To the people of Ferguson, Missouri

I love that the people of Ferguson, Missouri are fighting back,

have taken to their own streets to protest the loss of a promising young life,

are battling a system that continues to oppress

individuals for the color of their skin

and the amount of money in their pockets.

I love that they have succeeded in ousting a police force

much too eager to use violence

when something far more gentle

would do.

I love them for reminding us

that we ARE in control,

that these cities,

and townships,

police departments and legal systems,

work for us,

the people.

Not the other way around.

I love them for showing us that we do still have

a VOICE, 

and when we join together

it is LOUD.

We don’t have to ACCEPT.

Instead we can RESIST

Revolt,

Rebel,

and 

RISE

UP.

To the brave people of Ferguson,

thank you.

And to Mike Brown,

the victim of appalling police brutality

and a civilization intent

on destruction,

I’m so, so sorry.

Thank you.

Please forgive me.

I love you.

Thank you for listening,

Love,

Natasha

 

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