(To view the film in its entirety, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEq_1VSuT9U)
Last night the Little Theatre presented the movie “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”, an edited version of the film shown on WXXI.
Though the film presented the Black Panther Party in a very positive light, there are some relevancies of the movement that must be highlighted.
We demand justice through the righteousness of our actions.
It was and has never been overtly mentioned but the Black Panthers were non-violent and law abiding.
The Black Panthers never acted first but simply responded to the violence inflicted upon the people by the police.
No member of the Black Panther Party who was killed by the police fired their weapon first.
The entire revelation of the movement was self defense through righteousness; if we do nothing wrong according to your laws, then you have no reason to persecute us.
The self-defense was about righteousness, not giving the system any reason to attack and then exposing the injustice of the attacker.
Because the attack comes from a place of wealth, those who are without wealth on this earth are the majority and are therefore dangerous should they ever unite.
Phyllis Jackson, Black Panther Vanguard, “We actually thought that the way in which capitalism created a working class that was kept absolutely destitute, that was wrong.”
“We took the position that in order for us to be free, that system had to be dismantled. We could not be free in a system that oppressed us in the first place. So you have to get rid of that system.” Elaine Brown, Black Panther Party Vanguard
This is why the Black Panther Party was shown to be a terroristic organization, because they caused terror in the hearts of the “hedgehogs” that control the world with their wealth.
When we provide every child in America with a free and public education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents towards becoming a knowledgeable, actively engaged citizen of these United States, we will have effectively gotten rid of the system of ignorance that keeps our children enslaved.
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