George Floyd - America so f**ked up May 31, 2020 19:29:50 GMT via mobile
Post by Deleted on May 31, 2020 19:29:50 GMT
May 31, 2020 14:46:21 GMT @gas365 said:I praised what he said earlier in the thread so you know I listened to his words. Specifically he said “go home, organise, strategise and plan” and it was bloody brilliant advice. But never mind me, how many of the black community who are currently rioting are going to listen to him, put down their tear gas and go home and think “how can I change society for the better, what do I have to do, how determined do I have to be?”
Sadly it’s far easier to just chuck the canister of tear gas, keep complaining about your lot and leave bringing about institutional change to someone else.
What we have to keep in the forefront of our mind is that Black Culture is built on over 200 years of enslavery by white people,no matter how hard we try we can have no idea what carrying that weight of history feels like.
To be torn from your country,transported 3000 miles to be tortured and killed at a whim,but crucially imagine you are owned by someone it beggars belief.
So what today's black people see is nothing has really changed,they can still be killed with impunity,discriminated against and consigned to a lifetime of poverty,who amongst us would not fight with every thing we have to live with justice and equal rights?.
I totally agree with this, but their choice of fight and method is up for criticism imo. Mindless violence, looting and rioting is the wrong method of response and doesn’t really solve anything.
To look at it another way: there have been riots since time immemorial surrounding police officers killing black people, what have those riots ever actually achieved? Two wrongs never make a right no matter how good it might make you feel inside at the time.
Mind you not that you can blame the black community entirely for the riots. It’s gone way beyond one man’s death now and is just an excuse for consequence free hedonism. I hear from people near one of these riots that Antifa have turned up in big numbers to stir the pot. An absolute stain on society that lot, hypocritical fascists.