Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear
These people? Do you ever watch Cspan?
If you're looking for faith in people, you've come to the wrong planet.
Yes I am realising this a little too late. I still hope that there are still some good people left in the world.
There's a movement afoot in the 'Gangsta rap' community..."Stop snitchin'".
I don't think it's bs, but I do think it's being warped and twisted by the police to look like a movement to help criminals when all it ever really intended to do was stop the problem that the black community has had with people snitching, getting out of jail free, going back into the community and comminting worst crimes than they did before, only this time with the protection of the police. The stop snitching movement was around way before gangsta rap. All gangsta rap did was label and bottle it.
Here are a couple of good articles.
www.slate.com/id/2132092/ (external - login to view)
www.canadafreepress.com/2006/wajsman052006.htm (external - login to view)
papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.c...ract_id=613521 (external - login to view)
video.aol.com/video-detail/al...ing/4004086892 (external - login to view)
www.november.org/Snitch/ (external - login to view)
The fact is many in society are going to jail for not agreeing to snitch and getting 10-25 years, many are agreeing to become snitches for the same offensies and getting out of jail for free, or having reduced sentances. When many of these people go back into society, they do worst than they did before and the police protect them period. The stop snitching movement is relavant, just not how it's being portrayed.
This is how people get to take back their lives. When the black communities wanted to be taken seriously in the 60's and 70's, they rallied around and stood up to criminals and took back their neghbourhoods. Now what some are suggesting and by extension, you as well. Is that we give them back to the criminals and we all go around staring at our feet.
Not going to happen, nor should it. It's our world, we have to do what is right and if that means some innocent people get trampled in the cause, so be it. I won't sell my future short on the 'individual'.
If taking the miopic route suits you best, so be it. Far be it for me to tell you to do otherwise, but try and keep an open mind. The world and all its events are not as narrow as you would seem to view them.
Yeah the black community, funny thing about that. When they did organised, and try for reform, J. Edgar Hoover invented or unleashed on them all, a little program that many like to call Cointelpro. It killed them all, or put them in jail, or disseminated any chances that many of them had for organising in any successful way in the future. That is one of many reasons today, you do not have the level of organisation and efficieny you did back then. They targeted the civil rights movement Martin Luther King Jr, being a prime target. The black pathers, (I grew up believing these people were a hate group.) They started breakfast programs, and health programs, until most were shot and killed, in set up, or fasley arrested.
No you don't want to organise, because that will be your fate. No matter what race creed religion, color you are. Here are some links on Cointelpro.
www.dickshovel.com/coin.html (external - login to view)
www.thetalkingdrum.com/cointelpro.html (external - login to view)
www.whatreallyhappened.com/RA...ointelpro.html (external - login to view)
www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/cointel.htm (external - login to view)
The world is more narrow, structured and organised, planned out than anyone would like to admit or realise. We are all part of a highly structured system, that controls our lives more than anyone would like to believe or realise.