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Dear (Privileged) Americans Who Cannot Shut Up About Looting, Some Questions

1. What are you afraid will be taken from you?

2. What are you afraid will be taken from you if we stop killing black children?

3. Did it finally get your attention?

4. Why does it matter to you that a man stole an armful of condoms?

5. Do you know this man?  Do you know who he might be passing them out to?

6. Do you care?

7. Do you know someone who has been in trouble because of drugs?

8. Should we just have the police kill her/him?

9. Should we then shrug and say, you know (s)he had a problem with drugs…?

10. Have you ever needed, as a child, to get creative about how you were going to help support your family?

11. Have you ever blurred the truth on tax returns or job reimbursement?

12. Who are we stealing from?

13. Why does protecting corporate America and its businesses make you feel safe?

14. Why do unaccountable police officers make you feel safe?

15. Why does justifying murder make you feel safe?

16. Do you realize when you keep repeating “this could happen anywhere” you are referring to police murder of black people?

17. How are you expressing your anger?

18. Why the fuck aren’t you angry?

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The News: November 5th, 2014

Midterm Elections 2014

Midterm elections and all the media

has forgot that we are so afraid of EBOLA.

Funny that politicians, or the other

party are the only things we fear more—steal our

stare at the sick, shake our rallying to quarantine.

Forget our voice, our demand to ban all flights from Africa,

as if it were one big, black, festering infection.

What were the names of those small countries?

The G.O.P. takes the senate and we forget to tremble.

The G.O.P. didn’t take the senate, we gave it to them.

Here, one vote and another seat. For you sir.

Just like campaign funds. Now what can I do for you, sir?

Midterm elections and we forget that U.S. police are killing

black boys daily. What were their names?

Those who were in the news? I remember Scott Walker,

Mary Burke for Wisconsin. Martin? Brown? Or was it Till?

Fill up those prisons with gangbangers before the majority votes-

the legalization of (medical) marijuana, print it on a hemp ballot.

Native Americans eliminating racist mascots,

but we forgot them long ago, didn’t they disappear, like the last of the mohicans?

Midterm elections and the Democrats cannot even remember

their elected president. Obama? Never heard of him.

Forty-percent, but the odds were never in his favor.

November 4th, 2014.

Ignore all of the falling color, look forward to that white, white snow.

In the dead of winter, G.O.P. snug in the senate.

In Detroit, no water in the house.

Midterm elections, should we increase the minimum wage?

Midterm elections? And the consensus at the homeless shelter is:

“Fool, I am too busy working too much for too little to vote.”

Midterm election and we forget the warmth of Florida:

Arrest after arrest for feeding the homeless

This, after all, is a democracy, show some

voter ID, prove you’re American,

respect the majority, by vote or by contribution,

we wont tolerate socialism: pastors facing jail-time

for feeding the homeless, I almost forgot, humanity

overlooked, this midterm election.