Racism isn’t a problem for me,
Is it for you?
So, if it’s not an issue to you,
Then how did you become—
Such an expert on it?
Don’t be knocking it,
If you ain’t willing to try it!
By: ElRoyPoet © 2020
“We’ve never witnessed sustained demonstrations of this size that are so diverse,” says Davis. “So I think that is what is giving people a great deal of hope. Many people previously, in response to the slogan Black Lives Matter, asked: ‘But shouldn’t we really be saying all lives matter?’ They’re now finally getting it. That as long as black people continue to be treated in this way, as long as the violence of racism remains what it is, then no one is safe.” Excerpt from: Angela Davis We Knew That the Role of the Police Was to Protect White Supremacy
Commentary: Why do liberals claim systemic racism is prevalent, while conservatives are still in denial? Why is it, that government agencies, which were originally created to address a public need, end up steeped in corruption. Is it because they have reverted to the central tendencies in humanity—bigotry and favoritism? And if so, are all state programs doomed to failure. Because at the end of the day, they all become a members-only club for the good old boys.
So, like everything political—law and order has become a mechanism for tyranny, that needs to be re-imagined, before we all end up with a criminal record or a “civil disobedience risk rating”. All organizations need to be constantly audited, because they are governed by flawed people. Liberals welcome progress and press. However, conservatives dig in their heels, in protest, because they are wary of transition, and will even forfeit civil-liberties for the security of orderliness.
Are we destined to repeat this same old struggle, indefinitely? Why can’t we all get along? In order to fix any systemic problem, you need to do a deep dive into the underlying issues, first. Otherwise, you’re just prolonging it, by treating the symptoms instead of the root cause. The answer remains and always will be—things won’t change, unless we all obey the “Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
“It seems to me that traditional ‘liberals’ in our current parlance are those who focus on using taxpayer money to help better society. A ‘progressive’ are those who focus on using government power to make large institutions play by a set of rules.”
Excerpt from What’s the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?
“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Bible, Matthew 9:13