The only good Black is a dead Black…
After that, a quiet submissive one comes second. Now they say that history tends to repeat itself and if we learn the lessons that history is trying to teach us, we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the ones who came before us. Apparently, with the Texas School Board changing and omitting crucial historical points those who are educated under the revised curriculum never truly get to learn their history.
If you look back over the different empires that have risen and eventually fallen, you can see the same basic characteristics that marked the decline in their power and stability… but this is not a history lesson on the rise and fall of Rome, Greece, or France. This is a history lesson on how White America continues to play the blame game pointing fingers at everyone else while refusing to acknowledge her own acts of indiscretion.
During the height of the Black Panther Party and other “radical” Black power movements, the FBI under the direction of J. Edgar Hoover ran operations to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize” the activities of these movements and especially their leaders. These operations were called COINTELPRO (Counterintelligence Program). Subversive and noncompliant groups were deemed “radical” and a threat to the American Social Order.
The government did nothing to curtail the actions of the Klan and did nothing to prevent the Tulsa Massacre, Rosewood Massacre and more. As crosses burned in Black yards across the South, it was the Black people who were being victimized and harassed who were viewed as the biggest threat to the establishment.
While the FBI states on their website that COINTELPRO was utilized to look into other domestic groups such as the KKK, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Young Lords, there is one group mentioned that continues to thrive today with one of their own at the ship’s helm.
To further illustrate the rabbit hole America has fallen into, years before the Ferguson unrest, the FBI noted, acknowledged, and damn near greenlighted the infiltration of law enforcement by White nationalists, supremacists, or whatever name that helps them sleep at night. This was nothing new to Black people since the leasing of the poor was something Black people were all too aware of from slavery. The institution of policing was birthed in the slave patrols.
Now this information alone should have warranted a cleansing, or at the least, a closer look and vetting of police but that didn’t happen. As early as the year 2000 a practice by police recruitment was brought to light highlighting that the police force does not want the best and the brightest but actually discourages them from applying.
ABC News reported back on September 8, 2000, that a 49-year-old college graduate Robert Jordan was too smart to be on the force. The wannabe cop filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city of New London after scoring too high on the police exam in 1996. Jordan argued that his civil rights were violated because he was denied equal protection under the law. The judge denied his case.
Jordan appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York and they agreed with the lower court’s ruling cementing the notion that you can be too smart to be a cop. The excuse given by the court was that although the policy was unwise it was a rational way to reduce turnover.
Jordan has been working as a prison guard ever since and does not plan to pursue the matter any further.
Since then, court after court has ruled in favor of dumb irrational cops over open minded, rational, logical police. This in turn has opened the door for grunts, bully victims, and other unstable characters to don a badge and gun and “protect our rights”.
Fast forward to today and yet again America is playing the same game of pointing fingers. Majority of mass shootings in America are done by white males ie. Timothy McVeigh and Stephen Paddock and James Holmes. While wanting to pin violent crime and drugs on minorities, the fact that minorities lack the infrastructure for distribution is continuously overlooked placing the weight of prosecution on them.
The FBI has prepared a nationwide warning for white Americans to be afraid of black people, an ominous siren call coinciding with President Donald Trump’s penchant for stoking racial divisions in the country.
A leaked FBI intelligence assessment obtained and released last week by Foreign Policy targeted what it calls “Black Identity Extremists,” describing them as “very likely” to perpetrate violence against law enforcement officials in retribution to the recent incidents of police shootings of unarmed black people.
The FBI’s report states in the executive summary:
The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence…The FBI assesses it is very likely incidents of alleged police abuse against African Americans since [the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent acquittal of the officers involved] have continued to feed the resurgence in ideologically motivated, violent criminal activity within the BIE movement.
Despite the insurmountable roadblock placed before Black people, from police shootings of unarmed Black men and women, to institutionalized racism to gentrification and class warfare, Blacks just trying to survive and make a living for themselves and their families are being targeted once again. The onus this time is on those who refuse to shed their Black as fuck identity for a more inclusionary American one even though the land of the free and the home of the brave has been less than inclusionary with its wealth, compassion, and understanding.
The FBI would have you to believe the transgressions against Blacks are merely perceived and through this jaded perception a radicalism is being birthed in the Black community. Through these perceived acts of police abuse and misconduct and mass incarceration stats, things are not what they appear to be and that Black people are having an emotional reaction over nothing. The same standards of measurement that they use to gauge the efficacy of their tactics they tell Blacks to shun. Damning video evidence can be presented before your very eyes and their response will be it is being taken out of context and we don’t have the full picture.
White nationalists are currently running amok in America and apparently are able to fire guns blindly into a crowd ON CAMERA and still avoid prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. Nazi thugs in uniform are allowed to provide protection for their buddies at rallies while hiding their name tags like in the case of the Virginia State Troopers.
But it’s the Black Identity Extremists that are the problem in America today.