I remember brief things from when I was younger like driving up to the prisons to see our family, or playing in a large plain room with my sisters and brothers. The small chats and the story telling of the old and new days. The picture sharing, and the 'y'all growing up so fast! When we come home y'all gonna be bigger than us.'
The feeling I most remember was leaving my family in a cold harsh, unfair place, knowing damn well this system put them away because they stood up for life. They spoke the truth to the fullest, you can't find one person in the world who deep down doesn't think our belief isn't true. MOVE LAW IS VERY POWERFUL BASED ON MOTHER NATURE GOD.
JOHN AFRICA teaches us that LIFE is the priority. Nothing is more important than, or as important as life. The force that keeps us alive. All LIFE comes from one source from GOD, MOTHER NATURE, MAMA. Each individual life is dependent on every other life, and all life has a purpose, So all living beings, things that move, are equally important whether they are human beings, dogs, cats, birds, trees, ants, weeds, rivers, winds and rain.
It's all life and it's important but the system sees it as if humans are better than a tree, better than a panda, dog, cat, and any other form of life. After a while, they began saying that one race is better than the other! Hate surrounds us every day in this horrible society we live in. When you go outside, you're welcomed with menacing stares and evil looks. Kids can't be welcomed by other kids if their skin or clothes are different. It's like you're put on a platform and judged over and over again.
They don't like our hair, our clothes, or anything, that's why we are instantly a threat to the system.
Laws are put in to downgrade your rights, your mind and body. We believe in NATURAL LAW, the government of self. Man-made laws are not really laws, because they don't apply equally to everyone and they contain exceptions and loop holes. Man-made laws are constantly being amended or repealed. NATURAL LAW stays the same and always has. Man's law requires police, sheriffs, armies, and courts to enforce them and lawyers to explain them.
True law is self explanatory and self enforcing in the undisturbed jungles, oceans, and deserts of the world. There are no courtrooms or jails the animals and plants don't need them. No living being has to consult a law book or be able to know if they have to cough, sneeze, or even breathe. NATURAL LAW says that when you see something getting close to your eye, you blink, whether you are a German Shepard, or a Supreme Court justice. The fact that something is legal under the systems's courts doesn't make it right.
JOHN AFRICA teaches Just Because It's Legal Don't Make It Right! Slavery was legal, killing Native American people and stealing their land was done legally! JOHN AFRICA teaches us that what is right applies equally with no separations or categories. MOVE LAW is the belief that all life is equal and that's something the system will never think. They didn't want to hear the truth. They didn't want to see JOHN AFRICA and the rest of The Move Members knocking at their doorsteps, because they'd know this was the end.
August 8th 1978 was the day this system wanted to hurt and take down Move people, the movement of life, and the revolutionaries that were here to take them down. For years, they viewed Move as a major threat to their society, because we are just that - a threat to the wrong of man. They came to our home and spread tear gas. The swat team blocked every single exit we had, then hosed us with ten thousand pounds of water pressure per minute. It was directed at us from four fire dept water cannons.
As the basement nearly filled with six feet of water, Move people had to hold our babies and animals above rising water so they wouldn't drown. Minutes later, shots rang out but not from Move. It came from a house at 33rd and Baring St. It wasn't our house, because news reporters had seen a man shooting from the house. Officer James Ramp, who was standing above us on street level and facing our home, was killed by a single bullet that struck him on a downward angle. This alone makes it impossible for Move to have killed Ramp, since we were below street level in the basement.
Move adults came out of the house carrying their children through clouds of tear gas, and were beaten and arrested. TV cameras actually filmed the cruel and vicious beating of Delbert Africa. Despite the photographic evidence, the trial judge refused to let the jury render a verdict and himself acquitted the cops by directed order. Nine Move people were charged with murder related charges for the death of James Ramp, but none of my family members murdered or attacked James Ramp.
My family is there because they told the truth. This system doesn't want the truth out there - are you ready for the storm? MOVE is coming!
IN NATURAL LAW WE TRUST
ALL PRAISES TO THE ORDER OF LIFE
THE POWER OF TRUTH IS FINAL
LONG LIVE MOVE
LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA'S REVOLUTION
LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA
LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA
LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA