They kneel and they get told "That's not the way to do it."
They try to vote but have the power of that vote diluted by gerrymandering, the electoral college, and strategic (lack of) placement of voting booths.
They run for office but face conspiracy theorists and organized idiots who attack their very legitimacy rather than debating the ideas they put forth.
They have neighborhoods that are not THEIR neighborhoods, with police officers who are trained and equipped like they are preparing to fight in a war against an invading military rather than serving and protecting those neighborhoods.
They get murdered by "misunderstood 21-year-old boys who are also victims" but if they are in the wrong place, in the wrong time, then they get posthumously declared "thugs" and "no angels."
You might see it as "looting" and "destroying their own communities" but I think you also might be able to see it as "pushed up against a wall"
It's a drinking game... of sorts.
Instead of taking a drink when people like Ahmaud Arbery or Eric Garner are described as "thugs" or "animals", take a drink when people like Dylann Roof or Nikolas Cruz are described as "thugs" or "animals".
Spoiler alert: You're not going to get drunk
Ever since the Christchurch massacre, I've been acting nonstop as a force against white nationalists
and right-wing extremists.
Whether it's working to add these organizations to my spam honeypot lists to the point where they are blocked entirely, making sure their psycho "theories" of "cultural Marxism", "white genocide", or "immigrant invasions" are referred to as just that... conspiracy theories, deplatforming them both bottom-up (users of social media) and top-down (sites themselves), making sure the violent ones are called *WHITE NATIONALIST TERRORISTS* and not "misunderstood 20-year-old boys", and more; it all comes from something, and no the point of this thread is not to justify the validity of my actions as some have come out against, Brenton Tarrant didn't care to "debate" or "discuss" his conspiracy theory he held with the people he murdered. And so blah, blah, blah, I don't care about that, after a while here, I will close the tab on DU for a while and see what I can do against white nationalist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, far-right degenerates today, like I do every day.
The point of this thread is the "something", and that something is resources and capital:
- I have resources and capital, even though I live paycheck to paycheck, I still have the things to use to fight back against white nationalist terrorism
- I have access to electronics, bots, algorithms, and more
- I have access to education, documents, and manuals that help me out in this regard
- I have access to time to allow me to do it
- I have access to white privilege that also reminds me this is also a responsibility
- I have access to resources to help me cope, it's not fun or pretty dealing with the disgusting things I have to encounter on top of the ethical questions I have asked myself when it comes to deplatforming, but I can return to it
Meanwhile, there are segments of America, and black America in particular, that don't have these same resources I have... in the past year alone, too many black Americans have died and they shouldn't have died to begin with and we all seem to forget that there is a pandemic raging around the world, and we were all ready to shut down, but when it was revealed that black Americans and the elderly die at higher rates, then guess what? We get to reopen, must not be that bad. Might make black America feel "disposable", like they have no value in the eyes of their government and fellow Americans.
I have the resources to keep my fight an "information fight", but there are those who don't have those resources...
So I can kinda get why they are resorting to rioting.
What did we expect was going to happen when we have a government and culture that devalues and dehumanizes black lives?
What's the difference between General Flynn's son and Anwar al-Awlaki?
Remember how Obama warned Trump to not hire Michael Flynn and he did so anyway?
I unmask corruption, it's what I do.
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