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by Petula Caesar

Today is the “official” day celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday — the federal government has deemed it to be celebrated nationally on the third Monday in January each year. (His actual birthday is January 15th.)

MLK made many profound speeches on the state of race relations, civil rights, etc. in his day, and those speeches still resonate in modern days and times. I greatly respect those great words.

But right now, they don’t reflect my thoughts on this day. Today I am angry. Not that elegant, righteously indignant anger King so masterfully personified. I mean that foul-mouthed, cuss you out anger.

In light of how I feel today, The Last Poets seemed like a better reflection of my current mindset.

As racial tensions increase throughout this country while far too many of us (myself included) spend too much time just hoping things just magically get better, I offer you (and myself) “Niggers Are Scared Of Revolution”. Whether it makes you laugh, makes you mad, or makes you sad, my hope that it makes you do something. Frontlines, backlines, or sidelines, do SOMETHING. And if you’re already doing something, thanks — now find more people to do it with you.

It’s making me do something.

Niggers Are Scared of Revolution
by The Last Poets
Niggers are scared of revolution
But niggers shouldn’t be scared of revolution
Because revolution is nothing but change
And all niggers do is changeNiggers come in from work and change into pimping clothes
and hit the streets to make some quick changeNiggers change their hair from black to red to blond
and hope like hell their looks will changeNigger kill other niggers
Just because one didn’t receive the correct changeNiggers change from men to women, from women to men
Niggers change, change, change

You hear niggers say
Things are changing? Things are changing?
Yeah, things are changing
Niggers change into ‘Black’ nigger things
Black nigger things that go through all kinds of changes
The change in the day that makes them rant and rave
Black Power! Black Power!
And the change that comes over them at night, as they sigh and moan:
White thighs, ooh, white thighs

Niggers always goin’ through bullshit change
But when it comes for real change,
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers are actors, niggers are actors
Niggers act like they are in a hurry
to catch the first act of the ‘Great White Hope’

Niggers try to act like Malcolm
And when the white man doesn’t react
toward them like he did Malcolm
Niggers want to act violently

Niggers act so coooool and slick
causing white people to say:
What makes you niggers act like that?
Niggers act like you ain’t never seen nobody act before
But when it comes to acting out revolution
Niggers say: ‘I can’t dig them actions!’
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers are very untogether people
Niggers talk about getting high and riding around in ‘els’
Niggers should get high and ride to hell
Niggers talk about pimping
Pimping that, pimping what
Pimping yours, pimping mine
Just to be pimping, is a helluva line

Niggers are very untogether people
Niggers talk about the mind
Talk about: My mind is stronger than yours
“I got that bitch’s mind uptight!”
Niggers don’t know a damn thing about the mind
Or they’d be right
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers f*ck. Niggers f*ck, f*ck, f*ck
Niggers love the word f*ck
They think it’s so f*ckin’ cute
They f*ck you around
The first thing they say when they’re mad: ‘F*ck it’
You play a little too much with them
They say ‘F*ck you’
When it’s time to TCB,
Niggers are somewhere f*cking
Try to be nice to them, they f*ck over you

Niggers don’t realize while they doin’ all this f*cking
They’re getting f*cked around
And when they do realize it’s too late
So niggers just get f*cked up

Niggers talk about f*cking
F*ckin’ that, f*ckin’ this, f*ckin’ yours, f*ckin’ my sis
Not knowing what they’re f*cking for
They ain’t f*cking for love and appreciation
Just f*cking to be f*cking.

Niggers f*ck white thighs, black thighs, yellow thighs, brown thighs
Niggers f*ck ankles when they run out of thighs
Niggers f*ck Sally, Linda, and Sue
And if you don’t watch out
Niggers will f*ck you!
Niggers would f*ck ‘F*ck’ if it could be f*cked
But when it comes to f*cking for revolutionary causes
Niggers say ‘F*ck revolution!’
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers are players, niggers are players, are players
Niggers play football, baseball and basketball
while the white man cuttin’ off their balls

When the nigger’s play ain’t tight enough
to play with some black thighs,
Niggers play with white thighs
to see if they still have some play left
And when there ain’t no white thighs to play with
Niggers play with themselves

Niggers tell you they’re ready to be liberated
But when you say ‘Let’s go take our liberation’
Niggers reply: ‘I was just playin’
Niggers are playing with revolution and losing
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers do a lot of shootin’
Niggers do a lot of shootin’

Niggers shoot off at the mouth
Niggers shoot pool, niggers shoot craps
Niggers cut around the corner and shoot down the street
Niggers shoot sharp glances at white women
Niggers shoot dope into their arm

Niggers shoot guns and rifles on New Year’s Eve
A new year that is coming in
The white police will do more shooting at them
Where are niggers when the revolution needs some shots!?
Yeah, you know. Niggers are somewhere shootin’ the shit
Niggers are scared of revolution

Niggers are lovers, niggers are lovers are lovers
Niggers love to see Clark Gable
make love to Marilyn Monroe
Niggers love to see Tarzan f*ck all the natives
Niggers love to hear the Lone Ranger yell “Heigh Ho Silver!”

Niggers love commercials, niggers love commercials
Oh how niggers love commercials:
“You can take niggers out of the country, but
you can’t take the country out of niggers”

Niggers are lovers, are lovers, are lovers
Niggers loved to hear Malcolm rap
But they didn’t love Malcolm
Niggers love everything but themselves

But I’m a lover too, yes I’m a lover too
I love niggers, I love niggers, I love niggers

Because niggers are me
And I should only love that which is me
I love to see niggers go through changes
Love to see niggers act
Love to see niggers make them plays and shoot the shit

But there is one thing about niggers I do not love
Niggers are scared of revolution

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