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BuffaloSoldier

FROM PRISON CAMPS AND SLAVERY THIS BLACK MAN CAME TO BE. HE WAS THE HARD RIDING HERO OF THE TENTH CALVARY. YOU KNOW MANY OTHER SOLDIERS WANTED TO DESERT. THEY WERE TIRED OF THE HATRED, THEY WERE TIRED OF THE HURT. THEY WERE TIRED OH OH SO TIRED OF THE MISERY. BUT THEY HAD TO KEEP ON FIGHTING IF THEY WANTED TO BE FREE. BUFFALOSOLDIER, WHEN WILL THEY CALL YOU A MAN.
BuffaloSoldier salutes Those Who Did Not Give Up. What is America? America is the House That Slavery Built. Plenty have come afterwards, from all of the lands in the world, Europe, Asia, Africa, to enjoy the existing structure. But ours were the hands that forged this structure. It's why I've fought so hard those of us here up front. Now I'm not the only one seeing the slippage. Zoe Saldana, obviously Black, was selected to play Nina Simone. The sisters are blown away. "Wait a minute! That's our story!!" LOL. So now that somone else has picked up the burden, The Soldier can fade away. Look for me sitting beside Junebug at the SoulFood counter eating a bowl of beans and knuckles, or at the family reunion being embarrassed by Aunt Liz, or playing cards in the fading moonlight with Hambone and them.
On to the VOTE. I'm throwing all support behind Barack Hussein Obama. I've been asked more than once by progressives why I'm not sitting this one out. Don't I know that both are just offering "Indian Treaties"? And I've said "sitting out the Vote" amounts to a dereliction of duty. It's our revolutionary responsiblity to vote. I'm asked who said? A little old woman in Alabama back in 1970 said so. I was too young to vote then. I was among many college kids brought into polling places to make sure people weren't bullied into either not voting or voting for the favorite.( I didn't graduate, by the way) I was actually assigned to the polling place located where George Wallace was born. Now we kids were bickering all day, as kids would do. Then a woman, about four feet five, came in. She beamed at everyone and when someone tried to aid her, she said no. This was one walk she'd do alone. When she came out, she was beaming and crying and she said, "I want to thank you young people for this day. For this day." We were all impacted. She told us she was one hundred years old and it was the first time she voted. Dr. King's lawyer was running for some office. I never knew for sure, but I bet that's who she voted for. I knew one thing. It was no Indian Treaty. I voted for the first time in '72. I haven't missed one in forty years.
What will it take for this canidate to win? Especially one who I thought was going to be DavidDinkinsOne. It goes back to the Champ.(Doesn't it always?) Muhammed Ali was asked how could he fight the fifteenth round with the same energy that he fought in the first. Wasn't he tired and battered from all of the preceding rounds? Ali's answer: "What preceding rounds?" He fought the last round like it was the first because for him it was the first. What went on before wasn't important. It's now that counts. For Obama supporters, it has to be '08, Yes We Can again. But play it like it's the very first time. TURNOUT!TURNOUT!TURNOUT! Blacks, Latins,Women,students,elderly,Asians and dissaffected whites. The repulsicans are always turning out. It's the secret of their success. It's not that they have a majority or GreatIdeas. They swamp the polls! That's what happened in '10. Nobody turned out and the Repulsicans grabbed parts of the Senate and parts of the House. Oh, if Cythia Mckinney was running, I'd be with her. She isn't. Obama is.(By the way, sisters, BlackAmericans have portrayed Blacks from other lands. Lou Gosset Jr. played Anwar Sadat. Lonette Mckey played a Cuban, Jill Scott played a South African detective. But I know what you mean. It's Nina!) I'm Buffalosoldier. Farewell.

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