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Harriet Tubman: Light Is Stronger


We in a dark time and that's when we gotta shine.


Ann: Auntie?


Harriet Tubman: Sho’ is. Ain’t no way you gonna lose me cause you fightin' the same war I fought then and still fightin' now. Oh, it may change names and places, it may be a war to keep black folks down or brown skinned folks out or even that war to keep women where they make the mastas look good, but they the same. And now them same mastas done come outa the closet again, and it’s lookin’ like the same thing over and over again.

But now we done gone back to my day when folks would stand up and say they better’n all the others, that dark skinned folks ain’t really folks at all, just some sub species that don't need no respect or care. They done let that genie out’n the bottle again, and them folks got no shame.

So here we go again into that dark tunnel where we been befo’. And that’s the advantage, we done been here befo’, and now, though it feel the same, we know who we dealin’ with, somehow it’s different. We see these supposedly upstandin' folks bow befo’ the Anti-Christ of white power. Then, when they have to choose, they choose power, domination, and oppression. This time, there ain’t no excuse, they know better.

And that means we gets to choose too. We don’t have no excuses like defendin’ our home or protecting our children like they tell themselves. We see good and clear now that these folks has said they children worth more than our’n, and that they will take down every black, brown or Asian child who stands in the way of their castle of evil.

Cause that’s what it be. Evil, plain and simple. And you ain’t gonna shame evil into becoming good, you gotta shut 'em down. And when you do, some folks will come to their senses, those that followed along and didn’t think too much.

But fo' the rest, they gots to be put away, and it’s becoming clear to yo' president that jes' treatin' people right won’t get the job done. He'p it along, mebbe, but it won’t shut it down cause they will take and take and still destroy everything you built up along the way.

So’s we in a dark time and that's when we gotta shine. Jes' one little light make a whole lotta difference in the dark. Be that light, every chance you get, shine it on that darkness and those that made that wrong choice.

Be the light that shows a different way to be safe and strong. It may not seem like it now, but they is mo’ of us than they is of them, and some of them is looking for a way out. Show them what it be to hold that light, let those who will come over, and hold them others accountable.

Even in darkness, maybe specially then, light is stronger.


October 17, 2021

Free Image: truthseeker08, Pixabay.



All blog entries are works of the imagination and are for spiritual and entertainment purposes only.

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Just Lisa
Just Lisa
Oct 17, 2021

Sorry for my rambling and I mean no disrespect as I am still learning and growing as well. Much love to everyone.


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! This will not be fixed by our government. A government and country founded on slavery and genocide. When something starts through evil, is created through evil, then it does not transform unless those who have benefitted form this system of evil stand up against it and truly believe and fight against the system that has given them so much. There is privilege in literally every aspect of our lives. Where we live; literally the area of land and the resources it has, the type of home we have, the food we…

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Just Lisa
Just Lisa
Oct 18, 2021
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Thank you 💚🙏🏽 appreciate that very much. I am always hesitant to post it makes me very nervous. So I truly appreciate you letting me know that you were able to understand my rambling😉. Much appreciation and peace to you. And Its nice to know someone gets it and feels the same.

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Lynn Gore
Lynn Gore
Oct 17, 2021

What a great message. As this is a Sunday, let me just express my opinion…I am sick of the so-called religious folks and evangelicals. The most segregated place on Sunday mornings is the church. So called Christians, but do not follow Jesus teachings “to love your neighbor,” whether that neighbor is brown, yellow, white, gay or straight. How they support DumDum who has had 3 wives, with children by all three, raped a 13 year old (this is not a rumor), and has had @ 38 sexual claims against him, friends at one time with JE, but still evangelicals backed him. That tells me all I need to know - hypocrites, not God-fearing. Sorry for the rant.

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mkit60
Oct 20, 2021
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I agree completely

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Karen Grace
Karen Grace
Oct 17, 2021

"Light drive out the darkness." Inspiring words from Harriet.

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