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Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:14 PM

reality dawning

Last edited Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:20 PM - Edit history (2)

while sitting here in front of an empty screen this Sunday morning, 11/21/21. I started thinking of the "burn baby burn" racial injustice rebellions in America in the '60s. Some called them riots. Then I switched to the white "take back our country" rebellion on 1/6/21 in which over 200 were injured/wounded some seriously. Also, 5 died as thousands stormed our national capitol building at the behest of a racist, compromised ex-POTUS committing his "big lie" of nationwide election fraud. Sending innocents and politicians scurrying for their lives with the mainly white crowd chanting death threats. And I cannot forget the white supremacists/traitors had their dry run for this attack in Michigan on 4/30/2020, with their takeover of the statehouse.

In the last week an outright murderer of 2 people protesting injustice in Kenosha, Wisconson got off scot-free of those murders and the 5 gun charges associated with his crime. 17 years old with a semi-automatic rifle that just walked past the police AFTER committing his heinous crime. I bet he got some "attaboy" and other appreciative nods from authorities. But let me not stray into personal opinion.

America has been slipping into the racial divide since the 1964-65 Civil and Voting Rights Acts signed into law. This after the brutality of white racist hate was revealed on "Bloody Sunday", March 7, 1965, in Selma, Alabama. Thank the fates news cameras were there recording the violent racist attack on protestors of racial injustice of that day. Switch to protests 56 years later over the murder of George Floyd by a now-imprisoned felon who was wearing his badge during the commission of his racist murder. This set in motion a series of protests by civil rights organizations, the now infiltrated BLM prominent, that culminated in a 17-year-old white kid murdering two people and seriously wounding another.

A short history of racial injustice rebellions" of the '60s. Since 1945 whites had been leaving the cities for the suburbs. Businesses that had once provided paying jobs for black Americans were leaving as well. With the floor-sweeping and elevator jobs leaving black unemployment swelled. Unemployment was well above the national average and one-half lived well below the then poverty line. Tensions started to rise. Given these facts and a majority of black Americans having only access to poor public transportation to get to suburban jobs, tensions continued rising. Pit this situation against the violent racist times the fire was simmering.

Lynchings and murders of black Americans also continued at the hands of racist whites. Emmitt Till's murder in 1955 comes to mind. Allegedly he whistled at a white woman. He was just visiting relatives. His being from the north he didn't understand the murderous nature of southern whites. Yet he was picked up tortured and lynched. Recently the woman to whom he supposedly whistled at said the allegation was a lie. Add these types of racist hateful crimes to the long, long list of black Americans lynched and/or murdered by white citizens(Trayvon Martin-Tamir Rice murdered 2012-2014 respectively) and police alike(Sandra Bland-Breonna Taylor 2015-2020 respectively) and George Floyd the fires did start rising again and culminated in demonstrations across the country. And then along came Rittenhouse, armed with his semi-automatic rifle.

At this time my country is dangerously divided racially, culturally and politically precisely because trump/Putin/miller/bannon et al. came along to pour gasoline on those long-simmering fires.

We better find a way to prosecute the treasonous liars who we all know purposefully created this situation to cover up major crimes elsewhere in trump's administration along with major looting of all that could be looted by his grifter family.

edit-11/22/21
and now this... for the innocents

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llashram Nov 21 OP
brer cat Nov 21 #1
llashram Nov 21 #2
IrishAfricanAmerican Nov 21 #3
spanone Nov 21 #4
c-rational Nov 21 #5
Joinfortmill Nov 21 #6
Boomerproud Nov 21 #7
alwaysinasnit Nov 21 #8
Dan Nov 21 #9
Blue Owl Nov 21 #10
Progressive Jones Nov 21 #11
llashram Nov 21 #12
sheshe2 Nov 22 #13
llashram Nov 22 #14

Response to llashram (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:19 PM

1. Great post, llashram.

The fires have never gone away and the embers are fanned all too regularly.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:27 PM

2. thanks

just have that hollow feeling of dangerous uncertainty in the pit of my stomach. It's the same thing I felt 50+ years ago in Vietnam before a mission. Dangerous times for all of us.

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:29 PM

3. Spot on.

People better wake the hell back up!




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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:29 PM

4. ,,,K&R...

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:31 PM

5. Your post made me think of James Baldwin's book, "The Fire Next Time." We have a lot of

waking up to do.

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:43 PM

6. Yes, it's a hot mess out there.

Stay safe.

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:08 PM

7. I always remember the story about what Lyndon Johnson

said on the day he signed major civil rights legislation. Someone said "Congratulations Mr. President, you did the right thing. " Johnson replied "Yes, and we just lost the South for a generation.." He was wrong about the timeline but he knew the character of Americans. I am considered old now but I'm scared to death for my great nephews and nieces.

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:22 PM

8. K&R Excellent post.

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Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:30 PM

10. K&R

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:50 PM

11. Yes, there are those who need to be prosecuted. However,

the next question will be "What do we do about those who are no different than the January 6th terrorist?" They wiil remain even if Trump et al were locked up tomorrow. They won't stop until they are frightened out of it, or dead.

If the militant right wing terrorists try that again, I'm going to want to see it end with a couple of refrigerated trailers full of "Ashlii Babbitts".

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:57 PM

12. I think it's time

but that's just me...

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:50 PM

13. Great post, llashram.

Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:19 PM

14. thanks

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