The thing about misdirection is that it’s made to look as though it’s leading you down a correct path. This tactic is often practiced by military strategist, strategic athletic coaches and skilled chess players. Misdirection is a tool enveloped by the sheepish and manipulated by the adept. What am I referring to, your asking ? Misdirection of course, or more precisely this picture.
In a boogie person’s mind, they simply see four young beautiful girls, paying homage to Beyonce and her liberating stance she took at SuperBowl 50, honoring the famed and often lied upon, Black Panthers.
Boogie comments when challenged range from:
“What’s wrong with this pic? They’re just pretty girls.”
“I hate people that talk and hate on others; A-Hole!!”
“Looks like some pretty kids repping Beyonce and our history.”
“This is our history. The panthers would be proud.”
These comments show how effective misdirection is, and how dangerous it can be when wielded by the empty of mind. Now its not my job to, nor will I spend time trying to educate you on who or what the Black Panthers were, what they stood for, or whats going on with them; for further information, either do the research or email me. What I will do is inform you about the art of misdirection.
Most people of the boogie persuasion; yes thats right, boogie doesn’t have a color; age; gender or race, will believe this,
is the same as this,
This is what is called misdirection. The aforementioned picture really just has scantly clad women, draped in leather shorts and halter tops of the sort with afro’s and berets and the occasional “Fist up” sign. I think Andre 3000 put things in its most elegant form, when he said:
That line said a mouthful because the key element to all of this is appearance. The appearance of showing you scantly dressed women of color with afro’s will either evoke a feeling of distress and uneasiness, or a feeling of pride, due to a lack of self esteem and oppression. Both feelings stem from the booginess that is media.
Let’s not get it twisted either, Beyonce had no intentions of rallying anyone, especially you, yes, I’m talking to you. What she did want, was to generate preticket sales and isn’t that what its all about? Sales? Her gesture coupled with media talks and boogie people’s reactions, took what should have been a moment to feel like this,
and turned it into this,
If that’s what constitutes black history and homage to a group that has done more for the community than any government agency, then why not classify this
as homage to black history as well? Maybe, because that would be too obvious and misdirection is far from obvious.
So how and what does all of this have to do with the little girls in the beginning? Everything. I told you everything relates to misdirection. Children will be children and will wear just about anything you give them, as long as it; one, makes the parent happy and two, they are reassured that its fine. With that said, here are some questions you should ask yourself:
Who reassured these children those scant outfits would be “cute”?
When did anyone dressed like this become part of our celebrated history?
Who’s really happy here? The girls or the adults?
I could go on and on but I’m not here for lecturing purposes, I just wanted to talk about boogie people and what they like.
“Alien can blend right on in wit’ yo’ kin
look again ’cause I swear I spot one every now & then
It’s happenin’ again wish I could tell you when
Andre this is Andre y’all just gon’ have to make amends”