As the weekend begins I find myself not seeing anything that I would call “cool” to post on…….so I will retreat into the world of illusion and crap….politics.
Cooler weather has finally shown up….perfect weather for taking it to the streets……..
I have been surfing some of those “other” sites….you know the ones….those that see “bad guys” behind every action….a bomb, a killing and riot…..most of them are feeding the hysteria of FEAR.
We have had a couple of years of “riots” over the killing of people……mostly black lives have been destroyed…..there is a wealth of blog posts that come down on the two sides …but few people are looking at the underlying situations.
We have heard all the analysis….mostly from people that have NO idea what is truly going on in the society as a whole….most of them view it from their position within it.
The problem is that the people that are rioting seem to believe that their voices mean nothing in this society….and of course when that is brought up we will hear the quotes from MLK, Jr……the problem is most of them a selective and tries to reinforce the “norm” in this society……but MLK had so much more to say…..
The words of the real MLK were far more radical than today’s cherry-picked lines.
The Martin Luther King Jr. who is cynically trotted out every time racial unrest erupts in our cities is the MLK who can be conveniently used to prop up the status quo. He is the MLK of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, ignoring the core root of an urban uprising and unable to recognize the intrinsically higher value of black lives over commercial property interests. He is the MLK reduced to “I Have A Dream,” used in conservative political ads to scare-monger about invading, job-stealing Mexican immigrants. He is the almost wholly fabricated MLK whom the modern GOP claims would today be one of their own, presumably standing alongside them as they vote against the poor, women and people of color at every opportunity.
Those critics all I can say to them as it must be lovely looking down on so many people that you have NO idea what they are going through.