“And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? … It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary“. – Malcolm X
The U.S. is in pandemonium with these riots in Minneapolis, and the anger seen is justified with the slaying of George Floyd in Minneapolis by officer Derek Chauvin. These “badged terminators” will continue murdering black folks with or without a video recording as evidence. There is no resting in peace (r.i.p.) when this man died in the hands of hate. You remember when in the Summer of 2014 when Eric Garner was choked to death by the hands of a degenerate cop? His dying words were “I can’t breathe” the same as George Floyd and both cops didn’t give a damn about these men’s lives, they all were thinking “fuck your breath, because I and my racist background has always seen you as a threat”. Hysteria towards this injustice is making its way overseas and as I’m writing this, riots are happening in London and Germany. America has seen its plethora of riots and protests and no matter the outcome of this case, injustice, racism, and all-around hate will continue to live in this land until the end of time. With that said, unification needs a strategy, and one that can disseminate to people all over the nation who share the common goal of conquering injustice, but destroying the communities and losing soldiers in the process are majors losses that cannot be conducive to a victory. If you’re someone who is going to protest or know someone who is, let your presence know but stay safe out there. Leave a comment if you’d like to chime in and give my page a follow so you can stay up to date for future posts. As always peace and keep it real.
2 thoughts on “Riot Ready”
As an outsider from Canada, here’s my take. The racist profiling of black Americans may not be all encompassing, but it runs deep and generationally ingrained in those that succumb to its ill-gotten belief’s. The rioting chaos and burning of what they think as “their cities” only further adding cause to their racist voice. After all, the newscast video coverage is shocking!
Yet Black Americans have also protested peacefully and for decades. Leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. led huge peaceful protests in the name of racist reform. But still no change? Even a former Black President couldn’t unite the country as one people. So What will it take?
If A Black President can’t fix this, and peaceful demonstrations don’t work, and Nationwide anger and violence and unrest prove useless — what Now? As of today, protests on behalf of the never-ending racist injustice in America are being held in many other countries including here in Canada. Yet sadly will this even be enough? I suppose that still remains to be seen?
My heart goes out to, what I believe to be, the Majority, of racist-free Americans as they endure yet another crisis of déjà vu. And while in the mist of a terrifying Covid-19 pandemic that’s already taken over 100,000 lives in their country to boot!
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I agree this is a terrifying time, but to your point on MLK Jr, as a black man myself I respect his views on peaceful non violent means to combat injustice and racism. It made progress i.e. The bus boycotts. However, later on his later in life
unfortunately before he was assassinated he got tired of turning the other cheek. He believed he was running his people into a burning building in hopes of integration. I’m not condoning the violence, but from my perspective it’s understandable for these riots/protests are years of injustices that accumulated and it has reached its boiling point with COVID 19 as the backdrop. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.