There have been protests globally in support for justice for George Floyd's lynching by Derek Chauvin and the Black Lives Matter Movement. These are in concert with the BLM protests in every state in the U.S. This represents a critical mass against white supremacy (groups lifting up white nationalism, the KKK, the Neo Nazis). Considering that the protests by millions of people have been peaceful, by default the violence that broke out in various cities in the U.S. to disrupt the protests, represents hatred, criminality and cruelty.
Hatred/fear, brutality and criminality are the historical fruits of slavery, colonialism and the wretched aftermath of centuries of discrimination: kidnapping, oppression of ownership of humans, beatings and killings, rape and horrific conditions on plantations while whites lived in luxury. Above all was the separation of children from their parents during slave auctions. The tradition has stained this nation for centuries; the U.S. has never been great as a result.
Perhaps these protests represent the beginning of a long awakening of our society to the horror of institutional genocide (in healthcare, the justice system, the education system). And they should cut at consumerism, which relies on the mass brainwashing through fascist/white supremacist advertising, social oppression and appearance shaming for profit, a sub rosa uplifting of the perfection of white against the inferiority of black, brown and indigenous people.
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|BLM George Floyd justice protests in the UK. Winston Churchill statue may be toppled. (Axios)
The hatred and violence that is white on black/brown/Native American, comes largely from the U.S. history of slavery, abuse, violence, murder. The same can be said for Western Civilization colonialism which infected practically every nation on the earth.
|Demonstrators outside the United States Embassy on Jin Madrid on June 7. Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images (Axios)
Finally, like a boil, the George Floyd lynching has sliced open the pustule of white supremacy and the brutality toward colored races. The stench is overwhelming; the wound must be cleaned out. And oppression by white men (purchased by the rich) over colored nations and women will not be tolerated institutionally.
|Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Berlin and other German cities against racism on June 6, per DW.com. Photo: Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (Axios)
The police brutality on display during the protests is finally being addressed by police departments Attorneys General in various blue states. The critical mass will encompass red states. The House has written a federal law which nationalizes police reforms that will save lives and would have saved the lives of Breonna Taylor who was killed because of a no-knock warrant, and George Fl who was killed by Derek Chauvin's 8 minute chokehold.
|People attend a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Tokyo on June 6. Photo: David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (Axios)
This nation and our allies across the globe are protesting to insure that justice be served and reforms be instituted so that murders like George Floyd's, Michael Brown's, Travyon Martin's and countless others never happen again. And if they do, justice be swift,k equitable and righteous under the law. The House Bill for reforms must be passed by the Senate. The White Supremacist Mitch McConnell must sign the bill into law or forever expose himself and his Red State senators as White Nationalists who have no place in our capital, and liars who swear to uphold their oath to the constitution, then don't. What constitution are they swearing on? The constitution of the CONFEDERACY?
Enough is enough. If Mitch McConnell doesn't get the Red State senators on board to sign the bill, the handwriting is on the wall. They will be voted out with the White Nationalist in the "White House" in November 2020, despite Georgia Senator Kemp's attempt to disenfranchise whole counties of black voters with the gaslighting ruse of new voting machines which somehow don't work.
|Tens of thousands of Australians
have protested in cities including Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and
Sydney, where a traditional indigenous welcoming ceremony is held during
a rally outside Sydney Town Hall in Australia on June 6. Photo: Speed
Media/Icon Sportswire (Axios)
There have been arguments in defense of the recent police brutality. Arguments have been made against George Floyd- he was a criminal and Chauvin feared for his life. Arguments have been made supporting the legality of the no-knock warrant which ended up in the death of Brianna Taylor. However, these arguments are typical white supremacist gaslighting. And the U.S. populace is not buying it.
They recognize that it is just like the gaslighting by the Minneapolis corner who was pressured by the DA to find George Floyd had drugs in his system which caused his death along with some underlying issues. The very idea that the truth should so be obscured represents white supremacy and unequal justice under oppression. White males in power cover up and protect one of their own against the powerless black "criminal" to escape punishment and to walk with impunity between the raindrops. That way, they can kill again.
|A Black Lives Matter demonstration in Stockholm on June 3. Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images (Axios)
Such killings are reminiscent of those by man-eating tigers who, once they taste the flesh and blood of human beings, savor the taste and go for more kills. Human predators are the same. And they have had free reign in our police departments, whose warrior/soldier mentality has destroyed their humanity and wrecked their mission to be peace officers, a quaint notion that has never really pertained in reality. Does this apply to all police? No. But if even one cop is a killer on a police force, it is one too many and most probably, his "kill" will be a black man or as in the case of Sandra Bland, a black woman.
|Protest reference some of George Floyd's final words during a protest in
Athens, Greece, on June 4. Photo: Menelaos Michalatos/SOPA
Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (Axios)
The Floyd family got their own investigator (the same one as the family of Eric Garner) and an autopsy was done. The report showed George Floyd died of asphyxiation. With breaking news today, since Chauvin and Floyd knew one another and there was friction between them as witnessed by the owner of the club where both worked, Chauvin will probably get Murder 1. Considering that Chauvin choked Floyd for 8 minutes and strangled the breath out of him while his police buddies let him, the act was a premeditation. He watched the man die when he should have been saving him. Instead of stopping when George Floyd pleaded for his life and warned he couldn't breathe, Chauvin went on and on. How long can you hold your breath under water before you feel like you're drowning and then drown?
|Hand-drawn portraits of George Floyd are hung on a gate outside of the
U.S. Embassy in Mexico City on Saturday. The sign reads "Racism kills,
here, there, and all over the world." Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty
The protests which have continued for 13 days nationwide, joined by New Zealand, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Ghana, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, the Greek Islands, Syria, Israel, most of the world (except Russia who bans protests). The effect of these global protests has been self-reflection in which the countries have decried their histories inundated with slavery and colonialism. Protestors have thrown down the statues of slavery merchants, colonialists and in the case of Belgium, the notorious abuser and tyrant King Leopold of Belgium who chopped off the hands of black enslaved who didn't produce their quota of rubber. On a dour note, Winston Churchill was decried for his racist remarks. It is a sign of the times when one must look to one's own past to see the villainy there and hopefully expurgate it and reform.
|Protesters gather outside of the U.S. consulate in Milan, Italy, on May
31 with signs reading, "I can't breathe," as the country remains in a
Phase 2 lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Alessandro
Bremec/NurPhoto/Getty Images (Axios)
But for some, reform, apologies and self-reflection are impossible. Donald Trump, the WH, William Barr, the GOP for example, are incapable of reform or of holding up citizens' rights spelled out in the constitution, despite swearing to their oaths of office. Trump has done the reverse with Barr's gaslighting assistance. He has thrown down the constitution following a Putin-like use of military force against U.S. citizens.
|Thousands attend a protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver,
Canada, on May 30. Photo: Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty
Tearing gassing and rubber pepper bulleting peaceful protestors is not upholding the Bill of Rights to encourage peaceful protest for redress of grievances. For Trump who sees any disagreement with his policies or ideas as treason, of course, the protestors are scurrilous cockroaches. And initially afraid of them and hiding in a bunker (an incredible irony) he emerged in full coward's dress, backed by numbers of officers in riot gear and National Guard troops who bombed and disperse the crowd for his sacrosanct moment in front of St. John's church holding a Bible.
Vilified by former Republican military, the former presidents and Senator Mitt Romney who joined protestors later in the week to reveal he is NOT a Trumpist, one wonders if Trump got the message? No. He has yet to make a national statement of support in favor of the protestors and BLM. He has yet to condemn police brutality.
Instead, he has accused Martin Gugino, a 75-year old Catholic pacifist for tripping himself up and being a conspirator against Trump, a member of ANTIFA. Indeed, if you believe Trump's white supremacist inference the man purposely fell, and let loose a blood squib (used in films) to fake the seriousness of his fall and injuries at the hands of police. If that were true, the "fake" injuries would have been immediately exposed once Gugino was admitted to the hospital. Instead, Mr. Gugino was in critical condition in the ICU. Since then he is undergoing rehabilitation, but has brain injuries according to his doctor.
Trump has been condemned for this psychotic, hyperbolic comment. Everyone that is except #QAnon, the KKK, white nationalists and Neo Nazis online who are charged toward violence by the meme "ANTIFA" a group which does not exist and which the Russian military intel has used to inspire fake protests against it in previous years. Antifa is "anti-fascist" and against Trump. Considering the full meaning of the meme, the U.S. fight against Nazi Hitler's Germany was ANTIFA. Thus, by design, ANTIFA stands for the millions of people who are against white supremacist groups like the Neo Nazis, white nationalists and the KKK. Google Frank Figluizzi (former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI) who has studied hate groups. Antifa is not among them. So if you hear the Trump/Barr dog whistles blow "Antifa," think white supremacist inciting meme.
|The KKK is very active in Mitch McConnell's state of Kentucky (courtesy of the site)
Trump and Barr have used references to Antifa to incite to protest and violence. But it's not working. Nor did the white supremacist provocations to burn down black stores and businesses work to continue violence toward race war work. Immediately, there was clean up by protestors the next day as people united to rebuild. And the protests continued. White supremacy isn't working. There aren't enough white supremacists to go around. There are petitions to reinstate the KKK as a domestic terrorist organization. And surely Neo Nazi organizations and groups like Boogaloo Bois and Proud Boys are being put on notice. Their intent to begin a race war is not a dog that will hunt in 2020. They are white, male, violent. That is the only color that the vast numbers of Americans are NOT color blind to.
At the heart of their dumb philosophies rests the confederacy. The confederacy had to be kept alive by rich planters who stayed rich by having an enslaved work force. They brainwashed the poor whites to fight for them, though poor whites couldn't afford slaves and resented that the rich planters didn't fight in order to keep their plantations going. At the heart of the confederacy was the lie that Christianity mandated slavery. There was also an utter disregard for indigenous cultures and peoples. The following quote by Alexander Stephens, the Vice President of the confederacy states in a speech right before the Civil War what the Confederate States believed was the cornerstone of why the confederacy must secede.
|Alexander Stephens of the confederacy lived a life of lies. (Wikipedia)
"Its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery—subordination to the superior race—is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth." (Alexander Stephens, VP of the failed confederacy)
The confederacy was a lie. It could not stand because the "new government" was based upon the lie that blacks are not equal to whites. It is a lie that negro inferiority is a "physical, philosophical, moral" truth. The truth which the social contract stands upon is that all human beings (regardless of gender, race, religion) have inalienable rights. Our constitution is supposed to protect the rights of each citizen of the U.S. Then and now, the assertion that one group is racially inferior to another is a lie and cannot stand ever. Interestingly, every culture that attempts to by force and oppression assert that genocidal argument ends up falling and being destroyed by itself.
|William Barr has blown the dog whistle "Antifa" to demean protestors (courtesy of the site)
Thus, all remnants of a destroyed government shall not be uplifted. The confederate flag chic is not chic. It is a failure and a lie. We don't uplift failures and lies. To do so is preserving an immoral, wrong philosophy. It is patently stupid, as stupid and criminally negligent as saying COVID 19 is a hoax.
if you are a white man in black garb with an AR-15 and you are not active military in a country in Africa, but are on the streets of America? You are a terrorist. You are a racist. You are a white supremacist and you are most probably AN ALWAYS TRUMPER and supporter of #QAnon and JFK Jr. becoming Trump's Vice President. (google some of the insanities this group posits...it's probably promoted by Russian military intel).
Being a card carrying member of the KKK or neo Nazi or any hate group is Un-American. Since when is domestic terrorism American? Since when is hate speech at the point of a gun peaceful protest? Since when is violence against any American peaceful protest? The confederacy was a lie in 1866 (the end of the Civil War). And the confederate flag and what it stands for, domestic terrorism against Americans, is worse than a lie: it is an active threat against this country and the constitution. It is the antithesis of patriotism. And white supremacy is against the constitution.
If you are active military and are ordered to tear gas and rubber bullet peaceful protestors who have a right to redress their grievances, you should resign. "I'll lose my job." Yes. But is that a job? Or are you a slave to a philosophy that is against the oath you took in your role in the military? Resign or be a coward and traitor to the U.S. constitution.
It is about time the white privileged feel the heat of shame and guilt. Maybe they will grow up. The protestors have nothing to lose. They have already lost their lives to white supremacists in the police force and on the streets of this nation. White supremacist violence has no place in our culture. Women and the LGBT community are on board with color blindness. And there is only one color the world is now recognizing; white supremacist violence by males. The "whole world is watching" for each other's back against ultra conservative right wing groups which uphold violence and brutality out of some lurid assertions that they are superior. Since when are psychoses superior?
Trump and all the white supremacists in his administration and those in the GOP who do not uphold the constitution out of loyalty to Trump are domestic terrorists. Enough is enough.