Alas, Ferguson…

Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today, yeah

Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today…

Marvin Gaye: “Whats Going On” (Lyrics Video)

Well my friends, to the surprise of almost no one I’m sure, a St. Louis County grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, thus sparking – again to no one’s surprise – yet another addition to the already horrendously long list of American incidents of civil unrest

I’ve been having flashbacks all night of other civil unrest nightmares that have occurred within just my memory, and I, for one, am pretty damned sick of all the madness. To tell you the truth, I’m pretty damned sick of America right now too…

And yet… I’ll be damned if I can think of any place else I’d rather live…

Oh, make me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Yea, it makes me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands

Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God knows where, where we’re heading

Oh, they don’t understand
Make me wanna holler
They don’t understand…

Marvin Gaye: “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” Video Lyrics

I want ice water.

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20 thoughts on “Alas, Ferguson…

  1. I can only sigh and shake my head, to be honest, was not surprised with the verdict. Come on, everything is wrong with this case. But that cartoon sketch by John Cole is so spot-on, unfortuntately.


  2. IzaakMak I don’t think any one anywhere is surprised at the result or the reactions..,,, Seems the Glue is once again coming unstuck, and this may only be the tip of the iceberg of what is to follow…

    Great Post, so well put together.. One has to remember it is always Darkest before the Dawn Light.. And we are in for some dark days, even though I wish only for the ‘Light’ to shine through.. Hope you got to read my last post my friend..

    Love and Blessings your way.. ❤


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