posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 01:06 AM
reply to post by TsukiLunar
Yes. People are susceptible to being "whipped up", but ultimately, their decisions to forego rationality and critical thought and become
"followers" are their own decisions.
The decisions of the "followers" to follow are no less their own decisions than the decisions of the "leaders" to mislead.
I've not had any direct experience with Sharpton, but I have had with Jackson. He tried to enlist me in his "Rainbow Coalition" in the early 90's.
I refused the invitation, on several attempts, specifically because I was able to think for myself, and he was not leading in any direction I thought
it prudent to follow.
There are a number of things that could
be done with this situation to promote an improvement of life for a lot of people, and sadly all
that's being done is to ratchet up MORE division - in an election year, no less - MORE mistrust, and ultimately MORE poverty.
Opening dialog would go a lot farther in honoring the memory of a dead youth than agitating for yet more blood.