it’s MLK day,. In a spirit of healing , I offer up my plan to resolve the complaints of Black Live Matter (BLM) with a reality TV show. Reality TV is clearly a powerful social and cultural force. Visionaries such as myself realize that it can be use for more than just artful display of competing cosmetic enhancements among housewives in tony neighborhoods nationwide, while in no way denigrating the successful efforts of our nation’s plastic surgeons (do not click that link.)
The crux of the disputes and protests are the rules of engagement between police and citizens, complicated by the extreme distrust of police by black communities, especially in cities long run by Democratic political machines. To succeed, the program requires participation by black political and cultural leaders. A short list of desirable participants would include:
- BLM leaders – Sharpton, Shaun King (aka Talcum X)
- Black police leaders – Two good ones would be David Brown, the Dallas police chief who handled the horrible shooting of police officers in Dallas with class and dignity and David Clark, the very conservative sheriff of the Milwaukee area. Also the police chiefs in Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore.
- Black Gangsta rappers – Snoop, Dre, Fitty Cent and many others would be great candidates. Many others to choose from obviously.
- Black politicians – Many to choose from, but local leaders in cities with controversial incidents would be a great choice.
- Some token white politicians – it’s MLk day, we want to judge by content of character right? I am thinking Rahm Emanuel, Bernie Sanders, and maybe Barack Obama.
- Some regular guy on the street law enforcement professionals.
- Some real world gangbangers.
The format of the show is two to five participants are assigned roles in force on force training exercises loosely based on some of the controversial incidents. One or two are police others are the citizens. The remaining participants will sit as judge and jury awarding points and fines based on the actions of the police. The players with the most points win money for themselves and/or their charity.
The challenge is that participation in the show will force the kind of accountability that many of the desirable participants seek to avoid like bad case of DRD. Money is a big motivator and popular TV show usually has a lot of that throw around. Making this idea really work may take more than just money. What’s needed is a charismatic leader, someone with experience in reality TV, fully engaged in our nation’s political issues, to champion this thing. Calculating… Calculating… Trump is the obvious choice, but I wanted to executive produce this thing! It’s my idea, man. But for the good of our country I’ll settle for a assistant executive producer role. Peace out, and keep hope alive.