Friday, December 10, 2010
Violent Student Protests As Their "Social Justice" Is Threatened In Austerity Cuts
MPs In The UK Condemn Violent Student Protests Over Tuition Increases
I know how this works.
If only some foresighted Black Progressive here in America was to blast these scenes of White protesters acting violently and then setting up the hypothetical "Imagine if Black people did this? We would be tarred and feathered as 'savages and thugs' ".
The problem is that if they were to promote these images they run the risk that some people will look beyond their attempts at racialization and instead look at what these people are violently protesting over.
The truth is they are protesting against the government taking away the entitlements that were incrementally given to them and are now being taken away because the government is near the point of insolvency. IF this was given as the analysis of the situation then some people in America would make an inference about what is going on in our country. Recall that Europe was used as a reference of what America "should one day hope to be" about this time last year during our health care reform debates.
Even with the violence in Europe in full view don't believe for one minute that those who are vested in blunting the facts will present them as such. As secular progressive-fundamentalist comedian Bill Maher noted on CNN last week - "The American banks causes the chaos in Europe that we are seeing". In saying this he knows that those who agree with his world view will accept this as an explanation as they attempt to come to some point of mental comfort that does not require them to change any of their present entrenched position.