|Image One, Jordan Miles|
- The first image shows Jordan Miles as a productive student attending Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School.
- The second image shows Jordan after his encounter with Pittsburgh police.
- The third image shows Jordan and his father having fun, flexing their muscles.
- The fourth image shows a young man named Jordan Miles posing for a picture.
The sinister element of Images Three and Four, is that the images were downloaded from Jordan's facebook page by CSI. The images were then used in Jordan Miles vs The City of Pittsburgh as Exhibit 34C and Exhibit 34A, to show Jordan's strength and vigor, his hulk-like power, to maintain that like Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Pittsburgh police officers, Ewing, Saldutte and Sisak, felt like five-year-olds "holding onto Hulk Hogan."
"We have to be really careful with the cops, man, because if it wasn't for the cops we'd be living in the Wild Wild West. . . ."
Or this little girl, Iggy Azalea, who tweeted:
"Im the new queen of rap. Get OVER yourselfs niggers. im killin rappers like Ferguson."
The Puppeteers and Old Pirates created the word nigger and made it a household word. Azalea, so confident in her fantasy, does not mince words, does not pretty nigger up with pronunciations like nigga. Azalea, armed with her permission to appropriate, distort and control, calls who she thinks are niggers, nigger because of the power of her appropriation, the power of her systematic pedestal, and because nigger froths from the mouths of the people the word was created to disavowal, repudiate, and deny.
- Sit with the children, review every social media site photo?
- Show the children how photographs can be misconstrued by police and juries as demonic and hulk-like?
- Show the children images of The Puppeteer and The Old Pirate; teach the children how warped imaginations frame our future?
- Instruct the children on how the personas, lyrics, and visual art of some modern poets and artists distort and disrespect our heritage and lineage?
This might be Sankofa -- the moment we return to our past and retrieve that which we have lost.
Kara Walker, sugar sculpture,
Is it time to look back, retrieve that which was lost, to never leave Mammy vulnerable, exposed and rejected, so that our children do not experience the same vulnerability?
Is this a movement?
Let us take our own intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical cloths -- cover, respect, defend, love, pet, revere, guard, shield, adore, care for, support, and represent Mammy, so that our children experience the same.
This is not a movement that will be led by political leaders. This is a movement that will be led by the people. So, let us begin again.
--Ziggy Marley, 2011
Hulk Demon, The American State of Mind, Part One