America’s Culture of Violence

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Armored Police - Ferguson Missouri - 13 August 2014Armored police watch protestors following fatal shooting of Michael Brown
Ferguson – Missouri – 13 August 2014
Photo Credit: Whitney Curtis / The New York Times

During the last week in July 2014, my eighty-one-year-old mother was physically assaulted in a Culver City bus in Los Angeles County. As a regular passenger on the Culver City line, I have never felt threatened. The bus drivers, most of whom are black, are always courteous. Therefore, the news of my mother’s assault came as a shock.

With the aid of a walking chair, my mother moves around Los Angeles by bus. When she entered the Culver City bus near her residence, two white women sat facing each other in the front section of the bus. The two seats in this section, reserved for the elderly and physically disabled passengers, fold upwards to accommodate passengers using motorized and other wheel chairs. My mother…

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  • Clyde Duncan  On August 18, 2014 at 1:07 am

    I read that there have been 4-fatal shootings by police in the USA of unarmed black men within the past month [July/August 2014]. By contrast, in April 2014 there was an armed stand-off between a white farmer, Cliven Bundy, and his militia in Nevada, USA where the U.S. Attorney’s office ordered law enforcement to back-off and cancel the operation. Check out the link to this article in Mother Jones pertaining to the fatal shootings of unarmed black men: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/police-shootings-michael-brown-ferguson-black-men

  • gigi  On August 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Just last month a young black woman punched and poured her drink on anold white lady on the subway in NYC. Just last week an 80 something year old Jewish holocaust survivor was arrested outside a military bases for protesting against US warmongering foreign policy and its support and complicity of the ongoing Palestinian genocide and holocaust.

    In the case of Cliven Bundy, his is a case of a wealthy white farmer protesting against the govt in a case of high taxes and penalties and resistance to a federal govt interfering in a states right issue. Unfortunately for him, he is not among the elite robber barons that the govt protect and serve. The reason the govt is now taking him on is because it now wants to turn over this protected land to big oil to frack away and destroy.

    It is good that the majority of whites are seeing the Michael Brown case as class/poverty based and not race based. When this takes hold society will be better off because then people will come to realize they are ally getting shafted, regardless of their skin color. This is what MLK finally came to realize and this was the reason he was assassinated. He was actually told to by the FBI to commit suicide or face this end. He choose to become a martyr and, not surprisingly, his new message was buried along with him. The blacks who continue to promote the race based message got to where they are by doing exactly that. They are the worst kind of sell outs. For these folks to continue to succeed, blacks would have to continue to be fed the race narrative that keeps them chained to mental slavery and feelings of being oppressed.

    I had a black Jamaican professor that was one such person. She used to go on about her family coming from a long line of Garvyites and she too was a staunch Garvyite. One day I asked her if she or her family ever went to Africa. She replied no. I also asked her why did Mr Marcus Garvey choose to die and be buried in London since he was the great promoter of ‘Africa for Africans.’ She was taken aback and had no answer. I have little patience and very little tolerance for folks who have a vested unethical interest in promoting race base politics.

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