Miami, Saturday. May 17, 1980—a 19-year old college student was about to get his first taste of social justice through the act of rioting. That was me. Young, naïve, black and didn’t give a fuck. This was the Arthur McDuffie Riot where Mr. McDuffie was left dead after a high-speed chase and an all-white jury acquittal of the cops involved. Three days of rioting ensued, where 18 people were killed, 3,000 jobs lost and $100 million in damage. I was part of that madness.
Fast-forward to April 2015. Baltimore. And before that, Ferguson, etc., etc., etc.
I fully understand the hurt, pain, outrage, loss of life and the sense of hopelessness exhibited by those participating in civil disturbances/riots. While it is true that some are just in the mix for a come-up—it is the true militants who set it off—those young (and old) people who have seen the police dishonor & disgrace their badges year-in and year-out. At some point, the tea kettle is gonna whistle!
It seems to me that there is an advancing of rogue cop killings, but I think it’s just that we’ve all turned into George Orwell’s book, “1984”—where not only is “Big Brother” (our government) watching us, but with the advent of the hand-held computer that triples as a camera, video recorder and telephone—we are catching these police in the act of seemingly corrupt & abusive tactics towards its citizenry. This heavy-handedness on the part of some police is nothing new. Technology has allowed us to show what goes on in black neighborhoods all over America—in real time via Social Media. Indeed, we are living in an “Orwellian” world where camera-phones have us spying on the government as well as the government spying on its citizens.
But ah! I think this is a gift and a curse!
Are you familiar with Rex 84, F.E.M.A., Concentration Camps and Executive Orders? These are the tools your government has for your ass, should things get beyond the National Guard’s control. The president has the power to shut this bitch down! What am I talking about? Keep reading!
F.E.M.A. or “Federal Emergency Management Act” is really our secret government hiding in plain sight. They are the most powerful organization in the United States. F.E.M.A. was created with a series of Executive Orders that the President can implement without the congressional vote when shit gets out of hand in America, like, in the case of riots. And when these Executive Orders are given, ain’t shit your rocks & bottles or your pea-shooter weaponry can do about it, save run for cover.
Now let me kick da ballistics! Executive Order 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control highways & seaports! In other words, you ain’t traveling in your hooptie or your Bentley. Executive Order 10995 allows the government to take control of communication media. There goes Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, emailing) and TV. They can shut down CBS, NBC, ABC, BET, FOX (oh gawd! Not FOX! How-ever will we get the unbiased truth in news? Side-eye)! Executive Order 10997 allows the government to take over all electric power & gas. You’ll be sitting in your home at night reading the Bible by candlelight! Executive Order 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources & farms. Talk about miss-meal cramps? Once the food supply is drained what are you gonna do then, accept comply and bow down. Executive Order 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians (you & me!) into work brigades under government supervision. In other words, they can round us up and put us in encampments (i.e. Concentration Camps) and make us work as slaves! Executive Order 11001 allows the government to take over health & welfare functions. No more EBT cards and no more Obamacare! Executive Order 11003 allows the government to take over all airports, aircraft, commercial & private. Where you going? Nowhere!
Those are just some of the Executive Orders that’ll have our asses feeling like we are living in 1830. These Executive Orders can be instituted tomorrow—in Baltimore or the whole country.
Rioting is an old paradigm (model) I tell ya. The gov’ment has somethin’ fo’ our recalcitrant azzes!
And then there is the fictional King Alfred Plan, which was a C.I.A.-led scheme to eliminate black people in the event of mass rioting in the United States, which was later reinvented as Rex 84. The F.B.I.’s J. Edgar Hoover had plans to round up black leaders and black people during a riot. He wrote a memo called “Be Aware” where he outlined his plan to round up Negroes. This is the shit these young rioters in Baltimore and other places are completely unaware of.
Somewhere inside of me, something tells me that all of this police brutality and civil disobedience is just what they want. They want Martial Law, which is when they suspend the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government to maintain order & security—and impose curfews and suspend civil law. Martial Law is a dangerous threat to freedom-loving Americans.
I know black America is mad and we have every right to be mad at police brutality, but I’m warning you—the government has somethin’ for that rioting azz! Beware!
Khalil Amani, reporting from Denver–where the Denver International Airport fences lean “IN.”