The global boogeyman (that isn’t).
There’s a disturbing trend that is happening worldwide. Historically it has always been the case, to a lesser extent. It may just be that so many countries are emerging at the same time, while there is global economic instability. Yet, whenever a particular government is unable to deliver on its promises to its people, there’s ALWAYS an easy scapegoat. Suddenly there needs to be new policies and legislation that are outright xenophobic and/or homophobic in nature. There has to be something to distract the people from the fact that they aren’t getting the basic necessities to live a stable life.
The perennial boogeyman has always been immigrants. When shit isn’t working right, blame those fucking [insert ethnic group] that keep coming into the country and taking the jobs away. Except, that is a huge fucking lie. Immigrants, mainly the uneducated, do the menial jobs that most citizens wouldn’t do because they feel they’re above it. Those same citizens are usually unqualified for the high paying jobs, either they themselves are uneducated, or just lack the specific training. No government is EVER going to tell its population “hey, you’re just too stupid to get the really good job.” And so, they blame the everlasting scapegoat; immigrants! Yes, those motherfuckers cleaning out the septic tanks, washing our basements, cleaning the bird shit off our cars, and mowing our fucking lawn; those are the ones stealing the jobs! That’s the guy stopping YOU from thriving. Never mind the economic downturn, never mind that we may just be a tiny fucking country with nothing much to offer so people don’t invest here much; those gotdamn immigrants are fucking shit up!
On the other spectrum, when things REALLY get dire, and the whole “immigrants are taking the jobs” thing starts falling through, there’s another scapegoat yonder…The Gays! All you really have to do to justify it is say “it’s immoral, it’s unnatural, it’s against [name your holy book]” and voila! You have yourself a bully pulpit. As we have seen, this is slightly on the waning end now in the US; primarily because those bad ass LGBT people have been chipping away at this fucked up system for a mighty long time. Overseas however, it’s just getting started. Mostly there is a sense that the “gay fervor” of Americans will start to spread, so there are a lot of preemptive legislation to try and nip the bud of gay rights activism. This scorched-earth method towards a basic human right to love, is justified with religion and conservative ethos of a particular nation. Ignoring the fact that they are ostracizing and in some cases imprisoning (and killing) their own fucking citizens.
Mankind is fucked up like that, always searching for something “other” to blame for their faults and shortcomings. The “other” which used to be immigrants; literally, from another country…which kinda, sorta made sense (not). Now these countries are oppressing and persecuting their own citizens, on the basis of sexual orientation. That’s your reason for your country’s lackluster success? laughable. Except it isn’t. Real lives of real people are being affected by this fucked up trend that seems to be festering and gaining steam globally.
Be it here in America, where we’re well aware of the bullshit that goes on here. In my native Hispaniola, where the Dominican government has seen to delegitimize Haitians who were born in the country after 1949 (or came in legally) are no longer Dominicans (nor are they Haitian), and therefore are left stateless. In Malaysia, where foreign workers are legally paid a lower wage, and made to work longer hours than their national counterparts…at the same damn job! Now they’ve gone even further and banned fast food businesses from hiring foreigners, yes! Because those are the jobs that nationals are clamoring over; to be fry cooks! Worst of all have to be the harsh anti-gay laws passed in Uganda and Nigeria. They’ve basically made it open season on anyone gay in the country. And to what end? Gays were already strongly oppressed and underground as it were. Now police are going undercover to hunt them down, prosecute and torture them for names of other gay persons. How in the fuck is this done in the name of God? How the hell is this ok?! What the fuck is there to be gained by imprisoning someone for loving someone of the same sex? It is incredible that with all the international condemnation. Not one country has yet to cut ties or cut aid to these countries. Nigeria after all is an oil-rich country (who doesn’t want a piece of that).
I have to go study now, but this shit is getting way the fuck out of hand. After 10 million years of evolution, mankind still ain’t shit. We still go to war over stupid shit, and still mistreat each other over dumber shit. If you don’t want someone to see what’s really going on behind their back, you create a distraction for them in open view. While the elite class in every country, the poor get squeezed even more. The economies may be growing slowly, but they ARE growing. Yet, a small minority feels that prosperity. When people start to ask why, and you have no answers: blame the gays and the immigrants.
These are hard times, gotta have a strong mind.
Losing it is not an option, you just gotta grind.
War wounds, whilst committing war crimes.
I wonder if anyone can see these deep scars?
Got a mission, and it needs to be completed.
Taking flak is nothing; get to where you’re needed.
What’s another year or two? Done lost all sense of time.
Shit gotta get done, especially when you’re the prime.
Pressure building up…feel like giving up…impossible.
The finish is still attainable, suck it up, make it bearable.
Will power is enough to get you there, get you where?
Home, the one place where you won’t need to fear.
Last clip, enemy zones, and balls of steel…Make it there.
My black skin, my slave hair, my big lips; got me marked for death.
Them laws is against me, always gotta prove my innocence.
Even if I get killed, minding my business, I’m the one at fault.
This nigger skin gon’ get me dead, shit makes no sense.
Justice in America? shit, don’t hold your breath.
Don’t let me die in the hood, killer will never be caught.
If I get killed in the burbs, well, I should’ve made myself more visible.
Blending in with the darkness was my mistake, damn my genetics.
Only thing they want is my taxes, after that I’m nothing but expendable.
Ha, “post-racial” my ass, y’all really thought racism was a relic?
I got a younger brother only seventeen and a football player,
What the fuck I’m supposed to tell him? “It’s not fair?”
That coulda been him walking home from practice, man, fuck this case.
I read the message loud and clear: No niggas wanted here.
It’s aight tho, once I get this education, I’m on my way.
Y’all can keep this shit, I’m going back to where I was made.