The people now calling for nonviolence are not prepared to answer these questions. Many of them are charged with enforcing the very policies that led to Gray's death, and yet they can offer no rational justification for Gray's death and so they appeal for calm. But there was no official appeal for calm when Gray was being arrested. There was no appeal for calm when Jerriel Lyles was assaulted. (“The blow was so heavy. My eyes swelled up. Blood was dripping down my nose and out my eye.”) There was no claim for nonviolence on behalf of Venus Green. (“Bitch, you ain’t no better than any of the other old black bitches I have locked up.”) There was no plea for peace on behalf of Starr Brown. (“They slammed me down on my face,” Brown added, her voice cracking. “The skin was gone on my face.")
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is "correct" or "wise," any more than a forest fire can be "correct" or "wise." Wisdom isn't the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the rioters themselves.
this is interesting. ppl argue against things like affirmative action and minority scholarships bc they think they're racist; that basically white men simply deserve a proportion of spots and jobs and w/e that is larger than their proportion of society based on merit. i hold the position that this very argument is inherently racist; it draws a line between races and is a literal argument of white supremacy.
actually that quote might help to explain the allure of libertarianism to white nationalists; an apparent belief that their right to property supersedes the rights of others. sure rodney king was abused but look at what those animals did to those storefronts in la! sure (insert most recent dead black child here) didn't have to die but im sure plenty are just looking for an excuse to steal and well here it is! of course slavery was wrong but what about all of that stuff that got burned :'(
to trivialize human rights and elevate property rights diminishes the value of human life; a diminished value of human life of course being a necessary component of a systematically oppressive society.
e:protesters and rioters are little general shermans, bringing the war home in a way that resonates much more strongly in white america than the death of some black kid
Ahhh, now I know exactly where you are coming from. People like you seek to somehow obfuscate and minimize the extremely deleterious effects of slavery by passing the buck (at least you didn't use the tired excuse "well Africans were the ones doing the selling"), by falsely claiming that the civil war was not in large part motivated by the desire of Southerners to protect their "peculiar institution", and by claiming that slave owners were altruistic souls who released slaves upon their deaths. Such bullshit haha. All to somehow minimize the disgusting effects of that institution. Hopefully people see your pathetic attempts to rewrite history for what they are...which is namely bullshit.
The founders of the confederacy said on multiple occasions that their new organization of states was being founded on the principle that blacks were inferior to whites. They basically formed an organization of states based on protecting the institution of slavery. Neo-confederates are idiots. You probably own a couple of dixie outfitter t-shirts haha.
i read this last night and i think you might like it
Twice today I have had issues with the automatic paper towel dispenser in two different places.
The issue is that when I waive my hand under it, they are not registering and dispensing a towel. If this only happened once, no big deal, but this has happened twice in the same day in two totally different places. What the fuck am I supposed to do with wet hands???
first thing you should do is call the local schools and make sure they have a plan in place for this
the percentage of of black people voting for a black democrat over a white democrat is statistically insignificant. to make an assertion to the contrary is to assert that black people don't vote on issues, they only vote on race.
is anyone here willing to make the assertion that black people are too dumb to vote on issues so they just go HURR BLACK GUY and submit their ticket?
it's always that they're dumb and lazy and want free stuff. that's why they don't vote for the people who maintain that they're dumb lazy parasites