August 12, 2014

Callin' out around the world, are you ready for the same old summer beat?

This is an invitation across the nation
A chance for the folks to meet
There'll be laughin' and singin' and music swingin'
And dancin' in the streets

Philadelphia, PA
(Philadelphia, PA)
Baltimore and DC now
(Baltimore and DC now)
Yeah, don't forget the Motor City
(Can't forget the Motor City)

If it's summertime it has to be "Let's-all-get-some-free-stuff-down-at-the-mall-time." Time to put this annual festival and movable feast in the schedule right up there along with the swallows coming back to Capistrano. Philadelphia, PA. Baltimore and DC now. Yeah, don't forget the Motor City....


Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 12, 2014 7:47 AM
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But, but, but, I thought the police, the gov't, was s'posed to prevent all that stuff, to keep alla us safe!?!?

Say what?

You say the gov't started all that stuff?

How can this be?
Have they been lying to us?

Have they been telling us they will protect us and keep us safe but all along they have been hurting and killing us?

Are you saying they are lying?

Well if the police and gov't are NOT going to protect us what is the point in having them?

Oh, that's right, silly me, without the enormously expensive and inefficient and criminally unaccountable gov't and all of it's handsomely paid thugs there would be EVEN MORE criminal behavior.

OK, now I got it. Now I understand.


Looks to me like it may be getting real close in time to start killing thugs everywhere. It will be messy, it will destroy your emotions, it will disintegrate most everything you know and have known.

But in those places in your mind, those places you don't visit very often, you know it has to be done.

You know that you can't continue to layer more stuff on top of bad stuff as it too will become bad stuff just like all the other stuff underneath all of it.

You know it is up to you to do your *fair share* of straightening things out.

You must wade in there and kill the poison.

You know that if you don't do it, it will not get done.

Good must destroy evil.

Are you good?

Or are you......

Posted by: ghostsniper at August 12, 2014 8:54 AM

Soon it will become open season on looters, thugs, crooks, rapists, any destructively anti-social groups or individuals.
It will not be a racial thing. Bad guys come in all kindsa stripes and colors. I imagine it won't be hard to see who's doing what.

Stay away from crowds. Carry a gun. Make that two guns.

Posted by: chasmatic at August 12, 2014 10:01 AM

Obviously, they don't have enough Koreans.

Posted by: james wilson at August 12, 2014 10:27 AM

Just another opportunity for blacks to practise for the big show. Can't wait for an EMP attack or those foodstamps not to arrive on time. There is nothing that says outrage like looting, killing, and other kinds of unsocial behavior, just because......

Posted by: Obama's gerbil master at August 12, 2014 5:25 PM

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

* * *

The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox
In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.

* * *

The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
The revolution will not make you look five pounds
thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.

There will be no pictures of you and Willie May
pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
on reports from 29 districts.
The revolution will not be televised.

* * *

Posted by: Fat Man at August 12, 2014 5:39 PM

Some how Dancing in the Street gets binned in my mind with:

Van Morrison - Wild Night (1971)

Posted by: Fat Man at August 12, 2014 6:02 PM

12 percent of the population is the permanently oppressed class, and the looter and thugs are a percent of that percentage. And even so, they self-organize rapidly with the expediency of the opportunity and dismay the authorities.

I wonder,if given enough cause, what the other 88 percent of America--and perhaps only half of that number-- could effect for righteousness and order, if they could organize rapidly in an opportune moment. Even if only a small percent of them. I wonder if those sorts even know each other and would recognize their moment, or even where to assemble. I wonder...

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at August 12, 2014 7:11 PM

Why is that on so many occasions when there is a genuine reason for the Black community to be concerned by the way they are treated by the authorities, they decide to riot, destroy their neighborhood, and steal a lot of stuff?

If they want other people to be sympathetic with their concerns, this is not the way to generate sympathy. It causes reasonable people to think that they are simply not civilized and are too dangerous to be allowed around others.

Posted by: Fat Man at August 12, 2014 7:44 PM

@Joan - good point. That is the weakness we experience currently. But then, these are but small incidents.
Wait 'til the whole thing goes nation-wide. You'll see some folks gathering in opposition then.
There won't be a need for any talking either. No quarter asked and none given.

Posted by: chasmatic at August 13, 2014 8:46 PM

I got to wondering, is the press referring to the looters and rioters as "exuberant youth"?

Posted by: chasmatic at August 13, 2014 10:33 PM
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