… colonizers. It acts as if policing is an individual act that isn’t a product of racial capitalism. A cop might have “good intentions”, but these good intentions don’t change the fact that they are a part of a system that is rooted in anti-Blackness. These “good intentions” don’t change the fact that the system they work for criminalizes the whole Black community.
Capitalism is evil, all the way down. It doesn’t need to compromise. It’s not here to make friends. It doesn’t give a fuck if you and your kids die from thirst tomorrow so long as the hurt machine makes a dollar today.
Their moral baseline is killing people. Congress is not your friend. They authorize war and invasion. They starve their own citizens to give tax cuts to billionaires. They allow corporations to spill the most horrible things into our water supply for the sake of absurdly small amounts of campaign finance.
When I watch TV now, I keep my phone on a table across the room so I’m never tempted to pick it up. Turns out the only thing stronger than the allure of social networks is the allure of not getting up off the couch.