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Diary of a Mad Black DJ 105: The Day the Chickens Came Home

Updated: Jan 15

UPDATE: Since this article, News Beat Media has re-released their "Radical Caucasian Extremism" episode! As an artist-in-residence at US News Beat, I was super interested in this topic. I honestly spent about 2 weeks researching Right Wing Radicalism. If you get a moment, please do listen to the episode and subscribe to News Beat!


It's Wednesday afternoon. Day 278ish of quarantine. You’ve had your tea, a vegan lunch and now you’ve decided to roll out that yoga mat for a little afternoon meditative movement. Then, out of nowhere... "Hark, what’s that I hear"? "Dixie Land"? Is that you at the door o’er yonder?


[Pause]




"Chickens Come Home to Roost"

definition:

One’s previous actions will eventually have consequences or cause problems for oneself.


In 1809, Robert Southey wrote, “Curses are like young chickens, they always come home to roost” ( The Curse of Kehama). Southey was figuratively describing what young chicks always do at the end of the day- they return home [to sleep]. However, the way that Malcolm used it in 1963 was to as to frankly describe karma and not a curse in that one day America will be "begetting" all the violence it had begotten.


That day wasn't yesterday, but it definitely looked like it:



I'm not here to repeat the sentiments of so many others:


"If they were black.." or "If that was BLM..."

Clearly, we live in 2 Americas, so there's that!


"What's the definition of sedition, again?"

Clearly, This right HERE!


"Where are the 'Blue Lives Matter' People, now?"

Clearly in the crowd (both sides- one unlocking the doors in their badges and one smashing them in dressed in plain clothes.)




if the day the chickens came home was a photo:



I am here to pose other questions instead:


How are you protecting yourself?


What worked and what failed?


How can we make our voices and our actions louder than this mob?



Think about it...



I love you all dearly.




CONFEDERACY 1 - 'MERICA 0


PS. Don't you not never in yearn life message me 'bout destroying no damn property again- yahearme, boi? ( I had to use double negatives and say it in "Dixie" for them to understand. lol)

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