Oakland, CA (BlackNews.com) — Bobby Seale’s mantra for almost 50 years has been: “All power to all the people!”
According to Bobby, “Dumb Riots will not get real change. Real people’s constitutional democratic civil-human rights revolution is not about a need for violence. In fact, three days after Martin Luther King was killed, I went out to north Richmond, CA to stop a riot in that community where I had worked to set up the first youth jobs tutorial program in that city. The black people in that community knew me through my program and when I asked the youth to stop rioting and go home, they complied.
“Grass roots, middle working, poor and low income peoples necessary economic revolution is about evolving and re-evolving more progressive politics, i.e., better economic parity, greater environmental ecological standards and practices, and broad social justice empowerments into the hands of the people via legislative policies and practical economic jobs programs that make humane sense. That is what a people’s empowerment revolution is about. We need to organize in a hundred Fergusons and Baltimores and elect a thousand progressive politicians like Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.”
On the New Black Panther Party…
Mr. Seale’s response to the New Black Panther Party is to refuse to endorse them because of their racist RHETORIC and their past support of the terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. In Houston, Texas, late October 2014, at a NAABPP reunion, Bobby was verbally harassed by a New Black Panther advocate saying Mr. Seale supported “white people’s rights and that is not right!” As far as Mr. Seale is concerned, “I do NOT support this NEW BP in secret as I hear it has been stated them. Furthermore this New Black Panther Party I believe is led by some kind of behind the scenes government infiltration encouraging young unconscious black youth to say such erroneous crap while spewing racist rhetoric that is totally antithetic to my sixties Black Panther Party Principles: ‘all power to all the people.’ To correct what the New Black Panthers say what I support, in my words: ‘…..constitutional democratic civil-human rights for all humanity on the face of this earth.’”
Since Bobby spoke at Seminole University in Orlando Florida over five years ago, there has been a marked effort on the part of the right wing, including the Tea Party campus groups, telling other student organizations, et al, to stop Bobby from speaking at university campuses. It is a “Stop Bobby Seale” smear campaign also connected with people who are trying to rip off his life story rights to produce a feature film or series on the Black Panther Party.
On Being a Celebrity Criminal…
Clearing the record of all the lies and distortions propagated by the past FBI COINTELPRO and/or the present Homeland Security COINTELPRO over the years, including the David Horowitz and Elaine Brown propaganda, Mr. Seale addressed the recent 2014 TV One cable station’s production of a series titled, “Celebrity Criminals” first saying he was wrongly depicted as a “celebrity criminal” noting he actually won all of his courtroom cases. “All the lies depicted in that series regarding me, including the lie I was beaten up by Huey Newton’s so called ‘goon squad’ or beaten up by Huey and sodomized is a lie propagated originally in years past by FBI COINTELPRO and propagated today as a smear campaign against me.”
On His R.E.A.C.H. Programs…
Bobby says his R.E.A.C.H. programs are in opposition to Right Wing Tea Party people attempting to stop him from speaking at universities with his inspirational lectures, enlightening Q&A workshops, and power point presentations on the very relevant sixties to present day protest movements. The programs teach how youth must organize elector-ally and progressively in hundreds of local city communities like Ferguson, taking over many city councils and county supervisor seats to make progressive new laws that curtail and stop militarized police and the murder of unarmed black youth in hundreds of local city communities like Ferguson. Also new laws ending exploitation, and brutality, and simultaneously developing multi-thousands of ECO-youth jobs. How and why in today’s overdeveloped high tech fast paced computerized scientific social order, Mr. Bobby Seale advocates…how we have to R.E.A.C.H.
Bobby Seale is the founding chairman and national organizer of the Black Panther Party. He speaks, inspires, illuminates and details all the practical how-to’s for greater Constitutional democratic “Community Control” grassroots “electoral” empowerment organizing connected to two immediate social/economic goal objectives: 1) Ending rampant police brutality and murder… and 2) Developing environmental ecological youth jobs projects. He can be reached at BobbySealecom@yahoo.com or ReachBs@msn.com