Originally posted by Comrade Ellis on BlackHammer.Org It’s 2020, and our lives have drastically changed due to the current health epidemic, coronavirus. Yet we still face colonial anti-Black violence, and we still face oppression from the white nationalist state. The current crisis has given the police new powers to enforce social distancing. As colonized people, this means, more militarization, more policing, and therefore more state-sanctioned brutality against us. Essential workers, mostly African and Indigenous to the americas or turtle island, already have to contend with higher forms of oppression and health risks, by leaving their homes in order to work. . . .
On a daily basis, you can see very inexperienced people carrying out attacks against other people on social media. Accusations are openly made, arguments encouraged, and any and everyone who has a keyboard is able to chime in. . . .
As the days of the pandemic tick by, we are witnessing overwhelming evidence that the U.S. is using COVID-19 as an instrument to institute a capitalist dystopia. But this is no blockbuster Hollywood film. This is today’s new potential reality through the national security state apparatus. While there is no denying that people are suffering (and dying) from COVID-19 and neoliberal austerity, we must be acutely aware that the state’s reaction is not protecting us from the virus. Black Alliance For Peace coordinating committee member, Vanessa Beck, has maintained, “This crisis is a reminder that science has a social relationship . . .
Its important to contextualize what’s happening throughout the world today with the challenges facing us from the potential growth of COVID-19. If what we are learning is true, this virus has devastating capacity. Even if you are healthy and strong, you can hold the virus, without knowing it, for up to a fourteen day incubation period. During that time, you can unknowingly pass the virus on to countless people who do not have the benefit of a strong immunity system. This is an unprecedented element that forced me to start thinking isolation, despite the fact I’m really not concerned about . . .
Imagine parents fighting for justice for the death of their son only to be sued by the District Attorney who let the officer who shot their child walk free. After releasing evidence in my son’s case on social media I was issued a temporary restraining order to stop sharing video. The officer involved that shot my son 5 times got the Tarrant County DA to sue me in civil court. This is our story. . . .
I will tell you guys there is no finish line for me, I will fight for everybody till there is no blood left in my body and till I breath my last breath I will be on the front lines fight against the police. Who’s with me? . . .