|G.W. Bush and Diallo!
By Joe Williams III
G. W. Bush is a very dangerous man. He is a racist and a bigot. He is not now, nor will he ever be a leader of the masses of Americans. We live in an era that echoes that it is all right to kill an un-armed man with 40 bullets by law enforcement personal.
In this day and age, we must be critical of words spoken and deeds done. All words have meaning. And all meaning is in words.
What was Bush telling each and every one of us as he proclaimed, "Let the people of South Carolina decide." He was addressing the question of should the Confederate flag be flown over the state capital in South Carolina. This statement by Bush is a direct attack on the legacy of the Black Liberation struggle. It is racist and it must be addressed. It is this "none-position" position by white "so-called" leaders that has been responsible for the death of millions of people of African decent. It was never the hard-core racist that gave life to racism in the deep-south; it was the good people, the do-nothing people, the one's who stood in the crowd with their bible in hand at the hangings that allowed violence to thrive and flourish.
For Bush to say that the South Carolina racists should decided to not be racist, is to make him an accomplish to a racist theory.
Let's look at this "Let them decide" theory. If Bush would have been President in the sixties, the federal government would have never intervened it the racial attacks in the deep south. Bush would have said that the "people" of Alabama should have decided if they wanted to stop bombing little children in churches, or fire hosing un-armed protesters. Bush, as President, would have allowed George Wallace to block the halls of education from people of color.
And recently, Bush would not have supported Federal intervention in the brutal beating of Rodney King. He would not have boycotted South Africa against its racist and murderous regime. He would have stated that it's a South African problem, 'Let the South African's decide' (to continue racism and a legal way of life).
So, Bush, should the city police and the mayor of New York decide the justice for Amadou Diallo? Of course, let's let the cops decide. After all, weak leadership in America is the ingredient that seems to make it so strong (opps, I meant WRONG).
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