In May 1970 thousands of students converged on New Haven to protest the trial of Black Panther leader Bobby Seale, on charges that he was involved in the killing of a suspected informant.
Written by David Slater
We can not deny the violence of the state, the blindfold has been removed. The oligarchy has unleashed its weapons of “civil” war upon us. Flak vests, body armor, automatic weapons, MRAP armored personnel carriers, tear gas, gas masks, and forceful removal and arrests of peaceful protesters and journalists, whom are now being viewed as enemy combatants targeted as threats, rifles trained upon persons accordingly. Ferguson looks like a war zone, where police are more heavily outfitted than soldiers in actual combat zones.
The mainstream cannot ignore this any longer.
Those of us who have seen this coming and advocated awareness and proclaimed from the rooftops of police militarization were called paranoid. Laughed at and bemused with ridicule, called conspiracy theorists.
The pictures do not lie, you cannot look away from this and voice it’s not what it is, fascism.
Freedom has a new face. Mirrored in helmets and gas masks, limited to “zones” and minimal and particular media coverage. The voices of the protesters are now drowned out by induced riots and aggressive police tactics. The root stemming from the killing of a black teen in a black neighborhood by a white police officer. With a police department that has but three black officers of 52 commissioned officers total. This exemplifies the racial divide, the inequality and imbalance of law and order in places like Ferguson.
The protesters advocate for transparency and accountability, charging the police with covering up the execution of an unarmed man.
The state rules through violence because the state is violence.
It will only see people in the streets, even peacefully, as a threat and a violent act upon their legitimacy. It reacts the only way it knows how; with more violence. Escalation and increasing tension bring more aggressive acts within the relationship of police and protesters.
Where is the media coverage of this? Where is the denunciation of violence by the state, where is the voice of the people begin transmitted through the airwaves to our homes and workplaces? No, we only see advocation of suppression and benevolent policing, justified actions and downplaying its overreactions.
COINTELPRO marked an intense government program of limiting and ultimately destroying the black liberation movement in the 1960′s. This is factual and state sponsored terrorism upon civil activists. Destroying reputations, creating false flags to destroy credibility and the use of media to portray bias and inaccurate and outright lies upon prominent activists. Assassinations were also a staple tactic and sanctioned by the highest members of government as an acceptable method to deter liberation moments from gaining ground politically and socially.
Fred Hampton was killed by Chicago police as part of COINTELPRO. Later revealed in documents exposing the US governments program. Huey P Newton was targeted and falsely accused and jailed in part of COINTELPRO. Newton, a prominent black civil rights activist and helped create the Black Panther Party. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr, were victims of the program. This is what the state fears, and fear is their motivation to activate their violence.
What resulted of these programs bore an even greater disproportionate relationship with the disenfranchised. Gentrification forcing citizens to live in poorer conditions. The limiting of access to stable and adequate education. Police and law enforcement limited to serving richer neighborhoods, neglecting the poor, who are invariably by design, predominately non-white. Resulting in higher crime birthing from the despotism and lower standards of living that were created.
These are the root causes of crime, these are violent actions of the state. A class war waged upon citizens who cannot afford to fight it. Few escape, and few find solace and are able to remove themselves from the environment of class war and violence.
The National Guard is now initiated in Ferguson. Military to support militarized police. Flashbacks of Kent State and those comparisons cannot be far off. Also in effect is a no fly zone over the city. This should be a concern for all. Enforced now by F-16 fighter jets, capable of bombing whole city blocks into oblivion, and shredding any aircraft or helicopter within seconds. The escalation continues and cannot be ignored. Will they bring in armor, have they already, another escalation? Now we have a state of emergency and a curfew.
It will be the underground in America that will be needed to expose this.
We will require the activists, journalists, writers, bystanders with cell phone cameras, YouTube users, website operators to take part. Film, take pictures, document, and record this event. Already we have seen suppression and dismantling of any media attempt to document this, but we must not give in. It will be our resolve and our constitution throughout this that will determine how difficult it will be for the state to spin this event. Because spin is what is already happening, the minimization of the police tactics and justification to maintain law and order in a escalated and aggressive situation, that the state created.
What will come out of this, and what can we do?
If we refuse to acknowledge the truth of what’s occurring right now, we cannot move forward. We must though, put feet on the streets, and not just in Ferguson. Ferguson should merely be the epicenter. This is proclamation of our resistance to the violence of the state and its hordes of willful participants. There should be thousands of protests around the country, peacefully but with fierce determination, resisting the states actions. Also what must be exposed is the small criminal element that will invariably be drawn out and activated.
We must be weary and denounce any violent instigation whether its from the state or from citizens. We must also remember COINTELPRO and police instigation to incite further violence through false flag turbulence, police in Canada during the G-20 Summit in Quebec were exposed as faux protesters inciting violence, our enemy is cunning and able.
We haven’t forgotten, education and awareness and calm heads will prevail. But we must not give up, we must not have an apathetic attitude and we must support the underground.
We must be the underground!
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