We’re still here, but I’ll bet you’ve not seen much of us on TV or other MSM outlets. Why are we still here? Because NOTHING has changed. In fact, an uptick in violent crime that was happening before August 9, is now being called, the St. Louis Metro officials and police, “The Ferguson Effect”. The chief of police in Ferguson has done nothing new and he sure hasn’t left town or changed policies. The people are still out here and still waiting, but they are probably running out of patience more so than usual.
I say this because, today a fellow protester sent me her FB status along with an article from the Washington Times. Yes, the Times is skewed right, but truth is truth and the financials are out there for folks to read. I’ll let her finish tonight’s blog for me:
“From a Ferguson Protester<a REAL one
Dear so-called leaders and those who have taken advantage of the people in Ferguson and the surrounding St. Louis area.
Let this serve as your warning. We have kept quiet far too long.. We are now organizing….
Our mission is to hold YOU accountable. Demand transparency and honesty. Expose some of you and then remove you from what’s left of this ‘ravaged’ movement.
YOU sold your own people out once again. Allowed our movement to be co-opted, the original message diluted. YOU assisted outside organizations, corporations, and special interest groups, allowing them to buy their way into power, changing the agenda, shaping a new narrative all while you lined your pockets, and turned a blind eye. Too many of you allowed your focus to be redirected, as you ran off, abandoning your people to pursue personal ambitions after you were lured in by short-term fame and your pockets fattened from the money you solicited through all the different ‘go fund me’ accounts and ‘pay pal’ funding sources.
YOU stepped on the backs of the average committed protester, the foot soldiers, those who fought on the front lines of this movement since day one. Shot with rubber bullets, sprayed with dangerous chemicals, took a beat down, went to jail, etc.etc.. Those of us who have sacrificed the most, asked for the least, and was given NOTHING. Those who had to borrow gas money to make it to your actions, those who borrowed hats and gloves when it was cold, those who lost their jobs and suffered in their personal relationships because of their participation and those on the verge of loosing everything because of what they believe in. You know…..THOSE PEOPLE! – The true heroes, the strongest voices, and the real face of this movement.
The same people out here tonight, still involved in ‘meaningless’ actions. Giving CPR to a dead horse because they want to keep it alive. Hearts in the right place but, nobody has told them the horse does not belong to them anymore… It’s been sold…right underneath their noses! smh… but that’s ok because there is a group, determined to hold all of you accountable for your part in all of this.. and your day of reckoning is coming soon… very soon… One by one, you will ALL be put on blast! ‘EXPOSED’ and held accountable to the people of St. Louis. ” Mr. Soros gave $5.4 million to Ferguson and Staten Island grass-roots efforts last year to help “further police reform, accountability and public transparency,” the Open Society Foundations said in a blog post in December. About half of those funds were earmarked to Ferguson, with the money primarily going to OBS and MORE, the foundation said.
OBS and MORE, along with the Dream Defenders, established the “Hands Up Coalition”
Organization for Black Struggle, OBS, and Dream Defenders, as well as Hands Up Coalition split almost 3 million dollars!” “
And the article that got her digging: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/