“Double Standards” … A Poem written by Big Virge 29/11/2013

Yes Yes people ….. !!!

Well, it’s time to get … SERIOUS … once again people !

This subject of … ” Double Standards ” …. could be a book, rather than a poem, but, ya know sometimes, it takes something to happen in life, to inspire such a work, as the one I now post …..

To give you some background to where this has come from …..

A White guy I know, yes that’s right, I said it ….

He is WHITE, was showing himself to be supportive of UKIP / EDL, type ideals, in reference to Englands’, rising Islamophobia, and general distrust of immigrants, unless of course, they’re Aussies, South Africans, or Kiwis, and I don’t mean Maoris or Aborigines either ….

This individual, who used to live behind my London home, upon seeing that I actually take these matters, which of course, encompass British Racism, VERY SERIOUSLY !

…. took it upon himself, after referring to some kind of friendship, we apparently had, which was a figment of his Very, CLEARLY, vivid imagination…………

….. to drop the kind of lines, that, define the hypocrisy, and …

” Double Standards ”

…. that are prevalent in, Far Too Many, White Brits, especially when it comes to their,

” Oh So PRECIOUS ” …. Cun’ …

Ooopps, typo ….. COUNTRY !!!!!!!

…… So, he then took it upon himself, to advise me that he wasn’t aware that I was Englands’ version of Martin Luther King, and that I seemed quite happy to be in England, whilst I could live there & get paid … !!!!!

Well, as I then, quickly, had to explain to him, I would of left long ago, had my mother not needed me, due to my father leaving her, upon finding out that she had Multiple Sclerosis, which, this white boy should of been aware of, due to the …. VERY CLEARLY MARKED … DISABLED PARKING BAY … in front of our home, that he used to walk past, to go for a drink in the pub next to my house !!!!!

He then chose to apologise for his … ” Oversight ” …

TOO LATE !!!

Thus, this poem is, not only, a response to his rather, fast mouth, that clearly opens, before his brain pathways, allow any thought waves to be received !

It’s also a message to everyone, firstly, the black actors, complaining about not getting their trinkets for being, paid liars, by their white, puppet masters ?!?

Now, I know people don’t like to think these things, but logically, what are actors exactly ?

Well, let’s look at slaves, for a sec, shall we ?

They would of been, and in certain cases, still are directed, as to when to do things, and, more importantly, when they could, or should speak right ?

So, exactly how does that differ to having a director, who could quite conceivably, be a black, house negro, dictating his masters wishes, (being Hollywood), to the lesser, black slaves right, (The Actors) ?

So, how does it differ, well today ….

It’s the … LEVEL of PAY, that they now receive, right ……..

Think about it ……

Now, i’m not saying people should stop acting, or, making TV Programmes or films, because I like a good performance, like the next person, however, people need to recognise what they are watching, a person presenting a facade, to make you buy into the act they present, to make you believe, they are something, they are NOT !!!!!

Sound familiar at all people ???

I think it probably does for most of you, from friends, to partners, to politicians, leaders and business associates, and ESPECIALLY ….. ENTERTAINERS, who spend much of their lives, in front of cameras, or, behind microphones !!!!!

So, be they white or black, as Danny DeVito recently said, they all work for a rather, ” Elite Club “, of racists, in a country that has founded itself, on acts of Terrorism, against people of colour, from the moment they, as ……

Wait for it …………….

IMMIGRANTS …. !!!!!!

…. went and STOLE land, to claim for their own, to then, import black slaves, to labour for them, to profit in ways, that, set up legacy of … well …

I’d say ….. ” Double Standards ” ……

Let’s not forget the Oregon situation, and how it’s being handled by the police, regarding, FEDERAL LAWS … !!!!!!

…. that are seemingly, being BROKEN … !!!!!!

…. by a set of well, for want of a better phrase, gun toting, trailer park, rednecks, as opposed to the way the police handled the citizens of Baltimore & Ferguson, whose vindication for their behaviour, was due to the loss of life, NOT LAND, or the rights to use …… Again ……

STOLEN LAND !!!!!!

Oh and one last thing, one of the … BIGGEST … !!!!!!

Double Standards ….

…. that seems to see, little sign of changing, is the attitude of black people, towards black people who have, ” The Minerals “, to speak out against the system, that they claim, is still oppressing them ….

…. and is responsible for their lot !!!

Well, i’m not foolish enough to think that, it has had, no effect !

However, if the mere sound of a black voice speaking the truth about it, FRIGHTENS their arse, to the point where they immediately, show you that,

” You should be careful what you say, because they will come for you ! ”

The double standard they live by, may well be the one that they then quote, as being the reason any black who has done so previously, ends up dead, invariably in, dubious circumstances …… ?!?!?

Well, if they have to stand, pretty much, alone, it’s no surprise that in 2016, we are still making, petty stands, to gain a yard, to be driven back three …..

The COWARDICE, Yeah I said it … !!!

COWARDICE …. !!!!!!

… and, inability to, TRULY UNIFY as … A MOVEMENT !!!!!!

…. makes it pretty easy for the powers that be, to continue to do, what they’ve now been doing for Centuries, to live and maintain the double standards that they, not only live by, but the double standards that the masses live by, that, in the case of black people, can leave us dead, or fighting each other, or worse still, fighting over fame and fortune, rather than, fighting for equality as well as social & spiritual development, that helps us to grow as a unified people, who stand together, to ensure that the legacy of slavery, does not allow our lives to be taken and then deemed by the law, to be done so, with impunity ….

and more importantly, to stop white guys like the one who inspired this, running their chops, as if we should’t run ours when they get found out to be continuing with the very same wicked actions, that defend their …….

“Double Standards” …….

Well, my mind and body are neither penned, or, dead yet, but if speaking the truth is the cause of either, occurring in my future, well, as I said to a black man here in Barbados who, upon hearing a track of mine, exhibited the same attitude I spoke about above,

Remember ….

TRUE CREATIVITY, does not cower into a corner due to FEAR, and if it does, it’s simply not REAL …

and like the title of the poem states, stands buy …. ” Double Standards ” …..

You have been WARNED !

This is for : Stephen Lawrence, Christopher Alder, Anthony Walker, Trayvon Martin, their families, and all the others who have suffered, or, lost their life due to police, racism, or the racists who take pride in using the colour of a persons skin, to justify taking life !!!

So, do yourself the favour of NOT Listening, if The Truth, FRIGHTENS You, or, offends you, to the point of some, ignorant reaction …..

which probably proves that you also live by ….

Double Standards !!!!!!

Okay …. Rant Over …. !!!!!!!

Now, only click play if your … HARD ENOUGH, as the Brits’ like to say okay ……. !!!!!

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And Part 2 of Englands’ Forgotten Slaves ….. Tut Tut …

And the story continues ….

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What can one say, apart from, Good ol’ England … !!!

Well Well Well ….

When Black history month comes around, this should make for some very interesting viewing, and debate, amongst the generations to come……

Diaries, Logs, Inheritance via some form of … ” Compensatory ” … type of …

Wait ….

” REPARATION ” …. payment …. ?!?

Ahhh ….. but, we blacks have been talking out our ass crack, when it comes to demanding stuff like that …. Errrr. yeah … I think in fact …

I KNOW … NOT … !!!!!

So, for all those who, LOVE OFF England, be you, the offspring of NON-Caucasian, immigrants/slaves, who were born and raised there, or, just visitors to … ” Great Britain “, make sure to remain that side of the fence, and, DON’T … now switch,, because of stuff like this, that shows the legacy, and, TRUE nature of those ….

“Ever so Lovely”, English, ladies and gents ….

#KNowWhoUDealingWith …..

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Systemic Racism explained, from a white perspective …..

Maybe hearing it from a white person, might make the naysayers and dismissers of the issue …..

THINK ….. at least for a second …..

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Quick question … ” Which Man are You ? ” … A Poem written by Big Virge 28/11/2005

” Which Man are You ? ” … A Poem written by Big Virge 28/11/2005

Are you …
The … “Top Man” … ???
or the … “Middle Man” … ???

or the man … below
wanting to be … ” Them ” … !?!

I’m … NONE … of these … !!!
I’m … Simply … ME … !!!

A man who tries
to … live my life
and … NOT CONTRIVE …
to … ” Follow ” … guys …
who are … ” UNWISE ” … !!!!!
and … ” Fall In Line ” …

” Corporate Thieves ” …
Who … Lie and Cheat … !!!
to make … A Life …
that’s … ” incomplete ” …

Money and Drugs …
and … “Other Stuff” …
Don’t make you … ” Tough ” … !!!
and … do not help you …
Find … ” True Love ” … !!!!!

Being …. ” ON TOP ” ….
is a … ” Dangerous Spot ” … !!!

because people … “Plot” …
to see you …. ” Drop ” …. !!!

It’s a … ” Long Way ” … down … !!!!!

Be Careful …. now …. !!!
You may fall where …
you can’t be … found … !!!
just like those …
who … “Cherish” … pounds …

“Pounds” … in cash …
or pounds of … ” Hash ” …
can burn you … like …

… ” A Lightning Flash ” … !!!!!!!!

No chance to see …
A …. Recovery …. !!!!!

That’s why I write …
My … Poetry …
to leave the youth …
… ” My Legacy ” …

One that … proves …
it’s cool to be …

” A Humble Man ” …
who deals in … Truth …
and being … ” Cool ” … !!!

NOT … ” A Fool ” … !!!
who moves through life …
with …. EVIL CREWS …. !!!!!!

Crews who use ….
REAL … Shady Moves … !!!

Moves that use ….
…. ” Manipulation ” ….

to gain …. ” Elevation ” ….
to … “Higher” … stations ….

One … ABOVE … !!!

“See you later bruv !!!”

People like these ….
“Sometimes” …. use guns ….
and are the ones’ ….
who’ll sell you … drugs … !!!

” bottom ” …. of the pile …
They … “Rarely Smile” …
and …. normally have ….

” A Blemished File ” … !!!!!

Now …. i’m not trying …
to …. ” Criticize ” ….
but wonder ….. ???

Is it … ” Really Wise ? ” …

to … ENVY … those …
with … ” Lavish Lives ” … ?!?

Money makes ….
your life … ” Contrived ” …
and brings you … ” Lows ” …
as well as …. ” Highs ” …. !!!!!!

to … ” Better Yourself ” …
requires … ” No Wealth ” … !!!

But money … ” Helps ” …
in … ” Modern Times ” …

But … not as much as …

….. ” Use of Mind ” ….. !!!!!!!!

An allie of ….
The … ” Middle Guy ” …

Now …
This Guys Eyes …
Stay Open …. ” WIDE ” …. !!!!!

He makes … ” Strong Ties ” …
but does …. Not ride ….
with those who … TAKE …
To Feed … Their Lives … !!!!!!

Those involved in …
… ” Corruption ” …

Especially those …
who use … ” Truncheon ” … !!!!!!

These are … men …
Who … KILL … for fun … ?!?

and have … NO FEAR …
of using … ” Gun ” … !!!!!

Men like … ” These ” …
will sell … ” Their Son ” … !?!
or their … ” Daughter ” … !?!

and leave them ……
… ” Slaughtered ” … !!?!!

” WHY ” …. to fuel ….
Their … ” Foolish Pride ” … !!!!!
and to prove … they are …

……. ” Top Guy ” ……… !!!

See …
Once you’re … “IN” …
and … Flying High …

You may … survive …
and live life … ” Nice ” … ?!?

But nowadays ….
” Greedy ” …. displays ….
can make a man ….
” Layer ” …. your cake ….

and leave you with ….
an … ” Empty Plate ” … !!!

and an … ” Early Date ” …
With … ” Fate ” …
That’s … ” Grave ” … !!!!!

” Everyone ” …
is NOT … your mate … !!!

Words like these …
Need … ” NO DEBATE ” … !!!!!

Heed them … Please … !!!

Don’t make … Mistakes … !!!!!

because … you may pay …
A price that’s … ” Great ” … !!!!!

” I want to change ! ” …

” Sorry, too late !!! ” …

Don’t … cut your nose …
to spite … your face … !!!

Check these words …
I now … relate …

I’m saying … YES …
Make … ” Upward Moves ” …

But please … be shrewd …
Trust in …. YOU …. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOT …. ” Shady Crews ” ….

Crews like these …
will watch you … ” Bleed ” … !!!!!

If … Your Downfall …
Feeds … Their Needs … !!!!!

” Greed ” … is now …
what life’s … about …

But …
Greed can lead …
to seeing … ” Frowns ” …
and may … just be …
what brings you … ” down ” … !!!!!

” All of us ” …
Including … ” ME ” …
Life is not …
” about money ” … !!!

” Aspire ” …. YES ….
to … ” eleVATE ” …
and get your share …
of … ” Corporate Cake ” …

Don’t just … ” TAKE ” … !!!
and Don’t be .. ” FAKE ” … !!!!!

” JEALOUSY ” ….
leads to …. ” Mistakes ” …. !!!

Now fellas …. DON’T ….
Get it … confused … !!!!!!

Bottom, Middle,
or … The Top …

Ask yourself …..

” Which man …
are You … ? “

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