I am not feeling this movement that could be positive if it were truly from just the young people making a statement about police brutality, their loss of faith in the government and that black lives matter. Instead it has been a cacophony of con men, anarchist and activism. It was founded on emotions and racism. It has been used to manipulate, loot and disrupt. It is misguided. The shutting down of major roadways is annoying and not winning any support.
There was a protest march in Washington DC yesterday that did nothing but highlight my points. There are marches and protest going on this week that is a chance for some people to use their American right to express grievances with our government without fear of reprisal. Mixed in there with these honest are professional protesters and provocateurs. Some are using the senseless losses of life to grandstand, and pretend that they are involved in the community like our ancestors were in the Civil Rights era. It’s a hustle.
Don’t fool yourself, marches don’t change minds, today.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used Mahatma Gandi’s effective non-violent method to shame America and expose the cruelty of what was being done in America against people of color. Gandi did it against the British.
Today, our marches are a few clowns short a circus.
America does not have or need a “black leader” today. It offends me when I see people follow behind the con men that perpetrate as representatives of “black people.” They do not represent me or my family.
If you want to march, go right ahead but don’t get upset if nothing changes. Real change begins with us.
Power to the people!
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates