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|The philosophy of force and violence to obtain freedom has long been employed by white people and explicitly denied to black Americans.|
Since the beginning of this country, riots and violent rhetoric have been markers of patriotism. When our Founding Fathers fought for independence, violence was the clarion call. Phrases such as "Live free or die," "Give me liberty or give me death," and "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God" echoed throughout the nation, and continue today. Force and violence have always been used as weapons to defend liberty, because-as John Adams once said in reference to the colonists' treatment by the British-"We won't be their Negroes.Yet the language used to refer to protesters has included looters, thugs, and even claims that they are un-American.The philosophy of force and violence to obtain freedom has long been employed by white people and explicitly denied to black Americans.There was the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King articulated his dream of the day when "justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream". This was followed by the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, key pieces of legislation that were deemed to have changed the course of American history. America erupted in violence in 1965 and 1967, and most notably in 1968, following the assassination of Dr King exactly a year after the day he had called out his nation's government as "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today".In 1970, Baldwin wrote to the incarcerated Angela Davis: "We know that we, the blacks, and not only we, the blacks, have been, and are, the victims of a system whose only fuel is greed, whose only god is profit. We know that the fruits of this system have been ignorance, despair, and death, and we know that the system is doomed because the world can no longer afford it...it took several days for the Minnesota authorities to charge Chauvin with murder - third degree, mind you - and the three colleagues who facilitated the crime had not been apprehended at the time of writing, and rioting.
Far too often, policemen are not charged for such egregious violations of human rights, or get off lightly, if not scot-free. And the authorities are invariably more outraged by the backlash, peaceful or violent, than by the unpunished crime.The fires burning in towns and cities right across the US starkly illuminate the absurdity of its claim to be a model democracy. The multicoloured backlash is beautiful to behold, yet it may just lead to another uncomfortable calm before the next inevitable storm.
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