Around 2009, V.I.C.’s Beast album featured a song produced by Mr. Collipark (under the auspices of Warner Bros. Records), bringing us the iconic Wobble, a popular hip-hop line dance that took all America by storm.
In this I want to thank Victor Grimmy Owusu and Michael Crooms for showing us that all races and ethnicities in America are able to get along. Since 2010, just about every week this Citizen Journalist has personally witnessed mixed crowds performing the Wobble together and in harmony on dance floors across this nation.
Heck, this Citizen Journalist has even been one of the main proponents of the dance, often teaching the steps to others in the crowd.
Americans of all colors, ages, income strata, religions, and of every ancestry-country hyphenation you can imagine regularly come together to Wobble.
No fights have broken out. Well, there was that one time when the tipsey girl tripped and fell and everybody thought she was swinging her fist, but she was simply grasping for something to keep her from falling and she grabbed one woman’s wrist and, after landing on the floor in a particularly dramatic fashion, managed to kick a guy in the macadamias, but that blew over pretty fast and everybody just Wobbled on around her while she got her bearings.
See? No fights, no gang symbols flashing, no protests. And why is that?
As is the case for all line dances, the Wobble’s main function is to make dancers look awesome while being simple enough that even the least rhythmic in the group can remove themselves from propping up the wall and warming a seat, plant themselves behind somebody they can follow, and get their groove on.
Thus ensconced in a sea of wobbles, smiles and laughing usually ensue. And isn’t that what a party is supposed to be about? Of course it is.
Too bad politicians have a hard time with the concept. Recently, the newest political underdogs (Democrats) have been trying to figure out a message that will get them more support. Yeah, they got a major wake-up call in this 2016 election cycle when the Rust Belt, that stronghold of Democratic power, voted Republican.
According to an article written by Caitlin Huey-Burns and James Arkin, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said Democrats “want to shore ourselves up and we want to make sure we are girded in the manner that will respond to our Republican colleagues, and to work with [Trump] where it will help the American people, but to stand against any policies that will hurt the American people.”
This Citizen Journalist recommends they learn to Wobble.