there are lots and lots of people getting rich because of the war in Iraq.
I believe that Americans are too preoccupied with sex, and not preoccupied enough with stopping violence.
I believe that there are still African Americans in America who wish they weren't black.
I believe that 90% of black conservatives don't believe the shit they say on a daily basis.
I believe that Malcolm and Martin wanted the same things for black people.
I believe that black people should put their race before their nationality.
I believe that suicide bombers are some brave ass mother f*****s; even though they believe some twisted shit. If you don't believe me, tell me how many people you know that would be willing to strap a bomb around their waste and blow themselves to smithereens because of some sick belief system?
I believe that the FOX NEWS CHANNEL is one of the most dangerous and racist corporations in America.
I believe that Dick Cheney always wears Victoria's Secret lingerie under his suits. (I really do)
I believe that with age comes wisdom.
I believe that the entire AfroSpear(Sphere) movement through cyber-activism will be a real force in this country one day.
I believe that I am closer to finding Lark Voorhies, and when I do find her, unfortunately, that will be the end of this blog.