Justifying Oppression: The Lie of Attacking Police

“Police officers are only “heroes” to those who have an interest in maintaining white supremacy/anti-blackness, capitalist exploitation, and hetero-patriarchy.”

I cannot argue with that! And if I were you, I wouldn’t even come all up in here to try!

Zone of Non-being

Since it is National Police Week, Trump gave a speech yesterday recognizing all the officers killed in the line of duty. He declared that the attacks on law enforcement “must end right now.” Lets get a few things straight:

Regardless of what the latest Law & Order episode told you, being a police officer is not the most dangerous profession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that law enforcement doesn’t even rank in the top 10 for deaths on the job. There are more fatalities among construction and sanitation workers. Why not focus on all the people who lose their lives while removing our trash? Are they simply not worthy? Dr. King was assassinated while trying to unionize sanitation workers in Memphis. And it was the FBI – a law enforcement agency – which set him up. Remember that.

Police officers are not under attack. We are. Lets do…

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2 thoughts on “Justifying Oppression: The Lie of Attacking Police

  1. With the massive CIA-disinformation campaign surrounding Trump at the moment, I think we have to assume that all information disseminated by the mass media is propaganda and disinformation until proven otherwise. They’re messing with our minds.

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    • So true, Dr. Bramhall. They are indeed, messing with our minds and I wonder, in this age of enlightenment, how many millions are still buying this? We have been inundated with what amounts to a circus act of media coverage over Donald Trump since his ‘victory’. And every sort of scandal continues to crawl out of the woodwork, on an hourly basis to the point where most of us by now, should have exploding heads, if we have tuned in, religiously, to this mess that is! Meanwhile, other more important things are being done behind the scenes while we are being made to focus on this farce that is an attempt to distract us from our reality which is more fucked up than anything even Donald Trump could do.

      Thank you for that spot on comment.

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