(Pic of cop-killer Janet Africa)
"Ona MOVE! This is an alert to all of our supporters..."
Since coming around MOVE back around late ‘95 I have seen plenty of "alerts" sent out into cyberspace by the cult chronicling some kind of purported abuse by this entity of that one.
Hell, I even authored some of them.
As I write this, there is one pertaining to Janet Africa
, one of the "MOVE 9". It appears that the guards aren’t showing her the respect that she deserves, or rather think she deserves.
As you might know, MOVE doesn’t have to abide by anyone’s rules but MOVE’s. And those rules can change at any time according to the whim of a particular MOVE member as they see fit.
These are the grand delusions that the dead god, John Africa poisoned the minds of his followers with before he took the easy way out visa vi "suicide-by-cop", back in 1985.
You can murder a police officer, be convicted of doing so, be imprisoned, but still get to call the shots (no pun intended).
There is no driving need to delve into the latest complaint by MOVE members as it can be filed away into the box of a thousand other grievance that basically are extensions of the psychic wounds inflicted upon those who have given up their self-respect and replaced it with the servile mentality of absolutism.
Not only are MOVE members and their close supporters condemned to immiserate their own little "community" with their nihilism and vulgar platitudes, but they also suffer under the delusion that the rest of the world is in need of their contagion.
Because of their lack of judgement and inability to make proper choices, we in society who did not go out and kill a police officer must pay obeisance and bow before the alter of their sacred "rights"?
I don’t think so.
People in jail do indeed have rights. And those rights should be defended as vigorously as are any others in our country. Because of the very insulated nature of jails I would argue that we need pay much more attention than we do presently, but in the case of MOVE, they are the ones causing the problems and are not innocent victims of some persecution.
A cursory glance at MOVE’s history will demonstrate that the group initiates confrontations to attempt to make this point or that point.
I have personally been present in visiting rooms when MOVE members, after being told something they didn’t like "put information" on prison staff. And just so there is no question of what it means to "put information" on someone, it essentially entails a profanity laden tirade extolling the virtues of John Africa while heaping contempt upon whomever has the misfortune of being the representative of the "system" at that particular moment in time.
It is a show of attempted verbal bullying that for MOVE is the only means of releasing the frustration of nearly three decades of life wasted. Instead of taking ownership for their personal failings and confronting the brutish realities of the four walls that bind them, they project all of that hatred and self-loathing outward and onto whomever is around them.
At this point I should remind readers that many of these MOVE members entered jail barely in
their twenties. This fact, coupled with the realization that obedience to a "high demand group" arrests the mental development of cult members, it is clear that the MOVE people in prison today are emotionally the same bunch of spoiled brats that went into jail back in 1978.
Nobody should expect them to take responsibility for their actions. For over three decades they have been armoring themselves against just that kind of maturity and have instead focused upon blaming all of their failures on everything and everybody else. That is, after all, one of the appeals of cults, is that you are seemingly allowed to circumvent your failures by using those on the outside of yourself, your group, as an all too convenient scape-goat.
From my vantage point, as an ex-MOVE devotee, I see the walls that imprison the MOVE members in jail to be not so much an impediment to them as are the mental barricades that they have made a conscious choice to hide in.