Observations of an Invisible Woman

The Revelation of Truthbetold

There are certain moments in a person’s life that they’ll never forget. That first kiss, that first job, first house…and where you were and what you were feeling when Barack Obama became President of the United States. I was on assignment, sitting in my rented cottage, looking earnestly at the TV screen…..and then…there it was….”Obama Wins!!!!!”

I jumped up off the couch and screamed, “Ohhhhhhhh My God!. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss…….Praise Jesus! Thank you, Lord!!!!” I jumped around wildly, like a raving derelict, knocking over my peppermint tea, fumbling for the phone to call EVERY person I knew…so jubliant that I, a young, black woman could witness history in the making during my lifetime. Obama’s win was my win. My victory. My hope that AmeriKlan, a country with such a sorted, evil, shameful past, could begin to heal and finally move forward. I cried like a newborn baby. I cried so much, I became dizzy and needed to lie down. I prayed to God that night to let us, humans, heal from the sins of our forefathers and move towards a brighter future. Not just as black men and women but as people, the way God intended.

The next day at work, you could see the happiness in ALL of the the black worker’s faces, some of the Latinos and some asians. The faces of my white co-workers told a different tale. They looked sour. Upset. Frightened. Agitated. They barely spoke. Not one of them looked at me. In fact, the only white woman who asked me regularly, “How was your weekend?” made sure she kept her eyes firmly planted on her desk. I wondered what was going on? What was their problem? Obama’s win was their win too. He said that he would try to help ALL people, no matter who or what they were…so what gives?

I noticed that the first week everyone was jubilant. TV shows ran footage of him and Mrs. Obama hugging, kissing, holding hands and pictures of his adorable girls smiling proudly at dad. Sure, there were a few grumbles and grunts from the McCain team(Hey Sarah…hahahahaha!!!! Go back to moose hunting now) but surely AmeriKlan was happy, right? Isn’t this what we’ve been praying for? An opportunity to move on? To heal? To finally “get over it?”

Little did I know that this was just getting started. Rush and his ilk on Faux News would annihilate Obama and his wife, something they rarely did with the president’s wives…Beck would dredge up the most vicious lies saying that Obama, a hybrid like most of black AmeriKlan, hates white people….Then the Tea Party…Then the Birth certificate(Fuck you, Donald)……and so it goes. Then AmeriKlan turned on the very man they helped to elect in like, two years. He said that this would not be an easy journey. Too much damage was done(Thank you Mr. Bush). We’d need about eight or nine years to get back on track. He said it from day damn one. He never lied. Yet the poison continues. And continues and continues….

AmeriKlans, tell me something? What did you want from us? You had the perfect opportunity to prove that you can move onward from the evil that was and continues to be your legacy. You had the perfect opportunity to prove that racism really is dead and that blacks are just a bunch of whining motherfuckers who don’t try. You had the perfect opportunity to prove that we, humans, can live as one family in a stolen country that was built on the blood of my ancestors. What happened? Why did you falter? Why did you go back on your word? Why……?

Because you’re a bunch of fucking cowards, that’s why. A black man’s rise to power was too much for you to handle. You got scared that blacks would “take over” and make you the victims for once in your cowardly lives. So you turned your backs on what will be, perhaps, the most important moment of AmeriKlan’s shameful past for one reason….self preservation of your white supremacy!

Eric Holder was right about you….How do you sleep at night? Oh, yeah…I forgot, a little thing called denial.

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7 thoughts on “The Revelation of Truthbetold

  1. ynotme on said:

    Riveting! A true masterpiece…I am so filled with mixed emotions, I just shit my pants. Keep up the great work sister!

  2. Happy Sunday, Sister Truthbetold let me just say some of what’s on my mind about this post. You articulated everything brilliantly what i was thinking. post racial that word just makes me crazy. Especially since some people are not acting like what the word means. If anything Mr. Obama’s election brought out the monster that was laying dormant. The ugliness and disrespect. I don’t think any of the other presidents before him even those people did’nt like, were disrespected the way the Obamas have been. Maybe the monster was never gone. But the white folks lost their damn minds. crazy shit like Tea Partie’s rs and Birthers. That’s just insane. they show their true ugly faces the masks come off. I wonder what kind of country are we really living in.

  3. Mary, Obama has tapped into the worst fears of racists Americans. In their minds, America belongs to them, like property. thusly there can not be a post-racial America. That would require sharing.

  4. Michelle on said:

    I beleive that they are just giving those of us that want change, and can make a difference, the perfect opportunity to call them out on their racism. But…sadly not many of us are stepping up. For too long it was hidden or retracted and reworded to benefit their campaigns….but now there is no hiding. Anger and fear bring out the hidden monsters within.

  5. It has only begun…

  6. Tyrone on said:

    Black People

    There is no forever…Only Change!

    Dynamic v. Static

  7. I guess I am of the cornel west ilk, ceptin I didn’t expect nor receive an inauguration invite. lol..while I can remember where I was when I found out that Obama won and like most of us i suppose, was genuinely surprised that what so many of our people would often refrain wouldn’t happen in our lifetimes–happened. But being the pragmatist I am, I also knew that this man couldn’t undue the 500 years of careful brainwashing, indoctrination and racism that is as american as apple pie. And that a lot of our unrealistic expectations would go unfulfilled. Admittedly, my politics never really allowed me to ‘trust’ that Obama was what he presented himself to be and he has in the ensuing years proven to me that my instincts were right. I think that we as black people so desperately want to be on the ‘winning team’, that we suspend common sense and knowledge of history, and overlook the creeping, nagging feeling that we have been duped. I am sure some will want to stone me, but if the stuff this white man in black man’s clothing were done during the Bush administration (whom i despised), then we would be collectively raising hell or at least expressing our displeasure. It’s like we have been neutered. The cult of personality. I think the same problem that exists in the church pulpits of black america is what motivates the hero worship of this man. I wish I could cover my eyes and look away or pretend that i don’t see what I see, but the constant drones, overthrow/invasions of sovereign nations, NDAA & Africom, make that impossible for me. And I expect to hear that ‘white people have been doing the same thing forever’–yes, and I’ve been bitching about it too–and I bet you have as well–so my question is: Is that what we have been fighting for? To stoop that low? And it’s not like he’s even doing it FOR US. He’s working THEIR program. Or maybe I’m naive. Maybe the majority of us feel like it’s OUR program too?

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