Even Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson's have returned to sound that alarm; to ring that bell. To stand up and confess a war against separatism, racism, unbiased neutralism; while stroking and emerging the ever so happy Catholic (Oppressors) clergy pastorate to the forefront in a call for Justice and Peace..
What type of Justice are they looking for? I say they and have highlighted it to show the separate understanding of whom may be asking for Justice. In the red corner, we have the supporters for Michael Brown. Those supporters want a fair and impartial lynching of the police officer with the appearance of due process. In the blue corner, we have the supporters of Officer Wilson. They want Justice as well, in the manor to support a system of due process they understand culturally, the Police is in most part, are always right. Just as long as the appearance of due process is preserved.
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“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them.…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, “˜I tell you what: These doggone white people’””not a word!…They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
Unfortunately, a lot of Americans believe that the acceptance in not having the ability to change the unfavorable situation; is another form of appeasement with one's position and social and economical status. Mr. Robertson , along with other non minorities believe that the voices being heard in religious praise is about deliverance and peace. In actuality, the hidden truth is about perseverance and for revenge to be set against the enemies of our Lord. The folks singing praise to GOD and chanting "hands up, don't shoot" are two mind settled groups speaking a language that has flown over the heads of the media.
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'Hands up, don't Shoot' is the verbal surrender to the systematic authority and the universal signal in the minority community. The sub-culture concept is the fundamental understanding in the relationship with the government authority and the police. The people accept, that Mr. Brown wasn't the most modeled citizen coming from the block. It would've been accepted if he was shot at least once for fighting with the police. Certain understanding does exist in the minority community that has been passed down from generation to generation.
IE: Concepts regarding WWBB (Walking While Being Black), DWBB (Driving While Being Black), running from the police and failing to get away, may entitle that officer to a free punch to the face. Why! Because you ran and got caught by a slow white boy! Finally, nobody in the community would argue that if you fight the police and resist arrest, the cop is entitled to shoot you. These arguments are common and accepted in the sub-culture. Right or Wrong, it is what it is!
The flip side to that coin, the police must honor the code of justice. If a bad guys gives up and surrenders, the unspoken code was for the officer to simply rough him up and place him in handcuffs and call EMT. As I explained in my previous article, that kind of thinking is misguided and unrealistic. As a retired police officer, I honored that code and learned how to deescalate my emotions after an encounter with a suspect, until I believed the subject wasn't honoring that unspoken street code.
This incident has now caused a intellectual pause on the inhabitants of the black community; whom strive to engage in the socially acceptable climate of the mainstreamed values of America. However, at the same time, still to be subjugated to the truths of being a minority in a racially oppressive atmosphere. The phrase 'Hands up! Don't Shoot' is the disdain cry of outrage and mockery; no different from the previous generations singing that old spiritual song of freedom to the promise land. Some hidden meanings in the verses in most of these songs weighed exclusively on allowing 'Our Lord' to ease the burden, not giving into the rage or reacting to the slave masters; by way of giving grace (giving way) to GOD to work it all out. At the same time, culturally being taught to smile and allow the burden to roll down their scared backs, down onto their blistered feet and back up to their crying 'Soul'. (Code word for spiritual thinking).
Today, we have many of those same traditional leaders wanting to get the people; to find GOD and to build up their faith. Same procedures of the past 500 years, the Catholic church and the government controlled media want to get the elders to talk to the youth and have spiritual guidance. (A Coded Message) to have systematic acceptance to the situation that is presented to them; as if it is the only way to handle the societal problems and the police relations in the community. The commonly used acronym of MPGH (March, Protest and Go Home).
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I saw these enforces of the truth and justice of the peace, fixate their eyes on a community of African Americans (Black Israelite's) marching towards them without fear. In the images that I have seen, it was fear in the hearts of the protectors of the system of law and order. Understandably, all were just doing their jobs to protect the State's interest in a bad situation.
The media gives credit to the professionalism of the police officers on the front line for not over reacting to the threats and physical taunting of the rebels. But if you look very closely into their eyes, fear of a deadly revolutionary war was upon their soul.
That war, that agonizing cry for acts of vengeance, rather it lead to a defeat or victory was averted. The Black Revolutionary War for revenge never took place in America, as it was on the verge of an eruption, again! The tragedy of the real truth! All it would've took, is for one of those police officer in that military tactical gear to go Bang! Bang! America, that is too close for comfort and that makes me nervous. Bang! Bang!