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Career politicians exploit the politics of political capitalism

Derek Joy

Derek Joy

Career politicians exploit the politics of political capitalism

By Derek Joy

Yes, Christmas is on the horizon, a scant three weeks hence.

And while the 2016 Presidential Election isn’t in the spotlight for most, it simmers on the back burner none the less.

Consequently, career politicians are busy in the background. Not many are willingly to step forward and speak out against the injustice that occurred in Ferguson, Mo.

A white police officer – Darren Wilson – shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed Black American teenager on Aug. 9.  Rather than have the State Attorney investigate, charge and try Wilson, the powers that be steered the case to a Grand Jury, which cleared Wilson.

Granted.  Wilson resigned, leaving his wife to police work on the Ferguson Police Department. But he should have been fired and charged with murder.

His attitude, as expressed in a network news interview said it all.  Wilson expressed no remorse.  Said he had no guilt feelings, and, in the same situation, would do the same thing a-gain.

What’s even more appalling is how former New York City Mayor Rudy Guilliani conveniently overlooked facts when he appeared with Michael Eric Dyson on the NBC News Program Meet The Press.

While Dyson acknowledge the problem with Black on Black, noting, “When Blacks kill other Blacks they go to jail,” Guilliani chose to cite research that shows “93-percent of murders are committed by Blacks.”

In the process, Guilliani ignored Dyson’s call to address the ways that White America, politicians in particular, under the ability of Blacks to land jobs and make a living.

That was very clearly portrayed in all the news coverage immediately following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, when two jetliners were flown into the Twin Towers in New York City.

Look at the news footage and count the number of Black Americans among the first responders.  It was virtually a ‘Lilly White’ cadre of police officers and firefighters.

But Guilliani conveniently overlooked that fact. Evidence of discrimination and disenfranchisement in New York City, not in the southern region of the United States.

What would Guillian say about that?  And how much has that changed in the 13 years since the 9-11 disaster?

What’s equally important is what are career politicians across America are saying about such injustice?  Will such hot button issues permeate the nect campaign trail?

Does seem ridiculously unjust for America to interfere in other countries where injustice is seen to occur, when there is so much racial discrimination and wholesale injustice right here at home.


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