All I can say is wow, when I came across this letter that was ‘supposedly‘ written by Sinead O’Connor. This letter is DEEP and a must share….

I would like to extend my very deepest sympathies to the family and other loved ones of murdered teenager, Treyvon Martin. I am very sad today (and am certain the whole of Ireland is) to learn of poor Treyvon’s terrifying ordeal and horrified by the fact his known and named and admitted killer has not been arrested, despite the crime having taken place a month ago. This is a disgrace to the entire human race.

For those out there who believe black people to be less than pure royalty, let me inform you of a little known, but scientifically proven, many times over, FACT. Which after reading, you will hopefully feel both very stupid and very sorry. For you dishonor your own mothers and grandmothers.

EVERY human being on earth, no matter what their culture, creed, skin colour, or nationality, shares one gene traceable back to one African woman. Scientists have named it ‘The Eve Gene’. This means ALL of us, even ridiculously stupid, ignorant, perverted, blaspheming racists are the descendants of one African woman.

One African woman is the mother of all of us. Africa was the first world. You come from there! Your skin may be ‘white’.. because you didn’t need it to be black any more where you lived. But as Curtis Mayfield said.. “You’re just the surface of our dark, deep well”. So you’re being morons. And God is having the last laugh at your ignorant expense.

If you hate black people, its yourself you hate. And the mother who bore you. If you kill or wish ill on black people, its yourself you kill and wish ill on. As well as the mother who bore you.

When you dishonor the the utter glory and majesty of black people, you lie. Your heart lies to you and you let it. Despite seeing every day, all your life, how you and your country would be less than wonderfully functioning and inspiring to the world, without the manifold and glorious contributions made by the descendants of African slaves, who did not by the way actually ask to go to America and leave their future families there to be disrespected for eternity.

What are you doing hating yourself by hating your brothers and sisters who daily show you nothing but inspiration and love, despite having NOTHING, in their own country? Despite having barely a chance of anything, because of racism. Despite being granted no ‘permission’ for proper self-esteem.

These beautiful people continue to believe in and even manifest Jesus Christ better than you do. That alone could stand as the greatest reason your racism is blasphemy, were it not for all the other reasons.

These people you hate and fear ARE the body of Christ, just as we all are. Every child, woman or man. And they know it. Maybe thats why you cant bear to look at them. Because you see Jesus Christ and you cant stand the light.

Stop this ridiculous and uneducated attitude. You would be dead without black people. Think of all the greatest music ever composed. The greatest songs. The greatest inspirational heroes.. Muhammad Ali, Mandela, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Soujourner Truth, Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield. So many absolute angels, sent from God.

Without the inspiration of these people many millions of so-called ‘white’ people, including myself would not have had the strength to pay the price of life.

And black youth in America. I’m talking to you here too. I love you. So I don’t mean to sound cross, I’m just being a mother.. Why are you killing each other? Why are you hating yourselves? You are the most important people God ever sent to this earth, every man, woman and child among you! Don’t let uneducated people win and take your self-esteem or your esteem for each other, and make you kill each other. over guns, drugs, bling, or any other nonsense.

You are now entering YOUR version of a sort of civil rights movement and you’re gonna see history being made in what has certainly the profoundest potential to become THE most wonderful country on earth. Because soon ALL ‘isms’ and ‘sits” will end. including racism, as the people of the earth begin to understand, we are all one.

We came from one mother. We are all brothers and sisters. And we CAN get beyond this ILLUSION of separateness. With prayer and love. It CAN change. It WILL change. And YOU guys (young people of all kinds) are the ones who are gonna GENTLY change it. And you know where it starts? With MUSIC.

Don’t be guided by rap. Gangsta or otherwise. Sure.. enjoy it.. adore I do.. but realize this.. rap ain’t about your civil or spiritual rights, baby boys and girls. It.. along with most music nowadays.. is about falsenesses and vanities. Bling, drugs, sex, guns and people- dissing. Its giving you the message you ain’t ‘good enough’ if you don’t have bling and ting.. and money. Or if you’re not what it deems ‘sexy’.

(This is true of all popular music not rap alone. I know. Its tragically true of all popular youth culture the world over).

Poor Curtis Mayfield must be crying all day and night ALL day and night in heaven, every day and night.. To see what has been so successfully achieved by those who sent guns, drugs, and bling to squash the civil rights movement. Now you all don’t have to be murdered by racists any more.. you’re murdering each other FOR them! And your parents and grandparents are left crying.

Go back to strong black musical guides who left you information in the 60s and 70s. when they were living through the civil rights struggle. Curtis Mayfield. The Impressions. Nina Simone, Mahalia Jackson. Sing back the Holy Spirit ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, as those artists did.

Forget bling. Forget “Get Rich Or Die Trying”. That is an evil message. Evil my dears is only life backwards. Turn it the right way up. With music. The messages American black youth are being given through music are not about the spiritual and therefore strong and conquering but PEACEFUL making of YOUR country into the wonderful place it secretly is and can be.. BECAUSE OF YOU, and BY YOU!!

You know not how you are adored, appreciated, valued, loved, cried for,smiled for, prayed for, all over the world. You know not how much inspiration and uplift-ment of heart you give to millions just by your presence on earth.

These musical guides will give you self-esteem. When you have self-esteem you can achieve anything. You can stand in the street as many did yesterday and change your country peacefully and with song. Chant down Babylon as the Rastas say. Rastafari will also give you self esteem. Investigate it.

You will notice, my beautiful sons and daughters, when you study, as you must, footage of all civil rights gatherings, how singing and music and sound and voice and the Holy Spirit were all employed and were so much part of the energy which moved things along.. just as running was in the South African gatherings I saw on tv in my own childhood, which inspired me to survive my own horrors.

What you listen to musically and whether or not you employ the Holy Spirit’s highest will for your life is whats gonna make you transcend all you’re having to suffer (the worst of which is low self-esteem.. or esteem based upon material ‘success’ or ‘sexiness’)) as a result of being the descendants of people who didn’t ask to be stolen and leave you where you are. Delete bling. Get conscious with your music. Demand conscious music from your artists. Go back to the artists who left you proper guidance.

This is some serious stuff and we (all manner of musical artists) are too silent on matters of enormous spiritual importance. Lemme ask you.. Jayzee and Eminem et al. Why was it always the black people only worked in the post rooms of record companies, which was always in the basement? Why was it that as each floor went up the skins got paler till it was fuckin ghosts at the top? And all us artists.. even me.. said nothing? Those buildings (record companies) always struck me as being a microcosm or painting of America, racially speaking. Christ almighty.. if its like that in the music business how is anything ever going to change?

We, musical artists are too silent on important stuff. And it is our job to be the gate-keepers of truth. ALL the people of this earth must come together eventually and see that we are one. ALL artists must stand up. Black, white, yellow, green, pink, fucking polka dot.. and be a light in these times.

The world is going to shift massively this year.. spiritually speaking. Musical artists are to be a massive part of that shift. Get up, lets all of us. And light Jah fire.. and BE lights.

Where’s the fire gone from music? Where is the love? the oneness? The knowing that music CAN and WILL move things in the right spiritual direction without hatred or violence? We must box clever. Sing the devil to sleep at your feet. Thats what Curtis teaches. He is the master of ALL musical masters. forget, forget, forget and forget again bling and guns and drugs and the worship of fame and money. Its time to wake up. We KNOW the power of music. Why aren’t we using it to change anything important?

Musicians all over the world should now gently demand this child’s killer be arrested immediately and the family of Treyvon Martin be immediately apologized to upon bended knee. Frankly. I myself would like an apology! America is a country I love and adore. what this man has done is un-American in the most horrific extreme.

Him not being arrested is extremely embarrassing and does absolutely NOT paint the true picture of of a country and a people who for the 90% majority are the kindest, most loving, intelligent, and wonderful people you could know.

Please.. ALL Americans should deplore this crime. As should ALL people of ALL nations. And deplore the fact this man has not been arrested. All Irish people should do the same. And I ask that we here in Ireland should express through our American embassy that we would like to see this man arrested this very minute. Because racism is not acceptable. Nor is vigilantism. And this was very clearly in no way at all a case of self-defense.

I leave you with some lyrics of Curtis Mayfield’s which I feel are appropriate for this situation. I am certain Curtis would have wanted to contribute to discussion on the issue of Treyvon’s murder and the condition of young black people in America today.. so here goes.. the song is called This Is My Country.. from the album of the same name.

Some people think we don’t have the right
to say its my country
before they give in
they’d rather fuss and fight
than say its my country
I’ve paid three hundred years or more
of slave-driving sweat and welts on my back
This is my country
Too many have died in protecting my pride
for me to go second class
We’ve survived a hard blow and I want you to know
that you must face us at last
And I know you will give consideration
shall we perish unjust or live equal as a nation?
This is my country.

She knows her history!!


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  2. While I don’t know the source of this letter, it is a fantastic message that many should read. Everyone should be up in arms about this case. Sadly we live in a time where people are scared to step up and be heard. Political Correctness aka Mind Programming/Brainwashing has gotten so out of control…people ain’t people no more. They are robots. Doing as they are told. Regurgitating what they hear on the news as fact. Busy…so busy kids don’t have real parenting anymore.

    Bible prophesy is being fulfilled daily. People need to pray for the courage and love to step up and be heard. Stop giving your rights away to the court of public opinion. The media’s version of “public opinion” is easily swayed by TV and Radio.

    Each one, teach one. That’s all there is to it.

  3. I agree with Sharrone, i done give a damn who wrote the letter either.. i wish i had of wrote it.. it needed to be said and not only that it needs to be said and read Nationwide.. more people need to know the truth and stop all this damn stereotyping. ehat kills me is folks stereotype but low and behold DONT stereotype them! RIP TRAYVON MARTIN…Justice will be served!!

  4. I don’t CARE who wrote this letter, it needed 2 be said! And 2 Ms. B, it is really SAD that u couldn’t understand the MESSAGE of the letter. Guess it just went over ur small-minded head…. I’ll pray 4 U. I’ll pray 4 us ALL.

  5. very very informative. How great it is to know that there is neither Black nor White in God. We all are one in Christ Jesus.

  6. So you ‘came across’ this piece written by Sinead O’Connor. Where is your source? She did NOT write this supposed ‘open letter’ and as much as you are keen to drive traffic to your site and generate income surely presenting the researched facts as opposed to lies and assumptions should be paramount. Then again with a name like ‘Gumpumper’ what can one expect. Shame on YOU!

    • Miss B (from London, UK)– Thank you for your well thought out comment…. Shame on YOU! And that’s what we do here, just like other blogs and media sites we BUMP GUMS! Hollllller PLAYER!

      Thanks for visiting…. come back soon!
      – GumbumpingLady

  7. THANKS SINEAD! I knew there was a reason a little black girl like me living way in Louisiana felt connected to you since the 90’s! Clearly, neither one of us was crazy!

  8. Thank God every generation is smarter than the last !! The problem is racism starts in many homes. Not mine or my Fathers. My children have been taught we are all the same…Well said Sinead, God Bless !!!

  9. Thank you for riding an historical truth to the light Sinead .It is extremely wonderful that you expound as I always have felt. That you caution the very realm of understanding that you survive in . The music world. You are accomplished,but your concern is of a deeper nature,it is for us all.

  10. A mother suffers, as all people for justice mourn, and the senseless miser of our youth continues. Where will it end?, where is the love and tolerance?. Injustice anywhere is unjust everywhere. The rooster is noisy as Hell, and he shall come home to roost.

  11. This letter was beautiful…Sinead you are an amazing artist and thank you for all you have exspressed in your open letter….It needs to be shared to the world…hopefully it will bring some justice or some piece to Treyvons family!!

  12. This is a very old message. Historians of African descent have been expressing this for decades. Let us take heed and follow the right thing to do! Great for O’connor I always loved her music.
    Stand Up for Treyvon Martin
    The Moise Family, Queens NY

  13. Such a touching letter, i am in tears and i feel it in my heart..Sinead O’connor i hear you and i get it,, too bad it had to come from a non black person (no offense) to her.. but all the world needs to take heed to this letter and white folks need to know if they dont know where they came from and that all of us came from an African woman… couldnt have said it better! They need to know all the great accomplishments blacks have contributed to this world .. forget all that “bling bling” crap aND “IM GETTING ORE MONEY THEN YOU CRAP”! Something deep to think about!

  14. Very deep, informitive letter from Ms. Oconner. Its a shame that one of our BLACK leaders could not, did not come up with this delightful info. Maybe if WE stop calling Ourselves Black, WE could change the mentalily of Our Young People, of all Ethnicity. Treyvons not the first and will not be the last. People are only truly concerned with their own, until some thing hits their home. This seperation and divide has worked it way in the mentality of the masses. Maybe the Lord Himself/Herself has to come back and set things straight. The True Keepers of this earth are in dispair, not being able to provide for Their Love Ones, and that has too change. What are U gonna do???????

  15. Wow, If no message has been sent yet, this is definitely one to be fowarded. I am at a loss for words. Speak on It!!!!!!!

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