There’s word on the street that some of the local activists folk may show up at the Mayor’s Community Luau this Saturday (1-4 p.m. at the IMS Pavilion ) and cause a stir.
Apparently they have some issues with the administration and who it uses to lobby and they think the “People’s Mayor” has forgotten the people.
This is America and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I don’t know if raising a big stink at a charitable event meant to get food to the hungry and raise money geared towards underprivileged kids is the best way to express your grievances with your government.
You’ll probably get attention, but not the kind you’re looking for.
Having been contacted by the person supposedly responsible for planning what Shabazz calls "Disturbia", I can assure you his narrative of this particular organizer's intent is completely mischaracterized and probably done so deliberately. The person's intent was not to disrupt or in any way cause a stir at the event; rather, it was to have a friendly conversation with the Mayor about the many concerns supporters of his election have with the past and future direction of his administration. I suppose if he bothered to invite them into his office to discuss their concerns, such talk wouldn't be necessary. If the Mayor or members of his administration believe they are helping matters by feeding bits of information to Shabazz to go on the attack against the very people who paved the way for his election, they had better re-think their strategy. Permanently alienating the best allies you had in your narrow election victory is not a smart idea.