Revolution Begins With Awareness
Leyland A.King July 13, 2018
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I am sorry that you didn’t seize the opportunity to challenge what appeared to be a mistaken opinion. I hope that they set aside positions stemming from frustration.
I believe that Black people are oppressed and treated as non-citizens. Civil protest works. Civil resistance forces the state to spend and exhaust itself. It loses its human resources needed for best contributions and achievements. Overt racism cannot be successful over time. History so instructs.
When Spain was vexed and the Moors and Jews it collapsed. Because in the heat of passion no one gave thought to what their absence would look like after deporting the two groups who had vital skills in government administration, civil engineering commerce and education. After horrendous barbarity and destruction, Spain soon came to realise the fundamental truth -inhumanity is extremely expensive.
Apartheid South Africa, didn’t collapse because the police ran out of ammunition. It did because they found themselves in a world with only the United States and Israel. No country can live with all its contiguous neighbors at war with it, internal strife and international shaming.
Slavery didn’t end -reduce – because the British government suddenly grew a conscience. It was unprofitable and untenable. After the two worlds wars, not unrelated to slavery and colonisation, Britain exhausted and bankrupt was forcing independence on the colonies whether they wanted it or not.
Injustice comes with a terrible price. Often paid by grandchildren.
Tucker Carlson works at FoxNews. He talks. What he disseminates would be unacceptably deficient at most high school student-volunteer broadcast rooms. Yet, he talks.
Carlson has knocked about television talk shows as a guest representing conservative political views. A few times he hosted short-lived shows. In the sphere of broadcasting, Carlson has never been someone with opinions that improved the quality of discussions. But he talks. Mistakes are made. That should be the exception, but Carlson has always had cold, bad days.
Somehow Tucker Carlson managed to get hired as the angry man, performing as a broadcaster at Fox News. His greatest challenge is to show up and yak about anything that vexed him that day. Content, be damned.
Recently Carlson got an opportunity for professional growth and self respect. Though it was handed to him readymade, Carlson blew it up and revealed even more of his piss-poor character, and his limitations.
On Independence Day celebration, 2018, there was an organised peaceful protest at the Statue of Liberty. One protester, Patricia Therese Okoumou, a United States citizen from the Democratic Republic of Congo, (DRC) in Africa, climbed onto Lady Liberty’s pedestal. No easy feat. But Carlson pounced, saying this:
“Just yesterday, a Congolese immigrant shut down the Statue of Liberty—our Statue of Liberty—to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The left applauded that.”
Carlson visibly enraged continued:
‘Think about what you are watching right here. Congo is a war-ravaged hell-scape, a country noted for mass rape and cannibalism. Imagine escaping a country like that, and being welcomed in our country, the United States. You would be grateful, wouldn’t you? This person is not grateful at all. She took over one of our monuments to scream about how racist we are, and progressives support her. They have gone insane.
No, no. Carlson, for someone with a B.A in history from Trinity University, you missed several semesters of learning. I will soon tell you why.
Okoumou, has pleaded not guilty to three federal misdemeanor charges stemming from her protest. After her court hearing in New York on Thursday, she quoted Michelle Obama’s “When they go low, we go high. I went as high as I could.” She never screamed at anyone.
Tucker Carlson, you should know that the DRC had a prosperous culture before Europeans arrived. You should know also, that the hell-scape began from the day Europeans laid eyes on it.Nine countries were at war at the same time each wanting the wealth of DRC. Yet you persist with the slurs and racist tropes that you absolutely need to live by. You need that lie. But let’s concentrate on the buzzwords popular in your circle –rapists and cannibalism.
Rapists? Most frequently shouted by your dear leader. You do know that Congolese boys, at gun point, were forced to rape their mothers and sisters as punishment for not meeting the unconscionable rubber quotas and some missionaries, not satisfied with their own debauchery, or just upping depravity, abandoned their calling and joined the horror perpetrated. If rape was the worst you could imagine, I can tell you about body parts even from children. Those were dried, skulls collected and used as path liners of flower gardens. I won’t go further with rape. I just don’t want to be as gross as you.
Cannibalism? The favourite excuse of European colonisers. Does the Belgian Congo and King Leopold 2nd trigger a memory? It should, because America was the first country in the world to recognise that slave colony owned by one man, Leopold. (take a look at the map attached) An entire country where every human being a slave, many begged to die. Mercenaries were the law and 10 million Congolese were massacred, starved, or worked to death. You read the number right. 10 millions slaves dead! They couldn’t meet the rubber quotas and had to provide food from their farms to feed the captors. I’ll end any reference to the savagery right there to save your damned queasy stomach. But I’ll be in your debt if you can direct me to any country that was exploited as much and as long and that late in world history.
America was bribed to bless the Congo’s legitimacy -the green light to the atrocities. So, Carlson, if you dust off that B.A in history, perhaps you would save making such an a## of yourself in public. Now, I suppose you want proof of the link between the destruction of Congo, Western prosperity and the lumps of righteous ignorance rattling within your otherwise empty head. I’ll oblige you:
Read Mark Twain’s, King Leopold’s Soliloquy
King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild
Visit Belgian, French and British Archives
It is a miracle that DRC even exists. But she, a U.S citizen must be so grateful, that she must be timid, she must have permission from the likes of you and Fox, to say publicly, that what is being perpetrated at our southern border is dreadfully wrong.
African-Americans do Not Need Trump’s Permission to Protest
bluegadfly.com The one who feeds you, controls you.
True today as it’s always been.
I do understand that the players have to make a living and that they have contracts to honour. I just wonder, sometimes about the attorneys who represent them at the signing of these contracts and whether they know what rights given away?
But, let’s look at the fans. The fans who are enthralled with this or that player or team; the hundreds of thousands of people who make a living off the earnings of the athletes and the benefits to cities and the nation though tax revenues and so much more. All because of the players -not the owners.
I guess fans associate with the athlete, the image, not the man. Nope! Never with the Black human form.
Now, for those co-opted, who are wilfully confused; those who pretend not to have to decide: it’s about police brutality, police impunity to murder Black people in America and a criminal justice industry focused on our destruction through stultification.
If there is any doubt in your heart, two nights ago Trump, who has been on a dehumanising rant, finally spoke what’s in his malevolent, tiny, undeveloped mind. He said that if they won’t stand proudly for the national anthem, then they must get ouof the America. It can’t get clearer than that.
Well, Donald, piss on yourself, because we aren’t going anywhere. Even if Ben Carson, Mia Love, Kanye and others say pretty please.
We are here! We are aware! We are resolute!