Eight Observations on Current Status of Events in the St. Louis Area.

1. The media has taken a sharp turn against protesters. This coincides with protests coming into the city in proximity to where many media members live and close to expensive homes and prestigious institutions. In Ferguson unrest was a novelty only affecting a working-class community few non North County/City people had a connection to and it was seen as a novelty. When the situation hit close to home the tune changed.

2. Bassem Masri has been setup by the police and some local media in full- compliance as the villian. A Palestinian-American Muslim who gets overheated at times and doesn’t think before he speaks ( I’m also guilty of this) Bassem is an easy villian for them to create as he is so “other” to white America. If he lives I really believe Bassem is going to do great things. My fear is Bassem will be killed by police and the plots for his death are being hatched now.

3. I believe you’ll see Allen West, Herman Cain, and the other favorite black flunkies of the right-wing in St. Louis before you see President Obama. President Obama will continue to seem aloof and phone it in from afar unless there is an LA Riots type of situation or greater.

4. This movement has totally destroyed the fake image of a modern, progressive, racially harmonious region that local boosters and “deep thinkers” have tried to promote. You’re not going to be able to attract the young people and immigrants this region needs when you have such an entrenched culture of racism in the region.

5. The hate and death threats against me began when Mark Reardon of KMOX radio began attacking me on the air. Reardon and other conservative talk-radio hosts make a good living spreading hate and inciting fear. There is an angry, confused, bigoted, and often uneducated white population in America that doesn’t understand changes in society and is fearful. Instead of using their position to educate people those like Reardon use their position to prey on their worst instincts. While men like Reardon, Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh incite they won’t be around for any of the action. That will be left to the simpeltons who soak up their message while they’re busy living the cosmopolitan-elite lifestyle they rail against.

6. There will be blood. Everyone knows it’s coming. Not what I want. Not what excites me. It’s just unavoidable at this point. A lot of people are going to die in the coming weeks ( mostly by police) , a lot of property damage, and the economy of the city and NoCo will tank. This can be a moment of death for our city or a chance to be born again from the fire and blood of the martyrs.

7. I’ve directed energy towards St. Charles County and other counties west of the Missouri River because that is the belly of the beast. If you can’t change the racist culture of St. Charles County you can’t change Noco. If you can’t change St. Charles County you can’t change the political math in the state of Missouri. In the past week I’ve also talked to so many people who shared with me stories of racism against them and their families in St. Charles County so for their sake alone we must go out there. Troy and St. Charles County are equivalent to the Mississippi of the Civil-rights Movement era. The fact that talks of protests in St. Charles County and Lincoln County have drawn responses where 90% include talks of guns, killing protesters and outright racist language reinforces the need in my mind. There is also the issue of St. Charles County apparently feeling the Constitution of the United States doesn’t apply to their white-flight county as they’ve threatening to charge myself and others with felonies if we engage in a protest out there.

8. We have some very good elected officials in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Many have been active in Ferguson. However, these individuals are not representative of the dysfunctional and outdated political culture we have in the region. A large swath of the Democratic Party in the area are nothing more than 1950’s style Strom Thurmond Dixiecrats. This includes Governor Jay Nixon, Bob Mcculloch, Steve Stenger, some south city Alderman, and many others. Jeff Roorda is a Dixiecrat and much more. Roorda is a truly dangerous hate figure in our region. The Republicans of course are most often much worse and have become a laughingstock in Jefferson City passing some of the craziest right-wing legislation you can imagine. Nonetheless I will cast my vote for Rick Stream as a protest vote. Yes Stream is very problematic; but those areas he’s nutty on he won’t have any authority on as County Executive. What he’s committed to is NoCo where’s he’s been everyday for the last several weeks. The Democrats cannot continue to take people’s vote for granted. I happen to love and respect Zaki Baruti but I’m not idealistic about politics and don’t vote for third party candidates unless they’ve got a reasonable chance of winning

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Threats and Hate Unleashed From Darren Wilson Supporters

 

The Darren Wilson supporters ( police under fake names, cop groupies, racists, klansman, neo-nazis, cop wives, bored hoosiers, Tea Partiers, scared white people, etc.) are stepping up their pressure against me. As you saw in the video I posted earlier they’re real humble in person. The tough guy act is saved for social media. Without a badge, gun and backup it’s doubtful they’d even drive through north city or county.

The guy I visited today was in response to my grandparents address being leaked online. I haven’t lived at that house in over 20 years. Have lived in different states and traveled the world since living there. Personally I just moved from Old North St. Louis to University City. My grandparents address was passed with violent threats so I saw the need to confront this individual. My grandparents have never been to a political protest in their life and my grandfather is a WWII veteran, retired pipefitter, lifelong labor Democrat, and a former boxer. He’s never heard of Mike Brown or Darren Wilson. My grandmother either.

The other side has tried to justify leaking this info and the violent threats by saying I’m seeking info on Darren Wilson. This is true. I’m seeking information in order to write an article. Never have I threatened Wilson nor would I. However, we need to know who this man is and the mainstream media has been negligent in their duty in this matter. My activism in Ferguson has been entirely peaceful. As has my writing. There is no comparison between the two. If you could see exactly what kind of racist, violent, hateful and sadistic individuals are attacking me you would be shocked.

Mike Brown means we got to fight back.

The violent mob of stalkers unleashed to harass peaceful protesters by the police seeks to bully and silence critics. Their currency is violence and fear. Their fuel is hate.

Yet I am not afraid. Not afraid of poverty. Not afraid of violence. Not afraid of death. Their side is controlled by white fear while those with me march to a beat of love.

Truth tellers from Bunker Hill to Belfast to Soweto to Gaza to the Audubon Ballroom to Karbala to Badr to Jerusalem have never been people of fear.

I am as firm in my commitment as you are in your hate. I am as devoted to the fellowship of people of all colors and racial-justice as you are to white supremacy. I honor the martyr Mike Brown with the same fervor as you honor his killer.

You can threaten my life, my family and my job but my position will not change. Do as you must and I shall do as I must.

If you come at my family know that I defend my family. If you come at me with violence know that I’m not a pacifist. If you threaten my livelihood know that for every action there is a reaction and I’ve never taken anything lying down and not about to start now.

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Watch “Visit to Guy Leaking My Grandparents Info” on YouTube

Visit to Guy Leaking My Grandparents Info: http://youtu.be/naWNW3wbWX8

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Christine LaPorta Backed by Darren Wilson Supporters

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State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal is running for re-election.  The Senator has a stellar track record regarding her representation of the community.  Her spirit has been on display in Ferguson as she has stood with the Justice for Mike Brown movement from day one. 

Ms LaPorta is part of the Ferguson establishment representing old ideas and values.  She has aligned herself with the reactionary supporters of Darren Wilson.  This isn’t the kind of leadership we need in Jefferson City.  We need someone to help lead us into the future.  Not someone who wants to keep us in an ugly past.

Vote for Maria Chappelle-Nadal

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On Wrestling, The Culture of the Sport, and Ferguson

It was really a pleasure doing this interview with the great Eddie Goldman “The Conscious of Combat Sports”. You can listen to the hour long interview here.

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10 Positive Suggestions For St. Charles County

1. Metrolink and investment in public transportation

2. Support of a living-wage

3. Creation of public-housing and mixed-income housing

4. ESL in public schools

5. Civilian-review board for police

6. Public health investment

7. Judicial reform/ stop criminalizing addiction

8. Support of school transfers

9. Support of religious diversity

10. Invest in homeless resources and stop outsourcing problems to St. Louis City

 

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Message to St. Charles Hoosiers

This post is for the reactionary rednecks whose ability to reason has been harmed by generations of hoosier inbreeding.  Someone came up with an address from Casenet for me and is passing it around the Internet and making threats.  I do not live in Florissant and I haven’t in more than 20 years.  My concern is one of these Cooters or Bubbas may attack that home where there is only two senior citizens living. I have lived in Brooklyn,  Queens,  DC, Kansas City,  Dallas,  and various places in St. Louis since living at the address.  In fact I just moved from my place in Old North St Louis where I’d been living for 3 years to a new place in University City. 

Try picking up a book and putting down the Natty Lite.  Tune into PBS and not the Trick My Truck marathon. 

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