Oh here. Now.
This could or could be a post no one cares for too much. I don't need to remind you that this is just an opinion. If you absolutely must quote me at anytime just understand I cannot follow up because I already did by this blog.
All peeps gotta do when venturing on my sanctity is to remember that we all have these things called opinions. I'm no different. If you prefer, I'm going to state the reason for this blog first below, and then you can decide if you want to read the rest.
I DO NOT want Reppy Deffy.
Don't know what it is? I'm talking about Reparations. In order to construct this blog today, that's all you need to know and you do not need to hear or read my reasons or my philosophy even though I'm gonna write it anyway.
Lets begin....for real.
In order for me to wrap my head around the magnitude of reparations, I must rename it to Reppy Deffy, but will use reparations interchangeably.
Yeah, I would refuse it. I just don't want it. Its me standing alone here probably and I'm not a stranger to that. With all due respect, I must refuse. Again, its just my opinion.
I would not be able to take the Reppy Deffy without insisting that All people of color, including indigenous receive the same equal amounts.
Lets say we people of color get 50 bags of gold, if you are mixed, you should get 25 bags of gold, for every person? That's a lot of gold.
1) Do you really want it?
2) If so, is twenty five to fifty bags enough?
3) If not, how else can you collect the payment?
4) Are you sure the above 25-50 reference is feasible?
5) Where will it come from?
6) Would you be willing to pay $125 for a bottle of milk or is the current pricing more to your liking?
7)Do you know who will pay for the cost?
8) Do you care?
9) You should care. (That's not a question).
I) To ask a "White man" to cut a check is the same as asking a "Black man" to cut a check. Its just insulting and degrading to the cause and the idea of Reppy Deffy. That's not what its all about. There are other unnameable references no one wants to talk about. Until that's addressed, it still remains a fact that, I would refuse the Reppy Deffy even if it was addressed.
II) Can I curse on here? no I won't. This is my blog that I consider to be sanctified, so I can't use any insults or use it to degrade anyone since its a percentage of my voice besides my music and writing.
But if I believe that all Blacks and Indigenous people are owed, then I must also believe that someone owes someone and its a possibility that the "ower" cannot pay for whatever reason. Therefore, anybody owes somebody, and somebody owes everybody which can be everybody, so who's anybody huh? Tell me who?
III) I know that this will sound un "okay" but I can't hold this one back. I respect my congressional folks, all of you because we all live in this country and contribute to the world, and I am impartial when it comes to my defense and who deserves it, I cannot help that part about me, but to say "We gave you a Black president"....trust me I understand the sentiment.....but its just not enough.
That statement alone dehumanizes the entire concept of reparations. In my opinion, to elect someone, and then wait until they are out of the office they serve, then to dehumanize their work whatever it may be, makes a statement like that unhelpful in every way I can think of. It means you cannot comprehend, or are not interested in understanding the reasons for the Reppy Deffy convo in the first place.
IV) Don't you think in some way God has a hand in selecting our presidents and leaders? With that question, here is another: Don't you think God is in the people and gives us the power to appoint the people to lead us collectively?
V) The world does tune in slightly, to see what's happening in America. What up?
I hope you can understand that no amount of monies, no amount of bags of gold, nothing at all can bring back the lives that humanity has lost during slavery, and the wars of slavery, all world wars. Its novel though.
Can we give reparations back to the one true son of God Jesus? He was the one hanging up their innocently bleeding from holes put in his body by his own fellow humans. And he would still refuse it. He cannot accept by default, he would never have asked, and because I know this from my heart, I must also refuse it. What he would want is for us to probably stop predetermining our worth so much.
Category C part 1 of my refusal.
One of the main reasons why I would refuse Reppy Deffy is this fact that I hold dear to me. I believe with impunity, that "By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread." So again, I must refuse, because even if someone came to me and handed me a check and said its for reparations, I would ask, is it from my work? did you purchase something of mine from this website? how so? when? where? if the answer is "no, here is just money," I cannot accept.
It would have to come from a place of legitimacy for me to be okay with taking it. By legitimacy, I mean, is that from my product? as a result of my productivity in the here and now? I would refuse anything otherwise from the past as I only like writing about that in fiction novels or poetry or watching a movie or Art in general.
Category D part 2 of my refusal.
The last and main reason why I would refuse reparations is this....its a "conscientious destiny." No one can make anyone care about a cause if they don't want to. And for that reason, the argument of reparations is broken and must stay that way because we deserve to have it stay broken.
We deserve to debate this over and over until exhaustion, and then some. We deserve to be stuck with the legacy. Its ours, both beginners and enders all over the world. Its one of those arguments that simply cannot be fixed because it happened already. That's okay peoples. Remember that its quite okay to have this broken argument. You are allowed to be mad and engage your leaders. Its how it should be. Non violent though. To be violent with your leaders and lawmakers is dehumanize the argument of Reppy Deffy. And we are humans, so lets stay this way shall we. Live more.
Soooooooooooo....... We can improve our payback system though by:
a) Expanding the programs that already exist.
b) Check your humanitarian crisis so that people can be paid for their laboring whether it be for gold, oil, metals, cloth, food or whatever resources they are supplying fairly.
c) Preserve the planet more and more and more. If the planet dies, so do we.
d) Prison reform. (This one is up to our law makers and law enforcement) Fullstop.
d) Educate, period
Deep in our hearts we already know that Reppy Deffy contains sacrifices that cannot be repaid. To deny that is to deny your own existence. But more than that, in my opinion, to demand payment for a sacrifice is to declare that sacrifice null and void, therefore it would not be a sacrifice to begin with. Therefore by your own sweat and blood you shall eat bread and shall be rewarded. Get it? If you got up today and went to a job, or career, or anything at all that you labored for hopefully in good faith for your bread and butter, then you already decided how you want to be rewarded, even if you don't notice.
My name is Tracy and welcome to my site and blog page. Thanks for stopping by. On this page I will try to catalogue some things or pivotal moments I feel have made me who I am. There may even be moments that are not so pivotal but more like a muse, a funny memory or otherwise. Be warned though, I may take things off, I may re-edit or remove things. If you happen to read something and it isn't here anymore, its because I am either re-editing, or getting ready to add something else. Also, some of the things I say on here may be understandable and some may not, and sometimes I may not blog or add anything for a while. It's okay with me if you don't understand me or what I write, I mean no ill will in my words or what I write so don't take it personal if it offends you that's just not my aim. My blog or this page is created for me, and for my fans or anyone who wants to come on here and read what I write.