People ask my lineage all the time. To
please them & avoid a history lesson
they are not genuinely interested in,
even if it’s their own history that was
simultaneously hidden from/imposed
on us I offer them “Toltec” with a 😊
They are like “The Four Agreements,
like Mayans from Guatemala, right?”
And I’m like “yeah” in the most polite
tone possible. But inside it’s like “ No
actually, we are from the ground you
are currently walking upon & illegally
occupying I should mention. Not that
you care. lol. But let’s be real for the
sake of humanity for once in our life.
My parents were Christian Catholic.
I was baptized. I was an altar boy in
Church. The first schools here were
Churches which is to say I attended
14yrs of compulsory church where I
was forced to speak Christian tongue
governing my mechanics of thought,
dictating both behaviors & emotions.
Live in Christian city with institutions
born of its philosophy. Pay Christian
dollars in God they trust where they
scurry to their Christian jobs, waving
a Christian’s flag “One Nation, Under
God.” Christian’s Gregorian authority
of time delegates my every move. So
please, spare me your disingenuous
patriotic schizophrenic claiming of a
multicultural melting pot of diversity.
For fuck sake we’re about to praise a
“White” fat ass imposter who’s gonna
give you shit for free, again yet again
perpetuating pretentious entitlement
sacrificing indigenous freedoms in a
far away country full of brown people
you enslave steal wages so that you
can live a life of comfort and luxuries
at the expense of our well being. Just
before you tell me genocide of me &
my ancestors was a peaceful cutting
of some bullshit bird while drinking a
pumpkin spice latte oblivious to your
willful ignorance. Who’s talking shit?
What we claim don’t mean shit to me
the proof is in our rituals n practices.
If only you knew what it took for me
to discover my people’s identity you
people are born with, and have you
brush it off, moving on like nothing.
What about me is a Toltec you fuck?
U.S. Marine Corps