Fight The Powers That Be

This is Congressman Bobby Rush, speaking on the topic of the murder of Trayvon Martin. He put on the hoodie because in the days before his speech the Right Wing Pukeosphere had labeled Martin a "thug" because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt. IE anyone wearing a hooded sweatshirt (anyone black really) is a criminal, and you know what criminals deserve here in the Land of the Free - where, just by coincidence I'm sure, we have the largest prison population in the world.

Aided mightily by the War on Drugs, which could also be called the War on Minorities. Consider this War has nothing to do with wanting folks to be clean and sober, but rather, is a tool of control, allowing the authorities to ever increase their sphere of power. And put minorities in jail.
Right now Republican legislatures across the USA are working hard to prevent minorities from voting, earning a decent wage, having any semblance of a good life. Why? Because one of the main weapons the Repuglicans wield is "Divide and Conquer". And fear of the Other - be he Black, Mexican, Homosexual, Socialist, Liberal, whatever works - is the manner in which this weapon is deployed.  You! Poor white person who's barely getting by! Vote Repuglican to stick it to those black homosexual socialists! You're better than them!

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is really a blank check for the shooting of minorities. But hey, Democracy!

By the by, Bobby Rush was escorted out of Congress shortly after donning his hoodie, by the acting speaker from Mississippi (R), Greg Harper. Ironic, right?

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