The latest shooting of black man in Milwaukee by a cop, a black cop, and the resulting “demonstration” is the sort of thing that makes an absolute mockery of legitimate claims that Black Lives Matter.
Where is BLM in the midst of this – besides a perfunctory call to calm down when pressed by the media? No where.
Black Lives Matter so much that apparently if you have a gun to “protect” yourself, a stolen gun loaded with 23 bullets it’s okay to confront a cop.
Here’s the reality check, if someone had a gun that confronted me and I had a gun one of us is going down, and I would make every effort to assure I’d be the one left standing, anyone saying they wouldn’t do likewise is a liar.
This guy was a thug pure and simple, if black communities want to embrace thugs as being characteristic of their communities then that’s on them and they can continue to deal with the reality that the huge majority of black men are killed by other black men – the huge majority of crimes committed upon black people are committed by their own.
They can continue to tolerate every gang related drive by shooting where innocent people, even children are murdered.
They can continue to tolerate every thug, every drug dealer, every thief, and every gangbanger and as they do so will find that they are isolating themselves and the “movement”.
What a profound ignorance to set fires in your own neighborhoods and loot your own neighborhood businesses.
What a profound ignorance to accept such things or harbor and defend those who commit such acts.
There are good well intentioned people in every black community, they need to step up, they need to say enough is enough, they need to take their communities back – the very thing I’ve repeatedly said of our indigenous communities and will continue to say.
I haven’t an ounce of sympathy for any thug regardless of ethnicity, station in life, or if they’re a thug wearing a badge – that I believe should be the norm.
I don’t care if they’re depicted as a “dancer”, “ladies man”, or parent – I don’t care if they’re white, brown, black, red, yellow, or any combination thereof.
There’s been an almost deliberate effort by BLM to delegitimize their movement, to make the narrative lopsided and exclusionary when it comes to responsibility and accountability, an effort propped up by the usual cast of poverty pimps who jet in to pontificate and then retire to the comfort of their homes and cushy lifestyle awaiting the next interview, speaking venue, or photo op.
Anyone, any community that believes they can demand accountability while personally eschewing their own lacks credibility.
Thugs such as this don’t give a damn about what their parents or grandparents went through or did when it came to civil rights – they don’t give a damn about someone like Martin Luther King jr., they don’t give a damn about their communities and making an effort to improve them.
What they care about is being a “gangsta” , posting photos and talking a bunch of shit in an attempt to prove they are.
It’s step up or shut up time on both sides of the fence, and I REALLY don’t care if my saying so is deemed to be politically correct or not – I don’t care whose cage it rattles or who takes offense.
I don’t want to hear about being a victim when you victimize your own people, and if you want to talk about that then let’s get to it.
My people have been victims for over five hundred years – we weren’t taken from our land, we had it taken from us, became prisoners and a hunted prey like we were some kind of game animal.
By the turn of the twentieth century we had been driven to the point of near extinction, while some tribes actually had vanished.
We were slaves across the width and breadth of this hemisphere before black slaves became a marketable commodity in this country.
Our children were swung by their heels to have their heads smashed against rocks, trees, or whatever hard surface was available.
They were stolen from us and sent to “schools” where their culture and language was beaten out of them as they were sexually and physically abused and even murdered to lie in unmarked secretive graves.
Our women were raped, scalped for bounty, and had their breasts cut off to make tobacco pouches, and if that wasn’t enough they were sterilized without consent or knowledge.
Bounties were placed on the scalps of our children and a very real genocidal policy was seen to be “the ultimate solution”.
We have the poorest communities in this country, the highest rate of unemployment, rape, diabetes, high blood pressure than any other demographic and the list goes on and on.
Our life expectancy is among the lowest if not the lowest.
And like other communities we’re not above victimizing ourselves.
Victims? Yeah tell me something I don’t know about that and I’ll tell you that you don’t make victims of your people for any reason.
Black Lives Matter? They surely do but I could give a rip about the life of thug, any thug.
It’s about parenting and being a role model whether you’re a parent or not.