I’m told there was a tense conference call yesterday between about twenty democratic governors and President Donald Trump. The President was Not happy with the governors responce to his domination stratergy when it comes to protesters. He said ” If people are running amok, you have to dominate. If you aren’t dominating, you’re wasting your time,” They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks.” He went on to tell the governors ” The only time it’s successful is when you’re weak and most of you are weak.” Trump also said he was already dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the roiting, looting, vandalism, assaults and the wanton destruction of property.” This all sounds presidential and forceful, but it also sounds like simply a patch.You’re going to patch up tires on a car that you’re going to drive back down a road strewn with nails of systemic racism. How’s that going to work out for you?. I don’t see it being the answer, most Americans are already in an altered state of mind do to weeks of the shelter at home experience. Then we had out senseibility shaken with death of George Floyd, boradcast on the evening news at the hands or knee of a Minneapolis police officer. The president is perposing to use a 200 year old law that allows him to depoly active duty troops on US soil in times of chaos, it was last used during the Los Angeles riots following the police beating of Rodney King in March of 1991. There seems to be a theme here and a lesson were not learning, we’ve been down this road before and all to often it’s a dead end for some person of color. Don’t just fix a flat that has people walking the streets protesting, run a full scale diagnostic on this american vehicle and see why certain groups feel better and even entitled and are willing to take the life of those a darker shade than them.


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