In case you didn’t know, Oprah Winfrey is NOT the Messiah!
But somebody needs to tell her that as soon as possible!
Now that statement was sprinkled with a bit of sarcasm so please don’t think that I despise Ms. Winfrey, that’s not the case at all.
My dislike is toward her actions – or rather lack of them – is when it comes to addressing the issues in the Black community she treats them like they don’t exist until she has a movie coming out.
It’s almost as though she sees the pain and suffering that Black people must endure on a daily basis as merely a way to get the money pot stirred so that she can reap the benefits with the high box office numbers that happen whenever we as Black people see someone that looks like us on the screen to bring in the big bucks.
I mean DAMN OPRAH! Are Black people simply trained monkeys to you that are to jump through your cinematic hoops every time you have a flick to hustle to the masses?
…….do you feel as though we should feel that your movies are some kind of reward like a puppy feels when he gets a doggie snack?
We jump for you all of the time Oprah, but in recent memory – and NOT so recent memory – you don’t seem to care for us enough to give us the support when the people who look like YOU – male AND female – are shot down in cold blood with no hesitation or remorse whatsoever!
How does it feel to look down on the poor city of us common working stiffs knowing that you for the most part have been given a pass to what most of us will have to endure for the rest of our lives in this country called Amerikkka?
How does it feel to look in the mirror to know that you will always be Amerikkka’s favorite Mammy and be paid well to continue a well known tradition that has been going on here for hundreds of years?
How does it feel?
Yet, because of White America’s fascination with you, a successful Black woman who has turned her back on her people in a manner so subtle that her staunchest supporters would never notice, you now feel qualified to speak on how we express our pain to the world.
Well, may I ask Ms. Winfrey…….what qualifies you to speak on the Ferguson Protesters like you have recently?
And if I may also ask, are you afraid to step on the toes of your core audience to also stand up as a powerful voice for that very same Black male Thug Bogey-Man that your followers fear to death but YOU happen to know so well but act like you don’t?
How dare you tell the Ferguson Protesters how to conduct their movement when you haven’t spoken up before this moment.
Let those who feel the sense of urgency in their hearts to do something do their thing and refrain from electing yourself to being a voice in a world that you chose a long time ago to never again be a part of.
I would like to hear from everyone on their opinions and perspectives on this bit of news and maybe we can force this self appointed Messiah to stop fearing those who have power over her and speak up using her celebrity to bring a real change instead of her transparent posturing.
Peace, Righteous Love & Revolution Always,