This Is America, 2020
IN THE last month, the left and the right have erected an ever more complicated game of twister for White people to play.
The McMichaels must be punished for going beyond dialing 911. Amy Cooper must be punished for dialing 911. Derek Chauvin must be punished for being 911, and having a violent felon who did too much cocaine and had a heart attack die during apprehension. A White small business owner accepts 911 is useless and shoots looters coming into his store during a race riot — he too must go to the gallows. It’s rigged so you always lose.
Not a single right-wing platform, figure or politician will defend their rights or tell their side of the story. This is America.
The asymmetrical nature of American power keeps both the left and the right in permanent political confusion.
Why is Mayor Jacob Frey actively encouraging the mobs burning down his police department’s precinct? Why is the President of the United States reduced to impotently begging Yoel Roth to let him tweet? Why has Trump decided to let Minneapolis burn as he cowers under his desk inside the White House, all while the NYPD under “woke” Bill De Blasio viciously brutalizes people protesting for the same cause? Traditional understandings of how power is brokered and administrated do not apply.
There is bipartisan support — Dianne Feinstein, Jerrold Nadler and Lindsay Graham — to have hearings on how to make it so that Black men are not subjected to law enforcement, but only when they have a dispute with a White person. There was no urge for restraint or racial sensitivity when Mayor De Blasio ordered the NYPD to subject the Black neighbors of Brooklyn Jews to the same conditions Palestinians next to West Bank settlers are under.
The two Jewish Democrats and Lindsay Graham are among the most hawkish Zionists in Congress. If they were interested in ending police brutality, they would oppose the Anti-Defamation League’s “deadly exchange” program that trains thousands of American police officers in Israel on how to violate our civil rights like they do to Palestinians.
A perfect example was the senseless murder of a young White man who was asleep in his bed and had no criminal record. He was executed by the Montgomery County [Maryland] Police Department, which is trained by Israel. Police killings like this do not start conversations or lead to Congressional hearings, and under the current system they never will.
We are on the cusp of graduating from four years of Trump University. The Trump administration and Republican Party has created the present circumstances by sucking up all the oxygen out of White organizing and then using the opportunity to pin our arms back as the Bill Barr Department of Justice sends the FBI to investigate “hate crimes” based off nothing but the color of the skin of the man who had no choice but to fire his gun when a Black criminal tried to take it from him. The prosecutors who obeyed objective legal protocols and didn’t charge them are under investigation too.
As the American empire declines, it begins to grow more brutal against its domestic enemy: White people who just want to be left alone. Depoliticization is no longer an option, nor will it keep you safe.
That Donald Trump and Mike Pence have speech writers programming them to engage in discourse that until very recently was only reserved for the most extreme campus Black Lives Matter organizer demonstrates the absurd banality of investing oneself in “left” vs “right” partisanship.
There is only one group in charge, and whatever prefabricated ideologies they promote to you is merely a cover for the preservation of their power and interests. We do not have to use their language, respect their taboos, or otherwise make ourselves palatable to them. We have a moral right to dignity and existence.
All White people are targets; no White person can expect either of the existing parties to come to the rescue. When November comes around, we must vote no-confidence. This is America, and its system is out to destroy you.
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Source: National Justice