@Are0h 💯 I'll never understand how they think their extreme violence is valid just because it involves paperwork, weird blue outfits with made-up badges, and vocabulary designed to imitate respectability. The trauma-factory they call the "criminal justice system" operates without the consent of black and brown people, but their cars are painted in a weird stripey pattern so they're allowed to beat and enslave people? Lol.
@ash It's very odd when you think about it, especially when you consider the origin of policing in the States had nothing to do with law enforcement.
Yeah, they've made it prettier, but their original purpose still hasn't changed.
It's funny to me how they get upset when you just call it what it is and not pretend with them.
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@Are0h It is weird. They should consider what it makes them look like. Nobody forces them to identify with and defend the people who carry out extrajudicial executions and legal lynchings, and yet so many do reflexively. They could easily condemn such obvious state-sanctioned violence, but they choose not to. It would seem to suggest that not only do they identify with whiteness, but they identify specifically with the *violence* of whiteness. Fascinating.
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@ash I've always believed it's just what they are taught.
We'll never understand it fully because we don't come from cultures where the priority is to hate everyone that isn't like you.
The delusion, the disconnection from reason, the comfortability with excessive violence, etc. All are culture markers of whiteness. It's what the celebrate. It's not an accident we went from Obama to another racist.
That entire culture is about justifying irrational hate.
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