So is Mr. Trachtenberg suggesting that we not attend this concert because there will be Jamaican street gang violence outside the Arcata Theatre? It is very true that the Jamaican Ghetto is a very violent and homophobic place. However Arcata is not. These artists whom he is constantly vilifying have never endorsed and violence or homophobia at any of the numerous shows I have attented here in Humboldt.In fact the only violence I have ever seen publicly advocated and called for were on flyers pleading for people to come out and protest reggae shows. These flyers had pictures of people with baseball bats and bandanas over their faces and said things about "come and and stop this show by any means neccesary" Reggae music fans don't protest at events put on by The Perpetual Sisters of Mercy who insist on displaying inappropriate sexual behavior in fron of children at community events. Don't get me wrong I believe they should be allowed to do whatever they want in their bedrooms or even at events that are 21 and over and people can choose whether or not they attend (like a reggae concert for example). So I would urge Mr. Trachtenberg to not attend any event at which a performer is doing something he does not agree with and I will do the same. No protests, no threats of violence and no boycotts. For those of you who choose to come see the very talented musician named Mavado tonight please rest assured you will not need a bullet proof vest.
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In Print This Week:
Oct 20, 2016
vol XXVII issue 42
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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