Sunday, August 3, 2008
Riling Up The Masses
A community activist stands before a crowd of Black folks as he latches on to their anger:
"Brothers and sisters - I know that I share your sentiments as I stand before you today! I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. We need to DO SOMETHING about this treat to our community."
AUDIENCE: "Hey! You tell 'em. We ain't gonna take this any longer!"
ACTIVIST: "These men think that they can ride in their cars through our community, lights flashing all about and they can get out and have their way with us. Intimidating us. Assaulting and beating us. Killing us for no good reason. Who do they think they are?"
AUDIENCE - "We are tired of being disrespected, harassed and trampled upon"
ACTIVIST: "They wear certain uniforms. They are more loyal to their own kind than they are to the people. They will cover for each other when one does something foul to us. They have no problem pulling out their guns to intimidate us. Friends - I must tell you - THIS MUST STOP!!!"
AUDIENCE - "That thin blue line has crossed too far"
ACTIVIST: "We must demand that the people they are accountable to keep them in line. They are in need of RETRAINING and a more thorough review of their own actions. They need to be held accountable. I want you to join with me to insure that every new crop of these people who come about in our community from their 'graduating class' be trained in civility, the laws of the community and most importantly RESPECT for our people. If they can't respect our people - why are they among us?"
AUDIENCE - (Raging Applause) "Brother you have perfectly captured our frustrations in this community. I could not have said it better myself. You gave a clear action plan. So tell us - where do you suggest we protest against the POLICE? At the city hall? Police headquarters or at the police academy?
ACTIVIST - "POLICE? That was not a speech about the POLICE! I was talking about the KILLER THUG KNEEGROWS who are terrorizing our communities!!! How did you figure I was talking about the police?"
AUDIENCE - "But you said - 'threat to our community'
ACTIVIST _ "YES. These Thug Kneegrows are the biggest threat!"
AUDIENCE - "You said they ride around with flashing lights".
ACTIVIST - "Yes - you are prone to see them 'riding on 24's' with lights flashing in the back window or from underneath their ride. "
AUDIENCE - "What about the uniforms and their loyalties that you spoke about?"
ACTIVIST - "Indeed. They all wear the same uniforms more or less - sagging jeans, athletic jersey, cap and jewelry. They ENFORCE LOYALTY as their stop snitching enforcement insures that they get away with their criminal acts. It is the community who loses.
"So I have your support in promoting an organized effort against the Criminal Thugs in our communities, right?"
AUDIENCE - "Man you have lost your mind. These are our children. Why should we be responsible for locking more of them up? Besides that - these Kneegrows are carrying GUNS man. Don't you know that you are gonna get yourself KILT?
At least when we protest outside of city hall - the news media will show up and force the system to change.
WHERE DO WE protest against the thugs besides at our own houses?"