Okay, please forgive me but enough already, it’s just too much. No more Harlem Shake, it’s gotta stop!
And I know we did our own Hardest Working Harlem Shake here with the TJMS crew for all to see on Black America Web, but it’s getting out of control and no, I don’t want to be flying miles above the earth in a 747 when some college students have the bright idea to throw on some masks and shake the plane, no thank you, I’ll take the bus.
And while we’re at it, please no more high priced athletes shaking in their locker rooms, no more international revolutionary factions shaking to mock their political foes, and no more senior citizens shaking themselves half to death.
Okay, now that we’ve cleared the air, allow me to suggest some people who are really in need of a shake; ’cause these folks have really lost their minds and someone needs to shake some sense back into them.
First off, Congress, for all of their sequester battles and harmful budget cuts, someone needs to shake them up to get them to actually serve the American people.
Second, those pushing to repeal the Voting Rights Act under the guise of “state sovereignty”. Isn’t it interesting how every time people of color become more powerful, somebody steps in and wants to change the rules? Shake ‘em like a Polaroid.
Third, The Onion ―the online, allegedly-humorous magazine that apparently smells just like its name ―for their recent and vile attack on nine-year old Oscar nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis and their subsequent apology wasn’t much better. Go on…Shake ‘em like an Etch-a-Sketch!
And finally, the editors of Bloomberg Business Week, for running buffoonish and racially offensive cover images of African Americans and Latinos on their recent edition called “The Great American Housing Rebound.”
The offensive cover insinuates that greedy homeowners of color are somehow greatly profiting from a housing sector recovery. You can shake AND stir this one by going to the Bloomberg Business Week site at www.businessweek.com , hitting the “Feedback” link at the bottom of the page, and demanding an apology, unlike the insincere one they’ve offered thus far.
I’ll close with this from revivalist Vance Havner:
“Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, ‘Shake well before using.’ That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.”