#RustyWrites - Meet the new face of ‘American Terrorism’, James Holmes.
I set some shit off on my Facebook page today. I will expand on it here because I stand by everything I say and I have no fear. When you have fear, the terrorists win. I’m raising points about the mass-media, the perceptional differences when applied to ‘one of our own’, and the words used.
See this fucking asshole here? This is James Holmes, the man who threw tear gas into a packed theatre where folks had gathered to see the biggest movie of the summer and started shooting everyone inside.
Fuck this guy. He is a terrorist. I will explain why now…
Call it what it is. If he was a shade or two darker, that’s all you’d be hearing about…and now, YOUR ass is nervous about going to do something you were likely planning to do. Plain and simple, terrorism.
terrorism (ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm) — n
1. systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve some goal
2. the act of terrorizing
3. the state of being terrorized
Seeing as how I have no idea as to what this man’s goals were, I can’t speak on that, but I’m pretty certain some intimidation and violence were involved. As for the second and third definitions, how those don’t fit this situation is beyond me…
Again, my point is that the word ‘Terrorist’ has been assigned to a certain set of people with a so-called certain set of goals…
Well, I, for one, don’t see how this incident doesn’t have everyone terrorized…and it was based around something that all of us woulda been talking about today, but we’re not. So, instead of talking about the new trailers and how flipping awesome the new ‘Batman’ movie is, we’re talking about our personal safety and trying to define ‘terrorism’. All we are talking about is this ‘one lone nut’…it’s always ‘one lone nut’ when “he was just a nice boy”.
If this happened at a screening for a flick like ‘Boyz N Da Hood’, I’d bet dollars to donuts, we’d be discussing ‘gang violence’ and the ‘problems’ in the ‘urban’ commuinty, then the outcry to ban movies like that would start.
They’re all terrorists. They’re all mentally ill.
Now, let’s see all of them called out as such.
Your entire perception of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, the cinema, and your safety has been changed by fear. Say it hasn’t and you’re a liar.
This dude made a a point to connect himself permanently to what looked to be the biggest opening weekend of all-time. This dude booby trapped his house. This dude stockpiled weapons for a while to do this. This dude surrendered without any drama after he killed 12 people and wounded 58 others, at the last count I saw…
This dude committed an act of terrorism, but it won’t be called that because the mass-media where we live has to connect that word to a different set of people so you know how to identify them on sight…
The real terrorists are the ones you never see coming that change everything through an act of violence, sticking the populace with a fear they never had before…
…like James Holmes.
A dude shoots up a theater, showing the blockbuster movie of the summer, at the premiere, killing people who simply wanna see a movie and live….
Now, tell me your ideas about doing something damn near everyone in America is talking about tonight haven’t changed a bit in light of this…just like you weren’t in a rush to hop on an airplane on September 12, 2001.
Call the shit what it is…apply the terms to the situations to everyone who commits them…
They’ll come up with every reason to tell you this dude “seemed like such a nice boy”, he was enrolled in med school, they’re trotting out his high-school graduation pictures…
When’s the last time you saw a person of color’s graduation pictures when they pull some shit like this? They had pictures of the Virginia Tech shooter, an Asian, holding hammers and grimacing and had his ‘manifesto’ on the air within hours.
I’m waiting to see what was on the shooter’s mind and what his motivation was, but there’s no explaining this shit…
It’s just a matter of how they try to.
Now, everyone…Slim is putting this on your mind today…
Rethink the word ‘terrorist’ because there’s more ‘terrorism’ by the very definition of the word going on in this country daily than anyone would care to admit.
Slim gon tell it.
#NaptownSlim in your area. Here’s a word for today.
If your soul is corrupt from years of using people, chasing material things, and faking sincerity about anything in life because you have no identity of your own, this stare I’m giving you might be piercing.
Feel it…cuz if you are this type of person, you know damn well that I want nothing to do with you ever and you have no business peepin me out. Stay your fake self all the way over there.
This is where truth lives.
Slim gon tell it. No sell out and no sell outs welcome.
#NaptownSlim speaks on FAMILY
Let the story be told and let the blessings continue…Naptown Slim is back again with something to say.
You see these people? This is my immediate family….on one side. My Mama is on the far left, she is not with us anymore. She is with her brothers and sisters, my Aunts and Uncles, and two of their offspring, my cousins.
I’m mad that I am not in this picture, but I deal with it because my family understands why I wasn’t there. I was working. This was taken at a family reunion, I believe in Chicago.
These are the people that I most want to impress in this world, the people who left the biggest impression on me. If you like anything about me, what I have to say, or my views…it’s because of these people and the code they instilled in me.
I have never shut these people outta my life…and I never will. There may be times when they don’t hear my voice, but they can come over here anytime and see what is on my mind. I can’t travel to be with them at every family function, but they know my phone rings and I answer it. They know I am with them and I know they are with me.
There has not been one major event in my life that I didn’t want all these people present for; they are the ones that got me there, whatever it is we’re celebrating or honoring. It was them. They have been there through everything. Anything that would be affecting the rest of my life, they have been there. We’ve been through everything together…as a family, good and bad. I have never left them outta the mix and they have never done that to me either.
Anyone out there celebrating something without their family ain’t celebrating right. Are you too good for the people that made it so you could prosper? Are you better than them now? Is there something you don’t want them to see? What exactly are you ashamed of…? Are you ashamed of THEM…? THE PEOPLE THAT MADE YOU? How very pitiful…
It has to be some sorta shame if you don’t want your family in the mix. I got my bad habits and all, things I don’t do around Aunties, but they are always welcome to celebrate anything ‘good’ that happens to me. I have things I don’t talk to my Uncles about, but they will never be completely in the cold about major changes. No one in my family will hafta come to Facebook to find out what going on with me. It’s never that deep. I’m open on these sites and everything, but family comes above ALL.
Remember that the next time you have a party and you’re not sure if you wanna invite some of your folks. You’ll be mad as hell about the pictures you DIDN’T get to take.
To my family, in blood and spirit, I will stay true to you.
That’s my word and as always, Naptown Slim wishes you the best.
CLICK THE PIC SO I CAN SHOW YOU SOME OF MY FAMILY AND TEACH YOU WHAT THEY TAUGHT ME.