When Payaso shows up to forums in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan in particular, how can he properly address a mother who has lost her son to gun violence? Or at the hands of the police? Can he hold a serious conversation in clown gear?
The voice that was missing, and that is also the one that is always shut out of these “open” conversations, is again that of the radical, the revolutionary.
The overriding concern here is that the BPD once again proved itself masterful at misrepresenting facts, and of presenting officers in a positive media light.
Any preacher worth his salt can deliver a sermon that evokes a rollercoaster of emotions. It’s an old practice, the “preacher embellishment,” which is often achieved through anecdotal stories, with the preacher as the hero and central figure who overcomes ...
Peterson is apparently attempting to be seen as an intellectual voice of reason, a behind-the-scenes convener and a major player.