I am not okay! I am not okay! However I am not excited!
My favorite scripture is Ecclesiastes 3 KJV. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
I am glad to be living in this season because I am seeing some of the things I have been working on since the late 80’s. I have been fighting for injustice and many times attending meetings across the county by myself speaking out at the Edgecombe County School Board meetings, Nash-Rocky Mount School Board meetings, County Commissioners meetings, Pinetops Town Commissioners meetings, Tarboro Commissioners meetings, Princeville Town Commissioners meetings, Rocky Mount City Council meetings, Edgecombe County Democratic Party meetings, Nash County Democratic Party meetings, Rocky Mount – Edgecombe County – Nash County NAACP meetings and also served on the State NAACP Executive Board along with other meetings in Edgecombe and across the state.
I welcome local folk getting excited about what is going on in this season speaking out, attending protests and other. But you need to recognize and understand that you can’t get in the game in the 4th quarter and think that it is all about you. It is not all about your pretty words and the photo-ops. But what have you done leading up to now and why you are just getting in the game? You got to know your place in the movement.
I have not attended any protests and will not attend any because I have been there and done that. I ain’t got time for folk who are in this season for the moment.
When these Pastors, Ministers and Others start marching down to the school board, county commissioners meetings and other meetings and hold the elected officials accountable and asking them to set policies and procedures that all folk Black, White and Other can have a better community to live, work and play.
I am supporting the movement but I spend time daily fighting injustices holding folk accountable on the local, state and national level by speaking out in meetings, on social media and other.
I can not and will not stand with some folk who are in the moment and not in the season.
I am challenging everyone and asking you that want to be a part of the movement what you gone do when the cameras and the media are gone?
Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020