Ramona Africa To Speak In Portland
Portland Oregon may as well be a million miles away from Philadelphia as the myth that MOVE is a bastion of revolutionary resistance and even an example of radical environmentalism runs strong in a city known for it’s tolerance.
This tolerance will translate into acceptance of lies if Ramona Africa spreads her prepared myths about the child-raping cult that she is the public face of and does so un-challenged as she is set to speak at Portland State University and at a fundraiser the next day.
Indeed, Ramona does have the freedom to speak in the nation that she despises and that if it was a quarter of the repressive regime she claims it is, would have her locked away in a dungeon, or at least on a “no fly list” as a member of a group that has at times been considered a terrorist group.
Her audience will likely get the typical Ramona Africa speech extolling the right of the people to rebel, perhaps she will invoke the words of Thomas Jefferson as she compares MOVE to other revolutionaries throughout history.
She will certainly talk up the “animal rights” aspect of MOVE, which I could personally not find any more stinking of rank hypocrisy. MOVE members are not vegetarian. They do not practice a "cruelty free" lifestyle. They take their excess animals out to the middle of the woods and drops them off. The diet they feed the animals leads to sickness and litter after litter of cats and dogs die after suffering through diseases that could be easily cured if taken to a Vet. A place that MOVE members do not generally go. They would rather "their" animals suffer the fate of "nature" than intervene. A group supposedly dedicated to protecting life is a friend of death.
She certainly won’t talk about how MOVE’s founder vulgarly referred to homosexuals as “faggots” and deplored them as “perverts spreading sickness”. She won’t share MOVE’s position on reproductive freedom, not to speak of intellectual freedom of the children of the cult.
She will not willingly address her own admission that girls in MOVE start their life of baby-making machines at the onset of puberty. Nor will she concede the fact that these same girls can barely read or write, have no choice but to bow to the whims of the cult’s leaders, yet it is the truth, but a truth that MOVE’s marketing of itself as a victim of state oppression might just get in the way of.
It is not enough for Ramona to convince people that the events that left her burned and in jail on May 13th 1985 were terrible. But she has to take it further, deny any responsibility in the catastrophe and similarly omit the fact that the whole “confrontation” was conceived by the cult’s founder as a blood soaked last stand. John Africa, whose minions were expected to display complete loyalty, followed their leader into hell that day and it was Ramona and a child who survived. Not because of John Africa, but in spite of John Africa and his convoluted teachings.
So let Ramona Africa speak. But people should know that they are being sold a false bill of goods and that the money they give her will go to perpetuate a sect that abuses children in every sense of the word, has murderers in it’s midst, and seeks to make mental cripples out of those in it’s orbit while it seeks to crush those who criticize it.
I must implore people who might attend this event to do their research. Challenge Ramona to defend her true position on the issues. Make her qualify her assertion that MOVE is anything more than a personality cult that cannot stand up to the facts of what the group is.
Furthermore, the Clinton Street Theater, where Ramona will be “performing” should be informed that they are playing host to a cultist who is as twisted as Reverend Fred Phelps, but who is pragmatic and cynical enough to know how to play to a crowd, pander for cheap applause, and steer fully clear of her reactionary views and the cult that she serves..
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