"We can speak of pollution in terms of the historical pollution of fascism, the historical pollution of war, the historical pollution of hunger in the world, the historical pollution of murder, the historical pollution that we people -- poor, oppressed people -- in this world all over have been subjected to for too many years. That pollution is the basis of the pollution of the nature, the world, the universe. The only solution to pollution is a people's humane revolution." – Bobby Seale
Within the last three decades plus, the demise of several sixties left radical icons [including Huey P. Newton's death in August of 1989; Abbie Hoffman 1991; Jerry Reubin 1993 & Eldridge Cleaver & Quame Turea in 1998], Bobby Seale, (the original 1966 Founding Chairman & National Organizer of the Black Panther Party & “The Eighth Defendant: of the Great Chicago ‘7’ Conspiracy Trial.) In effect, has become one of the last surviving architects of the most important social change movements in American and African American history, complete with his historic political courtroom trials of that era.
Taking to the stage with his lively charismatic and activist eloquence Mr. Seale illuminates the true sixties birth and youthful intelligentsia of the BPP. Unfolding the pragmatic unknown philosophical range of the sixties protest movement, ["…which grew out of student activism, historical class analysis, scientific research, and programmatic grass-roots community organizing. NOT street life hooliganism as COINTELPRO political conservatism continues to distort…"].
Mr. Seale transports the audience back to the turbulence of the late sixties and early seventies. A time when the activism of hundreds of thousands of protesters of many different ethnic groups created coalitions, which included young Black men and women selling hundreds of thousands of "THE BLACK PANTHER" weekly newspaper. Who created numerous community programs and registered thousands to vote, complete with law books in their hands and "legal" guns handy for self defense against racist and fascist police and FBI's planned COINTELPRO vicious overt racist attacks at the time. Today our right to self-defense stance is unheard of.
"Today you don't need guns,” charges Bobby Seale. "If you want to observe police brutality, use the technology. Network with thousands of cell phone video recorders [from Rodney King to Oscar Grant] and put it all on the Internet! Implement real people's economic parity and greater three dimensional direct-democracy complete with real people's community control of police and economics."
"Social change? Organizationally learn to think and act with a "...polylectic nonlinear view. Why? Because today we live in an over developed, fast-paced globalizing high-tech computerized scientific social order. Our ideas, beliefs, understanding and realizations must correspond correctly to reality. Teaching our youth the same for all people's earthly human liberation."
Defining himself as "revolutionary humanist" Seale brings the BPP/Sixties protest movement era full circle showing how times have changed. How we must reach for the future: Demonstrate, Protest, organize real peoples' programs and evolve a greater direct [participatory] community control democracy, void of racist, bigoted or chauvinistic practices. Void of all the extremes of global corporate exploitation. Complete with a profound cyber-space cell phone rights, science-based civil-human rights, and all people's ecological rights activism. Understanding how all civil-human rights issues today are interconnected intertwined, interdependent, and interrelated with ecological environmental problems, new-millennium political issues, and global economics.
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Power To All The People!
Founding Chairman and National Organizer
of the Black Panther Party,