|Egyptian Revolution of 1919 led to independence from England in 1922|
"We don't have the privilege of being passive at this point."
---Community activist in Metro Atlanta, Ga.
Significant damage to persons and property is underway in the continental US sparked by police brutality, economic inequality, and racial division.
A major purge went down last night resulting in violent civil disobedience in Baltimore, Maryland.
Large groups, made up chiefly of teenagers, refused to obey laws and instead used disorderly conduct, theft, and arson as main strategies for change.
Observing what's going down post-Ferguson, it's apparent that people are fed up after the predator-like condition Freddie Gray was left in, a severed spinal column resulting in death after an arrest and rough ride through B-more streets. Gray is featured on a long list of persons killed recently by police. (http://killedbypolice.net/)
A cautious military/police phalanx, out of safety concerns, let stores, cars, and trash burn instead of engaging with angry citizens. No one actually thinks a war can be won with bricks, rocks, and small projectiles, but folks on the ground are sending messages that they're not going to take it anymore, no matter what the consequences which could be life-altering.
Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake, Esq. walked away from a live, CNN Don Lemon interview which showed her inexperience with communicating on a national scale.
The whole world is watching the unrest, and Mayor Blake gave the impression once again that our "leaders" are incapable of sending right messages.
The Revolution will not be televised or reported on mainstream TV or traditional media, but will be tweeted, skyped, YouTubed and blogged. We're working within a Virtual Watts now, Dorothy. We're not in Celluloid OZ anymore.