In order to get his brand on the suffering in Ferguson, MO film maker Spike Lee said that there is a War on Black Males. This war Spike implies in national in scope and being conducted by law enforcement officers.
No John Ford, Spike hopes that this will get nastier -
“When people get to a point, to the tipping point they can’t take it anymore — and I’m not saying that people should burn down stuff, riot and loot and I don’t even want to the use the word riot, I’m going to use the word uprising,” Lee said. “But this is not the first time we’ve seen this. And I just hope that things will really blow up, if the people aren’t happy with the verdict of this upcoming trial.”
Quothe Spike,“I just think there is a war on the black male and it’s tearing the country apart in my opinion,”Wrong diagnosis, Spike.
I had a doctor's appointment at 3:30 PM in Palos Hills - some nerve damage in my arm was getting a good once over by my Iranian-born neurologist. We talked about the savagery of ISIL and the daily slaughter of people in Rahm's Chicagoland and decided to change the subject and share thoughts on the movie Grand Budapest Hotel. and agreed that Wes Anderson could very solve the world's ill.
Dr. F____. is very much like me, in laughing out loud during our crossfire of verbal recreations of scenes, which bothers the lady I date no end. We were both pissing ourselves happily over this sharing of lines and incidents from this most cartoon-like film.
I look forward to our next consideration my arm-wiring and the world of movies and Simpson re-runs.
The minute I got in my care, I heard 'breaking news' on AM 780. I nine year old boy was shot multiple times in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.
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CBS) — A nine-year-old boy was killed Wednesday afternoon after being shot multiple times in the chest and arm near his home in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.I am in Grand Crossing every morning after I pick up students from Scottsdale and Englewood and then head up to Bronzeville. I knew exactly wher this little boy was slaughtered as soon as the approximate address was announced.
The shooting took place in the 1200 block of East 7st Street shortly after 4 p.m. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The child has been identified as Antonio Smith. His family described him to CBS 2’s Chris Martinez as just a happy kid.
“I want whoever did this to turn himself in because he is an innocent baby. He didn’t deserve it,” Rasheda Eggelston, the victim’s cousin.
“He had his whole life ahead of him,” said Kenya Eggelston, the victim’s cousin. “When is it going to stop?
Police are still investigating and no arrests have been made.
A nine year old boy. Nine year olds are on the cusp of adolescence. They are becoming independent and they widen their social circles. They ride bikes out of the immediate neighborhood and search beyond the immediate protective circle of the family and the block. They like to 'stay over' at the cousins and manage to get to sleep without the magic of Mom's kiss. This is a great time to be alive.
Not so for this little man. Some savage no different from the ISIS, or ISIL savage who beheaded Mr. & Mrs. Foley's former nine year old and posted the decapitation on YouTube shot up a nine year old boy.
There is a War on Black Males? Maybe.
I see this as Self-Genocide, a term fashioned a few years ago about the vanishing white male. Genocide is against International Law -
...any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group; (Black males)
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; ( False Idols of Pan-Victimhood/ Bling/Gang-culture/thug life/misogyny & etc.)
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;( Planned Parenthood in every Community)
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.( Foster Homes)
— Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article II ( Parenthetical my own)This is a war, Spike
and John Ford documented the conflict and was wounded while shooting his camera.
John Ford is America's greatest film maker, because Ford had a centered soul founded upon a rock solid belief system. Ford walked the walk and then made the film. Spike Lee makes himself available, but he ain't helping.