Cortez: “get the power to control our own lives”

Cortez: “get the power to control our own lives”
by Ox with in mind

There It Is
by Jayne Cortez

And if we don’t fight
if we don’t resist
if we don’t organize and unify and
get the power to control our own lives
then we will wear
the exaggerated look of captivity
the stylized look of submission
the bizarre look of suicide
the dehumanized look of fear
and the decomposed look of repression
forever and ever and ever
And there it is…

I have a way to do that… for people of color, for others. But as per my previous post, I’m having a hell of a time securing even the time of day from the subjects of my outreach. Meaning, other people ‘cross the board.

Across the game board on which we are being played, splayed. The toxic, uneven game board. The game… has deadlines which are not being acknowledged. And when I criticize well-intentioned gatherings such as… I’m risking losing the few “contacts” within the Black Realm (The People of Color Realm) which I presently have the attention of… as I prepare to venture down to Compton, as I hope to do… contingent on a responses I expect to receive today (5/12). I have been massaging my pitifully few contacts, trying to bond with them in solidarity in prep for a trip down south… by sharing, in part, the last six postings here, etc. BUT… everything is read too quickly on the run… and I seem done at the starting gate.

I won’t wait for anyone, though.

I know that Jayne Cortez was spot on with her words.

No one is more disgusted with the electoral arena that I am. But I see quite clearly that the violence which I want to avoid for everyone forces one and all to consider that realm anew. The reader can do that with me, if you will, following a fresh paradigm. I pray that you will do so.

For we do have deadlines.

To “get the power” with you, I need an hour with you… with heartbeats set aside for obligatory, in-depth Q&A. What would be required to seriously consider any truly new proposal for action.

I just wrote to three women in New York, three university professionals who are deeply engaged in what was dear to the heart of Jayne Cortez. I pleaded for help. And now I wait to hear from them.

As I wait for the people of Compton. And the handful of sweet souls who I hope will accompany me when I go down south soon.

But I will not wait for Griot. He has spoken.

Jayne Cortez has spoken.

Unedited Addendum:

I should speak immediately to someone about

a) the misrepresentation embedded in;
b) the missteps embedded in Gov. Snyder’s new program;
c) the long delay in response from Compton and elsewhere;
d) the disappointing/superficial communications received from certain quarters;
e) what it means that Raytheon is listed under “Sponsors and Partners” for Dominguez High School;
f) the notion of blending Reparations efforts with “Relocation” efforts.

ASAP, please. It is now almost 10am PST. There it is.