Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught up in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. — Martin Luther King, Jr., quoted in a letter by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
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“First comes anger, which begets protests, and then legislation.”
So begins the top editorial in yesterday’s Republican, the daily newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts, about the proposed Justice in Policing Act of 2020 in Congress.
“That’s how things can proceed when the system is working properly. Thankfully, there are signs that it may be working properly now.”
The editorial is headed “Policing bill solid step at this time.” It’s a good one. Look it up and read it all.*
So is the second editorial, headed “Is Goodell’s apology too late?” It notes that Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who in 2016 was the first National Football League player to “take a knee,” setting a national example, “has been out of a job with the NFL ever since.” Its prose is accompanied by a head shot of blond-haired blue-eyed Roger Goodell. Who is he, what did he apologize for, and in what context? Look it up and read it all.
But the commentary you are reading, by a 9/11 truth obsessive, begins with the words “First comes anger, which begets protests ….”
Unlike Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now charged with two counts of murder in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, the perpetrators of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in September 2001, carefully planned the “9/11” mass murder. The planning likely took place over years.
The anger that welled up in this country over the attacks was channeled into a series of United States-led wars victimizing millions of people who had nothing to do with the attacks—if indeed the alleged Arab and Muslim “masterminds” and underlings involved had anything to do with them other than as manipulated patsies.
Critically, that anger was preceded by fear. Fear of the other, of Arabs and Muslims, was the driving force for those wars. Fear and loathing (to borrow from the late Hunter S. Thompson) was part of the perpetrators’ recipe, part of the required psychological mass manipulation for the murder and mayhem to follow.
The long-awaited correction in policing in this country appears to have local, state and national backing. There is a good deal that is “bipartisan” in it, attracting Republicans as well as Democrats not to mention independents who want nothing to do with either of the major parties.
This cry for correction involves all three branches of government. In Massachusetts the Supreme Judicial Court released a letter last week from all seven of its member to the Commonwealth’s bar and judiciary decrying racism in the judicial system. Headed “We must do more than express feeling of sadness and anger,” it calls for systemic change rather than mere reflection, pointing to “the legacy of slavery, of Jim Crow, and of the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans … and the untruths and unfair stereotypes about African-Americans that have been used to justify or rationalize their repression.” Look it up.
Reprinted in a number of newspapers, the statement was the subject of a letter to the editor of The Berkshire Eagle headed “Local bar association takes stand against racism.” Look it up.
Contrast this overdue response to a series of police killings of unarmed black people with the years of non-response by government and news media to mounting evidence of the impossibilities in official narratives about the murderous September 2001 attacks. The non-response is “bipartisan” in the executive and judicial branches of the federal government.
When the U.S. Senate voted unanimously in a resolution calling for declassification of documents related to the September 2001 attacks, as it did in September 2018 ( See https://x-ma911truthwalk.com/just-one-more-thing ), the action went uncovered, unanimously, by the news media.
Likewise with legal actions painstakingly advanced before the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., the actions are deemed not newsworthy by a seemingly muzzled “free press.”
— Mark Channing Miller
* I ask visitors to take the trouble to look up various things, easily done by typing key words into a search engine. Before a week or so ago this was unnecessary because referenced material was linked for even more effortless access. But a malfunction crippled the computer on which previous entries to this blog were written, so enabling the live links is temporarily not possible as far as I know. They will reappear when the problem with the other machine is fixed or I learn how to do the links on this machine.