Once again with have the scourge of police brutality and racism raise it’s extremely ugly head…AGAIN!!!!
With the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, once again the outrage and outcry has begun. The firing of the four police officers involved is not enough. With the arrest of the two men that killed Ahmaud Abery, in addition to the man filming it, it is not enough. The firing of Amy Cooper after her toxically racist phone call in regard to a black man just birdwatching is not enough.
I for one am quite sick and tired of the lack of care we are given by police officers who’d rather shoot first then sort it out later, who rather brutalize us with extreme violence or would arrest us just for being black, or even make the mistake of executing a warrant on the wrong home and indiscriminate murder the occupants inside I am sick and tired of Barbeque Becky’s, the Dog park Diane’s and the like who call the police because they feel “threatened” or they assume that we are doing something “illegal”. The price for being black in most cases is either death or a severe amount of jail time. Neither is a commendable fate.
I am sick and tired of us as a people continuously taking the apologist way, thinking that if we march and protest, that our words will be heard, or if we continue to speak about it, somehow our white compatriots will understand our plight. There are some white people that truly understand, but to continue to take a pacifistic stance toward our treatment is folly and will just result in more apologetic behavior with no real repercussions of the atrocities committed, and no real accountability to those who perpetrate these acts.
And I am sick and tired of hearing the same damn phrase from the white folks who commit the act. Pullin the “I’m not racist.” card. You not eh? That would be a lie based on the simple fact of being this: You are racist if your intentions and actions are geared toward bringing harm on a black person or any person who’s skin tone is darker than yours. So do me a favor and stop fuckin saying you not racist when your actions and intentions say otherwise. And please don’t bring up the subject of black on black crime as some sorta valid ass argument, cause that is a completely different issue altogether that don’t got shit to do with the subject at hand.
Christians will ALWAYS say that we should turn the other cheek towards these injustices, and allow our so called justice system do it’s job. I have a good friend that is a Pastor ask some very important questions: Do we fight? Do we pray? Do we wait on Justice? Do we Protest? To we March? I believe in a Higher Power and I believe that this Higher Power would want me to fight for what I believe is just and correct. To continue to fight until i am no longer physically able to.
The time for pacifism has long past. the only prayer I will pray is the strength and resolve to vanquish my enemies. There cannot be anymore marching. There cannot be any more protesting.
There can only be so many apologies we can take until there is a definitive action against those who still wish to bring harm to us via ill ass intent and fucked up actions. Most people know what action I am talking of….the kind that does not involve talking….and that is to fight.
NO JUSTICE=NO PEACE!!!