Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.Frederick Douglass, Speech, April 1886
US abolitionist (1817 - 1895)
With all due respect to this great I am not sure that he could have imagined the day where:
- "Non-justice" is delivered by the hands of favorable officials with racial diversity that realize "Black on Black violence" is not seen as "violent" as other modalities that threaten Black people. Unlike the interracial fight against violence, fighting against intraracial violence will have someone claiming that you are "anti-Black" as they provide the cover of Blackness upon those who would attack us
- Where allowing "ignorance to prevail" is a favorable strategy for the retention of power by those who position themselves as the saviors over the masses that they have failed to instill fundamental competencies within
- Where "conspiracy theories" are effective tools to allow people to remain unified against an external threat - even when the threat has moved away and they are all by themselves, living within a system of governance of their own choosing - otherwise on the hook to manage the human resources before them toward a more conscious end.