Let us talk about Black Lives Matter and White Supremacy. To start with, I am considered to be a white male, although I am not white but rather a shade of pink and brown. Like most humans, we are a shade of brown, like it or not.
I hear so many arguments for and against Black Lives Matter-- That All Lives Matter, that Blue Lives Matter and so forth, totally missing the point. Black Lives Matter is about grievances that have endured in this country since it's inception, mostly by blacks and Native Americans.
You say I didn't do that to anyone, that it was hundreds of years ago. Why should I care?
You should care because the system we have in this country today and for the past 400 plus years has been weighted against ANYONE who isn't "white"! We talk about white privilege and the advantage it gives to "white folks", not even thinking of it in our daily lives. It does exist! I cannot think of one "white" person who would ask for, much less endure, the tragedy of the existence of people of color in the United States of America. And the sad thing is, it will probably never change until we have a mass uprising like we are finally seeing today, where blacks and whites stand together against racist views and bigotry. We will not endure as a nation until it is addressed. Blacks did it in the sixties and paid with their blood. But they accomplished the passage of the civil rights act.
Yet White Supremacists cannot allow that to stand. DJT and his cabinet are attempting to turn back the clock on ALL People of Color.
DHS, ICE and CBP have become the modern day Gestapo at the command of Barr, tRump, Kushner and Stephen Miller, with no one being able to reign them in. It must be stopped before it is too late. The citizens of Portland, OR are doing what we must all do. Tell them to all go to hell and fight fire with fire. The civil war #2 has officially begun. Make it count by taking out as many of these jackbooted mercenaries as we can.
But that, you say, is insurrection. You're damn right it is! Give them what they are handing out! I guarantee if we come up with innovative methods like tennis rackets to rebound their tear gas back to them, shields to stop their "non-lethal" projectiles, an overwhelming presence of people in the streets that they can't stop, you will send a message loud and clear that this is America, the supposed "land of the free". I say that is bullshit until the scourge of "White Supremacy" is eliminated from this Earth!
We treat our animals better than many people, with food and shelter, love and peace.
We are all People of Color and Black Lives do Matter!
Stand together and prevail!
May peace find you and yours.