When the co-irker was still irking across the hall, I used to feel like I was in a surreal existence, marking time until she dug up enough nonsense so she could be an ex co-irker. I probably felt this way because I was in full Spook Who Sat by the Door mode thanks to the YouTube full length movie and an all night binge of reading the classic 1969 novel. It can be difficult being one of and not having some internal struggles.
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was “required reading” at the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia. Most likely this was because of the way the main character was able to integrate the CIA, learn new skills, and use said skills to build an army in the inner city. This book rivals Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals in organizing people because it gives hope that rivals CAN work together for a common cause.
The film has a little more controversy around it. I didn’t find this film to be as inflammatory as Trick Baby, but some one did. The film was taken out of theaters almost immediately after its release and enjoyed life on the bootleg circuit until Tim Reid was able to have a copy transferred to DVD. I have watched this version on YouTube many times, but this film and book are hard copies in my home. My hope is that when The Boy has his “stay woke* he reads the novel and watches the film. Every time I revisit this novel or watch the movie, I wake up all over again.
- term used to remind people not to get too comfortable with the status quo