Showing posts with label Black Lives Matter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Black Lives Matter. Show all posts

Friday, June 26, 2020

Philadelphia's mayor and police commissioner concede that the 676 police riot was exactly that. One cop will be fired. 

A week late & a dollar short, as they say

There's a lot of poetential in the fact that the new police comish is named Outlaw (plus the fact that she's female & is from Oakland, a homie of sorts from my personal POV)

But Mayor Jim Kenney is an expression of a Democratic machine run by former congressman Bob Brady, who has been party chair since 1986 (!?!) & unions who have been next to the police at enforcing ethnic and racial hierarchies in Philadelphia

Remember Stuart Hall: race is the modality thru wch class is experienced

Hillary & Bill thought sending jobs overseas & turning the Democratic Party to the professional/managerial class & Wall Street wld send every working class white back to college

Trump did a good job of exposing that myth

Now the question is how to organize organic rebellion, given just how dangerous the lumpen proletariat is if/when it aligns with small business (the Trump coalition in its essence, Hitler's in 1940).

We haven't seen the last of this, nor of the counter-reactions (which are apt to be lethal).

Just as the virus ain't done with us
you can count on the police to murder more Blacks
between now & the election