(Photo by Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun)
I'm writing this on Tuesday, April 28th, at 7:45 pm (and yes, I know the night is young, and things could still change). There are several huge, celebratory, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-age, peaceful protests going on in Baltimore now. Singing, dancing, chanting, drumming, chess-playing, roller-skating, voter registration, and those great, vibrant, colorful, gotta-see-em-to-believe-em proud black marching bands. And signs with Freddie Gray's face, and chants of "Black Lives Matter! White Lives Matter! Brown Lives Matter! All Lives Matter!"
From the Baltimore Sun's excellent, indispensable Livefeed -- thank you, Sun reporters! -- check it out:
"Woman blowing bubbles; man on sidewalk grilling hot dogs. There is an amazing vibe out here"The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will give a free public concert tomorrow at their home, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, at 12 Noon.
And to all the vile, obnoxious, testosterone-soaked, comfy-in-my-armchair so-called revolutionaries exhorting us to violence, at blogs and news sites and discussion threads all over the blabbosphere, these people, these Baltimore people, are giving you a big F You. Live and in color. Maybe someday when you come out from behind your cowardly anonymous internet monikers, you can join them.