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American Justice: Design To Protect The System

10455671_10203771484181096_2260820563230053916_nLet me begin by saying; I am always surprised by the decisions made with regard to the American justice system. We have seen so many injustices throughout the history of America concerning black people; such things as the countless lynchings to mass incarcerations; not to mention the unfair verdicts in the courts. The fact is white folk know it is unjust, and this is because the system is designed to protect the system of white supremacy.

It is said that this man named Lincoln supposedly solved the race problem a long time ago, and there has been a succession of people after him claiming to cement such a notion. We can see that we have been hoodwinked – none of this is reality concerning justice or the race problem as it relates to the people of color in this country.

I was amazed by this whole bazaar legal process in this case; particularly two things. First, as I looked at my social media page, there were posts after post thanking God and many scriptures in support of the system. Personally, I don’t think God is too happy about the travesties! One post was particularly stunning. This person posted from Psalms; “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Frankly, we have been praying and being lead by chicken pickin faith leaders who are used as pawns in matters like the Trump pimps.

In light of the circumstances that have always existed. I’ll quote Malcolm X who said, “we are not Americans, we are victims of America” concerning Michael Brown’s death, the Ferguson scam they called justice, the murder of the 12-year-old in Ohio, and the near weekly murders of unarmed black people. These crimes should become a broader discussion of American justice. Mainly, the scourge of police brutality upon black people derived from a deep-seated fear when black male bodies are stripped of their humanity, killed by police, choked, and beaten with impunity. I unapologetically say that white people would not stand for their dog being killed and left to lie in the streets like the body of Michael Brown!

More appalling is the prosecutor’s repeatedly lashing out at the media, blaming the internet and “the 24-hour news cycle” for the unrest in Ferguson, Baltimore, and New York to also include other places. It appears as if the place fault on the dead – the victim as they did with Michael Brown was being held in judgment before the grand jury, much like the Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and that poor little child in Ohio. Further, let’s not think that the information given by the news is anything near truth – it was a selective dump! And yes, I mean that literally!

“Bottom line: it serves the interests of law enforcement everywhere to have the black communities who participate in protests, as rioting and “animals,” so they, the cops, can come off as the noble protectors who stand between white people and the dark threatening enemy.” Tim Wise

Secondly, there was the officer’s fanciful account that was closer to a Hollywood script. In essence, their account of events seems more like a cartoonish description of the events. It has often been said that the issue was the officer’s state of mind. The prevailing theme is terror, but they never talk about the American terrorist – i.e., the KKK!

For example, the account given by Wilson in the Brown situation is a good indication of this: “Wilson said of Mike Brown “it” (He called the child an “it”) was like a “demon.” That the bullets didn’t “faze” him. This comes from the mind of someone who harbors a racist fear of black people and the thinking that black men are weirdly sub-human. He also referenced Hulk Hogan and said he felt like a child while being beaten within an inch of his life. The picture does not show that at all.

They want us to believe that it’s about looting, but it’s not. All of these horrific episodes committed in the name “law” proves once again that the system is not broken. The system worked just the way it was intended too. Let’s be clear, police departments across the country serve as enforcers for White supremacy, and the criminalization of blackness is reserved in the same vain as the slave catcher. You can go so far as to say, occupying forces with immunity. I wonder what would happen if they shot just one white person because he had a demonic face, and I believed he could kill the cop with one blow, as an excuse for murder.

A miscarriage of justice is what they would say. The problem is deeper than the police or the media feeding the public fear of black males with relentless negatives about blacks being violent, angry images they overwhelm the airwaves, and for sure they will blame black on black crime. There are those folks who want us to be constantly angered about “Muslim terrorist-on-American”; what about “American-on-American” terrorism as it relates to police kills and brutality.

They love to talk about Dr. King but they never use this quote “Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere” or that he said, “America gave us a check marked insufficient funds”. They merely expect “Negroes” to simply knee and pray. Let me say, until black people look towards each other and practice group economics to obtain power. They WILL always be exploited and killed in the streets like animals.

Come on people; it does not take four hundred years to figure out if there is a race problem. However, it does take that much time to make the public think there – IT ISN’T! Maybe the happiest person in America last is Zimmerman because he continues to be the poster boy of such horror. This clown had the nerve to auction off the murder weapon he used to murder Trayvon Martin, and some bigot paid hundreds of thousands to own it!

W.E.B Dubois told us that a system can never fail those it was never meant to protect! Lastly, my heart goes out to the loved ones of the fallen, and to the loved ones of all the many we have buried in this country. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

 


A Racist Place Called Missouri

th (9)Missouri has a slogan, and they call themselves – “the show me state.” Frankly, I never got it because what have they shown anyone. Except being first in bigotry! I have been to Missouri, and I never want to go back there again, from what I have seen. People talk about Baltimore and Compton as if they are the most dangerous places on the planet. I disagree because St. Louis and E. St. Louis makes either of those place look like a daycare camp! I am not just talking about the current state of affair as it relates to race relations, but historically. Missouri was and probably is second only to Mississippi as far as race relations go.

The state was an ardent states right advocate and slaveholding state. Let me remind you that it is the place where the infamous Dred Scott Case originated. If you don’t know about it, it was a case of a slave fighting for his freedom that was taken all the way to the Supreme Court, which said in its ruling; “there are no rights that a black man has that a white man is bound to respect.” By the way, did you know that Dred Scott is buried about a mile from the spot where Michael was murdered? Let that sink in for a minute.

Fast forward to the current state of racial affairs; the nation and the world witnessed the militarized show of force that occurred in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown and all the fallout discovered after that happened. That place was so corrupt that nearly half the town leaders were fired, including the police chief and court officials. I would suggest Ferguson is only the tip of the iceberg, news reports have come to light since including from the Justice Department that the way that town operates is business as usual throughout the area, and dare I say the state, which is a reflection of the nation as a whole. Maybe that is what they mean by the slogan – “show me state”!

The reason I wrote this article is because of the latest unrest on the Missouri campus brought on by dissatisfaction with the way the president of the university system handled complaints about racism that has been brewing for months. The President and Chancellor of the school were forced to resign yesterday. This only speaks to the system that is institutional racism deeply embedded!

Ironically, white folk, as they do, thought it was a shame these folk had to lose their jobs, which is the normal reaction. This is as predictable as the sun rising each day. We saw it last week with the cop who threw the little girl around the classroom was fired. They said, it was too extreme not what the cop did to which he was rightfully fired for, which was nothing more than child abuse. Closer to home, we saw how the racist there raised millions for Darren Wilson.

It took only two days after the football team joined the strike and threatened to stay off the field in protest of the young man who went on a hungry until his hunger strike ended. This is an important lesson, although not one that blacks have not known or been taught. There are only two things white folk understand, and that is CASH AND CASH ONLY! The bus boycott in Birmingham lead by Dr. King was the most effective civil rights action in the history in America. In this case, the football players realized by not playing football would cost the school millions! We must understand that racial and economic justice goes hand in hand.

Therefore, Black America must learn to speak the language of the racist. Black people must realize that you can’t stop racism with “love,” they have been doing that for four hundred years, and that has not worked. Black people spend more than a trillion dollar a year, with most given to others, so it is as simple as not spending that money, yes boycott, then change will occur and not until. So I say, let’s cancel Christmas and keep out money!!! And that is my thought provoking perspective…


Manufactured Perception: Don’t Believe The Hype

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The reason there is such a thing as media is to control the minds of people. It is designed for the purposes of propaganda! The media is the most powerful form of persuasion and illusion. This is true in all forms, and it is not designed for truth! Propaganda wins the day, and it is the media’s job to subversively control your thinking. You know the old adage “if you control what a man is thinking. You don’t have to worry about what he thinks.” In order for media to work effectively, imagery is the key. Most are designed to produce “fear”.

You see imagery is important to your minds interpretation. When you watch a program, you are made to believe whatever it is – is true. When you know, it is designed and created specifically to inject something into your brain, which the brain conceives as reality. When you watch television, they call the show “a program” – got it! This is the only truth in media; they are telling you that you are being programmed.

Just look at commercials, they make you fall for the obvious – lies. For example, look at a medical or drug commercial. The pills they are trying to sell makes you think it will heal your body. All while telling you at the end of the commercial the numerous side effects that may affect or kill you, if you take the particular drug. Yet, people take the drug anyway.

There are other forms as well – like movies; they rewrite history all the time, and most believe it as truth. Religion: they made you believe in a white deity when you know that the man’s image could not have come from that region of the world. In fact, the picture you see was painted sixteen hundred years after the fact.

This brings me to the bloodsuckers of the ignorant, which is the news that comes from your daily news stations and daily newspapers that have convinced you that when you read it or see it – it must be true! These vehicles are the most dangerous of all media. The people who infect your minds with their views of truth are nothing more than intellectual masturbators and conscience pimps. Did you know that the daily newspaper is written on a fifth-grade level? This is significant because it speaks to the intellectual capacity of those who read its messages.

This brings me to the situation and recent events pertaining to the killings of unarmed black people, for virtually nothing. Since the death of Michael Brown, like all the other black men murdered, the media leaks lies and so-call evidence have been presented by the media suggesting that it was the victims for their own death. The St. Louis newspaper, as well as the entire government apparatus, operates on the same principle established by Missouri’s infamous Dred Scott Decision that said, “There are no rights of a black man that a white man is bound to respect”.

This apparatus feels that there is no probable cause to arrest the cop’s who kill unarmed black people in the street animal. This concept is similar to the rash of nearly weekly deaths of black men and women under cover of law that have occurred over the past year or more.

Let me give you an example, there was a man [Pro Football Player] named Plaxico Burress, who shot himself; yet, they found probable cause to arrest, convict, and incarcerate him in prison for about three years. However,  a cop shooting an unarmed black kid – not enough to charge!

Media is a tool of the system. Therefore, until and if there is a trial, be very aware of what they tell you about the events in this matter, and, in fact, every instance of so-called news. People we are about to witness the biggest fraud since the Rodney King incident. I say this with much pain and sadness because it appears they are signaling “there will be no charges” in this case – like the others.

They, the powers that be, think it will just go away – but NOT THIS TIME! This just might be the event that sparks what Gil Scott-Heron was talking about when he said “The Revolution will not be televised” but it will. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Ferguson Ground Zero: Eruption In The Heartland

007_1000As we move closer to the announcement from the Grand Jury charged with making the decision whether or not to charge police officer, Daren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson last August. Most black people and dare I say almost people realize the fix is in; meaning no charges will be filed. Hence, the nation is on the edge, and frankly at a crossroad leading the system to prepare for war. We know what the Gestapo like police tactics are and capable of because we saw the heavy-handed approach taken immediately after the killing.

A few days ago, the Governor of Missouri held a news conference beginning with “To all Missourians, to people around the country and around the world, we are going to keep this region safe.” He was flanked by officials of several local police departments that will be on guard against any potential violence he said. The way I see it, they have had time to replenish their armaments, prepare a battle plan, and mobilize resources. To that end, it appeared as if he drew a line in the sand or as he put it “rules of engagement”.

He warned: “Those who cross the line into violence will face consequences … The National Guard will be available if needed and a unified command of state, St. Louis city and St. Louis County police will provide security for protests… That ugliness (seen in August) was not representative of Missouri, and it cannot be repeated”.

It is important to remember that it was in Missouri that the Dred Scott decision became law of the land as a result of the Supreme Court ruling called the Dred Scott Decision, which said, “There are no rights a Negro has that a white man is bound to respect”. This coupled with what was written in the Constitution that a Negro is 3/5ths human. This Civil War mentality that many seem to continue to fight and the concept of White Supremacy with regard to America’s race problem. Notwithstanding, the Apartheid and Jim Crow era polices that continue – the atmosphere is ripe for an explosion.

Of course, we know for sure that America has been in this posture since the day Africans were dragged onto the shores of America. But let’s go back just a few generations the Black Panther Party was born out of this type of strife and brutality from the police against black people. With each generation since Nat Turner the pain from the abuse has built up, simmering, but this time it may have come to a boil to the point where it may erupt more vociferously than at any other time in history. The feeling is – enough is enough!

43As heartbreaking and dangerous as this is for people of color, black men in particular, at that the hands of the police/system operating under cover of law the outcome is obvious. Cops are always justified in a killing no matter how outrageous. It’s called the “I feared for my life” defense. This defense is universally invoked and accepted by prosecutors to reject any call for a prosecution.

Missouri law has gone even further and virtually codified that defense for a dubious shooting of a suspect into law. The statute states that an officer can use deadly force in cases when “he or she reasonably believes that such deadly force is necessary to protect himself,” “when he reasonably believes that such use of deadly force is immediately necessary to effect the arrest” and when the subject “may otherwise endanger life or inflict serious physical injury unless arrested without delay.”

I am in no way a prophet but the fuse has been burning for a longtime, and this time might just be the straw that broke the camel’s back. I can see that, like all other cases of police brutality, the fix is in and when no charges are brought against the killer – it is going to be an eruption unlike any rebellion in history. All over the world; from Egypt to China to South America rebellions are occurring because of wicked, unjust, and corrupt government’s mistreatment of its citizens.

In the past, they have called upon the clergy or a group of handpicked, chicken picking black people paid by them to come in to quell any unrest singing “We Shall Overcome” but this strategy may not work this time. Most people of color living today and can see that Dr. King’s dream that is so heavily promoted in these situations is not a dream, rather a nightmare. Maybe the radicals of the 1960s did not go far enough. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


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