When They Come Knocking On Our Door, Will We Resist?

Protesters carry signs as they march against police violence from Loring Park to City Hall, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn.  (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

By Ana Castillo (July 25, 2017)

IN WHICH THE POET PAUSES TO REFLECT (NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND MOST ASSUREDLY, NOT THE LAST) ON THE WHITE SUPREMACIST PROGRAM THAT GOVERNS THE NATION TOWARD ESTABLISHING A TOTALITARIAN POLICE STATE

POC all over the land momentarily held our collective breath when the tragic news resounded that a blond, white woman (and from a white dominated foreign country) was senselessly murdered by a police officer. (Fox news has focused on the officer’s ethnic background, a first generation Somalian.)

On the one hand, we knew, if history taught us anything, that the unprovoked killing of a white woman might be the start of bringing attention to the ongoing murdering of innocent citizens of color. On the other hand, we also knew that this seeking of justice may not necessarily apply to our people.

In the broader spectrum of things, we may be encouraged by the extent of national and international outrage at the policies and actions being implemented by the Bannon-Puppet agenda to emulate the Third Reich handbook in the 21st century. The desire for a complete police state would inevitably effect Whites and it already has. Until then the World, they believed, was theirs and, therefore, protected them and secured their rights, become our allies. As we have learned, that is when previously indifferent individuals retaliate.

Beyond the immediate tragic numbers of random murders of innocent people and children by the police, the broader goal of a police state is to instill fear, numbness, apathy, and resignation so that the day they come knocking on our doors we do not resist.

ana castilo

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