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Someone once asked me why do I move so much. The question was a fair one, considering that over the twenty years he’d known me, I lived in four different countries, on two of the world’s continents, including the United States of America.

My answer was as sarcastic as it was true when I replied, “I move around a lot because if God wanted me to stay in one place, he would have made me into a tree.”

We both laughed in agreement and that was the end of that conversation; at least I thought it was, but with all the recent hype and over-promotion of black victimizations in the United States of America, I think that my attitude could be extended as a solution to black Americans.
I wave no flag, which means that even though politically, I am nationalized, I consider the entire Earth as my home and I will roam wherever I can, in aim for peace, serenity, food and a livelihood.

Despite the United States of America being ‘politically correct’ the home for black Americans, there’s nothing stopping them from relocating to another country.

Bloodline may give me some right to call my mother’s home, my home too, but if I’m being mistreated and abused there, despite being family, I’d seek refuge elsewhere.

Of course, I could stay and argue my rights, the law and all the other political technicalities which could eventually earn me fair treatment; still, that depends on the individual.
My suggestion is to do the unexpected; move, relocate, seek refuge elsewhere and a new truth will unfold, which is the United States of America NEEDS its black people, and if they all should vacate, this big, bad muscle of a Country which we all call USA, will fall to its knees, begging for blacks to return.

It is no secret that corruption and prejudice is in the USA, where “business” is its main interest, even if humans are used as commodities.

Incarceration is big business in the USA, where some prisons are owned by private investors, and it is a known fact that businesses without commodities are of no value.

Controlled education breeds ignorance and in law school, it is taught that “ignorance of the law is no excuse”, now you do the math.

Most inner-city black males, in America, are arrested and convicted, for something, despite being guilty or innocent, by the time they are twenty years old; this is a systematic crippling scheme which is used against blacks, to feel worthless until they are dead.
It prevents them from pursuing any substantial careers and contribute to society, leaving most relying on the welfare system, which is another cripple factor. And after some realize this, perplexed emotions causing loss of faith in a God, leads to a “get rich or die trying” attitude, which is a direct route to prison or the morgue; it is like leading mice to cheese on a trap, a game for the Super-rich.

My solution may appear unconventional and drastic, but better it is to be mistreated in a foreign land than in a place where you call home.

Still, I know that, collectively, as a race, we are not the most united; if we were, there wouldn’t have been any slaves brought to America, in the first place. It was slaves who ran through the African jungles and captured other Africans for the Whites; after all, there’s no white man, who could chase and captured so many slaves in their own jungle.
And this weakness which is known today as “selling out” continues to run deep within the black genes, with its power to keep us selfish and divided, as a race, whose individuals will not sacrifice their comfort for the burdens of other men.

Unity is strength, but as long as the United States of America continues to successfully keep black Americans divided, cries for help, complaints, blogs and online videos will simply become the norm of the American culture and the abuse will continue forever.
Ian T. Sebàs © 2016

ArtPees showcases four original acrylic art pieces by Artist Tina Sebàs.


An eccentric piece by Artist Tina Sebàs. Available as seen here with white lines on a  black background and also with black lines on a  white surface which can be seen on the back cover of ArtPees Volume 1 magazine.