Friday, July 08, 2016

Obama and Media React Deplorably to Black Killings

Obama and Media React Deplorably to Black Killings

by Stephen Lendman

America from inception was viciously racist - from chattel to wage slavery, Jim Crow to its modern-day version, freedom to mass incarceration, cops nationwide killing Blacks unaccountably more than ever, despite so-called reforms achieving nothing.

Obama expressing sorrow for Black lives lost and condolences to affected families belies his war on humanity at home and abroad, continuing since day one in office, responsible for millions of nameless, faceless deaths, horrific injustice and unspeakable human misery.

Saying he’s “encouraged (by) the (Justice Department) open(ing)  civil rights investigations in Baton Rouge” and Minnesota belies its meaninglessness however they turn out.

Killer cops continue brutalizing and lethally shooting Black youths nationwide unaccountably - race and ethnicity key determinants of whether they’re treated civilly or inhumanely, live or die, stay free or become incarcerated.

No developed country, besides Israel, dispenses more double-standard injustice - societies based on separate and unequal from inception, current regimes more extreme in both countries under fascist rule.

Obama denigrates Black community suffering in America, saying “(l)et’s come together as a nation, and keep faith with one another, in order to ensure a future where all our children know that their lives matter.”

Who’s kidding whom? Who’s mocking America’s killing fields in Black communities? Who’s done nothing throughout his tenure to change things responsibly? Who belongs in prison, not high office?

“When Will the Killing Stop,” asked NYT editors - failing to call them state-sponsored cold-blooded executions, turning Black communities into virtual war zones no different from Occupied Palestine!

Claiming “more reforms are needed to make (cops) more professional and respectful of the citizens they have a duty to protect” ignores their sworn mandate to protect privilege from beneficial social change - anything goes OK to assure it.

Washington Post editors expressed similar sentiments to their Times counterparts, saying “(w)hat will it take (to) prevent these deadly encounters…No law-abiding American should have to live in fear of law enforcement.”

It’s longstanding US practice, from sea to shining sea, blood-drenched from endless cop killings - not a damn thing besides meaningless talk and feel-good window-dressing done to stop them.

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