My band put out a new album saturday. It sounds heavy, it sounds, punk, it sounds like Chicago.
I have seen a couple of posts with people going “Majorities can’t be oppressed” well yes they can haven’t you heard of this thing called the working class.
Also women are oppressed, also majority of the world’s population.
People from the third world are the majority, also oppressed by capitalism and imperialism.
In all the extractive-colonial states the majority were oppressed.
Oppression is about power not numbers.
Being told this your whole life to realize that liberation ideology is great except that it implies someone is still unfree and the goal is to create a system in which liberation is not needed because no one is unfree.
When was the last time the Black panthers Lynched anyone?
When’s the last time the Black Panthers burned crosses in someone’s yard?
When’s the last time the Black Panthers completely destroyed white towns for fear of their prosperity?Have the panthers ever burned down any white schools to keep white people “in their place”?
Are these white folks serious?! Please, please…do yourselves a favor and earn some citations on this country’s history. The Black Panthers were NOT like the Klu Klux Klan. Their objective was not to go around and terrorize and murder white people. The KKK however, was definitely a reactionary terrorist/extremist group. The Klan emerged during “The Nadir” (the lowest point) in 1877, after poor and disenfranchised whites stomped out Reconstruction and Blacks ultimately lost their civil rights. White people losing their mobility in this country was the core reason for terrorizing African Americans, but after that bullshit, 15 reels, massive 3-hour long movie “The Birth of a Nation" was released in 1915, now all of a sudden, Black people became barraged with this false image of themselves as threatening, violent, and barbaric, particularly to white women in society (The New Negro Crime) which ultimately led to hundred of thousands of lynchings and murders of Blacks in America. The Klan had one objective, to exterminate Black people. They spurred false rhetoric, hate, and violence…that’s it!
The Black Panthers was a revolutionary socialist organization that started in the mid-1960’s in Oakland, CA aiming to PROTECT the Black community. They were against police brutality, imperialism, capitalism or anything they felt was detrimental to Black Americans. They wanted Black people to fend for themselves, that’s why they carried guns, and they used them cautiously. They helped the sick, the poor, single mothers and their children, they even implemented a free ambulance and breakfast program in the community, yet they’re like the KKK?! Their goals were simple: quality education, housing, employment, and civil rights.They were not a violent group and neither was Malcolm X, contrary to popular opinion, they just believed in their right to self defense.The bottom line is, The Black Panther Party was a mobilization by African Americans, and people of the African descent across the world to break down institutionalized oppression by any means necessary. And FYI, many whites supported like Marlon Brando, and others.
*Don’t disrespect my people and Blackness!
GIRL, YOU BETTA SAY THAT SHIT!!!!!!
things about capitalism people take for granted:
if you don’t prove your worth (and not to society at large, but specifically to the people who already have the money), you’ll literally fucking die. this is considered totally normal and not at all evidence that the system is evil