That's right...A Kluxer! There was a guy dressed in full Ku Klux Klan garb standing on the corner of 16th and Market Streets today at lunch...He was holding a poster that said.."The KKK killed 3649 Blacks over 86 years..(I'm still unsure of his count) Black on Black violence has killed far more than that in a period of months." The majority of the people snapping photos of this guy were ironically enough Black people... Amazingly...No one got lynched, no one got sucker punched and not one insult was hurled... Truly amazing...Now if that's not proof that there is indeed a GOD , I don't know what is!
I gotta hand it to whoever was under that hood for pure chutzpah...guts!! He could have been killed.. Surrounded by THAT many Blacks and dressed like that.. The true irony was that his sign raised a valid point..
In the inner cities of Philly, Chicago,Los Angelas, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis,Miami ,Atlanta...young black men are killing other young Black men at a more alarming rate than the amount of young black men, lynched from 1900 until the sixties...It's a gun problem that is even more serious than the mass murders at Aurora and Newtown... Those don't happen everyday....But everyday...somebody gets shot in Chicago......or hell, right here in Philly!
And in Washington, D.C. where urban gun violence is also very prevalent..House Democrats will unveil 15 gun control proposals, a package that resembles President Barack Obama’s plans and will include a ban on assault weapons.
The plan was written by a dozen House Democrats led by California Democratic Rep. Mike Thompson.
Two-thirds of group had to back an item for it to be recommended. That means there could be Democratic dissenters for some proposals.
Among the task force’s members are Rep. John Dingell, the Michigan Democrat and the House’s longest serving member. Dingell has been a strong ally of the National Rifle Association, though he has clashed with them on some issues.
While we wait on a new round of laws to be passed to ease up the gun problem...Let's remember that that is only the surface of the issue...The pathology that exists in Black and poor communities and in America in general...This glorification of violence and guns et al has to be dealt with...You can't legislate every single problem...
We've got to deal with issues such as self hatred, poverty, lack of opportunites, the psychosis of hopelessness that prevail amongst too many people, regardless of race...There is no easy answer...No easy solution....
Sad, but that Ku Klux Klansman was right! So Sad!