I thought about a light-hearted comedy response (guaranteed to make at least one person go "hmph") but if I were REALLY there that day the best thing I could TRY to do would have been to get people to get the fuck back and go AWAY from the gorilla enclosure. Harambe's behavior was a reaction to the crowd, not the boy. At no point did he ever try to hurt the kid, rather he was trying to protect him in his own way.
The zoo should have cleared the park. "Listen up y'all, we is now CLOSED. GTFO." After the park was closed a keeper could have entered the enclosure with some of his favorite treats and Harambe most likely would have left the boy. All the shrieking and yelling only worsened the situation. In a tranquil setting Harambe was no threat to the boy or to any keeper who had spent any amount of time around him.
I am still irked that no negative consequences fell on that shit mother. At the minimum DCS ought to have made her life hell. I didn't follow her social ostrization much but I bet at at least one point all the hate was because she was black.
Does pushing the mother into the enclosure after her child count?
I tell you what: if it were MY child that fell in you'd better believe I'd go in after her. I ain't about to fight no silverback but if I can distract him enough that my girl can escape then I'm gonna do it.
I know it's a rare woman who'd do that (hell it's a rare man) but I'd jump without hesitation.
You absolutely could, especially if you just got the talking heads from the mainstream media outlets to tell them all about how popular a trend it is. Many of them would let the state senate and governor pass legislation making it legally required to consume. And those same people would convince themselves that they actually enjoy it while arguing with anyone on social media who reminds them that they are literally eating shit.