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My take on the Ferguson fiasco. Because being of white privilege, as much as I want to stick my head in the sand, if even half of what I am reading is true there needs to be some serious repercussions to come out of this.
First some background, if for no other reason than to help ME get my head around how my perceptions of how things work in American society. I grew up in a mostly black neighborhood of Boston. There was a lot of crime, and as a youth I did partake in my fair share of it. I’ve had my brushes with law enforcement. I received a couple of beatings from cops as the result of these “brushes”. The strange thing is, I pretty much accepted them as a result of living the life I led. Being older now, and one would hope, wiser, I can see how that is some fucked up thinking. Nonetheless, I think I felt a kinship to my minority brother. Now when I say brother, you have to understand that is coming from the more mature, evolved human being who is writing today. There were certainly bouts of a black man being anything BUT my brother in my past. But for arguments sake, he IS my human brother, k? K.
Of course now, being my more mature/evolved self, I realize I can never fully understand what another being has to endure on an almost daily basis simply because of the color skin he’s wearing on the outside. For some perspective, let’s roll back the clock and take the Rodney King incident. My thinking had matured by the time Rodney got his ass whipped on camera, so I think I surprised many people who knew me when I said the dumbass got what was coming to him. My instinctive “street smarts” came rushing back to me, you see. I wasn’t looking at it from a cops beating a black man perspective, I was viewing it from a fellow lawbreaking “citizen”. Stay down, you stupid motherfucker! They’re just gonna keep beating you, you dumb DUMB FUCK! And let’s face the facts, Rodney was DUMB. Then you had the looting-riots, just total chaos that followed. Which I think can bring us to what’s happening presently in Ferguson.
My more mature-evolved opinion on how you begin to resolve this. It looks to be by most, fuck ALL accounts that a cop grossly overreacted to an incident with deadly force. And now the subsequent rioting. Now you can look at this as protesting, but the police force, who are human, btw, are viewing it as rioting. I promise you the police force of Ferguson are shitting their pants wondering how they are going to resolve this. Number one Call in the National Guard. Not to combat the community, to combat the shitting their pants police force. Show the people of the community someone is on THEIR side. You’ve fucked it up enough, we’ll take it from here. Number two: The offending officer should be suspended (WITHOUT PAY FOR CHRISSAKES) with the very real possibility of a premeditated murder charge forthcoming. Number three: The police commissioner or chief, whatever the fuck they got there should immediately step down. Four: There should be restitution for the community. And I’m talking for EVERYONE in that community. Obama should go national and promise this. Now I’m not stupid, I’m sure there’s plenty of assholes in the community who are taking advantage of this opportunity to be…assholes, but this is what the offending officer and chief have wrought upon themselves. Five: Good luck and Godspeed. It’s back to my cute doggie and women with luscious long legs pics tumblr for me.
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Tagged to list my top twenty on my playlist shuffle (which I hardly listen to, btw, because I constantly needs NEW music stuff).
1) Ponytail - Panda Bear.
2) Girlfriend - Ty Sagal.
3) Peacebone - Animal Collective.
4) That Dress Looks Nice on You- Sufjan Stevens.
5) Love Will…