Wednesday, November 09, 2005

MOVE, Mumia, and Yoda

Things are getting very bad for the “Mumia” Movement

Not only is there not much of a “movement” left, but Pam Africa has apparently no one around to craft propaganda for the cause, save for sub-literate MOVE supporters like Kevin Price.

Big mistake.

My old comrade Kevin has pieced together all kinds of rubbish about Mumia and has creatively titled his contribution to American letters “The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal Information Booklet”... which is funny enough in and of itself. Sounds like maybe Yoda came up with the title.

Smell like dogshit and body odor MOVE people do

(Sorry I couldn’t resist)

What is even more humorous than the title, is some of the information contained therein. It seems that for the sinking Mumia cause, any old thing will do. The “booklet” is a string of fatuous non-sequitors crudely disguised as legal truths that are pulled together with extreme disregard for the intelligence of the reader, not to mention anything at all resembling common sense.

In the “booklet” Kevin provides information that on the one hand asserts that Mumia was “framed” for the murder of Faulkner for his “political beliefs”. And just few pages down from this boldly idiotic idea, Kevin than introduces the idea that the somewhat new cop was “whacked” by some angry mobsters.

Well, which is it Kevin? You certainly can’t have it both ways.

Kevin doesn’t know and doesn’t care. Kevin is just writing this trash up because someone in MOVE told him to do it. He has done it hundreds of times before, just like I used to. It doesn’t matter to him that the information that he is disseminating is self discrediting in some places and mutually contradicting in others. He is just following orders and in doing so is throwing all kinds of “Mumiaidiot” shit up against a wall desperately hoping that some of it just might stick long enough for someone to come up and smell it.

People caught up in cults surrender their intellect at the feet of their chosen deity.

For Kevin, his intelligence, integrity, critical faculties, and desire for freedom have been deposited faithfully at the alter of John Africa, or to be more specific, Alberta and Sue Africa. He takes the role of hack without question and is happy for the promotion, for his efforts of banality, he is rewarded with pats on the back and contrived “love” from his fellow MOVE adherents. In Kevin’s wilting mind, the certitude of being in MOVE is more important than anything else, especially truth. Truth is something that he can never let enter the equation, or even contemplate. It is that which he fears the most, because he knows that it will take him right of MOVE and insert him squarely into the “real world”. And the “world” is something that from his time in MOVE he has been told is an evil and scary place.

Like in the Matrix, Kevin knows to stay far afield from those red pills

Allow me to let you all in on a little secret about MOVE and their supporters...They don’t give a shit that Mumia shot Daniel Faulkner. It is not something that stirs their conscience in the least. All they know is that on December 9, 1981, John Africa sent his followers down to the hospital where Jamal and Faulkner were taken. The killing of a white police officer by black radicals was great media, and John Africa just loved the attention. He apparently didn’t get enough of that kind of thing back in 1978 when his followers murdered another Philadelphia Police Officer.

After that night back in 1981, John Africa gave Pam Africa the task of working to “Free Mumia” and, well, the rest is history (or will be soon anyways).

There are a couple of other things worth mentioning about MOVE in relation to the killing of Daniel Faulkner and one of them is regarding Faulkner’s widow, Maureen.

Carlos Africa, if you have been around him long enough, likes to recount the story of what Maureen Faulkner allegedly did after she found out that her husband was dead. According to Carlos, she shut up the windows and started celebrating the death of her husband. Carlos says that he knows that Faulkner beat his wife and that she couldn’t have been happier to hear that his brains were blown across the sidewalk at 13th and Locust. Carlos really likes this story and finds the whole scenario just the funniest thing. What a sense of humor those MOVE people have.

Something else worth mentioning, and it is something that has troubled me for a long time. And that is the fact that in all of the time I was around MOVE, they never discussed their opinion on what exactly happened the night of December 9, 1981. They are, of course, experts on repeating what other people have said, but keep real quiet as to what they believe actually occurred. This silence has served them well over the years as it has allowed them to parrot whatever nonsensical theories that Jamal’s legal team of the week is spewing at any given time.

Like I said before, the facts don’t matter to cultists, only orders do. They will say anything, so long as it will ostensibly help their cause. The truth, for them, is often an obstacle to acceptance.

Integrity, intellectual curiosity, adherence to facts, and common sense are not things that can be allowed to exist within the constraints of an authoritarian cult. So it is with MOVE.

But don’t take my word for it, go ahead and read Kevin’s “booklet” and see for yourself..

It is available at phillyimc.org

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