“People” … A poem written and performed by Big Virge

So folks, as time rolls on, more and more issues with people keep coming to light, and sadly we seem to be losing, more and more of those people, who have contributed to this world, in positive, creative ways, far too frequently.

So firstly, as a fellow poet, I must pay respects to Craig “Mums” Grant, most widely known for his role as Poet, in the show, Oz.

A highly talented performer, and seemingly, well respected artist, who died last week.

Respected by the likes of fellow poets and actors, Yasiin Bey and Saul Williams, he was clearly a deeply loved individual, who in no small way, raised the profile of Slam Poetry, and the contemporary usage of language through spoken word.

May you rest in peace poet.

However, something that we could do with resting in peace, seems to be finding more and more ways, and people, who refuse to let it do so.

The ugly head of Racism, continues to find itself into the realms of social, and mass media, be it on Twitter, or Instagram.

This has lead to the likes of Chrissy Teigen, and Thierry Henry, declaring their wish for the platforms, to regulate abuse, and racist content, that they have been victims of receiving.

The racism issue has also come to light recently, with the likes of Rob Lederman’s rather strange and obtuse, comparison of black skin tones, to, toaster settings for his morning toast ?!?

Like WTF … ?!?

He apparently is down with some, mulatto toast, like say, Ms. Berry, but wouldn’t go as far as Gayle King, or Serena Williams shades !

So, he had to go, alongside of his co-hosts, Rich Gaenzler and Chris Klein, receiving suspensions.

Interestingly though, Ms. Berry’s subsequent response and quote, suggesting that, ALL Black Women are beautiful, and worthy of respect, is clearly disingenuous, and far from true, or a reasonable comment to make, but hey, she obviously knows everything about, every black woman on the planet though right ?

Anyhow, moving along, as if this wasn’t enough, in these Black Lives Matter days, we have Matt Rowan, another, American sports announcer, getting quite irate about a team of young female ballers, kneeling during the national anthem, before an Oklahoma High School Basketball game, which clearly offended this…..

…… Married, Baptist, father of two, to the point where he uttered condemnation, and a racist slur, which he later attributed to his, sugar levels spiking, which due to his being diabetic, apparently can make him say inappropriate things !?!

Again, like, really …

People huh ?!?

There is also a suggestion that race issues within British Policing, may set some very dangerous precedents, according to leader of police chiefs, Martin Hewitt, who says this may cause a problem in the effectiveness of policing of black communities.

A problem that he wants to change after, wait for it …

“ Generations of history “, that have created mistrust of the police, to the point where black people don’t want to join, or report crimes to the good ol’ boys in blue.

Especially with recent figures suggesting that, British Black People, are victims of stop and search policies, NINE Times more than their white counterparts ?!?

Like … NINE Times … !?!

Platitudes folks, and more platitudes, like those from sporting bodies, like UEFA, to all these broadcasting networks, who seem to be employing and paying these racist people, until oops, they make a slip up that gets caught on air, or in the case of say, Sharon Osbourne, only after ELEVEN Years of being on a show, like, “ The Talk “, is she suddenly found to have allegedly been, abusive, to the point of, allegedly again, being ………

Wait for it …. Racist …..

Well would you Adam and Steve it !?!

Again, after ELEVEN Years ………..

SHOCK HORROR…. !!!

How could this possibly be ?

Have the programme mangers, sponsors, advertisers and broadcast networks, only just become,

“ Woke “ …. ?!?

Is it possible that they could have been unaware, or asleep so long, like, a whole ELEVEN Years ?!?

Well, one would have to believe so, according to her time on the show now wouldn’t you ?

Sadly, this weeks final news pick is this, as reported, cowardly killing of dozens of people in Mozambique, allegedly perpetrated by militants, in Palma, where there is a logistics hub for international gas projects.

Civilians and a number of foreign nationals have been forced to flee, after beheadings and killings sent shock waves through the Cabo Delgado province.

Children have been killed there, as they have in Myanmar, in what can only be described as violent, militarised acts of the worst kind !

In times where we are still seeing crazy amounts of Covid Infection news, and allegations of misinformation about reported numbers of cases, and deaths, in nations like Mexico, one has to wonder what is wrong with some people ?

It’s been a pretty rough week on a personal level for me, because of the personal pressures, and ignorance of some people, who seem to feel as if they can make rather rash verbal attacks, that lack any foundation, other than because they feel that they should air a view, regardless of the validity of their apparent problem, with what you may, or may not have said, or done.

People these days aren’t proving to be much fun anymore, however, when it comes down to it, only now that things aren’t so good, but have they really ever been ???

A question for another time, but as I age, it’s becoming more and more apparent, how nonsensical people are becoming, and how nonsensical it is, to have ever believed that people can ever truly unite, or get on for long periods of time, before finding reason to argue, or become disrespectful, as per a lot of social media posts now.

The rhetoric, and apparent, factual assessments of human beings from past times, now seem to be, more and more unbelievable, when you see the traits, that are basically showing us all, the individual characteristics and flaws that define …

Being HUMAN ….

…. particularly when looking at our behaviour as a supposedly, evolved, and superior breed of creature, to the others on the planet …

It begs the question, as does this weeks poetic drop, in amongst the positive attributes that we do exhibit as a breed …

What really is it, about …..

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“The Drag Down” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

Okay folks, so, another week passes, and sadly, so have both, Yaphet Kotto, from the one and only, Black Villain Themed Bond Movie,

“ Live And Let Die “,

A trailblazer, and door opener, for many black actors who followed, and the…

One And Only … Marvellous Marvin Hagler !!!

RIP,

A true boxing great, and by almost all accounts, a very cool dude outside of the ring.

Two black men, who, in my opinion, should be held up as icons, and black men who should be celebrated, and shown as positive role models for young black people !

However, there are a few in the modern era, who at best, need to be, as it were,
VERIFIED, before being given props for doing what they do.

Swiftly moving on, I was told this week that I apparently, have a problem with my skin colour, which has never been said to me before, but interestingly, it came from a lighter skinned black person, which was, quite the attempted, drag down !?!

However, the idea that every black person whose making money, and has gained some kind of … “ Societal Success “ …

… should be celebrated, I do have a problem with, and if that means that I hate my own skin colour, because I’ll call the kettle black, when it is, then so be it, because as I’ve said before, I deal in truth and accountability.

You make a mistake, acknowledge it, don’t pass the buck, or lie.

The reason I say this, is because we do have BLACK LIARS.

SHOCK HORROR … I said it, it’s true !

Just watch, JUDAS and The Black Messiah, for, ACTUAL, FACTUAL PROOF !!!

It’s a sad state of affairs, when you can’t call out your own people, for things that they do, that you don’t agree with, without having yourself be dragged down by, so called, woke, or conscious black peoples, because they just don’t like to hear THE TRUTH ?

Like SERIOUSLY … ?!?

Grow some !!!

…. and stop hiding behind, some subtle, infantile attack, like the playboy in the playground, trying to impress the stupid chicks, because that is played out.

Talking of which, there is a video floating around youtube, that speaks a little on, Jermaine Fowler, who plays Eddie Murphy’s son in the new, Coming 2 America flick, that seems to be affirming that, he is yet another black actor, who has dressed in drag, to some shockingly convincing effect, and that unsurprisingly, his mother is apparently now, a lesbian !

This video then goes on to, drag down these black men in Hollywood for dressing in drag, or as women for roles.

Wesley Snipes, Eddie Murphy, Ving Rhames, and the list goes on, and sadly on …. !!!

Add in, that noticeably, this movie chose to remind us that Arsenio Hall, had done so in the original too, which does make one think about the dragging down of black masculinity in today’s entertainment world, at any, or basically, every opportunity.

Oh and before folks start, save the, SO WHAT, It’s acting rhetoric, because everything that is put out into the world creates an energy, that transmits through those that see it, be they, adults or children.

It’s not about hating, it’s actually about being informed, and recognising the truth about people, and maybe how they get to be where they are.

It’s also something, that I personally do not believe, is good for children to see of any race, however, as I’m black, for black children especially.

As a lot of heads are now saying, each to their own, but people should recognise and know, that if others don’t wanna go down that road, neither they, nor their children should be coerced, or forced into doing so, but I digress.

The dragging down of truth speakers, and free speaking in today’s world, is an increasingly disturbing issue in my eyes, especially as a free speaking, and thinking artist, with cancel nonsense being, here, there and basically, everywhere now, it’s a subject that clearly is relevant to the recent apology by Nick Cannon, to the White Jewish populous, for his sitting with Professor Griff, within the last year, to basically claim to be an, ” Original Jew “, because he apparently felt, that he should let White Jewish people know that they were,

Faking The Funk…

… in terms of their TRUE IDENTITY, which Professor Griff concurred with, and has received adverse press for before, when referring to Jews in what was deemed as being, a negative, or, anti-semitic way, by not only, the American Media, but by Chuck D himself, allegedly, who then again, allegedly, expelled him from the group for a time, over it.

It seems that this was all sorted out within Public Enemy, however, Nick Cannon has, as said, suddenly stepped away from this issue, and has now retained a show, that he had been previously removed from, and has now, even sat with a Rabbi, who essentially called his original statement, abhorrent, anti-Semitic, and hateful.

This has subsequently lead to, DL Hughley waging in, to apparently attack Professor Griff for his position too !

Now this week I saw a recent Instagram Video, where Professor Griff was cool, but called both Cannon and Hughley,

Flunkies…

…. and have now seen an earlier response video to DL Hughley, where he goes in on Hughley, for bowing to his white masters, and also asks, what exactly Hughley meant when saying, ” The Steak ain’t worth the sizzle. ”

Professor Griff basically, drags him down a couple of pegs, off of his apparent, pedestal of success !

I think that it is fair to say that, Professor Griff is a STAND UP Black Man, a musical icon, and a Truth Speaker.

However, can the same be said of Cannon, Hughley, and a plethora of these, young black modern day successes, who in many ways, owe their ability to have success in the entertainment industry, to the likes of Professor Griff ?

Now can they … ???

…. when they dress as women, or bow to their, Hollywood Owners for a pay cheque, or, quickly turn on, and drag down their own peers, when there are lines that they have toed, that their peers, and apparent friends, flat out,

REFUSE TO DO … !?!

Again, can it really be said that they are straight up individuals ?!?

I get it, if you’re Black in America, and make large amounts of money, this must mean that you’re cool, and have earned it righteously, like if you, let’s say, marry royalty ….

This automatically then means, that you’re someone to be looked up to …

Like REALLY … ?!?

I think that some black folks are getting a little too caught up in, the bright lights, fancy cars, big houses and dollar bills, and getting themselves confused.

The earning of money …..

One of the biggest factors in black divisions, and enslavement, should suddenly be seen as being, what makes you RIGHTEOUS … ???

Like … RIGHTEOUS … !?!

It’s the standard that most, if not almost all of us live by now, I get that, and have made mine, and have spent mine, because when I die, it will not be what defines me.

There are very few forms of making it, if any at all now, that are not tainted, so, let’s not be issuing plaudits to everyone whose made a dollar, into a million, just because they have, because we don’t know every last thing that they may have done, to get it folks, and that’s not a joke !

Think on it……..

Furthermore, when people drop bombs on you that speak the truth, that you don’t like, don’t throw your toys out of your pram, because you don’t like what you like to dish out, being thrown back in your face, because it seems to be the case, more and more these days, that people are being incredibly hypocritical, when it comes to dishing out, what this weeks Spoken Word drop covers….

The dragging of peoples names and characters, through the mud, because you can’t, as Jack said,

” HANDLE THE TRUTH ” ….

As I was told today, by a Ghanaian brother, the old African expression, still holds plenty of weight …

” A Speaker of Truth, has no friends … ”

Nuff’ said, which seems to be why, in Professor Griff’s case, and recently in mine, we are always subject to, the views of individuals who like to now, employ the use of….

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” Chat ” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

So folks, here we go with a quick post on some bits and bobs for the week.

I have very little interest in Royalty, but it seems that Madame Markle … or is that, Saxe-Coburg now ?

…. is stirring the pot again, whilst she and hubby Harry, chatted away with good ol’ Oprah, for a heart to heart, about her experiences thus far, as a Royal.

Well firstly it seems that she’s a little, ” Too Dark “, for certain members of Her Majesty’s Staff, or is that, extended family, who apparently, are quite concerned about the couples offsprings, skin colour !

SHOCK HORROR, that those who may well have ironed the Nazi costume Young Harry wore to a party, when he was 20, would think such a thing ?!?

As Meghan herself expressed in her chat with Oprah, she DIDN’T DO ANY research, AT ALL, into the family she was about to marry into ???

Well, as cold as it sounds, I have, ZERO SYMPATHY for, the suicidal and lonely place she claims to have been in !!!

NONE.

So, what happened to hubby, was he not a consoling shoulder for her to cry and lean on … ???

Or, was he busy getting rid of his, Nazi Regalia, from their presumably, expansive closets !

I mean, people are being forced to wear masks to live, and this is news ?!?

Meanwhile, Gina Carano’ can’t compare Nazi attitudes to being related to, her treatment by Disney in her online chat, and seemingly, the groups who are online, who are now, AGAIN attempting to BULLY someone, for speaking their truth, that doesn’t sit well with their version of morality ?

However, we should all be very concerned about a family who have, utilised slavery to basically, end up with a member of their family, well…….

YOU KNOW WHAT ….. !!!
A woman of well, slightly darker skin than theirs ….

Hmmm, does anyone see the irony here, I guess it’s just me ?

Anyway, there’s a lot of chat these days, that’s making very little sense to me, from personal conversations I’m having with certain people, to online chats and social media chats that are proving to be increasingly prejudiced, biased and of course, racist.

Gotta quickly mention the chat coming from, ex-players and media from England, in amongst this rise in nonsensical chat, due to theirs on the apparently, TERRIBLE Wickets, that England’s Cricketers, ended up being embarrassed upon, whilst losing the series to Virats’ India.

Well, to borrow what I saw on another bloggers’ page…

How long exactly, have the English, immorally lived and colonised, good lo’ India ?!?

A couple hundred years maybe… ???

So, exactly why are they not aware that they need to bring batsmen, who are at their best on turning wickets, and against spin, and, a set of spinners who turn it miles, to play in India, on pitches that are played on by, BOTH Teams ?!?

If you lose the toss, and it costs you the game, then petition for a different way to start the game then, and see how far you get with that tactic !!!

It’s the same old chat, that doesn’t deal in any sense of looking in the mirror, and facing up to the simple, RAW TRUTH….

…. which in this case was, NOT GOOD ENOUGH, and got beaten heavily because of it.

Diverting topic quickly, my chat on the series is mainly reserved for, Rishabh’ Pant, looks like an interesting future he has, the force is strong with him !

Anyway, back to the chat surrounding vaccinations, and the apparent freedoms that they will now be giving to those who’ve received their doses happily.

It still seems very confusing to me, especially when the threat of Covid, is still being said to be, far from over or under control ???

I dunno folks, but to me, much of society and humanity, is proving to be, One BIG JOKE right about now !

Case in point being, the Piers Morgan walk out on GMB…

No comment on that, other than … LOL.

…. which leads me finally, to the fact that, the chat that is coming out of some peoples mouths is not only, highly questionable, but seriously hypocritical, no royalty being mentioned …

Huh Hmmm …

So, this weeks post is a short one, as I am really not one for foolish, or idle chatter, but the subject of this poem is as appropriate as it could be, for the subject of this weeks blog post, because what it reflects on is people, and all of their….

Well, as said, particularly in these days times ….

Increasingly RIDICULOUS …