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White Privilege? Is It A Real Thing?

11 Apr

 

 

white privilegeBecause my government has made me a life-long criminal; due to a certain non-violent habit that has recently been de-criminalized here;

Because I have personally witnessed and been the victim of the over-zealous tactics used by the Police;

Because I was raised in a Conservative home where I was taught my rights and taught about the Constitution because my family mistakenly believed that the Republicans were sincere and the Democrats threatened our way of life and Blah-Blah-Blah-Yackety-Shmackety; 

Because I have always been skeptical about the motives of the law enforcement arm of the government;        

And; because; and more to the point; I have always had a penchant for justifying my name; Angryman; when I have discerned a threat to my rights or those of my friends and family; I have personally been in confrontations with cops just like this one. I have argued; and I have used foul language, and I have pressed them until they finally…..Did what?

Shot me? No I’m still here;  and White.
Beat me up? No. Though I won’t tell you they are gentle with me.
Lock me up? Nope not that either.

No. when I scream in the face of a cop; they warn me that I need to calm down.

If I continue, they will tell me to be quiet or be arrested.

If I don’t back down; they arrest me with minimal fuss and no violence as long as I don’t resist. 

If I do resist, they will most likely restrain me in a manner not deadly.
In one case, I was tackled and pressed (much like Eric Garner) but; when I said, “I can’t breathe”; they let up so I could.

Sadly; that is what I call:

“All the White Privilege we ever need to justify the label.”

Let’s just face it. If Mr. Scott was White; he would be having a relaxing weekend at home after being bailed out on the child support charge.

Let’s also face that this isn’t a case of an isolated incident. This is a system-wide; trained behavior. This is systemic rot which has taken our Police to a higher degree of violence against Blacks while the rest of the nation has moved steadily; if too slowly toward less and less racist attitudes.

Where is the logic in that?

It is only logical if we consider it from one of two viewpoints.

Either it is a carefully planned drive to use the Black people of our country, to desensitize us to Police violence and accustom us to a higher  level of police control while oppressing the community into subjugation and fear;

Or;  it is a carefully planned drive to use Police violence to further the interests of the Racist organizations within the Republican Party, (KKK etc.) to deceive us into believing that we are safe from their power play and if allowed to get away with it; give us someone to hate and not turn our attention to the Right-Wing illegal political actions.

“Divide and Conquer” is a tactic as old as History.

I remember a Phil Donahue interview of a “Grand Worm” of the KKK or some such nonsensically titled Redneck. He said that Blacks should never feel safe because the KKK was everywhere. “We are your Police; we are your Doctors and Lawyers”

That claim rings in my ears every time another black person is gunned down or wrongfully incarcerated.

We Are Your Police!

We Are Your Police!

We Are Your Police!

We Are Your Police!

 

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