posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 12:36 PM
This "social issue" information has come to me at an interesting time.
In the days before I was born, obviously "white on black" crimes prevailed.
(slavery; segregation; social injustice).
During my actual life time, in my community, "black on black" crimes have most prevailed.
(gang wars; drive-by shootings, burglaries, murders).
But only two weeks ago, at my office, we had a discussion, to finally recognize that we have a problem with racism.
And this is thought to be "Black on White" racism.
Back in the seventies, two (predominantly) black groups organized. They were the "Black Panthers", who were mostly a peaceful group, legitimately
trying to effect positive change. They organized "sit-ins", and tried to accomplish social change through legal and postive ways.
Then there were the "Weathermen", who were not so peaceful. They were suspected of blowing up a building or two. But they made their position
known, acted to try to change it, but then took illegal and violent action to make their point. Not cool. (Thus, one of Dylan's lyrics "you don't
needa weatherman to know which way the wind blows). But I don't think they ever just went about committing random violence, and perpetrating acts of
violent against innocents just because they were there.
The acts of these teens sound literally as acts of terrorists, based on hatred, rather then an organized potitical statement or act, which hopes to
orchestrate change, or designed to be instrumental in callling attention to social injustice.
A lot of you guys might not remember this, but once upon a time people in wheelchairs had to make a lot a noise to have assessible ramps put in
public buildings. So sometimes making a lot of noise is good, and is instrumental in improving our nation. But this......no. No good will come of
There are always, always groups of misguided youths, who have been neglected physically, morally, educationally, and emotionally, who rise up to try
to make change, or express their frustration with perceived injustice. But they don't know how, and they have no one to guide them. This is the
responsibility of their parents.
These kids are committing acts of Terrorism.
If anything I've said here offends anyone; then know this: It offends me too. It literally sickens every fiber of my being.
Acts of terroism are felony level crimes. These kids are in for a heap of trouble.