#Ferguson: Anger Is The Most Transformative Form Of Energy
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And It was easy to understand the Anger, because it was yet another black teenager gunned down assassination style by a police officer that will likely be acquitted … that is if history is anything to go by.
So in Anger hundreds of people took to the streets of Ferguson to
protest express their Anger as millions more across the United Stated Of America followed suit.
They screamed on the streets, argued on Facebook, even looted stores and set buildings on fire. The Anger was palpable. So palpable that it prompted a direct response from the President Of America who in an unprecedented move instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to go down to Ferguson to personally supervise the situation.
And soon … after days of directionless Anger, calm returned to Ferguson but the Anger was not gone, it simply followed the Conservation Of Energy Law which states that “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but can change form” and Anger is just another form of energy that can be transformed into something more transformative than burning buildings … more impactful than Facebook debates … Anger can be channeled into something positive and that is what is happening in Ferguson now …
“5 of 6 Ferguson council members in are white, but roughly 70 percent of the city’s population is black. And Ferguson’s mayor is white Republican James Knowles.”
But in the days following the Mike Brown shooting, voter registration has jumped more than 30 percent with majority being African American residents who want to see more race representation in their local government in the near future.
But that 30% vote registration surge was not achieved by just happenstance, it required a different form of energy. Energy required in spreading the words about the need to vote and about the power of voting. And that message has caught on in Ferguson … no longer are people just engaging in endless debates and vents fueled by Anger, now people in Ferguson lead by Mike Brown’s father and many others are focusing their Anger energy to get out the vote.
And so far, it has been successful. And who knows what impact this voting surge would have? Maybe mandatory dash cams?
Currently, Ferguson police are not required to have dash cams in their cars, which is troubling because dash cams might have made investigating the Mike Brown case much easier and less deadlier. But with a surge-driven change in Ferguson leadership likely coming up … Mandatory Dash Cams might become reality!
At the end of the day we need to remember that Anger is the most tranformative sources of energy but only when focused and used right.
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