By: Brittney O.
Hip-HopVibe.com Entertainment Editor
With an intense and deep crooning voice, the 48 year old actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, delivers a message to the President of the United States by way of social media in a monologue styled delivery that he posted on Instagram, gaining over four million views in four hours.
“Where are you? Where is our leader? Where are you? Where is our leader at this time? At this time when our country is down on its knees begging. Pleading, Hurt. Angry. Frustrated. In pain. Begging and pleading with its arms out — just wanting to be heard. Begging and pleading and praying for change. Where are you? Where is our compassionate leader who’s going to step up to our country whose down on its knees and extend a hand and say ‘You stand up. Stand up with me. Stand up with me because I got you.'”
If it were an audition tape, I’m certain that he would have landed the role. The actor continues to address the situation at hand as he corrects those saying ‘All Lives Matter’ may be a true statement, but ‘Black Lives Matter’ is what must be said at this time. In the 8 minute video, Johnson goes more into a conversational tone as he shares his take on the systemic disease called racism needing to be destroyed by our leader, almost in an advisory manner.
“There is military force that has been deployed on our own people. Looters? Yes. Criminals? Absolutely! But on protesters.. who are begging and pleading? On protesters that are in pain? You know you would be surprised how people in pain would respond when you say to them ‘I care about you.’ When you say to them ‘I’m listening to you.’ You’d be surprised how people would respond – how Americans would respond.. If you say to them ‘I care about you, I’m listening to you. This is our country. You are all my people and I take full responsibility and full accountability for something that has been hundreds of years of systemic disease – why am I taking full accountability? Because I’m your leader.”
The positive message comes at the time of uncertain and uneasy energy hovering the U.S. as millions of Americans across the country are making a major statement through peaceful protesting that have at some point turned to rioting. The “Jumanji” star has flirted with his own political bid not long ago as he stated that “what Donald Trump has proved is that anybody can run for president” in an interview with Rolling Stone. In conclusion, he encourages the people on the front line protesting to stay strong and to know that we must be our own leaders as we have already done it as the process of change has already begun.