"Cleveland's local scene in 1972 was dominated by cover bands that emphasized technique and polish. That meant being able to sound exactly like Led Zeppelin. And Bad Company. And Deep Purple. And Lynyrd Skynyrd. "
Bad Company did not exist in 1972.
Lol wowwww this funny nd totally incorrect but you can have this bullshit story
Does this group have a Facebook page or Twitter account that updates their activities?
And yes, blacks have been protesting for 50 years and where has it gotten them? While they are able to go into most public places without harassment they are still dealing with police brutality and job discrimination. Their unemployment rate is much higher than any other population in our country and their household net worth has drop precipitously in the last six years. Our cities are even more segregated than they were 50 years ago as the gap between rich and poor is now as high as it was in the 1920's.
Maybe it's the white ruling elite that has the problem in this country.
Who are kids nowadays looking up to, who are the role models and heroes in their lives? Are parents involved in their children's lives, and trying to actually control what their children are exposed to? Here's where 50 different excuses fly in about how that isn't feasible and you can't expect that. FIND A WAY if it's that important to you, which it damn well should be if this is your child we're talking about. Don't try to pretend that this is entirely 100% another side's fault (for example the police), when there is shared responsibility for making the world a better place. But no one wants to go that route, because it's not flashy or sexy. No one is gushing over the parent that gives their child a safe environment or tells them no when they want to do something wrong. Everyone wants to be the flashy leader of a protest, standing in stopped traffic on the shoreway, because that's flashy, that's sexy, that's power. But what helps more? The good parent, or the protest? If you're a good parent, it's like trying to prevent a child from getting sick. If you're the protester, it's like yelling to everyone how the child is sick. It's not flashy, it's not filled with glory, but it's the most important role in the world, and it's going to make or break our country going forward.
"We need another social movement."
Perhaps that movement can start by cleaning up our communities and neighborhoods, emphasizing the importance of school to our children instead of telling them they are acting white when they work hard and succeed, helping police eliminate the gangs and drug dealers that control parts of our city where people are afraid to walk down the street or even sit on their front porch? Maybe lift up the hard working successful Blacks in our area so they are front and center providing the example for our young people to see? Perhaps the change needs to start in our attitudes and lifestyles? We've been marching and protesting for over 50 years now.....where has that gotten us? When are we going to overcome? It's easy to blame society, police, whites, and government for all our problems but I am suggesting to you that first we take a long hard look in the mirror and see if there are changes we need to make as individuals and families, as a community, that will help bring about the changes we all seek and that you speak about here in this article. Preaching the hate of 50 years ago to children who never experienced it, teaching them they can't trust authority and they have no chance of success doesn't seem to be making a difference. Lord knows we've been doing that for over 50 years and where has it gotten us?
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