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Daniel Patrick Welch

Merry Fucking Christmas: there is no holiday from racist police state USA

Tuesday 29 December 2015

It comes in waves, the despair, the sheer, impotent rage. And sometimes we need to believe we can sleep in, as it were, to take a day off from worrying about the very real possibility of the police targeting and killing our families, our children. Wouldn’t Christmas weekend be a good time? And then reality hits. No, of course not.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/protesters-keep-vigil-for-activist-accidentally-shot-by-chicago-police/2015/12/27/4f60c3b8-acef-11e5-9ab0-884d1cc4b33e_story.html?postshare=3141451326402260&tid=ss_fb-bottom And the rage pours out, in statuses and tweets and hashtags, sharing and managing our collective pain. Can’t we have a fucking rest from these bastards *ever?!* Shit even World War I took a Christmas Break!! ‪#‎empireneversleeps‬ ‪#‎copsshootfirst So I offer this as a sort of a samizdat, a compilation of those posts and tweets. You can remove the profanity if you wish to share. I prefer to leave it in, the raw emotion and righteous anger that necessarily drives our collective conviction that we cannot wait, not one more day, and we cannot shirk, not one second, from our duty to expose the fuckery that is this system.

And then once started, the torrent keeps on raging. So these cracker motherfuckers were running a Klan inside the popo in this county in Alabama, planting drugs and weapons on innocent black men. Bastards are now mostly promoted, while some of our targeted babies are still in prison. Blue by day, white by night. ‪#‎sameasiteverwas‬ ‪#‎shitneverchanges http://henrycountyreport.com/blog/2015/12/01/leaked-documents-reveal-dothan-police-department-planted-drugs-on-young-black-men-for-years-district-attorney-doug-valeska-complicit/

Wake the fuck up, white people!!!! This is not "bad apples." No one—NO ONE—outside of an avowedly racist, genocidal white minority can seriously believe Sandra Bland hanged herself with a fucking trash bag or Tamir Rice was a ’threat’ to police http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/12/tamir_rice_decision_no_indictm.html or a suspect can shoot himself in the back while handcuffed. This takes a deliberate, willful collective conspiracy, not the least part of which (in fact probably the most significant part of which) is a wishfully thinking white liberal class who desperately want to believe that the system works—or worse, can be reformed. Please don’t EVER talk to me about ’Putin killing journalists’ or Human rights in China, Iran, Cuba etc etc etFUCKINGcetera. We stopped listening to that shit a LONG time ago, and we’re not here to convince anyone. Take care of your own stupidity. Listen, study, learn... and then join the unstoppable struggle to overthrow this shitty empire of death.

This system actively seeks the death of our black and brown children, and routinely exonerates itself for their murder, both at home and around the globe. We owe it no allegiance, and owe no apology or (further) explanation for our visceral hatred of and unwavering opposition to that system. On the contrary, we expect and demand that *you* will not only stop demanding apology and explanation from us, and take the logical next step required of you by any standard of truth, compassion, and human decency. Don’t ask us what we are doing over here. What are *you* doing on the other side of the bars?

And before you buy into the next R2P bullshit genocide project against the latest hitler-du-jour, consider that you are being a fool and are being played for such. There is no human rights abuse more severe than that being inflicted by your own government and society; and there is no human rights campaign more worthy of support than to join us in standing up against the greatest evil the world has ever known. But we’re not holding our breath. Join, or don’t—it’s your call. Get on board, little children, the ark is a gonna move.

(c) 2015 Daniel Patrick Welch. Reprint permission granted with credit and link to danielpwelch.com. Political analyst, writer, linguist and activist Daniel Patrick Welch lives and writes in Salem, Massachusetts, with his wife. Together they run The Greenhouse School. Welch has also appeared in numerous television and radio interviews, and can be available for comment and analysis as his day job permits.

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