It is a Movement- Black Lives Matter

The generation of the original civil rights activists asked for equal rights. The generation of the Black Lives Matter activists are demanding it. This new generation of revolutionary activists are determined to be the change this country requires. This movement is intelligent,organized, and most of all angry. The change being demanded is simple. EQUALITY. Across the board. From education to employment. From human rights to civil rights. From traffic stops to courtrooms. Oppression of the black race has never ended. Some laws and some law enforcement officers are twisted and unjustly continue this oppression unopposed. This in my opinion is the ground zero of the movement.

Social media has created a platform of consciousness.It provides an excellent avenue to quickly dispense information which is the key to awakening. Now that the black community is awake, will the community unite? Will the oppressed band together and begin to make the oppressor and those who stand by and watch the oppression (such as all politicians, employers, and even neighbors) declare where they stand? Understanding that not all of the community will support the change in equality. But once the declaration has been made either for or against does not matter. What matters is the declaration will provide a clear  expectation of action. Which allows the oppressed the opportunity to make informed decisions when voting, seeking employment, and in choosing what community to live in and support.

How arrogant is it to take a taxpayer’s money and then gun them down in the street? (federal, state, and local law enforcement) How arrogant is it to ask for the “minority” vote to get into office but do nothing for the minorities when you gain office? How arrogant is it to hire an employee and tell them your company has a strong commitment to diversity yet there are no minorities in leadership? How arrogant is it to accept money for rent from a minority and then allow the dwelling to be dilapidated? Then after all the arrogance and intentional oppression, the oppressor/privileged stand confused why this generation is so angry.

To the movement: Stay angry. Just remember to stay focused, determined and motivated to be the change.

The featured image is from the Blacklivesmatter.com art gallery. This image should spark conversation, it should encourage equality, and it should invoke integrity in us all.

Stay Woke! Black lives matter

Above is a link to the BET.com video “Stay Woke! Black Lives Matter.

blacklivesmatter.com

Above is a link to the Black Lives Matter website.

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Trump Visits West Chester, Ohio

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Donald Trump Rally West Chester, OH 03/13/2016
Image Courtesy of Live stream from WCPO Channel 9

This picture speaks a thousands words. What does it say to you?

The Obvious —- Grand Wizard of Stupidity
Trump is the village idiot that the closet racist put in the public eye to distract the masses. Trump did what he always does, he pulled out his one trick and spouted more of his fear inducing racist rhetoric comments, and he continues to speak around serious issues and falls back to his favorite saying “Mexico is going to pay for the wall.”

The Subtle —- Hat Wearing Supporters
Keep in mind I live 20 minutes which is approximately 15 miles from West Chester, OH. The weather in my location is exactly the same in West Chester. Several supporters are wearing visors or hats. Today is a very cloudy and rainy day. The visors and baseball caps will not keep your head dry and there is absolutely no sun. So what is it that the caps provide? Fashion statement? Possibly. Or maybe a slight veil of anonymity for the average well intending republican that has lived a privileged life and due to the ever unstable economy has felt the pressure and the pain of having that privilege threatened. The reason for so many head coverings at an indoor Trump rally on a cloudy day is not clear. But it is definitely unusual and raises several questions.2016-03-13 (4)

The disturbing— Young Supporters and Off Duty Law Enforcement in Uniform
I find it disturbing that the 80’s and 90’s babies are not more developed thinkers with them being the internet/information overload generation. It amazes me that the influence of their parents and grandparents still dominates their logic.

The most disturbing of the participants is the Off Duty Law Enforcement Officers who chose to wear their uniforms to the rally. This is not just disturbing it is terrifying. That visual provides a clear confirmation that some law enforcement personnel actually believe and support this hateful and selfish mentality. We however are to believe that their personal opinions will not influence how they interact and treat citizens that don’t look like them.