TheBlackList Pub

For All Points-Of-The-View.

Parable of Slow Dance on the Killing Floor

Thursday, June 17, 2010










Parable of Slow Dance on the Killing Floor


The people were full of fear at what retribution might be coming to pharaoh since he
had been so mean and evil to the people throughout his empire. He was a
cruel bone crusher who showed no mercy to the poor, who gave the people
slave wages and little, if any health care, when they became old, their
bodies full of disease from bad food and hard labor throughout their
lives.

The people could see afflictions coming upon pharaoh slowly, one after another, until there seemed to be no end to trouble in
the land. There was famine here, drought there, pestilence here,
accidents there, earthquakes here, tsunamis there, financial meltdown
here, mass unemployment there. Oh, the people cried, surely we have done
nothing, shall we suffer with Pharaoh and his magicians?

We have been innocent, loyal servants, dutiful slaves who only wanted to care
for our families. We have nothing to atone for, we are the righteous, so
why should we suffer the fate of pharaoh and his magicians?

We have not been evil to anyone, we have not robbed the poor, murdered the
innocent, imprisoned those who protested his wicked treatment of the
oppressed masses. We have not taken the wealth of nations, occupied
their land with armies while we plundered their gold, silver and
precious metals, oil and water.

Why is the calamity coming upon us when we are innocent? We harmed no one, yet we see the mouth of the
monster about to consume us all. Oh, what shall we do, where shall we
run, where is the hiding place in the belly of this great beast, this
serpent who deceived the world with lies and falsehoods to no end, who
talks peace but makes war throughout the land?

Oh, God, help us for we see the plagues coming from the sea, volcanoes , hurricanes,
tornadoes, and diseases of every kind. Let us not suffer with Pharaoh,
let us slip away from him and his magicians. But where can we go? Shall
the fire consume us, shall the water drown us along with pharaoh? What
justice is this? We are the innocent who suffer the lashing of the evil
ones in the house of pharaoh.

Even the food is inedible , the water not potable. How shall we quench our thirst, fill our hungry
bellies, feed our weary wives and children, the elderly and disabled?
Oh, help us, Lord, let us not suffer the fate of pharaoh and his
magicians.
--Marvin X
6/17/10

Order Now

The Wisdom of Plato Negro, Parables/fables by Marvin X
Black Bird Press, 2010
311 pages
$100.00

Black Bird Press
1222 Dwight Way
Berkeley CA 94702
www.parablesandfablesofmarvinx.blogspot.com

Views: 9

Comment

You need to be a member of TheBlackList Pub to add comments!

Join TheBlackList Pub


Donations Accepted

      Your donation
     keeps us online.

Forum

Readiness For Affordable Housing Development Workshop In Black Community

Started by Mark S. Allen in CURRENT EVENTS AND TOPICAL ISSUES 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

The Black Community Contractors and Construction Workers Coalition of National Black Wall Street Chicago is pleased to offer this promotional community outreach to our allies who want to be more properly prepared to access the existing and new…Continue

National Voter Registration Day at Rainbow/PUSH Site Tuesday September 23 til 7PM !

Started by Mark S. Allen in CURRENT EVENTS AND TOPICAL ISSUES 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

The Illinois Voter Restoration Project (the voter education arm of National Black Wall Street Chicago) led by veteran voter registration and voter education activist Mark Allen is pleased to help promote todays activities and encourage eligible…Continue

Monroe College Jumpstart Program -Free Of Charge - For High School Seniors Enters Into Its Tenth Year

Started by Bronx Scoop in Politics 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

  More Than 10,400 Students Have Completed Program; Vast Majority Minority and Economically DisadvantagedMonroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that it is continuing its Jumpstart program for high…Continue

How to Overcome an Office Relocation

Started by sweta kumari in Politics 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

For anyone who is shifting your workplace, regardless of whether to help downsize, upsize, as well as receive a far better place or even hire, there are lots of factors to consider. The easiest method to start it truly is to rent company movers who…Continue

How to Manage an Office Relocation

Started by sweta kumari in BUSINESS 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

In case you are shifting your working environment, whether or not in order to downsize, upsize, or maybe obtain a much better place or maybe rental, there are several issues to consider. The obvious way to attempt it truly is to employ company…Continue

REGGIO'S PIZZA IS HIRING NOW !!

Started by Mark S. Allen in CURRENT EVENTS AND TOPICAL ISSUES yesterday. 0 Replies

REGGIO'S PIZZA IS HIRING NOW !! IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. Maintenance men wanted for work in food / frozen pizza processing plant. Must have skills in machine setup, troubleshooting, repairs and preventive maintenance service. Experience…Continue

The War On Black Men

Started by Junious Ricardo Stanton in CURRENT EVENTS AND TOPICAL ISSUES on Sunday. 0 Replies

                          From The Ramparts                    Junious Ricardo Stanton                           The War on Black Men “… Let me put forth what I think is one of the European’s ultimate weapons- it is the legitimization of his…Continue

Monroe College to Explore Partnership With Caribbean Maritime Institute

Started by Bronx Scoop in Education on Sunday. 0 Replies

Executive Director of Caribbean Maritime Institute Dr. Fritz Pinnock to Deliver Lecture at Monroe CollegeMonroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that it will host Dr. Fritz Pinnock, Executive Director…Continue

Black Juvenille Court Judge Can't Get Fair Trial in Cincinatti Ohio

Started by Mark S. Allen in CURRENT EVENTS AND TOPICAL ISSUES on Friday. 0 Replies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First African-American and Democrat juvenile court judge can’t get a fair Trial in Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH- September 9, 2014—After day one of Judge Tracie Hunter’s trial, supporters are questioning whether she can have a…Continue

"Bradley Report" Endorses Fioretti For Chicago Mayor

Started by Mark S. Allen in Politics on Friday. 0 Replies

ON THE MARK !! FEATURING NEWS AND POLITICAL ANALYSIS FROM VETERAN POLITICAL ACTIVIST MARK S. ALLEN The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Mark Allen "one of Chicago's legendary political activists and one of the best organizers of his generation" Having…Continue

 

Get on TheBlackList with
the following networks:

Facebook Page Twitter Ning foursquare StumbleUpon Digg Blogger pinterest

Notes

Promos

Created by SendMeYourNews Jul 10, 2012 at 6:18pm. Last updated by SendMeYourNews Jul 10, 2012.

Text Alerts!

Created by KWASI Akyeampong Jan 20, 2010 at 5:52pm. Last updated by KWASI Akyeampong May 28, 2012.

© 2014   Created by KWASI Akyeampong.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Offline

Live Video

= http://theblacklist.net/