Saturday, January 14, 2012

MLK Coalition March in Cincinnati & Dem Chair Timmy Burke

blog post written in 2012
Who should attend the MLK day march in Cincinnati on Monday?

I for one won’t be participating in the circus. I don’t have a fur coat. I’m not running for a political office. I’m not a poverty pimp. I don’t have any money to give to the Baptist preachers who have failed to stop the genocide in the black neighborhoods. How the hell are there 54 churches in Avondale and the streets are crumbling like crack and the neighborhood ended 2011 tied for the most homicides in Cincinnati?

The only way you’ll see me at that march if my friends from ‘Occupy the Hood’ want to show up with signs to protest. Other than that, I’m staying home. In the heat.

My pastor has a great saying, “Singers –sing, Swimmers – swim, Sinners – sin.” I’ll add to that - Symbolizers – symbolize. That’s what the Cincinnati MLK march sponsored by the MLK Coalition has become – Symbolism without substance. A day in which black liberals and white liberals, and, oh yeah, Republican Councilman Charlie Winburn, and others march from the Freedom Center to Fountain Square to Music hall, while holding hands and singing, “We shall Overcome.” Although some of us never will Overcome, because some will make sure that some they succumb.

A symbolic march was NOT Dr. King’s dream. Furthermore, I don’t think Dr. King would march in 2012. 49 years after the “I Have a Dream” speech and we still have to march? In the cold? Really? Shiiiiiid.

The only thing that has really changed is that they won’t “sick” the dogs on people. Instead they “sick” sophisticated attacks. I swear if the Chair of the Democratic Party Tim Burke’s   ass is at the march somebody ought to kick him straight in his butt for not seeing to it that the Tracie Hunter saga ends. Oh, and while you’re at it kick Mayor Cranley, Christopher Smitherman (head of Poverty Pimps)  in their asses too, and a few other Democrats.

You don’t have to worry about kicking any Republicans (like JOE DETERS) in their pasty asses because none of them will show up. Many of them don’t waste our time pretending they care about the poor and disenfranchised.

No siree I’m not going to march in that watered down, sanitized, commercialized parade sponsored by poverty pimp Smitherman.

Nor am I going to go to Music Hall to here regurgitated symbolic speeches. Nope, can’t do it.

I don’t know why anybody would take their family/children to the march or the event. Because some of the people they will hear and see don’t really exist. They are not who they proclaim to be and as soon as the event is over they disappear into their neighborhoods across town.

Seriously, don’t go kicking Timmy or the others in their asses.  And for the record this blog is a fan of Councilman Winburn. But I'm about Substance.  I am the change that I want to see in our communities. This blog and many (not all of it's posts) are community service announcements.  I volunteer in the community because I care and don't need a For Profit MARCH, sold-out Breakfast, and Event to show I care.  I want my voice to be heard and I don't need to be seen.

But I’m really not feeling the march. Are you?

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