|You are the Makers of History!
Examples are everywhere. Whether you live here in Sacramento, California, U.S., where the most recent indignity was the decision by the enforcers of capitalism to (big surprise) not press charges against the armed slave catcher terrorists who shot down Stephon Clark. Or, whether you live anywhere else on Earth, the pattern is still the same. Immediately after that decision here in Sacramento, people hit the streets to express their righteous anger. For a few days after that decision, hundreds of people did this. Now, a week or so later, quiet again dominates the streets of Sacramento. Business as usual. Capitalism flexing its power and oppression over us without the slightest consequences. That same subtle message, that we can yell, but we can't win, is reinforced. And if you don't live in Sacramento you hardly have space to scuff. I can take the last several sentences, change the names and places, and the same scenario played out for Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice, Kendra James, Sandra Bland, everyone shot down by British police, French police, Australian police, etc. Yet, there is never going to be any shortage of people who have strong opinions on the issue. And, each time, every time, we continue to play out Kwame Ture's often cited theme that "African people rise up, tear up the city, and then sit down for 29 years!"