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Racist atrocities & class consciousness (Did you think the communists would side w/Zimmerman?)
Workers World ^ | May 7, 2012 | Larry Hales

Posted on 05/07/2012 7:02:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It took a month and a half after George Zimmerman executed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before an arrest was made. Though special prosecutor Angela Corey asserts that an investigation had been ongoing, all the evidence and statements made by the police chief and others involved with the case make it very clear that, had it not been for a massive outpouring, especially from the Black community, George Zimmerman would still be walking free.

It was fear of a rebellion that led to the state responding and to Zimmerman’s arrest. And not to be forgotten or glossed over were the resilience and determination of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin to win some justice for their son.

It was definitely a surprise, but further injury, that George Zimmerman was released on bail on April 23 after a judge set the bond at $150,000, which meant his family only needed to lay out 10 percent, or $15,000.

With the recent discovery that the Zimmermans had raised more than $200,000 via the Internet, the parents of young Trayvon, their lawyer and the Black community are calling foul. They are demanding a review of the bail decision, especially in light of the fact that Zimmerman’s family failed to disclose the amount earlier and claimed not to have enough money to pay for the higher bail of $1 million that had been sought after it was determined that the judge would set bail.

There is speculation that some of the same wealthy right-wingers who supported the “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida, such as the American Legislative Exchange Council and the owners of Koch Industries, may be making donations. Whether this is fact or merely speculation, $200,000-plus is a hefty sum. That it was not disclosed and that bond was set relatively low, either because the Zimmerman family and his lawyer omitted giving information or were deliberately misleading, should lead to a rearrest. This is what Trayvon Martin’s family is calling for.

More cases of police violence and racist murders

As tragic as was the killing of Martin, the tremendous movement that rose up in response has brought to the fore more cases of police violence and racist killings.

Most notable is the case of two white supremacists who deliberately went into North Tulsa, Okla., early in April to terrorize Black people. They killed three Black men, an act that brought to mind the massacre of hundreds of Black people in the Greenwood section of Tulsa in 1921.

Another killing by a suspected white supremacist occurred in North Carolina months before Trayvon Martin’s death and is just now coming to light. Jasmine Thar, 16, her godmother and a friend were preparing to go Christmas shopping when they were struck by a bullet from a Remington rifle. Thar died as her 15-year-old brother was trying to stop the bleeding. The shooter claims an accidental discharge of his gun, but was found to have not only a Confederate flag but also Nazi memorabilia. No charges were filed.

There were also the police killings in March of Kendrec McDade, 19, in Pasadena, Calif., and Dane Scott, 18, in Del City, Okla. Others that happened a few years ago are now gaining more attention, like the 2010 killing of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, 32. A video has emerged of Border Patrol agents beating and tasing him to death.

The case that not only shows the brutality of the police but illustrates even further the systemic oppression and repression of people of color is the handcuffing of 6-year-old Salecia Johnson by police. Conventional wisdom would lead one to believe that even the most hardened of racists would show restraint in the face of a child, but history dispels such a notion. In fact, it is rife with the youngest and most innocent being brutalized just as viciously.

Salecia Johnson, although only 6, will live with the memory of being put in handcuffs and treated as if she had committed a crime — when she was guilty only of being Black and emotionally distraught. For this she was handcuffed and taken to jail.

It becomes more evident with each new day that the police are violent and routinely get away with killing people of color and other brutal acts of oppression and repression because they act as an occupying army in oppressed communities. The police are part of the capitalist state apparatus, an entity whose sole function is to be the buffer between the bosses and the workers and oppressed. It is those whom we must sell our labor to in order to survive who benefit from the racism prevalent in U.S. society.

Why ruling class needs racism

Racism is a tool that keeps workers separate and apart. Ultimately white workers will find their position is weakened by allowing separate and unequal conditions to exist and adhering to backward beliefs of inferiority based on race. More than being just a tool, though, racism in U.S. society has been deeply ingrained because U.S. capital was amassed through some of the most extreme and brutal forms of repression.

National oppression — the systemic oppression of sectors of the working class based on cultural, linguistic and historically shared circumstances — is a permanent feature of capitalist society because of its usefulness in keeping the working class divided. But it also persists because the most revolutionary sectors are those who have suffered the most brutal forms of degradation and repression — primarily the Black, Latino/a and Indigenous nations.

Revolutionaries say that political consciousness usually lags behind objective developments. Though economic conditions have worsened drastically for oppressed communities since the recession started four years ago, there has been no mass response yet. There have been some tragic and heartbreaking incidents in which massive numbers of oppressed workers showed up to apply for jobs or social services, but in most cases those events did not raise mass consciousness for a general fightback from the perspective of the oppressed.

The subjective or political consciousness only lags, but not forever. There is no telling what historical acts will lead to a mass response.

It remains to be seen if the murder of Trayvon Martin will lead to a sustained response, but its aftermath shows that the sense of needing to fight racism has grown, along with the understanding that the abuse of communities of color by police is systemic.

The cases of police killings and brutality cannot be separated from the economic conditions that prevail in communities of color — conditions of high unemployment, homelessness, poverty, a crumbling infrastructure and declining social services, and the criminalization of those who suffer the most desperate conditions. The conditions are stubborn. Capitalism finds itself in a deepening crisis, and it is in times like these that not only does the state become more repressive and the government begin to pass laws further curtailing democratic rights, but also the tool of racism is more aggressively used to pit the dominant sector of the working class against oppressed workers.

It is insidious but not inevitable. Revolutionaries should be in solidarity with the aims and desires of the most oppressed, but not abandon white workers to a debased right wing or ultra-right-wing. It is in the interest of all to rebel, fight racism, support self-determination of the oppressed and fight against the capitalist system.

TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: communismkills; florida; georgezimmerman; lmm; nakedcommunism; proviolence; trayvonmartin; usefulidiot; zimmerman
1 posted on 05/07/2012 7:02:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George Zimmerman has more African blood than Baroque Ubama, but he’s still a white racist or something.

2 posted on 05/07/2012 7:07:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t read all of it. I can’t. I’m getting sick of the whole story. I recently had a thought that really makes me mad. I think the liberal white anti gun crowd is using ignorant black anger and racism to attack guns. I think we were totally missing the picture when we thought of this as black against white latino or latino against black. It seem so disgustingly clear to me what is going on I want to vomit. The commies are using the black racists to take down america. Not only are the blacks too stupid to realize it, but so are the whites. We’re all being played.

3 posted on 05/07/2012 7:08:48 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In my case, Nazi memorabilia are more like a scalp than a badge of allegiance.

Confederate flags are pretty damning. What are there, about a billion in the country? So there have to be that many murders in a year, right? If not a billion, then close to that, right? Well, if not close, then a really large proportion of the number of flags?

Really? That few? Then the Confederate flag must not mean anything particularly bad over 150 years after the rebellion was put down.

4 posted on 05/07/2012 7:10:38 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: mamelukesabre

The Brady people and Bloomberg’s mayor bunch are all over this. They know a golden opportunity when they see one.

5 posted on 05/07/2012 7:11:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
While the Zimmerman/Martin ‘white’ on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by a gang of feral blacks in Oklahoma just a few weeks ago?

The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.

The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.

Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?

(the autopsy states she was raped. Don’t think all of these animals didn’t all participate)

And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?

Mr. Strait passed away last week.

There’s a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.


90 year old husband’s jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?

85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??

Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?



Have they caught the rest of the gang of feral blacks who raped, tortured and murdered this elderly woman? Are they even looking? Not a word about it in the media.

6 posted on 05/07/2012 7:14:22 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another racist rant devoid of facts.

7 posted on 05/07/2012 7:18:45 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You forgot to put projectile vomit in the title.

8 posted on 05/07/2012 7:27:51 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and why are they so much smarter than us? We are doomed if we don’t WAKE THE * UP. We are being played and our responses are mostly...”yeah well what about when that black guy killed some poor old white lady??!” and other such ignorant bullshit. I’m sure there will be some of that crap on this thread even. We better start learning how to take the fight to the real enemy, which is the liberal pukes who are instigating and inciting black rage against us. Turning our attention to the black racist thugs is exactly what we DON’T want to do.

9 posted on 05/07/2012 7:29:26 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: deweyfrank

Words can not express the outrage.

10 posted on 05/07/2012 7:29:54 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S !
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stalinists are stuck of evil.

George Orwell knew this.

Those who call for violent revolution against this nation are seditionists.

Ultimately they seek the overthrow of our constitutional form of government.

They ally with evil dictators around the world and never apologize for it. They just shrug their shoulders are proclaim, “that wasn’t REAL Communism”.

These red diaper doper types need to LEAVE the U.S.A. NOW and go push for “reform Communism” in the despotic hellholes they champion.

11 posted on 05/07/2012 7:37:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
The Christian/Newsom torture murders

According to the testimony of the Knox County Acting Medical Examiner Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan at the subsequent trial of Eric Boyd, Newsom was repeatedly sodomized with an object and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered. Barefoot, he was either led or dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks. He was shot in the back of the head, the neck, and the back, and his body then set on fire.

Channon's death came after hours of sexual torture, medical examiner Mileusnic-Polchan testified. Channon suffered horrific injuries to her vagina, anus and mouth. She was not only raped but savaged with "an object," possibly a broken chair leg, the doctor testified. She was beaten in the head. Some type of chemical was poured down her throat, and her body, including her bleeding and battered genital area, likely scrubbed with the same solution – all while Channon was alive, the forensic expert said. She was then "hog-tied," with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered tightly with a small trash bag and her body stashed inside five large trash bags before being placed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets. Channon died slowly, suffocating, the medical examiner said.[6]

Channon Christian, Christopher Newsome

Feral black thugs who tortured, raped and murdered the young couple

Wichata Massacre:

The Carr brothers, 22-year-old Reginald and 20-year-old Jonathan, already had serious criminal records when they began their spree.[4] On December 8, 2000, having recently arrived in Wichita, they committed armed robbery against 23-year-old assistant baseball coach, Andrew Schreiber. Three days later, they shot and mortally wounded 55-year-old cellist and librarian, Ann Walenta, as she tried to escape from them in her car; she died three days later.

Their crime spree culminated on December 14, when they invaded a home and subjected five young men and women to robbery, sexual abuse, and murder. The brothers broke into a house chosen nearly at random where Brad Heyka, Heather Muller, Aaron Sander, Jason Befort and his girlfriend, a young woman identified as 'H.G.', all in their twenties, were spending the night. They initially scoured the house for valuables. In a much-remarked point of tragedy, H.G. learned of Befort's intent to propose marriage when the Carrs, by chance, discovered the engagement ring hidden in a can of popcorn. After the search, the Carrs forced their hostages to strip naked, bound and detained them, and subjected them to various forms of sexual humiliation, including rape and oral sex.[4] They also forced the men to engage in sexual acts with the women, and the women with each other. They then drove the victims to ATMs to empty their bank accounts, before finally bringing them to a snowy deserted soccer complex on the outskirts of town and shooting them execution-style in the backs of their heads, leaving them for dead. The Carr brothers then drove Befort's truck over the bodies.

Victims of Wichata massacre

Car brothers

Both cases were covered up by the MSM and by the authorities.

Neither case was declared a hate crime

None of these brutal feral animals have been put to death

12 posted on 05/07/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: mamelukesabre

I don’t blame you for not reading a communist party screed. It is advocating for blacks and hispanics to rise up in revolution because of capitalism’s inherent racism.
The rallying call is the racist justice system.

That is the purpose behind what Holder and Obama are doing. They need to get the “Arab spring” in the US more violent and destructive. OWS’s Whiteys ain’t cutting it.

13 posted on 05/07/2012 8:40:57 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

They better be careful, they may get their wish.

14 posted on 05/07/2012 8:46:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It took a month and a half after George Zimmerman executed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before an arrest was made.

More Lynch Mob Media propaganda written by a racist.

Treyvon Martin & black slaves

According to that guy Larry Hales is a buck dancing slave. I tend to agree.

15 posted on 05/07/2012 9:37:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Of course they are. Exploiting any and every crisis and creating crisis situations to exploit is the Marxist method of taking over control.

16 posted on 05/21/2012 10:36:33 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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