People’s Army Activist Demands Steve Harvey Put Up Or Shut Up
We don’t usually do this, but we received an open letter from an activist who eloquently told Mr. Harvey exactly where he can go with his comments. We’re sharing it now and we want your thoughts.
I actually used to enjoy your country humor and down home jokes until recently I had to check myself for confusing ignorance with comedy. All this time I was duped into believing that Steve Harvey was the “funny uncle” or the “brother on the corner” always crackin’ jokes, temporarily relieving the pain brought about by everyday struggles. I’m ashamed to admit that my family and I would watch “Family Feud” back to back religiously to catch you hosting with your punch lines, one-liners and goofy facial expressions. As a community activist and people’s advocate I would listen to the “Steve Harvey Morning Show” periodically, in spite of your recognizable ignorance and buffoonery chalking it up as “just comedy”. But we know that nothing is “just comedy” and everything is political. In January, when you met with Donald Trump the people were upset, many felt outraged and slighted. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “the people have an 8 day memory”, we see that those words have proven to be precise because many have forgotten about your bowing down to the oligarchy and reporting to America that, “Trump is a good man”. Your latest bout of uncontrollable idiocy was delivered via “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” when you made mockery of a caller from Flint, Michigan, a victim of the genocidal practices of the US Government (Flint Water Crisis) by stating, “He (the caller) gonna say Cleveland don’t deserve jack and he over there bathing in all that silver water” and if that foolishness wasn’t enough, as your co-hosts tried to apologize and move on “your dumb ass” continues to put your $5000 shoes down your own throat by saying “one more thing, enjoy your nice brown glass of water”. Absolutely despicable! You must REALLY be feeling yourself. It must be pretty comfortable in “the house” when you can muster up the audacity to make mockery of an ongoing tragedy such as the Flint Water Crisis. What’s funny about the countless people who have loss their lives and loved ones from outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease? What’s funny about the hundreds of thousands of children and adults exposed to lead poison? The same lead poison that can be attributed to behavior disorders, brain damage, hearing problems, delayed puberty and reduced fetal growth in pregnant women. Do you know that lead poison affects the heart, kidneys and nervous system? Aside from that, do you know that the residents of Flint, Michigan were forced to continue to pay the water bill for this contaminated water or risk having their children taken by child protective services? And YOU think it’s funny? You silly man! Where is your humanity? Where is your empathy when it comes to these victims of chemical and biological warfare? This is a form of ethnic cleansing and over the loss of a basketball game you douse your own supporters with brown water? You have some explaining to do. Not just a contrived press statement from your high paid publicist or a funky donation, photo op at ground zero or a “Hoodie Award”. Not this time Steve, it’s time for you to really humble yourself and invest in the community on a grassroots level or watch the community divest in you. No longer will we, Black and oppressed people be betrayed by the comprador class and delivered on a platter as the laughing stock to the ruling class. Life is not a game show respect the people or the people will reject you.
Kalonji Jama Changa
Good stuff right. Do you think Steve Harvey will listen?