|From the October 7th St. Louis Cardinals- Los Angeles Dodgers game... "I Am Darren Wilson"|
Yes, non-whites can assimilate to western civilization, but they cannot perpetuate indefinitely.
In America, millions of people hold some level of awareness of the problem, though it will take a dramatic example to graduate them into the ranks of Those Who Can See.
But it's beyond vital for those individual members of the informal Those Who Can See group to remember this quote, paraphrased from Kafka: "In the fight between you and the world, back the world until the "you" multiplies."
And though it might be unfolding in the smallest of municipalities, in a city long past its glory days, an isolated event between a white cop and a Swisher Sweet thieving black male is providing proof we are approaching the day when the "you" starts to multiply dramatically.
Though it goes against everything you've been taught/indoctrinated with by the state, public schools, the entertainment industry (both Hollywood and television), and the Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians, once you break free there's no going back: white people have rights too; white people have interests; and, white people have a future. [St. Louis Cardinals fans taunt black protesters urging justice for Michael Brown, New York Daily News, 10-7-14]:
Racial tension spilled over from Ferguson, Mo., into nearby St. Louis on Monday night, where a handful of protesters urging justice for Michael Brown were met by mostly white Cardinals fans who taunted them with chants about poverty, Africa and in support of the white officer who killed the unarmed black teen.
The ugly confrontation was caught on video outside of Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals took on the Los Angeles Dodgers in a National League baseball playoff game. A group of protesters massed outside Gate 4, a smoking section outside the stadium, and began urging “Justice for Mike Brown!” as they hoisted signs and an upside down American flag.
“We're the ones who f-----g gave all y'all all the freedoms that you have!" a petite blond white woman, holding a beer and rally towel, yells at the protesters.
On Monday, the peaceful protests quickly turned ugly but not violent. Smokers clad in Cardinals jersey responded to chants of “Justice for Mike Brown!” with jeers of “Let’s Go Darren!” in reference to Wilson. One fan taped over the name across the back of a Cardinals jersey and hand wrote “I am Darren Wilson.”
“If they’d be working, we wouldn’t have this problem!” yelled one elderly white man.
Fans later started a chant of “Get a job!” and, in response to a chant of “USA!” one man yells “Go home” while a white woman, the same who spoke about giving freedom, chants back, “Africa!”
Another fan tells the protesters to pull up their pants.
“Go tear your own neighborhood up, see what that does,” one man taunts.
|An image of a disgusted white female patron of the St. Louis Symphony during the "Requiem for Mike Brown" protest|
The Cosby Show make-believe world of "race is just a social construct" falls apart quickly, revealing the real-world: one Cornel Wilde depicted in the 1966 classic The Naked Prey. [For some Ferguson whites, racial fault lines exposed by shooting come as a surprise, Washington Post, 10-8-14]:
Alice Singen had always seen her home town as an integrated, harmonious place. Like many other white residents, she prided herself on staying here even when others began to leave.
But since the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer, some African Americans are calling it segregated and racist. Now Singen has found herself talking in terms of “us” and “them,” “we” and “they.”
“I didn’t have any problems with anybody or any color, and all of a sudden it feels like we are being held responsible for something that’s not our fault,” Singen, 70, said as she left Faraci Pizza, a 46-year-old Ferguson business that has become a focal point of racial tension. “I don’t get it.”
That sense of shock is common here among Ferguson whites in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death and the explosive protests in the days that followed.“Us” and “them,” “we” and “they.”
Ferguson today is a city on the edge. While mostly black residents hold small protests outside the police station each night, gun store owners report a jump in sales to white residents. Local business owners in the area where Brown was shot complain about lost trade. Many storefronts remain boarded up with plywood.
Police and elected officials are meeting regularly with multi-racial citizen groups in a bid to improve community relations, tackle concerns about police discrimination, and avoid the turmoil that followed Brown's shooting. Civil unrest is still the "worst case scenario", Knowles said.
Adam Weinstein, co-owner of County Guns, said sales were up 50 percent since Brown's shooting, mostly among white residents fearful of riots who are buying Glock, Springfield and Smith & Wesson handguns, and shotguns. "They are afraid the city is going to explode," Weinstein said, a former member of the U.S. Navy and St. Louis firefighter with heavily tattooed arms.
At Ferguson Market and Liquor, where Brown appears on a surveillance video pushing a store clerk before walking out with an unpaid box of cigarillos on the morning of his death, most of the storefront windows have been repaired after being shattered in looting.
In August, after Brown was shot, the mood inside the store was fearful. Today, it is one of defiance. One of the workers, who asked not to be named, said he had brought his handgun from home to keep in the store. "I'm ready to shoot anyone looking for trouble," he said.No one wants trouble.
This experiment in manufacturing racial tranquility, forced by an overzealous federal government (the precedent for blaming the racial gap in achievement/segregation/poverty/and overall black failure being set by the Kerner Commission, which blamed white racism for black poverty/dysfunction/riots in 1968) has failed... miserably.
|A lone white women interrupted a rally for Mike Brown back on August 20 in St. Louis|
The microcosm for the instability of the United States of America is found in the St. Louis metropolitan area, where a small town called Ferguson is a reminder the past 70 years of American history have been nothing but one failure after another.
What's better: whites in metropolitan St. Louis know this fact better than most of us could even fathom.
“Us” and “them,” “we” and “they.”