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Conscience Accountability

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January 12, 2019439Shares

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Conscience Accountability

 

            You know, as I sit here and contemplate the state of the world today and the backwards direction that we as a nation, culture, people and collective beings are going, I can’t help but say to myself that we are some hypocritical beings. Above all, Black people we are the worst of them all. Yeah. I said it. Now that you are defensive, let me get in to the gravy of what I want to discuss. 

            

            With all the sexual-assault and pedophilia accountability that we are all searching for as a collective and as a community it amazes me at the rah-rah mentality that Black people have for certain types of accountability. It’s plenty of points that I would like to make on this thought process that I have and its many directions that I can take this article. I can go in the R. Kelly route and speak on the sickness of these types of predatory individuals in the Black community; Maybe I can speak on both sides of that issue and point out not only the hypocrisies that stand out in the variations of justice in society and in the Black community as a whole or maybe how we as a community seamlessly ingratiate ourselves at the forefront of the witch hunts of the destruction of our own communities. Shrug lyfe. I bet you want to scream and debate about right and wrong with me right now. I can image that you are fuming and ready for me to get to the point. 

 

            Well, that’s not what I want to talk about. But I do need the passion that those thoughts above have just created for this topic of the predators in the conscience community that are abusing the spirits and finances of the Black community for their own personal gain. The pimps of the struggle as I call them. The pushers of hope and the sellers of dreams to an already fragile base of a people staring down their own destruction. We as Black people have to start to hold accountable these people that are on social media and that are traveling in and out of our communities claiming to be brothers, sisters, kings, queens and pharaohs of the conscience movement. I consider any movement toward the awakening and progression of the Black community a movement worth protection and in that protection don’t you believe that we should protect each other from these so-called leaders from leaching off the struggles of the community for their own gain. A dead clock is right twice a day, any preacher can preach a gospel, the message can be of gold but be wary of the messengers promise of gold that you will never receive. You see we can hold accountable all those that may bring a certain type of destruction to our communities, but we will continuously make excuses for those that will cause destruction with a slick tongue that won’t even give you the honor and dignity of standing on their word. After all isn’t that all that we have. It's amazing how we can ask for and demand character from those who have nothing to offer but won’t demand that same character from those that are coming with their hand out selling you hope and air. They may be able to give you the charisma, charm, and that knowledge as if they were a civil rights leader, but you need to understand that they have to prove their worth to the Black community instead of preaching it. But who am I.? I’ll just be that hater on the sideline consoling you when you have been slapped in your face for the umpteenth time. WAKE UP, any soul can sell hope for a buck. Real leaders through good, bad and disappointments will hold up. Time for them to hold up their character, integrity, dignity, worth and ABOVE ALL RESULTS.

 

 

 

Lyfe M.y. Riley

Lyfe M.y. Riley

Chicago born and bred lyfe writer in music and print media, more about me coming soon. But for now follow me on IG @M.Y.4everlyfe