Freddie Gray, and the Baltimore Riots

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They like you when your playing their sports and entertaining them. and they like you when your serving them and doing what your told—-that way they can continue to quietly exploit you and occasionally scrape the crumps off the table for you to eat.

However, the moment you stand up from that dirty-crump floor, tired of left-overs and second-class citizenship, to demand for a seat at the table, they ignore you because they don’t respect you. But how could they, when you’ve been serving them your entire life—no one respects a beggar, after all, they say.

After your serving duties are over, and you head back home to your den, angry and passive aggressive towards your family members, and when the master hears of it, he’s happy. In fact, so happy, that he rewards you by allowing you to drive in the passenger seat with him wherever he goes.

As I stare at the Baltimore rioters from a safe distance, what I see are individuals whom are sick and tired of being sick and tired of a degrading lifestyle of second-class citizenship. and whom are not looting, but rather, taking what belonged to them in the first place. Majority of businesses in the African American communities are taking from the community and circumventing that capital into other affluent communities, rather than the community of which that capital came from.

With that said, I disagree with the destruction of your own community when an “outsider” kills one of your own. Instead, I believe as a community, grievance and possibly violence and destruction should occur in the community of the “outsider.”

Some on social media may not understand, or do but choose to bluntly ignore the obvious, that your frustrations and quagmires did not blossom overnight, and that it wasn’t from one tragic and isolated contingency caused by the death of Freddie Gray (Rest In Power) that sparked the communal unrest, but rather something more deeper, which they, too, are witnessing from a safe distance.

Some, in this tragic American play, unfolding in Baltimore, will perform their part by spewing lines full of false narratives of how those rioting are unsavory and criminals who need to be met with force by the protectors of society, however, failing in the process to realize that those rioting are characters in the same plot, whose chapters, full of life and elegance, were ripped out in order to keep them voiceless.

Because I consider myself to be an advocate of ignorance, I can no longer be passive while the ignorant majority detract from common sense, over the fact that, in any situation via citizenry unrest or otherwise, there’s always a causality.

In closing, both intellectuals and non-intellectuals need to use their creative abilities to speak up against those who allow ignorance to proliferate. because if we don’t, then at the end, when shit hits the fan, we will have ourselves to blame not the enemy.

Return of the Pepsi Challenge

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letter T sonwenty-First century problems—-deforestation, climate change, prolonged-droughts, etc.,—-needs Twenty-First century solutions and seriousness, not the past and contemporary advertising distractions of controversial corporations, such as Coca Cola and Pepsi, with their Ice-bucket challenge, etc..

According to Brad Jackeman, president of the PepsiCo’s global beverage group, ” We’ve taken the DNA of the Pepsi challenge, then reinterpreted it for a new generation.” He then adds, ” No more  than ever, we are in a world where the consumer expects to hear from the brands they love in whole different ways.”

The unfortunate truth is, that Millennial’s, whom are often the archetypical personifications of astute gullibility and sufferers of nostalgic ignorance, are not trustworthy with the whole-sale responsibility of trialing corporations for past crimes committed against humanity and vulnerable populations, in the name of profit.

One such example could be founded(ed) in the village of Kala Dera in northern India. Kala Dera is located in the desert state of Rajasthan—on the driest part of India.

In 1998, the Central Ground Water Board, a government agency, classified the groundwater in Kala Dera as over exploited—declaring that the existing demands on the groundwater were not sustainable.

Despite the latter warnings, in 2000, Coca-Cola started it’s bottling plant in Kala Dera—a region populated by farmers and known for it’s water scarcity. Over time, groundwater levels dropped dramatically, and wells ran dry, farmers did not have enough water to have successful crop yields, and women had to walk miles longer just to access potable waters. All of this trickle-down cataclysm, came off of the heels of corporations looking to increase their profits.

The latter is not an isolated contingency of Coca-Cola’s moral corruption, for the sake of profit, but rather, a learned-corporate behavior amongst Pepsi and other companies alike.

The said example, then begs the question, why is history important? and more specifically, why should Millennial’s pay attention to said facts?

Acknowledging the past is paramount for understanding the complexities and possibilities of the present and future. Also, Millennial’s should pay attention to said facts because doing so makes us consumer-conscious about the “brands” we love and the impact they’re having on the planet, ecologically.

Buffalo NY, “National Day OF Protest,” October 22th 2014

 revolution-front-enHello everyone,
       I am sending each and everyone one of you this call for action—to see if we can possibly coordinate a demonstration in buffalo NY on the 22th of October, to continue the well-needed awareness of the latter image.
       There is  absolutely no reason why Buffalo, NY cannot participate or coordinate this national call for action against police brutality, Mass incarceration, and the criminalization of a generation. Statistics such as; every two weeks a young black man is killed by a police officer, is not just a black issue but an issue against humanity and our aspiration of a peaceful and safe place to live for everyone. soon, if police brutality is not brought to a complete halt, then everyone, all across the eco-social board; black or white, rich to working the poor working class, will have to deal with it.