Pontificate If You Must, But Understand This, “a Riot Is The Language Of The Unheard”…

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The youtube link above opens a win­dow into the soul of the icon­ic Martin Luther King, a man who Republicans and Democrats now pay lip ser­vice to when they want to attach them­selves to moral author­i­ty.
Martin Luther King was assas­si­nat­ed by white nation­al­ists on April 4th, 1968. So too have lit­er­al­ly every Black leader to grace America after the igno­bil­i­ty of slav­ery been mur­dered.
A full 52 years after King was mur­dered, march­es con­tin­ue, riots con­tin­ue, and the con­di­tions that lead to them con­tin­ue in America.
Police killings and bla­tant bru­tal­i­ty are what the world sees, but the inher­ent racism that embold­ens police vio­lence is not always vis­i­ble but it is encour­aged by the Republicans and tol­er­at­ed by the Democrats.

How The Murder Of Martin Luther King, Jr. Spawned Grief And Chaos ...

America’s con­tin­ued shame­ful response to its cit­i­zen’s dis­con­tent over its racist poli­cies and their exe­cu­tion. (Image after the assas­si­na­tion of Dr. King)

A RIOT IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE UNHEARD(Martin Luther King Jr)

In Minneapolis, in Kenosha, in Portland, in Seattle, in New York City, in Los Angeles and cities all across America, vio­lence con­tin­ue to flare, and yet the polit­i­cal response to it is the same as it was 52 ‑years ago.
White America con­tin­ues to rel­ish in the safe­ty and seren­i­ty of white priv­i­lege that leads to pros­per­i­ty and com­fort­able liv­ing, one free from police oppres­sion. Yet they con­tin­ue to be ambiva­lent and hos­tile to the sys­temic vio­lence against Black Americans.
At the root of that ambiva­lence, is the age-old ques­tion, “what is behind white America’s hatred of Blacks?
It is one that requires a lot of thought, for hun­dreds of years white Americans have ben­e­fit­ed from the free labor of Blacks, yet when final­ly Blacks were afford­ed a small mod­icum of free­dom after the eman­ci­pa­tion dec­la­ra­tion they imme­di­ate­ly set about cre­at­ing a rigid sys­tem of hatred that to this day con­tin­ue to entan­gle blacks in its ten­ta­cles of destruc­tion.

50 years after Martin Luther King's Assassination: Assessing ...

(King spent his life in defense of civ­il rights)

Today white peo­ple pon­tif­i­cate about law and order in sheer arro­gance, their arro­gance is usu­al­ly a func­tion of their mis­guid­ed and igno­rant beliefs in ancient tropes and stereo­types.
Even as younger whites begin to come to the real­i­ty that there can be no peace if there is no jus­tice. And even as they begin to join the right­eous cam­paign to end the insid­i­ous malig­nan­cy of racism before it destroys America, old­er less-edu­cat­ed whites still cling to old ways, fur­ther endan­ger­ing the peace and tran­quil­i­ty of the nation.
Their out­rage pre­dictably is trig­gered by bro­ken glass and smol­der­ing ruins, not by bul­let-rid­dled bod­ies and blood-drenched side­walks.
Fifty-two years (52) after they assas­si­nat­ed Martin King the mes­sage has still not got­ten through to the nation’s lead­ers. Instead of cor­rect­ing the mal­adies that leads to the con­fla­gra­tion. They spend their time try­ing to sup­press the flare­ups of dis­sent. America’s prob­lems are American cre­at­ed. It is a prob­lem that should not exist. It is a prob­lem with sim­ple answers, stop racism, and begin the process of redemp­tion.
Instead, there is a seg­ment of the white pop­u­la­tion that is so deeply dug in, so heav­i­ly invest­ed in the con­tin­u­a­tion of the sta­tus quo, that it seems America will march head­first into a final col­li­sion in which injus­tice and inequal­i­ty will come face to face with the forces of jus­tice & moral­i­ty on the bat­tle­field of con­clu­sion.Ferguson – Philly: Interwoven

(In the years since Dr. King’s assas­si­na­tion, the uni­forms have changed, so too has the weapons troops and police used, to sup­press the Black minor­i­ty changed, but cer­tain­ly, not the poli­cies and tac­tics of the American Government, not much else has.)

In just over two months there will be anoth­er pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. In fact, the Republicans are only halfway through their con­ven­tion, or more like a cav­al­cade of feal­ty to the dear leader.
Without equiv­o­ca­tion, the Republicans have made it clear that they have zero regard for the con­cerns of the still oppressed Black pop­u­la­tion. From that par­ty’s high­est lead­ers to the low­est sub­jects, they have called for more inequal­i­ty, more oppres­sion, more death to be vis­it­ed on the Black minor­i­ty pop­u­la­tion in the United States.
The death of Black cit­i­zens at the hands of their racist police evokes laugh­ter and deri­sion from them. Criminal records with dis­or­der­ly con­duct & jay­walk­ing, are pulled and used to jus­ti­fy sum­ma­ry exe­cu­tion by police.
The Democrats with 90% Black sup­port, its most loy­al base of sup­port, still pan­ders to white vot­ers- vot­ers that have shown hos­til­i­ty and aggres­sion to black caus­es.
As cities burn, they resort to the same old tac­tics, more police, more nation­al guard, more state-spon­sored vio­lence in response to the con­se­quences of,— state-spon­sored vio­lence.
No nation can sur­vive while being at war with itself. As pover­ty, hunger, home­less­ness, lack of health­care, edu­ca­tion, and police vio­lence fuels the smol­der­ing embers of dis­af­fec­tion, the nation’s lead­ers either stoke the embers that will inevitably ignite the flames result­ing in a roar­ing infer­no, or they turn away and pre­tend that there is no clear and present dan­ger.
If they con­tin­ue to act as they do the flames will engulf us all.

Mike Beckles is a for­mer police Detective cor­po­ral, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer,
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