Of Liberation and Sight…

“You Only Ever Saw Yourself through the Eyes of those You Claim Oppressed You!”

You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to Speak as they Spoke.
You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to Think as they Thought.
You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to hold firm to their Concepts.
You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to hold firm to their Beliefs.
You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to hold firm to their Values.

So what “Freedom” did you Attain?

“You Only Ever Saw Yourself through the Eyes of those You Claim Oppressed You!”

“Im Black!” You Proclaim.

Really? Are You?

You’re Black to Who?

Because if there were no “White” would you really be “Black” to You?

“You Only Ever Saw Yourself through the Eyes of those You Claim Oppressed You!”

And so You were told You were “Free“,
yet Your first act was to Seek a New Master!?

It was the only way You knew how to Live!

So You sought out Comfort instead of Understanding!
Narrative instead of Knowledge!

And in doing so You allowed things to “Change” while remaining the “Same“!

“You Only Ever Saw Yourself through the Eyes of those You Claim Oppressed You!”

And the Real tragedy?

You never realised that they too were Never “Free” to begin with!

You all occupy the same Penitentiary!

A Prison masquerading as “Freedom“.

You had merely been in the “Hole“!

So when You were allowed back in the Yard You labelled it as “Freedom“!

Yet all that changed was that rather than by proxy,
You were now “Free” to serve their Masters directly!

“You Only Ever Saw Yourself through the Eyes of those You Claim Oppressed You!”

But I mean You Only Ever saw Yourself through their Eyes,
so that became the standard by which You measured the World around You.
The standard by which You measured Life!
The standard by which You measured Your Life!

So it’s no surprise that You viewed “Freedom” so Narrowly,
so Relatively.

So it’s no surprise You sought “Equality” as opposed to seeing Beyond
and Truly Endeavouring for Better!

You had forgotten what “Freedom” is,
but really,
how could You Remember something You had Never Experienced?

“You Only Ever Saw Yourself through the Eyes of those You Claim Oppressed You!”

And besides,
who needs “Freedom” when One has the “Feeling” of??

So Easily Pacified by “Feelings” irrespective of their correlation to Actuality!

And as such,
You allowed People who had Never Seen nor Known “Freedom
to Define “Freedom” for You!

But hey,
what were You to Do?

Since You Only Ever saw Yourself through the Eyes of those who were Ignorant Too!

 

By @Innovance

protempori.wordpress.com

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