It looks like a Washington based group is going to hold classes to attempt to indoctrinate/teach the young kids in the black community on the ways of the revolutionary Black Panther Party. This is not a good idea.
The scholars that had this mystical vision are dubbing it the “Teaching about Ferguson guide”. In their shallow beliefs they think this is supposed to help students think critically about the shooting of Michael Brown and his confrontation with police and ways they can be proactive in their own communities. Proactive is a good thing but it has to be in the right direction.
“The Black Panther Party’s 1966 “platform” is known as the 10-point program which includes the following demands: ‘We want an immediate end to police brutality and murder of Black people, other people of color, and all oppressed people inside the United States.
To me that sounds like a fantastic but there is one essential element they left out of their educational curriculum; “don’t break the law and you wouldn’t have to worry about being abused or assaulted by police”. Is that too difficult for some people to understand?????
99.99% of the cops out there are good people trying to make a difference and support their families. The other .01% of them are nut cases that want to inflate their egos by throwing their authority around. It is unfortunate but a fact of life.
I see that last night in “Dodge City” Chicago there were six people shot and killed. That was a slow night. Is it possible there was a criminal act attached to what they were doing?
Have we ever heard Jesse or Al or any of the rebel-rousing agitators in the black community attempt to stress EDUCATION on their kids; stressing that breaking the law is not the way to an honest, productive and successful life? Possibly it is because these black leaders; # 1 have broken the law many times themselves – # 2 if there was harmony in the black community these “soap box standing opportunistic agitators” would see their meal ticket get flushed down the toilet.
Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent each year in law enforcement in the USA. If people did not break the law, which is wishful thinking, can we even imagine how that money could be put to better uses; that is if the politicians didn’t find a way to squander it.
I have a message for the leaders of all communities, not just the black. Start from infancy by EDUCATING your kids on how to become healthy, productive citizens of the world. If that could be accomplished that would eliminate by 90% police brutality and situation like happened in Ferguson.
I am going to scream it out again and again to see if it will ever penetrate the thick skulls of some of the community leaders.
“EDUCATE YOUR KIDS”
Take it from Thomas Jefferson one of the cornerstones of the USA and a very wise man.
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty”.