Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 11:01 a.m. EST by seshatasefekht
from Houston, TX
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The burning of Draft Cards during the Vietnam era began as a symbolic gesture when "The draft" initiated protests on May 5, 1965. Student activists at the University of California, Berkeley marched on the Berkeley Draft board and forty students staged the first public burning of a draft card in the United States. Another nineteen cards were burnt May 22 at a demonstration following the Berkeley teach-in. On October 15, 1965 the student-run National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam in New York staged the first draft card burning to result in an arrest under the new law.
Most People would agree that Justice is better than Injustice and at the same time disagree with replacing White Supremacy with Justice.
Now, how hard would it be to rally White People and Non-White People to come together to symbolically 'Burn the Race Card" and begin the United States of America on its own road to Truth and Reconciliation with a proper understanding that White People and Non-White People are both being mistreated by the Injustice produced by White Supremacy in the USA? Probably, just as hard as it would be to ask the public to participate in a public exercise to protest Tasering.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a court-like restorative justice body assembled in South Africa after the abolition of apartheid. Witnesses who were identified as victims of gross human rights violations were invited to give statements about their experiences, and some were selected for public hearings. Perpetrators of violence could also give testimony and request amnesty from both civil and criminal prosecution.
The TRC, the first of the nineteen held internationally to stage public hearings, was seen by many as a crucial component of the transition to full and free democracy in South Africa. Despite some flaws, it is generally (although not universally) thought to have been successful.
The TRC was set up in terms of the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, No. 34 of 1995, and was based in Cape Town. The mandate of the commission was to bear witness to, record and in some cases grant amnesty to the perpetrators of crimes relating to human rights violations, as well as reparation and rehabilitation.
This is just wish thinking for the Dream of America turned Nightmare. It would seem like the USA likes it's Monsters and the dysfunction and deviancy that all deferred dreams evoke. "We The People" loves its own Monster's Ball:
A Counter Racist Movie Review-
A single Black female gets romantically involved with a White male prison guard who participated in her husbands execution. She doesn't know this but he finds out early on and is silent on the issue.
The movie MONSTER'S BALL was a slam dunk in terms of White Supremacy programming. Under the refined form of White Supremacy that is up and running today, people are encouraged to DESCRIBE the problems that Black people face but are discouraged from making an accurate diagnosis of the root causes and more importantly, suggesting a solution. This allows White people to use the term "unfortunate" to describe the condition of victims of racism. They use this word because of its ability to ascribe a type of "neutrality" to things that happens. Getting struck by lightening, getting cancer, having an impacted wisdom tooth...these things are "Unfortunate" because although they are "bad," I didn't have anything to do with it; I'm not responsible... Watch that word and how they use it............. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiY7EEVrZBU