Chaos is a Wheel more than a Ladder - Riots

While I will get to discussing our current state of affairs in the country (August 2017), I will first shed some light on the concept of rioting, chaos and the mania that drives humans. One would say as Littlefinger, from Game of Thrones, might say that Chaos is a Ladder in that it continues to build. However, I think Chaos is a Wheel as often comes back and repeats itself time and time again through history, in evolution, and even in the very existence of entropy. At the same time it's all interconnected as the spokes; for chaos tends to repeat itself as riots are inverse or parallel images, wars will never end, and falling in and out of love is a cycle.

At first, one might think this is presents a portentous outlook on the world that live in, but it is merely fact as human exist to eventually establish order or chaos. It's why we create legal systems, why we have territories and at the same time why we have violence and why we have crime. The internal forces of the mind will always drive a person to certain outcomes based on neurological impulses to situations. Many times this manifests in riots.

At current though, these riots come from the hatred of being relegated to mediocrity and fragile egos. The term race riot has existed in America since its inception as Black people frequently tried to riot against their bondage, against their station in life and constantly against Jim Crow laws, Civil Rights issues and against police brutality. However, most of these were not riots, but protests against an inescapable hell that has existed in America since its inception. While within our heritage we have always been royalty and warriors so to vilify restriction on our bodies is only natural. Many other racial groups haven't protested like we have on this soil even though they were treated in a variety of terrible ways too - internment camps, railroad labor conditions, underpaid immigrants and more. Though they have protested in their own original countries - ranging from the Boxer Rebellion to the Battle for Algiers. All of these protests have been a right to protest and protect for rights and sovereignty of ones own mind and body.  

The current riots are not for that whatsover, they are a sham of a protest and instead a full blown riot to protect the world's greatest abusers - white men. There is nothing they don't have access to, nothing they need to recognize and frankly we don't have sympathy for them. However, they through their own workings in the Alt-right  or Alt-lite(KKK)  have created a racist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia that will no doubt be used to distract from larger government issues and will also create multiple riots in other colleges throughout America. As has been the case in my writing since the beginning of Trump, this is all fueled by the bigotry that he brings and will continue to bring on not only America, but the world.

My hearts go out to those who are not white men and are attempting as they always have been to have their voices heard. This again is what Black people have been stating for years. Why Colin Kaepernick is taking the knee, Why police brutality is real, why racism exists, why as James Baldwin says "To be Black in America, is to be in a constant state of rage," why my reading of Between the World and Me makes me constantly worried for all the Black students I ever taught, and why this riot is as dangerous as the government, business, and education we work under. 

The regime is here to cause chaos. The same chaos from the Atlantic slave trade, the same from creating the Constitution, the same that pushed for the Confederacy, the same that supported the Birth of a Nation's KKK film victories, the same that was excited for lynchings, the same that brought police into Watts, Newark and Detroit, the same that gets off free for incarcerating and killing Black bodies and the same that exists in Charlottesville. Chaos is a Wheel that continues to repeat. 

If you feel that you need to establish any order or protection of your own mind, body and spirit then research and make discoveries as needed. Take your approaches to control chaos, but do it from a base of knowledge about the true history and interactions of the white chaos that has permeated the soil of this country for centuries. 

Dear White People Reflections- *Spoilers!*

If you haven’t by now, then I hope you run to see the magnificent Dear White People on Netflix. The show picks up where the film left off but explores far more areas of Black society, culture, themes identity, mentality and Blackism than the film had time to do. While at first, one would think that the show would be a call to action like the film was for white people; however, instead the show is a deep exploration about what it means to be Black in the millennial era. The show explores many types of Black people and what their journeys mean when they compete, intersect and stand-alone. As such, this article will be to discuss the character development arcs and what they bring to Blackness and some notes about other characters.

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Black Facts and Trump Times

At least once I day I will google or see the word Trump followed by an outcry of absurdity that I still can't believe exists in a position of power in the modern United States.  At the same time, every morning for the past two weeks I have put up a Black Fact about someone or someplace and eventually something that pertains to Black American culture. As such, I feel they are in such sharp contrast to appreciating the souls and spirits of people to feeling embarrassment for even claiming you are from the United States.

While I feel that this also highlights my difficulties in my personal life in living with work you can't stand and now absolute confusion on to where you will be this time next year. The unpredictability is frightening to us, especially me and my bouts of anxiety. However, we can take some solace in the facts that are known. We know that in this month of February, that celebrates in even greater abundance the valiant and often hidden accomplishments of Black Americans, we feel a sense of tranquility for what is predictable and routine. 

While my earlier posts have all but come to fruition from the current administration, there can be some peace in seeing that the US and even the world seem to have a large amount of issues with it. Though he does so much wrong, we continue to fight and even educate ourselves. I wish that we had these moves for Black Lives Matter, gay rights, religious rights, immigration, and so much more. However, I have seen people do protests and moves that I have never seen before.  My  white friend finally showing me that he wears an "I Can't Breathe" shirt in public, my usually silent elementary buddies showing up and protests to get angry about the social conditions of our government, even a conservative friend finding all of this to be absurd, and my students vehemently opposed and magnificently aware of all the transgressions occurring. It is an amazing sight to behold.

In essence, we are becoming the Black Facts that I hope you and many others will continue to share around the globe. The more aware we are as a people the less strife we will have to deal with in the future.