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One God One Truth One Reality One Unity

No sects schisms divisions religions boxes tribes nations

One humanity One God





By Marvin X


What if there was no God but God

No Allah Jesus Jehovah Buddha Marx Lenin Jah Damballah

What if there was no God but God

No religion but God

No Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu

No God but God

No Baptist Sunni Shiite Zionist Hebrew Communist Sikh Catholic God in Christ

Methodist Sufi


No God but God

No woman man child grandmother grandfather uncle aunt

No God but God

No holiday except everyday was holy day

No Sabbath but everyday no Jumaía but everyday

No prayin but all day

All day we say nothing but No God but God

No more Bible Qurían Torah

No God but God

No talk conversation no sermon no speech no words but silence and

NO God but God

No moaning no laughing

No God but God

No talk no tears no wars

No God but God

No killing no lying

No God but God

No Al Humdulilah

No Hallelujah  

No Hail Krishna

No Jah Rastafari

No God but God

The One

The Unity







No God but God

What if what if what if

Maybe maybe maybe

Believe it believe it

Because it is

One God One Truth One Reality One Unity

No sects schisms divisions religions boxes tribes nations

One humanity One God

What if there is no God but God

What if what if what if

No temple no church no masjed

No God but God

No preacher no imam no rabbi no priest no minister no shaman no poet

No God but God

No prophet no messenger no messiah

No God but God

What if gay marry gay

Lesbian marry lesbian

Man marry woman

Man marry women

Woman marry men

Hoís be with tricks

Tricks be with hoís

What if what if what if

There is No God but God

No one beats woman

No one beats man

No one beats child

No one kills no one

No God but God

What if there is no war

What if there is peace on the planet

No God but God

What if guns are no more

No God but God

All is God

God is All

God is the people

God is the cow

God is the horse

God is the tree

God is the river

God is the fish

God is the child

God is the youth

God is the old people

God is the poor

God is the rich

God is the hungry

God is the sick

God is the dope fiend

God is the alcoholic

God is the sinner

No God but God

What if what if what if

There is no God but God

What if God is the captive you wonít liberate

The child you wonít love

The mama you hate

The daddy you hate

What if there is No God but God

What if God is the fear

You wonít release

God is the pain you wonít release

God is the love you wonít release

God is the tears you wonít cry

God is the lies you tell

God is the mountain you wonít climb

God is the success you wonít try

God is the beauty you donít see

God is time

Running out the hourglass

God is the body you refuse to heal

God is the mind you refuse to feed

What if what if what if

What if God is ready when you ainít ready

What if God is ready when you get ready

What if what if what if

What if there is no God but God

What if God is the forgiveness you wonít give

What if God is the denial you drown in like a hog in slop

What if what if what if

What if God is the peace in your house

The love in your life

The joy on your face

The happiness in your heart

The thankfulness of your smile

What if there is NO God but God

What if my life and my death are all for God

Not for woman, not for man

Not over a woman, not over a man

Life and death are all for God

What if what if what if

What if I grieve for nothing

Because God is everything

Whatever God wants I want

Whatever God donít want I donít want

Whatever God has I have

Whatever God donít have I donít want

What if what if what if

There is No God but God.


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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michele Alexander

Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama's political success and Oprah Winfrey's financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that [w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control (More African Americans are under correctional control today... than were enslaved in 1850). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the war on drugs. She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: most Americans know and don't know the truth about mass incarcerationóbut her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.óPublishers Weekly

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Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All

By Russell Simmons

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Boisí Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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