“I am really making an effort to force myself to write. No matter how I feel. I generally want to wait for inspiration but inspiration sho as hell and waitin for me. So if my posts are a bit journally and rambling then so be it. There is too much going on right now for me to be a hostage to “inspiration”.
Darren Goforth, a white Texas county deputy, was brutally murdered by a black man on Friday, August 28, 2015. The “all lives matter crowd” is using this as an opportunity to accuse the Black Lives Matter movement, not to be confused with the organization, of having blood on their hands.
If anything, the response to this murder is substantial proof of white privilege. If a person of any other race was consistently targeted and falsely accused, wouldn’t you expect a movement? Shouldn’t a true citizen of this country expect protest? If Walter Scott’s murder had not been surreptitiously filmed and the policeman responsible hadn’t actually been caught lying then a murderer would have walked free. The same is true with the murder of Sam Dubose at the hands of a lying officer of the law.
That’s two cases out of way too many of police murdering citizens they are sworn to serve and protect and lying to protect themselves. Hell, ain’t one too many? How long should ANY group be repeatedly targeted before they fight back? So if a movement arises because civil servants are murdering taxpayers and leaving their taxpaying family and friends to grieve, why wouldn’t there be outrage and action?
If anything the ALM crowd should be out there protesting these atrocities with BLM. If you think these victims are criminals then let them have due process. How important do you have to feel to think that because a police officer is killed then an entire movement spurred by repeated systemic injustices should just fold? More than that, how absolutely useless and disposable have you judged the lives of those victims killed by law enforcement officers with that line of thinking? When a white man walked into a school and murdered as many people as he could, why was he a “Lone Wolf”? While the recent random shootings by Black men are attributed to a movement.
You want this madness to stop? Start ACTING like all lives matter. Who in the hell do you think you’re fooling using this particular senseless murder to argue that it is the BLM movement’s resistance against state-sponsored terrorism that is the cause of all the trouble? Your definition of “trouble” being a white person or police officer is the victim of random violence and not a black person who was just asking for it like say, Sandra Bland.
“Stop resisting!” is the rallying cry for police officers bound and determined to use excessive force. That’s really what this ALM bull crap is about. “Just stop resisting and stay in your place.” “Prove you deserve to be a part of “civilized” society” “Show your papers and the proper amount of respect.” But you see, my ancestors paid my way and this is my country just as much as it is anyone else’s except for Native Americans, I suppose.
The activists at the forefront of the BLM movement are non-violent and so are those who protest with them. They are not responsible for the actions of deranged individuals who do not understand that violence begets more violence. That is a concept every citizen should understand and should therefore, speak out against a corrupt system and vigilante police officers. Because if the system is corrupt and the people know it to be corrupt, how long do you think it will take for total chaos to ensue? “What happens to a dream deferred?”, wrote Langston Hughes. Pray to God that the movement brings change. Because I don’t want to be around to watch the dream “explode.”