Thursday, December 4, 2014

Again, Conservatives love when Cops kill Black People (Eric Garner)

"We understood we couldn't make it illegal to be young or poor or black in the United States, but we could criminalize their common pleasure. We understood that drugs were not the health problem we were making them out to be, but it was such a perfect issue...that we couldn't resist it." - John Ehrlichman, White House counsel to President Nixon.
There is no indictment for the Police Officer who killed Eric Garner by a choke hold. The killings of Eric Garner, 12 year old Tamir Rice, Mike Brown and so many others are just the latest deaths which highlight Right-Wing beliefs in America today.

Conservatives love when Black People are killed. Now, that outright lynchings are no longer authorized, conservatives have taken to unwavering support of Police Officers murdering blacks by proxy.

Of course, every now and then a Right-Wing domestic terrorist decides Cops aren't killing enough "Thugs" and tries to take matters in his own hands;
[A] man driving a Town and Country minivan drove through the intersection and accelerated through the crowd. One woman was seen crouching on the hood of the minivan as the van continued forward. She fell off as the vehicle rounded a curve.
Protesters chased and then surrounded the minivan, and the driver waved a black handgun at them. At one point, protesters broke out the van’s back window. The van was dented, and police recovered a rock from the back seat. Police took the driver, a 57-year-old man, into custody.
Obviously, each of these incidents and subsequent deaths is unique and deserves careful review and investigation but, what comes through each and every time is that conservatives support the killing of blacks unquestionably.

Now, you might argue that Senator Rand Paul and the fake libertarians over at Reason Magazine have denounced and decryed the killing of Eric Garner for instance but what they've done is use the killing to denounce Government and Regulations. Reason which exists to justify, defend and succor the Plutocracy got the closest to denouncing the killing of Garner in a column by managing editor J. D. Tuccille, but at the last moment Tuccille has to veer into blaming the cigarette laws and government regulations.

Now, much to their credit some of the writers and commentors over at Reason found the inconsistencies with Wilson's Grand Jury Lies and McCulloch's ridiculous defense of Wilson odious and criminal.

But, according to Libertarians the important take away is that Government is the problem, the deaths of Black People are incidental. And this highlights the key issue; American Society does not value Black Peoples Lives. At all. Conservatives go beyond just devaluing black people and dehumanize and criminalize their very being.

Senator Rand Paul could not blame the racist right-wing culture from which he takes so much because as soon as he does that, the grift is over for him. So Senator Paul is reduced to echoing the Libertarian argument of blaming cigarette laws and not the prime cause; Conservatives.

To Conservatives the crime Mike Brown, Eric Garner and the many others killed by Cops are guilty of is: Unforgivable Blackness. 

1 comment:

BadTux said...

Indeed, as Deadspin noted, dead black people is a feature of the American justice system, not a flaw. America is a serial brutalizer of black and brown people. Brutalizing them is what it does. It does other things, too, yes, but brutalizing black and brown people is what it has done the most, and with the most zeal, and for the longest.

Sigh. I had thought we were past that. But apparently not. Alas.