The Original Terrorists
The Original Terrorists
The terrorists have been here a long time. The ones who took the slaves
The ones who ran and underbossed
the plantations. Especially those
who made money from them. They still at it.
They never stopped. These old guard terrorists. And
they still at it. Still terrorizing.
When slavery was sposed to be ended, they thought up the Klan
The Knights of the white Camelia!
When we was sposed to get reparations
They got Andrew Johnson
a barefoot white man
to stop it. Every time we take a step
these terrorists appear.
They ain't never gone no where
But you take a step forward
they come out!
King spoke," I have a dream!"
and we paid for it
with the four little girls. Blown up in Birmingham. Before that
we won the bus boycott
the terrorists blew up Dr. King's house.
The real terrorists
been with us hundreds of years. DuBois
called it The Sisyphus Syndrome. You push the rock up the mountain
The terrorists appear and try to roll it back down.
Now Obama get in defeating
Cain's son, the one in the bible
live in Arizona where they shot that congresswoman
in the head, and now wanna ban Latino studies
these is them Terrorists. Still terrorizing.
That `s Goldwater's state
famously backward. A terrorist. McCain turned tail in Viet Nam
He come back a hero terrorist. Terrorist
just the same.
We get clear enough to elect Obama
the terrorists take off they Klan clothes
put on some suits , they the t party, now. TEA
The Evil Assholes, they terrorists & Nazi's
like always. They do anything to stop America's getting rid of it's craziness.
They never let all of us
be Americans. They terrorists
And the Republicans they even got negroes
Real Public Coons, they terrorists too
like Tom Ass Clarence & his evil wife
Citizens United , they terrorists, hurt us worse than
the Taliban. GOP, Grand Old Psychopaths.
What Al Queada can't do the Republicans can
Been doing it in one costume or another
for hundreds of years
Now they so frustrated, they Racist Addiction
coming down on them, Boehner's nose running,
Got new maniacs to please, old jones coming down, Ted Cruz, a Texas junkie
had a crying jag in Congress, , or the other nut, Ryan
trying to stop you from sending your kids to college
He's a real mullah for sure
Terrorists took over congress, listen to them
absolute nuts . What the Taliban can't do
they are doing, close down
the United States government.! Now who
would do that? Think about it. What
the Taliban and Al Quaeda couldn't do. Terrorists in the congress
locked down the govt because
the black dude there , just as they would in the 19th century
when a blood wanted to vote. We facing the sickness
of terrorists. Been terrorizing all of us
for hundreds of years. When we gonna catch em
and lock `em up! These terrorists. Catch em
and lock `em up! Then we can cure ourselves,
America, of what has always
Amiri Baraka 10/13/13
[The dramatist, novelist and poet, Amiri Baraka is one of the most respected and widely published African-American writers. With the beginning of Black Civil Rights Movements during the sixties, Baraka explored the anger of African-Americans and used his writings as a weapon against racism. Also, he advocated scientific socialism with his revolutionary inclined poems and aimed at creating aesthetic through them.
Amiri Baraka's writing career spans over nearly fifty years and has mostly focused on the subjects of Black Liberation and White Racism. Today, a number of well known poems, short stories, plays and commentaries on society, music and literature are associated with his name. A few of the famous ones include, `The Music: Reflection on Jazz and Blues', `The Book of Monk' and `New Music, New Poetry' among others.]
[Thanks to the author for sending this poem to Portside.]