Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Why African Americans are on FIRE for Bernie Sanders

On the heels of the announcement that there will be no indictment, and so, no trial in the murder of Tamir Rice, a 12 year old boy shot literally within a second of police officers arriving on the playground, Bernie Sanders called for a federal investigation. He acknowledged police officers have an "impossible job" and went on to say that "as a nation, we have got to recognize that lethal force should be the last response, not the first response - and we're seeing too much, I think, [shootings] in this country."

Writing on his Facebook page, Robert D. Wilson succinctly summarized our tragic circumstances which amount to a reign of terrorism against entire segments of our national body politic.

"White cops nationally are getting away with murder. White lynch mobs with free passes.

Bernie Sanders calls for what should have been done already, a federal probe. Only Bernie seems to give a damn. It is not safe to be Black in America, thanks to the racism displayed by the Republican politicians toward OUR President."

There it is: in retaliation for the people's choice in electing and re-electing President Barack Hussein Obama, we must pay with murderous injustices perpetrated by the very institution charged "to protect and serve" our communities.  

Bernie Sanders addresses five areas of racial violence waged against black, brown and indigenous Americans: physical, political, legal, economic and environmental.

Before detailing actions he proposes to take in each of the five areas Senator Sanders wrote:

"We are far from eradicating racism in this country. Today in America, if you are black, you can be killed for getting a pack of Skittles during a basketball game. Or murdered in your church while you are praying. This violence fills us with outrage, disgust and a deep, deep sadness. These hateful acts of violence amount to acts of terror. They are perpetrated by extremists who want to intimidate and terrorize black, brown and indigenous people in this country."

At his packed, rousing rallies, he describes systemic abuses on issue after issue. After each, Bernie regularly intones: "Enough is enough is enough!"

Then he reminds us that "When we stand together, there is nothing we can not accomplish!"

There's barely a month before the primary season begins in earnest, and there are so many things to do. If you want to be part of this peaceful, political revolution, we Bernie supporters welcome you to volunteer.


Redeye said...

EYE guess we aren't supposed to notice Hillary Clinton, PBO, AG Lynch, Joe Biden or any other democrat of record hasn't said a mumbling word about any of these issues. Again EYE say I will not vote for any democrat that doesn't address issues that are important to me. EYE don't care what race, gender, age or sexual orientation they are. I will no longer vote for the lessor of two evils, and for the first time ever I will not vote a straight democratic ticket. Just because you are on the democratic ticket doesn't mean you are a democrat, and if I wanted to vote for a republican I would be a republican.

~Chip :) said...

I really think that Bernie deserves consideration on the issues. I don't really care what he is labelled because both of the main political parties have been corrupted by the influence of money in politics.

My opinion is that Bernie IS what the Democratic Party used to be, a party for working people rather than the big money interests.

I know Bernie is not perfect, but he has demonstrated his authentic concern for issues affecting the middle class and those who aspire to it.

Over the years, Bernie has demonstrated his courage, consistency and integrity, and that in itself is worth consideration, I think. For me, it is only because the Democratic party has moved so far to the right with the so-called "New Democrats" that Bernie has a chance.

But, he DOES have a chance, and that is the point. The month of January is critical for volunteering for Bernie because February is the first of four primary states.

A good showing then will validate his position as a Democratic candidate, and that is really important given how the DNC has acted toward him.

Redeye said...

"For me, it is only because the Democratic party has moved so far to the right with the so-called "New Democrats" that Bernie has a chance. "

Agreed. Today's new democrats are really republicans who are ashamed to admit they are republicans. Not than I blame them.