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Revolutionary Shortcomings

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By  Frank James IV

I have heard some interesting things in the past ten years. I once heard that the world was coming to an end because of a mathematical equation. I heard that fluoride in the drinking water was for mind control purposes. I recently heard something that had me laughing. I heard an African American talking about revolution.0OA4ORVL
Tears came to my eyes when I heard an African American man stating the revolution was coming and race traitors were going to pay. These were not tears of joy but of laughter. I found the statement and the lecture the man was giving comedy at best. I wiped my eyes then went and interrupted his speech. “Who are the sell-outs?” I asked. The man proceeded to name the usual suspects, the token African American. I interjected, “Does this include the idiot thug who brings the community down?” The man just looked at me.
The African American woman that the man was talking to looked at me with interest. I went on, “You are talking about fighting a war, what army fights with sick soldiers?” The guy started sputtering, “Once African Americans bond together…” I cut him off. “Bro before you bond with anything or anyone you have to bond with yourself. Furthermore African Americans need a purge before they can do anything.” I then walked away. I understood what was going on and why. The man watched too much television.
The Revolution. Ah how sweet those words sound to a militant mindset. I can hear the rhetoric from ages gone by as if it were days past all over. “I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I’m changing the things I cannot accept.” Angela Davis said this statement in regards to African American plight. With that in mind what is happening around the USA today shouldn’t shock anyone. 2016-07-10t032757z_907217489_s1aetorxazaa_rtrmadp_3_usa-police-protests_4abbfa1595561276271495d8522d708d.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000African Americans never changed the things they claimed they couldn’t accept. In return after almost 200 years of so-called freedom African Americans are still facing the same issues.
Police killings are nothing new in the USA. Police kill a high number of both white and black males in the USA. There is one statement that groups like Black Lives Matter need to address before confronting the cops. African Americans kill African Americans. The culture of African Americans in the USA is one of self-destruction. The music industry that African Americans have created is fashioned on black on black violence. If African American lives are worthless to African Americans why should anyone else hold them in value?Thursday, Feb. 25 2016.    Protesters who rallied outside the downtown Seattle Police Department thread their way through traffic down 5th Ave. as they portest the killing of Che Taylor by Seattle Police.

Huey Newton once said, “Too many so-called leaders of the movement have been made into celebrities and their revolutionary fervor destroyed by mass media.” If you look at television today this statement rings true. The masses of people are looking to glory hounds for leadership. The old make a stand; go to court and be persecuted blueprint has never created a successful leader. If African Americans were honest they would realize preachers haven’t been very great at leading. No one is bashing Martin Luther King Jr. so calm down. The point is that the people on television are just that, people talking on television. If they were really going to change African American destiny would Caucasian owned networks make them famous?
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“Any person who is extolling African Americans to use violence against the government in 2016 is an Agent Provocateur.” This was the last thing I told the African American male and female. There are countless programs in place in the USA to detain unruly populations of people. Go to the Internet and Google concentration camps in the USA. I know you can’t believe everything on the World Wide Web. In this game of life and death, freedom or incarceration can African Americans take the risk?