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Wed Aug 27, 2014, 03:24 PM

Aux Barricades?

Let's start with this: Michael Brown's Mom Laid Flowers Where He Was Shot—and Police Crushed Them

Which is, quite simply, disgusting.

And while I was reading it, I began to hear music.

The music I was hearing?



And I began to see a vision: People blockading the ends of that block of Canfield Drive with homemade barricades, to keep the police away from the memorial created by the people for one of their own.

This would probably not end well, so I don't really hope they do it.

But it could happen.

And if it did, what would be my response? Your response?

Would we be contacting our elected "public servants" to say PAY ATTENTION TO THIS AND BE ON OUR SIDE, because it's finally becoming clear where the sides are: The people of Ferguson are my side, the 99%, the ones who get robbed and suckered and exploited by our corporate overlords. And the police of Ferguson are NOT my side-- the are demonstrating, over and over and over again, that they are the ones perpetuating that robbing and suckering and exploitation.

Now, should this be so? Should law enforcement not be on the side of all of us?

Indeed, it should not be so. Law enforcement, theoretically, works for the people.

But until my elected "public servant" and every other elected public servant in this alleged democratic republic walks in fear of losing their goddamn jobs, it will continue.

It's a bigger fight. It always has been.

I hope it doesn't take barricades to bring that home.

somberly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 03:28 PM

1. I've got one from Ferguson native Michael McDonald

 

who moved out here (to San Jose, in fact, one of our few contributions to civilization, along with Chuck E. Cheese and the Eggo waffle ) and joined a band called the Doobie Brothers.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 03:35 PM

2. Wow. I had no idea.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 03:57 PM

3. Thank you! I didn't make the connection w/ McDonald...

...but it certainly makes sense, doesn't it?

Good tune, good take.

appreciatively,
Bright

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