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Forum Post: Baltimore riots and the declassed

Posted 2 years ago on April 29, 2015, 2:37 p.m. EST by Revy89 (4)
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Wanted to draw attention to the following article. What do you think about its analysis of the Baltimore riots and the position of black people within US capitalism? http://www.redshiftmagazine.com/2015/04/shoot-to-kill/

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[-] 3 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

A) This is not capitalism, its a horribly corrupt version of fascism/corporatism

B) The Democrat and Republican Parties- or The System- have been social programming racism into our fabric for as long as the system has been around or their party existence has been in power.

C) The people are still not at an action level that is required to get positive change. The tide is shifting, but too often they are looking for solutions within the very system that is causing the pain to begin with.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8778) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Do you feel your precious capitalism is under attack, turbo the con?

Power hungry ego whores, like yourself promote racism to further their own twisted dreams of power, much like you twist reality to serve your twisted dreams of power.

There are still many stupid people who would stand by and allow the GOP to win, because they are wary of "the system" that is where the problem lies.

[-] -1 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

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Drink some wine and take a nap. Its been a long day :)

[-] -2 points by factsrfun (8778) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Pray tell again about your hatred of government spending....

[-] 1 points by grapes (5051) 2 years ago

It is accurate but more emphasis on the role of state policies in creating the motivating force for the riots would have been welcomed.

I watched the video of Rodney King beating and the LA riots after the acquital of the accused police officers. That was decades ago! The injustice has existed for an extremely long time. As a society, the U.S. has done virtually NOTHING positive to curb classism and its bloody-red-clawed derivative. In fact, it has even enacted policies to import the third-world poverty (through unemployment), illegal drugs, crimes, prostitution, pimping, and human trafficking in the name of "Free Trade" to exacerbate the problem. The politicians were pimping their citizens. Even more infuriating is their patting themselves on their own shoulders for their "wars" against poverty, drugs, crimes, and human trafficking. How disingenuous! What a bunch of hypocrites! Or idiots, just to give them the benefit of the doubt.

The article lacks a plan to tackle the problem. The ghettos MUST be broken up steadily by resettling over time in batches the residents to better locations with gainful employment, transportation access, good schools, healthcare facilities, libraries, and grocery markets. Make the cops and their families live in the jurisdiction that they patrol or lose their jobs. For starter, STOP digging our hole deeper by exporting our people's livelihoods abroad!

I deplore our political leaders' lack of will to push forward. Defeatism gets us nowhere. It is UNACCEPTABLE. Long-festering wounds need to be cleaned up, dressed up, and cared for!