Shreveport has a few of those, but I just can’t really find a good one in Bossier. I’m willing to assume the mantle.
There are qualifications to consider. Community Activists seem to be loud, obnoxious, make people angry and get in the news. I can do those things, some would tell you that I am supremely qualified. Unlike one local activist, I did not serve time in prison for bank robbery before finding Jesus and becoming a Community Activist. My preparations for the job are much more modest.
Another thing that attracts me to it is that you can say almost anything you want with impunity. Shreveport Community Activist and State Representative Barbara Norton recently cussed out the SPD at a parade downtown. I feel like that is the Community Activist coming out in her, not the state rep. If that were the case, then Jane Smith and Henry Burns would be doing the same thing.
I’m going to try it out. The next time I see a Benton PD car roll by, I’m going to wave them down and give them a piece of my mind. I will inform them that they can’t do anything about it, considering that I am now a Community Activist. If that works, I’ll try it out next week in Bossier City.
Now just being one of Bossier’s premier bloggers is great, but we’re not all called to be Community Activists. My blogging buddy Andy is another premier Bossier blogger, but he is on a much greater mission. Andy is taking on The Gooble. He’ll even be selling T-Shirts.
I’m thinking that while Andy takes on the internet giants, I’ll handle things here at home. Next time you have a beef, call me. I’ll be available to speak (for a small fee of course).