I am SO very glad that I learned long ago, that protesting gets not a goddamn thing done. Some whites are sitting up somewhere talking about, “Look what we did. We added more bodies to the protest count and so THERE!” But what did any of that accomplish?
Despite calls by criminal justice reform activists for immediate changes to policing in America, there are some groups who appear content with buying time.
Last Monday, Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis police union, told me he had not read all of the bills working their way through the state legislature. But he cautioned against rushing through police reforms.
In comments that appeared tone-deaf to Floyd’s pleas to the officer choking him, Kroll said of efforts to rush through policing reform: “Everybody’s got to take a breath.”
Yes indeed, everybody’s got to take a breath, except, there are some Black folks that’s not taking a breath because the breath was knocked out of them by racist kops. And with a racist, hate spewing president in office throwing fuel on the ‘kops going on a killing frenzy’ fire, there is no stopping this mess. According to one article, Trump just retweeted a video of some white guy riding around on a golf cart in Florida screaming, “White power!” And if that is not bad enough, Trump praised the aggressive tactics of immigration officers and suggested that police shouldn’t protect the heads of handcuffed suspects being put in the back of a car.
“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon. You see them thrown in rough. I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,'” Trump said to applause as he addressed a crowd of police officers in New York state.
So now that mostly everyone has gone home or back to their tent, for those who are homeless, all’s well that end’s well. The only group I hear that are still occupying space and protesting is in Seattle, WA. There are only a few hundred of them left since the cameras are no longer focusing on the protesting and have now been turned back to the so-called, uptick in COVID-19 cases in multiple states that are now re-thinking re-opening. But in Minneapolis, where one of the latest to get himself murdered by racist kops occurred, the protests are over and the Black folks are now sitting up in their tents in Powderhorn Park getting sexually assaulted.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A juvenile has been sexually assaulted at a Minneapolis homeless encampment. Tents started appearing in the park earlier this month. Some people started migrating to the park after they were evicted from a makeshift shelter inside a Minneapolis hotel several blocks away. At least 200 tents were recently pitched there.
And so again, what did the protests accomplish? Nothing. The same shit that was going down BEFORE the latest murders of Black people at the hands of racist kops is still going down. The Dems and the Repubs are still fighting over whose ‘reform’ bill does more to solve the problem of their out-of-control slave patrols while Trump is doing his usual, instigating the shit.
Meanwhile, American descendants of slavery, just as they’ve ALWAYS done, shut the fuck up, picked up their marbles and went to their various ‘homes’; be they apartment slums or tents, where they’ll either await their turn to have their lives snuffed out at the hands of the slave patrols or get sexually assaulted in a homeless encampment or die from the elements just as soon as winter sets in. The whites have already ordered the replacement glass for the few buildings’ windows that got busted out when the usual protests erupted. Oh the whites knew that if they just let you Black folks riot for a couple of days and then send in the National Guard to push your asses out-of-the-way, you’d get back to the business of realizing who is boss, and you always do.
What you fail to understand, Black folks, is that you cannot keep up the momentum. This shithole should still be burning from one end to the other, but as soon as the whites up the ante, you fall back and then wait for the next strike from the whites, which will be any day now. Just wait for it. You’ll be fired up again when you see video evidence of yet another atrocity and back to the protest line you will go. You mean, you still haven’t figured out that what you are doing is the very definition of insanity? Doing the same thing, over and over again and expecting a different result? And yet, you get the same result; NOTHING. The whites know Black folks like they know no other. They know your moves before you even make them. But you refuse to learn your enemy. You refuse to throw his ass off by doing the opposite of what he expects. You’re an open book, Black folks. You have no idea what sleight of hand means. You have no idea how to play chess. You can’t even play a good game of checkers against the whites. And you know why, because when your enemy was studying you, they had given you those gadgets to hypnotize your ass so that when you looked up, you were victims of drug addiction, gang violence, mass incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, gentrification, low educational attainment, income inequality, mass homelessness, prostitution, illiteracy, poverty, low wage jobs and immigrant owned liquor stores, convenience stores and fake ass food take-out joints in your few remaining ‘communities’. Your so-called, “communities” were in ruins and yet what does the media screech and wail about when you protest? They screech and wail about how you are burning down your own communities when you don’t own shit in those white-owned, slum communities! Oh, they’ve got you figured out to a ‘T’ and with the media 100% white-owned, they get the message out that those horrible Black folks are just a burning down their own communities when the whites know good and goddamn well that Black people don’t own shit! The whites make damn sure of that; they always have and they always will.
Even the poor whites don’t want us living around them. There is a building out in Maple Plain, MN where no Black person can live because the poor whites out there, run every single one of them out of that building. The building is managed by Commonbond Communities and that entire company is racist as hell, just as every other entity is racist as hell including entities that get government money by way of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Housing and Urban Development(HUD), and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. Hardly any American descendant of slavery can reside in ANY building that is managed or owned by the MPHA because MPHA strictly houses immigrants from Somalia, Nigeria, Mexico and Asia and MPHA is HUD funded. Minnesota wants immigrants. Minnesota does not want American descendants of slavery. They reside in homeless shelters and in homeless encampments. But at one time, HUD was set up to set us up. How do you think guns and drugs became so prevalent in so-called Black communities? It was thanks to the CIA and HUD. HUD projects were almost exclusively Black and so the CIA had no problem flooding those projects with guns and drugs and now whites want to sit back and gleefully point the finger at crime and violence in those housing projects that were set up for the express purpose of sending American descendants of slavery to hell!
So you keep running out on the streets protesting for a few days when the shit hits the fan and then go right on back to your fucked life as though nothing untoward is happening until you see a video of someone getting murdered by the police. You should be going the fuck off over the fact that you can’t fucking breathe because the whites have their foot on every single one of our goddamn necks for something that they did. Those deranged, foaming at the mouth, racist ass whites dragged us the fuck over here and yet are making us pay for some foul ass, vicious shit THEY did! But yet if you go to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, you will find only American descendants of slavery getting anti-psychotic injections like we’re the crazy fuckers when in reality, there can be no more depraved, debased lunatic than the whites! Those worthless motherfuckers are psychopaths!
Malcolm X was spot on! Whites are going to keep their goddamn foot on our necks because we don’t have sense enough to know that since we don’t own a goddamn thing, and our ancestors built this shit, what the fuck do we have to lose? A goddamn tent??!!!