Trigger Fatigue (yip yap)

Reactions to shootings live at El Corazon, Seattle WA 7/10/2015

I’m so sick and tired of hearing about guns.
I’m so sick and tired of hearing about guns.
It makes my hurt to think of all those folks in their church getting attacked because they’re black by some racist jerk.  
I’m so sick and tired of hearing about guns.
All these cops with their greed and their power-trip-needs from their supremacist heritage shooting down unarmed African Americans and watching them bleed… all these videos are clogging up my news feed.
I don’t know what to say back. 
I’ve never been harassed or attacked because I am black.
I am a man.
And I am white.
But right now, I’ve got this mic, and I got to shout:
I’m so sick and tired of hearing about guns.
Can you say that with me?
I’m so sick and tired of hearing about guns.
Kids shooting m**f** on their desktop screen,
Seeing bleeding and having no reason to have a valid license in human hunting season.
I’m so sick and tired of hearing about guns.
Kids getting guns in their lost-and-found.
Shooting m**f**s on the playground, 
While we’re all sleeping safe-and-sound,
Desensitizing on everything that’s around.
So, why is it surprising when 9-yr-olds are neutralizing their horizons?
Not even realizing when they’re slipping and sliding and crying with their heads pressed on the ground.
I’m so sick and tired of hearing about guns.
The second amendment wasn’t intended for machine guns.
And, it’s an amendment so we can amend it and stop pretending like it’s set in cement.
I’m so sick and tired of even talking about guns.
Because, it only gets us all in trouble.   It’s nice to stay hear in our little bubble.   We may not have won the war; but, we’ve won some battles.  Let’s hear it for all you loving people in Seattle!
I felt some real love for our neighbor when I went to the Seattle pride parade.   I shed a few tears of joy for all the progress we’ve made.  But, don’t get me wrong, it’s taken way too long.  I can’t believe we’re just now f**ing with the 14th (amendment) in 2015.  
Out there, everybody is so divisive — like it’s this big crisis, when everyone just has to chill out and realize what time it is.   
It’s 2015 but last time I went back home, folks walking around with brains like Fred Flinstone.   Their ideas are so past tense — they’re on the other side of the fence.  
People burning up Black churches but then giving up candy for lent.
Sometimes we just need a little patience for our ideals to resonate throughout the nation.
But, I do believe the Northwest can provide some salvation for our country’s human relations.
But, we have to believe in ourselves that do and continue to affect the global pursuit of all our crew’s human’s rights.
One day, we’ll just talk about marriage — it won’t be “gay marriage”.
One day, we’ll just talk about lifestyle — it won’t be the “gay lifestyle”.
One day, we’ll just talk about community — it won’t be the “gay community”.
We can be the change we need to see, if we keep being who we know we’re supposed to be.
So, please, keep spreading your love peeps.
Keep spreading your love.


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