I suppose we should be thankful today for a semblance of justice, delayed and obstructed as it was, for the racist murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
Arbery’s killers, along with the likes of fellow predators Zimmerman and Rittenhouse, are showing us how American vigilante racists want the right to hunt, provoke, and kill human targets.
And talk about white privilege and entitlement.
"Self defense! That Black guy tried to grab mah shotgun from me... after I
shot him with mah rifle! I'M the VICTIM, here!"
Now the racists are saying the verdict proves the US is "not a racist country", ignoring the systemic racism that would have never brought them to trial.
All it proves is racism is real, and finally thanks to videos, more guilty verdicts are reached.
If local authorities in Georgia had their way, no one would have been charged for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
The original prosecutor called the murder "justifiable homicide". She’s been indicted for interfering in the arrest of the defendants.
The public saw the video. There were weeks of protests before charges were even brought in the case. 74 days passed after Arbery was shot and killed in February 2020.
What decent person wasn’t shocked by the nasty racist defense attorney when she demonized the victim with her "long, dirty toenails" crack? It's not hard to imagine she'd have said "filthy animal" if she thought she could get away with it.
isn’t racism to racists.
At least there will be three less Trump/Republican voters in Georgia for the next few elections.
Radical right Republicans, white nationalists, and other racists and bigots still want to deny such systemic racism exists. So they’re banning the study and teaching of the history and effects of slavery and racism, calling it "Marxist CRT".
And they have no frickin' idea what Critical Race Theory even is. It’s their perfect warped and ill-defined tool to elevate white fright. If it scares, it fares. Just ban it.
Ignorance is strength. - Big Brother 1984
MAGAts would prefer to take us back to the good old days when nobody was charged for lynching or for the Tulsa Massacre.
is calling Democrats communists, as his House fascists share their fantasies of
Man. That's a LOT of hate. In fact, it's stochastic terrorism. It's way more than just a war on voter rights and democracy. Armed violence is being brazenly pushed, and condoned, by the Republican Party.
How many more Americans will be slaughtered by radical Right domestic terrorists?
Trumpism's continuing "gift" to America is escalating dishonesty, division, rampant racist hatred and fascistic demonization of any opposition.
What we need is more justice, more voter protections, more democracy, and more accountability for Trump’s Big Lie and coup.
If we don’t get that soon, the US will be turning a corner into a deep darkness of political violence and tyranny.
For the moment, we need to be thankful for our right to vote and steer the country back towards sanity and decency.