Friday, July 8, 2016

On and On and On and On... Killing Folks of Color... it Don't Stop...

Ask not for whom the bell tolls...
My heart goes out to the families of Philando Castillo and Alton Sterling, as it does to the countless other victims of legal lynching and capricious executions in this country. They have gone through the same process as all of the rest; publicly executed, criminalized by the media, their killers rewarded by the system, and an investigation(?) that will clear the killers, and on we go to the next one. All of the drama and suspense of a roving game of Russian Roulette; we never know which trigger, chamber, and bullet will go off and end a life. The media will deem it a "tragedy" to linguistically

An interesting thing: Once Upon A Time, only the outspoken had to worry. In the 1950's, 60's and 70's it was fashionable to execute politically active and vocal people of color. It was a true act of terrorism to make examples of First Nations and Black leaders through execution and/or imprisonment. The majority of folks took this to mean that they should keep their heads low and not get involved in such affairs... they took the attitude that out-spoken people and organizations had it coming... not realizing that the silent were disappearing too.... just as quickly.

If you look at the public cases of execution and imprisonment of the last 20 years, notice how most of the victims were a-political average folks. With the exception of Ms Sandra Bland, and a handful of publicly recognized victims, the overwhelming majority of folks being killed are A-political, average everyday folks living average lives... not addressing social, political or economic issues... not organizing the community... and their executions captured on camera phones... made public and spin-doctored by the media... but now the defense will be that a camera phone looked like one of those new guns...

For those just waking up... exercising your one right (to remain silent) can and most likely will be used against you, as a reason to end your life on sight... if you don't have a weapon, one will be planted on your life-less body... or an innocuous object will be mistaken as one, as justification for your death... they come for the silent just as quickly... so speak up.

On and On and On and On... Killing Folks of Color... it Don't Stop...

If they come for me in the morning, they will come for you in the night...



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