The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Words Ain’t Got Power Over Me (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz-LA)

Let it be known that trash is trash
And trash collects in the home
That’s where all hate starts
I got your nigger
I got your faggot
Right here on the tip of my tongue
And I’ll damned if I let a human word
Have power over me
What “black” person
Couldn’t be sympathetic
To equality for all?
What “gay” person
Dare be turned off
By another’s race?
Riddle me this
When Lincoln freed the slaves
Where did they roam for 100 years
Before they had an American vote?
There was low income housing
Or trailer parks
Riddle me that
When Matthew Shephard was killed for no reason
Didn’t it make you think of Southern lynching?
Wasn’t Harvey Milk assassinated
For being himself like Luther?
They died for human rights
All hate is the same
And I’ll be damned
If I use any of my God-given words
To hate
And if I were you
I wouldn’t either

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