Former Pacifica Radio
Programmer Kiilu Nyasha
Comments regarding Michael Moore's
Attack on Mumia Abu Jamal
Thanks so much for your timely post regarding Moore. Using Black people to
sell shit and fortify political positions is nothing new.
If you listened to Flashpoints Pacifica/KPFA) yesterday, you heard a
discussion about Moore's attack on Mumia discussed by his attorney,
Robert Bryan, Jeff Mackler and Dennis Bernstein. With the exception of
Bryan who was a guest by phone, they practically kissed mikes' fat ass.
I felt like puking when Bernstein played Moore's speech after exposing
his statements virtually condemning Mumia for murder.with the death
penalty still hanging over his head -- "...he did indeed kill the cop."
Another example of white liberalism, the kind that prompted Walter
Rodney to write: "The white liberals never like to be told that white
capitalist society is too rotten to be reformed."
These liberals suggest that Mike is really a "friend" and we can
probably get him to"retract" his statement (apparently by helping him
sell more books damning Mumia)!!!! They suggest in their discussion
that Moore doesn't really understand what the consequences of his words
might do to Mumia's case. Speaking with forked tongues out of two
sides of their mouths, on the one hand Moore is a brilliant political
satirist and on the other he's just politically naive?
Not only would I not call him a "friend," I'd like to slap him
silly...or worse. However, what I will do is NOT give him more
publicity since "any publicity is good publicity" in capitalist
America. I WILL work harder to get the truth out there about Mumia's
We should all simply IGNORE THIS STUPID WHITE MAN and FREE MUMIA!
RE THE 911 EVENT: I was very glad I attended. I had never heard the
theories about the building collapses, etc. Major props and kudos to
the presenters who did a magnificently thorough job of research --
I hope you will be able to do another one in the near future allowing
enough advance time to get the word out far and wide -- esp. into the
Black/brown communities. Please remember, the most oppressed, targeted
victims of fascism will be in the forefront of the resistance.
Feel free to circulate this post.
FLASH! BEFORE I COULD GET THIS OUT TO YOU, I HEARD MOORE'S VOICE AGAIN
ON KPFA. YUP! THEY'RE PLAYING HIS COMEDIC SPEECH AGAIN -- SELLING
STILL MORE BOOKS FOR HIS TURNCOAT ASS. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I SWITCHED
BACK TO KPOO.
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