Heartbreaking this SNAFU. The Vogue article below shows that America should be ashamed of itself.
Lebron James via Instagram
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
-- President John F. Kennedy
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey from an NBC interview.
"What we've seen over the last two days ... is the result of so much built-up anger and sadness," he told reporters. "Anger and sadness that has been ingrained in our black community, not just because of five minutes of horror, but 400 years.”
Minneapolis riots after George Floyd's murder by police officer.
Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.
-- President Donald J. Trump via twitter
Trump offers gasoline as a solution. We know what to expect from his supporters. The ruling class benefits from pitting groups of people against one another. Social justice movements work for everyone. Black Lives Matter is a social justice movement. So is the Palestinian led BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) movement.
To the Christians who talk about what 'those people' should and should not do, maybe you could consider this:
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
King James Bible Mathew 25:40
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
King James Bible Galations 6:2
This person, with a clear understanding of what systemic oppression does , who for decades has put these words into action was my best hope for change in the United States.
Bernie Sanders arrested while protesting housing discrimination.
Would that life in the US in 2020 reflected the words of the Rolling Stones.
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need
Unfortunately, it is NWA's music that is appropriate, still.