November 9, 2014

IS MIKE BROWN THE NEW CRISPUS ATTUCKS?


 Brown Vs. Boston

One of Leviathan’s white warriors shoots his gun, and a black man lies dead on the street.
The victim could be Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last weekend (and scores of others, at different times and places)—or Michael Johnson, a.k.a., Crispus Attucks, in Boston’s “Massacre” of 1770. The two Michaels share more than just a name and color of complexion: both were also large and, some might say, intimidating. And each man is a less-than-perfect victim. Crispus Attucks, as most historians refer to him, had armed himself with a club as he raced towards the riot developing in Boston that snowy night in 1770. He clearly intended to cause trouble.