Will this be it?
The energy of the #BlackLivesMatter movement keeps growing, reminding one of exactly the synergy Nat Turner felt on the morning he awoke to lead his historic rebellion.
- What John Brown felt when he prepared to march upon Harper's Ferry.
- What Trayvon Martin felt when he tried to kill George Zimmerman; what Michael Brown felt as he prepared to charge at Darren Wilson.
- What Nkosi Thandiwe felt as he prepared to open fire on three white women in Atlanta, ultimately murdering Brittney Watts for daring to possess unearned "white privilege."
Perhaps we are far nearer to this energy being released than anyone wants to admit. [Mayor: 'We're prepared' for police shooting decision, Cincinnati.com, July 28, 2015]:
And scars are souvenirs you never lose
The past is never far
Did you lose yourself somewhere out there?
Did you get to be a star?
And don't it make you sad to know that life
Is more than who we areOne day, sons and daughters of Europe will understand we are far more than individuals and realize our future will be predicated largely upon present actions of which we have literally no control; but it's how we collectively decide to respond to these actions that determine the future.
Life might be more than who we individually are, but when we collectively decide life is about who we will become (and must overcome), well... "collaborative agreements" from the past will no longer burden our future.
So few understand where the #BlackLivesMatter is inevitably leading, but it will ultimately birth a movement of far, far greater importance: that White Lives Matter.
And when this moment occurs, reruns will no longer be part of our history.