I woke up to snow, with an abscess in my mouth, after a bad nights sleep.
I didn’t think today could get any worse… The Internet told me different.
I woke up to find out the incarnation of Satan. Is now President of The United States of America.
I told my daughter. She cried. She’s 8!
As someone from the UK, you might be wondering how and why this affects me so much?
Well, my country has spent years up America’s arse. You stage war, we back it. You hop out of your lane, we right there for you buddy.
Where you lead, we will follow.
As a proud black woman. As the mother of a proud black woman. I’m terrified.
I see black people being slaughtered. I see refugee camps and hate crimes. I see police taking a casual stance on life. Are they God?
I see GB, following America right down that road to hell. Where life becomes meaningless and humanity is obsolete.
As a firm supporter of #BlackLivesMatter. I’ve had people – BLACK people. Tell me that “this isn’t a problem here”. “Why am I starting troubles?” – As if that makes it any different where it happened.
They may not have shot Alton on my porch. Tamir’s blood is not smeared on my fence. Mike was not friends with my daughter. Sandra is not my sister. Eric is not my son.
But in a world where a police badge, gives you a god complex.
In a world where; you’re shot dead in an open carry state, for open carrying.
In a world where Officer Itchy will idly manhandle her gun. In a milkshake shop, filled with children at 3pm.
In a world where Donald Trump is POTUS.
I need you to understand that being indifferent and being an ally are different. I need you to understand why black lives should matter. I need you to understand that seeing your privilege. However that comes wrapped. Isn’t a problem, but denying it exists – is!
My heart is heavy today. So, I pray to whatever deity truly exists. Krisha, Oshun, Kali, Mohammed, Osiris, Jesus. Don’t let this be long. Let this be a Tramadol induced nightmare. Let me wake to the lesser of two evils.
I had a really interesting chat with my Uber driver the other week. We spoke of the Dajjal – The Anti Christ. Adjust your tinfoil hats here people. But this is either the beginning of something scarier, than we’ve ever contemplated. Or it’s the beginning of the end.
Today I’m praying to whoever is listening. Let the suffering be short. Keep us safe. Fuck Donald Trump 🖕🏽
Drink hot chocolate or vodka! Avoid CNN. Stay Sassy