Trayvon didn’t stand a chance

(Originally published Saturday July 18th, 2013)

The verdict is not surprising in the least, because Trayvon never had a chance at fair chance at justice to begin with. The verdict is simply demonstrative of the institutionally and culturally racist hegemony we live under.

What’s also to note is what lengths both legal teams went to AVOID social justice dialogue, which could’ve made a huge difference. This is what deserves outrage, because despite how I feel about the futility of fixing our system into something “fair”, we need to make known what is broken!

This case has been disingenuously presented in a manner as if race doesn’t come with material conditions, and it’s almost as if there was an elephant in the room. The idea that a locked-and-loaded “neighborhood watch” volunteer with dreams of being a “hero” wearing blue, couldn’t possibly be the kind of person who would profile a kid like Trayvon. He reeks of what thugs in blue do every day.

Let’s examine the material conditions under which we live which allows for an innocent person of color cannot safely walk home after picking up a bag of Skittles. Let’s examine the people the media loves to make out as “good ole boys”, the trigger happy pigs (or aspiring to be) who kill innocent black kids.

Dismantling racism won’t be done with a few days of riots alone, we’ve already done that before. Those verdicts didn’t and couldn’t even change. We need to organize and mobilize against racism and attack the socio-economic conditions that facilitate it.

Want justice? I suggest class-war, because we’re not going to find it in the courts and we won’t find in the streets either. These tragedies will continue to occur until we change the whole fucking system into a world where Trayvon would be able to have made it home in the first place.

To see George Zimmerman put away isn’t what we need. We need society to quit breeding George Zimmerman’s altogether. We need radical social change at every level of society, without it we lose all chances at ever dismantling any systems of oppression.

Solidarity and justice for Trayvon.

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Concerning Christopher Dorner

(originally published February 12th, 2013)

Let me make this loud and clear, Fuck LAPD, fuck the blue code of silence, and fuck drones. Decades later and we still have the pigs responsible for Rodney King wearing badges and perpetuating a ridiculously racist institution. I don’t sympathize with these shitlords and neither should you. There is literally no end to the police state when we have police drones flying over our heads. They justify any crime against civilians in the name of an individual who dares to question their corruption and nepotism.

A question is begged that we somehow need thugs in blue to “protect” us. In isolated incidents of helplessness, the police are known to exacerbate the situations with more brutality. I cannot begin to speak of the well-documented nepotism and brutality of the Houston Police Department. This is not unique to anywhere.

I’m bound to be rebutted with irrelevant rhetoric of “But the GOOD cops!”. You cannot judge an institution as individuals. These are aren’t isolated or individual problems. This is highly organized gang and mob mentality that cops will lie to protect eachother, and that they should never hold eachother accountable for racist and sexist brutality, or else suffer grave consequences. This is not a critique of individuals, critiquing the police requires that we critique the institution as a whole. It is a waste of time to talk about the individuals. The “good cops” quickly find out there’s no such thing as state justice.

The final question that’s begged is that of the beginning. How do we oppose our nepotic and racist police state, and what could possibly be in it’s place? That’s not as simple, but it begins with dismantling and opposing the socio-economic undertones that make them possible. The repression we see that creates the world which justifies the police state. At the very least, we should recognize how the police operate, their role in our current society, and why they remain a statist force which reinforces systems of oppression and societal institutions. Only then can we organize against them. I would say education as to the very nature of police is the beginning. You can’t start by not talking to cops today and knowing your rights.

Make no mistake, I’m behind a stateless and classless society. The police represent the biggest opposition to that. Nevertheless, their an institution society largely cannot envision themselves without. I can only say this saddens me, but it’s only true in a society dependant on the social constructions which justify police. Contrary to popular belief, the main function of the police (and the state in general) is NOT to serve and protect the people. It never has been. It is to enforce private property. We can only begin to envision a society without police when we’re willing to dismantle that institution.