23 March 2009

Final Day Of The Baltimore Spectator


They say all good things must come to an end, and sadly, for this little project, we may find now find ourselves at that very place. For some of you, this announcement will be met with great joy. Governor Martin O'Malley, his buddy Congressman Frank Kratovil, Mayor Sheila Dixon, Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld III, and for sure police PR man Anthony Guglielmi , all make up the throng of those probably breathing a sigh of relief upon learning this news.

We should not forget the idiotic jackasses at the Baltimore Sun, no, not everyone there fit this category (Justin, you know I love you buddy), but the ones who permitted my continual harassment, banning, and censorship on their so called "news" talk forum have definitely got to be placed near the top. For indeed, in the print publication, the online version, and the talk forum they maintain, The Baltimore Sun, in my opinion has shown a gross disconnect with the majority of the people of Baltimore. Many of their pieces lack depth, are written in a patronizing condescending manner, particularly towards the majority black population of Baltimore (seems we're always portrayed as either victim, or criminal), and overall, I feel much of what they do continues to take Baltimore in the wrong direction. One example, the incessant need to mention the so called criminal history of a person recently killed.

Others of you, perhaps a small few, may actually be saddened by this news. For you, the faithful reader and quiet supporter, a fan of the unique brand of citizen/activist journalism and "new media" I tried to bring to Baltimore, I will attempt to tell the story with a further of detail, but bear with me. This is not easy, and it's gonna take some time. The story will be updated throughout the rest of the day.

Typically whenever a story of note or what I deemed high importance was published on The Baltimore Spectator, numerous email alerts and were sent out. Not today! The amount of speculation as to my motivations and the driving force behind this project has been quite amusing. Was it because I wanted to annoy people? No, certainly not. Some have suggested that I am a self important person, and I think everything centers around me. To those, my thoughts are few. If you truly couldn't see what I was trying to do for the people of Baltimore, then maybe you, and many others like you are more blind than I thought. If Baltimore is populated by a bunch of people like you, who lack intellectual depth perception and the ability to critically analyze, then I say; no wonder this place is as screwed up as it is. Oh, and trust me, I LOVE BALTIMORE, but this placed is messed up! If you deny this, then you are; A BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM.

Before I close for now, there is something else I should say. To my enemies, and those who despised my presence and unique brand of journalism, don't let out that big sigh of relief just yet.

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To all those who willfully, deliberately and routinely violate the civil rights of law abiding American Citizens; Yes, you're powerful. Sure, you're everywhere. But this is still America, and the Constitution of the United States Of America still reigns supreme as the law of the land. The Baltimore Spectator will vigorously and aggressively defend against any and all attempts at spying and suppression. Let it be known to all that we are already aware of the regular monitoring and shadowing attempts. There is nothing to hide, but cross the line and there will be hell to pay.

In the end, efforts to impinge upon the freedoms of the people will ultimately fail. Some of us may get taken out in the ongoing battle for true and lasting freedom, but as I've said many times before, and will say till the day I die or get taken out by you goons, THERE ARE MORE OF US, THAN THERE ARE OF YOU.

A.F. James MacArthur -- American patriot & lover of liberty.

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