In physics, thermal radiation by dark objects or bodies can be measured as blackbody radiation. The term “blackbody radiation” describes an object that radiates internally at the same temperature as it’s environment. Kevlar and steel badge make you more frigid; you… don’t radiate at the same temperature as the bodies you are sworn to protect. Your temperature, a degree below inhumane, too low to understand brilliant black bodies in Ferguson or to see that Mike was not a black hole in search to consume six more. Blackbody radiation emits light, though it appears black, as most of the energy cannot be perceived by the human eye. You, were too “human” to see his black body, human. All naive adrenaline. His imperfections outshining his future emanating inside. In nature, no blackbody is perfect. No body is perfect. Insulated enclosures contain blackbody radiation only emitting a light when a hole is made in its wall. Big Mike was a large body. Large black body. 6’4”, 300 lbs of energy they never trained you to harness, would need way more than one hole in him to see all the shine within. Why is it our black bodies never seem to stay enclosed around police? The bright-blue burning in our bosom blackened by bright blue flashing lights. We have been forced to not reflect, just absorb bullets and beatings. For centuries, we have been trying to gleam bright enough for laws to know we are more than dark unknown boiling to be incandescent. We marched with the logic the more black bodies, the more glow. Boycotted as if taking away our light would show you how dark this world is without us. Our riots weren’t violent; they were ultra-violet. But here we are still just embers after gun smoke. Some scientists say blackbody radiation doesn’t exist; But Michael was another star plucked from the darkness, and Ferguson is more luminous than ever, blazing bright with piercing protests and bodies so sick of swallowing abuse that they’ve become volcanic. Proof, that action will always have reaction; light will always have refraction. And beware of what you beam at black bodies, you may not be prepared for what beams back!
September 17, 2014
Physics Lesson for Officer Darren Wilson, The Cop Who Shot Unarmed Mike Brown Six Times inFerguson, Missouri