I was living in the Philadelphia area when the MOVE assault took place. Had I happened to look out ny bedroom windows that day, I would have seen the smoke from the fire that eventually wiped out a city block, dispossessing not only MOVE, but also its neighbors.
Instead, while West Philly burned, I sat in my easy chair reading a book while listening to music.
Here’s a nugget from Jone’s piece; follow the link for the full article.
Solomon Jones look back and sees similarities between MOVE and the Bundy Bund, plus one glaring difference:
Let me be clear. That wouldn’t happen if they were anything other than white men in cowboy hats.
Compare their story with the tale of MOVE, a black naturalist group whose yearslong conflict with law enforcement in Philadelphia ended in fiery tragedy.