Those are the words of a young protester in Ferguson, Mo.
And the demonstrations continue in Ferguson
A few thoughts on this.
The looting and destruction is but a small minority of the actions, most of the demonstrators are peaceful. Of course this will not be made known on the main stream media.
Young black males feel they are being mistreated by the police in America. These actions are needed as they do keep the conditions in front of the public.
Do not want to go all Bill Cosby on the young blacks but, I have to ask. Did you vote? Or if you are not old enough to vote, did you insist your brothers, sisters, parents, aunts and uncles voted?
Some precincts in my area with 98 percent minority population had a dismal 24 percent turnout on Nov. 4, 2014.
It has been said, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain.
This is not intended to single out minorities, many whites of my acquaintance have also given up and did not vote in the last election.
To the young man quoted in the title I say..
Politicians have but one goal in life, that goal is to get re-elected. Thanks to citizens united they hear the money loud and clear.
If you vote they will hear you also.
If you bring others to vote they will hear them also.
There are candidates that do hear your cries for help but they cannot help you if you don’t help them.
Get to the polls and vote every time, not just presidential elections, but vote for the small school board elections and local taxation issues or dog catcher just do it, VOTE.
Make it a habit, make a vow to never miss another election for the rest of your life.
You can make a difference without risking life and limb.
There, I feel better now. 😉