Wednesday, May 11, 2005


I regret to inform yall that my regular airing of segments from Slave Revolt Radio, in the mix with anti-Zionist, Takes on the World, Jeffrey Blankfort, and the occasional Mix from Skidmark Bob out of FRSC, has been removed from KPFT's schedule as of the beginning of this month.

Gentleman, it was a good run, and the program was quite well received, and also did well in fund drives.

The reasons for removing this program are beyond me, perhaps it was not a good fit in the new improved vision of KPFT, and a forward looking sound, of radio, moving forward, in this era of moving forwardness. But I can say this, it was a goddam pleasure airing material and segments from your program over the past year.

Considering the unnacceptability of Slave Revolt Radio on a moving forward station like KPFT, perhaps yall should consider making some adjustments toward team playerdness, and wider audience appeal.

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Stop sounding so Black. Check out Tavis Smiley, Armstrong Williams, and reruns of Arsenio Hall. These people have African American overtones in their dialect, yet, they refrain from sounding... well you know..... so BLACK.
Google Bill Cosby for further information on this subject.

Slave Revolt has an Ebonically 'uppity' sound, which scares the wider audience, who are turned off by this.

2. Your infatuation with labor, working people, class consciousness, closet Marxism, and so forth, is a subject that is well covered by the many white luminaries in alternative media. Yall should leave these headier issues to White Folks, and focus on Black issues.

3. Your infatuation with Black issues, like prison reform, police brutality, education in minority communities, and the economic draft, are obtuse and fringe, and do not bode well for attracting a larger audience to your otherwise excellent program.

4. How can you expect to be taken seriously, while you criticize Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Martin Luther King, Cornell West, etc, etc. Free Speech has its limits, even in alternative media. Just ask Ward Churchill.

5. Many of your programs seem to have an underlying current of revolution. This revolution stuff played out in the sixties, and perhaps you should consider making your program more 'current'

6. You have often criticized the programming at KPFA Berkely. As well as KALW and other excellent Public Radio Stations in the Bay Area, which is the Citadel of forward thinking moving forwardness. Perhaps your time would be more well spent, criticizing the Far Right, and stop your devisive ranting, which divides us all from the essential work of moving forward. It's time for all of us to unite, and time for you to decide when it is necessary to take a back seat for the good of the whole. Rosa Parks is not always a good fit, you have to learn when to step forward, and when to take your proper place in society, no matter what the geography of public transportation.

7. Atheism is WAAAAY retro, and criticizing Islam is out of the question, they are the oppressed, and your crticism of oppressed people is counter-productive. . All of your complaints about Arab and Muslim colonialism in Africa are as old as colonialism itself, which ended , in the post colonialist era, which was awhile ago, not sure exactly when, but Slave Revolt needs to move forward into the present, forward into this new post colonialist period. And please stop putting forward these 'globalization' conspiracy theories.

I hope you take these criticisms to heart, and together, with a more nuanced Slave Revolt Radio, we can all move forward , and spread the message, together, unified, as one voice.

Sort of like mashed potatoes.

with gravy.

and maybe some butter.

And microwave canned gentically engineered green beans

with that excellent aluminum flavor.


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Thanks Scooter, we all appreciate what you've done.