Now Politics: the Political Opinions of Thomas Sarebbenonnato

A Friend of the People Opposing Elites; Social and Political Commentary of Thomas Sarebbenonnato; Publishing and Contributing Editor, Jay V. Ruvolo [Copyright (c) Jay Ruvolo 2018]

Power is Power is Power Always Acting Powerfully

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Power is power in America as it is everywhere else in the world; the costumes change, with regime or with time or with place, which country? This country, that country, another country, the undiscovered country? New countries, old countries, exhausted countries. So then politics remains politics everywhere for all time and all peoples? I could continue to ask, but I do think that too much of what we fix on, focus too acutely onto are matters more superficial than paradigmatic. I am of the mind that there is something in the paradigms of power that are true for all time, and that race as it exists problematically in America is a symptom of Power, which is not what we allow ourselves to see or address.

If someone told you that more unarmed white people were shot and killed by the police last year you would not believe it. You would deny it. You would certainly vehemently call it bullshit or some Trump-like propaganda, but you would be wrong.

Note well herein now, that unarmed means nothing in your hand, and if you want to know how many unarmed persons were shot and killed by the police last or the year before, there is a database kept by the Washington Post online, a database that can easily be accessed, although in our troubled time it seems that this publication is not making it a matter of overt access.

If the stats in the database are accessed, it should become easily realized that more white people were killed by the police holding something that might not be construed as an imminently deadly weapon––things such as cell phones, toy weapons, rocks, flash lights, pipes among other things in hand––than black persons. The database identifies “white,” “black,” “hispanic,” “asian,” “other,” “unknown.”

Fleeing the scene of apprehension by the police in one’s vehicle and subsequently being shot behind the wheel of that car does not constitute being unarmed.

The Washington Post provides free access to this website that provides a highly articulate filtered databank on Police shootings. What is clear is that year in and year out, more unarmed white men are shot and killed by the police than unarmed black men. Now this is not to say that everything Black Lives Matters says, purports, infers, defends, seeks has been turned irrelevant. That would be what Power would want you to conclude––almost exactly what Power wants and has achieved by keeping white people and black people separated from the facts––

Yes, print and broadcast media outlets do keep US apart––perpetually divided. But then, this also has something to do with the very print media the Washington Post is a part of. The fact that this database is not in the forefront of what the Post prints is suspect.

The perpetuation of a limited view on these shootings is something we should wonder about, think over, consider more critically.  Something made to seem only about race, when it is more pervasively, and perhaps solely, about Power is cause for concern––we must examine the facts as they stand supported by the stats and conclude something other than what Power and Money wants us to conclude, a conclusion meant only to separate us, keep us divided instead ion united as We the People against Power and monied Elites organized by like interests in a State that serves only these interests organized in the State.

This is not to say that it cannot about race when it concerns African Americans; but if it is made to seem as if it were only about race, then it would be about weeding out bad racist cops rather than changing a system of Power and Power enforcement, which is what we would have to conclude if we entered White, Latino and Asian victims into the mix.

The Washington Post, though, is not making these assertions. The facts behind these assertions are embedded in its website databank and made front page news, which is what it would do if it were serving the People, if it were a guardian of freedom and the needs of We the People, instead of serving Power and Money, helping to keep them in the shadows serving a propaganda function. The Post knows that the People have been transformed into a State serving Public, that they have been kept semi-literate, barely functional at the bureaucratic level through prolonged systematic under-education.

The necessary correlations are not part of an editorial campaign designed to serve freedom, democracy or the People; but are embedded only for those trained, that is, educated enough to search, find and coordinate their effectiveness as a rebuttal for Power and Money and their insistence on one or another half-truth of American political and socio-economic contemporaneity. They are there, but only as part of the propaganda of freedom that is needed to maintain the control by Power and Monied elites.

Written by jvr

September 16, 2019 at 10:45 am

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